High School State Swimming Championships: North Dakota Boys

BISMARCK, North Dakota, March 3. FOUR state records were reset during the North Dakota Boys State Swimming and Diving Championshps, held at Bismarck State College Feb. 1-2.

Century senior Dylan Sether, Senior Swimmer of the Meet, had a hand in three of the marks, all set last year. In the 200 free, he lowered his state mark from 1:43.71 to 1:43.01. His 51.00 in the 100 fly took down Ian Ballantyne's 51.25. Sether led off Century's state record-setting 200 medley relay (1:36.64) with seniors Collin Kemmesat and Taylor Crothers, plus junior Zach Grosz. Bismarck set the mark at 1:38.04 last year; and the 400 free relay with Loren Sether, Kemmesat and Grosz (3:14.85).

The Patriots also received first-place points from sophomore Loren Sether in the 200 IM (1:57.95) and Grosz in the 100 free (48.15).

Also setting a new state standard was Alex Brock, a Fargo South junior, whose 4:41.36 in the 500 free erased Andy Wolf's 2006 mark of 4:41.87.

Minot's 200 free relay of seniors Luke Heilman, Parker Scott, plus juniors Ryan Swartwout and Ethan Bahl, touched first in 1:30.14. Bahl's 58.45 gave him the victory in the 100 breast.

Individual swimming champions included Mandan junior Matthew Poppe (50 free, 21.60) and Nate Duncan, a junior at Fargo Davies, in the 100 back (54.76). Brady Coughlin, a Fargo North junior, took charge of the diving event with his 448.10 points.

Century claimed the team title with 448.5 points. Minot took second (379.5), followed by Fargo North (252). Fargo Davies outscored West Fargo for fourth, 185-173.

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