State meet set for Nov. 16-18 at University of Minnesota

By Chad Koenen


Grace Hamm captured first place at the section swim meet on Saturday, and as a result, will be making a trip to the state swim meet. The state meet will be held at the University of Minnesota Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center.

Hamm, who is just in seventh grade, won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:00.9. She edged second place swimmer Haidyn Friborg of Fosston for the top spot as Friborg finished with a time of 1:01.58. 

In addition to the 100-yard butterfly, Hamm took third place as part of the 400-yard freestyle relay with Emily Peterson, Peggy Whitteron and Rylie Wendt who finished with a time of 3:51.36. She was also a part of the fourth place 200-yard medley relay team with Peterson, Marian Martin and Whitteron who finished with a time of 1:58.68 and she finished in third place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:20.27.

Hamm will be joined at the state meet by her sister Hope Hamm who will be making a return to state in diving. She placed fourth in the section in diving. 

The state swimming and diving competition will be held from Thursday through Saturday at the University of Minnesota. 

In addition to Grace and Hope Hamm, Libby Peterson competed at the section meet last weekend. She took 16th place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:20.33, as well as 16th place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:03.64. She was also a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay, which took seventh place with a time of 1:52.06. 

Detroit Lakes High School

200 Medley Relay: 4. Emily Peterson, Marian Martin, Grace Hamm, Peggy Whitteron 1:58.68

200 Freestyle: 12. Quinn Rogstad 2:16.35, 16. Liberty Peterson 2:20.33

200 IM: 3. Grace Hamm 2:20.27, 4. Rylie Wendt 2:23.61, 10. Marian Martin 2:32.26

50 Freestyle: 16. Hannah Barberg 28.14

100 Butterfly: 1. Grace Hamm 1:00.90, 6. Peggy Whitteron 1:05.27, 12. Ashley Whitteron 1:09.07

100 Freestyle: 7. Rylie Wendt 58.56, 16. Liberty Peterson 1:03.64

500 Freestyle: 7. Peggy Whitteron 5:55.80, 10. Emily Peterson 6:05.68, 14. Quinn Rogstad 6:12.13

200 Freestyle Relay: 7. Hannah Barberg, Liberty Peterson, Rylie Wendt, Emily Peterson 1:52.06

100 Backstroke: 11. Hannah Barberg 1:10.94, 11. Emmery Wheeling 1:13.02

100 Breaststroke: 5. Marian Martin 1:15.90, 16. Adelyn Hamar 1:23.88

400 Freestyle Relay: 3. Emily Peterson, Peggy Whitteron, Rylie Wendt, Grace Hamm 3:51.36