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SWIMMINGl Bemidji coasts past Thief River Falls

Ryan Heisler finished second in the 200 free during Tuesday’s victory over Thief River Falls. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI — After a tremendous performance Friday night at its home invitational the Bemidji swimmers and divers returned back to earth Tuesday when the Lumberjacks swamped Thief River Falls 136-75.

The visitors were no match for the Jacks although BHS coach Megan Fuller didn’t see what she was hoping to find.

“I didn’t see 100 percent all the time from all of our swimmers,” the coach said. “As a coach, you want to see your athletes swim as hard as they can every time they hit the water. And I don’t think I saw that Tuesday.

“We just swam to win the meet but we didn’t swim to post our best times.”

After the early events the outcome was decided. The Jacks went 1-3 in the medley relay and took three of the top five spots in the 200 free.

Led by Thomas Mykleseth’s second place finish in the 200 individual medley, BHS went 2-3-4-5.

Capturing event wins were Sam Howard in diving, Mykleseth in the 100 free, Tyler Hemp in the 100 back and Brandon Hilde in the 100 breast stroke. Bemidji also won the 400 free relay, 200 free relay and the medley relay.

Bemidji 136, TRF 75

200 medley relay: 1-Bemidji (Gubbels, Arndt, Hamilton, Yartz) 1:543.37. Other Bemidji: 3-Bemidji (Fugli, Saiger, Olson, Hilde) 2:11.74

200 free: 1-Brang (TRF) 2:04.86. Bemidji’s results: 2-Heisler 2:16.32; 3-Gubbels 2:16.41; 5-Bellefy 2:21.49

200 IM: 1-Possai (TRF) 2:21.64. Bemidji’s results: 2-Mykleseth 2:23.26; 3-Wright 2:44.03; 4-Hilde 2:45.97; 5-Yartz 2:56.29

50 free: 1-Huot (TRF) 23.43. Bemidji’s results: 2-Hemp 23.45; 3-Arndt 26.25; 5-Fugli 27.01

Diving: 1-Howard (B) 233.0. Other Bemidji: 2-Serleth 144.9

100 fly: 1-Possai (TRF) 1:03.55. Bemidji’s results: 3-Hamilton 1:11.35; 4-Yartz 1:17.35

100 free: 1-Mykleseth (B) 57.17. Other Bemidji: 2-Ryan 58.66; 3-Heisler 59.92; 4-Fugli 1:00.47

500 free: 1-Brang (TRF) 6:02.98. Bemidji’s results: 2-Gubbels 6:12.66; 3-Bellefy 6:32.41; 5-Goodwin 6:59.64

200 free relay: 1-Bemidji (Arndt, Yartz, Hemp, Fugli) 1:40.17. Other Bemidji: 3-Bemidji (Hamilton, HIlde, Mykleseth, Ryan) 1:45.19

100 back: 1-Hemp (B) 1:03.70. Other Bemidji: 3-Olson 1:21.25; 4-Michalicek 1;25.70

100 breast stroke: 1-Hilde (B) 1:24.35. Other Bemidji: 2-Saiger 1:25.89; 3-Giles 1:26.19; 4-Wright 1:26.38; 5-Hamilton 1:29.98

400 free relay: 1-Bemidji (Gubbels, Ryan, Mykleseth, Hemp) 3:52.02. Other Bemidji: 3-Bemidji (Arndt, Heisler, Bellefy, Goodwin) 4:11.85

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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