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Dodgers top Spencer

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Fort Dodge's Kevin O'Connor competes in the Dodger pool on Thursday. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

The Fort Dodge swim team hosted Spencer and Marshalltown on Thursday in the Dodger pool.

The Dodgers beat the Tigers, 19-5, and lost to the Bobcats, 70-7. Marshalltown defeated Spencer, 70-2.

Fort Dodge came away with a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. The quartet of Colby Doebel, Kevin O’Connor, Ryan Pineda and Austin Jorgensen touched the wall in 4:13.35.

“It’s awesome to see that group take second,” said Fort Dodge head coach Ashley Beaumont. “That is our best finish of the season. It’s great seeing those with three brand new guys there.

“We are a little sore right now after having three meets this week.”

Kevin O’Connor had two third-place performances for the Dodgers. O’Connor was third in the 200 individual medley (2:29.21) and the 500 freestyle (6:22.00).

Austin Jorgensen placed third in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.47), and Blake Castro was third in the 200 freestyle (2:24.65).

The Dodgers are back in action on Monday when they host Mason City for Senior Night.

Fort Dodge will honor seniors Gage Riley, Jacob Miller and Demitri Grantham.

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