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Swimming: Tigers pile up first-place finishes in dual win vs. Sabers

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Farmington won all 12 events in a dominating 95-81 Missota Conference win over Shakopee Thursday at Dodge Middle School.

Five Tigers were part of three first-place finishes: Aaron Lane, Tyler Magalis, Loren Hatten, Allen Berg and Brian Huls.

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Lane, Hatten, Magalis and Zach Holton set the tone for the meet by swimming to a first-place time of 1:49.28 in the opening 200 medley relay. The Tigers placed 1-2-3 in the event and went on to claim the top three spots in each of the first four varsity events.

Berg, Chris Kirchmann and Derek Anderson swept the top three spots in the 200 freestyle, then Hatten, Lane and Matt Stephan finished 1-2-3 in the 200 individual medley. The run concluded with a sweep of the 50 freestyle by Magalis, Holton and Brian Lane.

Magalis followed with his third first-place finish in the 1-meter dive where he won by more than 70 points with a score of 210.15.

The Tigers won the next three individual events as Holton claimed the 100 butterfly in 1:00.10, Huls topped the field in the 100 freestyle in 51.70 and Berg led another 1-2-3 showing in the 500 freestyle.

With the meet in exhibition scoring for the final four events, the Tigers continued to dominate. Huls, Kirchmann, Brian Lane and Trevor Breezley teamed up to win the freestyle relay, then Aaron Lane finished first in the 100 backstroke and Huls led another 1-2-3 placing in the 100 breaststroke.

The foursome of Stephan, Hatten, Berg and Ryan Ulvi closed out the meet by winning the 400 freestyle relay.

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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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