Bismarck Century Wins Fourth Straight Girls Swim/Dive State Title
November 10, 2018 9:30 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
WEST FARGO, N.D. – Make it four team state championships in a row for the Bismarck Century girls swimming and diving team.
The Patriots won the 2018 NDHSAA team state title scoring 400 team points during the state meet held Saturday, November 10 at the Hulbert Aquatic Center in West Fargo. Runner up Minot High scored 281 team points.
Century took first in seven of the 12 events on the final day of the state meet.
Sophomore Lexi Duchsherer won the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events and was a member of the Patriots 200 Freestyle and Medley relay teams that took first place.
Duchsherer broke a state record in the 50 freestyle turning in a time of 23.31 seconds. The previous record was held by Courtney Funk of Minot (23.36 seconds) set in 2011.
The Century 200 Freestyle Relay team comprised of Duchsherer, Sarah Dorrheim, Paige Keller, Carly Palmer (pictured below) also broke a state record during the finals. The team’s time was 1:37.38 breaking the previous record held by Minot (1:38.21) set in 2013.
2018 NDHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving State Champions:
200 Yard Medley Relay
Bismarck Century (Briana Rittenbach, Avery Meyhoff, Paige Keller, Lexi Duchsherer) 1:46.14
200 Yard Freestyle:
Elsa Musselman (Fr., Grand Forks Red River) 1:53.93
200 Yard Individual Medley:
Gracie Lingle (Jr., Fargo Davies) 2:08.24
50 Yard Freestyle:
Lexi Duchsherer (Soph., Bismarck Century). 23.31 seconds (new state record)
Madison Hischer (Fr., Fargo Davies) 408.80
100 Yard Butterfly:
Demi Peterson (Soph., Williston) 59.33
100 Yard Freestyle:
Lexi Duchsherer (Soph., Bismarck Century) 51.60
500 Yard Freestyle:
Jordyn Danielson (Jr., Grand Forks Red River) 5:15.20
200 Yard Freestyle Relay:
Bismarck Century (Sarah Dorrheim, Paige Keller, Carly Palmer, Lexi Duchsherer) 1:37.38 (new state record)
100 Yard Backstroke:
Briana Rittenbach (Sr., Bismarck Century) 55.93
Carly Palmer (Sr., Bismarck Century) 1:05.84
400 Yard Freestyle Relay:
Bismarck Century (Sarah Dorrheim, Andrea Frank, Carly Palmer, Briana Rittenbach) 3:34.24