VIRGINIA — The Virginia swim team defended their home pool Tuesday afternoon with a 52-36 win over visiting Northeast Range/Ely.
The Blue Devils took nine of the day’s 11 events including wins in all three relay events.
The Nighthawks grabbed wins in the 100 breaststroke and the 50 freestyle while Virginia came out victorious in the rest.
NRE’s Brooke Pasmick was the winner in the 50 freestyle with her time of 27.96. Virginia’s Madeline Potts came second (28.27) and NRE’s Kayla Mellesmoen was third (28.29). The Nighthawks’ other win came from Cedar Ohlhauser in the 100 breaststroke as she won with a time of 1:38,84.
Virginia grabbed it’s first relay win of the day in the 200 medley relay with the quartet of Steph Kowalski, Maggie Peterson, Morgan Harvey and Chloe Smith teaming up and touching first with a time of 2:14.19. Behind them were teammates Sarah Andrick, Dreshar, Victoria Stoiber and Lauryn Devich who clocked in with a time of 2:16.78.
The second relay win came in the 200 freestyle relay with Morgan Harvey, Andrick and Smith teaming up with Lexie Gustafson for the win with a time of 1:58.65. The Nighthawks team of Pasmick, Mellesmoen, Lily Tedrick and Abby Koivisto just missed out on the win with their time of 1:58.92.
Virginia claimed first in the final relay of the day as Kowalski, Elise Hoard, Morgan Harvey and Devich came together for a win in the 400 freestyle relay with their time of 4:31.73. Mellesmoen, Koivisto, Kelly Thompson and Morgan McClelland of Northeast Range/Ely came second with their time of 4:40.76.
Virginia’s Elise Hoard led the way for the Devils individually with two wins on the day. Hoard’s first win came in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:31.19 and she followed it up later in the day with a win in the 500 freestyle (6:38.17).
Brooklyn Dreshar earned a win in the 200 individual medley with her time of 2:41.65. Teammate Helen Phenning came second, finishing with a time of 2:54.00. Victoria Stoiber was next to get a win for the Blue Devils as she came first in the 100 butterfly with her time of 1:17.40. Teammate Potts was second at 1:23.01.
Sarah Andrick was the next winner for Virginia. Andrick took home gold in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:03.93, while NRE’s Mellesmoen was second at 1:04.29. The final individual win for Virginia came from Bethany Harvey in the 100 backstroke (1:11.21) while the Nighthawks’ Pasmick was second (1:22.02).
The wins and strong finishes down the line gave Virginia the W in their home pool by a score of 52-36.
Northeast Range/Ely will be in action again on Thursday when they host International Falls and Virginia will play host to Grand Rapids next Tuesday.
Virginia 52, Northeast Range/Ely 36
200 medley relay: 1, Virginia B (Steph Kowalski, Maggie Peterson, Morgan Harvey, Chloe Smith), 2:14.19; 2, Virginia A (Sarah Andrick, Brooklyn Dreshar, Victoria Stoiber, Lauryn Devich), 2:16.78; 3, Northeast Range/Ely (Brooke Pasmick, Cedar Ohlhauser, Lily Tedrick, Abby Koivisto), 2:25.46.
200 freestyle: 1, Elise Hoard, V, 2:31.19; 2, Kelly Thompson, NRE, 2:35.78; 3, Bailee Benda, V, 2:44.39.
200 individual medley: 1, Dreshar, V, 2:41.65; 2, Helen Phenning, V, 2:54.00; 3, Tedrick, NRE, 2:56.98.
50 freestyle: 1, Pasmick, NRE, 27.96; 2, Madeline Potts, V, 28.27; 3, Kayla Mellesmoen, NRE, 28.29.
100 butterfly: 1, Stoiber, V, 1:17.40; 2, Potts, V, 1:23.01; 3, Tedrick, NRE, 1:31.47.
100 freestyle: 1, Sarah Andrick, V, 1:03.93; 2, Mellesmoen, NRE, 1:04.29; 3, Kowalski, V, 1:07.17.
500 freestyle: 1, Hoard, V, 6:38.17; 2, Morgan McClelland, NRE, 7:12.56.
200 freestyle relay: 1, Virginia (M. Harvey, Andrick, Lexie Gustafson, Smith), 1:58.65; 2, Northeast Range/Ely A (Pasmick, Mellesmoen, Tedrick, Koivisto), 1:58.92; 3, Northeast Range/Ely B (Elizabeth Omerza, Esther Anderson, Grace Sundell, Thompson), 2:19.79.
100 backstroke: 1, Bethany Harvey, V, 1:11.21; 2, Pasmick, NRE, 1:22.02; 3, Thompson, NRE, 1:30.31.
100 breaststroke: 1, Ohlhauser, NRE, 1:38.84.
400 freestyle relay: 1, Virginia (Kowalski, Hoard, M. Harvey, Devich), 4:31.73; 2, Northeast Range/Ely A (Mellesmoen, Koivisto, Thompson, McClelland), 4:40.76; 3, Northeast Range/Ely B (Omerza, Alice Wolter, Sundell, Anderson), 5:37.37.