Divers pace Milaca at invitational

Foley piled up 395 points to retain its title at the Milaca Girls Swimming and Diving Invitational Saturday.

Becker placed second at 284, Milaca was third with 280 points, Proctor-Hermantown was fourth at 230 and Duluth Denfeld was fifth with 142 points.

“We did a good job throughout the meet, just falling behind Becker in the final event to drop to third place,” said Milaca Co-Coach Joe Wenner. “Foley’s depth was hard for the other four teams to overcome.

“We were very pleased with the overall showing of our swimmers and divers.”

Milaca’s divers posted a 1-2-3 finish as BryAnna Paulson placed first with a score of 325.75, Sarah Forker was second with a score of 299.50 and Allison Rogers was third with a score of 285.75.

The Wolves also scored well in the 50-yard freestyle where Forker placed first in 26.88 seconds, Tara Airhart was second in 27.27 and Rachel Airhart was fifth in 27.74.

Other top performances by the Wolves included:

-The team of Leah Crain, Tara Airhart, Forker and Ashley Cassens placing fourth in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:11.32.

Becker was first in 2:06.24.

-Chloe Hendrickson placing fifth in the 200 individual medley in 2:41.05. Vanessa Midas of Foley was first in 2:28.68.

-Rachel Airhart placing fifth in the 100 freestyle in 1:01.59. Kasey Milstroh of Foley was first in 55.02, a meet and pool record.

-Cassens, Rachel Airhart, Tara Airhart and Forker placing second in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:49.57.

Foley was first in 1:47.38.

-Tara Airhart notching fourth place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:19.79.

Courtney Starry of Becker was first in 1:14.34.

-Hannah Johnson, Cassens, Hendrickson and Rachel Airhart placing fourth in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:12.70.

Foley placed first in 4:00.48.

Foley’s Milstroh also set a meet and pool record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:00.80.

Megan Mensinger of Proctor-Hermantown set a meet record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:41.51.

Milaca hosts rival Foley Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6.