24 January 2014

Boys Swimming: Stormhawks overpower Tigers

Brandon Dion won the 100 butterfly (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Powerhouse Chaska/Chanhassen stormed to a 40-point lead and coasted to a 98-83 dual meet win over the Tigers Thursday night at the Chaska Middle School East pool.

"We had some good swims," Tiger coach Ryan Hamen said, "but they have some very strong swimmers and they got most of the places."

The Stormhawks won eight of the first 10 events before swimming the final two races in exhibition status, allowing the visitors to pick up 25 quick points.

The Tiger wins came from Jonathan Bovee in one-meter diving and Brandon Dion in the 100 butterfly.

Austin Kueck put up a couple of second place finishes for the Tigers, placing runner-up in the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle.

Ben Gunderson took second in the 100 backstroke and Daniel Berg scored second place points in the 100 freestyle.

Both the 200 medley (David Bovee, Robin DeCastro, Kueck and Jonathan Kingsbury) and the 200 freestyle (Berg, Devon Webb, Dion and Eric Schimmel) teams also took second.

Three other Farmington entrants ranked third in individual events: Dion, 50 freestyle; Sean Dougherty, one-meter diving and Garrett Haugen, 100 backstroke.

The Tigers get back to business next Tuesday night with a dual meet at Section 1AA rival Hastings.