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Century's Chris Birnbaum wins the 200-yard freestyle during the Century Invitational swim meet at the Bismarck Aquatic Center on Saturday.

Century had quality, but Minot had quantity on Saturday at the Bismarck Aquatic Center.

The Patriots picked up eight wins on the day -- no other team had more than one -- en route to 353 points and runner-up honors of the 15-team Century Invite.

Minot had no wins, but superior numbers allowed the defending state champion Magi to amass 491 points for the team title.

Chris Birnbaum continued to slice and dice through the water. The Century junior had four wins on the day, including on a pair of relays as the Patriots went 3-for-3 in the relays.

Birnbaum blitzed the field in the 200- and 500-freestyles. His win in the 200 was by nearly six seconds, touching in 1:47.63. The 500 was a rout. Birnbaum's time of 4:58.29 was nearly 17 seconds faster than anyone else.

In the 200 free relay, Birnbaum anchored the Patriots' winning time of 1:32.71. Will Dohrmann, Ryan Johnson and Harrison Adams rounded out the quartet.

Birnbaum led off the winning 400 free relay. Charles Koebele, Johnson and Jayden Porter brought home the win in 3:22.91, comfortably over second-place Minot.

Dohrmann, Koebele and Porter each collected solo victories.

In the 50 free, Dohrmann sprinted to a winning mark of 22.66, edging Fargo South's Anthony Hollingsworth (22.74).

The 100 backstroke belonged to Koebele with a winning time of 55.62.

Porter outkicked Wahpeton's Eric Anderson to claim top honors in the 100 breaststroke. Porter touched in 1:00.52. Anderson earned a win in the 200 individual medley to go with his second in the breaststroke.

Koebele, Porter, Riley Kaul and Dohrmann were three seconds better than West Fargo to claim the top spot in the 200 medley relay.

Mandan finished fifth in the team standings with 159 points led by star senior diver Johnny Mindt. After setting a pool record in Mandan on Friday, Mindt was on his game against Saturday with a stellar score of 493.4, nearly 80 points better than runner-up Connor Johnson of Fargo South.

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