Bismarck Century Wins Sixth Straight Girls Swim/Dive State Title

November 14, 2020 9:30 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

BISMARCK – Bismarck Century successfully defended its NDHSAA Girls Swimming and Diving state championship on Saturday, November 14 at Bismarck State College Aquatics and Wellness Center.

The Patriots scored 413 team points to win their sixth consecutive team state title. Century now has won 10 state championships in program history.

Century was paced by senior Lexi Duchsherer who won two individual events (50 Yard and 100 Yard Freestyle) and swam on two of the Patriots’ state championship relay teams (200 Yard Medley and 400 Yard Freestyle Relays).

Duchsherer broke her own state record in the 50 Yard Freestyle event swimming to a time of 22.54 seconds.

The Century relay combo of Duchscherer, Olivia Schuchard, Sarah Dorrheim and Erin Palmer set a new state record in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (3:29.58).

Palmer also won two individual events – the 200 Yard Individual Medley (2:05.89) and 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:02.95) in addition to being on the Patriots' state champion 400 Free and 200 Medley relay teams. 

Madison Hischer of Fargo Davies won her second individual diving state title of her prep career. Hischer scored 479.95 points, which is a new state record.

Tierney Howell of West Fargo Sheyenne set a new state record in the 100 Yard Butterfly swimming to a time of 55.44.


Team scores: 1, Bismarck Century, 413. 2, West Fargo Sheyenne, 349. 3, Minot High, 244.5. 4, West Fargo High, 185. 5, Williston, 162. 6, Dickinson, 142. 7, Bismarck Legacy, 129. 8, Grand Forks Central, 125. 9, Fargo Davies, 117. 10, Fargo Shanley, 109. 11, Fargo South 92. 12, Fargo North, 84. 13, Jamestown, 67. 14, Mandan, 42. 15, Bismarck High, 30.5. 16, Wahpeton, 18. 17, Grand Forks Red River, 14.

Individual state champions:

200 Yard Medley Relay: Bismarck Century (McKenna Matt, Paige Keller, Erin Palmer, Lexi Duchscherer) 1:45.95

200 Yard Freestyle: Sarah Dorrheim, Bismarck Century (1:53.49)

200 Yard Individual Medley: Erin Palmer, Bismarck Century (2:05.89)

50 Yard Freestyle: Lexi Duchsherer, Bismarck Century (22.54) *NEW STATE RECORD*

Diving: Madison Hischer, Fargo Davies (479.95) *NEW STATE RECORD*

100 Yard Butterfly: Tierney Howell, West Fargo Sheyenne (55.44) *NEW STATE RECORD*

100 Yard Freestyle: Lexi Duchsherer, Bismarck Century (50.26)

500 Yard Freestyle: Greta Bellas, West Fargo Sheyenne (5:13.21)

200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Bismarck Century (Paige Keller, Taylor Cook, Lauryn Caster, Sarah Dorrheim) 1:39.39

100 Yard Backstroke: Liv Hettinger, West Fargo High (57.18)

100 Breaststroke: Erin Palmer, Bismarck Century (1:02.95)

400 Yard Freestyle Relay: Bismarck Century (Lexi Duchscherer, Olivia Schuchard, Sarah Dorrheim, Erin Palmer) 3:29.58 *NEW STATE RECORD*

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