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Bemidji opens year at Apollo Relays

ST. CLOUD – With only four days of practice under their belts the Bemidji High School swimmers competed at Saturday’s St. Cloud Apollo Relays to get an idea of the team’s strengths and weaknesses. Joining the Lumberjacks and the host team were Sartell and St. Cloud Tech. In the 200 medley relay Nate Gubbels, Tyler Hemp, Matt Arndt and Nick Gubbels placed third in 1:53.38. Pat Voss, Eli Wright, Lincoln Ryan and Nick Gubbels duplicated that result in the 600 free relay (6:55.87). Also capturing thirds were Wyatt Yartz, Nate Gubbels, Hemp and Nick Gubbels in the 200 free relay (1:41.50), Arndt, Voss, Cody Hedstrom and Hank Bellefy in the 300 fly relay (3:56.83), Wright, Nick Gubbels, Jalen Shegrud and Max Fugli in the 300 back relay (3:29.70) and Andrew Jirik, Arndt, Hemp and Brandon Hilde in the 300 breast stroke relay (3:47.45). The Jacks open their home season Tuesday against Thief River Falls. St. Cloud Apollo Relays 200 medley relay: 1-Satrtell 1:45. 24. Bemidji’s result: 3-Bemidji (Na.Gubbels, Hemp, Arndt, Ni.Gubbels) 1:53.38 600 free relay: 1-St. Cloud Tech 5:50.29. Bemidji’s result: 3-Bemidji (Voss, Wright, Ryan, Ni.Gubbels) 6:55.87 600 medley relay: 1-Sartell 6:53.91. Bemidji’s result: 4-Bemidji (Jirik, Arndt, Shegrud, Voss) 7:52.26 200 free relay: 1-Tech 1:34.24. Bemidji’s result: 3-Bemidji (Yartz, Na.Gubbels, Hemp, Ni.Gubbels) 1:41.50 Diving: 1-LaVoi (Tech) 176.60. Bemidji’s result: Did not enter 300 fly relay: 1-Sartell 2:55.48. Bemidji’s result: 3-Bemidji (Arndt, Voss, Hedstrom, Bellefy) 3:56.85 850 free relay: 1-Tech 8:50.19. Bemidji’s result: 4-Bemidji (Fugli, Na.Gubbels, Ryan, Wright) 10:37.06 300 back relay: 1-Tech 2:52.51. Bemidji’s result: 3-Bemidji (Wright, Ni.Gubbels, Shegrud, Fugli) 3:29.70 300 breast stroke relay: 1-Sartell 3:21.08. Bemidji’s result: 3-Bemidji (Jirik, Arndt, Hemp, Hilde) 3:47.45 400 free relay: 1-Tech 3:34.14. Bemidji’s result: 4-Bemidji (Hemp, Ni.Gubbels, Wright, Yartz) 3:53.71