Boys swimming and diving: Seniors shine as Detroit Lakes take part in Mid-State Championships – Detroit Lakes Tribune

DETROIT LAKES — It was a big day for both Laker seniors at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center on Saturday in the Mid-State Conference Championships.

John Gulon took first place in three separate events, including the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.70 seconds. He also won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.77 seconds before launching the Detroit Lakes’ first 400-yard stint with Ryan Erickson, Zane Roberts and Micah Barberg. The same team took second place in the 200-yard medley relay.

Luther Van Offelen was just behind Gulon in fifth place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 28.26. He also finished fourth in the 100-yard butterfly (1:17.31) and swam in two relays. The team of Erickson, Zariah Wouters, Brian Morrison and Van Offelen took third place in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:57.53), while the team of Carson Jensen, Wouters, Van Offelen and Morrison took finished fifth in the 200-yard medley relay (2:26.04).

Erickson took first place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 54.68. Barberg was behind him in third place at 56.86. Roberts scored a podium in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:29.87. Lane Yliniemi led the Detroit Lakes Fivers to third place with a score of 257.85. Morrison finished fourth with a score of 250.2.

MID-STATE BOYS SWIMMING TEAM SCORES – 1st – Park Rapids 459, Detroit Lakes 298, 3rd – Perham-New York Mills 249

DETROIT LAKES TOP FIVE FINISHES – 200Y MEDLEY RELAY – 2nd – John Gulon, Ryan Erickson, Zane Roberts, Micah Barberg 1:56.71; 5th – Carson Jensen, Zariah Wouters, Luther Van Offelen, Brian Morrison 2:26.04; 200Y IM-3rd-Roberts 2:29.87; 50Y FREE- 1st- Gulon 23.77, 5th- Van Offelen 28.26; DIVING – 3rd – Lane Yliniemi 257.85, 4th – Morrison 250.20; 100Y BUTTERFLY- 4th- Van Offelen 1:17.31; 100Y FREE – 1st – Erickson 54.68, 3rd – Barberg 56.86; 200Y FREE – 3rd – Erickson, Van Offelen, Wouters, Morrison 1:57.53; 4th – Jensen, Neil Trowbridge, Tony McLeod, Gregory Simons 2:07.95; 100Y RETURN- 1st- John Gulon 56.70, 4th- Barberg 1:07.24; 100Y PAINT- 2nd- Roberts 1:14.46; FREE RELAY 400Y – 1st – Gulon, Erickson, Roberts, Barberg 3:54.78

Brian Morrison of Detroit Lakes takes fourth place in the Mid-State Conference diving competition at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center on February 12, 2022.

Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune

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