BIG LAKE HORNETS DIVER Lily Noble took third place in this week’s win versus the Cambridge-isanti Bluejackets. (Submitted photo).

Swimmers, divers edge Cambridge-Isanti, 97-84

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards


The Big Lake Hornets varsity swimming and diving team beat Cambridge-Isanti 97-84 in an exciting meet at home this week.
Kelli Poffenberger, Lara Wellumson. Erin Ralph and Sarah Rebrovich took second place in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:04.06.
Cassie Jahn won the 200 free style with a time of 2:02.72. Jordyn Robarge was second with a time of 2:09.24.
Laurel Pietrzak won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:30.74. Erin Ralph was second with 2:34.03 and Lara Wellumson was third with a time of 2:37.59. 
Maggie Knier won the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.57. Rebrovich took second place with a time of 28.16. Bailey Goracke was third with a time of 28.43.
Lily Noble took third place for the Hornets in the diving competition with 174.10 points. Cacia Sandford had 173.25 points and Clare Adams had 166.00.
Erin Ralph took second place in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:09.53. Gabbie Werner was third with a time of 1:11.20.
Cassie Jahn took first place in the 100 freestyle with a time of 55.59. Knier was second with a time of 59.22.
Laurin Ebert won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:50.96. Pietrzak was second with a time of 6:02.00. Morgan Ireland finished in fourth place with a time of 6:24.18.
Knier, Robarge, Pietrzak and Jahn won the 200 free relay with a time of 1:49.09.  Goracke, Wellumson, Ralph and Rebrovich finished in third place with a time of 1:53.57.
Poffenberger took second place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:08.47. Werner was third with a time of 1:12.27.
“We have one last home meet Tuesday,” said Coach Brittany Gronewold. “And we will be honoring our seniors as well.”
The Hornets face the Buffalo Bison at 6 p.m. before moving on to sections at Sauk Rapids-Rice Nov. 8. The JV championship begins Thursday, Oct. 24 at Princeton, starting at 5 p.m. and continues the following day at St. Michael Albertville.


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Jenna and Dan Nygaard visit with Friends of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge President Bruce Johnson, who is holding a beaver pelt.