TRF finishes third at Fergus Falls Otter Invite

by Scott DCamp
Sports Editor

Detroit Lakes won seven of the 11-contested races to claim a team championship at the Fergus Falls Otter Invite Saturday, Sept. 29.

The Lakers amassed 532 team points during the competition. Meet host Fergus Falls checked in with 432 team points and finished second, while Thief River Falls finished third with 260 points.

The Prowlers’ best showings came in the 400 freestyle relay, where the quartet of Isabella Ek, Kendal Rantanen, Alanah Mack and Kinsey Anderson swam to a fourth place finish, and the 200 freestyle, during which Raegan Espe swam to a fourth place finish.

The Prowlers also got a fifth place finish from Alanah Mack in the 100 backstroke.

Fergus Falls Otter Invite

Team scores – 1. Detroit Lakes 532; 2. Fergus Falls 432; 3. Thief River Falls 260.
200 Medley Relay – Winner: Detroit Lakes A 1:58.56; TRF places: 6. TRF A (Jestina LeClaire, Raegan Espe, Molly Halsa, Annika Dalager) 2:18.24; 7. TRF B (Jaymin Klosterman, Maren Espe, Paige Greene, Breanna Lee) 2:26.72; 9. TRF C (Tiera Bugge, Gweneth Ellingson, Caitlynn Ellison, Tavia Foss) 3:01.07.
200 Freestyle – Winner: Kaitlyn Peterson, Detroit Lakes, 2:08.11; TRF places: 4. Raegan Espe 2:18.91; 8. Maren Espe 2:36.15; 9. Brianna Berg 2:44.44; 10. Caitlynn Ellison 3:01.13.
200 IM – Winner: Jennifer Tracy, Detroit Lakes, 2:17.05; TRF places: 9. Kendal Rantanen 2:54.18; 10. Isabella Ek 2:56.10; 11. Gretta Grzadzielewski 3:28.81; 13. Kailee Larson 3:44.07; 14. Olivia Schmidt 3:48.07.
50 Freestyle – Winner: Lucy Steinke, Detroit Lakes, 26.68; TRF places: 7. Alanah Mack 29.92; 9. Molly Halsa 31.75; 10. Maren Espe 31.80; 12. Gweneth Ellingson 32.82; 14. Breanna Lee 33.36; 15. Paige Greene 33.38; 16. Chloe Lundeen 33.47; 18. Caitlynn Ellison 34.43; 19. Olivia Schmidt 35.27; 21. Gretta Grzadzielewski 37.05; 22. Tavia Foss 37.69; 23. Kailee Larson 38.86.
100 Butterfly – Winner: Emilie Carlson, Fergus Falls, 1:04.13; TRF places: 7. Annika Dalager 1:22.96; 8. Raegan Espe 1:26.92; 9. Dakota Klosterman 1:29.27; 10. Jestina LeClaire 1:31.88.
100 Freestyle – Winner: Madison Hubert, Fergus Falls, 59.41; TRF places: 7. Kinsey Anderson 1:06.04; 11. Isabella Ek 1:08.15; 12. Ava Budish 1:11.94; 13. Paige Greene 1:14.49; 16. Tavia Foss 1:22.19; 18. Tiera Bugge 1:26.81.
500 Freestyle – Winner: Jennifer Tracy, Detroit Lakes, 5:27.07; TRF places: 6. Kendal Rantanen 6:47.34; 7. Molly Halsa 6:57.94.
200 Freestyle relay – Winner: Fergus Falls A 1:48.65; TRF places: 3. TRF A (Raegan Espe, Kendal Rantanen, Kinsey Anderson, Annika Dalager) 1:53.98; 6. TRF B (Molly Halsa, Brianna Berg, Alanah Mack, Jestina LeClaire) 2:02.68; 8. TRF C (Ava Budish, Breanna Lee, Chloe Lundeen, Dakota Klosterman) 2:17.83; 10. TRF D (Tiera Bugge, Gweneth Ellingson, Caitlynn Ellison, Tavia Foss) 2:26.06.
100 Backstroke – Winner: Madison Hubert, Fergus Falls, 1:04.61; TRF places: 5. Alanah Mack 1:19.17; 6. Jessica Bolar 1:22.88; 8. Breanna Lee 1:30.74; 9. Kinsey Anderson 1:33.34; 10. Brianna Berg 1:35.05; 11. Chloe Lundeen 1:43.04; 13. Paige Sturre 2:00.72.
100 Breastroke – Winner: Sydney Gulon, Detroit Lakes, 1:13.50; TRF places: 6. Annika Dalager 1:28.07; 9. Jestina LeClaire 1:38.26; 11. Ava Budish 1:39.98; 12. Jaymin Klosterman 1:49.16; 13. Tiera Bugge 2:12.09.
400 Freestyle relay – Winner: Detroit Lakes C 4:03.73; TRF places: 4. TRF A (Isabella Ek, Kendal Rantanen, Alanah Mack, Kinsey Anderson) 4:28.34; 8. TRF B (Paige Greene, Brianna Berg, Maren Espe, Ava Budish) 4:50.83; 10. TRF C (Aleah Keller, Ava Werner, Daphne Nadgwick, Emma Swanson) 5:48.32.