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Warrior Swimming and Diving: Ryan wins twice in Warriors fifth-place showing

ELK RIVER — There was no catching Fallon Ryan Saturday.

The Brainerd Warriors sophomore won both the 200- and 500-yard freestyles in grand fashion in the Section 8-2A True Team meet to help the Brainerd Warriors to fifth place.

Ryan won the 200 free by almost two seconds with a time of 2:02.53. The 500 free was a closer race with Ryan bettering Brooke Soller of Maple Grove by .77 seconds. It was Maple Grove that won the meet with 1,190 team points compared to runner up St. Michael-Albertville’s 962.

Brainerd scored 754 points as a team. Hannah McKeag scored a second-place time of 1:03.63 in the 100 backstroke. The 200 free relay of freshman Alyssa Williams, eighth-grader Sydney Erickson and sophomores Reilly Peterson and Ryan finished second with a 1:47.15.

The diving duo of Beth Etterman and Lonie Anderson finished third and fourth respectively. Etterman scored a 364.20 with Anderson scoring a 358.50.

Team scores: 1-Maple Grove 1,190, 2-St. Michael-Albertville 962, 3-Buffalo 917, 4-Elk River 816, 5-Brainerd 754, 6-Watertown-Mayer/Delano 736, 7-St. Cloud Tech 693

200 medley relay: 1-Elk River 1:53.98, 4-Brainerd (Hannah McKeag, Erica Rehnblom, Sydney Erickson, Lauren Forsythe) 1:59:63, 22-Brainerd (Helena Wise, Annika Watson, Abby Rubado, Annie Grabowski) 2:19.73, 24-Brainerd (Catie Kleindl, Delaney Kennedy, Kaitlyn Borgstrom, McKenzie Crawford) 2:24.76

200 freestyle: 1-Fallon Ryan (Brd) 2:02.55, 21-Allison Crum (Brd) 2:16.59, 26-Haley Bradford (Brd) 2:21.31, 28-Haley Anderson (Brd) 2:25.76

200 individual medley: 1-Kasey Roberts (STMA) 2:09.46, 4-Reilly Peterson (Brd) 2:26.83; 9-Lauren Forsythe (Brd) 2:29.52, 15-Erica Rehnblom (Brd) 2:34.04, 25-Watson (Brd) 2:47.75

50 freestyle: 1-Emily Devore (Buff) 25.55, 13-Alyssa Williams (Brd) 27.51, 16-Erickson 27.70, 25-Grabowski 29.21, 28-Kleindl 31.49

Diving: 1-Lexi Tenenbaum (Maple Grove) 483.15, 3-Beth Etterman (Brd) 364.20, 4-Lonie Anderson 358.50, 11-Sydney Wold (Brd) 286.20, 15-Anna Bieganek (Brd) 228.10

100 butterfly: 1-Courtney Grunewald (Elk River) 1:00.48, 7-Erickson (Brd) 1:07.73, 22-Wise (Brd) 1:17.54, 26-Kaitln Borgstrom (Brd) 1:28.19

100 freestyle: 1-Erin Buck (Maple Grove) 53.23; 6-McKeag (Brd) 57.87, 7-Peterson (Brd) 57.92, 16-Williams (Brd) 1:00.87, 23-Grabowski (Brd) 1:04.16

500 freestyle: 1-Ryan (Brd) 5:28.14, 13-Crum (Brd) 6:08.51, 24-Haley Bradford (Brd) 6:23.15, 27-Rubado (Brd) 6:34.19

200 freestyle relay – 1-Buffalo 1:4.61, 2-Brainerd (Williams, Erickson, Peterson, Ryan) 1:47.15, 17-Brainerd (Rehnblom, Watson, Sierra Lund, Crum) 1:58.17, 24-Brainerd (McKenzie Crawford, Kennedy, Kaylie Johnson, Bradford) 2:05.96, 28-Brainerd (Josie Smude, Kleindl, Haley Anderson, Rubado) 2:12.62

100 backstroke: 1-Buck (MG) 58.70, 2-McKeag 1:03.63, 5-Forsythe (Brd) 1:07.15, 19-Wise (Brd) 1:14.43, 23-Greta Engen (Brd) 1:15.73

100 breaststroke: 1-1-Allison Schwab (Elk River) 1:10.43, 4-Erica Rehnblom (Brd) 1:14.89, 13-Samantha Hartman (Brd) 1:18.11, 18-Watson (Brd) 1:21.70, 25-Kennedy (Brd) 1:26.42

400 freestyle relay: 1-Maple Grove 3:44.44, 4-Brainerd (Williams, Peterson, McKeag, Ryan) 3:55.00, 12-Brainerd (Forsythe, Wise, Grabowski, Crum) 4:14.59, 24-Brainerd (Engen, Bradford, Kleindl, Anderson) 4:40.42, 26-Brainerd (Rubado, Crawford, Smude, Kennedy) 4:51.52

Next: Brainerd hosts Alexandria 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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