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.

Detroit Lakes boys swimming and diving.

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 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

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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