State swimming and diving: West Fargo's Brody Engelstad wins two championships

Fargo South's Oscar Francis won the diving title and Minot won its sixth straight team crown and 31st championship overall at the North Dakota State Swimming and Diving Meet on Saturday.

West Fargo's Brody Engelstad, shown competing in Friday's 50 yard freestyle prelims, won two events at the North Dakota Boys Swimming and Diving Meet on Saturday at the Bismarck Aquatics Center.
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BISMARCK — West Fargo's Brody Engelstad won two championships and Fargo South's Oscar Francis won the diving title at the North Dakota Boys Swimming and Diving Meet on Saturday at the Bismarck Aquatic Center.

Minot cruised to its sixth straight team championship and 31st title overall.

Engelstad, a ninth-grader, won the 50 yard freestyle in 21 seconds. Grand Forks' Ryaan Alshami was second in 21.03. Fargo Davies' Ryder Myers was fourth in 21.44.

Engelstad also placed first in the 100 freestyle, winning in 46.69. Bismarck's Alex Steichen was second in 46.95. West Fargo Sheyenne's Tanner Haag was fourth in 47.43.

Francis finished the 1-meter diving event with 463.10 points. Fargo Davies' Aiden Hoff placed third with 429.10 points and West Fargo's Odin McAlister placed fourth with 426.55 points.


Fargo South's Tristan Quibell placed second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 200 freestyle. Quibell finished the butterfly in 51.34 second, just behind Minot's Ryan Hubbard, who won in 50.95. In the 200 freestyle, Steichen won in 1:43.22, Minot's Alex King was second in 1:44.33 and Quibell was third in 1:46.24.

Fargo North's Haydn Vein placed second in the 200 individual medley in 1:56.17. Williston's Kolden Kringen won in 1:54.98

The Fargo Davies team of Joe Carlson, Grant Ivesdal, Patrick Shen and Myers placed third in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:28.05. Bismarck Century won in 1:26.69 and Bismarck was second in 1:26.76.

Minot finished with 331 points, well clear of second-place Bismarck (258). Bismarck Century was third with 230 points, Fargo Davies placed fourth at 205 and Grand Forks was fifth with 201.5.

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