Bismarck Century Wins Fifth Straight Girls Swim/Dive State Title

November 16, 2019 9:30 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

BISMARCK – Make it five state championships in a row for the Bismarck Century girls swimming and diving team.

The Patriots scored 355.5 points as a team Saturday, November 16 at the NDHSAA State Meet held at Bismarck State College Aquatics and Wellness Center.

Century was led by junior Lexi Duchsherer who won individual state titles in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races while also swimming the anchor leg of the Patriots’ 400-yard freestyle relay that won a state title.

Duchsherer broke her own record in the 50-yard freestyle two times this weekend – once in Friday’s prelim race and again in the finals on Saturday. Her new state-record time in the event is 22.91.


Team scores: 1, Bismarck Century, 355.5; 2, West Fargo Sheyenne, 329; 3, Fargo Davies, 292.5; 4, West Fargo High, 177; 5, Minot High, 155; 6, Dickinson, 148; 7, Williston, 147; 8, Grand Forks Central, 133; 9, Grand Forks Red River, 118; 10, Bismarck Legacy, 98; 11, Fargo South 90; 12, Mandan, 65; 13, Jamestown, 57; 14, Bismarck High, 53; 15, Fargo Shanley, 52; 16, Fargo North, 34; 17, Wahpeton, 8.

Individual state champions:

200 Yard Medley Relay: West Fargo High (Liv Hettinger, Hannah Potter, Tatum Brooks, Alexis Doeling) 1:48.51

200 Yard Freestyle: Elsa Musselman, Grand Forks Red River (1:53.12)

200 Yard Individual Medley: Marissa Branham, Williston (2:09.34)

50 Yard Freestyle: Lexi Duchsherer, Bismarck Century (22.91) *NEW STATE RECORD*

Diving: Mya Winjum, Fargo Davies (412.20)

100 Yard Butterfly: Elsa Musselman, Grand Forks Red River (57.57)

100 Yard Freestyle: Lexi Duchsherer, Bismarck Century (50.36)

500 Yard Freestyle: Madeline Elseth, Grand Forks Central (5:15.62)

200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Fargo Davies (Gracie Lingle, Vivianne Soforenko, Regan Wical, Liddy Ohe) 1:38.45

100 Yard Backstroke: Liv Hettinger, West Fargo High (56.93)

100 Breaststroke: Marissa Branham, Williston (1:05.59)

400 Yard Freestyle Relay: Bismarck Century (Olivia Schuchard, Sarah Dorrheim, Erin Palmer, Lexi Duchsherer) 3:32.22

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