Boys swimming and diving: Detroit Lakes competes in Park Rapids, takes down Morris
The Detroit Lakes boys swimming and diving team won 11-of-12 events on Thursday night to beat Morris by 15 points.
The Detroit Lakes boys swimming and diving team made a trip to Park Rapids on Saturday to swim against three conference and section opponents.
The Lakers took fourth place with a team score of 176. Park Rapids won with a total of 520, while Bemidji (456) and Perham-New York Mills (320) rounded out the podium.
John Gulon brought home the lone first-place finish on Saturday in the 100-yard backstroke. He finished with a time of 57.67, while Micah Barberg took second with a time of 1:07.95. Barberg also took fifth place in the 200-yard freestyle (2:14.88) and anchored the fourth-place 400-yard relay (4:25.23) team with Gulon, Carson Jensen and Zane Roberts. Lane Yliniemi also took second among all divers with a score of 243.35.
Lakers pick up a win in Morris
On Thursday night, the Lakers took care of business against Morris Area with a 92-77 win. Detroit Lakes won 11-of-12 varsity events.
Ryan Erickson won the 200-yard IM (2:36.45) and the 100-yard freestyle (58.57). Roberts also took first place in two individual events. He won the 500-yard freestyle race with a time of 6:16.95 and the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:30.75. Luther Van Offelen, Yliniemi, Gulon and Barberg all swam in first-place events.
Detroit Lakes has a pair of home meets this week. The Lakers host Perham-New York Mills on Thursday at 6 p.m. before welcoming the Mid-State teams to the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center on Saturday for the Conference championships.
PARK RAPIDS LAST CHANCE INVITATIONAL TEAM SCORES- 1st- Park Rapids 520, 2nd- Bemidji 456, 3rd- Preham-New York Mills 320, 4th- Detroit Lakes 176
DETROIT LAKES TOP SIX FINISHES- DIVING- 2nd- Yliniemi 243.35; 200Y FREE- 5th Barberg 2:14.88; 200Y IM- 6th Wouters 2:56.31; 50Y FREE- 3rd Gulon 23.50, 500Y FREE- 6th- Roberts 6:11.15; 200Y FREE RELAY- 100Y BACK- 1st- Gulon 57.67, 2nd- Barberg 1:07.95; 100Y BREAST- 4th- Roberts 1:20.57; 400Y RELAY- 4th- Gulon, Jensen, Roberts, Barberg 4:25.23
DETROIT LAKES 92, MORRIS 77
DETROIT LAKES TOP THREE FINISHES- 200Y MEDLEY RELAY- 1st- Micah Barberg, Ryan Erickson, Zane Roberts, John Gulon 2:06.71; 3rd- Carson Jensen, Zariah Wouters, Luther Van Offeleb, Brian Morrison 2:28.18; 200Y FREE- 1st- Barberg 2:15.17; 200Y IM- 1st- Erickson 2:36.45, 3rd- Wouters 2:56.36; 50Y FREE- 1st- Gulon 24.61, DIVING- 1st- Lane Yliniemi 176.85, 2nd- Gregory Simons 176.20, 3rd- Morrison 151.40; 100Y FLY- 1st Van Offelen 1:19.76; 100Y FREE- 1st- Erickson 58.57; 500Y FREE- 1st- Zane Roberts 6:16.95; 200Y FREE RELAY- 3rd- Van Offelen, Woulters, Tony McLeod, Morrison 2:06.76; 100Y BACK- 1st- Gulon 58.79, 2nd- barberg 1:09.22; 100Y BREAST- 1st- Roberts 1:30.75; 400Y FREE RELAY- 1st- Gulon, Erickson, Roberts, Barberg 4:00.33