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Wolsky places first in butterfly and backstroke

Robert Brewer/MDN Minot freshman Gianna Osborn competes in the 200-yard freestyle during the Majettes' home meet on Tuesday. She finished with a time of 2:26.81.

In their first action since Sept. 26, the Minot girls swim team took on the Century Patriots for a home dual on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

In the one-meter dive, Minot’s Bella Price registered the top score in the event (237.70), while teammates Ella Kesler (218.75), Haley Conklin (205.05) and Ashlyn Nielsen (179.10) rounded out the top four respectively. The 100-yard butterfly also saw Minot represented well as three of the top four finishers came from the Majettes’ program. As Jordn Wolsky paced the field with a time of 1:03.29, Olivia Peatross (1:06.48) placed third in the event, and Emily Brugman took fourth, clocking in at 1:07.88. Wolsky also took first in the 100-yard backstroke later that evening with a final time of 1:03.93.

Afterwards, Minot head swimming coach Emily Jensen not only praised the individual efforts of Wolsky and Price, but also recognized the efforts of Madison Lyman, who recorded a time of 1:08.00 in the 100-yard butterfly, as well as Emma Rouse, who qualified for statewide competition in the 500-yard freestyle with her time of 5:55.97, good for sixth place on the night.

“We had a really good meet tonight, and had a few more kids qualify for the state meet, in events that we really needed,” Jensen told the Minot Daily News via email. “Madison Lyman had a great 100 fly, she works so hard and is so strong in the water. She has progressed quickly in the last eight weeks. She has added a little depth to the events we didn’t have a lot of athletes in. And Emma Rouse is the type of kid everyone wants to do well. She works hard and is genuinely invested in her teammates. To have her qualify in the 500 was awesome because it isn’t an event we have a lot of depth in.”

Up next for the Minot girls swim team, they are scheduled to participate in the Mandan Invite on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Mandan Aquatic Center.

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