Swimming and diving: Times drop in loss to Northfield
Farmington won just two of 12 events, but swam to numerous season-best times in Thursday's 97-86 Missota Conference dual loss to Northfield at Dodge Middle School.
"We still had a very uplifting meet with our veterans dropping some great time," coach Ryan Hamen said.
Junior Tyler Magalis was part of both first-place finishes. He dominated the 1-meter dive competition with a score of 225.4 and also swam a leg of the winning 200 medley relay Magalis joined Brian Huls, Loren Hatten and Zach Holton for a time of 1:45.99 in the meet-opening 200 medley relay.
Magalis was also part of a pair of second-place relays. He joined Matthew Stephan, Zach Holton and Allen Berg for a 1:39.93 clocking in the 100 freestyle relay, then swam with Huls, Hatten and Berg for a time of 3:41.34 in the 400 freestyle relay.
Berg and Huls each turned in second-place finishes in two individual events. Berg swam to a time of 1:55.31 in the 200 freestyle and a season-best 5:11 in the 500 freestyle. Huls just missed a first-place finish with his time of 51.96 in the 100 freestyle and came back to earn second in the 100 backstroke in 58.93. Teammate Aaron Lane was just under six seconds back in third place in the 100 backstroke and Hatten and Stephan followed with another 2-3 finish in the 100 breaststroke.
Other top-three finishes were turned in by Holton in the 100 butterfly (second, 1:00.71) and the 200 individual medley (third, 2:17.92) and Christopher Kirchmann in the 50 freestyle (third, 24.68).
The Tigers compete again tonight in a conference dual against Prior Lake at Hidden Oaks Middle School.