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Panthers coast past Prowlers in dual finale

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Going 1-2 in seven events led the Park Rapids boys swimming team to a 121-49 victory at Thief River Falls Tuesday night.

Park Rapids opened the meet by going 1-2 in the 200-yard medley relay as Zach Lohmeier, Jake Waggoner, Ryan McBrady and Sam Goebel clocked a winning time of 2:00.83 and Connor Smythe, Spencer Adolphson, Nick Belfiori and James Wells followed in 2:02.14.

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After Waggoner clocked a runner-up 2:12.37 in the 200 freestyle, the Panthers swept the 200 individual medley behind McBrady's 2:20.58, Kevin Merfeld's 2:29.31 and Belfiori's 2:33.55 and the 50 freestyle behind Goebel's 24.07, Zach Eystad's 24.59 and Wells' 28.16.

Josh Johnson won the 100 butterfly in 1:08.42 and Goebel took first in the 100 freestyle with a 53.88 before Johnson (5:43.43), Belfiori (6:00.66) and McBrady (6:02.56) went 1-2-3 in the 500 freestyle.

The Panthers followed with a 1-2 showing in the 200 freestyle relay as Belfiori, Merfeld, Ben Kading and Eystad clocked a winning time of 1:43.68 and Goebel, Lohmeier, Wells and Johnson followed in 1:45.28.

In the 100 backstroke, Smythe took first in 1:03.10 and Merfeld was second in 1:06.47 while Eystad (1:13.39) and Adolphson (1:17.89) went 1-2 in the 100 breaststroke.

Johnson, Merfeld, McBrady and Eystad ended the meet by winning the 400 freestyle relay in 3:55.69.

Todd Fritze's team concluded its dual-meet season with a 2-4 record.

Park Rapids 121, TRF 49

200 medley relay: 1, Park Rapids (Lohmeier, Waggoner, McBrady, Goebel), 2:00.83. 2, Park Rapids (Smythe, Adolphson, Belfiori, Wells), 2:02.14. 3, Thief River Falls, 2:04.97. Exhibition: Park Rapids (Konshok, Stinar, Schroeder, Utke), 2:36.07.

200 freestyle: 1, Douglas, TRF, 2:07.20. 2, Waggoner, PR, 2:12.37. 3, Beito, TRF, 2:13.59. 4, Lohmeier, PR, 2:16.28. 5, Kading, PR, 2:17.56. Exhibition: Schroeder, PR, 2:38.25; Breitweser, PR, 2:45.54; Baldwin, PR, 3:42.71.

200 individual medley: 1, McBrady, PR, 2:20.58. 2, Ke. Merfeld, PR, 2:29.31. 3, Belfiori, PR, 2:33.55. 4, Possai, TRF, 2:40.72. 5, Drevlow, TRF, 2:52.85.

50 freestyle: 1, Goebel, PR, 24.07. 2, Eystad, PR, 24.59. 3, Wells, PR, 28.16. 4, Brang, TRF, 28.20. 5, Anderson, TRF, 28.53. Exhibition: Shaw, PR, 30.75; Bruce, PR, 33.97; Utke, PR, 35.51.

100 butterfly: 1, Johnson, PR, 1:08.42. 2, Possai, TRF, 1:10.86. 3, Smythe, PR, 1:10.88. 4, Huot, TRF, 1:18.35. 5, Waggoner, PR, 1:24.90. Exhibition: Osterman, PR, 1:24.48.

100 freestyle: 1, Goebel, PR, 53.88. 2, Erickson, TRF, 58.83. 3, Lohmeier, PR, 59.41. 4, Brang, TRF, 1:02.61. 5, Thoemke, TRF, 1:03.01. 6, Adolphson, PR, 1:07.81. Exhibition: Ky. Merfeld, PR, 1:15.90; Bruce, PR, 1:18.15; Utke, PR, 1:23.54.

500 freestyle: 1, Johnson, PR, 5:43.43. 2, Belfiori, PR, 6:00.66. 3, McBrady, PR, 6:02.56. 4, Douglas, TRF, 6:04.95. 5, Beito, TRF, 6:08.65. Exhibition: Osterman, PR, 6:34.68; Schroeder, PR, 7:07.74.

200 freestyle relay: 1, Park Rapids (Belfiori, Ke. Merfeld, Kading, Eystad), 1:43.68. 2, Park Rapids (Goebel, Lohmeier, Wells, Johnson), 1:45.28. 3, Thief River Falls, 1:47.73. Exhibition: Park Rapids (Konshok, Hagan, Zinke, Breitweser), 2:19.40; Park Rapids (Utke, McKeever, Baldwin, Schroeder), 2:49.37.

100 backstroke: 1, Smythe, PR, 1:03.10. 2, Ke. Merfeld, PR, 1:06.47. 3, Huot, TRF, 1:14.90. 4, Drevlow, TRF, 1:15.15. 5, Pietras-Swanton, TRF, 1:22.98. 6, Wells, PR, 1:28.08. Exhibition: Ky. Merfeld, PR, 1:23.70; Stinar, PR, 1:31.86.

100 breaststroke: 1, Eystad, PR, 1:13.39. 2, Adolphson, PR, 1:17.89. 3, Hodny, TRF, 1:24.63. 4, Kading, PR, 1:27.78. 5, Marshall, TRF, 1:33.40. Exhibition: Hagan, PR, 1:32.61; Zinke, PR, 1:56.61.

400 freestyle relay: 1, Park Rapids (Johnson, Ke. Merfeld, McBrady, Eystad), 3:55.69. 2, Thief River Falls, 3:59.54. 3, Park Rapids (Waggoner, Smythe, Kading, Adolphson), 4:13.39. Exhibition: Park Rapids (Osterman, Shaw, Konshok, Stinar), 4:45.53; Park Rapids (Ky. Merfeld, Bruce, Zinke, Breitweser), 5:20.79.

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