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File photo Seen here at last year’s state meet, Minot High’s Jaxon Reinke won the 50-yard freestyle on Saturday at Williston with a time of 23.06 seconds.

The Minot High Men’s Swim and Dive Team claimed another victory last Saturday with a first-place finish at the Coyote Invitational in Williston.

With a score of 668, Minot far surpassed second-placed Bismarck Century, who had a score of 417. Bismarck (407), Williston (368), Legacy (199) and Mandan (170) rounded out the rest of the field.

Collectively, Minot won seven of the day’s 12 total events. The Magicians won the first event of the 200-yard medley relay as the group of Carter Larson, Griffin Osborn, Jaxon Reinke and Grant Schaeffer swam a record 1: 44.19. Then, in the 200 freestyle, King kept Minot in pace with a time of 1: 50.26 for first place.

In the 50 freestyle, the fourth round of the competition, it was Reinke who set the pace for the first with a time of 23.06 seconds. While Minot did not win the 1m dive, Jaron Coombs (408.25) and Ty Ross (372.90) scored high enough to place second and third respectively. Together, the pair of Magi divers totaled 33 team points in this event.

In the 100 butterfly, Peyton Bartsch, senior at Magi, clocked a record time of 55.58 seconds. Then, in the 100 freestyle, Minot junior Ryan Hubbard posted a second time of 51.54, good for 17 team points.

Other highlights of the competition included King (5:05:10), Reinke (5: 12.63) and Schaeffer (5: 15.36) finishing first, second and third respectively in the 500 freestyle. In the 200-yard free relay, it was the Magi group of King, Hubbard, Logan Hill and Bartsch who took first place with a time of 1: 31.55. To top off the competition, Schaeffer, Bartsch, Reinke and King finished in 3: 23.10 to win the 400 freestyle relay.

Next up for the boys’ swim team, they plan to travel to Jamestown for a double meet on Friday. The start time of this meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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