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Ryan grabs two top finishes, eight Warriors qualify for finals

ELK RIVER — Fallon Ryan swam her way to a Brainerd High School record in the 200 freestyle by beating her previous record as the Warriors sent all relay teams and eight individuals to the Section 8-2A finals following Friday’s prelims.

Ryan also topped the 500 freestyle for Brainerd while Hannah McKeag broke her previous school record in the 100 backstroke.

Reilly Peterson, Alyssa Williams, Erica Rehnbom, Sydney Erickson, Lauren Forsythe, and Allison Crum each qualified for the finals in their respective events.

“We really swam well. Every swimmer had a season-best time and we were thrilled with that,” said Warriors head coach Dan Anderson.

200 medley relay: 1-Elk River 1:52.16, 2-Brainerd (Hannah McKeag, Erica Rehnblom, Sydney Erickson, Lauren Forsythe) 1:52.96

200 freestyle: 1-Fallon Ryan (Brd) 1:58.92 14-Alyssa Williams (Brd) 2:05.29

200 individual medley: 1-Kasey Roberts (SMA) 2:11.26, 5-Reilly Peterson (Brd) 2:22.12, 7-Rehnblom 2:23.63 8-Forsythe 2:24.03

50 freestyle: 1-Allison Schwab (ER) 24.67, 4-McKeag 25.25,

100 butterfly: 1-Courtney Grunewald (ER) 59.33, 9-Erickson 1:03.22

100 freestyle: 1-Emily Devoure (BUF) 54.03, 10-Peterson 56.88 14-Williams 57.30

500 freestyle: 1-Ryan 5:21.07, 12-Crum 5:47.53

200 freestyle relay – 1-Elk River 1:40.29, 4-Brainerd (Williams, Erickson, Peterson, Ryan) 1:46.28

100 backstroke: 1-Erin Buck (MG) 59:41, 2-McKeag 1:00.19, 7-Forsythe 1:04.70

100 breaststroke: 1-Roberts (SMA) 1:07.51, 3-Rehnblom 1:10.80, 12-Watson 1:15.28

400 freestyle relay: 1-Elk River 3:50.19, 5-Brainerd (Forsythe, Peterson, McKeag, Ryan) 3:58.83

Next: Brainerd in Section 8-2A finals Saturday at Elk River, diving noon, swimming finals 4 p.m.

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