Swimming: Tigers take bronze in Bronze DivisionFarmington capped off a busy week with a third-place finish in the Bronze division of the Maroon and Gold Invitational Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Farmington capped off a busy week with a third-place finish in the Bronze division of the Maroon and Gold Invitational Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.
The Tigers finished in the top eight in all 12 events and finished with 289 team points. Fergus Falls easily won the division with 426.5 points and Mankato West followed with 338.5 points. Hibbing (184), Andover (172.5), River Falls (169.5), Woodbury (168), Hopkins (156), Montevideo (152.5), Blaine (115.5), St. Louis Park (94), Minot (34) and Osseo (25) also competed.
Farmington picked up its lone first-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay where Tyler Magalis, Loren Hatten, Brian Huls and Allen Berg combined on a time of 1 minute, 34.80 seconds, to edge Mankato West by 57-hundredths of a second. Magalis, Hatten and Huls also joined forces with Zack Holton for a second-place showing in the meet-opening 200 medley relay.
Magalis provided the Orange and Black’s highest individual finish in the 1-meter dive, where he placed second with a personal-best score of 258.55. An event earlier, Magalis placed fourth in the 50 freestyle in 23.35.
Berg, Huls and Holton each added two top-six individual swims. Berg placed third in the 200 freestyle and fourth in the 500 freestyle. Huls earned third in the 100 freestyle and fifth in the 100 backstroke. Holton took third in the 100 butterfly and sixth in the 200 individual medley.
Hatten and Christopher Kirchmann added eighth-place swims in the 100 breaststroke and 500 freestyle, respectively.
The Tigers compete again tonight at Northfield, then are back in action Saturday at the South St. Paul Invitational.
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First place: 200 medley relay (Huls, Hatten, Holton, Magalis); 200 freestyle (Berg); 1-meter dive (Magalis); 500 freestyle (Berg).
Second place: 200 freestyle relay (Magalis, Huls, Berg, Kirchmann); 200 freestyle (Huls); 100 butterfly (Holton); 100 freestyle (Huls); 100 breaststroke (Hatten); 400 freestyle relay (Kirchmann, Holton, Hatten, Berg).
First place: 1-meter dive (Magalis); 100 breaststroke (Huls).
Second place: 200 medley relay (Kirchmann, Berg, Huls, Magalis); 200 freestyle (Holton); 200 individual medley (Berg); 100 butterfly (Huls); 100 freestyle (Magalis); 200 freestyle relay (Holton, Magalis, Huls, Hatten); 400 freestyle relay (Kirchmann, Kealy, Berg, Holton).