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BHS girls swimming team beats Grand Forks Red River, Central

Bemidji senior Kenzie Timms competes in the 100 breast stroke Friday evening. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

The Bemidji girls swimming team won both of its dual meets Friday night at the Bemidji High School pool.

Bemidji defeated Grand Forks Central 110-75 and Grand Forks Red River 138-44.

"We moved a lot of kids around in different events," said Bemidji head coach Woody Leindecker. "We shuffled kids out of their normal events, and I think some of them were out of their comfort zone a little bit."

Grand Forks Central topped Grand Forks Red River 121-50.

Danielle Hoven won the second event, which was the 200-yard freestyle, for Bemidji. She finished with a time of 2:12. 13.

Steph Frey followed up by winning the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:12.13.

"We had some good swims, some okay swims, and some great swims," said Leindecker. "It is what you would expect at this time in the season."

Kylie Grosfield won the diving event with a score of 198.35.

Hoven won her second event as she finished the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:00.14.

Frey also won her second event- the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:07.81.

"We tried a lot of new relay combinations," said Leindecker. "We have three meets in the next four days, so we want to keep everybody fresh."

Bemidji finished the meet by winning the last event. Maris Jahner, Katelin Krause, Lexie Hendricks, and Hoven won the 400 relay with a time of 4:09.59.

"I think tonight is a good warm-up," said Leindecker. "Tomorrow we will come with our best lineup."

The?Jacks host the 12-team Bemidji Invitational today at BHS. Diving starts at 9 a.m. and swimming begins at 1 p.m.