29 December 2013

Boys Swimming: Tigers 5th at Apple Valley

Dan Berg top 10 in 3 events at Apple Valley
Farmington got back in the pool following its Christmas break and finished fifth in a 10-team field at the Apple Valley Invitational on Saturday.

Tiger coach Ryan Hamen didn't have too much to say about his team's middle-of-the-pack finish at the meet held at Valley Middle School.

"Not a lot of good swims today," he said. "Not really very much to report on."

State power Stillwater won the meet with 2443.5 points. Lakeville South finished second with 1856, followed by Eau Claire Memorial /North 1799, Anoka 1679, Farmington 1631, Apple Valley 1411.5, Northfield High School 1307, Cretin-Derham Hall 1242, Lakeville North High 1160 and Rochester Mayo 1007.

The best finish of the meet for the Tigers came from the 200 freestyle relay foursome of Eric Schimmel, Brandon Dion, Daniel Berg and Jonathan Kingsbury that finished fifth.

Individually, Berg turned in the highest Farmington finish of the day with a sixth place effort in the 50 freestyle.

The 400 freestyle relay quartet of Berg, Garret Haugen, Dion and Schimmel ranked seventh.

Three Farmington individuals scored ninth place points: Schimmel in the 100 freestyle; Austin Kueck in the 500 freestyle and Robin DeCastro in the 100 breaststroke.

Ben Gunderson placed 10th in the 100 backstroke. The 200 medley relay team of Gunderson, DeCastro, Spencer Kabran and Adam Dougherty also placed tenth.

The Tigers resume their dual meet season next Thursday (Jan. 2) when they host Missota Conference rival Northfield at the Dodge Middle School pool.