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Laker swimmers seventh at 5A True Team

The Detroit Lakes swimming and diving team placed seventh at the Section 5A True Team meet Saturday at Alexandria Area High School Saturday.

The Lakers scored 848 points to finish seventh overall in front of Thief River Falls (487) and Morris Area (228).

Sartell-St. Stephen defended their second title with winners in seven events. The Sabres scored 1,746 points. Melrose-Sauk Centre placed second with 1,488, just ahead of third place Alexandria with 1,470.

The Lakers best finish was fifth place in two events.

Cole Metelak scored 313.60 to place fifth in diving. Tucker Strawsell placed fifth in the 500-freestyle touching in a time of 5:25.72.

DL’s top relay finish came in the 200-free, a seventh place mark by (Gabe Kitzmann, Tanner Olson, Lance Parzyck and Strawsell in a time of 1:40.40.

Strawsell added a sixth place individual finish in the 200-free (2:00.22).

Tanner Olson finished seventh and eighth in the sprints. Olson swam 53.60 for seventh in the 100-free and 24.45 for eighth in the 50.

Landon Lindsey placed seventh in the fly (1:01.95); John Gulon had the top backstroke finish of 10th in a time of 1:02.65; Garrett Bakken swam 1:13.40 for an 11th place finish in the breaststroke.

Team results: Sartell-St. Stephen 1746, Melrose-Sauk Centre 1488, Alexandria 1470, Fergus Falls 1122, Park Rapids 1034, Bemidji 997, Detroit Lakes 848, Thief River Falls 487, Morris Area 228.

Individual results (Winner, DL finishes)

200 Medley relay

1 SSS A 1:42.96

9 DL A (Gulon, Bakken, Lindsey, E. Kitzmann) 1:54.43

23 DL B (Zurn, Oakes, Van Offelen, Bunn) 2:21.39

200 Freestyle

1 Cooper Larson SSS 1:54.32

6 Tucker Strawsell 2:00.22

11 Lance Parzyck 2:01.93

12 John Gulon 2:03.35

200 IM

1 Mack Sathre SSS 2:02.10

18 Josten Bellefeuille 2:31.84

23 Jackson Zurn 2:39.97

50 Freestyle

1 Garrit VanSurksum SSS 23.28

8 Tanner Olson 24.45

10 Gabe Kitzmann 24.57

19 Elijah Kitzmann 26.12

23 Lance Parzyck 26.34

1m Diving

1 Cameron Munter BEM 409.60

5 Cole Metelak 313.60

19 Zane Weaver 117.95

100 Butterfly

1 Tyler Hansen FF 57.96

7 Landon Lindsey 1:01.95

23 Josten Bellefeuille 1:14.14

100 Freestyle

1 Garrit VanSurksum SSS 50.67

7 Tanner Olson 53.60

19 Elijah Kitzmann 59.65

29 Sean Oakes 1:08.36

500 Freestyle

1 Spencer Van Beck MLSC 5:19.82

5 Tucker Strawsell 5:25.72

200 Freestyle relay

1 Alex A 1:31.60

7 DL A (G. Kitzmann, Olson, Parzyck, Strawsell) 1:40.40

12 DL B (Gulon, Bellefeuille, Lindsey, E. Kitzmann) 1:44.30

100 Backstroke

1 Brannon Bjork SSS 57.88

10 John Gulon 1:02.65

16 Landon Lindsey 1:07.74

100 Breaststroke

1 Nic Chromey Alex 58.60

11 Garrett Bakken 1:13.40

18 Sean Oakes 1:19.67

23 Connor Bunn 1:27.48

400 Freestyle relay

1 SSS A 3:23.84

8 DL A (Olson, G. Kitzmann, Parzyck, Strawsell) 3:38.64

21 DL B (Bakken, Bunn, Van Offelen, Zurn) 4:33.66

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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