Area Swimming: Holdingford tops Albany, Melrose defeats Little Falls

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor
patrick.slack@mcrecord.com

Little Falls swimming vs. Melrose photo gallery 

Perennial power Melrose exhibits its strength

Little Falls eighth-grader Allie Foote races through the pool during the 500-yard freestyle against visiting Melrose Area, Tuesday. Foote took second in the event in 5:58.97, and finished with four second-place finishes in the Flyers’ season-opening win over Becker, Sept. 5.

Little Falls eighth-grader Allie Foote races through the pool during the 500-yard freestyle against visiting Melrose Area, Tuesday. Foote took second in the event in 5:58.97, and finished with four second-place finishes in the Flyers’ season-opening win over Becker, Sept. 5.

Posting the top time in each event, visiting Melrose Area came away with a 109.5-74.5 win, Tuesday.

Posting runner-up finishes for Little Falls were the 200 medley relay team of Klever, sophomore Abby Swanson, freshman Christy Masog and junior Mati Gold (2:09.18), eighth-grader Allie Foote in the 200 free (2:14.5) and 500 free (5:58.97), sophomore Kirsten Holtz in the 200 individual medley (2:35.73), Klever in the 50 free (27.54) and 100 free (59.56), Lyter in the dive (166.7), the 200 free relay team of Gold, Foote, Van Heel and Klever (1:51.4) and Swanson in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.79).

The 400 freestyle relay team of Foote, sophomore Kaitlyn Holtz, Kirsten Holtz and Van Heel won in an exhibition race to complete the meet in 4:15.09.

Little Falls sophomore Abby Swanson leaves a splash in her wake as she competes in the 100-yard fly against visiting Melrose Area, Tuesday. Swanson finished the night with two runner-up performances.

Little Falls sophomore Abby Swanson leaves a splash in her wake as she competes in the 100-yard fly against visiting Melrose Area, Tuesday. Swanson finished the night with two runner-up performances.

Also in area swimming, Holdingford posted a pair of wins, routing host Ogilvie 107-48, Sept. 5, and earning the first win in several years over visiting Albany, Tuesday, 56-45.

Senior Megan Auger, junior Gabby Langerud and sophomore Meghan Mokhtary all won four events to lead the Huskers, with sophomore Maddie Christensen winning two events.

 

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