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Swimming: Langendorfer, Cullen in good form at Otter Invite

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Swimming: Langendorfer, Cullen in good form at Otter Invite
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FERGUS FALLS -- Last season's state swimming and diving participants Zach Langendorfer and Jayden Cullen had top finishes for the Perham/New York Mills boys swim team as they opened the season at the Fergus Falls Otter Invitational Saturday.

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The duo scored the only event wins for the Jackets battling Detroit Lakes' Jared Olson to do so.

Langendorfer won the 200-I.M. by over four seconds in a time of 2:15.37. Olson was second in 2:19.50. Langendorfer's Individual Medley time was a section qualifying swim.

Cullen won the 500-freestyle in 5:35.25. Olson was second six seconds back at 5:41.87.

Langendorfer (1:06.90) added a runner-up finish and a section qualifying time in the 100-breaststroke behind Fergus Falls' Cal Mouritsen (1:05.99).

Cullen tied for third (Section time) in the 50-free in a time of 25.15 with Park Rapids' Ben Kading. A pair of Lakers took the top two spots. Isaac Clem won in 23.61; Austin McCullough was runner-up in 24.82.

"We had many swimmers start their season close to where they ended it last year," Perham Head Coach Trent Swanson said. "Everyone swam hard."

Paul Swanson finished third in the 100-backstroke (1:08.46-section qualifying time) and fourth in the 100-butterfly in a time of 1:06.70. Thief River Falls' Kyle Possai won the 100-fly in 58.80.

Swanson swam a second section time in the 100-fly at 1:06.70.

Fergus Falls won the Invitational with 463 points. Detroit Lakes was second with 432; Park Rapids third with 354.5. Perham took fifth with 167.5 points behind Thief River Falls (241) and ahead of Morris Area (65).

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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