Lorentz paces Perham-New York Mills at Class A state meet

Perham-New York Mills results from the Class A state meet.

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Taylor Ziemke swims in the 100-freestyle at the Section 8A prelims on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2021 at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center. Ziemke took 21st at state in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races. Jared Rubado / Perham Focus

Perham-New York Mills’ Brittney Lorentz competed on the second day of the state Class A girls swimming and diving meet on Saturday at the University of Minnesota after taking second in the diving preliminary.

On Friday, Lorentz recorded a prelim score of 273.65, trailing only Grand Rapids’ Addie Albrecht. She finished with a final score of 327.80 on day two for 10th place overall.

Avery McAllister also took part in the fiving prelims. She took 19th with a score of 210.70. Lorentz and McAllister finished first and second in the Section 8A championships to qualify for state.

Eighth-grader Taylor Ziemke took home a pair of 21st-place finishes on Friday in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races. In the 50, Ziemke finished with a time of 25:28 before recording a time of 56.91 in the 100.



1. Visitation-Mendota Heights 385, 2. Hutchinson 254, 3. Delano 189, 4. Orono 150, 5. Waconia 129, 6. Mound Westonka-Holy Family 116, 7. Blake School 113, 7. Breck School-Golden Valley 113, 9. Foley 106, 10. Benilde-St. Margaret's 104, 11. Grand Rapids 88.5, 12. Mankato West 67, 13. Alexandria 52.5, 14. Cathedral-St. Johns Prep 51.5, 15. Mahtomedi 47, 16. Melrose Area 45, 17. New Prague 33, 18. Rocori 32.5, 19. Monticello 26, 20. Mesabi East 23, 21. Cretin-Derham Hall-St. Paul 22, 21. Chisago Lakes Area 22, 23. Tri-City United 19, 24. Big Lake 18, 25. South St. Paul 17, 26. Princeton 16, 27. St Cloud Tech 15, 28. Hibbing 11, 28. Simley, Inver Grove Heights 11, 30. Red Wing 10, 31. St Peter 9, 32. Perham-New York Mills 7, 33. St Anthony 6, 34. Sauk Centre 5, 35. Sauk Rapids-Rice 4, 36. Albany 3, 36. Willmar 3, 38. Detroit Lakes 1

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.
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