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Blue Jays end season strong

Jamestown High School’s 200 freestyle relay team set a new school record in the event at the state swimming meet in Grand Forks on Saturday. Team members are, from left, Colt Rasmussen, Andy Oslund, Braydon Love and Cayden Hare.(Photo courtesy / Ben Smith)

Jamestown’s seniors made it a memorable weekend.

The swimming and diving team finished seventh including third out of five West Region teams at the state meet on Saturday in Grand Forks.

Not only was it a solid outing for Ben Smith’s club, a school record fell as well. Seniors Andy Oslund and Braydon Love, junior Colt Rasmussen and sophomore Cayden Hare combined to break Jamestown High School’s previous record in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1 minute, 31.77 seconds. It placed them fourth overall.

The prior mark of 1:33.22 was set in 2012 by Oslund, Love, Rasmussen and Willy Marler.

“Everybody that performed this weekend did above and beyond what they were seeded at,” Smith said. “It was good to see (the seniors) end on a positive note.”

The same foursome combined for seventh in the 400 freestyle relay, swimming a 3:22.35. They also had a busy weekend, individually.

Colt Rasmussen was the swimmers’ highest placer, taking fourth in the 200 freestyle. He swam a 1:46.62. Rasmussen was also eighth in the 100 freestyle with a 49.43.

“He bested his 200 free time that he set in the prelims,” Smith said. “He broke his own record again.”

Oslund, who was named first-team all-state like Rasmussen, was fifth in the 100 free (48.99) and seventh in the 50 free (22.45).

“It was awesome for him to (be all-state),” Smith said.

Love was 10th in the 500 freestyle (5:06.78) and 11th in the 200 free (1:51.15), while Hare was 10th in the butterfly (57.74).

As expected, Jamestown racked up the points in the diving competition thanks to two of the state’s top performers. Senior Riley Thom finished third, scoring a 379.6. Sophomore Cody Lutman wasn’t far behind, taking fifth with a score of 352.65.

“Riley was our highest individual placer,” Smith said. “For both of them to get in the top eight, that’s good. It’s a long weekend for divers. They dive at three separate times at the meet. They really have to keep their composure.”

Bismarck Century won its second consecutive state title, edging Minot 349-323.

State swimming and diving meet

At Grand Forks

Team scores

1. Century 349. 2. Minot 323. 3. Fargo North 297. 4. West Fargo 253. 5. Fargo South 235. 6. Fargo Davies 197. 7. Jamestown 168. 8. Mandan 134. 9. Grand Forks 130.5. 10. Bismarck 83.5. 11. Williston 53.

Individual Results

200 medley relay

Finals: 1. Fargo South (Connor Bjellum, Beau Anderson, Andrew Hollingsworth, Alex Brock) 1:38.80. 2. Fargo Davies 1:39.62. 3. Minot 1:40.74. 4. West Fargo 1:41.63. 5. Century 1:41.64. 6. Fargo North 1:42.06. 7. Grand Forks 1:44.11. 8. Mandan 1:44.34. 9. Bismarck 1:45.59. 10. Williston 1:49.63. 11. Jamestown (Zach Fossen, Cody Lange, Tyler Bjorgaard, Dayden Renwick), 2:04.99.

200 freestyle

Finals: 1. Alex Brock, FS, 1:42.92. 2. Austin Teunissen, Bis, 1:45.89. 3. Nate Duncan, FD, 1:45.92. 4. Colt Rasmussen, Jam, 1:46.62. 5. Ethan Bahl, Min, 1:47.58. 6. Ben Wenzel, FN, 1:49.37. 7. Matt Montplaisir, WF, 1:49.81. 8. Tristan Weisz, GF, 1:51.39.

Consolation: 9. Maxwell Lingle, FD, 1:49.04. 10. Daniel Todorovic, GF, 1:49.87. 11. Braydon Love, Jam, 1:51.15. 12. Brandon Olson, WF, 1:51.27. 13. Taylor Hedge, Cen, 1:51.39. 14. Chris Edmonds, Min, 1:53.26. 15. Dustin Dutchuk, Cen, 1:54.43. 16. Eric Mayer, Man, 1:54.59.

