Prowlers edge Yellowjackets for dual meet win

by Scott DCamp
Sports Editor

Molly Halsa was a double winner in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, and Annika Dalager added a win in the 100 backstroke to lead Thief River Falls to an 88-82 win over Perham Tuesday night at Franklin Middle School.

The Prowlers also got a win from the 400 relay team of Raegan Espe, Molly Halsa, Kendal Rantanen, and Annika Dalager in the night’s final race to clinch the dual meet win.

Helping the Prowlers overcome seven event wins by the Yellowjackets were runner-up finishes by Alana Mack in the 200 freestyle, Paige Greene in the 200 IM, Dalager in the 50 freestyle, Raegan Espe in the 100 freestyle, Isabella Ek in the 500 freestyle, Raegan Espe in the 100 backstroke, Maren Espe in the 100 breastroke, and the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams.

Thief River Falls 88, Perham/New York Mills 81
200 Medley Relay – Winner: Perham A 2:09.46; TRF places: 2. TRF A (Jestina LeClaire, Maren Espe, Molly Halsa, Alanah Mack) 2:14.15; 4. TRF B (Jaymin Klosterman, Kinsey Anderson, Paige Greene, Isabella Ek) 2:24.37.
200 Freestyle – Winner: Oliva McDonald 2:23.62; TRF places: 2. Alanah Mack 2:26.65; 3. Isabella Ek 2:26.9; 4. Gweneth Ellingson 2:35.30.
200 IM – Winner: Molly Halsa, Thief River Falls, 2:48.56; TRF places: 2. Paige Greene 2:49.11; 6. Dakota Klosterman 3:02.39.
50 Freestyle – Winner: Lacy Richter, Perham, 26.99; TRF places: 2. Annika Dalager 27.03; 3. Kendal Rantanen 30.02; 4. Kinsey Anderson 30.06.
100 Butterfly – Winner: Molly Halsa, Thief River Falls, 1:17.32; TRF places: 3. Paige Greene 1:25.96; 5. Olivia Schmidt 1:46.98.
100 Freestyle – Winner: Lacy Richter, Perham, 1:00.08; TRF places: 2. Raegan Espe 1:01.02; 4. Kendal Rantanen 1:05.15; 5. Alanah Mack 1:06.00.
500 Freestyle – Winner: Olivea McDonald, Perham, 6:30.91; TRF places: 2. Isabella Ek 6:31.30; 3. Gweneth Ellingson 7:00.30.
200 Freestyle relay – Winner: Perham A 1:54.49; TRF places: 2. TRF A (Raegan Espe, Alanah Mack, Kendal Rantanen, Annika Dalager) 1:55.04; 4. TRF B (Dakota Klosterman, Breanna Lee, Paige Greene, Kinsey Anderson) 2:12.49.
100 Backstroke – Winner: Annika Dalager, Thief River Falls, 1:07.65; 2. Raegan Espe 1:10.70; 3. Jestina LeClaire 1:14.00.
100 Breastroke – Winner: Maggie Ingelbrand, Perham, 1:19.95; TRF places: 2. Maren Espe 1:27.13; 3. Kinsey Anderson 1:27.61. 6. Dakota Klosterman 1:35.39.
400 Freestyle relay – Winner: TRF A (Raegan Espe, Molly Halsa, Kendal Rantanen, Annika Dalager) 3:59.95.