MHS dominates at Coyote Invite

Winning streak continues in Williston

File Photo Seen here at last year’s state meet, Minot High’s Jaxon Reinke won the 50-yard freestyle event on Saturday in Williston with a time of 23.06 seconds.

The Minot High boys swim and dive team earned yet another win this past Saturday with a top placing at the Coyote Invitational in Williston.

With a score of 668, Minot far outpaced second-place Bismarck Century who tallied a score of 417. Bismarck (407), Williston (368), Legacy (199) and Mandan (170) rounded out the rest of the field.

Collectively, Minot won seven of the day’s 12 total events. The Magicians won the first event in the 200-yard medley relay as the group of Carter Larson, Griffin Osborn, Jaxon Reinke and Grant Schaeffer swam a top time of 1:44.19. Then in the 200 free, King kept Minot on pace with a first-place time of 1:50.26.

In the 50 free, the fourth event of the competition, it was Reinke who paced the first as he clocked in at 23.06 seconds. While Minot did not win the 1-meter dive event, Jaron Coombs (408.25) and Ty Ross (372.90) scored high enough to place second and third respectively. Together, the pair of Magi divers accounted for 33 team points in that event.

In the 100 butterfly, Magi senior Peyton Bartsch chipped in with a top time 55.58 seconds. Then in the 100 free, Minot junior Ryan Hubbard clocked in with a second-place time of 51.54, good for 17 team points.

Other highlights from the meet included King (5:05:10), Reinke (5:12.63) and Schaeffer (5:15.36) finishing first, second and third respectively in the 500 free. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, it was the Magi group of King, Hubbard, Logan Hill and Bartsch taking first with a time of 1:31.55. To cap off the meet, it was Schaeffer, Bartsch, Reinke and King clocking in at 3:23.10 to win the 400 free relay.

Next up for the boys’ swim team, they plan to head to Jamestown for a dual competition on Friday. Start time for that meet is slated for 5 p.m.


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