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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Girls' swimming: Roed, MacGregor lead Pirates to 2nd in DL

  • The two combined for more than half of Crookston's points.
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  • The Pirate girls' swimming team finished runner-up at the Detroit Lakes Pentathlon Monday, led by junior Haley Roed and freshman Kate MacGregor. The Pirates finished 13.5 points behind first place Detroit Lakes.
    "Overall, the Pirates swam a great meet," Pirate head coach Marley Melbye said. "They are generating momentum to have a strong season this year. The swim team is sitting at 15 athletes, which is up from previous years, but still is a small squad. We are becoming a hard working team. The Pirates put up good times from all of the athletes and everyone had a part in the success in the Detroit Lakes Pentathlon."
    Roed recorded 85 of the team's 243.5 points by finishing runner-up in the 50 freestyle, fourth in both the 50 butterfly and 100 individual medley and 10th in both the 50 backstroke and 50 breaststroke.
    MacGregor posted 72 points by taking second in the 50 backstroke and sixth in the 50 butterfly, 50 freestyle and 100 IM.
    "Kate and Haley did have a great meet on Monday," coach Melbye said. "They are swimming times that are considerably faster than last year at this point in the season, which will set them up nicely for the rest of the season. The two girls along with their teammates are looking strong in and out of the water."
    In other top 10 finishes for Crookston, freshman Merran Dingmann placed seventh in the 50 backstroke and junior Marietta Geist took ninth in the 50 freestyle.
    "Two other girls that had a great meet were Merran Dingmann and Marietta Geist," coach Melbye said. "Marietta was swimming times that were anywhere from two to five seconds faster than last year at this meet. Merran finished in the top 20 in three out of the five events and has really been swimming and looking exceptional in the water at practice and I am happy to see that it is continuing at the competitions. I am excited to see the many successes these girls will have throughout the season."
    The Pirates will compete Thursday at Thief River Falls against the Prowlers and Fosston-Bagley. Crookston is then off until Saturday, Sept. 6 when they travel to the Bemidji Invitational.
    Team results
    1. Detroit Lakes - 256
    2. Crookston - 243.5
    3. Fergus Falls - 232
    4. Park Rapids Area - 211
    5. Thief River Falls - 91
    6. Perham - 89
    7. Staples Motley - 36.5
    8. Fosston-Bagley - 6
    Event 1  Girls 50 Yard Backstroke Varsity
    1. Livermore, Grace (DL) - 30.51 - 24 pts
    2. MacGregor, Kate - 30.68 - 21 pts
    7. Dingmann, Merran - 32.27 - 16 pts
    10. Roed, Haley - 32.53 - 13 pts
    11. Pry, Sierra - 32.74 - 11 pts
    24. Geist, Marietta - 35.42
    26. Oman, Thea - 35.67
    31. Erdman, Elizabeth - 36.01
    32. Nicholls, Maddie - 36.02
    43. MacRae, Muira - 37.24
    Page 2 of 2 - 55. Roed, Kelsey - 38.12
    65. Whiting, Lucy - 38.95
    119. Hall, Makenna - 45.77
    120. Cormican, Lexie - 46.02
    133. Ryan, Sarah - 54.13
    Event 2  Girls 50 Yard Breaststroke
    1. Reard, Emilie (FF) - 34.28 - 24 pts
    10. Roed, Haley - 37.50 - 13 pts
    11. Nicholls, Maddie - 37.59 - 11 pts
    13. Dingmann, Merran - 38.12 - 8 pts
    20. Oman, Thea - 38.76 - 1 pts
    24. MacGregor, Kate - 39.26
    26. Geist, Marietta - 39.79
    35. Erdman, Elizabeth - 40.75
    41. Pry, Sierra - 42.05
    55. Roed, Kelsey - 43.31
    60. Whiting, Lucy - 43.82
    83. MacRae, Muira - 46.20
    -- Cormican, Lexie - DQ
    Event 3  Girls 50 Yard Butterfly
    1. Rossman, Lauren (PRA) - 28.64 - 24 pts
    4. Roed, Haley - 29.70 - 19 pts
    6. MacGregor, Kate - 30.51 - 17 pts
    17. Pry, Sierra - 32.38 - 4 pts
    21. Erdman, Elizabeth - 32.90
    22. Oman, Thea - 32.97
    26. Dingmann, Merran - 33.84
    27. Olson, Alison - 34.11
    30. Geist, Marietta - 34.63
    71. MacRae, Muira - 40.57
    73. Roed, Kelsey - 40.71
    87. Cormican, Lexie - 42.95
    95. Whiting, Lucy - 44.66
    Event 4  Girls 50 Yard Freestyle
    1. Murphy, Natalie (Perham) - 26.58 - 24 pts
    2. Roed, Haley - 26.60 - 21 pts
    6. MacGregor, Kate - 27.25 - 17 pts
    9. Geist, Marietta - 27.87 - 14 pts
    14. Oman, Thea - 28.56 - 7 pts
    16. Pry, Sierra - 28.94 - 4.5 pts
    29. Nicholls, Maddie - 29.59
    35. Erdman, Elizabeth - 30.46
    36. Dingmann, Merran - 30.51
    53. Roed, Kelsey - 31.91
    61. Whiting, Lucy - 32.17
    67. MacRae, Muira - 32.51
    105. Cormican, Lexie - 35.70
    110. Hall, Makenna - 36.95
    144. Ryan, Sarah - 52.64
    Event 5  Girls 100 Yard IM
    1. Reard, Emilie (FF) - 1:06.05 - 24 pts
    4. Roed, Haley - 1:08.86 - 19 pts
    6. MacGregor, Kate - 1:11.14 - 17 pts
    15. Dingmann, Merran - 1:13.38 - 6 pts
    18. Oman, Thea - 1:15.14 - 3 pts
    20. Geist, Marietta - 1:15.95 - 1 pt
    22. Pry, Sierra - 1:16.18
    32. Erdman, Elizabeth - 1:19.75
    65. Whiting, Lucy - 1:27.13
    78. MacRae, Muira - 1:29.71
    80. Roed, Kelsey - 1:29.77
    -- Cormican, Lexie - DQ
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