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Libby McRae (left) shares a laugh with her Bemidji teammates Erin Arndt, Danielle Hoven and Elizabeth Bellefy during Saturday's home swimming and diving invitational. PAT MILLER | BEMIDJI PIONEER1 / 2
PAT MILLER | BEMIDJI PIONEER The Bemidji swimming and diving team came in second at their own 11-team invitational Saturday afternoon at BHS.2 / 2

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School girls swimming and diving team took second place in their own invitational Saturday afternoon at BHS.

The Lumberjacks took second place with 383 points. Willmar won the first-place title in the 11-team swim meet with a score of 301. Grand Forks Central, Hibbing and Detroit Lakes rounded out the top five.

The Lumberjacks won four events Saturday, including two relays. The team of Morgan Williams, Libby McRae, Erin Arndt and Danielle Hoven took first at the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:44.82. The same team won the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:52.78.

Hoven also won the 50 yard freestyle sprint with a time of 25.90.

In the diving competition, Kylei Grosfield took first with 223.4 points.

The Lumberjacks will continue their homestand Monday; returning to the pool at BHS for a triangular with Perham and Grand Rapids.

Bemidji Girls Swimming Invitational

Team Scores

1-Willmar 514; 2-Bemidji 383; 3-Grand Forks Central 301; 4-Hibbing 233.5; 5-Detroit Lakes 200; 6-Crookston 179; 7-Mesabi East 155; 8-Moorhead 154.5; 9-Worroad/Roseao/Greenbush-Middle River 72; 10-Grand Forks Red River 68; 11-Thief River Falls 65.

Individual Results (Top 16)

200 medley relay: 1-Willmar (Kuchta, A.Holwerda, K.Holwerda, Fisher), 1:58.93. Bemidji Results: 10-Bemidji A (Hewitt, Andersen, Littlewolf, Knutson) 2:11.75; 16-Bemidji B (Ritchie Gabbi, Jacobson, Hendriks) 2:16.50.

200 free: 1-Svendson (GFC) 1:59.59. Bemidji results: 2-Ritchie 2;14.36.

200 IM: 1-Holwerda (Will) 2:25.72. Bemidji Results: 3-Arndt 2:26.85; 6-McRae 2:29.37; 13-Hewitt 2:41.75.

50 Free: 1-Hoven (BHS) 25.90. Other Bemidji: 6-Williams 26.87; 9-Andersen 27.43.

100 Fly: 1-Bird (Hib) 1:04.90. Bemidji Results: 2-McRae 1:05.17; 8-Jacobson 1:13.79; 16-Littlewolf 1:18.82.

100 Free: 1-Holwerda (Will) 57.72. Bemidji Results: 2-Williams 58.40; 8-Ritchie 1:00.98; 9-Knutson 1:01.37; 16-Hendricks 1:04.46.

500 Free: 1-Svendson (GFC) 5:17.07. Bemidji results: 16-Bellefy 6:24.36.

200 Free Relay: 1-Bemidji A (Anrdt, Williams, McRae, Hoven), 1:44.82. Other Bemidji: 6-Bemidji B (Andersen, Knutson, Hendricks, Littlewolrf) 1:55.24; 15-Bemidji C (Wadena, Jacobson, Sether, Ingalls) 2:05.39.

100 Back: 1-Kutcha (Will) 1:06.31. Bemidji Results: 4-Knutson 1:09.72; 11-Hewitt 1:14.14; 15-Kivi 1:19.05.

100 Breast: 1-Holwerda (Will) 1:12.08. Bemidji results: 4-Hoven 1:15.75; 15-Andersen 1:21.68.

400 Free Relay: 1-Bemidji A (Williams, Arndt, Hoven, McRae) 3:52.78. Other Bemidji: 9-Bemidji B (Gabbi, Ritchie Hewitt) 4:19.59.

Diving: 1-Grosfield (BHS) 223.4; Other Bemidji: 10-Corradi 115.1.

Jack Hittinger

Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.

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