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Swimming: Magalis leads fifth-place team

Tyler Magalis' second-place total of 397.40 points in the 1-meter dive was Farmington's best finish during a fifth-place team showing at Saturday's six-team Missota Conference Championships at Hutchinson Middle School.

The Tigers scored 290 points to finish 48 behind fourth-place Red Wing. Prior Lake outscored runner-up Northfield 426-394.5 for the team title and host Hutchinson placed a close third with 393.5 points. Shakopee rounded out the field with 122 points.

Magalis also led the Tigers in the swimming events. He was seventh in the 50 freestyle and contributed to the team's top two relays -- the third-place 200 freestyle relay and the fourth-place 200 medley relay. Magalis and Brian Huls were joined by Allen Berg and Christopher Kirchmann in the 200 freestyle relay and Lauren Hatten and Zach Holton in the 200 medley relay.

Holton, Hatten, Berg and Aaron Lane closed out the meet with a fifth-place showing in the 400 freestyle relay.

Huls went solo for a fourth-place swim in the 100 freestyle and a sixth-place performance in the 100 backstroke.

Berg and Holton also turned in multiple top-10 finishes. Berg was fourth in the 500 freestyle and fifth in the 200 freestyle, while Holton was sixth in the 100 butterfly and eighth in the 200 individual medley.

Hatten and Matthew Stephan finished 5-6 in the 100 breaststroke.

"The varsity team did what was expected," Farmington coach Ryan Hamen said. "No one had any exceptional time drops as we are preparing for sections next Thursday and Saturday."