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Swimming: Larson, Thomasen each win twice

The Two Harbors-Silver Bay swim team ended its meet Aug. 31 against Virginia in a rare tie that saw two wins each from Riley Larson and Kate Thomasen.

Larson took the top spot in the 200 yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 13.13 seconds and the 500 yard freestyle in 6:03.39, more than 32 seconds ahead of second place Brooklyn Dreshar of Virginia.

Thomasen won the 50 yard freestyle in 26.44 seconds and the 100 yard freestyle in 58.3 seconds. Thomasen was more than 3 seconds ahead of Virginia's Chloe Smith in second.

Kaylee Overby won the 200 yard individual medley for the second straight week in 2:28.49 seconds, with teammate Katarina Hanson finishing second about 9 seconds later.

The Agates won the 200 yard freestyle relay team of Larson, Hanson, Thomasen and Overby won in 1:48.39, more than 5 seconds ahead of the second place team from Virginia. The same four girls also took the 400 yard relay in 4:02.89 more than 17 seconds ahead of the second place team from Virginia.

Other notable finishers included: the 200 yard medley relay team of Maggie Swardstrom, Madison Reinarz, Rosie Cruikshank and Allison Kaiser was second in 2:04.35; Hanson was second in the 100 yard butterfly in 1:11.30 and Ella Swoverland was third, about 11 seconds later; Swardstrom was third in the 100 yard backstroke in 1:26.17; and Overby was second in the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:16.71, about a second behind winner Lauryn Devich from Virginia.

The Agates will swim at the Spartan Relays Saturday in Superior and will swim against Mesabi East Tuesday in Aurora.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Lake Superior School District board of education and high school sports in Lake County. 

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