Jamestown High School sophomore swimmer Noah Haglund improved his 100-yard backstroke time by nearly half a second to take fourth place Saturday at the North Dakota state swimming and diving meet.

Haglund clocked in with time of 56.43 seconds, while his prelims mark was 56.83. The sophomore swam the slowest time during the first lap around the pool (28.67) in the finals, but upped his mark by roughly a second (27.76) to climb back into the mix.

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Haglund also won the 100 freestyle B finals with a time of 51.20 earlier on the day.

"He really likes to negative split, where his first half is slower than the second half," Jamestown coach Ben Smith said of the 100 backstroke time. "It always makes me nervous, but he does a good job of catching back up and catching the field down."

All three Jamestown divers-senior Gage Poland, senior Jameson Holgerson and eighth-grader Jaron Coombs-all made the top-16 diving final. Poland led the way with a fifth-place finish (366.75), Holgerson took ninth (333.75) and Coombs was 13th (312.65). Mandan's Johnny Mindt won the event with a 526.55.

"It was a huge day for them, since it's so spread out," Smith said. "They have five dives on Friday and three dives Saturday morning. Their days are really spread out and for them to keep their focus for that long is really difficult."

Both Haglund (100 backstroke) and Poland (diving) each earned all-state honors.

Jamestown's 200 medley and freestyle relays each took seventh with times of 1:46.25 and 1:35, respectively. The Blue Jays' 400 relay took 12th with a time of 3:43.92.

"That was a great thing because relays are double points," Smith said. "That 400 also dropped a ton of time, too."

Luca Flann claimed 13th in the 50 freestyle (23.57) and 15th in the 100 freestyle (52.59) on Saturday. Cole Rasmusson was 13th in the 200 freestyle (1:55.39) and 16th in the 500 freestyle (5:19.92).

"They both came back and made B finals in two individual races, so they had long weekends too," Smith said. "It's really great to break that top 16 and beating their seed was really cool."

Overall, Jamestown finished eighth as a team (120 points), while Minot repeated as team champions with 438.

The state swimming and diving meet was the last for Jacob Anteau, Holgerson, Andy Pfeiffer, Poland and Rasmusson. The Blue Jays bring back the likes of Flann, Cameron Winstead, Haglund, Garret Wright, Alex Goodrie and Coombs next winter.

"Right after the meet, we were having supper and the juniors and returners were all talking about the goals for next year, so they're not ready to break from training yet," Smith said. "They're ready for next season."

N.D. boys state swimming and diving meet

Bismarck State College Aquatics and Wellness Center

Team results

1. Minot 438; 2. Bismarck Century 327; 3. Fargo North 267; 4. West Fargo 216; 5. Fargo South 171; 6. Mandan 149; 7. Williston 134; 8. Jamestown 120; 9. Grand Forks 118; 10. Fargo Davies 87; 11. West Fargo Sheyenne 73; Bismarck Legacy 69; 13. Dickinson 62; 14. Wahpeton 40; 15. Bismarck 18.

Winners and Blue Jay results

200-yard relay: 1. BC, 1:36.52; 7. Jamestown, 1:46.25.

200 free: 1. Chris Birnbaum, BC; 13. Cole Rasmusson 1:55.39.

200 medley: 1. Jayden Porter, BC, 1:56.70.

50 free: 1. Eric Anderson, Wah., 21.17; 13. Luca Flann, 23.57.

Diving: 1. Johnny Mindt, Man., 526.55; 5. Gage Poland, 366.75; 9. Jameson Holgerson, 333.75; 13. Jaron Coombs, 227.90.

100 fly: 1. Rhys Enget, 53.09.

100 free: 1. Eric Anderson, Wah., 46.29; 9. Noah Haglund, 51.20; 15. Luca Flann, 52.59.

500 free: 1. Chris Birnbaum, BC, 4:48.76; 16. Cole Rasmusson, 5:19.92.

200 free relay: 1. Fargo North, 1:28.73; 7. Jamestown, 1:35.

