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BHS girls swimming: Brainerd outlasts Bemidji in close battle

Bemidji High School junior Steph Frey swims the 200 freestyle event against Brainerd. She finished first. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper
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BHS girls swimming: Brainerd outlasts Bemidji in close battle
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The Bemidji girls swimming team was outlasted by Brainerd in a 99-87 loss Tuesday night at the Bemidji High School pool.

"The girls hung in there most of the way," Bemidji swim coach Scott Leindecker said. "The meet was tied on three different occasions. Brainerd has great depth and that hurt us down the stretch. Overall I'm pleased with the progress of the swimmers and divers in this early part of the season."

Steph Frey and Danielle Hoven each won two event titles. The two also competed with Erin Arndt on a pair of winning relay teams.

Bemidji earned first place finishes in the 200 yard medley relay, 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle, diving, 100 freestyle, 100 breastroke and 400 freestyle relay events.

Jamie Vanasse, Arndt, Frey and Hoven won the first event of the night for the Jacks in the 200 medley relay. The team won the event by over two seconds with a time of 2:00.14.

Frey followed with a win in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:03.19 in a close race decided by .33 of a second.

Hoven won the 50 freestyle by a tenth of a second with a time of 26.71 seconds.

Jana Hedstrom won the diving competition with a finals score of 184.15 points.

Frey earned her second individual victory of the night by winning the 100 freestyle by nearly four seconds with a time of 55.99 seconds.

Hoven picked up her second event victory of the dual by winning the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:17.05. She edged the second place finisher by just over a second.

Maris Jahner, Arndt, Frey and Hoven capped off the competition by winning the 400 freestyle in the final event. They edged the Brainerd team by over two seconds with a time of 3:57.45.

Brainerd won the junior varsity event by beating Bemidji 79-68.

Varsity Results

200 Medley Relay: 1, Bem (Arndt, Frey, Vanasse, Hoven) 2:00.14. Bemidji results: 4, Bem (Hewitt, Timms, McRae, Krause) 2:12.05

200 Freestyle: 1, Bem, Frey 2:03.19. Bemidji results: 5, Wright 2:20.76. 6, Olson 2:22.14.

200 IM: 1, Brd, Peterson, 2:27.48. Bemidji results: 2, Arndt 2:28.78. 3, Hendricks 2:31.83. 6, Hewitt 2:48.59.

50 Freestyle: 1, Bem, Hoven 26.71. Bemidji results: 4, Jahner 27.79. 5, Timms 28.38.

Diving: 1, Bem, Hedstrom 184.15. Bemidji results: 4, Grosfield 142.05. 5, Carey 135.95.

100 Butterfly: 1, Brd, Erickson 1:05.95. Bemidji results: 2, Vanasse, 1:09.47. 4, McRae 1:12.91. 6, Krause 1:19.99.

100 Freestyle: 1, Bem, Frey 55:99. Bemidji results: 3, Jahner 59:82. 6, Wright 1:05.52.

500 Freestyle: 1, Brd, Ryan 5:40.73. Bemidji results: 4, Hendricks 5:45.00. 5, Vanasse 6:12.44. 6, Olson 6:14.11. Bellefy 7:17.00.

200 Freestyle Relay: 1, Brd, 1:48.72. Bemidji results: 2, Timms, Krause, Hendricks, Jahner, 1:51.87. 4, Wright, Littlewold, Olson, Sycks 2:05.17.

100 Backstroke: 1, Brd, McKeag, 1:07.33. Bemidji results: 2, Arndt, 1:09.01. 3, Hewitt 1:14.84. 5, McRae, 1:16.10.

100 Breaststroke: 1, Bem, Hoven, 1:17.05. Bemidji results: 4, Timms, 1:22.04.

400 Freestyle Relay: 1, Bem (Arndt, Frey, Jahner, Hoven) 3:57.45. Bemidji results: 4, Olson, Wright, Hendricks, Vanasse 4:22.34.

Pioneer staff reports