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SWIMMING: Bemidji sixth at Brainerd

BRAINERD – The Bemidji High School swimming team took sixth out of seven teams at the Brainerd Warrior Invitational here Thursday afternoon.

The Lumberjacks scored 163 points, while hosts Brainerd won the meet handily, scoring 543. Melrose/Sauk Center took second at 456. Monticello, Minneapolis Southwest and Perham finished in front of Bemidji, while Moorhead took seventh.

The Lumberjacks had some decent individual performances but no first-place finishes.

Tyler Hemp took third place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 11.31 seconds.

The 200 medley relay team of Hemp, Nate Gubbels, Matt Arndt and Nick Gubbels placed fourth with a time of 1:52.93.

Nick Gubbels also scored points for the Jacks in two other events; he took fifth in the 100 freestyle with a time of 55.33 and sixth in the 50 freestyle at 24.84.

The Lumberjacks have a week off before returning to the pool for competition. They’ll host Grand Rapids Jan. 3 in a dual meet at 5 p.m.

Brainerd Invitational

Brainerd 543, Melrose/Sauk Centre 456, Monticello 402, Minneapolis Southwest 381, Perham 194, Bemidji 163, Moorhead 120

Individual Results

Diving: 1-Johnson (Brain) 211.45. (Bemidji did not enter.)

200 medley relay: 1-Brainerd 1:45.81. Bemidji results: 4-Bemidji (Na.Gubbels, Hemp, Arndt, Ni.Gubbels) 1:52.93; 16-Bemidji (Fugli, Hilde, Jirik, Scholl) 2:11.01; 19-Bemidji (Wright, Hamilton, Ryan, Heisler) 2:23.61.

200 freestyle: 1-P.Fair (Mont) 1:49.08. Bemidji results: 17-Wright 2:16.71; 23-Heisler 2:26.55; 24-Bellefly 2:31.48; 26-Ryan 2:33.95.

200 individual medley: 1-Lefbvre (Mpls SW) 2:09.20. Bemidji results: 17-Arndt 2:34.29; 23-Voss 2:47.27; DQ-Hemp.

50 freestyle: 1-J.Fair (Mont) 22.94. Bemidji results: 6-Ni.Gubbels 24.84; 10-Yartz 22.25; 19-Fugli 27.33; 20-Scholl 27.53.

100 butterfly: 1-P.Fair (Mont) 53.65. Bemidji results: 13-Arndt 1:10.07; 18-Jirik 1:18.22; 21-Ryan 1:26.94.

100 freestyle: 1-J.Fair (Mont) 51.09. Bemidji results: 6-Ni.Gubbels 55.33; 8-Yartz 57.16; 9-Na.Gubbels 57.58; 19-Scholl 1:02.20.

500 freestyle: 1-Barreto (M/SC) 5:09.83. Bemidji results: 13-Wright 6:01.56; 17-Voss 6:07.96; 23-Bellefy 6:53.11.

200 freestyle relay: 1-Brainerd 1:35.46. Bemidji results: 13-Bemidji (Scholl, Heisler, Arndt, Hilde) 1:52.69; 16-Bemidji (Jirik, Voss, Bellefy, Hamilton), 1:57.65; DQ-Bemidji (Yartz, Ni.Gubbels, Na.Gubbels, Hemp).

100 backstroke: 1-Schwarzkopf (Mpls SW) 56.46. Bemidji results: 11-Na.Gubbels 1:07.85; 17-Fugli 1:13.50.

100 breaststroke: 1-Wells (Brain) 1:07.60. Bemidji results: 3-Hemp 1:11.31; 16-Jirik 1:25.14; 18-Hilde 1:27.13; 21-Hamilton 1:38.71.

400 freestyle: 1-Monticello 3:28.37. Bemidji results: 10-Bemidji (Yartz, Wright, Voss, Fugli) 4:08.84. 17-Bemidji (Devine, Tusler, Smith, Stout) 4:39.79.

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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