Boys Swimming: Red Wing stays unbeatenThe Red Wing boys swimming and diving team remained undefeated after a 100-83 win over Rochester Mayo Tuesday at Twin Bluff Middle School in Red Wing.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The Red Wing boys swimming and diving team remained undefeated after a 100-83 win over Rochester Mayo Tuesday at Twin Bluff Middle School in Red Wing.
It was the Wingers (5-0) third meet in the past week and head coach Gene Peterson said he was happy to see the swimmers continue to put up good times despite being exhausted.
“We had some really good swims tonight,” he said. “I was really pleased with it especially with the schedule we’ve had. They were all really tough, tough meets. The guys are tired but they put in quite a good meet today.”
Mayo is a good team but lacks depth, Peterson said, something that showed as Red Wing got big points near the end of the meet.
The Wingers finished first, second and third in the 500-yard freestyle with sophomore Tanner Alms getting first in 4 minutes, 51.40 seconds.
Senior Connor O’Keefe won the 200 freestyle in 1:53.95 and 100 freestyle in 50.76. Senior Andrew Berg finished near the state cut line with a 2:10.21 in the 200 individual medley.
“That was a fabulous swim for him today,” Peterson said.
Alms finished second in the 50 freestyle, swimming a 22.9 and senior Alex Byrne came in third in 23.9, a personal best and first time he has broken 24 seconds. Eighth-grader Hunter Connelly placed first in the 100 backstroke in 1:00.49 and the 400 freestyle relay team of Alms, Andrew Berg, Adam Sienczak and O’Keefe won in 3:25.97.
Ninth-grader Chris Byrne won the diving competition with a 169.1.
“They closed out the meet really well,” Peterson said. “After the 500 free, we kind of put the meet away. After the true team section meet, we were really tired. It was a good meet in the water; the guys looked a whole lot better.”
Red Wing will participate in the True Team State Meet Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.