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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.

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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.



PERHAM-NEW YORK MILLS RESULTS- 200Y MEDLEY RELAY- 1- Elle McDonald, Katelyn Kratzke, Lucy Schultz, Taylor Ziemke 2:04.98

200Y FREE- 3- Schultz 2:22.78, 6- Lucie Meyer 2:27.95, 10- Mona Schuette 2:47.37, 11- Madeline Lamb 2:50.27

200Y IM- 3- McDonald 2:41.99, 40 Kaydi Mursu 2:43.99, 8- Jaelyn Rodewald 2:58.70, 9- K. Kratzke 3:09.59

50Y FREE- 1- Ziemke 25.54, 5- Molly Meyer 29.31, 11- Madison Kratzke 32.76, 12- Josi Mindermann 33.20

DIVING- 1- Brittney Lorentz 220.25, 2- McAllister 198.7

100Y FLY- 3- Schultz 1:11.50, 4- Rodewald 1:26.33, 10- Deborah Porcelluzzi 1:31.28, 11- Madison Lohse 1:44.20

100Y FREE- 1- Ziemke 58.38, 5- Maggie Vickmark 1:04.61, 12- Cate Diggins 1:13.53, 13- Mona Schuette 1:15.87

500Y FREE- 3- Mursu 6:37.69, 5- Megan Galbrecht 6:49.65, 8- Mindermann 7:40.46

200Y FREE RELAY- 4- M. Kratzke, L. Meyer, Mursu, M. Meyer 2:02.41

100Y BACK- 2- McDonald 1:11.98, 3- L. Meyer 1:16.57, 8- Galbrecht 1:23.61

100Y BREAST- 2- K. Kratzke 1:25.82, 4- M. Kratzke 1:29.92, T5- Diggins 1:30.55, 10- Kjirsten 1:38.83

400Y FREE RELAY- 1- Vickmark, M. Meyer, Schultz, Ziemke 4:07.87

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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