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Swimming and diving: Divers lead Tigers at True Team

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Swimming and diving: Divers lead Tigers at True Team
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Farmington’s best showing came in the 1-meter dive at Saturday’s Section 1AA True Team Championships, which was moved from Farmington to Owatonna due to a mechanical failure at Dodge Middle School.

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Jonathan Bovee captured the Tigers’ lone first-place finish in the event with a score of 338.10 points. Teammates Oscar Hanifl, Sean Dougherty and Nick Stivers placed fourth, fifth and eighth in the event, earning a total of 82 points. In all, the Tigers totaled 859 points to finish third in the six-team field.

Rochester Century outscored Hastings 963-866 ½ for the True Team section title.

The Tigers placed three athletes in the top 10 in two other events. Brandon Dion, Brock Lange and Spencer Kabran came in 3-7-8 in the 100 butterfly and Robin DeCastro, Jake Bauerle and Kabran were 7-9-10 in the 100 breaststroke.

Dan Berg teamed up with Eric Schimmel for an 8-9 showing in the 100 freestyle and Berg and Dion came in 7-9 in the 50 freestyle. Two Farmington swimmers cracked the top 10 in the 100 backstroke, as well, where Ben Gunderson placed sixth and Garrett Haugen was 10th.

Schimmel was also sixth in the 200 freestyle and led off both the third-place 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Schimmel and Berg were joined by DeCastro and Jon Kingsbury in the 200 free relay and Haugen and Dion in the 400 free relay.

Gunderson, DeCastro, Dion and Haugen added a fourth-place swim in the opening 200 medley relay.

Austin Kueck was a double individual place-winner, coming in third in the 200 individual medley and sixth in the 500 freestyle with a pair of season-best times.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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