Brooks Matetich of the Bemidji High School boys swimming and diving team placed 18th in his Class A state meet debut on Friday at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Matetich finished the 100-yard butterfly in 55.96 seconds, jumping up two places from his seed time. The sophomore finished the first lap in 25.38, which ranked 14th out of 22 swimmers, and completed the second lap in 30.58.
“He dropped more time,” Coach McRae said, in comparison to Matetich’s section results. “It was fantastic. He moved up two spots and keeps dropping (time).”