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Swimmers open season with win at Warroad

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Going 1-2 in the 200-yard medley relay set the tone as the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team opened its dual-meet schedule with a dominating performance at Warroad Thursday night.

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The Panthers won the first eight events before swimming exhibition in the final two events in a 102-73 victory.

Paige Fritze, Hannah Williams, Taylor Graham and Lauren Rossman won the 200 medley relay in 2:05.18 and Alex Pederson, Jessie O'Hern, Tea Nyland and Heather Kniss followed in 2:07.85 to give the Panthers the early lead.

Emily Creager won the 200 freestyle in 2:08.06, Katherine Erickson won the 200 individual medley in 2:30.37 and Rossman won the 50 freestyle in 27.34 as the Panthers expanded their lead to 43-17.

After Ellen Hoffman (with 177.80 points) and Kniss (with 144.90 points) went 1-2 in diving, Graham (in 1:08.47), Nyland (in 1:10.63) and Elizabeth Nichols (in 1:16.46) went 1-2-3 in the 100 butterfly for a 67-25 advantage.

Creager (in 58.60) and Rossman (in 1:00.58) went 1-2 in the 100 freestyle before Erickson led the field in the 500 freestyle in 5:48.23. Runner-up showings by Kniss, Nichols, Hoffman and Graham in the 200 freestyle relay (with a 1:56.85) and Hoffman in the 100 backstroke (in 1:13.52) extended the Panthers' lead to 102-50.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Creager, Christina Mackley, Seri Erickson and Williams clocked an exhibition time of 4:15.25 to end the meet.

The Panthers also dominated the junior varsity meet in a 107-62 victory.

Park Rapids 102, Warroad 73

200 medley relay: 1, Park Rapids (Fritze, Williams, Graham, Rossman), 2:05.18. 2, Park Rapids (Pederson, O'Hern, Nyland, Kniss), 2:07.85. 3, Warroad, 2:08.78. 4, Park Rapid (Hoffman, K. Andersen, Nichols, Edevold), 2:11.27.

200 freestyle: 1, Creager, PR, 2:08.06. 2, Danae Scheef, W, 2:13.26. 3, S. Erickson, PR, 2:26.06. 4, Mackley, PR, 2:29.74. 5, Prosise, W, 2:32.03.

200 individual medley: 1, K. Erickson, PR, 2:30.37. 2, Danica Scheef, W, 2:31.15. 3, Graham, PR, 2:37.44. 4, Nyland, PR, 2:38.97. 5, A. Montebello, W, 2:49.12.

50 freestyle: 1, Rossman, PR, 27.34. 2, Danae Scheef, W, 28.76. 3, Williams, PR, 28.87. 4, K. Andersen, PR, 29.52. 5, Pearson, W, 29.84.

Diving: 1, Hoffman, PR, 177.80 points. 2, Kniss, PR, 144.90. 3, Larson, W, 128.80. 4, E. Thompson, W, 124.60. 5, Current, PR, 111.05.

100 butterfly: 1, Graham, PR, 1:08.47. 2, Nyland, PR, 1:10.63. 3, Nichols, PR, 1:16.46. 4, K. Montebello, W, 1:18.17. 5, Prosise, W, 1:22.25.

100 freestyle: 1, Creager, PR, 58.60. 2, Rossman, PR, 1:00.58. 3, Danica Scheef, W, 1:02.14. 4, Edevold, PR, 1:03.28. 5, Spenst, W, 1:05.37.

500 freestyle: 1, K. Erickson, PR, 5:48.23. 2, Pearson, W, 6:21.05. 3, S. Erickson, PR, 6:22.18. 4, Mackley, PR, 6:34.93. 5, K. Montebello, W, 6:44.94.

200 freestyle relay: 1, Warroad, 1:54.61. 2, Park Rapids (Kniss, Nichols, Hoffman, Graham), 1:56.85. 3, Park Rapids (Creager, Simonson, Ellefson, Mackley), 1:59.86. 4, Park Rapids (K Andersen, Waggoner, S Erickson, K. Erickson), 2:00.74.

100 backstroke: 1, A. Monticello, W, 1:11.95. 2, Hoffman, PR, 1:13.52. 3, Spenst, W, 1:14.73. 4, Fritze, PR, 1:16.31. 5, Crowe, W, 1:24.00.

100 breaststroke: 1, E. Thompson, W, 1:15.61. 2, Heppner, W, 1:31.15. 3, J. Thompson, W, 1:35.98. Exhibition: Williams, PR, 1:16.20; O'Hern, PR, 1:17.51; K. Andersen, PR, 1:22.57.

400 freestyle relay: 1, Warroad, 4:20.78. 2, Warroad, 5:08.65. Exhibition: Park Rapids (Creager, Mackley, S. Erickson, Williams), 4:15.25; Park Rapids (Rossman, Kniss, O'Hern, Edevold), 4:24.61; Park Rapids (K. Erickson, Nyland, Fritze, Pederson), 4:35.31.

