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NER/Ely perform well, but fall short to Mesabi East

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 9/11/19

AURORA— Swimmers from Northeast Range/Ely dominated in several events here last Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to outpace the Giants in their home pool. Mesabi East used its dominance in two …

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NER/Ely perform well, but fall short to Mesabi East

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AURORA— Swimmers from Northeast Range/Ely dominated in several events here last Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to outpace the Giants in their home pool. Mesabi East used its dominance in two relay events to edge the Nighthawks 85-72.

Several Nighthhawks swimmers had strong outings, despite the loss. Senior Brooke Pasmick notched first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle, with a time of 27.45, more than two seconds ahead of second-place finisher, eighth-grader and fellow ‘Hawk Abby Koivisto. Pasmick also took first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:11.53.

Sophomore Aili Bee scored a first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, with a time of 1:30.03, while freshman Lily Tedrick notched a first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley, with a time of 2:45.05. Freshman Kelly Thompson scored a second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:07.06. That was 0.4 seconds ahead of third-place finisher Abby Koivisto. Thompson also took second in the 200-yard freestyle, with a time of 2:30.23.

The ‘Hawks relay team of Elizabeth Omerza, Maggie Dammann, Grace Sundell, and Alice Wolter took first place in the 400-yard freestyle, with a time of 5:27.72.

The Giants dominated in several events as well and claimed their point advantage by taking first and second in both the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relays. Those two events provided the Giants with a 20-point margin, which made the difference in the meet.

The Nighthawks were set to take on Duluth Denfeld on Thursday, Sept. 12. First starting gun is set for 5 p.m. They’ll travel to Chisholm on Thursday, Sept. 19 to take on the Bluestreaks, with a 4:30 p.m. start.

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