Freshman John Gulon claimed the 100-backstroke title and the Laker boys swimming and diving team placed fifth at the seven-team Bemidji Invitational Friday, Jan. 11 at Bemidji high school.

Gulon was the lone swimmer to break the one-minute mark in winning the backstroke with a time of 59.53. He was also fourth in the 50-free swimming 24.86.

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Tucker Strawsell had two medal finishes placing second in the 500-free (5:18.80) and third in the 200-free touching in 1:57.43.

The Lakers top relay finish was third in the 200-freestyle (1:42.39) relay. Gulon led off with Elijah Kitzmann, Micah Solberg and Strawsell at anchor.

Jackson Zurn added a fifth place swim in the individual medley. Zane Weaver scored 147.70 to place sixth in diving.

Melrose-Sauk Centre won the team competition scoring 578 points. Moorhead claimed runners-up honors with 439 points followed by Bemidji 427, Grand Forks 371, Detroit Lakes 194, Thief River Falls 155 and Perham-New York Mills 117.

Detroit Lakes is back in action Tuesday, Jan. 15 in a dual at Park Rapids.

 

Bemidji Invitational

1 Melrose/Sauk Centre 578; 2 Moorhead 439; 3 Bemidji 427; 4 Grand Forks (N.D.) 371; 5 Detroit Lakes 194; 6 Thief River Falls 155; 7 Perham/New York Mills 117.

1m Diving

1 Sam Heller MEL 220

6 Zane Weaver DL 147.70

200 Medley relay

1 MEL 1:47.16

5 DL A (Gulon, Strawsell, Zurn, Solberg) 1:58.35

200 Freestyle

1 Sam Hendricks BEM 1:55.75

3 Tucker Strawsell DL 1:57.43

200 Individual Medley

1 Dylan Fleischhacker MEL 2:08.90

5 Jackson Zurn DL 2:29.74

50 Freestyle

1 Jakob Craven GF 23.41

4 John Gulon DL 24.86

12 Micah Solberg DL 26.19

14 Elijah Kitzmann DL 26.31

100 Butterfly

1 Reed Erickson GF 1:00.47

13 Micah Solberg DL 1:17.38

100 Freestyle

1 Jakob Craven GF 51.10

14 Elijah Kitzmann DL 1:00.94

20 Justin Biederman DL 1:14.45

500 Freestyle

1 Ethan Lemke MHD 5:13.44

2 Tucker Strawsell DL 5:18.80

200 Freestyle relay

1 GF 1:39.13

3 DL A (Gulon, Kitzmann, Solberg, Strawsell) 1:42.39

100 Backstroke

1 John Gulon DL 59.53

9 Jackson Zurn DL 1:11.14

19 Justin Biederman DL 1:28.30

100 Breaststroke

1 Dylan Fleischhacker MEL 1:05.18

400 Freestyle relay

1 MEL 3:31.98