Park Rapids JV 107, Warroad JV 62

200 medley relay: 1, Park Rapids (Eystad, Merfeld, Konshok, Kimball), 2:35.19. 2, Park Rapids (Cease, Current, Schultz, Bannerman), 2:48.28.

200 freestyle: 1, Waggoner, PR, 2:39.44. 2, Szafranski, PR, 2:40.73. 3, Nagel, PR, 3:01.45.

200 individual medley: 1, Nichols, PR, 2:49.07. 2, O'Hern, PR, 2:51.93. 3, Konshok, PR, 3:09.32.

50 freestyle: 1, Kimball, PR, 39.22. 3, Hensel, PR, 42.00. 4, Cease, PR, 45.69.

Diving: 3, Drury, PR, 50.40. 4, Stevenson, PR, 44.65.

100 butterfly: 1, Konshok, PR, 1:35.41. 2, Schultz, PR, 1:45.18.

100 freestyle: 1, Eystad, PR, 1:09.71. 2, Cease, PR, 1:25.67. 3, Kimball, PR, 1:26.89.

500 freestyle: 1, Ellefson, PR, 6:55.35. 2, Szafranski, PR, 7:23.97. 3, Nagel, PR, 8:06.00.

200 freestyle relay: 2, Park Rapids (Schultz, Kimball, Drury, Nagel), 2:27.23. 3, Park Rapids (Current, Klemmer, Bannerman, Hensel), 2:30.33. 3, Park Rapids (Stevenson, Fosman, Wahl, Cease), 2:48.26.

100 backstroke: 1, Simonson, PR, 1:21.36. 2, Merfeld, PR, 1:23.74. 3, Schultz, PR, 1:34.28.

100 breaststroke: Exhibition: Current, PR, 1:32.65; Drury, PR, 1:36.62; Bannerman, PR, 1:51.34.

400 freestyle relay: Exhibition: Park Rapids (Ellefson, Konshok, Simonson, Waggoner), 4:57.93; Park Rapids (Merfeld, Nagel, Hensel, Szafranski), 5:38.49.

Panthers win title at Detroit Lakes

Park Rapids' depth was evident last Monday as the Panthers opened the season by winning the team title at the Detroit Lakes Pentathlon.

Katherine Erickson's runner-up 30.90 in the 50-yard backstroke, Williams' third-place 35.85 in the 50 breaststroke, Creager's third-place 1:09.60 in the 100 individual medley, and Rossman's third-place 29.46 in the 50 butterfly and fourth-place 27.43 in the 50 freestyle led the Panthers, who topped the seven-team field with 236.50 points.

Creager scored 54 points, Rossman scored 47 points and Erickson scored 42 points to lead the Panthers.

Fergus Falls was second with 168 points in this meet where the top 16 finishers in each event scored points.

Team scores: Park Rapids 236.50, Fergus Falls 168, Crookston 135.50, Detroit Lakes 128, Perham 68, Thief River Falls 31, Fosston 8.

Individual results

50 backstroke: 1, Fisher, FF, 29.10. 2, K. Erickson, PR, 30.90. 3, 6, Creager, PR, 32.30. 10, Rossman, PR, 33.21. 12, Fritze, PR, 33.54. 16, Graham, PR, 33.83. 24, Kniss, PR, 34.45. 28, Pederson, PR, 34.62. 29, Hoffman, PR, 34.93. 30, Williams, PR, 35.07. 33, Nyland, PR, 35.24. 35, Edevold, PR, 35.47. 37, Nichols, PR, 35.68. 39, K. Andersen, PR, 35.89. 45, O'Hern, PR, 36.33. 47, Ellefson, PR, 36.71. 58, Merfeld, PR, 37.45. 60, Ingwaldson, PR, 37.69. 63, S. Erickson, PR, 38.19. 64 (tie), Mackley, PR, and Simonson, PR, 38.22. 74, Konshok, PR, 39.31. 85, Waggoner, PR, 40.51. 92, Nagel, PR, 41.12. 97, Current, PR, 41.26. 98, Szafranski, PR, 41.56. 114, Schultz, PR, 43.62. 117, Cease, PR, 44.21. 127, Kimball, PR, 46.77. 139, Stevenson, PR, 50.10. 141, Hensel, PR, 50.35. 142, Bannerman, PR, 50.45.

