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Swimming: Willmar advances 7 individuals to state in 6 events

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

DETROIT LAKES -- A total of 16 area swimmers qualified in 10 events for the state Class A Swimming and Diving meet by placing in the top four or by state standard at the Section 3A meet Saturday.

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Willmar, which finished fifth with 233 points, will have seven swimmers move on in six events, including all three relays. Michael McLain qualified in two individual events by state standard. He placed fifth in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Kyle Rozendaal will make a second straight appearance in an individual state meet race, placing third in the 100 backstroke.

Rozendaal will also be on the 200 medley relay team with Reid Olson, Ben Fuglestad and Mason Kluver that took third, and the 400 freestyle relay team with Ross Swartz, Nick Aaker and McLain that finished sixth, but qualified by standard. McLain will be on all three relay teams, including the 200 freestyle team with Swartz, Kluver and Fuglestad, which qualified by standard and finished fifth.

Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield took sixth with 187.5 points and will have four swimmers advance in four events. Tim Walker will be in all four events: the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay. Walker won Saturday's 50 freestyle in 21.73 and was second in the 100.

Montevideo will have four swimmers at the state meet. Tommy Payne was third in the 100 butterfly, fourth in the 50 freestyle and was on the sixth-place 200 freestyle relay team, which qualified by beating the state standard.

Stefan Lemke of Minnewaska/Morris qualified in two events, taking second in both the 200 and 500 freestyle.

The state meet is Thursday-Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Section 3A

Team scores

(1) Fergus Falls 304 (2) Melrose/Sauk Centre 267 (3) Bemidji 256 (4) Hutchinson 250.5 (5) Willmar 233 (6) Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield 187.5 (7) Detroit Lakes 178 (8) Montevideo 171 (9) Thief River Falls 109 (10) Perham 88 (11) Rocori 87 (12) Minnewaska/Morris 72 (13) Park Rapids 67

Individual results

200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) Fergus Falls 1:39.80 (3) Willmar: Kyle Rozendaal, Reid Olson, Ben Fuglestad, Mason Kluver; 1:45.30

200 FREESTYLE - (1) Matt Wilcox, Bem, 1:45.21 (2) Stefan Lemke, MM, 1:48.74 (5) *Michael McLain, Wil, 1:52.43 ... (11) A.J. Derouin, Wil, 1:57.40 (14) Nick Aaker, Wil, 1:58.69

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - (1) Mike Hurley, FF, 1:58.64 ... (7) Rozendaal 2:12.97 (11) Fuglestad 2:16.82

50 FREESTYLE - (1) Tim Walker, DCL, 21.73 (4) Tommy Payne, Mon, 22.75 ... (7) Ross Swartz, Wil, 23:39 (16) Kluver 24:34

DIVING - (1) Jon Melgaard, DL, 351.85 (2) Bennet Woltjer, Wil, 294.05 (3) Chase Testa, Mon, 283.05 ... (15) Aaron Weidemann, Wil, 2:18.70

100 BUTTERFLY - (1) Eben Danielson, FF, 53.89 (3) Payne 56.93 (5) *McLain 58.04 ... (11) Fuglestad 1:00.66

100 FREESTYLE - (1) Wilcox 47.58 (2) Walker 48.20 ... (10) Swartz 51.35

500 FREESTYLE - (1) Paul Voss, Bem, 5:00.73 (2) Lemke 5:03.52 ... (7) Derouin 5:22.85 (11) Robert Brau, Wil, 5:28.62 (15) Connor Haugen, Wil, 5:42.45

200 FREESTYLE RELAY - (1) Bemidji 1:29.32 (3) DC/Litchfield: Haydon Grotto, Tim Walker, Cody Bohning, Mike Husmann; 1:32.16 (5) *Willmar: Swartz, Kluver, Fuglestad, McLain, 1:33.27 (6) *Montevideo: Calvin Pender, Aaron Erickson, Charlie Landmark, Tommy Payne, 1:33.38

100 BACKSTROKE - (1) Hurley 52.08 (3) Rozendaal 57.28 ... (14) Haugen 1:04.64 (16) Dempsey Schroeder, Wil, 1:05.54

100 BREASTSTROKE - (1) Quillan Oak, DL, 1:01.45 ... (12) Olson 1:08.94 (15) Josh Kelly, Wil, 1:09.89

400 FREESTYLE RELAY - (1) Bemidji 3:16.85 (5) *DC/Litchfield: Grotto, Bohning, Husmann, Walker, 3:25.63 (6) *Willmar: Swartz, Aaker, Rozendaal, McLain, 3:25.73

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