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Bemidji HS swimming team finishes strong to beat TRF

The Bemidji boys swimming team had no trouble with Thief River Falls Tuesday as the Lumberjacks breezed to a 105-64 dual-meet victory at Thief River Falls.

BHS won nine of the 11 events and setting the tone was the 200 medley relay squad of Tyler Hemp, Matt Arndt, Dylan Hoven and Seth Olson which won the event in 2:00.09.

The Prowlers took the 200 free but the Jacks captured the next six events to end any suspense.

"There was no diving because the pool is too shallow and the meet took only about an hour," said Bemidji coach Woody Leindecker. "There wasn't any recovery time for the swimmers and this felt more like a workout than a meet."

Falk and Hoven each won a pair of individual events. Falk took the 200 IM in 2:26.74 and the 500 free in 5:38.20. Hoven captured the 50 free in 22.78 and the 100 fly in 1:00.89.

Nick Nyberg won the 100 free in 54:72 and Arndt set the pace in the 100 breast in 1:15.21

BHS also took the free relays. Nyberg, Nick Gubbels, Jared Becker and Olson teamed to win the 200 free relay in 1:47.51 while Falk, Nyberg, Eli Wright and Tyler Hemp captured the 400 free relay in 3:50.11.

"I was a little disappointed with some of our times," Leindecker said. "We didn't set one season's-best time. The swimmers are getting broken down with our training but we need to learn how to swim our best when we are tired and sore."

Bemidji 105, Thief River Falls 64

200 medley relay: 1-Bemidji (Hemp, Arndt, Hoven, Falk) 2:00.09

200 free: 1-Douglas (TRF) 2:07.85. Bemidji's results: 2-Gubbels 2:10.85; 3-Olson 2:14.93; 4-Wright 2:16.34

200 IM: 1-Falk (B) 2:26.74. Other Bemidji: 2-Hemp 2:26.93; 4-Voss 2:43.76

50 free: 1-Hoven (B) 22.78. Other Bemidji: 2-Nyberg 25.17

100 fly: 1-Hoven (B) 1:00.89. Other Bemidji: 4-Prince 1:18.63

100 free: 1-Nyberg (B) 54.72. Other Bemidji: 5-Becker 1:04.09

500 free: 1-Falk (B) 5:38.20. Other Bemidji: 3-Wright 5:55.21; 4-Gubbels 6:05.62

200 free relay: 1-Bemidji (Nyberg, Gubbels, Becker, Olson) 1:47.51. Other Bemidji: 3-Bemidji (Scholl, Wright, Arndt, Voss) 1:56.62

100 back: 1-Huot (TRF) 1:13.92. Bemidji's results: 3-Shegrud 1:19.03; 5-Scholl 1:42.43

100 breast: 1-Arndt 1:15.21. Other Bemidji: 2-Olson 1:15.70; 3-Hemp 1:18.39

400 free relay: 1-Bemidji (Falk, Nyberg, Wright, Hemp) 3:50.11. Other Bemidji: 2-Bemidji (Hoven, Gubbels, Olson, Becker) 4:00.46

Diving: Not held because pool was too shallow

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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