The Alaska Nanooks swimming program split their series against the Asuza Pacific Cougars

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanooks swimming program started their regular season with a series spilt against the Asuza Pacific Cougars, showcasing Cassidy Heaton once again why she is one of the top swimmers in Alaska's history.
Starting on day one, the Nooks captured the 108-95 victory with some of their veterans grabbing first place finishes, while some fresh faces cracked the top 3 in their first events.
In the 400 yard medley relay, Alaska won with the team of Erika Kakuza, Kaia Norbye, Oda Bygdnes and Wanlaya Jarupakorn for a 3 minute and 58.71 seconds finish.
Then senior Heaton won the 1,000 yard freestyle at 10 minutes and 50.65 seconds, winning by nearly 16 seconds.
Freshman Camille Dayton grabbed second for Alaska.
Then Norbye won the 50 yard freestyle at 24.46 seconds.
Bygdnes continued her strong career here in Fairbanks with a swim time of 58.15 seconds to win the 100 yard butterfly.
Kakazu claimed first in the 100 yard backstroke at 59.79 seconds.
Heaton then won again, taking the 500 yard freestyle at 5 minutes and 16.4 seconds.
Then in day two, the Cougars claimed the victory at 105-97, but Alaska still had some strong showings.
The Nooks claimed first in the 200 yard medley relay, while Camille Dayton won the 1650 yard freestyle.
Norbye won the 50 yard freestyle, and Rachel Beal won the 400 yard individual medley.
Kakazu also won the 200 yard backstroke, Heaton once again struck gold, winning the 500 yard freestyle.
The next time the Nanooks hit the pool, they will be at home against Biola University on November 16 and 17.