200 individual medley

Finals: 1. Loren Sether, Cen, 1:54.58 (state record, old record, Loren Sether, Cen, 1:55.87, 2014 prelims). 2. Tanner Bjorlie, FN, 1:58.64. 3. Carson Keller, WF, 2:00.55. 4. Andrew Hollingsworth, FS, 2:00.79. 5. Sanders Ellingson, FN, 2:04.35. 6. Ethan Porter, Cen, 2:06.02. 7. Travis Vatnsdal, Cen, 2:06.77. 8. Jarod Smith, WF, 2:07.15.

Consolation: 9. Kevin McGlaughlin, Min, 2:03.83. 10. Beau Anderson, FS, 2:06.59. 11. Cole Weisz, WF, 2:06.78. 12. Dylan Foley, GF, 2:08.54. 13. Eric Bergeson, Cen, 2:09.30. 14. Jacob Hassebrock, FN, 2:09.38. 15. Eric Curtiss, Man, 2:10.01. 16. Grant Isaak, FS, 2:11.00.

50 freestyle

Finals: 1. Justin Kovich, Min, 21.40. 2. Zach Grosz, Cen, 21.72. 3. Matthew Poppe, Man, 21.85. 4. Nate Gourde, FS, 22.11. 5. Steven Rider, FN, 22.19. 6. Logan Stucki, Cen, 22.34. 7. Andy Oslund, Jam, 22.45. 8. Quentin Hogue, Cen, 22.89.

Consolation: 9. Brett Butler, FD, 23.04. 10. Victor Isaak, FS, 23.05. 11. Dylan Kern, Bis, 23.13. 12. Ryan Swartwout, Min, 23.16. 13. Dalton Kemmesat, Cen, 23.33. 14. Wayne Clark, Man, 23.56. 15. Jacob Nygaard, WF, 23.63. 16. Ben Schleicher, GF, 23.64.

Diving

Finals: 1. Brady Coughlin, FN, 462.70. 2. Adam Berglund, Cen, 386.45. 3. Riley Thom, Jam, 379.60. 4. Patrick Drouin, Min, 369.45. 5. Cody Lutman, Jam, 352.65. 6. Kailan Horne, Min, 350.15. 7. Keaton Sedivec, Man, 335.95. 8. Kyle Holoien, WF, 332.55. 9. Kao Jenne, Min, 320.00. 10. Brody Kindsvogel, Man, 315.35. 11. Ben Swenson, FN, 307.45. 12. Abraham Volk, FN, 290.10. 13. Ashton Johnson, WF, 270.75. 14. Nick McCowan, GF, 270.20. 15. Jack Bulman, GF, 259.85. 16. Kody Strole, Min, 252.95.

100 butterfly

Finals: 1. Tanner Bjorlie, FN, 52.13. 2. Loren Sether, Cen, 52.18. 3. Connor Bjellum, FS, 52.24. 4. Andrew Hollingsworth, FS, 53.65. 5. Nate Gourde, FD, 53.80. 6. Carson Keller, WF, 54.49. 7. Mike White, GF, 55.48. 8. Jeremy Evans, Min, 56.13.

Consolation: 9. Sam Artz, Cen, 57.61. 10. Cayden Hare, Jam, 57.74. 11. Jacob Nygaard, WF, 58.37. 12. Jacob Ustanko, WF, 58.94. 13. Jayden Mehlhoff, Min, 59.29. 14. Ben Wanner, Man, 1:00.20. 15. Jacob Hannam, Min, 1:00.74. 16. John Stennes, FN, 1:00.97.

100 freestyle

Finals: 1. Justin Kovich, Min, 47.17. 2. Alex Brock, FS, 47.23. 3. Zach Grosz, Cen, 47.34. 4. Matthew Poppe, Man, 48.96. 5. Andy Oslund, Jam, 48.99. 6. Steven Rider, FN, 49.05. 7. Palmer Obembe, FN, 49.35. 8. Colt Rasmussen, Jam, 49.43.

Consolation: 9. Logan Stucki, Cen, 49.64. 10. Matt Montplaisir, WF, 49.91. 11. Marshall Reopelle, FD, 49.94. 12. Ryan Swartwout, Min, 50.19. 13. Ryan Livingood, FD, 50.88. 14. (tie) Dylan Kern, Bis, and Daniel Todorovic, GF, 51.07. 16. Brett Butler, FD, 52.28.

