Girls swimming and diving: Hamm, Lorentz represent area swimmers on day two of Class A state meet
Detroit Lakes' Faith Hamm and Perham-New York Mills' Brittney Lorentz qualified for finals events at the Class A state girls swimming and diving meet on Friday. Detroit Lakes' Hope Hamm, Emily Peterson, Marin Westrum and Rylie Wendt, along with Perham-New York Mills' Taylor Ziemke and Avery McAllister also competed in the state preliminaries.
MINNEAPOLIS – Swimmers and divers from Detroit Lakes and Perham-New York Mills showed out at the Class A championships at the University of Minnesota.
Perham-New York Mills’ Brittney Lorentz took ninth place in the diving competition with a score of 337.55. She was just under four points away from finishing on the podium behind Alexandria’s Erica Johnson (341.05).
Lorentz has the seventh-highest score in the semifinal round. She totaled 252.6. Her teammate, Avery McAllister, just missed a finals spot with an 18th-place finish (209.15).
Of the 30 total divers, 20 of them qualified for the semifinals in the preliminary round. Lorentz had the fourth-best score at 167.00, followed by McAllister in 19th (139.10). Detroit Lakes’ Hope Hamm finished just outside the top 20 with a 22nd-place score of 131.80.
Detroit Lakes’ Faith Hamm qualified for the finals in the 200-yard freestyle. Her preliminary time of 2:00.48 was 15th overall. She took 15th place in the finals race with a time of 2:01.56.
Faith Hamm also swam in the 500-yard freestyle. She finished in 18th place in the prelims with a time of 5:30.45. She was less than two seconds away from a finals spot.
The Detroit Lakes team of Marin Westrum, Rylie Wendt, Emily Peterson and Faith Hamm took 23rd place in the preliminary 400-yard freestyle relay race. Perham-New York Mills’ Taylor Ziemke finished in 24th place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.70.
Visitation was named the Class A state champions with a team score of 156. Mound Westonka-Holy Family finished in second with a score of 87, followed by Delano in third (72.5).