18 December 2013

Boys Swimming: Tigers too much for Hudson

100 breaststroke champ Spencer Kabran
Tuesday night's dual meet with Hudson, Wisconsin, at the Dodge Middle School pool was tied 39-39 through five events before the Tigers pulled away for a 104-82 win.

"Our new guys are still dropping a lot of time as they are learning the strokes and getting more comfortable in competition," Farmington coach Ryan Hamen said.

"The veterans showed big improvement in their mechanics but still have a ways to go. Some gained a little time but the practices are getting tougher physically and testing their mental toughness hoping they can maintain good form through the hard work."

Farmington won four of meet's 12 events. In individual events Ben Gunderson claimed the 100 backstroke while Spencer Kabran captured the 100 breaststroke.

The 200 freestyle relay quartet of Eric Schimmel, Adam Dougherty, Jonathan Kingsbury and Daniel Berg was victorious as was Jonathan Bovee on the one-meter board.

Six Tiger individuals registered second place points, including Austin Kueck in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke; Dion in the 100 butterfly; Berg in in the 100 freestyle; Ian Alexander in the 500 freestyle and Dougherty in diving.

The 200 medley team of Garrett Haugen, Kabran, Dougherty and Greg Schmaus and the 400 freestyle foursome of Berg, Dion, Haugen and Schimmel also took second.

Six more Farmington entrants finished in third place, including Nick Stephan, 500 freestyle and 100 breaststroke; Kingsbury, 200 freestyle; Dion, 200 individual medley; Berg, 50 freestyle and Schimmel, 100 freestyle.

Thursday the Tigers venture to Hopkins for a dual meet at Hopkins North Junior High.