Panthers pull away for a win at Fosston

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Winning the last eight events helped the Park Rapids girls swimming team pull away from Fosston/Bagley in a 52-36 victory Tuesday night at Fosston.

After Ellie Ulvin, Maija Hovelsrud, Jordan Klemmer and Olivia Ulvin won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:08.20, Fosston won the next two events as the dual was tied at 12-12. Analise Smee took second in the 200 freestyle in 2:21.17 while Hovelsrud clocked a runner-up 2:34.40 in the 200 individual medley. Both teams matched points in the early going in this meet that had only two entrants per team in each event and no diving with scoring going 4-3-1 for first, second and third place.

The Panthers claimed the lead for good when Klemmer won the 50 freestyle in 26.76, Ellie Ulvin won the 100 butterfly in 1:10.16, Klemmer took first in the 100 freestyle in 1:00.82 and Olivia Ulvin finished first in the 500 freestyle in 5:58.73.

Ellie Ulvin, Smee, Emma Vrieze and Olivia Ulvin clocked a 1:53.91 to win the 200 freestyle relay before Ellie Ulvin won the 100 backstroke in 1:09.51. A 1-2 showing by Hovelsrud (1:17.47) and Jess Kaseman (1:27.57) in the 100 breaststroke and a winning time of 4:14.36 by Klemmer, Olivia Ulvin, Chloe Voigt and Smee in the 400 freestyle relay capped off the victory.

"It's always tough winning in that pool," said Park Rapids head coach Todd Fritze, whose team improved to 3-0 in dual meets this season. "In that pool it's all about racing and placing. We started out a little sluggish, but we started racing and started winning some close races. We still have some things we need to fix, but the girls are swimming pretty well right now. I'm excited about where we are at."

Park Rapids 52, Fosston/Bagley 36

200 medley relay: 1, Park Rapids (E. Ulvin, Hovelsrud, Klemmer, O. Ulvin), 2:08.20. 2, Fosston, 2:12.71. 3, Fosston, 2:20.54. JV: Park Rapids (Vrieze, Nichols, Lee, Mitchell), 2:25.81.

200 freestyle: 1, Noel, FB, 2:17.29. 2, Smee, PR, 2:21.17. 3, A. Voigt, PR, 2:22.19. JV: Offerdahl, PR, 2:51.41.

200 individual medley: 1, Hubbard, FB, 2:34.23. 2, Hovelsrud, PR, 2:34.40. 3, C. Voigt, PR, 2:46.25. JV: Kaseman, PR, 2:52.62; Lee, PR, 3:02.35.

50 freestyle: 1, Klemmer, PR, 26.76. 2, Ordonez, FB, 28.74. 3, Damar, PR, 29.90. JV: Nichols, PR, 30.88; Mitchell, PR, 33.89.

100 butterfly: 1, E. Ulvin, PR, 1:10.16. 2, Eckman, FB, 1:18.68. 3, Robbins, PR, 1:27.75. JV: Offerdahl, PR, 1:28.85.

100 freestyle: 1, Klemmer, PR, 1:00.82. 2, Keller, FB, 1:03.65. 3, Smee, PR, 1:04.67. JV: Damar, PR, 1:07.29.

500 freestyle: 1, O. Ulvin, PR, 5:58.73. 2, Noel, FB, 6:04.24. 3, A. Voigt, PR, 6:13.87. JV: Vrieze, PR, 6:26.30; Wagner, PR, 7:44.37.

200 freestyle relay: 1, Park Rapids (E. Ulvin, Smee, Vrieze, O. Ulvin), 1:53.91. 2, Fosston, 1:55.90. 3, Fosston, 2:00.70. 4, Park Rapids (Kaseman, C. Voigt, Nichols, A. Voigt), 2:03.64. JV: Park Rapids (Wagner, Offerdahl, Mitchell, Lee), 2:15.18.

100 backstroke: 1, E. Ulvin, PR, 1:09.51. 2, Hubbard, FB, 1:10.36. 3, Robbins, PR, 1:17.03. JV: Vrieze, PR, 1:21.00.

100 breaststroke: 1, Hovelsrud, PR, 1:17.47. 2, Kaseman, PR, 1:27.57. 3, Blaser, FB, 1:27.61. JV: Nichols, PR, 1:26.30; Wagner, PR, 1:37.56.

400 freestyle relay: 1, Park Rapids (Klemmer, O. Ulvin, C. Voigt, Smee), 4:14.36. 2, Fosston, 4:15.84. 3, Park Rapids (A. Voigt, Damar, Robbins, Hovelsrud), 4:25.45. JV: Park Rapids (Mitchell, Offerdahl, Lee, Wagner), 5:07.83.