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Panthers break conference record in 200-yard medley relay

Paige Fritze, Kayla Andersen, Tea Nyland and Alyza Edevold set one of three records as the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team claimed runner-up honors at the Mid-State Conference meet last Friday night at Detroit Lakes.

     Paige Fritze, Kayla Andersen, Tea Nyland and Alyza Edevold set one of three records as the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team claimed runner-up honors at the Mid-State Conference meet last Friday night at Detroit Lakes.

     Detroit Lakes repeated as conference champs with 495 points while the Panthers followed with 395 points. Perham was third with 255 points and Staples-Motley was fourth with 188 points.

     Fritze, Andersen, Nyland and Edevold clocked a 1:56.19 to win the 200-yard medley relay and break the old conference record of 1:56.61 set by Fritze, Andersen, Nyland and Lauren Rossman last season.

     Those four also teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:47.90. Fritze took first in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.21 and Andersen won the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.23 to account for the Panthers’ other winning efforts.

     Detroit Lakes won the other eight events, including record performances by Lexi Yliniemi in diving (445.90 points) and Syd Gulon in the 500 freestyle (5:29.84).

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     Earning all-conference honorable mention honors for the Panthers by placing second were Nyland in the 200 individual medley (2:23.89) and 100 butterfly (1:02.65), Andersen in the 50 freestyle (25.73), Fritze in the 100 freestyle (57.27) and Olivia Ulvin in the 500 freestyle (6:18.51).

     Also earning all-conference honorable mention honors by placing third for Park Rapids was Maija Hovelsrud in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.44).

     “I thought we swam pretty well, considering it’s been three weeks since our last meet,” said Park Rapids head coach Todd Fritze. “We had four conference champs and we had some kids step up. You have to give DL credit. They have a good team.”

     The Panthers will prepare for the Section 8A meet Nov. 13-14 at Warroad.

 

Team scores: Detroit Lakes 495, Park Rapids 395, Perham 255, Staples-Motley 188.

 

Individual results

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200 medley relay: 1, Park Rapids (Fritze, Andersen, Nyland, Edevold), 1:56.19 (conference record; old record: 1:56.61 by Fritze, Andersen, Nyland, Rossman in 2014). 2, Detroit Lakes, 1:57.23. 3, Staples-Motley, 2:06.93. 6, Park Rapids (Robbins, Hovelsrud, E. Ulvin, Otterness), 2:07.78.

200 freestyle: 1, Gulon, DL, 2:04.62. 2, Dale, P, 2:12.76. 3, Bendson, SM, 2:15.87. 5, Waggoner, PR, 2:18.54. 7, Szafranski, PR, 2:24.85. 8, Cease, PR, 2:28.37. 10, C. Voigt, PR, 2:31.50.

200 individual medley: 1, Tracy, DL, 2:18.99. 2, Nyland, PR, 2:23.89. 3, Livermore, DL, 2:28.98. 4, Hovelsrud, PR, 2:37.66. 8, Robbins, PR, 2:46.84. 11, Stinar, PR, 2:55.46.

50 freestyle: 1, Henderson, DL, 25.47. 2, Andersen, PR, 25.73. 3, Steinke, D L, 26.95. 5, Edevold, PR, 27.56. 7, Otterness, PR, 28.68. 11, Damar, PR, 30.19.

Diving: 1, Yliniemi, DL, 445.90 points (conference record; old record: 428.45 by Foster, DL, in 2013). 2, Disse, DL, 443.20. 3, Olds, DL, 382.25. 8, Current, PR, 300.45. 9, Eischens, PR, 286.10. 10, Stevenson, PR, 255.25.

100 butterfly: 1, Tracy, DL, 1:01.82. 2, Nyland, PR, 1:02.65. 3, Iverson, SM, 1:08.29. 7, Edevold, PR, 1:13.08. 8, Cease, PR, 1:15.57. 11, Stinar, PR, 1:31.40.

100 freestyle: 1, Henderson, DL, 57.16. 2, Fritze, PR, 57.27. 3, Dale, P, 59.03. 6 (tie), E. Ulvin, PR, 1:02.09. 11, Damar, PR, 1:07.44. 13, Kaseman, PR, 1:08.86.

500 freestyle: 1, Gulon, DL, 5:29.84 (conference record; old record: 5:34.34 by Rothmeyer, Perham, in 2011). 2, O. Ulvin, PR, 6:18.51. 3, Schumacher, DL, 6:19.16. 5, Szafranski, PR, 6:24.31. 6, Waggoner, PR, 6:24.43. 8, C. Voigt, PR, 6:44.17.

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200 freestyle relay: 1, Park Rapids (Andersen, Fritze, Edevold, Nyland), 1:47.90. 2, Perham, 1:50.58. 3, Detroit Lakes, 1:52.17. 4, Park Rapids (Otterness, Waggoner, O. Ulvin, Szafranski), 1:56.02.

100 backstroke: 1, Fritze, PR, 1:05.21. 2, Iverson, SM, 1:07.42. 3, Retz, DL, 1:09.17. 8, E. Ulvin, PR, 1:14.67. 10, Robbins, PR, 1:15.22. 14, A. Voigt, PR, 1:20.52.

100 breaststroke: 1, Andersen, PR, 1:11.23. 2, Livermore, DL, 1:14.39. 3, Hovelsrud, PR, 1:15.44. 4, Otterness, PR, 1:19.84. 11, Kaseman, PR, 1:25.93.

400 freestyle relay: 1, Detroit Lakes, 3:59.32. 2, Perham, 4:11.34. 3, Detroit Lakes, 4:16.48. 5, Park Rapids (Szafranski, Waggoner, Hovelsrud, E. Ulvin), 4:22.82. 6, Park Rapids (O. Ulvin, Damar, Stinar, Robbins), 4:34.53.

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