Swimming: Elks beat Armstrong, Champlin Park

Allie Sterneman of the Elks placed second in the 500 freestyle and seventh in the 200 freestyle (above). (Photo by Bruce Strand)

 

The Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimmers won a three-team meet at home Thursday evening. The Elks had 152 points, Armstrong 107 and Champlin Park 68.

Allison Schwab of the Elks got ready for the 50 freestyle in which she was a close second to Armstrang’s Courtney Evenson. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Highlights were races pitting two strong Armstrong sisters against the two Elks senior standouts. Courtney Grunewald of the Elks beat Brooke Evenson of the Falcons in the IM, and also won butterfly. Allison Schwab was nipped by Courtney Evenson in the 50 freestyle, and won the breaststroke.

The Elk quartet of Jessica Young, Schwab, Grunewald, and Taylor Odegard won both medley relay and 400 freestyle relay. Emma Johnson won backstroke, and Jennifer Hunt placed second in diving.

The Elks got credit for one conference win, against Armstrong. They will have another meet against Chaplin Park.

The Elk (1-1) will swim at Centennial next Thursday.

Alaina Sylvester of the Elks placed third in the 200 freestyle. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

 

Team scores

Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman 152
Champlin Park 68
Armstrong 107

Event leaders

200 medley relay — (1) Elks: Jessica Young, Allison Schwab, Courtney Grunewald, Taylor Odegard, 1:55.23 (2) Elks: Emma Johnson, Alexandria O’Mara, Kayla Kranitz, Marisa Kranitz, 2:05.51
200 freestyle — (1) Emma Ruehl, Arm, 1:58.70 (2) Young 2:03.30 (3) Alaina Sylvester, Elks, 2:07.20
200 individual medley — (1) Grunewald 2:17.42 (2) Brooke Evenson, Arm, 2:18.99 (3) Anya Larson, Elks, 2:31.93
50 freestyle — (1) Courtney Evenson, Arm, 25.03 (2) Schwab 25.23 (3) Odegard 25.76
Diving — (1) Katrina Nettleton, CP, 165.60 (2) Jennifer Hunt, Elks, 137.75 (3) Brianna DeValk, Elks, 107.50
100 butterfly — (1) Grunewald 1:01.63 (2) B. Evenson 1:02.98 (3) Sydney Stordahl, CP, 1:10.36
100 freestyle — (1) Ruehle 55.22 (2) Young 57.25 (3) Odegard 57.56
500 freestyle — (1) C. Evenson 5:15.79 (2) Allison Sterneman, Elks, 5:55.90 (3) Elise Magalis, CP, 5:57.14
200 freestyle relay — (1) Armstrong 1:44.35 (2) Elks: Samantha Hendricks, Marin Hayes, Sterneman, Sylvester, 1:49.671
100 backstroke — (1) Johnson 1:07.97 (2) Elizabeth Kelzer, Elks, 1:11.47 (3) Shauna Ling, CP, 1:12.30
1000 breaststroke — (1) Schwab 1:12.66 (2) Brittany DeValk, Elks, 1:18.62 (3) Katelyn Knudson, Arm, 1:19.57
400 freestyle relay — (1) Elks: Young, Odegard, Grunewald, Schwab, 3:51.75 (2) Armstrong 3:56.61

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