Girls Swimming

Bemidji Invitational

With 430 points, the Willmar girls swimming and diving team finished third in the six-team Bemidji Invitational on Saturday.

Melrose came away with the team title with a score of 590 to best Bemidji (432) and Willmar.

The Cardinals had a trio of first-place finishes, led by Ava Brogren. The Willmar sophomore had the top time in the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 21.61 seconds while also finishing first in the 100 breaststroke at 1:12.28.

Along with Edyn Saulsbury, Allie Evink and Avery Welsh, Brogren was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay that finished in 1:49.16. The quartet placed second in the 400 free relay in 3:59.94. Kiana Gallinger placed second in the 500 freestyle at 5:53.76.

Willmar returns home on Thursday for a Central Lakes Conference dual with Fergus Falls.

Team scoring
(1) Melrose 590 (2) Bemidji 432 (3) Willmar 430 (4) Cambridge-Isanti 405 (5) Ogilvie/Mora 297 (6) Warroad/Roseau/Greenbush/Middle River 105
200 MEDLEY RELAY – (1) Melrose (6) Willmar (Sofia Lynum, Adia Laidlaw, Aubrey Schueler, Ana Hernandez) 2:11.91
200 FREESTYLE – (1) Jenna Williams, O/M, 2:07.61 (4) Kiana Gallinger 2:12.27
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – (1) Ava Brogren, Will, 2:21.61
50 FREESTYLE – (1) Makenzie Herzog, Mel, 25.49 (6) Avery Welsh, W, 27.63
DIVING – (1) Mady Schmidt, Bem, 337.70
100 BUTTERFLY – (1) Brooke Haight C/I, 1:08.07 (6) Schueler, W, 1:13.16
100 FREESTYLE – (1) Olivia Hudoba, O/M, 54.90 (4) Welsh, W, 1:00.09
500 FREESTYLE – (1) Laura Davis, Bem, 5:47.33 (2) Gallinger, W, 5:53.76 (4) Cate Brogren, W, 5:57.73
200 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Willmar (Edyn Saulsbury, Allie Evink, Welsh, A Brogren) 1:49.16
100 BACKSTROKE – (1) Abby Foss, C/I, 1:07.77 (9) Lynum, W, 1:17.49
100 BREASTSTROKE – (1) A Brogren, W, 1:12.28
400 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Melrose 3:58.55 (2) Willmar (Saulsbury, Evink, Welsh, A Brogren) 3:59.94