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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Dixie State women’s swimming team picked up one more event win and two more school records were broken as the Trailblazers wrapped up their marathon weekend Saturday at the Colorado Mesa-hosted A3 Performance Invitational held at the CMU El Pomar Natatorium.

The Trailblazers finished in third place overall in the team standings with 568 points behind the host Mavericks (1,340) and runner-up Colorado School of Mines (729) in the eight-team meet. Additionally, DSU collected two event wins, while 12 school records fell and 63 top-10 all-time marks were established over the three days of competition.

Freshman Hannah Bodkin recorded DSU’s second event win, touching the wall first in the 200-yard breaststroke in an altitude-adjusted school record time of 2 minutes, 21.28 seconds, while sophomore Hannah Hansen finished close behind in second overall at 2:21.28 (No. 2 all-time at DSU). Meanwhile, sophomore Katie Pack collected her second individual school record in as many days with a fifth-place finish in the 1,650 freestyle at 17:51.02.

In addition, the 400-yard free relay team of freshman Megan Ruppenthal, Hansen, sophomore Saydria Russell and freshman Miriam Gonzalez recorded the second-fastest time in program history with a third-place 3:34.63. In all, 15 more top-10 school standards were posted Saturday.

Dixie State will take the rest of 2017 calendar year off from competition before hosting Arizona Christian in a home dual meet on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 5-6, 2018, at the Washington City Community Center.

Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixieathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.