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Lakers edge Panthers for Mid-State swim title

Tim Walsh finished sixth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:13.38 during Friday night’s Mid-State Conference meet.

     Detroit Lakes won the final event Friday night at the Area High School pool to dethrone the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team as Mid-State Conference champions.

     The Lakers won the 400-yard freestyle to break a tie and capture the conference title with 484 points. Park Rapids was second with 478 points while Perham took third with 207 points.

     Connor Smythe earned all-conference honors by winning the 100-yard freestyle in 52.13.

     The Panthers had 12 other swimmers and divers earn all-conference honorable mention honors by placing second and third.

     Claiming runner-up honors were Smythe, Spencer Fritze, Spencer Adolphson and Matt Konshok in the 200 medley relay (in 1:50.25); Matthew Benson in the 200 freestyle (in 2:02.40) and 500 freestyle (in 5:33.95); Adolphson in the 200 individual medley (in 2:24.39) and 100 butterfly (in 1:05.34); Kalvin Hagan in diving (with 393.40 points) and the 100 breaststroke (in 1:08.68); Kurt Fritze, Spencer Fritze, Benson and Konshok in the 200 freestyle (in 1:37.13); and Smythe in the 100 backstroke (in 59.06).

     Taking third for the Panthers were Casmir Simonson, Hagan, Tyler Breitweser and Hunter Utke in the 200 medley relay (in 1:56.23); Kurt Fritze in the 50 freestyle (in 23.62); Utke, Jack Bateman, Iain Wallace and Zach Behrens in the 200 freestyle relay (in 1:48.24); and Kurt Fritze, Benson, Breitweser and Smythe  in the 400 freestyle relay (in 3:41.20).

     The Panthers will now prepare for the Section 5A meet at Alexandria Feb. 21-21.

Team scores: Detroit Lakes 484, Park Rapids 478, Perham 207.

Individual results

200 medley relay: 1, Detroit Lakes, 1:48.31. 2, Park Rapids (Smythe, S. Fritze, Adolphson, Konshok), 1:50.25. 3, Park Rapids (Simonson, Hagan, Breitweser, H. Utke), 1:56.23.

200 freestyle: 1, Cullen, P, 1:54.32. 2, Benson, PR, 2:02.40. 3, Howard, DL, 2:03.03. 5, Behrens, PR, 2:09.15. 7, Wallace, PR, 2:15.92. 8, H. Utke, PR, 2:16.81.

200 individual medley: 1, Olson, DL, 2:15.72. 2, Adolphson, PR, 2:24.39. 3, Potts, P, 2:27.20. 6, Simonson, PR, 2:33.03. 7, Graham, PR, 2:38.59. 8, Huot, PR, 2:39.12.

50 freestyle: 1, McCollough, P, 23.27. 2, Clem, DL, 23.47. 3, K. Fritze, PR, 23.62. 4, Konshok, PR, 24.09. 7, S. Fritze, PR, 25.77. 9, J. Bateman, PR, 28.51.

Diving: 1, Freeman, DL, 398.00 points. 2, Hagan, PR, 393.40. 3, Kempenich, DL, 319.80. 4, Breitweser, PR, 310.75. 5, S. Fritze, PR, 301.90. 7, K. Fritze, PR, 234.15.

100 butterfly: 1, Richter, DL, 58.57. 2, Adolphson, PR, 1:05.34. 3, Anderson, DL, 1:05.35.  5, Breitweser, PR, 1:08.36. 6, Huot, PR, 1:08.81. 8, Zinke, PR, 1:12.87.

100 freestyle: 1, Smythe, PR, 52.13. 2, McCollough, DL, 52.39. 3, Clem, DL, 52.42. 4, Konshok, PR, 52.97. 8, Eystad, PR, 59.34. 10, Overmyer, PR, 1:01.38.

500 freestyle: 1, Cullen, P, 5:17.85. 2, Benson, PR, 5:33.95. 3, Olson, DL, 5:49.27. 5, Graham, PR, 5:49.66. 5, Behrens, PR, 5:59.11. 7, Wallace, PR, 6:33.37.

200 freestyle relay: 1, Detroit Lakes, 1:36.91. 2, Park Rapids (K. Fritze, S. Fritze, Benson, Konshok), 1:37.13. 3, Park Rapids (H. Utke, J. Bateman, Wallace, Behrens), 1:48.24.

100 backstroke: 1, Olson, DL, 58.93. 2, Smythe, PR, 59.06. 3, Howard, DL, 1:06.03. 5, Eystad, PR, 1:10.59. 6, T. Walsh, PR, 1:13.38.

100 breaststroke: 1, Richter, DL, 1:04.32. 2, Hagan, PR, 1:08:68. 3, Freeman, DL, 1:13.35. 4, H. Utke, PR, 1:15.04. 5, Overmyer, PR, 1:17.38. 6, C. Bateman, PR, 1:18.91.

400 freestyle relay: 1, Detroit Lakes, 3:36.04. 2, Perham, 3:36.12. 3, Park Rapids (K. Fritze, Benson, Breitweser, Smythe), 3:41.20. 4, Park Rapids (Behrens, Wallace, Simonson, Adolphson), 3:50.70.

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