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Tiger swimmers show improvement

The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta boys took the pool in Montevideo on Thursday, Dec. 19. Though the Tigers lost, coach Anita Nelson focused on the improvements she is seeing in the water.

“This meet was so successful for us in the pool we had 15 personal best times, we improved our times in all events except for two. We are seeing so much hard work and improvement out of these boys! It is so fun!”

The 200 medley relay race was swam by Vaughn Dieter, Joseph Goulet, Andrew Messner, and Andrew Scheldorf in 2:29.52.

The 200 free for varsity was swam by Jacob Johnson in 2:32.64--his personal best, dropping two seconds from last weeks meet.

Andrew Messner participated in the 100 IM for junior varsity and finished with a 1:24.30.

Dieter swam the 200 IM for varsity and got a season best time of 2:37.48.

In the 50 free junior varsity race, Hunter Ketterling got a personal best, finishing in 40.38. Lee Eystad swam a personal and season best of 49.19, dropping seven seconds since the first meet. Joseph Polzin got a personal best time of 50.79, dropping over eight seconds from last weeks meet. Also in the 50 free was Brett Blom who swam a 1:02.81.

In varsity action for the 50 free, the Tigers had four swimmers compete. Owen Erickson swam a 28.78. Andrew Scheldorf swam a personal best, dropping three seconds and finishing in 33.22. Derek Johnson swam a 41.94 another personal best for the Tigers, dropping six seconds since the first meet.

Aaron Goulet also swam the 50 free as the first race of his life, finishing with a 31.90. “[Aaron] did an amazing job and had such a great time for only being in swimming for one week,” Nelson said.

In diving, Chris Terinan had a 30 point improvement from previous weeks meet, scoring a 130.25--his best score of the season.

Derek Johnson swam the 100 free for the first time in the jv meet. Johnson finished with a 1:42.15.

In the 100 freestyle for varsity, A. Goulet swam his second race of his swimming career and finished with a 1:13.69. Jacob Johnson got a personal best time with his 1:08.16 finish, and Ericksen swam a 1:09.60.

In the excruciating 500 free, Jacob Just swam the distance, finishing in 9:23.65.

In junior varsity the 200 freestyle relay, the team of Blom, Polzin, Eystad, and Terinan finished in 3:26.75.

For varsity, the team of A. Goulet, Ericksen, J. Johnson, and Messner finished with 2:04.78 in the 200 freestyle relay. The second team competing in the relay for the Tigers finished in 2:44.92. That team consisted of J. Goulet, D. Johnson, Ketterling, and Scheldorf.

In the 100 backstroke, Dieter got the lone win for the Tigers, placing first with a 1:07.56.

Two personal bests were recorded during the 100 breaststroke for JV. Ketterling with a 2:03.12, dropping two seconds, and J. Goulet with a 1:53.50, dropping three seconds from the previous meet.

In the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, the team of Messner, J. Johnson, Ericksen, and Dieter finished with a 4:43.36.

The boys will be back in the pool for a meet against Detroit Lakes at the Regional Fitness Center in Morris on Tuesday, January 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Brooke Kern

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