50 breaststroke: 1, Hexum, FF, 35.55. 3, Williams, PR, 35.85. 7, K. Andersen, PR, 36.30. 10, O'Hern, PR, 36.72. 12, Rossman, PR, 37.93. 15, Nyland, PR, 38.31. 16, Creager, PR, 38.33. 24, Pederson, PR, 39.26. 26, Kniss, PR, 39.65. 28, K. Erickson, PR, 39.77. 31, Edevold, PR, 39.83. 32, Graham, PR, 39.91. 35, Fritze, PR, 40.39. 37, S. Erickson, PR, 40.47. 46, Nichols, PR, 41.49. 48, Mackley, PR, 41.52. 49, Current, PR, 41.63. 62, Hoffman, PR, 43.37. 76, Drury, PR, 44.79. 78, Nagel, PR, 45.20. 79, Waggoner, PR, 45.22. 85, Merfeld, PR, 46.12. 94, Konshok, PR, 48.45. 100, Simonson, PR, 49.44. 103, Ellefson, PR, 50.68. 104, Schultz, PR, 50.77. 105, Ingwaldson, PR, 51.03. 108, Hensel, PR, 52.52. 109, Bannerman, PR, 52.79. 117, Stevenson, PR, 56.31.

50 butterfly: 1, Livermore, DL, 29.21. 3, Rossman, PR, 29.46. 4, Graham, PR, 30.44. 6, Nyland, PR, 30.58. 7, K. Erickson, PR, 30.64. 8, Creager, PR, 30.77. 11, Edevold, PR, 30.96. 14, Mackley, PR, 31.54. 23, Nichols, PR, 32.56. 24, K. Andersen, PR, 32.59. 26, Kniss, PR, 32.83. 28, Hoffman, PR, 33.42. 29, Williams, PR, 33.47. 30, Fritze, PR, 33.59. 34, Pederson, PR, 33.88. 39, O'Hern, PR, 34.56. 57. S. Erickson, PR, 36.25. 79, Merfeld, PR, 40.20. 82, Nagel, PR, 40.89. 84, Waggoner, PR, 41.24. 85, Konshok, PR, 41.25. 92, Szafranski, PR, 42.16. 97, Current, PR, 4.61. 103, Simonson, PR, 46.06. 106, Drury, PR, 47.57. 111, Schultz, PR, 49.87. 115, Stevenson, PR, 1:00.88.

50 freestyle: 1, Murphy, P, 26.84. 4, Rossman, PR, 27.43. 6, Creager, PR, 27.56. 13, K. Erickson, PR, 28.44. 19, Williams, PR, 28.86. 22, K. Andersen, PR, 29.11. 23, Edevold, PR, 29.25. 28, Kniss, PR, 29.56. 31, Fritze, PR, 29.72. 32, Ellefson, PR, 29.75. 35, Graham, PR, 29.91. 36, Pederson, PR, 29.93. 37, Nichols, PR, 29.97. 41, Nyland, PR, 30.36. 46, Hoffman, PR, 30.58. 47, Mackley, PR, 30.62. 50, S. Erickson, PR, 30.72. 66, Szafranski, PR, 32.15. 74, O'Hern, PR, 32.65. 83, Konshok, PR, 33.34. 87, Simonson, PR, 33.56. 93, Merfeld, PR, 33.90. 97, Current, PR, 34.72. 102, Waggoner, PR, 34.99. 109, Schultz, PR, 36.07. 110, Drury, PR, 36.18. 112, Klemmer, PR, 36.31. 113, Nagel, PR, 36.35. 125, Ingwaldson, PR, 38.33. 130, Cease, PR, 38.95. 138, Kimball, PR, 40.02. 139, Bannerman, PR, 40.13. 145, Stevenson, PR, 43.73. 146, Hensel, PR, 44.02.

100 individual medley: 1, Fisher, FF, 1:07.08. 3, Creager, PR, 1:09.60. 9, K. Erickson, PR, 1:11.56. 11, Williams, PR, 1:12.12. 12, Nyland, PR, 1:12.79. 13, Rossman, PR, 1:13.91. 15, Edevold, PR, 1:14.33. 16, Graham, PR, 1:14.74. 20, Kniss, PR, 1:15.23. 26, Fritze, PR, 1:16.35. 27, K. Andersen, PR, 1:16.50. 28, Nichols, PR, 1:16.55. 34, Mackley, PR, 1:18.20. 40, Pederson, PR, 1:18.81. 41, S. Erickson, PR, 1:18.83. 43, Hoffman, PR, 1:18.97. 53, O'Hern, PR, 1:22.03. 75 (tie), Merfeld, PR, and Current, PR, 1:26.90. 79, Waggoner, PR, 1:27.72. 81, Simonson, PR, 1:28.21. 82, Konshok, PR, 1:28.36. 87, Nagel, PR, 1:30.80. 88, Szafranski, PR, 1:32.50. 95, Drury, PR, 1:33.93. 109, Cease, PR, 1:40.94. 116, Stevenson, PR, 1:55.28. 117, Bannerman, PR, 1:55.57. 118, Hensel, PR, 1:56.83.

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