100 backstroke: 1. Charles Koebele, BC, 53.06; 4. Noah Haglund, 56.43.

100 breaststroke: 1. Jayden Porter, BC, 55.68.

400 free relay: 1. Bismarck Century, 3:14.11; 12. Jamestown 3:43.92.

State Boys Swimming and Diving Meet

BSC Aquatic Center

Team Scores

1. Minot 438. 2. Century 327. 3. Fargo North 267. 4. West Fargo 216. 5. Fargo South 171. 6. Mandan 149. 7. Williston 134. 8. Jamestown 120. 9. Grand Forks 118. 10. Fargo Davies 87.

11. West Fargo Sheyenne 73. 12. Legacy 69. 13. Dickinson 62. 14. Wahpeton 40. 15. Bismarck 18.

Individual Events

200 Medley Relay

Championship Heat: 1. Century (Charles Koebele, Jayden Porter, Riley Kaul, Will Dohrmann), 1:36.52 (Meet record; previous record 1:36.64, Century, 2013). 2. Minot, 1:39.81. 3. West Fargo 1:51.38. 4. Fargo North, 1:44.01. 5. Williston, 1:44.43. 6. Grand Forks, 1:44.59. 7. Jamestown, 1:46.25. 8. Dickinson, 1:46.44.

Consolation heat: 9. Fargo Davies, 1:46.70. 10. W.F. Sheyenne 1:47.28. 11. Mandan, 1:49.21. 12. Fargo South, 1:49.49. 13. Legacy, 1:50.60. 14. Bismarck, 1:53.91.

200 Freestyle

Championship heat: 1. Chris Birnbaum, C, 1:42.38 (Meet record; previous record 1:42.76, Dylan Sether, C, 2013). 2. Timothy Hulbert, WF, 1:47.36. 3. Grant Schaeffer, Min, 1:49.23. 4. Ryan Johnson, C, 1:50.32. 5. Garrett Craven, GF, 1:50.85. 6. Peyton Huss, Min, 1:50.00. 7. Alexander King, Min, 1:52.13. 8. Disqualified.

Consolation heat: 9. Ryan Bergman, Man, 1:53.57. 10. Jonathan Babcock, Wil, 1:54.50. 11. Kasey Chase, WF, 1:54.56. 12. Keegan Summers, Min, 1:54.61. 13. Cole Rasmusson, J, 1:55.39. 14. Brekken Mineer, FN, 1:55.52. 15. Parker Wieland, FD, 1:57.65. 16. Elijah Willardson, Wil, 1:57.81.

200 Individual Medley

Championship heat: 1. Jayden Porter, C, 1:56.70. 2. William Walker-Rozo, Min, 1:59.15. 3. Jack Wolsky, Min, 2:01.93. 4. Charles Koebele, C, 2:03.32. 5. Noah Jamison, WF, 2:03.61. 6. Josh Boen, Min, 2:03.64. 7. Dominic Yoder, Min, 2:03.83. 8. Jack Mehus, FS, 2:04.35.

Consolation heat: 9. Mason Engler, FN, 2:03.54. 10. Riley Hjelden, WF, 2:08.15. 11. Mickey Kenney, FN, 2:09.83. 12. Tristan Quibell, FS, 2:10.80. 13. Samuel Garrity, FS, 2:11.80. 14. Mason Emerson, WF, 2:12.94. 15. Beau Zander, C, 2:13.81. 16. Isaac Ellerkamp, D, 2:17.50.

50 Freestyle

Championship heat: 1. Eric Anderson, Wah, 21.22. 2. Payton Gabel, FN, 21.89. 3. Will Dohrmann, C, 21.91. 4. Anthony Hollingsworth, FS, 21.95. 5. Steve Novak, Min, 22.16. 6. Jakob Craven, GF, 22.28. 7. Caden Boutwell, FN, 22.47. 8. Zac Spaulding, Min, 22.58.

