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Swimming: Huls, Hatten swim strong in 100-78 loss to Red Wing

Brian Huls and Loren Hatten were the only Farmington swimmers to claim top honors during last Thursday's 100-78 Missota Conference dual loss to Red Wing at Dodge Middle School.

Huls outclassed the field in the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.32 seconds, while Hatten was the top finisher in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:09.43 clocking.

Huls added three other second-place finishes. He opened the meet by joining Hatten, Zach Holton and Tyler Magalis for a time of 1:46.31 in the 200 medley relay, then went on to earn silver medals in the 100 backstroke and as part of the 200 freestyle relay that also featured Magalis, Allen Berg and Christopher Kirchmann.

Farmington also placed second to Red Wing in the meet's third and final relay -- the 400 freestyle -- where Hatten, Holton, Berg and Aaron Lane combined on a time of 3:42.52.

Lane, Magalis and Berg each added second-place individual finishes of their own. Lane clocked in at 25.76 in the 50 freestyle, Magalis suffered a rare defeat in the 1-meter dive, where he scored 257.95, points and Berg led a 2-3-4 finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:56.06. Derek Anderson and Kirchmann followed in third and fourth, just as they did in the 500 freestyle.

Holton posted a pair of third-place individual performances, coming in between Red Wing's top two swimmers in both the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly. Third-place showings were also supplied by Lane in the 100 backstroke and Matthew Stephan in the 100 breaststroke.

Red Wing also won the JV portion of the meet, 99-69.

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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