Magi swim & dive wins Mandan Invite

MANDAN — The Minot High School boys swimming and diving continued its successful run at Saturday’s Mandan Invite. The Magicians tested their mettle against WDA competition, rose to the occasion and won the meet.

Minot finished with a final total of 643 points. Bismarck Century took second place with 416 points.


The Magicians finished second in the 200-yard medley relay event. The team of Dominic Yoder (25.74), Griffin Schaeffer (28.86), Jaxon Reinke (24.95) and Alexander King (22.27) combined for a final time of 1:42.32. Century took the victory with a time of 1:41.77.

Minot’s William-Walker Rozo (1:52.19) earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle. Mandan’s Javier Aguero-Montero (1:51.47) won the race.

Yoder (2:03.43) earned a win in the 200-yard individual medley. Reinke (2:07.57) finished second.

King (23.72) captured the 50-yard freestyle’s third-place spot. Dickinson’s Mason Beck (22.88) and Century’s Chris Birnbaum (23.17) claimed the top two places.

Showing resilience, the Magi earned the 100-yard butterfly’s top two spots. Walker-Rozo (56.79) and Griffin Schaeffer (57.36) kept Minot’s momentum alive.

Grant Schaeffer (50.92) finished third in the 100-yard freestyle event. Century’s Will Dohrmann (49.77) earned the victory.

Griffin Schaeffer (5:28.76) snagged the 500-yard freestyle’s fifth spot. Williston’s Taven Wilson (5:17.07) seized the win.

Century (1:31.97) earned its second relay victory of the day in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Minot’s quartet of Griffin Schaeffer (23.87), Peyton Bartsch (23.73), Grant Schaeffer (23.36) and Zac Spaulding finished with a final time of 1:33.81.

Yoder continued his stellar performance in the 100-yard backstroke. His time of 54.98 beat out Birnbaum (54.98).

Spaulding (1:05.99) and Century’s Charles Koebele (1:06.45) engaged in a competitive 100-yard breaststroke race. Spaulding came out on top.

The Magi (3:27.01) closed out the invite with a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Yoder (51.52), Spaulding (51.34), King (51.68) and Walker-Rozo (52.47) linked up for the victory.


Minot’s Layton King (354.25) took second place in the 1-meter diving event. Mandan’s Wyatt Hermanson (415.40) earned the victory.

Minot will host Williston and Dickinson in a double dual on Thursday. The meet will mark the Magi’s senior night.

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