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Boys Swimming & Diving: Park Rapids coasts past Detroit Lakes

The Panthers won 10 events to spark a 117-58 victory in the Mid-State Conference opener.

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Nicholas Graham clocked a 1:24.27 to win the 100-yard breaststroke during Park Rapids' Mid-State Conference meet against Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise

Winning 10 of the 12 events made for a successful Mid-State Conference and home opener for the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team.

The Panthers defeated Detroit Lakes 117-58 at the Area High School pool in the first dual meet of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Isaac Zinniel, Cameron Runyan, Leo Kaufenberg and Cameron Swanson opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 2:01.98 before Jordan Odor won the 200 freestyle in 2:02.10, Runyan led the field in the 200 individual medley in 2:30.92 and Zinniel set the pace in the 50 freestyle in 24.02.

Odor took first in diving with 183.75 points, Kaufenberg won the 100 butterfly in 1:20.76 and Zinniel finished first in the 100 freestyle in 55.11 as the Panthers held a 72-31 advantage.

Kaufenberg, Malachi Martin, Swanson and Odor led the field in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:46.77 and Graham took first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:24.27 before Zinniel, Runyan, Matthew Lichter and Odor ended the meet by winning the 400 freestyle relay in 3:59.58.

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“It's fun to get started with our neighbors to the west for the first dual of the season,” said Park Rapids head coach Megan Rykhus. “It was a great start to our two dual meet week and we look forward to the rest of the season.”

Park Rapids 117, Detroit Lakes 58
200 medley relay: 1, Park Rapids (Zinniel, Runyan, Kaufenberg, Swanson), 2:01.98. 2, Detroit Lakes, 2:10.71. 3, Park Rapids (Schiller, Graham, D. Martin, David), 2:42.28.
200 freestyle: 1, Odor, PR, 2:02.10. 2, Gulon, DL, 2:06.59. 3, Schiller, PR, 2:31.44.
200 individual medley: 1, Runyan, PR, 2:30.92. 2, Erickson, DL, 2:42.34. 3, Graham, PR, 2:49.27.
50 freestyle: 1, Zinniel, PR, 24.02. 2, Roberts, DL, 27.65. 3, Kaufenberg, PR, 28.09. 4, Lichter, PR, 28.93. 5, Van Offelen, DL, 30.49. JV: Dahring, PR, 3580; Thorson, PR, 38.94.
Diving: 1, Odor, 183.75 points. 2, Simons, DL, 138.80. 3, D. Martin, PR, 117.40. 4, M. Martin, PR, 109.35. 5, Trowbridge, DL, 108.10.
100 butterfly: 1, Kaufenberg, PR, 1:20.76. 2, Van Offelen, DL, 1:22.65. 3, David, PR, 1:25.11. 4, D. Martin, PR, 1:40.35.
100 freestyle: 1, Zinniel, PR, 55.11. 2, Barberg, DL, 1:00.10. 3, Swanson, PR, 1:06.48. 4, DeBlieck, PR, 1:09.77. 5, McLeod, DL, 1:13.22. JV: Thorson, PR, 1:31.00; Dahring, PR, 1:33.26.
500 freestyle: 1, Roberts, DL, 6:15.01. 2, Runyan, PR, 6:29.66. 3, David, PR, 7:17.10.
200 freestyle relay: 1, Park Rapids (Kaufenberg, M. Martin, Swanson, Odor), 1:46.77. 2, Park Rapids (Lichter, Graham, DeBlieck, David), 2:01.67. 3, Detroit Lakes, 2:06.73.
100 backstroke: 1, Gulon, DL, 59.17. 2, Barberg, DL, 1:11.64. 3, M. Martin, PR, 1:13.84. 4, Schiller, PR, 1:15.63.
100 breaststroke: 1, Graham, PR, 1:24.27. 2, Erickson, DL, 1:24.57. 3, Lichter, PR, 1:30.03. 3, DeBlieck, PR, 1:35.62. 5, Trowbridge, DL, 1:55.57.
400 freestyle relay: 1, Park Rapids (Zinniel, Runyan, Lichter, Odor), 3:59.58. 2, Detroit Lakes, 4:09.11. 3, Park Rapids (M. Martin, D. Martin, Swanson, Schiller), 4:37.18.

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Jordan Odor won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.10 and anchored the winning 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relay teams as the Panthers defeated Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise

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