Blue Jays Roundup: Swimming out-races Shanley, Wahpeton

The Jamestown High School swimming and diving team hosted a three-team meet on Oct. 15.

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Jamestown's Georgia Lettenmaier competes Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in the 500 yard freestyle.
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JAMESTOWN — Things couldn't have gone much better
for the Jamestown High School swimming and diving team Saturday.

"I am proud of our attitudes, mindset and teamwork," JHS head coach Ben Smith said. "(It was) an awesome team effort."

In a double dual Saturday, Jays defeated Fargo Shanley 127-55 and Wahpeton 142-28. Jamestown is set to host Bismarck Century in a WDA dual on Tuesday. Swimmers are set to hit the water at 5 p.m.

The Blue Jays continued its hot streak in the 200 medley relay Saturday, The combination of Allysah Larson, Jordyn Larson, Chea Baugh and Zoe Bjerke won it for the Jays with a time of 2:03.94.

Baugh didn't have much time to recover as she was set to swim in the very next event — the 200 freestyle.


If the senior was feeling tired, one couldn't tell from her performance.

Baugh won the 200 free with a time of 2:09.60, edging her teammate, Alexes Prasek, out by 0.48 seconds.

Georgia Lettenmaier had a stellar performance in the 500 freestyle, touching the wall at 5:48.46, a whole 52 seconds ahead of the second-place holder, Mia Berndt.

Smith and the rest of the Blue Jay coaching staff made the decision to run multiple swimmers and relay teams through all 12 events which only helped to increase the Jays' point totals.

All told the Jays finished first in 10 of the 12 events.

Team scores

Shanley 87, Wahpeton 46
Jamestown 142, Wahpeton 28
Jamestown 127, Shanley 55

Top finishers / Blue Jay results


200 medley relay: 1. JHS (Allysah Larson, Jordyn Larson, Chea Baugh, Zoe Bjerke), 2:03.94; 4. JHS (Regan Keller, Tori Nelson, Rebecca Lloyd, Abby Boehm), 2:36.97; 6. JHS (Marley Roach, Mia Berndt, Madison Schmidt, Lana Mack), 2:57.96.

200 freestyle: 1. Chea Baugh, JHS, 2:09.60; 2. Alexes Prasek 2:10.08; 5. Keller 2:43.38.

200 IM: 1. Brooklyn Hanson, SHAN, 2:25.82; 2. Berndt 2:57.50; 3. Marissa Moltzen 3:05.08; 4. T. Nelson 3:09.31.

50 freestyle: 1. Georgia Lettenmaier, JHS, 26.89; 3. Bjerke 28.45; 5. Cloe Nelson 29.80.

1-meter diving: 1. Zoe Bjerke, JHS, 352.10; 3. Julia Skari 311.80; 4. Anabelle Cramer 289.70.

100 butterfly: 1. Chea Baugh, JHS, 1:04.42; 2. A. Larson 1:06.86; 4. Emily Trevithick 1:42.56.

100 freestyle: 1. Brooklyn Hanson, SHAN, 57.04; 2. J. Jarson 1:04.08; 3. Lloyd 1:07.20; Roach 1:18.62.

500 freestyle: 1. Georgia Lettenmaier, JHS, 5:48.56; 2. Berndt 6:40.63; 4. Moltzen 7:03.95.


200 freestyle relay: 1. JHS (Allysah Larson, Cloe Nelson, Alexes Prasek, Georgia Lettenmaier), 1:53.65; 4. JHS (Bjerke, T. Nelson, Moltzen, Ella Brown), 2:13.93; 5. JHS (Keller, Berndt, Boehm, Roach), 2:23.81.

100 backstroke: 1. Alexes Prasek, 1:09.85; 4. C. Nelson 1:15.58; 7. Boehm 1:23.70.

100 breaststroke: 1. Allysah Larson, JHS, 1:19.43; 2. J. Larson 1:19.71; 4. Brown 1:27.66.

400 freestyle relay: 1. JHS (Cloe Nelson, Georgia Lettenmaier, Chea Baugh, Alexes Prasek), 4:05.19; 3. JHS (J. Larson, Lloyd, Brown, Moltzen), 4:38.85.

Katie Ringer is a sports reporter for the Jamestown Sun. Katie joined the Sun staff in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in journalism. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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