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West Fargo Swimmers See Success at State

Bismarck, ND – (November 16, 2020) – The West Fargo High School Packers and Sheyenne High School Mustangs girls’ swimming and diving teams are returning from the state tournament with various first and second place finishes.

Seventeen teams participated in the tournament, with Sheyenne High School earning second place with 349 total points.

“This season was great for us. We went undefeated in duals and invites and that shows the depth of our team,” said Erich Richardson, head coach for the Mustangs. “Achieving second place to Bismarck Century again reignites the fire for the girls and they are already planning for next season. Each year we inch closer and closer to a first-place finish, so we just need to keep chipping away at the Patriots’ lead. They put together some fast relays that we have had a hard time topping.”


The Mustang’s 200-yard medley relay team of Breanna Lund, Tierney Howell, Lauren McDonagh, and Bree Triplett earned second place with a time of 1:48:26. The Packer’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of Liv Hettinger, Alexis Doeling, Hannah Potter, and Tatum Brooks earned second place with a time of 1:41.08. The Mustang’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Greta Bellas, Brooklyn Keney, Tierney Howell, and Breanna Lund earned second place with a time of 3:37.18.


  • 50-Yard Freestyle: Tierney Howell, Sheyenne High, 2nd Place
  • 100-Yard Backstroke: Liv Hettinger, West Fargo High, 1st Place
  • 100-Yard Butterfly: Tierney Howell, Sheyenne High, 1st Place
  • 200-Yard Freestyle: Greta Bellas, Sheyenne High, 2nd Place
  • 500-Yard Freestyle: Greta Bellas, Sheyenne High, 1st Place


Taylor Lee and Liv Hettinger, of West Fargo High School, and Tierney Howell and Greta Bellas, of Sheyenne High School, were all named to the 1st All-State Team. Both Paige Harry and Bree Triplett of Sheyenne High School were named to the 2nd All-State Team.


The Mustangs are coached by Erich Richardson, Amber Westereng, and Hannah Kranz. The Packers are coached by Barb Fisher, Matt Stinar, JaeLyn Lardy, and Maren Seljevold.


Stephanie Hansen
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