Dickinson girls shine in Coyotes' win
The familiarity of the West River Community Center pool wasn't lost on Dickinson girls swimmers who compete with Williston. "It helps a lot," sophomore Alexa Martel said. "You know the pool pretty well. You know when to turn better. You know the ...
The familiarity of the West River Community Center pool wasn't lost on Dickinson girls swimmers who compete with Williston.
"It helps a lot," sophomore Alexa Martel said. "You know the pool pretty well. You know when to turn better. You know the walls better."
Martel used her knowledge to earn her first win of the season in the 100 freestyle with a state-qualifying time of 58.59 seconds and help the lift the Coyotes to a 135-45 victory over Wahpeton in a dual that served as a warm-up for today's Williston-Dickinson Invitational.
Senior Madison Porter of Dickinson won the 200-yard individual medley in a state-qualifying time of 2:18.35, and freshman Samie Bohl (1:10.26) edged teammate Ketti Ringwall (1:11.16) to win the 100 backstroke Friday and help.
"It was one of the best times I've ever swam," Martel said of her 100 freestyle time. "It is a personal best."
Both Porter and Martel were double winners. Porter swam the third-leg of the winning 400 freestyle relay team that swam a 4:03.34. Martel was the second leg of the 200 freestyle relay that won in a time of 1:49.26 while joining Ringwall on the second-place 400 free relay squad.
Despite not winning a race, senior Alexis Klug of Dickinson swam a pair of state-qualifying times. She took second in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:12.39. Wahpeton's Kelsey Richels won in 1:12.17. Richels and Klug's times were clocked by hand-held timers since the pool's touchpad system was not functioning.
Klug also took third in the 200 freestyle (2:12.60), coming in behind teammates Kaitlin Bolinske (1:59.94) and Martel (2:10.76).
Bolinske also won the 500 freestyle in 5:17.54, beating Porter's time of 5:33.61 and swam the anchor leg of the 400 freestyle relay. Both were state-qualifying times.
Marissa Cerkoney of Dickinson qualified for state in the 50 freestyle with a time of 28.21.
50 freestyle: 1, Kelsey Richels, Wahpeton, 25.97 (SQ). 2, Bryn Everson, Williston, 26.50 (SQ). 3, Samantha Miller, Williston, 27.34 (SQ).
100 backstroke: 1, Samie Bohl, Williston, 1:10.26 (SQ). 2, Ketti Ringwall, Williston, 1:11.16 (SQ). 3, Kristen Ceglowski, Williston, 1:11.50 (SQ).
100 breaststroke: 1, Kelsey Richels, Wahpeton, 1:12.17 (SQ). 2, Alexis Klug, Williston, 1:12.39 (SQ). 3, Helene Pippin, Williston, 1:31.08.
100 butterfly: 1, Bryn Everson, Williston, 1:07.64 (SQ). 2, Carissa Bucholz, Wahpeton, 1:10.50 (SQ). 3, Kristen Ceglowski, 1:12.41.
100 freestyle: 1, Alexa Martel, Williston, 58.69 (SQ). 2, Ashley Hellen Williston, 1:01.51 (SQ). 3, Alyssa Stewart, Williston, 1:01.76 (SQ).
200 freestyle: 1, Kaitlin Bolinke, Williston, 1:59.94. 2, Alexa Martel, Williston, 2:10.76. 3, Alexis Klug, Williston, 2:12.60.
200 individual medley: 1, Madison Porter, Williston, 2:18.35. 2, Riley Ceglowski, Williston, 2:35.25 (SQ). 3, Brittney Braun, Wahpeton, 2:45.74. (SQ).
500 freestyle: 1, Kaitlin Bolinske, Williston, 5:17.54 (SQ). 2, Madison Porter, Williston, 5:33.61 (SQ). 3, Heather Stach, Wahpeton, 6:29.94.
200 freestyle relay: 1, Williston (Shantha Trottier, Alexa Martel, Bryn Everson, Alexis Klug), 1:49.26. 2, Williston (Lauren Sneddon, Alyssa Stewart, Helene Pippin, Ketti Ringwall), 1:54.95. 3, Williston (Alyssa Hodenfield, Danielle Hodenfield, Keely Kleven, Sarah Strube), 2:02.45.
200 medley relay: 1, Williston (Bryn Everson, Riley Ceglowski, Ashley Hellen, Kristen Ceglowski), 2:05.23. 2, Williston (Samie Bohl, Samantha Miller, Marissa Cerkoney, Paige Fisketjon), 2:06.67. 3, Wahpeton (Kelsey Richels, Carissa Bucholz, Brittney Braun, Rachel Antrim), 2:07.24.
400 freestyle relay: 1, Williston (Riley Ceglowski, Kristen Ceglowski, Madison Porter, Kaitlin Bolinske), 4:03.34. 2, Williston (Ashly Hellen, Ketti Ringwall, Samantha Miller, Alexa Martel), 4:11.44. 3, Wahpeton (Carissa Bucholz, Heather Stach, Brittney Braun, Kelsey Richels), 4:19.00.
1-meter diving: 1, Shantha Trottier, Williston, 178.15. 2, Hailey Horob, Williston, 126.70. 3, Keely Kleven, Williston, 123.95.