Eleven winning efforts, including five 1-2 finishes, helped the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team enter the win column for the first time this season with a decisive 109-49 victory over Perham/New York Mills at the Area High School pool on Thursday, Jan. 9.

Jordan Odor, Cameron Runyan, Jake Zinniel and Isaac Zinniel opened this Mid-State Conference dual meet with a winning time of 2:02.21 in the 200-yard medley relay.

Marcus Benson and Elliott Nichols followed with a 1-2 showing in the 200 freestyle with respective times of 1:50.84 and 2:10.94 before Odor won the 200 individual medley in 2:36.54. Runyan’s first-place finishes of 26.47 in the 50 freestyle and 156.15 points in diving gave the Panthers a commanding 43-18 advantage.

Benson’s winning time of 58.15 and Leo Kaufenberg’s runner-up 1:25.80 in the 100 butterfly and Jake Zinniel’s winning time of 59.07 in the 100 freestyle were followed by a 1-2 showing by Odor (in 5:53.40) and Nichols (in 6:10.26) in the 500 freestyle as Park Rapids extended its lead to 72-28.

A winning time of 1:43.78 by Benson, Runyan, Isaac Zinniel and Nichols was followed by a runner-up 2:00.95 by Dominick Backmann, Malachi Martin, Nicholas Graham and Kaufenberg as the Panthers clocked a 1-2 finish in the 200 freestyle relay. Jake Zinniel then clocked a runner-up 1:13.68 in the 100 backstroke.

The Panthers ended the meet with Isaac Zinniel’s winning time of 1:22.09 in the 100 breaststroke and a winning time of 3:56.35 by Benson, Jake Zinniel, Nichols and Odor in the 400 freestyle relay.

The win gave Park Rapids a 1-3 record in dual meets this season.

Park Rapids 109, Perham/New York Mills 49
200 medley relay: 1, Park Rapids (Odor, Runyan, J. Zinniel, I. Zinniel), 2:02.21. 2, Perham, 2:04.08. 3, Park Rapids (Martin, Graham, Backmann, Kaufenberg), 2:20.37. JV: Park Rapids (Hoyt, David, Smee, Jenkins), 3:01.83.
200 freestyle: 1, Benson, PR, 1:50.84. 2, Nichols, PR, 2:10.94. 3, Swanson, PNYM, 2:11.92.
200 individual medley: 1, Odor, PR, 2:26.54. 2, George, PNYM, 2:30.79. 3, I. Zinniel, PR, 2:31.52. JV: Lichter, PR, 3:23.10.
50 freestyle: 1, Runyan, PR, 26.47. 2, Kingsley, PNYM, 27.19. 3, Becker, PNYM, 28.04. 4, Backmann, PR, 30.75. JV: Smee, PR, 36.25; Hoyt, PR, 44.20.
Diving: 1, Runyan, PR, 156.15 points.
100 butterfly: 1, Benson, PR, 58.15. 2, Kaufenberg, PR, 1:25.80. 3, Rohloff, PNYM, 1:27.12. JV: Martin, PR, 1:27.80.
100 freestyle: 1, J. Zinniel, PR, 59.07. 2, Kingsley, PNYM, 59.97. 3, Jenkins, PR, 1:13.50. JV: Lichter, PR, 1:16.95.
500 freestyle: 1, Odor, PR, 5:53.40. 2, Nichols, PR, 6:10.26. 3, Swanson, PNYM, 6:14.31.
200 freestyle relay: 1, Park Rapids (Benson, Runyan, I. Zinniel, Nichols), 1:43.78. 2, Park Rapids (Backmann, Martin, Graham, Kaufenberg), 2:00.95. 3, Perham, 2:01.22.
100 backstroke: 1, Swenson, PNYM, 1:13.44. 2, I. Zinniel, PR, 1:22.09. 3, George, PNYM, 1:14.20. 4, Graham, PR, 1:25.70. JV: Jenkins, PR, 1:27.62.
100 breaststroke: 1, I. Zinniel, PR, 1:22.09. 2, Becker, PNYM, 1:22.64. 3, Smee, PR, 1:44.86.
400 freestyle relay: 1, Park Rapids (Benson, J. Zinniel, Nichols, Odor), 3:56.35. 2, Perham, 4:07.17. 3, Park Rapids (Backmann, David, Martin, Kaufenberg), 4:51.23. JV: Park Rapids (Graham, Lichter, Hoyt, Smee), 5:33.71.