Dickinson swimmers star as Coyotes win lone home invite of seasonDickinson’s swimmers got their one chance of the season to swim at home and they didn’t disappoint.
By: Royal McGregor, The Dickinson Press
Dickinson’s swimmers got their one chance of the season to swim at home and they didn’t disappoint.
The Williston and Dickinson co-op took home top honors at the Williston-Dickinson Invitational on Saturday at the West River Community Center.
“Swimming at home is exciting, because they know the pool and it just gives them confidence,” said Krist Roller, coach of Dickinson’s side of the co-op. “They swam really well. Most of them cut times.”
The Coyotes posted 456 points, edging Minot’s 431. Mandan had 345.
“It’s nice to get wins at home, just like any other sport,” said Alexa Martel, a Dickinson High senior. “When you get wins at home, people recognize you more, because they know you.”
Though winning at home was fun for the eight Dickinson girls who comprise the co-op with Williston. Cutting down on times was the message across the board.
“I thought we did really well,” Williston head coach Thomas Wheeling said. “I actually wasn’t sure we’d take this meet. We were swimming all of our strong events. It was a nice surprise to see some of the girls cut some time and the others stayed pretty consistent with their times.”
The Coyotes’ times improved throughout the meet, which may be a little unusual at this point in the season.
“We’re still coming off some of our high yardage weeks,” Wheeling said. “It’s surprising to see them cut some time. Usually they will stay pretty consistent as we start to tapper down. A time cut is always good to see, no matter what time of the season it is.”
Ketti Ringwall, a Dickinson Trinity sophomore, grabbed one first place and three second-place finishes. Ringwall helped the 200-yard medley relay team win in a time of 1 minute, 58.51 seconds.
“It gives us a good feeling to know all the hard work we’ve been doing is starting to show,” Ringwall said. “During practice we’re like ‘Oh my gosh, this is horrible.’ When we come to meets and we all do well, it helps to see we are doing the right things.”
Bryn Everson aided the 200 medley relay win and placed first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02.75. Everson also took second in the 50 yard freestyle (26.24 seconds).
“We did amazing,” Martel said. We’ve been putting in a lot of effort and we are finally starting to see it pay off.”
Martel cut time in each event, helping her place second twice, in the 400 freestyle relay (3:52.04) and 500 freestyle (5:42.61). She also took fourth in the 50 freestyle (27.42).
“The goal is to cut as much time as you can,” she said. “So if you cut a little bit each time it starts to add up at the end of the season.”
The Coyotes also saw individual wins from Shantha Trottier in the 1-meter dive (408.55 points), Katie Tkachyk in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.87).
“They are still working really hard and we are doing a lot of yards in practice,” Roller said. “Them cutting time is pretty impressive.
“I was very satisfied with their times. I can’t wait until the next meet to see how they do.”
At West River Community Center
Team scores: Williston 456, Minot 431, Mandan 345.
50 freestyle: 1, Courtney Funk, Minot, 25.07 (SQ). 2, Bryn Everson, Williston, 26.24 (SQ). 3, Paige Fisketjon, Williston, 26.95 (SQ). 4, Alexa Martel, Williston, 27.42 (SQ). 5, Sarah Pippin, Williston, 27.55 (SQ). 6, Rachel Aldinger, Mandan, 27.66.
100 backstroke: 1, Bryn Everson, Williston, 1:02.75 (SQ). 2, Katie Clark, Minot, 1:03.49 (SQ). 3, Samie Bohl, Williston, 1:10.05 (SQ). 4, Taylor Faul, Mandan, 1:11.25. 5, Jordan Hubbard, Minot, 1:11.9. 6, Jara Swegarden, Minot, 1:19.47.
100 freestyle: 1, Courtney Funk, Minot, 55.02 (SQ). 2, Ketti Ringwall, Williston, 56.47 (SQ). 3, Sam Miller, Williston, 57.98 (SQ). 4, Paige Fisketjon, Williston, 59.93 (SQ). 5, Devin Scott, Minot, 1:00.8 (SQ). 6, Helene Pippin, Williston, 1:01.28 (SQ).
100 breaststroke: 1, Katie Tkachyk, Williston, 1:11.87 (SQ). 2, Sarah Bogenrief, Minot, 1:12.11 (SQ). 3, Lauren Sneddon, Williston, 1:16.14 (SQ). 4, Akira Campbell, Minot, 1:20.95. 5, Alyssa Hodenfield, Williston, 1:22.56. 6, Kari Falter, Mandan, 1:23.8.
