Detroit Lakes notches last regular-season win in Bemidji ahead of Mid-State Conference meet

Results from Detroit Lakes girls swimming and diving at Bemidji on Oct. 26.

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Madi Gerdes swims in the 100-yard breaststroke on Oct. 23, 2021 in Detroit Lakes' home meet against Perham. The Lakers beat Bemidji on Tuesday night 103-83. (Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune)

The Detroit Lakes girls swimming and diving team went on the road for its final meet of the regular season and walked away with a 103-83 win at Bemidji.

Fath Hamm took first in three different events for the Lakers. She swam the fastest 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:05.69 and also kicked off the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relay teams. Marin Westrum anchored the 400-yard freestyle relay team to a time of 4:03.83.

Westrum took second in the 50-yard freestyle (27:93) and first in the 100-yard free (1:00.73). She also swam the first leg in the 200-yard medley relay. Westrum, Madi Gerdes, Cora Martin and Lexi Gerdes took first with a time of 2:05.11.

Emily Peterson was part of a pair of top-three finishes. She took second place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:14.4 and helped the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Lexi Gerdes, Rebecca Cannon, and Madi Gerdes finish third (1:57.72).

“It was a great team effort and a nice win,” Detroit Lakes head coach Carol Fischer said. “We switched up a few events for individuals head of the Mid-State Conference meet on Thursday in Park Rapids.”



DETROIT LAKES TOP THREE FINISHERS- 200Y MEDLEY RELAY- 1st- Marin Westrum, Madi Gerdes, Cora Martin, Lexi Gerdes 2:05.11; 3rd- Sydney Miller, Marin Martin, Brielle Dallmann, Hannah Barberg 2:19.76; 200Y FREE- 1st- Faith Hamm 2:05.69; 3rd- Quinn Rogstad 2:16.83; 200Y IM- 1st- Lexi Gerdes 2:28.19; 2nd- Marian Martin 2:44.09; 50Y FREE- 2nd- Marin Westrum 27.93; DIVING- 3rd- Hope Hamm 199.30; 100Y FLY- 1st- Lexi Gerdes 1:05.32; 2nd- Cora Martin 1:08.55; 100Y FREE- 1st- Marin Westrum 1:00.73; 3rd- Quinn Rogstad 1:02.71; 500Y FREE- 1st- Faith Famm 5:50.89; 200Y FREE RELAY- 1st- Faith Hamm, Cora Martin, Quinn Rogstad, Rylie Wendt 1:50.54; 3rd- Lexi Gerdes, Rebecca Cannon, Emily Peterson, Madi Gerdes 1:57.72; 100Y BACK- 2nd- Emily Peterson 1:14.14; 100Y BREAST- 1st- Madi Gerdes 1:13.33; 3rd- Cora Martin 1:121.92; 400Y FREE RELAY- 1st- Faith Hamm, Rylie Wendt, Quinn Rogstad, Marin Westrum 4:03.83

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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