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Fort Dodge boys open swim season

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Evan Cooper of Fort Dodge compete in the 200 yard IM on Tuesday inside Dodgers pool

The Fort Dodge boys swim team got their season going here on Tuesday night, squaring off with Spencer and Carroll in the Dodger pool.

Carroll left the meet with a sweep, besting Fort Dodge (77-16) and Spencer (71-23), as Spencer also picked up a 54-36 victory versus the Dodgers.

Carter Jorgensen led the way for FDSH on the evening with two third-place performances in races. Colin Roberts and Matt Besch also added bronze medals, with the Dodgers’ 200 freestyle relay of Besch, Jorgensen, Roberts and Evan Cooper placing third.

Cooper, Roberts and Kael Keith all had fourth-place finishes for the home squad.

“It was a great start for our young team,” Fort Dodge head coach Ashley Beaumont said. “I’m definitely happy with Carter getting third in both of his individual events. along with Colin and Matt getting thirds.

“The 200 free relay had a good swim with Cooper getting a 25.00 in his split.”

Jorgensen was third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:09 and also placed third in the 500 freestyle in 5:47.50.

Roberts earned third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.48 with Besch scoring his top finish in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.79. The 200 free relay clocked a time of 1:47.29.

Fourth place finishes for the Dodgers came courtesy of Cooper in the 100 butterfly, Roberts in the 100 freestyle and Keith in the 50 freestyle.

” I think this showed some of our strengths but it also showed a lot of area we can improve,” Beaumont said. “I think once we get some more practices under us, we are going to be dropping time like crazy.”

Fort Dodge jumps right back into the pool this Thursday, heading to Des Moines Lincoln for a dual. They are also set for action on Saturday at the Boone Invitational with the host Toreadors, Atlantic, Carroll, Marshalltown and Williamsburg rounding out the field.

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