Swimming: Royals’ Young and Elk relay advance to state

Jessica Young of Rogers won the 500 freestyle at Section 8AA on Saturday to qualify for the state swimming meet, while an Elk River foursome qualified in a relay.

Young, a junior, swam a season-best 5:19.21 at St. Cloud Tech to win by just under three seconds.

The Elks’ 200 freestyle team of Samantha Hendricks, Hannah Johnson, Marin Hayes and Taylor Odegard qualified with a second-place finish behind St. Michael-Albertville.

The Elks placed fifth and the Royals sixth among eight teams, with St. Michael-Albertville capturing the championship.

Young also placed third in the individual medley. Odegard was third in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the butterfly. Sylvester was fourth in the breaststroke and Emma Johnson fifth in the backstroke.

The state meet will be held Nov. 18-19-20 at the University of Minnesota.

Zimmerman at Section 5A

Allison Sterneman reached the finals in two events, leading Zimmerman at the Section 5A meet in Sauk Rapids. Sterneman, a senior, placed fourth in the 200 freestyle in 29.39 and fifth in the 50 free with 25.89. One other ZHS swimmer qualified for the second day: Elizabeth Westphal, sophomore who placed 14th in the butterfly with 1:14.99.

 

 

SECTION 8AA

Team scoring

 

1. St. Michael-Albertville 471

2. Maple Grove 394

3. Brainerd-Pillager-Crosby-Ironton  361

4. Buffalo 230

5. Elk River 185.50

6. Rogers 171.50

7. St. Cloud Tech 150

8. Moorhead 139

 

Individual results

Winners, and Elk River and Rogers placers

 

200 medley relay — (1) STMA 1:48.48 … (4) Elk River: Emma Johnson, Samantha Hendricks, Maggie Techsendorf, Taylor Odegard, 1:53.98 (6) Rogers: Elizabeth Kelzer, Alaina Sylvester, Jessica Young, Marisa Kranitz, 1:54.82
200 freestyle — (1) Erin Buck, MG, 1:55.59 … (9) Hannah Johnson, ER, 2:04.12

200 individual medley — (1) Kasey Roberts, STMA, 2:06.62 … (3) Young 2:13.15 (6) Sylvester 2:17.37 (11) Anya Larson, Rogers, 2:20.44, and Hendricks, 2:20.44

50 freestyle — (1) Kristina Rudin, MG, 24.67 … (3) Odegard 24.78 (8) H. Johnson 25.63

Diving — (1) Beth Etterman, Brd, 427.75

100 butterfly — (1) Katie Streiff, Brd, 58.25 … (9) Larson 1:03.08

100 butterfly — (1) Rudin 53.70 … (5) Odegard 54.76 (14) Marin Hayes, Elks, 57.82

500 freestyle — (1) Young 5:19.21 … (15) Margaret Schuster, Rog, 6:04.78 (16) Danica Mitchell, ER, 6:05.73

200 freestyle relay — (1) STMA 1:38.58 (2) Elk River: Hendricks, H.Johnson, Hayes, Odegard, 1:40.20 (8) Roger: Marisa Kranitz, Jinnae Koop, Larson, Schuster, 1:48.86

100 backstroke — (1) Buck 57.58 …. (5) E. Johnson 1:01.60 (6) Kelzer 1:03.01 (8) Kaylee Benson, ER, 1:04.79

100 breaststroke — (1) Roberts 1:04.16 … (4) Sylvester 1:10.58 (6) Hendricks 1:11.85

400 freestyle relay — (1) Maple Grove 3:35.58 … (4) Rogers: Kelzer, Larson, Sylvester, Young, 3:50.17 (6) Elk River: H. Johnson, Hayes, Lauren Rishovd, Benson, 3:53.61

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