Pasmick first in home finale

Swimmers fall 51-42 to Virginia

by Tom Coombe
Brooke Pasmick made the most of her last home meet.
The Ely senior claimed victory in the 100 yard breaststroke Tuesday and gained one of four first-place finishes for Northeast Range/Ely, which pushed visiting Virginia to the limit but fell short 51-42 in dual meet action.
A Parents’ Night crowd at the Babbitt pool cheered the Nighthawks on as they looked to knock off the Blue Devils.
Pasmick’s win in the 100, which came in 1:09.87, brought the Nighthawks to within six points at 41-35, but Virginia swept the last two events to cement the victory.
Earlier in the meet, Lily Tedrick won the 100 butterfly in 1:10, while Morgan McClelland picked off a first-place finish in the 500 freestyle (6:37.28), with nearly 10 seconds to spare.
Tedrick and McClelland also teamed with Cedar Ohlhauser and Abby Koivisto to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:56.81.
NRE also scored points with four second-place individual finishes. McClelland (200 freestyle, 2:23.12), Tedrick (200 individual medley, 2:35.19), Koivisto (100 freestyle, 1:04.41) and Aili Bee (100 breaststroke, 1:29.50) were all runners-up.
Pasmick, Ohlhauser, Tedrick and Koivisto teamed up to take second in the 200 medley relay (2:11.90) and Esther Anderson combined with Grace Sundell, Alice Wolter and Anna Larson to take second in the 400 freestyle relay.
Lauren Devich paced Virginia by winning both the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke and playing a part in a winning 400 freestyle relay quartet.
• In junior high action, NRE won 49-36 as Wolter (200 freestyle), Larson (50 freestyle and 100 freestyle), and Maggie Dammann (100 backstroke) won events.
Damman formed a first-place 400 freestyle relay team with Elizabeth Omerza, Emma Fedders and Alli Krekelberg.
• Tedrick had NRE’s only win, in the 200 individual medley, at the Oct. 3 Cloquet Triangular.
The Ely ninth-grader won the event in 2:34.59.
Pasmick had two second-place finishes, in both the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke, and she joined Bee, Ohlhauser and McClelland on a second-place 400 freestyle relay.
Tedrick also took second in the 100 butterfly, and McClelland came home with a third-place finish in the 500 freestyle.
It was Pasmick, Bee, McClelland and Koivisto on a third-place 200 medley team.