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Swimmers sixth at Park Rapids Invite

PARK RAPIDS — The Yellowjackets swimming and diving team placed sixth out of seven teams at the Park Rapids Invitational Saturday against tough competition.

Perham finished just 4.5 points behind fifth place Detroit Lakes. Brainerd coasted to victory totaling over 600 points. Melrose finished second with 541. Perham’s total was 210.

Natalie Murphy had Perham’s best finish with a win in the 100-freestyle. She added a third place finish in the 50-free.

Hannah Brady had a strong diving finish placing fifth. Sierra Lynne was 15th.

Finnja Becker, Jackie Hanson, and  Anna Dale all swam section qualifying times.

Yellowjacket results

Team Scores:

1. Brainerd  610.50

2. Melrose   514

3. Sauk Center 315.50

4. Park Rapids 260.50

5.Detroit Lakes 214.50

6. Perham      210

7. Staples/Motley 168

200 Medley Relay

5th : Finnja Becker, Jackie Hanson, Anna Dale, Natalie Murphy

11th; Kristina Glbrecht, Tara Wenaas, Heidi Weber, Olivia Nelson

200 Free

Finnja Becker 5th with a section qualifying time

Tina Galbrecht 15th

Annika Werner 23rd

Megan Tellinghuisen 25th

200 Individual Medley;

Jackie Hanson 5th

Anna Dale 13th

Justice Aus 21st

Maggie Ingebrand 24th

50 Free

Natalie Murphy 3rd

Olivia Nelson 19th

Lacy Richter 22nd

Madi Ebeling 28th


Hannah Brady 5th

Sierra Lynne 15th

100 Butterfly

Heidi Weber 17th

Noelle LaFond  20th 

100 Free

Natalie Murphy 1st

Tara Wenaas 21st

Megan Tellinghuisen 24th

Lacy Richter 27th

500 Free

Jackie Hanson 5th with section qualifying time

Anna Dale 13th with section qualifying time

Annika Werner 24th

200 Free Relay

11th; Tellinghuisen, Brady, Weber, Mayfield

12th; Aus, Werner, Richter, Nelson

100 backstroke

Finnja Becker 5th

Kristina Galbrecht 19th

Justice Aus 23rd

Dixie Carow 24th

100 Breaststroke

Tara Wenaas 18th

Heidi Weber 22nd

Maggie Ingebrand 25th

Olivia Nelson 26th 

400 Free Relay

Hanson, Dale, Becker, Murphy 5th

Richter, Tellinghuisen, Galbrecht, Wenaas 14th

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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