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BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING: Bemidji grabs 11 wins in regular season finale

Nine different Lumberjacks help produce 11 wins for Bemidji, closing the regular season on a high note.

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Bemidji's Laxon Leindecker competes in the 100-yard butterfly during Tuesday's dual meet at Detroit Lakes. (Robert Williams / Forum News Service)

DETROIT LAKES -- The Bemidji High School boys swimming and diving team closed the regular season on a high note, topping Detroit Lakes 113-46 on the road Tuesday.

BHS grabbed first place in all but one event. A quartet of Lumberjacks contributed to three wins: Ben Dockendorf, Pietro Ferraro, Quinn Knott and Brooks Matetich.

Matetich, Knott and Dockendorf were all in on the 400-yard freestyle relay team, which featured Aidan Wolf as the anchor and won with a 3:42.40 time. Matetich, Ferraro and Wolf also joined forces with Jaxon Leindecker in the 200 medley relay, winning in 1:53.03.

Bemidji made it a clean sweep in the relays as Knott, Walker Erickson, Dockendorf and Leindecker timed out at 1:38.25 in the 200 free for first, as well.

Among the individual events, BHS spread the wealth by posting eight different winners.


Knott was first in the 50 free with a time of 23.97, while Dockendorf followed suit at 55.18 in the 100 free.

In the 100 butterfly, Leindecker clocked in at 1:03.33, and Erickson posted a 1:14.68 finish in the 100 breaststroke. Ferraro was first in the 200 IM with a 2:30.66 marker, and Matetich was first in the 500 free at 5:33.76.

Max Brown also assumed a podium finish with a 200 free finish in 2:15.40, while Aiden Saari was best on the diving board with a score of 222.10.

The Lumberjacks will now turn their attention to the Section 5A meet. They are scheduled to compete on March 13 in their own pool.

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