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BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING: Jacks land in middle of home triangular

The Bemidji High School boys swimming and diving team landed in the middle of a home triangular on Friday night, finishing ahead of Detroit Lakes but losing out to Grand Forks in the BHS pool.

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Bemidji senior Brooks Matetich swims the 100-yard butterfly in a triangular on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Bemidji High School.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School boys swimming and diving team landed in the middle of a home triangular on Friday night, finishing ahead of Detroit Lakes but losing out to Grand Forks in the BHS pool.

The Lumberjacks tallied a team score of 442, well in front of DL’s 335 but still off the pace of the KnightRiders’ 652.

Bemidji had 10 top-three showings in the meet, which included three victories.

Brooks Matetich won the 100-yard butterfly in 59.94, and Moses Son clocked a 1:03.45 to win the 100 backstroke. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Son, Walker Erickson, Matetich and Aidan Wolf also topped the podium with a time of 1:35.52.

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Bemidji senior Max Brown swims the 200-yard freestyle in a triangular on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Bemidji High School.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer

BHS followed that up with five runner-up showings. Erickson placed second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:16.82 and second in the 100 free at 52.80.

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Son was just off the lead in the 50 free (24.19), as was Nick Carlson in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.38). The 400 free relay team of Wolf, Erickson, Matetich and Son claimed second with a time of 3:35.50, as well.

Wolf rounded out the Lumberjacks’ top-three times with a 1:59.31 finish in the 200 freestyle.

Bemidji is back in action at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in Thief River Falls.

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Bemidji junior Walker Erickson competes in the 200-yard individual medley in a triangular on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Bemidji High School.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer
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Bemidji senior Drew Halden takes a breath in the 100-yard freestyle in a triangular on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Bemidji High School.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer
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Bemidji senior Noah Gustafson competes in the 200-yard medley relay in a triangular on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Bemidji High School.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer
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Bemidji senior Aidan Wolf takes a breath while swimming the 200-yard freestyle in a triangular on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Bemidji High School.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer

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