Consolation heat: 9. Mason Beck, D, 22.98. 10. Harrison Adams, C, 23.25. 11. Cooper Sahli, WF, 23.31. 12. Andrew Martodam, FS, 23.43. 13. Luca Flann, J, 23.57. 14. Eric Meier, FN, 23.63. 15. Austin Schlecht, L, 23.80. 16. Charley Graf, FD, 23.91.

Diving

1. Johnny Mindt, Man, 526.55 (Meet record; previous record 509.80, Brady Coughlin, FN, 2015). 2. Connor Johnson, FS, 434.20. 3. Layton King, Min, 384.50. 4. Wyatt Hermanson, Man, 380.00. 5. Gage Poland, J, 366.75. 6. Christian Pfau, Wil, 363.35. 7. Zack Pfeifer, C, 344.50. 8. Reece Pederson, Min, 339.10.

9. Jameson Holgerson, J, 333.75. 10. Nathan Thiner, FS, 327.85. 11. Pierce Johnson, FS, 320.85. 12. Harrison Shanklin, Min, 313.45. 13. Jaron Coombs, J, 312.65. 14. Clay Schultze, FN, 292.80. 15. Josh Reeb, Wil, 289.30.

100 Butterfly

Championship heat: 1. Rhys Enget, Wil, 53.09. 2. Peyton Fisher, FN, 53.79. 3. William Walker-Rozo, Min, 54.19. 4. Peyton Huss, Min, 54.59. 5. Will Dohrmann, Cen, 55.17. 6. T.J. Reinhardt, Man, 55.52. 7. Shawn Holweger, L, 55.64. 8. Kasey Chase, WF, 56.25.

Consolation heat: 9. Riley Kaul, C, 56.08. 10. Griffin Schaeffer, Min, 56.22. 11. Levi VonBokern, Min, 57.50. 12. Tyler Binstock, WF, 57.77. 13. Zack May, WFS, 57.94. 14. Ed Shen, FD, 58.30. 15. Max Wohl, WF, 58.79. 16. Thomas Doyel, WF, 59.28.

100 Freestyle

Championship heat: 1. Eric Anderson, Wah, 46.29. 2. Anthony Hollingsworth, FS, 47.64. 3. Payton Gabel, FN, 47.66. 4. Zac Spaulding, Min, 49.52. 5. Steve Novak, Min, 49.63. 6. Ryan Johnson, C, 49.89. 7. Caden Boutwell, FN, 50.09. 8. Austin Schlecht, L, 50.67.

Consolation heat: 9. Noah Haglund, J, 51.20. 10. Andrew Martodam, FD, 51.21. 11. Cooper Sahli, WF, 51.39. 12. Eric Meier, FN, 51.88. 13. Tyler Jorgenson, Wil, 52.23. 14. Mason Beck, D, 52.25. 15. Luca Flann, J, 52.59. 16. Riley Gerhardt, C, 53.17.

500 Freestyle

Championship heat: 1. Chris Birnbaum, C, 4:48.76. 2. Garrett Craven, GF, 4:59.13. 3. Vaughn Raimo, WFS, 4:59.52. 4. Mason Engler, FN, 5:00.10. 5. Jack Mehus, FS, 5:01.59. 6. Grant Schaeffer, Min, 5:05.34. 7. Tate Fisher, FN, 5:07.40. 8. Alexander King, Min, 5:10.88.

Consolation heat: 9. Riley Kaul, C, 5:08.78. 10. Jonathan Babcock, Wil, 5:09.60. 11. Joey Roehl, FN, 5:09.88. 12. Keegan Summers, Min, 5:09.02. 13. Elijah Willardson, Wil, 5:10.38. 14. Andrew Carlson, FD, 5:10.73. 15. Nick Benson, WFS, 5:19.33. 16. Cole Rasmusson, J, 5:19.92.

200 Freestyle Relay

Championship heat: 1. Fargo North (Peyton Fisher, Eric Meier, Caden Boutwell, Payton Gabel), 1:28.73. 2. Century, 1:29.09. 3. Minot, 1:29.56. 4. Fargo South, 1:32.82. 5. Mandan, 1:33.82. 6. Fargo Davies, 1:34.68. 7. Jamestown, 1:35.00. 8. West Fargo, 1:36.52.

