Sabre swimmers place fifth at state meet

The Sartell Sabre Boys Swim Team took fifth-place in the Class A category in the state meet last weekend at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

The swimmers took second in the 200-yard freestyle relay and third in the 200-yard medley relay, garnering 130 points total for those two events.

The freestyle relay swimmers were Jack Hellie, Ben Maurer, Jack Nieters and Drew Reitz. The medley relay team members were Hellie, Nieters, Reitz and Ian Lawson.

Individually, Hellie placed 8th in the 100-yard butterfly, and Ian Lawson placed 7th in the 100-yard breaststroke.

In 2000 and 2001, the Sartell swimmers-divers took third place.

St. Thomas Academy won the Class A category with 263 points, followed by Monticello, Breck-Blake (177 points) and Faribault (131 points). Those teams show scored below Sartell, in the following order, were Fergus Falls, Richfield, Hutchinson, Simley, Dassel-Cokato-Litchfield, Melrose-Sauk Centre, Sauk Rapids-Rice and St. Cloud Apollo.

Dennis Dalman

Dennis Dalman

Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.
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