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Red Wing junior Tanner Alms cuts through the water during the 500-yard freestyle at the Section 1A championships in Inver Grove Heights on Saturday. Alms won the section championship with a time of 4 minutes, 47.81 seconds. Photo by Joe Brown

Swimming: Red Wing's Alms zoned in on another 500 freestyle title

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When Fridley's Alberto Orejuela decided to swim with his club team rather than the Tigers, Tanner Alms' grip tightened on the Class 1A 500-yard freestyle title.


Alms, a junior at Red Wing High School, defeated Orejuela by .31 seconds in the 500 freestyle at last year's Class 1A boys state swimming tournament to grab his second consecutive state championship. The next closest swimmer was more than eight seconds behind Alms and Orejuela.

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Chris Harrell
Chris Harrell is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he interned at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Daily Caller in Washington, D.C. For updates on local sports, follow Chris on Twitter at @RECHarrell.
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