18 January 2014

Boys Swimming: Tigers 3rd at True Team

Jonathan Bovee section diving champ (photo by J. Lindquist)
For the first time in four years someone other than Farmington wears the crown of Section 1AA True Team champions.

Rochester Century put together a dominant performance to win the meet held Saturday in Owatonna.

The Tigers were originally scheduled to host the six-team get-together but had to go to Plan B after a power outage at Dodge Middle School.

Century finished with a winning 963 points. Hastings nipped the Tigers 866.5-859 for the runner-up spot. Winona totaled 579.5 points, Owatonna 570 and Rochester Mayo 553.

Jonathan Bovee was the only Farmington performer to win an event, capturing the diving competition in which the Tigers placed two others in the top five. Oscar Hanifl ranked fourth and Sean Dougherty fifth on the one-meter board.

Two individuals and two relay teams finished third for the defending champs. Austin Kueck ranked third in the 200 individual medley and Brandon Dion took third in the 100 butterfly.

The third place relay teams included the 200 freestyle combination of Eric Schimmel, Robin DeCastro, Jonathan Kingsbury and Daniel Berg and the 400 freestyle foursome of Schimmel, Garrett Haugen, Dion and Berg.

The 200 medley quartet of Ben Gunderson, DeCastro, Dion and Haugen came in fourth.

Schimmel ranked sixth in the 200 freestyle as did Kueck in the 500 freestyle and Gunderson in the 100 backstroke.

Spencer Kabran gets off to a fast start (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Three Tigers scored seventh place points: Berg in the 50 freestyle; Brock Lange in the 100 butterfly and DeCastro in the 100 breaststroke. Berg finished eighth in the 100 freestyle and Spencer Kabran was eighth in the 100 butterfly..

Three more Farmington entrants ranked ninth: Dion in the 50 freestyle; Schimmel in the 100 freestyle and Jake Bauerle in the 100 breaststroke.

Kabran finished tenth in the 100 breaststroke and Haugen took tenth in the 100 backstroke.

The Tigers splash back into action next Thursday when they travel to Chaska for a Missota Conference dual meet with Chaska/Chanhassen.