A total of 35 former Park Rapids swimmers returned to the Area High School pool to compete in the 2019 Alumni Meet on Friday, Nov. 29.

Matthew Benson led the men’s field by winning the 50-yard butterfly in 26.27, the 50-yard freestyle in 23.45 and the 50-yard backstroke in 27.71 while Spencer Fritze took first in the 50-yard breaststroke in 29.81. Clocking runner-up times were Jonah Winter in the 50 butterfly (28.20), Spencer Fritze in the 50 freestyle (23.50), Clay Eberhart in the 50 backstroke (34.13) and Benson in the 50 breaststroke (31.61).

For the women, Kari (Zinniel) Giese won the 50 butterfly in 39.15, Paige Fritze led the field in the 50 freestyle in 29.45, Heidi (Koeller) Henry took first in the 50 backstroke in 36.20 and Beth (Morris) Hirt won the 50 breaststroke in 29.87. Placing second were Maija Hovelsrud in the 50 butterfly (49.36), Hirt in the 50 freestyle (29.68), Emma Helfrich in the 50 backstroke (39.13) and Hovelsrud in the 50 breaststroke (36.54).

Taking first in the 200-yard medley relay was the team of Paige Fritze, Spencer Fritze, Zach Fritze and Kent Fritze in 1:55.12 while Jonah Winter, Josh Winter, Noah Berglund and Ben Brandon won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:42.98. Comprising the runner-up 200 medley relay team were Benson, Bryan Hirt, Ben Sperle and Ben Brandon in 1:55.86 while Spencer Fritze, Zach Behrens, Zach Fritze and Benson clocked a runner-up 1:46.37 in the 200 freestyle relay.

200 medley relay: 1, Paige Fritze, Spencer Fritze, Zach Fritze, Kent Fritze, 1:55.12. 2, Matthew Benson, Bryan Hirt, Ben Sperle, Ben Brandon, 1:55.86. 3, Bradley Graham, James Utke Sam Huot, Zach Behrens, 2:13.50. 4, Brian Long, Elliot Lawrence, Noah Berglund, Tony Stevens, 2:15.13. 5, Heidi (Koeller) Henry, Nikki (Breitbach) Oliver, Emma Helfrich, Carin (Breitbach) Shepersky, 2:18.14. 6, Katie (Gravalin) Jendro, Beth (Morris) Hirt, Rachel (Helm) Wallace, Aysen (Wallace) Wothe, 2:19.17. 7, Trinah Szafranski, Lizzie Bannerman, Jonah Winter, Josh Winter, 2:20.94. 8, Tim Wilson, Bob Zinniel, Kari (Zinniel) Giese, Dave Zinniel, 2:25.50.
Men’s 50 butterfly: 1, Matthew Benson, 26.27. 2, Jonah Winter, 28.20. 3, Noah Berglund, 28.93. 4, Elliot Lawrence, 29.48. 5, Zach Behrens, 34.71. 6, Bradley Graham, 34.88. 7, Ben Sperle, 42.54. 8, James Utke, 50.61.
Women’s 50 butterfly: 1, Kari (Zinniel) Giese, 39.15. 2, Maija Hovelsrud, 49.36.
Men’s 50 freestyle: 1, Matthew Benson, 23.45. 2, Spencer Fritze, 23.50. 3, Zach Fritze, 24.83. 4, Jonah Winter, 26.60. 5, Ben Brandon, 26.70. 6, Noah Berglund, 26.83 7, Clay Eberhart, 26.91. 8, Bryan Hirt, 27.16. 9, Kent Fritze, 27.23. 10, Dave Zinniel, 27.90. 11, Josh Winter, 27.93. 12, Tony Stevens, 29.91. 13, Bradley Graham, 32.43. 14, Bob Zinniel, 33.76. 22, Zach Behrens, 36.40.
Women’s 50 freestyle: 1, Paige Fritze, 29.45. 2, Beth (Morris) Hirt, 29.68. 3, Emma Helfrich, 30.33. 4, Trinah Szafranski, 31.28. 5, Katie (Gravalin) Jendro, 32.76. 6, Carin (Breitbach) Shepersky, 33.07. 7, Lizzie Bannerman, 35.07.
Men’s 50 backstroke: 1, Matthew Benson, 27.71. 2, Clay Eberhart, 34.13. 3, Tim Wilson, 36.82. 4, Brian Long, 38.90.
Women’s 50 backstroke: 1, Heidi (Koeller) Henry, 36.20. 2, Emma Helfrich, 39.13. 3, Katie (Gravalin) Jendro, 39.34. 4, Sarah (Helm) Kaufenberg, 39.41.
Men’s 50 breaststroke: 1, Spencer Fritze, 29.81. 2, Matthew Benson, 31.61. 3, Bryan Hirt, 32.22. 4, Zach Behrens, 39.73. 5, Ben Sperle, 44.42.
Women’s 50 breaststroke: 1, Beth (Morris) Hirt, 29.87. 2, Maija Hovelsrud, 36.54. 3, Nikki (Breitbach) Oliver, 39.33. 4, Trinah Szafranski, 47.50. 5, Lizzie Bannerman, 48.57.
200 freestyle relay: 1, Jonah Winter, Josh Winter, Noah Berglund, Ben Brandon, 1:42.98. 2, Spencer Fritze, Zach Behrens, Zach Fritze, Matthew Benson, 1:46.37. 3, Tim Wilson, Brian Long, Kent Fritze, Bryan Hirt, 2:00.80. 4, Elliot Lawrence, Ben Sperle, Bradley Graham, James Utke, 2:01.99. 5, Katie (Gravalin) Jendro, Aysen (Wallace) Wothe, Paige Fritze, Beth (Morris) Hirt, 2:02.27. 6, Kari (Zinniel) Giese, Tony Stevens, Bob Zinniel, Dave Zinniel, 2:03.14. 7, Emma Helfrich, Heidi (Koeller) Henry, Nikki (Breitbach) Oliver, Carin (Breitbach) Shepersky, 2:09.11. 8, Rachel (Helm) Wallace, Sarah (Helm) Kaufenberg, Lizzie Bannerman, Trinah Szafranski, 2:15.45.