100 butterfly: 1, Rachel Ford, Mandan, 1:04.48 (SQ). 2, Sarah Pippin, Williston, 1:07.73 (SQ). 3, Krista Sauber, Mandan, 1:12.47. 4, Kiersten Sauber, Mandan 1:13.81. 5, Courtney Aarseth, Minot, 1:18.82. 6, Grace Peterson, Mandan, 1:31.62.
200 freestyle: 1, Alexis Clark, Minot, 2:04.38 (SQ). 2, Ketti Ringwall, Williston, 2:04.4 (SQ). 3, Sam Miller, Williston, 2:04.66 (SQ). 4, Mckenna Brown, Minot, 2:04.94 (SQ). 5, Ashley Doll, Mandan, 2:06.52 (SQ). 6, Maria Semenko, Williston, 2:07.13 (SQ).
200 freestyle relay: 1, Minot (Alexis Clark, Mckenna Bown, Devin Scott, Courtney Funk) 1:45.8. 2, Williston (Helene Pippin, Alexa Martel, Sam Miller, Paige Fisketjon) 1:47.51. 3, Mandan (Ashley Doll, Krista Sauber, Carlie Borchers,Rachel Aldinger) 1:50.92. 4, Williston (Lauren Sneddon, Alyssa Hodenfield, Maria Semenko, Sarah Pippin) 1:52.42. 5, Minot (Anne Palmer, Ashlee Swartwout, Tori Allison, Sydney Clark) 1:57.14. 6, Mandan (Kari Falter, Jayden Barth, Sarah Curtiss, Tonya Haag) 1:59.47.
200 individual medley: 1, Rachel Ford, Mandan, 2:22.1 (SQ). 2, Katie Clark, Minot, 2:24.54 (SQ). 3, Sydney Clark, Minot, 2:26.37 (SQ). 4, Sarah Bogenrief, Minot, 2:27.68 (SQ). 5, Jordan Hubbard, Minot, 2:31.39 (SQ). 6, Anne Palmer, Minot, 2:33.19 (SQ).
200 medley relay: 1, Williston (Bryn Everson, Katie Tkachyk, Paige Fisketjon, Ketti Ringwall) 1:58.51. 2, Minot (Katie Clark, Sarah Bogenrief, Sydney Clark, Jordan Hubbard) 2:00.81. 3, Williston (Jasmine Kreft, Lauren Sneddon, Samie Bohl, Alyssa Hodenfield) 2:06.63. 4, Mandan (Kari Falter, Rachel Ford, Kiersten Sauber, Rachel Aldinger) 2:06.63. 5, Mandan (Taylor Faul, Tonya Haag, Aubrey Quintus, Krista Sauber) 2:11.63. 6, Minot (Else-Marie Nelson, Akira Campbell, Anne Palmer, Julie Dockter) 2:18.62.
400 freestyle relay: 1, Minot (Devin Scott, Alexis Clark, Mckenna Brown, Courtney Funk) 3:49.45. 2, Williston (Bryn Everson, Sam Miller, Alexa Martel, Ketti Ringwall) 3:52.04. 3, Mandan (Ashley Doll, Kiersten Sauber, Carlie Borchers, Rachel Ford) 4:04.08. 4, Minot (Ashlle Swartwout, Tori Allison, Jordan Hubbard, Katie Clark) 4:04.94. 5, Minot (Courtney Aarseth, Natalie Kramer, Melissa Cresap, Akira Campbell) 4:24.67. 6, Mandan (Aubrey Quintus, Taylor Faul, Sarah Curtiss, Corin Reisenauer) 4:32.28.
500 freestyle: 1, Mckenna Brown, Minot, 5:37.47 (SQ). 2, Alexa Martel, Williston, 5:42.61 (SQ). 3, Ashley Doll, Mandan, 5:46.22 (SQ). 4, Maria Semenko, Williston, 5:46.56 (SQ). 5, Carlie Borchers, Mandan, 5:46.79 (SQ). 6, Alexis Clark, Minot, 5:49.34 (SQ).
1 meter dive: Shantha Trottier, Williston, 408.55. 2, Nicollette Haug, Mandan, 391.25. 3, Shaylee Schaf, Mandan, 383.05. 4, EmmaLee Stach, Minot, 382.3. 5, Danielle Hodenfield, Williston, 349.6. 6, Bethanie Pippin, Williston, 296.35.