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Monticello wins title, Panthers place 9th at state True Team meet

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The Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team finished ninth at Friday night's state Class A True Team meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

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Monticello won the state title with 2,149 points. Hutchinson was second with 2,061 points while the Panthers tallied 1,178.50 points in this 12-team meet.

Katherine Erickson, Mandy Schirmers, Allycia Zinke and Lauren Rossman teamed up for a 2:00.84 for 13th place in the 200-yard medley relay as the Panthers opened the meet by scoring 172 points.

Emily Creager's 2:07.59 for 16th place led the Panthers to 66 points in the 200 freestyle while Schirmers (18th in 2:28.70) and Zinke (20th in 2:29.11) helped the Panthers score 90 points in the 200 individual medley.

Park Rapids scored 62 points in the 50 freestyle as Rossman's 26.92 led the way. Jessica Andersen finished 13th in diving with 231.70 points as the Panthers added 101 points to their team score in that event. All 35 divers opened with five dives before the top 20 moved on with three more dives. The top 16 divers received three more dives.

In the 100 butterfly, the Panthers scored 55 points. Zinke's 1:08.76 led Park Rapids. Creager followed by tying for 19th place with a 59.57 in the 100 freestyle. The Panthers added 76.50 points to their team score in that event.

Erickson finished 14th in the 500 freestyle with a 5:46.64 as the Panthers tallied 74 points in that event. Zinke, Rossman, Leah Meinert and Creager clocked a 1:48.41 for 14th place in the 200 freestyle relay. Park Rapids scored 142 points in that event.

Erickson had the Panthers' best individual finish by placing sixth in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.23. Taylor Ondracek finished 14th in 1:06.82 as the Panthers scored 88 points in that race.

Schirmers (12th in 1:14.10) and Hannah Williams (19th in 1:17.16) helped the Panthers score 110 points in the 100 breaststroke.

Park Rapids' final 142 points were scored in the 400 freestyle relay with Erickson, Schirmers, Meinert and Creager placing 14th in 4:02.36.

"The seniors swam extremely well and some of the younger girls really stepped up," said Park Rapids head coach Todd Fritze. "It was a great experience for the team. It proved we can swim with the good teams."

The Panthers will host the Mid-State Conference meet Friday night. Diving starts at 3:15 with the swimming events beginning at 6.

Team scores: Monticello 2,149, Hutchinson 2,061, Visitation 1,952.50, Northfield 1,609, Blake 1,451, Melrose 1,391.50, Austin 1,307, Mankato West 1,253, Park Rapids 1,178.50, St. Louis Park 1,087, Hibbing 1,080, Breck 1,016.50.

Individual results

200 medley relay: 1, Monticello, 1:51.55. 13, Park Rapids (K. Erickson, Schirmers, Zinke, Rossman), 2:00.84. 18, Park Rapids (Ondracek, Williams, Graham, Kniss), 2:04.05. 39, Park Rapids (Hoffman, Haas, Mackley, K. Andersen), 2:13.28. 40, Park Rapids (J. Andersen, O'Hern, Nichols, Nyland), 2:15.21.

200 freestyle: 1, Nack, MW, 1:53.67. 16, Creager, PR, 2:07.59. 25, Meinert, PR, 2:12.08. 44, S. Erickson, PR, 2:25.13. 45, Edevold, PR, 2:26.54.

200 individual medley: 1, Oquist, Mont, 2:10.36. 18, Schirmers, PR, 2:28.70. 20, Zinke, PR, 2:29.11. 28, Williams, PR, 2:32.91. 40, Haas, PR, 2:37.74.

50 freestyle: 1, Paulson, Mont, 23.96. 23, Rossman, PR, 26.92. 32, Ondracek, PR, 27.98. 36, Kniss, PR, 28.37. 43, Nichols, PR, 29.27.

Diving: 1, Dupay, North, 357.05 points. 13, J. Andersen, PR, 231.70. 21, Hoffman, PR, 97.60. 27, Klingenberg, PR, 86.25. 34, Nichols, PR, 50.75.

100 butterfly: 1, Kumm, Hutch, 58.96. 23, Zinke, PR, 1:08.76. 33, Graham, PR, 1:10.90. 42, Mackley, PR, 1:14.08. 43, J. Andersen, PR, 1:14.14.

100 freestyle: 1, Paulson, Mont, 53.17. 19 (tie), Creager, PR, 59.57. 22, Rossman, PR, 59.92. 32, Kniss, PR, 1:01.72. 46, Edevold, PR, 1:05.61.

500 freestyle: 1, Nack, MW, 5:05.05. 14, K. Erickson, PR, 5:46.64. 25, Meinert, PR, 5:53.79. 38, S. Erickson, PR, 6:19.09. 45, Mackley, PR, 6:55.67.

200 freestyle relay: 1, Hutchinson, 1:41.12. 14, Park Rapids (Zinke, Rossman, Meinert, Creager), 1:48.41. 28, Park Rapids (Williams, J. Andersen, Mackley, Graham), 1:55.12. 37, Park Rapids (Nichols, K. Andersen, Edevold, S. Erickson), 2:00.47. 46, Park Rapids (Nyland, Fritze, Shogren, Eystad), 2:10.76.

100 backstroke: 1, Oquist, Mont, 58.61. 6, K. Erickson, PR, 1:04.23. 14, Ondracek, PR, 1:06.82. 42, Hoffman, PR, 1:14.03. 46, Eystad, PR, 1:17.33.

100 breaststroke: 1, Ostrom, SLP, 1:07.90. 12, Schirmers, PR, 1:14.10. 19, Williams, PR, 1:17.16. 27, Haas, PR, 1:20.07. 28, O'Hern, PR, 1:20.14.

400 freestyle relay: 1, Monticello, 3:39.29. 14, Park Rapids (K. Erickson, Schirmers, Meinert, Creager), 4:02.36. 27, Park Rapids (Kniss, Ondracek, Graham, Haas), 4:12.85. 39, Park Rapids (Edevold, Hoffman, Nyland, S. Erickson), 4:30.23. 45, Park Rapids (K. Andersen, Waggoner, Simonson, Johnson), 4:49.34.

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