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Swimming: Bemidji fourth at relay event

ST. CLOUD — A fun meet early in the season helps prepare athletes for the rigors that lie ahead and Saturday in St. Cloud the Bemidji boys swimmers took advantage of an opportunity to test themselves in a different type of setting at the St. Cloud Relays.

Saturday’s meet consisted of 10 different events and each was a relay.

For the record, St. Cloud Tech won with 108 points and the Lumberjacks were fourth of five teams with 58.

BHS fared best in the 300 back relay where Hank Bellefy, Max Fugli, Thomas Mykleseth and Nate Gubbels teamed for a second place finish (3:20.47).

Placing third were the 200 medley, 300 fly and 850 free relays. Gubbels, Tyler Hemp, Matt Arndt and Wyatt Yartz comprised the 200 medley relay while Yartz, Lincoln Ryan, Nolan Hamilton and Arndt teamed in the 300 fly.

Mykleseth, Ryan Heisler, Eli Wright and Hemp were the swimmers on the 850 free relay.

Bemidji will make its home debut Tuesday when it hosts Park Rapids.

St. Cloud Relays

St. Cloud Tech 108, Sartell 98, Princeton 76, Bemidji 58, St. Cloud Apollo 24

200 medley relay: 1-Sartell 1:47.95. Bemidji’s result: 3-Bemidji (Gubbels, Hemp, Arndt, Yartz) 1:50.68

600 free relay: 1-Sartell 6:02.18. Bemidji’s result: 4-Bemidji (Ryan, Wright, Bellefy) 7:02.21

400 medley relay: 1-Sartell 4:14.33. Bemidji’s result: Bemidji was disqualified

200 free relay: 1-Sartell 1:38.36. Bemidji’s result: 4-Bemidji (Yartz, Hilde, Fugli, Hamilton) 1:45.65

300 fly relay: 1-Sartell 2:53.34. Bemidji’s result: 3-Bemidji (Yartz. Ryan, Hamilton, Arndt) 3:33.92

850 free relay: 1-Tech 8:40.34. Bemidji’s result: 3-Bemidji (Mykleseth, Heisler, Wright, Hemp) 9:26.86

300 back relay: 1-Tech 2;55.86. Bemidji’s result: 2-Bemidji (Bellefy, Fugli, Mykleseth, Gubbels) 3:20.47

300 breaststroke relay: 1-Tech 3:21.36. Bemidji’s result: 4-Bemidji (Saiger, Hilde, Arndt, Hemp) 3:43.86

400 free relay: 1-Tech 3:32.66. Bemidji’s result: 4-Bemidji (Heisler, Ryan, Gubbels, Wright) 3:58.28