Girls Swimming and Diving: Brainerd finishes 5th in sections

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ELK RIVER — Brainerd’s Gabby VanHorn and Chandler Niemeyer finished third and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke, the best finishes for the Warrior swimmers who placed fifth in the Section 8-2A finals Saturday, Oct. 24.

Niemeyer also cracked the top-10 in the 50 freestyle where she finished eighth.

Macey Whitlock placed fifth and seventh in the 200- and 500-freestyle races respectively while Sophie Mattson was sixth and ninth in the same races.

Posting 10th-place finishes were Mariah Alderson (200 IM), Alexis Lugo (100 freestyle) and Ellie Mattson (100 backstroke).

In the relay races, Brainerd was fourth in the 200 medley (Ellie Mattson, Niemeyer, Alderson, Mya Tautges) and 400 freestyle (Ellie Mattson, Gabby Chalupsky, Sophie Mattson, Whitlock). The Warrior 200 freestyle relay team (Whitlock, Lugo, Tautges, Niemeyer) placed fifth.


On Friday, Brainerd sophomore Izzy Olson won the diving competition with 374.25 points while teammates Breanna Deason finished fifth and Sabrina Buffetta eighth.

Team Results: 1-Moorhead 368, 2-Buffalo 367.5, 3-St. Michael-Albertville 345, 4-Maple Grove 290.5, 5-Brainerd 275, 6-Elk River 240.5, 7-Rogers 150.5
200 medley relay: 1-Buffalo 1:50.05; 4-Brainerd (Ellie Mattson, Chandler Niemeyer, Mariah Alderson, Mya Tautges) 1:53.18
200 freestyle: 1-Faye Roberts (STMA) 1:58.87, 5-Macey Whitlock (Brd) 2:03.88, 6-Sophie Mattson (Brd) 2:04.62, 13-Gabby Chalupsky (Brd) 2:08.57, 21-Ella Ostrowski (Brd) 2:13.18
200 individual medley: 1-Gabrielle Odegard (ER) 2:09.32, 10-Alderson 2:24.74, 12-Tautges 2:25.92, 26-Scarlett Anderson (Brd) 2:41.98
50 freestyle: 1-Maddi Blast (MG) 24.93, 8-Niemeyer 25.70, 12-Gabby VanHorn (Brd) 26.53, 13-Alexis Lugo (Brd) 26.62, 24-Lily Haglin (Brd) 28.48
Diving: 1-Izzy Olson (Brd) 374.25, 5-Brenna Deason (Brd) 312.60, 8-Sabrina Buffetta (Brd) 287.75
100 butterfly: 1-Alayna Janke (Mrhd) 59.06, 12-Alderson 1:04.08, 14-Chalupsky 1:05.41, 17-Tautges 1:06.57, 18-Autumn Larson (Brd) 1:07.43
100 freestyle: 1-Kolby Schendel (Buf) 53.22, 10-Lugo 58.80, 17-Ellie Mattson 1:00.14, 24-Scarlett Anderson 1:03.05, 26-Lily Haglin 1:05.22
500 freestyle: 1-Faye Roberts (STMA) 5:23.19, 7-Whitlock 5:36.28, 9-Sophie Mattson 5:37.41, 18-Larson 5:53.74, 25-Ostrowski 6:05.73
200 freestyle relay: 1-Maple Grove 1:41.04; 5-Brainerd (Whitlock, Lugo, Tautges, Niemeyer) 1:43.32
100 backstroke: 1-Lily Van Heel (STMA) 58.61, 10-Ellie Mattson 1:05.22, 19-Ella Dircks (Brd) 1:10.8620-Vanessa Anderson (Brd) 1:11.22, 25-Grace Haglin 1:14.59
100 breaststroke: 1-Brianna Shroyer (Buf) 1:05.04, 3-Van Horn 1:11.90, 4-Niemeyer 1:12.05, 19-Jayna Hegstrom 1:20.05, 22-CaitlinMae Hamilton (Brd) 1:21.38
400 freestyle relay: 1-Moorhead 3:42.18; 4-Brainerd (Ellie Mattson, Chalupsky, Sophie Mattson, Whitlock) 3:51.49

Chandler Niemeyer

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