On Saturday, Nov. 3, Jamestown High School played host to the 2018 Western Dakota Association Swim and Dive Championships. Competing against seven other schools, the Williston Coyotes earned a third place overall finish at the 12 event competition.

There were a host of notable performances by Williston’s group of student-athletes. Among them, sophomore Demi Peterson notched a first place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:00.05. Peterson also recorded a fifth place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.94.

In the one meter dive, fellow Williston sophomore Madison Fagerland earned a second place finish with a score of 385.95. Meanwhile, Coyotes freshman Marisa Branham placed third in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:19.63. 

Other individual highlights for Williston included a seventh place finish by junior Jenny Logan in the 100-yard breaststroke and a fourth place finish in the 500-yard freestyle by fellow junior Torgun Knudsen. 

In relay competition, Knudsen, Branham, Peterson and Logan secured a third place finish in the 200-yard medley. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the combination of Peterson, Branham, Logan and Ellie Schmit recorded a third place time of 1:46.62. 

Also, the Williston quartet consisting of Reagan Coughlin, Myah Tofte, Schmit and Knudsen placed sixth in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Capping off their terrific individual efforts, three Coyotes, Peterson, Branham and Fagerland were among the 27 student-athletes named to the 2018 WDA Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team.

Up next for the Coyotes, they will be heading to West Fargo for statewide competition on Nov. 9-10 at the Hulbert Aquatic Center.


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