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Tigers swim at section meet in Morris

Morris Area hosted the boys' Section 3A Swimming and Diving Championships Friday and Saturday at the Regional Fitness Center.

There were 13 teams participating in the meet, with Fergus Falls ranking first at the end of the events.

"I was very impressed with the Morris boys who competed at the section meet," said coach Megan Lange. "Every one of them managed to swim at least one personal-best time. The boys who swam their individual events all achieved personal-best times, and all of our relay swimmers got personal bests, either during prelims or finals. It was a great way to finish out the season. I am very proud of their accomplishments this season."

  The Tigers had six boys competing in five individual events and all three relays. 

The Tigers' 200-yard medley relay team of Vaughn Dieter, Mitchell Kill, Gage Anderson, and Jackson Boever swam a 2:06.35 in Friday's preliminaries and finished 12th in the finals with a time of 2:03.61.

Roy Reese swam a 2:00.97 in the 200-yard freestyle preliminaries.

Anderson swam a 1:06.64, cutting 2.65 seconds, in the 100-yard butterfly preliminaries.

Reese swam a 54.78 in the preliminaries of the 100-yard freestyle.

The Tigers' 200-yard freestyle relay team of Anderson, Boever, Taylor Hufford, and Reese placed 13th in the finals with a time of 1:47.29, after swimming a 1:47.77 in the preliminaries.

Dieter swam in the preliminaries of the 100-yard backstroke, cutting 1.20 seconds off his previous time, for a 1:14.16.

Kill swam a 1:19.80 in the 100-yard breaststroke preliminaries.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Anderson , Boever, Dieter, and Reese placed 12th in the finals with a time of 4:02.87 after a preliminary time of 4:07.45.