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Swimming & diving: Bovee leads Tigers at state

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The Farmington swimming and diving team capped off its season by competing in four events over the weekend at the state meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.

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The Tigers didn’t score any points, but coach Ryan Hamen said his team was satisfied with the experience, nonetheless.

“The boys were very happy getting to state. It was a bit of a surprise to get that far,” Hamen said.

The Tigers’ highest finish came in the 1-meter dive where junior Jonathan Bovee finished 17th with a score of 224.45 points. That made him first alternate for the 16-diver finals.

Senior Daniel Berg swam in Farmington’s other three events. Individually, he earned 23rd in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.17 seconds and 20th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.05. It took a spot in the top 16 to advance to the consolation finals.

Berg, Eric Schimmel, Garrett Haugen and Brandon Dion added a 22nd-place time of 3:19.61 in the 400 freestyle relay.

Wayzata outscored runner-up East Ridge 237-194 for the Class 2A team title. Eden Prairie, Hastings and Minnetonka rounded out the top five.

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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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