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Girls swimming and diving: Litchfield knocks off St. Cloud Apollo

The Dragons win their fourth dual meet of the season with a 55-46 non-conference win over the Eagles on Saturday.

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Girls Swiming and Diving
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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield girls swim team won its fourth dual meet of the season with a 55-46 win over St. Cloud Apollo on Saturday.

Litchfield took home victories in eight of the 12 events. Ellie Brown and Adeline Lundin both won two individual races and helped the 200-yard medley relay team to a first-place finish in 2 minutes, 1.14 seconds.

Brown won the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle with times of 26.89 and 1:00.01. Lundin took first place in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke with times of 2:30.25 and 1:05.47.

“We had a lot of great swims,” Litchfield head coach Tim Hroma said. “We did a great job as a team with a ton of girls having their best times.”

The Dragons return to the pool against Mound-Westonka/Holy Family at 6 p.m. Thursday at Litchfield High School.

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“We look forward to all of our upcoming challenges and are counting down the days until true team sections,” Hroma said. “We are four-and-three in duals this season, matching our mark from the previous year.”

Litchfield 55, St. Cloud Apollo 46

200 MEDLEY RELAY – (1) Litchfield (Adeline Lundin, Emily Petersen, Alex Carlson, Ellie Brown) 2:01.14 (2) Litchfield (Lia Caron, Brooke Caron, Grace Schmidt, Adallia Bruning) 2:14.78
 200 FREESTYLE – (1) Jamie Durheim, A, 2:14.92 (2) L. Caron, L, 2:21.61
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – (1) Lundin, L, 2:30.25 (2) Gabriella Barthel, A, 2:42.60
50 FREESTYLE – (1) Brown, L, 26.89 (2) Bruning, L, 27.17
DIVING – (1) Samantha Adams, A, 123.55 (2) Jailynn Mickelson, L, 115.20
100 BUTTERFLY – (1) Carlson, L, 1:08.92 (2) Lucy Heringlake, A, 1:19.44
100 FREESTYLE – (1) Brown, L, 1:00.01 (2) Durheim, A, 1:01.48
500 FREESTYLE – (1) Bruning, L, 5:49.13 (2) Taylor Knadel, A, 6:22.62
200 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Apollo (Durheim, Heringlake, Breanna Boucher, Madelyn Weekley) 1:57.52 (2) Litchfield (Petersen, Schmidt, L. Caron, Jamiah Taylor)
100 BACKSTROKE – (1) Lundin, L, 1:05.47 (2) Barthel, A, 1:14.61
100 BREASTSTROKE – (1) Petersen, L, 1:18.15 (2) Boucher, A, 1:19.67
400 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Apollo (Durheim, Bathel, Heringlake, Boucher) 3:43.84 (3) Litchfield (Taylor, Bella Moes, Ella Mahoney, Madison Hanson) 5:07.91

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Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in June 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

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