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Girls swimming and diving: Detroit Lakes takes eighth at Border Battle in West Fargo

The Detroit Lakes girls swimming and diving team, led by Marin Westrum and Faith Hamm, finished in eighth place among some of North Dakota and Minnesota's top teams.

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WEST FARGO – Some of the top girls swimming and diving programs went to the West Fargo Border Battle invite on Saturday.

Detroit Lakes took eighth place with a team score of 123. Marin Westrum and Faith Hamm each placed in the top 12 in four events.

The team of Westrum, Hamm, Quinn Rogstad and Rylie Wendt took second place in the 200-yard free relay (1:49.61) and fifth in the 400-yard free relay (4:00.85).

Hamm notched a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:05.22. She also took 9th in the 500-yard freestyle (5:52.91). Westrum’s best solo finish came in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:08.10, which was good for eighth place. She also took 12th in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:33.77.

Hope Hamm paced the Laker divers with an 11th-place finish. She totaled 304.45 points. Kylie Tulius came in 13th place at 286.66.


West Fargo Sheyenne won the meet with a team score of 388.5. Brainerd wasn’t far behind in second place at 352.5, while Alexandria took third (276).

2022 BORDER BATTLE TEAM SCORES- 1- West Fargo Sheyenne 388.5, 2- Brainerd 352.5, 3- Alexandria 276, 4- Andover 184, 5- Fargo North 176, 6- Albany 148, 7- Horace 141, 8- Detroit Lakes 123, 9- Willmar 117, 10- Shanley 109, 11- West Fargo 106, 12- Bemidji 66, 13- Little Falls 64, 14- Wahpeton 44

DETROIT LAKES TOP 12 VARSITY FINISHERS- 200Y FREE- 1- Brooklyn Keney (Sheyenne) 2:04.02, 2- Faith Hamm 2:05.22

200Y IM- 1- Bree Triplett (Sheyenne) 2:21.99, 12- Marin Westrum 2:33.77

200Y MEDLEY RELAY- 1- Sheyenne 1:53.33, 11- Hannah Barberg, Marian Martin, Peggy Whitteron, Emily Peterson 2:10.53

100Y FLY- 1- Triplett (Sheyenne) 1:03.30, 8- Westrum 1:08.10

500Y FREE- 1- Keney (Sheyenne) 5:35.24, 9- F. Hamm 5:52.91

200Y FREE RELAY- 1- Alexandria 1:45.18, 2- Rylie Wendt, Westrum, Quinn Rogstad, F. Hamm 1:49.61

400Y FREE RELAY- 1- Sheyenne 3:45.46, 5- Westrum, Rogstad, Wendt, F. Hamm 4:00.85

DIVING- 1- Issy Olson (Brainerd) 371.25, 11- Hope Hamm 304.45, 130 Kylie Tulius 286.55

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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