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Dakota Riptide dominates outdoor invite with 48 championships

The Dakota Riptide recorded 48 first-place finishes to win the Dakota Riptide invite. The Riptide compiled 6,197 points at the three-day invitational, held Friday through Sunday at the Mitchell Outdoor Aquatic Center at Hitchcock Park.

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Dakota Riptide's Abigail Warmbrand performs the butterfly in the girls 13-and-over 400-yard individual medley during the Dakota Riptide invite Saturday at the Mitchell Outdoor Aquatic Center at Hitchcock Park. (Nick Sabato / Republic)

The Dakota Riptide recorded 48 first-place finishes to win the Dakota Riptide invite.

The Riptide compiled 6,197 points at the three-day invitational, held Friday through Sunday at the Mitchell Outdoor Aquatic Center at Hitchcock Park. Sioux Falls was second with 4,660 points, while Chamberlain was third with 1,981, Brookings was fourth with 613 and Miller was fifth with 608 in the 10-team field.

Sophia Huber led the Riptide by winning eight individual championships in the girls 13-14-year-old division. Huber won the 50-meter freestyle (29.85 seconds), 100 freestyle (1 minute, 5.42 seconds), 100 backstroke (1:19.42), 100 breaststroke (1:22.67), 200 freestyle (2:25.24), 200 breaststroke (3:03.88), 200 individual medley (2:40.31) and 400 freestyle (5:07.76).

Teammate Abigail Warmbrand won the 200 butterfly (3:01.88), 200 backstroke (2:53.89) and 400 individual medley (6:10.76), while also taking second in the 200 breaststroke (3:07.83).

Owen Raml won seven events in the boys 11-12-year-old division, taking the 50-meter freestyle (30 seconds), 100 freestyle (1 minute, 06.49 seconds), 100 backstroke (1:20.78), 100 butterfly (1:13.65), 100 breaststroke (1:29.70), 200 individual medley (2:46.03) and 400 freestyle (4:58.74).

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Owen Schelske won the 11-12-year-old 50 backstroke (39.52 seconds) and 200 freestyle (2:31.71), while also taking second in the 50 butterfly (36.22), 100 freestyle (1:11.32), 100 backstroke (1:25.36) and 400 freestyle (5:33.11).

Ethan Plamp won the 50 breaststroke in the 11-12-year-old division in 42.54 seconds. Plamp was also second in the 50 backstroke (42.58), 50 freestyle (31.55), 100 breaststroke (1:33.29), 100 butterfly (1:23.77), 200 individual medley (3:05.18) and 200 freestyle (2:34.57). Colin Pickett won the 50 butterfly in 36.13 seconds and finished second in the 50 breaststroke in 49.48 seconds.

The Riptide’s Kip Wede won six events in the 9-10-year-old division and took second in two more. Wede won the 50 breaststroke (48.24), 50 butterfly (54.38), 50 backstroke (48.50), 100 freestyle (1:33.43), 100 breaststroke (1:47.75), and 200 individual medley (3:48.10). He was also second in the 50 freestyle (40.46) and 200 freestyle (3:26.83).

Christian Stange earned six first-place finishes for the Riptide in the 13-14-year-old division, capturing the 100 freestyle (1:04.38), 100 backstroke (1:16.65), 100 butterfly (1:08.98), 200 butterfly (2:49.13), 200 individual medley (2:41.16) and 400 freestyle (5:12.62). He was also second in the 50 freestyle (28.96) and 800 freestyle (10:22.37).

Brock Russell also won five events in the 13-14-year-old bracket, winning the 100 breaststroke (1:17.83), 200 freestyle (2:19.62), 200 backstroke (2:39.86), 400 individual medley (5:21.71) and 800 freestyle (9:53.86). Ethan Hofer won the 50 freestyle in 28.67 seconds and the 200 breaststroke in 3 minutes, 12.12 seconds. He was also second in the 100 freestyle (1:04.38), 100 backstroke (1:20.27), 200 individual medley (2:46.81) and 200 backstroke (2:48.02).

Emerson Smith won the girls 15-and-over 100 backstroke in 1 minute, 11.66 seconds, while also taking second in the 50 freestyle (30.53), 200 backstroke (2:46.26), 200 individual medley (2:49.41) and 200 freestyle (2:31.89). Hannah Warmbrand won the 100 butterfly in 1 minute, 11.13 seconds and took second in the 100 backstroke in 1 minute, 15.74 seconds.

Pierce Baumberger won the 15-and-over 800 freestyle in 10 minutes, 13.58 seconds and the 400 freestyle in 4 minutes, 52.96 seconds, edging teammate Brady Wilson, who finished in 5 minutes, 9.13 seconds.

Camilla Von Eye won the girls 9-10-year-old 50 breaststroke in 58.50 seconds, topping teammate VV Rashcke, who was second in 59.09 seconds.

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The Riptide also won the mixed 13-and-over 400 medley relay, as Kambyl Wede, Russell, Hannah Warmbrand and Colby Harrell won in 4 minutes, 57.30 seconds and Huber, Smith, Stange and Kane Grajkowske won the mixed 13-and-over 400 freestyle relay in 4 minutes, 24.51 seconds.

Chamberlain’s Easton Kriel won nine events in the 8-and-under division. Kriel took the 50 freestyle (43.06), 50 backstroke (50.52), 50 breaststroke (1:00.22), 50 butterfly (1:09.80), 100 freestyle (1:33.52), 100 backstroke (1:51.91), 100 butterfly (2:06.61), 100 breaststroke (2:09.40) and the 200 freestyle (3:21.18).

Teammate Alyvia Larsen won the girls 8-and-under 100 breaststroke in 2 minutes, 41.12 seconds, topping teammate Delaney Klein, who was second in 3 minutes, 12.59 seconds. Abby Hutmacher finished second in the girls 15-and-over 100 breaststroke (1:32.58), 200 breaststroke (3:21.26) and 400 individual medley (6:37.41).

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