Detroit Lakes used a 1-2 finish in the final event to hand the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team its first loss of the season in a dual meet.

The Lakers trailed 87-85 entering the 400-yard freestyle relay before rallying for a 97-89 Mid-State Conference victory at the Area High School pool.

Park Rapids jumped out to an early lead by going 1-3 in the 200 medley relay and 2-3 in the 200 freestyle.

Addison Lauwagie, Massie Lee, Mylee Edevold and Amelia Bagstad won the 200 medley relay in 2:05.07 while Maya Deshayes, Gabi Shepersky, Claire Voigt and Nora Cederstrom clocked a 2:10.53. A 2-3 showing by Emma Vrieze (in 2:06.24) and Lizzie Seifert (in 2:13.02) in the 200 freestyle gave the Panthers an 18-12 advantage.

The Lakers took the lead by winning three of the next four events. Lee finished second in the 200 individual medley in 2:31.46 while Lauwagie’s 26.17 and Edevold’s 27.96 led to a 1-3 showing in the 50 freestyle. Detroit Lakes swept the top three spots in diving and won the 100 butterfly to claim a 50-44 lead. Edevold was second in the 100 butterfly with a 1:09.65 while Voigt took third in 1:14.65.

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Despite Vrieze’s winning time of 57.60 in the 100 freestyle and a 2-3 showing by Deshayes (in 6:00.93) and Seifert (in 6:07.60) in the 500 freestyle, the Panthers faced a 65-61 deficit.

The Panthers took a 76-69 lead with a 1-3 finish in the 200 freestyle relay. Vrieze, Lee, Edevold and Seifert led the way in 1:47.66 with Voigt, McKenzie Himango, Whitney Seifert and Bagstad clocking a 1:55.56.

Lauwagie’s winning time of 1:06.65 and Wagner’s 1:13.96 for third place in the 100 backstroke extended Park Rapids’ advantage to 81-75. Detroit Lakes went 1-2 in the 100 breaststroke, but Cederstrom’s 1:19.57 for third place kept the Panthers in front.

The Lakers pulled off the win with a 1-2 effort in the 400 freestyle relay as Himango, Wagner, Cederstrom and Voigt finished third in 4:23.21.

The loss ended Park Rapids’ dual schedule with a 5-1 record. The Panthers defeated Detroit Lakes 82-67 in the junior varsity meet.

Detroit Lakes 97, Park Rapids 89
200 medley relay: 1, Park Rapids (Lauwagie, Lee, Edevold, Bagstad), 2:05.07. 2, Detroit Lakes, 2:07.02. 3, Park Rapids (Deshayes, G. Shepersky, Voigt, N. Cederstrom), 2:10.53.
JV: Park Rapids (Schueller, M. Shepersky, W. Seifert, L. Vrieze), 2:28.53; Park Rapids (Maninga, Lichter, Grande, Kaufenberg), 2:47.47.
200 freestyle: 1, Hamm, DL, 2:05.81. 2, E. Vrieze, PR, 2:06.24. 3, L. Seifert, PR, 2:13.02. 4, Rogstad, DL, 2:17.93. 5, Himango, PR, 2:18.56. JV: M. Cederstrom, PR, 2:33.89; Randall, PR, 2:45.87.
200 individual medley: 1, L. Gerdes, DL, 2:27.85. 2, Lee, PR, 2:31.46. 3, Westrum, DL, 2:32.78. 4, M. Gerdes, DL, 2:35.10. 5, Deshayes, PR, 2:35.69. 6, Bagstad, PR, 2:35.96. JV: Grande, PR, 3:05.88; M. Shepersky, PR, 3:22.71.
50 freestyle: 1, Lauwagie, PR, 26.17. 2, Wendt, DL, 27.95. 3, Edevold, PR, 27.96. 4, W. Seifert, PR, 28.43. 5, Martin, DL, 30.00. JV: Kaufenberg, PR, 34.66; Maninga, PR, 35.36; Lichter, PR, 36.91.
Diving: 1, Tulius, DL, 175.05 points. 2, Hamm, DL, 174.65. 3, Hultin, DL, 161.70. 4, L. Vrieze, PR, 137.90. 5, Officer, PR, 120.60.
100 butterfly: 1, Martin, DL, 1:07.98. 2, Edevold, PR, 1:09.65. 3, Voigt, PR, 1:14.65. 4, Peterson, DL, 1:17.49. 5, Dallmann, DL, 1:20.39. 6, Offerdahl, PR, 1:21.18. JV. M. Cederstrom, PR, 1:29.16.
100 freestyle: 1, E. Vrieze, PR, 57.60. 2, Westrum, DL, 1:01.05. 3, Rogstad, DL, 1:02.07. 4, Bagstad, PR, 1:02.37. 5, Wendt, DL, 1:02.39. 6, Himango, PR, 1:03.34. JV: Schueller, PR, 1:03.96; W. Seifert, PR, 1:07.59; Lichter, PR, 1:26.59.
500 freestyle: 1, Hamm, DL, 5:55.55. 2, Deshayes, PR, 6:00.93. 3, L. Seifert, PR, 6:07.60. 4, N. Cederstrom, PR, 6:24.48. 5, Barberg, DL, 6:59.59.
200 freestyle relay: 1, Park Rapids (E. Vrieze, Lee, Edevold, L. Seifert), 1:47.66. 2, Detroit Lakes, 1:50.63. 3, Park Rapids (Voigt, Himango, W. Seifert, Bagstad), 1:55.56. JV: Park Rapids (Kaufenberg, M. Shepersky, Lichter, M. Cederstrom), 2:21.38.
100 backstroke: 1, Lauwagie, PR, 1:06.65. 2, Peterson, DL, 1:12.35. 3, Wagner, PR, 1:13.96. 4, Martin, DL, 1:16.92. 5, Offerdahl, PR, 1:30.32. JV: Schueller, PR, 1:18.62; Randall, PR, 1:27.43.
100 breaststroke: 1, M. Gerdes, DL, 1:13.38. 2, L. Gerdes, DL, 1:14.02. 3, N. Cederstrom, PR, 1:19.57. 4, Lee, PR, 1:19.75. 5, G. Shepersky, PR, 1:20.65. JV: M. Shepersky, PR, 1:32.28; Grande, PR, 1:37.25; Maninga, PR, 1:43.01.
400 freestyle relay: 1, Detroit Lakes, 4:00.33. 2, Detroit Lakes, 4:15.37. 3, Park Rapids (Himango, Wagner, N. Cederstrom, Voigt), 4:23.21. JV: Park Rapids (M. Cederstrom, Grande, Randall, Schueller), 4:53.19.