17 December 2010
Boys Swimming: Lakers depth too much for Tigers in 92-89 loss
Prior Lake used its superior depth to score a 92-89 win over the Tigers Thursday night, Dec. 16, at the Dodge Middle School pool.
The Lakers won just four of the meet's 12 events but piled up other place points to build a 92-64 lead before swimming the last two events in exhibition mode.
One pool record fell with Prior Lake junior Kyle Robrock breaking the old mark in the 100 backstroke with a clocking of 52.60.
"We had some good swims, but they had more depth," Farmington coach Ryan Hamen said. "Our new swimmers are getting used to the competition and making great improvements with their form.
"Most of the veterans are about two months ahead of their times from last year. That gives us a lot of things to look forward to in the near future."
Tyler Magalis and Allen Berg each won two individual events and swam on two winning relay teams for Farmington. Magalis won top honors in the 50 freestyle and one-meter dive while Berg was victorious in the 200 and 500 freestyle races.
Brain Huls and Loren Hatten also won individual races, Huls the 100 freestyle and Hatten the 100 breaststroke.
The Tigers took first in two relays: the 200 freestyle (Huls, Hatten, Conner Kealy, Berg) and the 400 freestyle (Zach Holton, Matthew Stephan, Magalis, Berg).
Three Tigers finished second: Zach Holton in the 200 butterfly; Huls in the 100 backstroke and Nick Stephan in the 100 breaststroke. Holton took third in the 200 individual medley and Benjamin Cohoon ranked third in the 100 breaststroke.
The Tigers take a break from formal competition until the Apple Valley Invitational meet scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 30.