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Area Swimming: Six firsts lead Flyers to victory

LITTLE FALLS — The Little Falls Flyers won six events on their way to defeating Milaca 97-89 Thursday in a Granite Ridge Conference meet.

Notching victories for the Flyers were Kirsten Holtz, in the 200-yard individual medley, Diana Kempenich in the 100 butterfly, Makyla Klever in the 100 freestyle, Mati Gold in the 500 free, Savanna Slettom in the backstroke and Emily Stark in the breaststroke.

Little Falls 97, Milaca 89

200 medley relay: 1-Milaca 2:06.30, 2-Little Falls (Makyla Klever, Emily Stark, Diana Kempenich, Mati Gold) 2:06.48, 4-Little Falls (Savanna Slettom, Christy Masog, Abby Swanson, Kristin Bobick) 2:16.68

200 freestyle: 1-Rachel Airhart (M) 2:15.60, 2-Gold (LF), 4-Kaitlyn Holtz (LF)

200 individual medley: 1-Kirsten Holtz (LF) 2:40.57, 4-Masog (LF) 2:49.43

50 freestyle: 1-Sarah Forker (M) 26.68, 3-Klever (LF) 27.72, 4-Kempenich (LF) 28.40

Diving: 1-Sarah Forker (M) 172.65, 3-Gabby Lyter (LF) 165.20, 4-Carly Atkinson (LF) 161.85, 5-Julie Noyes (LF) 130.90

100 butterfly: 1-Kempenich (LF) 1:11.30, 3-Masog (LF) 1:16.81, 4-Swanson (LF) 1:18.92

100 freestyle: 1-Klever (LF) 1:01.69, 3-Bobick (LF) 1:04.53, 4-Annnie Corbett (LF) 1:04.57

500 freestyle: 1-Gold (LF) 6:13.36, 3-Kaitlyn Holtz (LF) 6:35.35, 4-Jordyn Himley (LF) 6:41.88

200 freestyle relay: 1-Milaca 1:48.53, 2-Little Falls (Kempenich, Gold, Stark, Klever) 1:51.13; 4-Little Falls (Bobick, Masog, Corbett, Abby Van Heel) 1:59.66, 5-Little Falls (Klein, Himley, Hotlz, Holtz) 2:08.27

100 backstroke: 1-Slettom (LF) 1:15.52, 4-Mikaela Olson (LF) 1:19.52, 5-Kathleen Jopp (LF) 1:20.29

100 breaststroke: 1-Stark (LF) 1:17.43, 2-Swanson (LF) 1:19.94, 4-Kirsten Holtz (LF) 1:22.43

400 freestyle relay: 1-Milaca 4:12.18, 2-Little Falls (Van Heel, Corbett, Bobick, Ka. Holtz) 4:19.66, 3-Little Falls (Himley, Sierra Marshik, Carla Walquist, Swanson) 4:40.98, 4-Little Falls (Aidan Van Hercke, Slettom, Ashley Klein, Ki. Holtz) 4:45.65

Next: Little Falls at Rocori 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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