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Panthers finish third at section True Team meet

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     Strong performances in the relays, 100-yard butterfly, 100 breaststroke and sprints led the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team to third place at Saturday’s Section 8A True Team meet at Bemidji.

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     Bemidji captured the team title with 1,520.50 points while Fergus Falls was second with 1,368 points and the Panthers were a close third with 1,360 points.

     Park Rapids’ best event was the 100 butterfly where Tea Nyland (second in 1:04.76), Taylor Graham (third in 1:05.39), Christina Mackley (seventh in 1:12.66) and Alyza Edevold (ninth in 1:13.38) finished in the top-10 spots. Nyland also took second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.44 while Kayla Andersen was fourth in 1:16.75.

     Paige Fritze, Andersen, Nyland and Lauren Rossman opened the meet by placing third in the 200 medley relay in 2:01.41 while Edevold, Graham, Seri Erickson and Nyland ended the meet by placing third in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:09.02. Fritze, Andersen, Edevold and Rossman took fourth in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:50.18.

     Rossman finished fourth in the 100 freestyle in 1:00.43 and Fritze was seventh in 1:01.39 while Rossman took fifth in the 50 freestyle in 26.91 and Andersen was ninth in 28.16. Fritze also took fifth in the 100 backstroke in 1:10.20.

     Other top finishers for the Panthers were Erickson in the 200 freestyle (eighth in 2:22.86) and 500 freestyle (eighth in 6:11.58), Graham in the 200 individual medley (eighth in 2:35.01) and Caroline Drury in diving (eighth with 185.60 points).

Team scores: Bemidji 1,520.50, Fergus Falls 1,368, Park Rapids 1,360, Detroit Lakes 1,269, Warroad/Roseau 892, Fosston/Bagley 886, Staples-Motley 794, Thief River Falls 684.50, Crookston 664.

Individual results

200 medley relay: 1, Bemidji, 1:57.15. 3, Park Rapids (Fritze, Andersen, Nyland, Rossman), 2:01.41. 10, Park Rapids (Simonson, Hovelsrud, Graham, Szafranski), 2:12.35. 18, Park Rapids (Kimball, Waggoner, Mackley, Klemmer), 2:24.94. 30, Park Rapids (Eystad, Drury, Cease, Simpson), 2:46.48.

200 freestyle: 1, Klimek, SM, 2:12.71. 8, Erickson, PR, 2:22.86. 13, Szafranski, PR, 2:25.90. 14, Merfeld, PR, 2:27.06. 18, Waggoner, PR, 2:31.34.

200 individual medley: 1, Reard, FF, 2:22.69. 8, Graham, PR, 2:35.01. 13, Edevold, PR, 2:40.77. 16, Hovelsrud, PR, 2:48.71. 19, Simonson, PR, 2:50.55.

50 freestyle: 1, Beachy, SM, 25.35. 5, Rossman, PR, 26.91. 9, Andersen, PR, 28.16. 19, Klemmer, PR, 30.26. 26, Eystad, PR, 32.56.

Diving: 1, Grosfield, B, 446.95 points. 8, Drury, PR, 185.60. 11, Stevenson, PR, 93.75.

 100 butterfly: 1, Fisher, FF, 1:03.03. 2, Nyland, PR, 1:04.76. 3, Graham, PR, 1:05.39. 7, Mackley, PR, 1:12.66. 9, Edevold, PR, 1:13.38.

100 freestyle: 1, Beachy, SM, 55.65. 4, Rossman, PR, 1:00.43. 7, Fritze, PR, 1:01.39. 15, Szafranski, PR, 1:06.53. 16, Merfeld, PR, 1:06.92.

500 freestyle: 1, Gulon, DL, 5:44.62. 8, Erickson, PR, 6:11.58. 14, Mackley, PR, 6:29.81. 17, Simonson, PR, 6:36.15. 21, Waggoner, PR, 6:56.01.

200 freestyle relay: 1, Bemidji, 1:44.49. 4, Park Rapids (Fritze, Andersen, Edevold, Rossman), 1:50.18. 12, Park Rapids (Klemmer, Mackley, Erickson, Szafranski), 1:58.40. 27, Park Rapids (Merfeld, Kimball, Bannerman, Eystad), 2:20.35. 29, Park Rapids (Simpson, Hensel, Wahl, Ulvin), 2:38.45.

100 backstroke: 1, Fisher, FF, 1:02.46. 5, Fritze, PR, 1:10.20. 20, Klemmer, PR, 1:25.24. 26, Kimball, PR, 1:33.51. 29, Simpson, PR, 1:39.16.

100 breaststroke: 1, Reard, FF, 1:14.31. 2, Nyland, PR, 1:15.44. 4, Andersen, PR, 1:16.75. 12, Hovelsrud, PR, 1:23.32. 22, Drury, PR, 1:30.96.

400 freestyle relay: 1, Bemidji, 3:53.86. 3, Park Rapids (Edevold, Graham, Erickson, Nyland), 4:09.02. 11, Park Rapids (Merfeld, Hovelsrud, Waggoner, Simonson), 4:37.72. 20, Park Rapids (Cease, Bannerman, Kimball, Drury), 5:11.59. 26, Park Rapids (Wahl, Ulvin, Hensel, Simpson), 5:43.13.

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