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Swimming: Howard sets school record at True Team meet

ALEXANDRIA — Diver Sam Howard set a Bemidji High School record for the 11-dive sequence as he scored 435.45 points at the Section 5A True Team meet held Saturday in Alexandria.

Howard won the True Team diving crown but was challenged by Reid Magnuson of Fergus Falls who scored 432.90.

In the team competition Melrose took the True Team crown with 1,177 points. Alexandria was second with 1,088 and was trailed by Fergus Falls (983.5), Detroit Lakes (905), Park Rapids (880.5), Bemidji (749) and Morris (173).

Howard was Bemidji’s only event champion. The Lumberjacks were fourth in the 200 medley relay, Tyler Hemp was fourth in the 200 individual medley, Thomas Mykleseth was fifth in the 200 free and fifth in the 500 free and Matt Arndt was fifth in the 100 breast stroke.

The Jacks return to action Tuesday when they host Detroit Lakes.

Section 5A True Team

Melrose 1,177, Alexandria 1,088, Fergus Falls 983.5, Detroit Lakes 905, Park Rapids 880.5, Bemidji 749, Morris 173

Bemidji’s Top-15 Results

200 medley relay: 4-Bemidji (Gubbels, Hemp, Arndt, Fugli) 1:51.14

200 free: 5-Mykleseth 2:04.04; 12-Ryan 2:08.49; 15-Heisler 2:12.16

200 IM: 4-Hemp 2:1.42

Diving: 1-Howard 435.45 (school record); 6-Serleth 227.40

100 fly: 9-Hamilton 1:09.02

100 free: 7-Gubbels 54.06

500 free: 5-Mykleseth 5:45.65; 8-Ryan 5:55.52; 14-Bellefy 6:21.28

200 free relay: 10-Bemidji (Mykleseth, Ryan, Fugli, Arndt) 1:46.71; 12-Bemidji (Hamilton, Wright, Heisler, Olson) 1:48.35

100 back: 7-Hemp 1:03.37; 8-gubbels 1:04.25

100 breast: 4-Arndt 1:12.21400 free relay: 6-Bemidji (Gubbels, Mykleseth, Ryan, Hemp) 3:43.81; 14-Bemidji (Grund, Bellefy, Heisler, Goodwin) 4:11.45

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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