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Dickinson finishes fifth at Mandan Invite

MANDAN — The Dickinson High boys swim and dive team was fifth out of six teams at the Mandan Invite on Saturday, Feb. 9, from the Mandan Aquatics Center. The Midgets earned a total score of 182.5 as Minot topped the meet with a mark of 666.

Completing the 50-meter freestyle with a personal-best time of 23.89 seconds, freshman Mason Beck brought home Dickinson’s best individual performance with a second-place finish. He was also eighth in the 100 freestyle.

Midgets senior Isaac Ellerkamp had a strong day in the pool, earning third in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:21.50, and fifth in the 100 breaststroke after clocking in at 1:09.91.

Freshman Dawson Wilson narrowly missed out on state-qualifying for the 100 butterfly, turning in a mark of 1:03.99, a mere .54 seconds off the state pace. He was also fourth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 318.45.

With a mark of 5:47.59, good enough for sixth place, freshman Trent Irwin nearly state-qualified for 500 freestyle, just under five seconds off the qualifying standard. Fellow freshman Casey Tuhy was right behind in ninth.

Results SaturdayMandan InviteTeam scores: 1, Minot, 666. 2, Bismarck Century, 509.5. 3, Mandan, 381. 4, Bismarck Legacy, 267. 5, Dickinson High, 182.5. 6, Bismarck High, 175.50 freestyle: 1, Ryan Johnson, BC, 23.52. 2, Mason Beck, 23.69. 100 backstroke: 1, Kalen Hill, Mi., 58.68. T14, Taven Wilson, D, 1:07.91.100 breaststroke: 1, Griffin Schaeffer, Mi., 1:03.64. 5, Isaac Ellerkamp, D, 1:09.91.
100 butterfly: 1, William Walker-Rozo, Mi., 57.45. 9, Dawson Wilson, D, 1:03.99. 100 freestyle: 1, Jayden Porter, BC, 50.75. 8, Beck, D, 55.71. 200 freestyle: 1, Porter, BC, 1:51.63. 17, Trent Irwin, D, 2:10.23.200 individual medley: 1, Chris Birnbaum, BC, 2:03.90. 3, Ellerkamp, D, 2:21.50. 200 medley relay: 1, Bismarck Century ‘A’ (Charles Koebele, Porter, Riley Kaul, Will Dohrmann), 1:43.11. 7, Dickinson ‘A’ (Aiden Rothstein, Detric Coleman, Connor Devero, Kadin Barth), J2:37.78.500 freestyle: 1, Alexander King, Mi., 5:10.88. 6, Irwin, D, 5:47.59. 9, Casey Tuhy, D, 5:51.90. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Minot ‘A’ (Zac Spaulding, Dominic Yoder, Walker-Rozo, Steve Novak), 1:33.57. 4, Dickinson ‘A’ (D. Wilson, Ellerkamp, T. Wilson, Beck), J1:40.54. 11, Dickinson ‘B’ (Irwin, Barth, Devero, Tuhy), J2:04.00.
400 freestyle relay: 1, Bismarck Century ‘A’ (Birnbaum, Koebele, Johnson, Porter), 3:23.59. 1-meter diving: 1, Johnny Mindt, Ma., 432.60. 4, D. Wilson, D, 318.45.
Patrick Bernadeau

Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers ( in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.

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