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Laker 400 free relay eclipses Mid-State record

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The Detroit Lakes girls' swimming and diving team had eight Mid-State All-Conference honorees after finishing third overall in the meet Friday in Park Rapids.

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The Lakers were very top-heavy in finishes, winning eight of 12 events, but couldn't garner enough points in the latter places to place ahead of Park Rapids and Perham.

"We had a few near misses and a lot of personal-best times, but we just got caught up in the depth (issue)," said DL head coach Carol McCarthy. "This was a good high pressure meet for the younger girls, though, and we were in a lot of close races."

Of the eight wins, seven were claimed by DL seniors, including a Mid-State Conference record-breaking performance by the 400-yard freestyle relay squad.

The senior foursome of Melissa Paakh, Andi Weiss, Ashtin Spies and Libby Larson broke the conference mark set in 2002 by Park Rapids with their 3:53.78 time.

The foursome also holds the DLHS record, which was set in 2008.

Larson collected two first-place finishes, winning the 200 and 500 freestyle events, while Paakh was victorious in each the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly.

Weis won the 50 and 100 freestyle races, as well.

In diving, DL's Kyley Foster took gold with her 370.25 mark.

The Lakers also had five honorable mentioned All-Conference swimmers, after they took second or third-place finishes.

They included the 200-medley relay team of Spies, Paakh, Miranda Olson and Weiss; Olson in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle; Spies in the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle.

The Lakers closed out the regular season with a convincing 127-53 win in Staples-Motley Monday, as DL won 10 of 12 events.

DL will now prepare for the Section 8-1A meet, which will be Friday-Saturday, Nov. 12-13, in Bemidji.

Laker results

Mid-State Conference meet in Park Rapids, Friday, Oct. 29.

DL event results -- 200 medley relay: 2. DL A (Ashtin Spies, Melissa Paakh, Miranda Olson, Andrew Weiss) 2:01.26; 7. DL B (Ayla Erickson, Morgan Nodsle, Grace Livermore, Jennifer Bellware) 2:27.00...200 freestyle: 1. Libby Larson 2:06.86; 10. Bellware 2:30.77; 13. Erickson 2:40.48; 15. Katie Arens 2:42.51...200 individual medley: 1. Paakh 2:18.55; 2. Olson 2:26.59; 11. Nodsle 2:59.72...50 freestyle: 1. Weiss 26.25; 8. Maddy Schiller 28.48; 11. Livermore 30.04; 12. Jocelyn Skoda 32.16...Diving: 1. Kyley Foster 370.25; 6. Frankie Hutchinson 223.65; 7. Rayna Barnett 215.65; 8. Mickey VonNiederhausern 189.55...100 butterfly: 1. Paakh 1:00.06; 10. Livermore 1:24.57; 12. Breanna Buck 1:53.09...100 freestyle: 1. Weiss 58.10; 3. Spies 58.30; 14. Katie Larson 1:06.18; 16. Buck 1:33.02...500 freestyle: 1. L. Larson 5:37.28; 2. Olson 5:46.43; 10. Bellware 6:44.85; 13. Arens 7:24.14...200 freestyle relay: 4. DL A (Schiller, Olson, K. Larson, L. Larson) 1:53.70; 7. DL B (Livermore, Skoda, Sam Hanson, Ana Barbetta) 2:09.63...100 backstroke: 2. Spies 1:04.71; 10. Schiller 1:17.61; 12. Erickson 1:22.65; 13. Skoda 1:28.66...100 breaststroke: 9. K. Larson 1:28.28; 10. Nodsle 1:33.35; 11. Sam Marihart 1:34.99; 13. Hanson 1:36.22...400 freestyle relay: 1. DL A (Paakh, Weiss, Spies, L. Larson) 3:53.78; 7. DL B (Schiller, Bellware, Nodsle, K. Larson) 4:32.20.  

Detroit Lakes at Staples-Motley, Monday, Nov. 1.

Lakers 127, Cardinals 53

DL results -- 200 medley relay: 1. DL A (Spies, M. Olson, Paakh, Weiss) 2:03.24; 3. DL B (Bellware, Hanson, Livermore, Barbetta) 2:30.18...200 freestyle: 2. Bellware 2:31.08; 3. Erickson 2:36.52; 4. Arens 2:39.67...200 IM: 1. Paakh 2:18.67; 3. K. Larson 2:46.43; 5. Marihart 3:19.52...50 freestyle: 2. Spies 27.80; 3. Olson 27.80; 3. Livermore 30.27...Diving: 1. Foster 146.25; 2. Hannah Brady 141.60; 3. Hutchinson 116.85...100 butterfly: 1. Paakh 1:00.53; 3. Livermore 123.20; 4. Morgan Nodsle 1:26.87...100 freestyle: 1. Weiss 57.46; 4. Skoda 1:14.69; 6. Buck 1:32.41...500 freestyle: 1. L. Larson 5:30.76; 3. Bellware 6:46.16; 4. Arens 7:32.59...200 freestyle relay: 1. DL A (Weiss, Paakh, Spies, L. Larson) 1:49.90; 2. DL B (Livermore, Nodsle, Barbetta, K. Larson) 2:07.60; 4. DL C (Skoda, Buck, Hanson, Hutchinson) 2:22.31....100 backstroke: 1. Spies 1:06.31; 3. Olson 1:11.38; 4. Erickson 1:19.69...100 breaststroke: 1. K. Larson 1:28.69; 2. Marihart 1:32.16; 3. Olson 1:11.38...400 freestyle relay: 1. DL A (Olson, Weiss, K. Larson, L. Larson) 4:11.89; 3. DL B (Arens, Skoda, Bellware, Erickson) 4:55.75.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN. 
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