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Girls Swimming Roundup: Sartell dominates Willmar Cardinals

Unbeaten Sabres earn 114-170 Central Lakes Conference victory

SARTELL — The Willmar girls swimming and diving team ventured to what traditionally has been the best team in the Central Lakes Conference on Thursday.

The Cardinals discovered that Sartell is still quite good.

The Sabres beat Willmar 114-70 to improve to 6-0 in the CLC and 6-0 overall. Willmar fell to 1-3 in the conference and 2-3 overall.

Willmar earned two first-place finishes. In the 100-yard backstroke, junior Ava Brogren took first in 1 minute, 2.50 seconds.

The Cardinals also took first in the 400 freestyle relay, though Sartell swam exhibition in that race. Willmar’s team of seniors Avery Welsh and Kiana Gallinger, ninth-grader Shelby Reed and junior Ava Brogren had a time of 3:56.53.

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The Cardinals are scheduled to next compete at 6 p.m. Tuesday against visiting Rocori.

Sartell 114,
Willmar 70

200 MEDLEY RELAY – (1) Sartell (2) Willmar (Shelby Reed, Ava Brogren, Aubrey Schueler, Allie Evink) 2:00.37
200 FREESTYLE – (1) Megann Jobin, S, 2:05.46 (2) Heidi Lenarz, S, 2:06.24
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – (1) Holly Lenarz, S, 2:15.96 (2) A. Brogren, W, 2:19.49
50 FREESTYLE – (1) Madeline Francois, S, 25.60 (2) Lauryn Kramer, S, 25.79 (3) Avery Welsh, W, 26.73
DIVING – (1) Hailey Westrup, S, 247.05 (2) Anna Haehn, S, 169.70
100 BUTTERFLY – (1) Lenarz, S, 1:01.97 (2) Schueler, W, 1:08.80
100 FREESTYLE – (1) Francois, S, 56.87 (2) Welsh, W, 58.08 (3) Reed, W, 59.82
500 FREESTYLE – (1) Lenarz, S, 5:35.75 (2) Faith Akervik, S, 5:40.42
200 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Willmar (Kiana Gallinger, Schueler, Welsh, Evink) 1:47.69 (2) Sartell 1:49.63
100 BACKSTROKE – (1) A. Brogren, W, 1:02.50 (2) Sara Hennemann, S, 1:05.77
100 BREASTSTROKE – (1) Kramer, S, 1:15.89 (2) Kajsa Finnern, S, 1:21.20
400 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Sartell (2) Willmar (Welsh, Gallinger, Reed, A. Brogren) 3:56.53

Melrose 113,
M/M 73

Melrose swam to the West Central Conference victory over the Morris/Minnewaska Gators at Minnewaska

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