Girls swimming and diving: Yellowjackets split Bemidji triangular
The Perham girls swimming and diving team split the Bemidji triangular on Tuesday with the Lumberjacks and Thief River Falls.
BEMIDJI – The Perham-New York Mills swimming and diving team split a triangular in Bemidji on Tuesday.
The Yellowjackets beat Thief River Falls 181-118 before falling to the host school 177.5-136.5.
Taylor Ziemke was involved in four first-place finishes. She cruised to a time of 25.54 in the 50-yard freestyle and 58.28 in the 100-yard freestyle. She won the 100-yard race by more than three seconds.
Ziemke also anchored the 200-yard medley relay with Elle McDonald, Katelyn Kratzke and Lucy Shultz. They took first with a time of 2:04.98. Maggie Vickmark, Molly Meyer, Schultz and Ziemke won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:07.87.
Two Yellowjackets followed up their state appearances at the 2021 Class A state meet with top two finishes in Bemidji. Junior Brittney Lorentz took first place with a score of 220.25, while junior Avery McAllister was right behind her with 198.7.
McDonald took second place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:11.98. Lucie Meyer took third place (1:16.57). Katelyn Kratzke also took second place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:25.82.