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Abby Hanson clocked a 1:32.37 in the 100-yard breaststroke during Thursday night's dual meet with Thief River Falls. The Panthers coasted to a 117-68 victory. (Vance Carlson / Enterprise)

Panthers dominate Thief River Falls in 117-68 dual victory

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The Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team turned in another dominating performance Thursday night to remain undefeated in dual meets.

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Six different swimmers won events in leading the Panthers to a 117-68 victory over Thief River Falls at the Area High School pool.

Katherine Erickson, Melissa Haas, Kyja Penning and Allycia Zinke opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 2:01.79.

Mandy Schirmers clocked a 2:15.09 to win the 200 freestyle and Zinke followed with a winning time of 2:33.70 in the 200 individual medley.

Penning took first in diving with 195.40 points and clocked a winning time of 59.80 in the 100 freestyle.

Erickson led the way in the 500 freestyle with a winning time of 5:58.79 before Taylor Ondracek won the 100 backstroke in 1:08.04 and Haas won the 100 breaststroke in 1:20.55.

Emily Creager, Penning, Zinke and Schirmers ended the meet by winning the 400 freestyle relay in 4:03.21.

Adding runner-up finishes for the Panthers were Erickson in the 50 freestyle (27.30), Ellen Hoffman in diving (127.95 points), Creager in the 100 butterfly (1:11.28), Hannah Williams in the 100 freestyle (1:01.41), and the 200 freestyle relay team of Creager, Leah Meinert, Schirmers and Erickson (1:50.36).

The Panthers also coasted past TRF in the junior varsity meet. Clocking individual winning times in the Panthers' 110-39 victory were Elizabeth Nichols in the 200 freestyle (2:43.94) and 100 freestyle (1:11.38), Lauren Rossman in the 50 freestyle (29.93) and 100 backstroke (1:28.03), Heather Kniss in diving (95.30 points), Hoffman in the 100 butterfly (1:25.73) and Alex Pederson in the 100 breaststroke (1:31.59). The Panthers also took first in all three relays as Emily Eystad, Jessie O'Hern, Jessica Andersen and Pederson won the 200 medley relay in 2:26.86; Andersen, Danielle Lockrem, Nichols and Hoffman won the 200 freestyle relay in 2:19.11; and Christina Mackley, Eystad, O'Hern and Pederson won the 400 freestyle relay in 5:15.93.

The Panthers carried a 2-0 record into Tuesday's dual meet against Fosston/Bagley. Todd Fritze's team will host the annual Park Rapids Invitational Saturday.

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