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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 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

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