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Laker swimmers solidify being section favorites in win over Jacks

Section 8A is a two-team race between Detroit Lakes and Bemidji and the Lakers defeated the defending section champions for the second time in 10 days after a 112-74 dual victory Tuesday night at the DLCCC Aquatic Center.

The Lakers captured two of three relay races and nearly swept all the individual races to earn the win.

Syd Gulon swept the 200 and 500-freestyle races. Ella Henderson swept both the 50 and 100 freestyle sprints. Jennifer Tracy won the individual medley and the 100 butterfly. Emma Disse returned to form scoring 240.75 points to place first in diving with teammate Lexi Yliniemi less than one point behind in second place (240.15). Madi Gerdes swam 1:16.11 to place first in the breaststroke.

In relays, Tracy, Addi Young, Evan Westrum and Ella Henderson won the 200-medley in a time of 1:58.50.

In the 200-freestyle relay Henderson, Tracy, Westrum, and Gulon swam 1:44.80 for the win.

Abby Yartz had the lone Lumberjacks victory in the 100 Backstroke swimming a time of 1:06.73 to edge out the Lakers’ Josie Retz (1:06.95).

Detroit Lakes will be at home for the final time this season hosting the Mid-State Conference championships Friday, Oct. 27 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

The Lakers held the top spot on the awards podium in all but one individual event in last year’s conference meet.

Detroit Lakes 112, Bemidji 74

200 Medley relay

1 DL A 1:58.50 (Tracy, Young, Westrum, Henderson)

3 DL B 2:08.45 (Retz, Staley, Gilbert, Steinke, Lucy)

x200 Freestyle

1 Gulon, Syd 2:02.38

3 Peterson, Kaitlyn 2:11.16

x200 IM

1 Tracy, Jennifer 2:19.92

5 Gerdes, Lexi 2:39.82

x50 Freestyle

1 Henderson, Ella 25.45

3 Westrum, Evan 24.64

5 Henderson, Maddie 28.24

x1m Diving

1 Disse, Emma 240.75

2 Yliniemi, Lexi DLKS-MN 240.15

4 Ostlie, Alexis DLKS-MN 181.20

x100 Butterfly

1 Tracy, Jennifer 1:00.23

2 Westrum, Evan 1:06.47

x100 Freestyle

1 Henderson, Ella 56.63

4 Johnson, Chelsy 1:01.74

5 Henderson, Maddie 1:02.85

x500 Freestyle

1 Gulon, Syd 5:27.84

2 Peterson, Kaitlyn 5:51.31

200 Freestyle relay

1 DL A 1:44.80 (Henderson, Tracy, Westrum, Gulon)

2 DL B 1:49.81 (Johnson, Bolar, Steinke, Young)

100 Backstroke

1 Yartz, Abby, Bemidji, 1:06.73

2 Retz, Josie 1:06.95

3 Gilbert, Elena 1:14.66

4 Smith, Abbi 1:15.25

x100 Breaststroke

1 Gerdes, Madi 1:16.11

3 Young, Addi 1:16.89

5 Johnson, Chelsy 1:19.96

400 Freestyle relay

1 Bemidji B 3:57.92 (Son, Davis, Yartz, Andersen)

2 DL A 4:00.37 (Peterson, Smith, Johnson, Gulon)

4 DL B 4:15.93 (Henderson, Gilbert,  Steinke, Bolar)

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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