Consolation heat: 9. Grand Forks, 1:38.86. 10. Dickinson, 1:39.52. 11. Bismarck, 1:39.64. 12. Legacy, 1:39.93. 13. Williston, 1:39.95. 14. W.F. Sheyenne, 1:41.86.

100 Backstroke

Championship heat: 1. Charles Koebele, C, 53.06. 2. Vaughn Raimo, WFS, 54.17. 3. Dominic Yoder, Min, 55.73. 4. Noah Haglund, J, 56.43. 5. Rhys Enget, Wil, 56.93. 6. Tyler Binstock, WF, 57.09. 7. Ryan Bergman, Man, 57.68. 8. Kalen Hill, Min, 58.47.

Consolation heat: 9. Peyton Bartsch, Min, 58.08. 10. Eric LaFleur, Man, 58.31. 11. Reed Erickson, GF, 59.29. 12. Beau Hager, FN, 59.85. 13. Max Wohl, WF, 1:00.03. 14. Jaxon Reinke, Min, 1:00.25. 15. Noah Hoffman, FN, 1:00.54. 16. Tate Fisher, FN, 1:01.39.

100 Breaststroke

Championship heat: 1. Jayden Porter, C, 55.68. 2. Timothy Hulbert, WF, 58.96. 3. Noah Jamison, WF, 1:00.88. 4. Jack Wolsky, Min, 1:00.96. 5. Griffin Schaeffer, Min, 1:01.02. 6. Peyton Fisher, FN, 1:01.44. 7. Shawn Holweger, L, 1:01.58. 8. T.J. Reinhardt, Man, 1:01.62.

Consolation heat: 9. Josh Boen, Min, 1:03.63. 10. Samuel Garrity, FS, 1:03.89. 11. Mickey Kenney, FN, 1:03.91. 12. Isaac Ellerkamp, D, 1:04.74. 13. Riley Hjelden, WF, 1:04.97. 14. Blake Schluchter, FD, 1:05.12. 15. Tucker Glenn, L, 1:05.74. 16. Ed Shen, FD, 1:07.14.

400 Freestyle Relay

Championship heat: 1. Century (Chris Birnbaum, Charles Koebele, Ryan Johnson, Jayden Porter), 3:14.11. 2. Fargo North, 3:17.23. 3. Minot, 3:19.47. 4. West Fargo, 3:231.12. 5. Fargo South, 3:25.43. 6. Williston, 3:26.06. 7. Grand Forks, 3:29.04. 8. Mandan, 3:29.97.

Consolation heat: 9. Fargo Davies, 3:31.97. 10. W.F. Sheyenne, 3:34.20. 11. Legacy, 3:36.24. 12. Jamestown, 3:43.92. 13. Dickinson, 3:53.79. 14. Disqualified.

Awards

Outstanding senior athlete: Jayden Porter, Century.

Coach of the year: Jake Solper, Minot.

All-State Team

First team-Minot: Steve Novak, Griffin Schaeffer, William Walker-Rozo, Jack Wolsky, Dominic Yoder. Century: Chris Birnbaum, Will Dohrmann, Charles Koebele, Jayden Porter. Fargo North: Peyton Fisher, Payton Gabel. West Fargo: Timothy Hulbert, Noah Jamison. Fargo South: Anthony Hollingsworth, Connor Johnson. Mandan: Johnny Mindt. Williston: Rhys Enget. West Fargo Sheyenne: Vaughn Raimo. Dickinson: Dawson Wilson. Wahpeton: Eric Anderson.

Second team-Minot: Layton King, Zac Spaulding. Fargo North: Caden Boutwell, Mason Engler. Mandan: T.J. Reinhardt. Jamestown: Noah Haglund, Gage Poland. Grand Forks: Garrett Craven, Jacob Craven. Legacy: Shawn Holweger.