Perham/NYM/Henning swimmers close out the regular season

Perham/New York Mills/Henning's Irene Mursu cuts through the water during her leg of the 200 medley relay with Minnewaska/Morris. Photo courtesy of Brooke Kern/Stevens County Times

The Perham/New York Mills/Henning swimming and diving team closed out the regular season with their final dual meet of the year with Minnewaska-Morris at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

Minnewaska-Morris earned a 108.5-72.5 victory over Perham/New York Mills/Henning. However, it was a strong night for senior diver Dena Fischer. Fischer broke the school record with a score of 262.45 points, which was 28.25 points higher than the previous six dive mark. She was just over a point shy of breaking the pool record. Perham/NYM/Henning head coach Jensen Maiden said it was a remarkable way for her to finish her very last six dive meet.

Irene Mursu captured a pair of individual wins during the meet. She was first in the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Mursu set a new personal mark by three seconds in the 200 freestyle. Olivea McDonald captured the 100 breaststroke event with a personal record by two seconds as well.

The 200 medley relay team of Lucie Meyer, Mursu, McDonald and Lucy Schultz came in third at two minutes and 15.25 seconds, while Mursu was first in the 200 freestyle at 2:14.24, while McDonald was third in the 50 freestyle at 29.72.

Mursu followed with a time of 1:12.00 in the butterfly for first place honors. Oakley McNair was third with a time of 1:09.03, while Jasmyn Olson was fourth in the 500 freestyle at 7:39.32. The 200 freestyle relay team of McDonald, Ellie Smith, McNair and Mursu finished first in the 200 freestyle relay at 1:59.14.


Lucy Schultz was fourth in the 100 backstroke at 1:24.48, while McDonald came in at 1:22.82 in the 100 breaststroke. The team of McNair, Schultz, Olson and Smith came in first at 5:05.75 in the 400 freestyle relay.

"With our last regular season meet behind us, our team gets a little smaller as we head into the last week before conference. The stakes get higher and the work gets hard over this next week, and some members of the team will have their final opportunity to qualify for sections on Friday," Maiden said of the final week before the Mid-State Conference meet at Detroit Lakes.

Minnewaska-Morris 108.5, Perham/NYM/Henning 72.5

Perham/NYM/Henning Individual Results

200 medley relay-3 Lucie Meyer, Irene Mursu, Olivea McDonald, Lucy Schultz, 2:15.25; 5 Myra King, Shanetta Reitmeyer, Elle McDonald, Hannah Lung, 2:32.57; 200 freestyle-1 Irene Mursu, 2:14.24; 5 Shanetta Reitmeyer, 2:41.13; 6 Jasmyn Olson, 2:51.14; 4 Ellie Smith, 2:57.60; 5 Lucie Meyer, 2:59.03; 6 Katelyn Kratzke, 3:20.20; 50 freestyle-3 Olivea McDonald, 29.72; 5 Chloe Koljonen, 33.53; 6 Kaydi Mursu, 34.30; Diving-1 Dena Fischer, 262.45; 3 Brittney Lorentz, 184.25; 100 butterfly-1 Irene Mursu, 1:12.00; 5 Lucy Schultz, 1:23.87; 100 freestyle-3 Oakley McNair, 1:09.03; 5 Lucie Meyer, 1:12.18; 6 Myra King, 1:14.81; 500 freestyle-4 Jasmyn Olson, 7:39.32; 5 Madeleine Lamb, 7:44.62; 200 freestyle relay-1 Olivea McDonald, Ellie Smith, Oakley McNair, Irene Mursu, 1:59.14; 4 Shanetta Reitmeyer, Elle McDonald, Chloe Koljonen, Hannah Lung, 2:13.62; 100 backstroke-4 Lucy Schultz, 1:24.48; 5 Myra King, 1:24.95; 6 Kaydi Mursu, 1:28.65; 100 breaststroke-1 Olivea McDonald, 1:22.82; 2 Ellie Smith, 1:28.95; 3 Hannah Lung, 1:32.33; 400 freestyle-1 Oakley McNair, Lucy Schultz, Jasmyn Olson, Ellie Smith, 5:05.75; 2 Lucie Meyer, Molly Meyer, Josi Mindermann, Myra King, 5:20.86.

Perham/NYM/Henning's Olivea McDonald takes a quick breath and extends her arms as she drives forward during the butterfly portion of the 200 medley relay. Photo courtesy of Brooke Kern/Stevens County Times

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