500 freestyle

Finals: 1. Austin Teunissen, Bis, 4:48.49. 2. Gerald Brown, Min, 4:58.40. 3. Jarod Smith, WF, 4:59.03. 4. Shaun Mengelkoch, FN, 5:03.95. 5. Tristan Weisz, GF, 5:04.13. 6. Kyler Alme, Cen, 5:04.31. 7. Stephen Hulbert, WF, 5:05.39. 8. Brandon Olson, WF, 5:07.38.

Consolation: 9. Ben Wenzel, FN, 5:06.33. 10. Braydon Love, Jam, 5:06.78. 11. Joshua Kaelberer, Bis, 5:06.79. 12. Eric Mayer, Man, 5:09.64. 13. Dylan Foley, GF, 5:15.04. 14. Chris Edmonds, Min, 5:18.22. 15. Sam Artz, Cen, 5:18.32. 16. Chris Stock, Min, 5:22.04.

200 freestyle relay

Finals: 1. Century (Loren Sether, Logan Stucki, Quentin Hogue, Zach Grosz) 1:27.11. 2. Minot 1:27.33. 3. Fargo North 1:28.92. 4. Jamestown (Colt Rasmussen, Cayden Hare, Braydon Love, Andy Oslund), 1:31.77. 5. Fargo Davies 1:32.21. 6. West Fargo 1:32.94. 7. Fargo South 1:33.12. 8. Mandan 1:34.77. 9. Williston 1:34.93. 10. Grand Forks 1:35.48.

100 backstroke

Finals: 1. Connor Bjellum, FS, 53.80. 2. Palmer Obembe, FN, 54.37. 3. Nate Duncan, FD, 55.31. 4. Gerald Brown, Min, 55.82. 5. Zach Bueling, WF, 57.56. 6. Ben Schleicher, GF, 58.34. 7. Jacob Ustanko, WF, 58.91. 8. Quentin Hogue, Cen, 58.96.

Consolation: 9. Ryan Hellen, Wil, 57.19. 10. Josh Olson, FS, 58.90. 11. Coghlan Fisher, FN, 59.07. 12. Grant Isaak, FS, 59.44. 13. Taylor Hedge, Cen, 59.49. 14. Reed Bergman, Man, 59.95. 15. Eric Bergeson, Cen, 1:00.07. 16. Graham Zola, FD, 1:00.30.

100 breaststroke

Finals: 1. Ethan Bahl, Min, 57.01. 2. Kyler Alme, Cen, 1:00.56. 3. Sanders Ellingson, FN, 1:00.62. 4. Kevin McGlaughlin, Min, 1:00.81. 5. Mason Bahl, Min, 1:01.08. 6. Ethan Porter, Cen, 1:01.10. 7. Ryan Livingood, FD, 1:02.37. 8. Jeremy Evans, Min, 1:02.85.

Consolation: 9. Travis Vatnsdal, Cen, 1:02.61. 10. Beau Anderson, FS, 1:02.97. 11. Jacob Hassebrock, FN, 1:03.18. 12. Stephen Hulbert, WF, 1:03.58. 13. Marshall Reopelle, FD, 1:05.09. 14. Cole Weisz, WF, 1:05.29. 15. Dalton Kemmesat, Cen, 1:06.00. 16. Eric Curtiss, Man, 1:07.18.

400 freestyle relay

Finals: 1. Century (Loren Sether, Taylor Hedge, Logan Stucki, Zach Grosz), 3:13.40. 2. Fargo South 3:14.08. 3. Fargo North 3:15.91. 4. Minot 3:16.19. 5. Fargo Davies 3:18.41. 6. West Fargo 3:19.41. 7. Jamestown (Colt Rasmussen, Cayden Hare, Braydon Love, Andy Oslund), 3:22.35. 8. Mandan 3:25.23. 9. Grand Forks 3:26.27. 10. Bismarck 3:27.77. 11. Williston 3:31.52.

Chris Aarhus
Aarhus has been a sportswriter for the Jamestown Sun since May of 2012. Prior to that, he was the sports editor at the Minot Daily News and The Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D. He also worked as a sports writer at The Dickinson Press. He was honored as North Dakota's Sportswriter of the Year for 2014.
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