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Perham-New York Mills edges out Thief River Falls in first dual meet win of the season

Results from Perham-New York Mills swimming and diving at Thief River Falls.

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The Perham-New York Mills swimming and diving team pulled out a narrow victory over Thief River Falls last Tuesday.

The Yellowjackets held on to beat the Prowlers 79-74 despite losing the final race of the night. Holding just a nine-point lead, Max George, Jonah Bieger, Bjorn Anderson and Blake Swenson took second in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:15.53 to clinch Perham’s first dual win of the season.

The Yellowjackets took first place in five events. George won the 200 (2:19.75) and 500-yard freestyle (6:28.95) races along with the 200-yard medley relay (2:03.61). Swenson took first in the 200-yard IM (2:30.73), while Anderson won the 100-yard butterfly (1:14.89).

George qualified for sections in the 200-yard freestyle, while Anderson qualified in the butterfly. The Yellowjackets had 15 all-time or season personal records set in the win.

PERHAM-NEW YORK MILLS 79, THIEF RIVER FALLS 74

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PERHAM TOP THREE FINISHERS- 200Y MEDLEY RELAY- 1st- Max George, Luke Becker, Blake Swenson, Domanik Hagen 2:03.61; 200Y FREE- 1 George 2:19.75; 3rd- Alex Mack 2:36.25; 200Y IM- 1st- Swenson 2:30.73; 2nd- Bjorn Anderson 2:42.12; 100Y FLY- 1st- Anderson 1:14.89; 2nd- Hagen 117.73; 100Y FREE- 2nd- Becker 1:02.67; 500Y FREE- 1st- George 6:28.95, 2nd- Jonah Bieger 7:01.78; 200Y FREE RELAY- 2nd- Hagen, Anderson, Bieger, Becker 1:55.33; 100 BACK- 1st- Swenson 1:01.73; 3rd- Hagen 1:20.82; 100Y BREAST- 2nd- Becker 1:29.80; 3rd- Mack 1:38.71; 400Y FREE- 2nd- Max, Bieger, Anderson, Swenson 4:15.53

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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