Magi swimming and diving wins West Fargo Invite

WEST FARGO –The Minot High School boys swimming and diving team continues to dominate the waters, added another win to their resume on Saturday at the West Fargo Invitational.

The Magi, scoring 384 points overall, bested defending state champions Bismarck Century, who finished with a total score of 349.

The Magi also topped Fargo South (234), West Fargo Sheyenne (232), Mandan (215), West Fargo (170), Grand Forks (157), Jamestown (152), Williston (118), Fargo Davies (95), Bismarck (94), Bismarck Legacy (48), Dickinson (40), and Wahpeton (37).

Minot started strong, taking second in the 200-yard medley relay. The relay, made up of Easton Evanoff, Griffin Schaeffer, William Walker-Rozo and Steve Novak, finished with a time of 1:44.05, losing out to Bismarck Century with a time of 1:42.04.

Charlie Wentz took fourth for the Magicians in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:54.89. Easton Evanoff and Connor Templeton also finished in the Top 10 for Minot.

In the 200-yard individual medley, Minot saw two Top 5 finishes. William Walker-Rozo placed second at 2:04.64 with Jack Wolsky behind him in fourth with a time of 2:07.55.

Steve Novak was able to finish in the Top 10 for the Magi in the 50-yard freestyle. He placed sixth with a time of 0:23.32.

Diver Layton King scored just outside of the Top 10 in the 1-meter dive. King placed eleventh with a 289.50 dive score.

The 100-yard butterfly saw three sub-1 minute times for the Magicians. Walker-Rozo placed third with 0:56.11, Peyton Huss placed fourth with 0:57.27 and Schaeffer placed ninth with 0:59.42.

Minot HIgh’s ‘A’ 200-yard freestyle relay found their way to third place with a time of 1:35.13 behind Century and Fargo South. Miller, Wentz, Zac Spaulding and Novak made up the relay.

Evanoff held steady in the 56-second range for his 100-yard backstroke Saturday, placing second with a time of 0:56:57. Dominic Yoder placed fourth in the event with a time of 59.12.

Schaeffer finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke behind Century’s Jayden Porter and West Fargo’s Timothy Hulbert. Schaeffer finished with a time of 1:04.36.

Though Minot High did not see any first place finishes Saturday, the overall team effort and multiple scoring swims in each event carried them to a victory.

The Magicians travel to Jamestown on Thursday for a dual at Jamestown High School.

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