DETROIT LAKES – The lone dual between Detroit Lakes and the Perham-New York Mills girls swimming and diving teams was tightly contested on Thursday at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center.
The Lakers pulled out a 101-85 win over the Yellowjackets to win their first home invite of the regular season.
Faith Hamm won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:05.49. She also won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:07.88. Hamm swam the anchor leg in two Detroit Lakes relays with Rylie Wendt, Marin Westrum and Quinn Rogstad. They took first place in the 200 (1:50.07) and 400-yard (4:02.41) races.
Westrum won the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:32.77. She also took second place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 59.43. Wendt also took first place in the 50-yard freestyle (28.31) and 100-yard backstroke (1:10.40).
Rogstad won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:13.94. She also finished in second place in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:16.27. Marian Martin paced the pack in the 100-yard breaststroke to a time of 1:19.92.
The Lakers head to Bemidji on Saturday before hosting Park Rapids at the DLCCC on Thursday at 6 p.m.
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.
The Detroit Lakes boys hockey team shutout Fergus Falls 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Kent Freeman Arena. Seniors led the way as they Lakers took care of business ahead of Tuesday's battle at East Grand Forks.
Last year's breakout boys hockey season ended on a sour note with a 5-1 loss against Thief River Falls in the Section 8A semifinals. The Lakers are back with something to prove as they hope to take another step forward with a senior-loaded roster.