Bismarck Century wins seventh straight girls swim/dive state title
November 13, 2021 6:30 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
BISMARCK – The team state championship points race came down to the final event on Saturday, November 13 during the 2021 NDHSAA Girls Swimming and Diving Meet at the Bismarck State College Aquatics and Wellness Center.
Bismarck Century held a 3.5 points lead over West Fargo Sheyenne after 11 events making the 400 Yard Freestyle finale highly anticipated.
Century’s 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team of (Sarah Dorrheim, Taylor Cook, Olivia Schuchard, Erin Palmer) finished first with a time of 3:31.04 to help the Patriots clinch their seventh consecutive team state title. Century now has won 11 state championships in program history.
The Patriots ended the meet with 349.5 points. West Fargo Sheyenne posted 340 points for runner up honors.
Century swept all three relay events and got big wins from seniors Erin Palmer (100 Yard Butterfly and 100 Yard Breaststroke) and Sarah Dorrheim (100 Yard Freestyle).
Palmer broke her own state record in the 100 Yard Breaststroke on Saturday. Palmer’s prelim time of 1:02.70 on Friday broke Vanessa Herrmann’s 1:02.75 state record time set in the 2016 prelims. On Saturday she finished with a time of 1:02.02.
West Fargo Sheyenne was led by senior Greta Bellas who won individual state championships in the 200 Yard and 500 Yard Freestyle events.
Team scores: 1, Bismarck Century 349.5. 2, West Fargo Sheyenne 340. 3, Minot 311. 4, Bismarck Legacy 155. 5, West Fargo High 151.5. 6, Williston 136. 7, Dickinson 119. 8, Grand Forks Central 113. 9 (tie), Jamestown 103. 9 (tie), Fargo North 103. 11, Mandan 95. 12, Fargo Davies 91. 13, Fargo South 75, 14, Fargo Shanley 65. 15, Bismarck High 38. 16, Grand Forks Red River 34. 17 (tie), West Fargo Horace 22. 17 (tie), Wahpeton 22.
Individual state champions:
200 Yard Medley Relay: Bismarck Century (Sarah Dorrheim, Mady Tivis, Erin Palmer, Lauryn Caster) 1:47.15
200 Yard Freestyle: Greta Bellas, West Fargo Sheyenne (1:52.78)
200 Yard Individual Medley: Marissa Branham, Williston (2:08.96)
50 Yard Freestyle: Liv Hettinger, West Fargo High (23.69)
Diving: Madison Hischer, Fargo Davies (463.60)
100 Yard Butterfly: Erin Palmer, Bismarck Century (57.13)
100 Yard Freestyle: Sarah Dorrheim, Bismarck Century (52.02)
500 Yard Freestyle: Greta Bellas, West Fargo Sheyenne (5:07.16)
200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Bismarck Century (Olivia Schuchard, Taylor Cook, Mady Tivis, Lauryn Caster) 1:39.55
100 Yard Backstroke: Liv Hettinger, West Fargo High (56.85)
100 Yard Breaststroke: Erin Palmer, Bismarck Century (1:02.02) *NEW STATE RECORD*
400 Yard Freestyle Relay: Bismarck Century (Sarah Dorrheim, Taylor Cook, Olivia Schuchard, Erin Palmer) 3:31.04