Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team know nothing different than WIN! It’s been a long time tradition. Nov 9th and 10th the Panthers competed at the Section 8A Meet in Warroad and came out of that meet finishing 5th over-all and a swimmer going to State. The Panthers came home with many Section medals on Saturday.
Sophomore Ellie Ulvin, qualified for the state Class A meet with a runner-up finish in the 50-yard freestyle. Ulvin continued the tradition of State trips for the Panthers' who have appeared at State 25 straight years.
The Panthers advanced 10 individuals and all three relays to the finals and had seven swimmers qualify for the consolation finals. Park Rapids' Megan Helms was also named Co-Assistant Coach of the Year.
The Panthers swam nine season-best times during Saturday's finals.
Here are the final results:
200 medley relay: Analise Smee, Jess Kaseman, Mary Rose Nichols and Savana Damar combined for a 2:07.91.
200 yard freestyle: 7th- Chloe Voigt's 2:12.13 and 8th- Olivia Ulvin's 2:13.
200 yard IM: 7th-Smee's 2:26.96 and 8th- Aleah Voigt's 2:27.
50 freestyle: 2nd- Ellie Ulvin with a time of 25.09 captured her a State Trip. and Section Honorable Mention. 8th-Emma Vrieze with a 26.70. as
Diving: Katie Eischens 12th with 278.55 points
100 butterfly: 7th-Smee in 1:07.34 and Damar placed 11th in 1:10.35.
100 yard freestyle: Ellie Ulvin finished fourth in 55.97 and Vrieze was ninth in 58.
500 freestyle : Olivia Ulvin-8th with a 5:57.87. Chloe Voigt 11th in 5:54.21 and Lee 14th in 6:04.71.
200 freestyle relay:5th-Ellie Ulvin, Aleah Voigt, Olivia Ulvin and Emma Vrieze with a time of 1:46.40
100 backstroke: Aleah Voigt was 10th with a 1:08.12 and Wagner placed 15th with a time of 1:11.52.
100 breaststroke: 15th-Nichols finished in 1:20.96
400 freestyle relay: 4th- Ellie Ulvin, Emma Vrieze, Olivia Ulvin and Aleah Voigt had a time of 3:55.
Final Team scores: Detroit Lakes 444, Bemidji 407, Grand Rapids 335, Fergus Falls 252, Park Rapids 236, Perham/New York Mills 129, Thief River Falls 129, Warroad/Roseau 86, Fosston/Bagley 84, Crookston 83.
Best of Luck Ellie Ulvin who will compete in the 50 Freestyle at State Nov 16th-17th.