ST. CLOUD — Willmar won early and often to beat St. Cloud Apollo, 135-49 in a Central Lakes Conference girls swimming and diving meet Thursday night.

The Cardinals improved to 2-5 in the Central Lakes Conference and 2-7 overall with the victory over Apollo (0-7, 0-7).

Willmar won every swimming event. Apollo’s lone win came in diving. Aubrey Preisler scored 181.85 points to take first for the Eagles.

Willmar started strong and finished strong. The Cardinals’ 200-yard medley relay team of Natalie Arends, Ava Brogren, Kiana Gaillinger and Avery Welsh took first in 2 minutes, 4.49 seconds.

The Cards’ 400 free relay team of Shelby Reed, Cate Brogren, Arends and Ava Brogren also took first in 4:07.0.

Willmar 135, Apollo 49

200 MEDLEY RELAY – (1) Willmar (Natalie Arends, Ava Brogren, Kiana Gallinger, Avery Welsh) 2:04.49
200 FREESTYLE – (1) A. Brogren, W, 2:06.17 (3) Cate Brogren, W, 2:19.81 (5) Emily Morris, W, 2:37.50
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – (1) Gallinger, W, 2:30.48 (2) Allie Evink, W, 2:46.01 (3) Aubrey Schueler, W, 2:46.69
50 FREESTYLE – (1) Welsh, W, 27.44 (2) Adia Laidlaw, W, 28.52 (3) Ana Hernandez, W, 29.14
DIVING – (1) Aubrey Preisler, SCA, 181.85 (2) Sophie Smith, W, 157.05 (3) Emily Hunt, W, 149.25 (4) Kim Joneson, W, 145.00
100 BUTTERFLY – (1) A. Brogren, W, 1:05.39 (3) Schueler, W, 1:10.96 (4) Shelby Reed, W, 1:12.17
100 FREESTYLE – (1) Gallinger, W, 59.96 (2) Evink, W, 1:00.55 (4) Natalie Arends, W, 1:05.09
500 FREESTYLE – (1) C. Brogren, W, 5:58.31 (2) Welsh, W, 6:23.87 (5) Amelia Tauber, W, 6:50.35
200 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Willmar (Laidlaw, Evink, Gallinger, Welsh) 1:51.45
100 BACKSTROKE – (1) Reed, W, 1:14.56 (3) Lily Thompson, W, 1:21.39 (4) Makayla Johnson, W, 1:22.86
100 BREASTSTROKE – (1) Laidlaw, W, 1:21.88 (3) Grace Vierhuf, W, 1:26.46 (4) Grace Bjur, W, 1:27.75

400 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Willmar (Reed, C. Brogren, Arends, A. Brogren) 4:07.95