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Girls swimming and diving: Yellowjackets come up just short in Morris

The Perham-New York Mills girls swimming and diving team suffered a close loss against Minnewaska-Morris on Thursday at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

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MORRIS – The Perham-New York Mills girls swimming and diving team suffered a close loss against Minnewaska-Morris on Thursday at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

The Yellowjackets fell 80-65 despite claiming five first-place finishes.

Lucy Schutlz won the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:38.07. Elle McDonald was right behind her in second place (2:39.13). Maggie Vickmark also took home a first-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:21.15. McDonald took second again in 6:27.63, followed by Lucie Meyer in third (6:33.86).

Taylor Ziemke won the 50-yard freestyle wirth a time of 2:38.07. She also won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:19.18.

Brittney Lorentz picked up another win in the diving competition. She paced the pack with a score of 237.10. Avery McAllister was right behind her in second place at 224.85.

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MINNEWASKA-MORRIS 80, PERHAM-NEW YORK MILLS 65

PERHAM-NEW YORK MILLS VARSITY FINISHERS- 200Y MEDLEY RELAY- 2- Lucie Meyer, Katelyn Kratzke, Lucy Schultz, Taylor Ziemke 2:11.15; 4- Megan Galbrecht, Cate Diggins, Jaelyn Rodewald, Madison Kratzke 2:28.62

200Y FREE- 2- Molly Meyer 2:18.00, 4- Galbrecht 2:28.69

200Y IM- 1- Schultz 2:38.07, 2- Elle McDonald 2:39.13, 4- Rodewald 2:52.33

50Y FREE- 1- Ziemke 25.81, 5- L. Meyer 29.58, 6- Madison Kratzke 33.40

DIVING- 1- Brittney Lorentz 237.10, 2- Avery McAllister 224.85

100Y FLY- 3- M. Meyer 1:12.51, 5- M. Kratzke 1:34.86, 6- Galbrecht 1:36.88

100Y FREE- 4- K. Kratzke 1:11.46, 5- Diggins 1:13.01

500Y FREE- 1- Maggie Vickmark 6:21.15, 2- McDonald 6:27.63, 3- L. Meyer 6:33.86

200Y FREE RELAY- 3- Diggins, M. Meyer, McDonald, Schultz 1:59.31, 4- Rodewald, M. Kratzke, Vickmark, K. Kratzke 2:07.58

100Y BACK- 3- K. Kratzke 1:26.21, 4- Diggins 1:29.17

100Y BREAST- 1- Ziemke 1:19.18, 3- L. Schultz 1:23.04, 4- Vickmark 1:29.36

400Y FREE RELAY- 2- McDonald, L. Meyer, M. Meyer, Ziemke 4:16.56, 4- Rodewald, Debora Porcelluzzi, Megan Galbrecht, Vickmark 4:43.29

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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