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Swimming and diving: Alexandria laps Willmar at DMS

Alexandria senior Kodi Bundermann dives against Sartell on Sept. 11. Bundermann helped the Cardinals to a win over Willmar on Thursday by taking second with 152.05 points. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Alexandria girls swimming and diving team wrapped up the home portion of its schedule by dominating Willmar in a 118-68 final on Thursday night.

The Cardinals got off to a fast start, finishing first and second in the 200-medley relay, and never looked back from there. Jadeya Peterson (200 freestyle, 2:09.57), Hattie Galloway (50 freestyle, 26.04), Aleah Dokter (100 butterfly, 1:12.65), Halle Pease (500 freestyle, 6:00.65) and McKena Horan (100 backstroke, 1:05.69) all got individual wins to show off the Cardinals’ depth.

Alexandria put the finishing touches on things by finishing first in the 400-freestyle relay. Horan, Sidney Johnson, Peterson and Galloway finished more than a second in front of Willmar’s team with a time of 3:56.13.

The Cardinals will head to Fergus Falls on Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. before turning their attention to their championship meets. The Central Lakes Conference meet is Oct. 27 in Willmar at 10 a.m., and the section meet is Nov. 8 and 10 in Sartell.

ALEXANDRIA 118, WILLMAR 68

ALEXANDRIA TOP-THREE FINISHES - 200-MEDLEY RELAY - Brooklyn Millward, Sidney Johnson, Addison Rodel, Hattie Galloway - first, 2:03.32; McKenna Horan, Ashtyn Molesworth, Savannah Overland, Brienna Timm - second, 2:03.58; 200 FREESTYLE - Jadeya Peterson - first, 2:09.57; Horan - second, 2:11.24; Halle Pease - third, 2:14.69; 200 IM - Rodel - second, 2:28.92; Julia Wilmesmeier - third, 2:42.55; 50 FREESTYLE - Hattie Galloway - first, 26.04; Johnson - third, 27.22; DIVING - Kodi Bundermann - second, 152.65; Christina Palmer - third, 151.95; 100 BUTTERFLY - Aleah Dokter - first, 1:12.65; Overland - second, 1:13.73; 100 FREESTYLE - Galloway - second, 56.61; Molesworth - third, 57.27; 500 FREESTYLE - Pease - first, 6:00.65; Peterson - second, 6:01.20; 200-FREESTYLE RELAY - Pease, Dokter, Peterson, Molesworth - second, 1:49.26; 100 BACKSTROKE - Horan - first, 1:05.69; Johnson - second, 1:07.21; Millward - third, 1:13.21; 100 BREASTSTROKE - Molesworth - second, 1:15.68; Rodel - third, 1:17.99; 400-FREESTYLE RELAY - Horan, Johnson, Peterson, Galloway - first, 3:56.13; Pease, Wilmesmeier, Summer Overland, Rodel - third, 4:17.98

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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