HIBBING— Team records fell here Nov. 7-9 as the Nighthawks girls swimmers performed well during the Section 7A finals. Against a large field, senior swimmer Brooke Pasmick and freshman Lily …
HIBBING— Team records fell here Nov. 7-9 as the Nighthawks girls swimmers performed well during the Section 7A finals. Against a large field, senior swimmer Brooke Pasmick and freshman Lily Tedrick both earned individual medals, while the team’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Pasmick, Tedrick, Abby Koivisto, and Morgan McClelland medaled as well.
The relay team set a new team record, with its time of 3:59.49, topping the old record of 4:02.19.
Pasmick just missed a trip to state competition, finishing in third place in the 100-yard backstroke with a new team record time of 1:05.55. That was just 16-hundreths of a second behind second-place finisher Siiri Hakala, of Mesabi East. The top two finishers in individual events qualify for the state tournament.
Pasmick also medaled in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.89, good for eighth-place.
Tedrick set two new team records, including in the 200-yard individual medley, with a time of 2:27.33, good for sixth place. She also set a new team mark in the 100-yard butterfly, with a time of 1:08.17, besting the previous mark by just 0.38 of a second.
The Nighthawks were up against strong competition from ten other teams from across northeastern Minnesota. Mesabi East took home the section title for the second year in a row, with 375 points, while second-place Hibbing tallied 331 points.
Other team finishes included:
3. Two Harbors, 319 points.
4. Eveleth-Gilbert, 225
5. Proctor-Hermantown, 179
6. Duluth-Denfeld, 176
7. Virginia, 172
8. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton, 154
9. International Falls, 139
10. Northeast Range/Ely, 95
11. Chisholm, 51