Majettes swim & dive tops Williston 125-61

Ryan Ladika/MDN Minot’s Erin Kerzmann takes her turn in the 200-yard medley relay during the Majettes’ Tuesday night swim & dive dual against Williston.

All the Minot Majettes swim & dive team does is win.

After their scheduled meet in Jamestown was canceled, the Majettes simply shifted their focus to their Tuesday dual against the visiting Williston Coyotes, a meet they won handily 125-61. Minot’s Tuesday dual also marked their 10th straight win after beginning the season with a second-place finish at the Williston Sprint Aug. 28.

“We swam some off events today, which was nice to give our kids a break from their standard events,” Majettes head coach Emily Jensen said. “We saw some good things. Bostyn (Edwards) qualified (for state) for the 200 IM to add that to her list. She is becoming an incredibly versatile swimmer for us, which will be helpful in November.”

Minot narrowly fell in the 200-yard medley relay to begin the evening’s action, as the quartet of Jordn Wolsky, Ava Wiliamson, Emily Brugman and Gabby Osborn’s final time of 1:59.04 was less than a second behind Williston’s first-place group in the event. Ellie Shaefer, Havanna Metzger, Payton Luzardo and Edwards finished third with a 2:02.76 mark.

The Majettes bounced back in the individual 200-yard freestyle, the meet’s second event. Senior Olivia Peatross claimed the top spot with a final time of 2:12.04 and was followed closely behind by fellow Majette Reese Goodman’s 2:13.75 mark.

Elise Alringer and Edwards took first and third in the 200-yard IM in the night’s third event with respective times of 2:22.25 and 2:28.24. As Jensen pointed out, Edwards’ finish was good for a qualification for the state meet in the event.

Upon the conclusion of the 50-yard freestyle, Wolsky and Wiliamson finished second and third, respectively, for Minot with times of 26.57 and 26.75, and eighth-grader Sam Vonbokern won the 100-yard butterfly by over three full seconds with a final time of 1:04.19.

Emily Brugman took the top spot in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 57.73, narrowly besting her teammates Wiliamson (58.38) and Gabby Osborn (1:00.43) in the event. Emma Rouse later finished second in the lengthy 500-yard freestyle, finishing in 5:56.75 ahead of Havanna Metzger’s 6:01.88 mark.

Relay action returned in the ninth event of the night, and Edwards, Brugman, Altringer and Vonbokern finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a final mark of 1:46.39. Vonbokern also snagged a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a 1:05.50 mark, and Wolsky finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:16.94 final time.

The Majettes rounded out the night with a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay in the 12th and final event, as Vonbokern, Wolsky, Wiliamson and Altringer combined for a 3:49.65 final mark.

Bella Price claimed another victory on the diving board as well, recording a total score of 262.75 that bested Haley Conklin’s 256.20 and Ella Kesler’s 252.35.

The Majettes will return to the pool in competition Saturday morning for the Mandan invitational, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the Mandan Aquatic Center.


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