06 December 2013

Boys Swimming: Tigers runner-up at Missota Relays

Nick Stephan anchored 1st place relay team
Paced by a first place finish in the 200 breaststroke relay the Tigers edged host Northfield by two points to take second at the Missota Conference Relays held Thursday night.

The cooperative team of Chaska/Chanhassen won the meet that consisted of nine relay events. The Stormhawks  tallied 530 team points, followed by Farmington 476, Northfield 474, Shakopee 464 and Red Wing 364.

The 200 breaststroke team of Robin DeCastro, Alex Garofalo, Spencer Kabran and Nick Stephan produced the only first place finish for the Tigers, posting a winning time of 2:04.78.

Farmington finished third in three events, fourth in three and fifth in two, including diving where four individual scores were totaled for each team.

"The boys have been working hard in practice and have moved into positions on the team where they are expected to perform at a higher level," coach Ryan Hamen said, "and many did. 

"Those who graduated last year were a huge loss. The boys this year have to catch up a bit to fill some of those gaps....We still have a lot of swimmers who were in top roles but our gap is a bit bigger to give us stronger depth. The determination shows and I am excited to see how these boys develop and take ownership."

Complete meet results:
400 medley relay: 3. David Bovee, Stephan, Brandon Dion, Dan Berg
200 freestyle relay: 3. Eric Schimmel, Adam Dougherty, Devon Webb, Jake Bauerle
400 medley relay: 4. Dion, Dougherty, DeCastro, Garrett Haugen
200 butterfly relay: 4. Kabran, Stephan, Bovee, Ben Gunderson
850 freestyle relay: 4. Webb, Dougherty, Bovee, Austin Kueck
200 backstroke relay: 3. Haugen, Greg Schmaus, Bovee, Gunderson
400 freestyle relay: 5. Bovee, Don, Schimmel,Webb
One-meter diving relay: 5. Jonathan Bovee, Sean Dougherty, Oscar Hanifl, Nicholas Stivers