Boys Swimming: Red Wing finishes regular season undefeatedThe Red Wing boys swimming and diving team made school history with its second consecutive undefeated regular season after a 95-82 victory against Northfield Thursday in Northfield.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The Red Wing boys swimming and diving team made school history with its second consecutive undefeated regular season after a 95-82 victory against Northfield Thursday in Northfield.
Thursday’s win gave the Wingers their first ever consecutive undefeated regular seasons. Red Wing had only one undefeated season before last year.
“This is new territory for the boys team,” Wingers head coach Gene Peterson said. “They’re pretty excited about it.”
Red Wing (7-0) got race wins in multiple events but it was the younger swimmers who made the greatest strides against the Raiders, Peterson said. The meet was exhibitioned after the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Eighth-grader Garrett Welsch went under section cut time in the 200-yard freestyle at 2 minutes, 13.66 seconds. In the 200 individual medley, seventh-grader Nolan Schmidt, ninth-grader Chris Byrne and sophomore Kyle McKim made section cut time. It was McKim’s first time ever under section cut time.
“That was nice to see from our younger kids,” Peterson said.
Eighth-grader Foster Johnson finished second in the diving competition with 125.5 and seventh-grader Seth Morem came in fourth at 117.45. Both totals were personal bests. Byrne won the meet with a 167.9.
Sophomore Tanner Alms continues to break state and pool records as he topped the Northfield pool record in the 500 freestyle by two seconds at 4:50.47. Eighth-grader Hunter Connelly won the 100 backstroke in 1:00.00.
Sophomore Ethan Myers came in under the state cut time in the 500 freestyle and finished third in 5:10.66.
It was yet another meet of personal bests and cutting time in another undefeated season full of them for the Wingers.
“It’s been a fun season that way,” Peterson said. “We had good times all over the place. They’ve definitely done well.”
It was the last scoring meet for Red Wing. The Wingers host a parent’s night exhibition meet Monday against Simley at Twin Bluff Middle School in Red Wing. Races start at 6 p.m.