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Haaversen breaks Two Harbors diving record

Kari Haaversen broke the Two Harbors six dive record Oct. 29 in the team's final regular season meet against Chisholm. Haaversen's score of 239.95 broke Kim Costley's record set in 1987, the oldest swimming record remaining at Two Harbors.

"It made it extra special for Kari to break that record at home on parents night and was an exciting way for her to end her last home meet as a senior," coach Heather Mayfield said. "She dove beautifully and from the beginning, it was just her night to nail all of her dives, and she did."

Two Harbors-Silver Bay won the meet 111-58 and swept the top three spots in several events including the 200 yard freestyle, the 200 yard individual medley, the 50 freestyle and diving.

Winners included Haaversen in diving, Marina Schriner in the 200 freestyle with a time of two minutes, 15.7 seconds, Allie Mayfield in the 200 IM in 2:27.03, Julia McDonald in the 50 freestyle 27.04 seconds, Haaversen in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 1:08.14 and McDonald in the 100 freestyle in 1:00.43.

Relay winners included the medley relay team of Mara Christensen, Veronique Galvan, Jada Larson and Kate Thomasen in 2:10.31 and the 200 freestyle relay of McDonald, Kaylee Overby, Haaversen and Mayfield in 1:48.44.

The Two Harbors-Silver Bay junior varsity team competed at the 11 annual Black and Blue Championship Saturday, finishing third behind Grand Rapids and Hibbing. Winners included Jada Larson in the 100 yard IM with a time of 1:14.58, Thomasen in the 50 freestyle with a time of 27.77, Audrey Hanson in the 300 yard freestyle in 3:37.31 and Riley Larson in the 500 freestyle in 6:09.93.

The Agates will next compete at the Section 7A championships Nov. 14 in Hibbing.

"With the way these girls have been swimming, I really think we can give a good run at the Section 7A championship title," Heather Mayfield said. "All of the girls will need to swim their hearts out but I know they can give the other teams a run for their money. We have a lot of younger girls who have stepped up this year that will really compliment our senior class. With these two strengths, we have a really good chance."

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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