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From left, Bemidji High School swimmers Danielle Hoven, Morgan Williams and Erin Arndt celebrate during the team’s 200-yard freestyle relay race during the MSHSL Class A Swimming and Division Championships Tuesday at the University of Minnesota. Chad Richardson | Forum News Service

SWIMMING: Two Bemidji individuals, two relays advance to consolation round at state meet

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MINNEAPOLIS — Two Bemidji High School individuals and two relay teams will advance to the consolation round of the Minnesota Class A Swimming and Diving competition today at the University of Minnesota.


The Lumberjacks competed in the preliminary rounds Tuesday afternoon. None of the swimmers qualified for the finals — the top eight finishers in each event can compete for the final — but the next eight compete in the consolation rounds.

Erin Arndt and Libby McRae will both swim in the consolation rounds, as both took 15th place in their respective events.

Arndt swam the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 18.78 seconds to qualify for the consolation round.

McRae took 15th in the 500 freestyle race, finishing with a time of 5:31.79.

In addition to their individual finishes, Arndt and McRae were both part of the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams along with Danielle Hoven and Morgan Williams.

The 200 team took 13th place to qualify for the consolation round with a time of 1:41.48 while the 400 team took ninth with a time of 3:43.51.

In addition to the swimmers, Bemidji will also have a diver in today’s finals.

Kylei Grosfield finished in fifth after the first two rounds of diving competition Monday and will try and earn a medal in the finals. The top eight divers win medals.

The finals are scheduled to begin at noon today at the U of M.

Minnesota Class A Swimming and Diving

University of Minnesota Aquatic Center

Nov. 19, 2013

200 freestyle: 1-Elisa Burgstahler, Dassel-Cokato, 1:53.57. Bemidji result: 20-Morgan Williams, 2:02.43.

200 IM: 1-Lindsey Horejsi, Albert Lea, 2:02.55. Bemidji result: 15-Erin Arndt, 2:18.78.

50 freestyle: 1-Solveig Viren, Grand Rapids, 23.67. Bemidji result: 19-Danielle Hoven, 25.30.

100 butterfly: 1-Danielle Nack, Mankato West, 56.55. Bemidji resul: 21-Libby McRae, 1:01.68.

500 freestyle: 1-Thomasin Lee, Chisago Lakes Area, 5:03.63. Bemidji result: 15-Libby McRae, 5:31.79.

200 freestyle relay: 1-Mendota Heights Visitation, 1:38.33. Bemidji result: 13-Bemidji (Morgan Williams, Erin Arndt, Danielle Hoven, Libby McRae), 1:41.48.

400 freestyle relay: 1-Mendota Heights Visitation, 3:32.36. Bemidji result:. 9-Bemidji (Morgan Williams, Erin Arndt, Danielle Hoven, Libby McRae), 3:43.51.

Pioneer staff reports