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PHS Swimming: Girls split duals at St. Cloud

By John George

The Perham/New York Mills girls swim team split a double-dual in St. Cloud last week. They won the match-up with Montevideo, 54-48, but fell short against St. Cloud Cathedral, 60-42.

Sophomore Rylie Rothmeyer finished in first place three times. She won a pair of individual events, the 200 freestyle (2:15.94) and the 500 free (6:03.37). She was also on the winning 400 free relay team along with Whitney Carow, Maggie Carlson and Kelsey Kratzke (4:14.44).

The Lady Jackets other win came with Kratzke's victory in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.78). Kratzke was also second to Rothmeyer in the 200 free (2:16.84) and was also runner-up in the 200 free relay with Carow, Carlson and Lexi Richter.

Carow and co-captain Carlson both had individual second place finishes as well. Carow in the 100 free (1:02.63) and Carlson in the 500 free (6:12.36).

Bailey Meyer was runner-up in two events (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke), Laine Miller was second in the 200 I.M. and Beth Ingebrand was second in the 100 breaststroke.

Event heats were swam with all three teams participating, then scoring into the two dual meets was broken down based on overall place finishes against the respective teams.

Perham will swim in a dual at Bemidji on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

North to Park Rapids

The Perham/New York Mills swimmers will make a pair of trips to Park Rapids in the next week. They will first head north to take part in the Panther Invitational on Sept. 19. Diving will start at 9 a.m. with swimming heats starting at 1 p.m.

They return to Park Rapids for a dual meet with their Mid-State rivals on Sept. 24.

Thursday, September 10

at St. Cloud

Perham 54, Montevideo 48

St. Cloud Cathedral 60, Perham 42

200 Medley Relay--1. Perham (Carlson, Carow, Meyer, Potts) 2:09.59, 4. Perham (Roberts, Hanson, Ingebrand, Lee) 2:24.34.

200 Free--1. Rylie Rothmeyer 2:15.94, 2. Kelsey Kratzke 2:16.84.

200 I.M.--2. Laine Miller 2:46.25, Brittany Roberts 2:48.91.

50 Free--3. Lexi Roberts 28.88, 4. Zoe Potts 28.59.

Diving--3. Sierra Lynne.

100 Fly--2. Bailey Meyer 1:09.91, 4. Richter 1:18.06.

100 Free--2. Whitney Carow 1:02.63, 4. Miller 1:07.53.

500 Free--1. Rothmeyer 6:03.37, 2. Maggie Carlson 6:12.36.

200 Free Relay--2. Perham (Carow, Carlson, Kratzke, Richter) 2:01.18, 4. Perham (Roberts, Lee, Miller, Rothmeyer) 2:07.55.

100 Back--2. Meyer 1:12.50, 3. Potts 1:14.47.

100 Breast--1. Kratzke 1:15.78, 2. Beth Ingebrand 1:22.50.

400 Free Relay--1. Perham (Carow, Carlson, Rothmeyer, Kratzke) 4:14.44, 2. Perham (Richter, Miller, Potts, Meyer) 4:42.95.