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Swimming and diving: Gators win finale 102-78

The Minnewaska-Morris Gators picked up six wins in their 102-78 team victory over Perham last week, with senior Bridget Opdahl leading the way.

Opdahl claimed individual honors in the 50 free and 100 butterfly, and added a win as she swam a leg of the winning 200 medley relay along with Megan Thoen, Emily Edmunds and Bridgitte Weaver.

Weaver also placed first in the 200 IM, while Thoen was first in the 100 backstroke. Julie Helander claimed the diving title.

"The girls swam well for a Monday and no school [in session]," said head coach Linda Hoffmann. "We had some time drops from Weaver in the 200 IM, and Edmunds and Ashley Anderson in the 100 fly.

"Haley Gallagher dove her first six-dive list and scored 120 points along with Mason Schlief. Our divers did an outstanding job."

Perham was without 13 swimmers in the meet, allowing the Gators to capitalize on their depth, capturing most of the five point-getting spots.