The Bemidji High School boys swimming and diving team captured wins in 10 out of 11 events Tuesday night to sail to a 112-48 victory over Thief River Falls in a dual meet.
Walker Erickson took care of business in the 200-yard free (2:04.42) and 500 free (5:52.37), while Moses Son picked up wins in the sprints by winning the 50 free (25.47) and 100 free (54.37). Kolden Michalicek topped the podium in the 100 fly (1:05.89) and 200 IM (2:26.45).
Jaxon Leindecker and Brooks Matetich rounded the first-place performances with wins in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.92) and 100 backstroke (1:08.95), respectively.
Bemidji will next compete in one of its biggest meets of the regular season as the team heads to the Section 5A True Team meet in Morris on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Amid one of the most demanding stretches of the season, the Bemidji High School boys swimming and diving team played host for the seven-team Bemidji Invitational at BHS on Friday. Aidan Saari owned Bemidji’s best finish of the day, placing first in 1-meter diving at 195.10. Braden Olsen followed suit in second with a 187.20 score.
The Lumberjacks placed fourth with 387.5 points, trailing Melrose/Sauk Centre (558), Grand Forks (422.5) and Moorhead (403.5).
BHS will be back in the pool at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, for a dual at Thief River Falls.
The Bemidji High School boys swimming and diving team took 12th place out of 15 teams at Saturday’s Border Battle meet in West Fargo, N.D. The Lumberjacks recorded 69 points to finish ahead of Detroit Lakes, Grand Forks and Morris.
Brainerd claimed the team title with 389 points with Alexandria (322) and Willmar (211) rounding out the top three.
The Lumberjacks will return to their home pool to host the Bemidji Invitational at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10.