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Boys Swimming and Diving: Swenson breaks school record at True Team Section Meet

The Perham-New York Mills boys and swim and dive team competed in the Section 5A True Team meet at the University of Minnesota-Morris this past Saturday.

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Perham-New York Mills' Blake Swenson swims a freestyle race on Jan. 11, 2023 in a dual against Park Rapids.
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MORRIS- It was a record-breaking meet for some of the Perham-New York Mills swimmers over the weekend.

The Yellowjackets finished in seventh-place with 306 team points behind some new program and personal bests.

Perham-New York Mills’ Blake Swenson set a new program record in the 50-yard freestyle with his time of 22.84. He broke Patrick Murphy's mark of 22.86 set in 2016. Swenson finished in second in the race. Swenson also grabbed a third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58.15.

The 200-yard medley relay team of Swenson, Ben Mathiason, Alex Mack, and Bjorn Anderson finished in ninth-place with a time of 2:07.16 to set a new season best.

Alexandria finished as the top team with 1,226 team points.

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First-year swimmers Levi Rosenthal, Henry Mathiason, Benjamin Mathiason and Simon Runyan all set personal bests in their individual events.

TEAM SCORES- 1. Alexandria 1226, 2. Melrose-Sauk Centre 1199, 3. Fergus Falls 881, 4. Park Rapids 715, 5. Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta 585, 6. Detroit Lakes 455, 7. Perham-New York Mills 306

200Y MEDLEY RELAY- 9- Blake Swenson, Ben Mathiason, Alex Mack, Bjorn Anderson 2:07.16

200Y FREESTYLE- 9- Bjorn Anderson 2:09.06, 21- Henry Mathiason 2:51.65

200Y IM- 14- Benjamin Mathiason 2:51.38

50Y FREESTYLE- 2- Blake Swenson 22.84, 19 Simon Runyan 31.36

100Y BUTTERFLY- 13- Alex Mack 1:20.06

100Y FREESTYLE- 16- Simon Runyan 1:11.89, 17- Henry Mathiason 1:15.78, 26- Levi Rosenthal 1:32.85

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500Y FREESTYLE- 6- Bjorn Anderson 6:00.97

200Y FREESTYLE RELAY- 18- Levi Rosenthal, Henry Mathiason, Simon Runyan, Benjamin Mathiason 2:20.63

100Y BACKSTROKE- 3- Blake Swenson 58.15

100Y BREASTSTROKE- 15- Alex Mack 1:24.55, 16- Benjamin Mathiason 1:27.75, 23- Levi Rosenthal 2:25.22

400Y FREESTYLE RELAY- 10- Simon Runyan, Bjorn Anderson, Alex Mack, Blake Swenson 4:10.30

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