Mounds View High School
Boys’ Swim & Dive
December January 7, 2018
Mustangs Swim Past WBL for Third Win
Mustangs Dominate Young Bears Team
The Mounds View Mustangs swim & dive team hosted White Bear Lake on Thursday, January 4 at Chippewa Middle School and notched their third win of the season with a convincing 102-68 decision over the Bears. The Mustangs won 10 of 12 events on the program to run their Suburban East Conference (SEC) dual met record to 3-0. Senior co-captain Quinn Doan was a double winner, taking home first place in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke. Junior Ian Boyles was also a double winner with victories in the both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle. Senior co-captain Kyle Peterson won the 200-yard freestyle, sophomore Isaac Pan won the 200-yard individual medley, and sophomore Will Quackenbush won the 500-yard freestyle. The Mustangs also won all three relay events.
The Mustangs took a 12-2 lead with a 1-2 finish in the opening 200-yard medley relay. The Mustang quartet of Pan, junior Will Goldman, Doan, and Quackenbush touched the wall first in 1:46.03. The second place unit of junior Jared Martini, sophomore Ben Goldman, junior Max Jytyla, and sophomore Ryan Lawrence finished in 1:53.03. The Mustangs proceeded to sweep the 200 Free, with Peterson taking first in 2:00.39. Senior co-captain Jason Lou was second in 2:05.64, with freshman Sam Magnuson finishing third in 2:08.21. Pan and Martini finished 1-2 in the 200 IM in 2:08.40 and 2:14.35, respectively. Boyles won his first event of the evening with a 23.03 clocking in the 50 Free. Will Goldman was right behind in 23.29, while Lawrence claimed fourth in 24.57. At the diving break, the Mustangs had a comfortable lead at 47-14.
Junior Tad Tomcyck tallied 183.25 points on the one-meter board to finish second in the diving event. Doan cruised to an easy win in the 100 Fly with a 55.95 clocking. Jytyla was second in 1:02.67 and freshman Isaac Landin was third in 1:02.83 to complete the 1-2-3 sweep. The Mustangs extended their lead to 77-31 with another sweep in the 100 Free. Boyles earned his second win of the evening with a 52.83 clocking. Will Goldman second in 53.56, with Peterson touching third in 54.58. The locals kept the heat on the Bears in the 500 Free with yet another 1-2-3 finish. Quackenbush cruised to the win in 5:04.89. Eighth grader Matthew Shen was second in 5:47.02, with Magnuson right behind in third in 5:47.84. The Mustangs now led, 90-34.
The Mustangs clinched the meet in with a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The quartet of Will Goldman, Pan, Peterson and Quackenbush claimed first in 1:33.92. The team of Boyles, Doan, senior Atakan Yurttas, and Martini took second place in 1:36.66 to make the score 102-36. At this point, the Mustangs decided to swim the rest of the events on the program as “exhibition,” meaning that points earned did not count toward the final score.
The Bears won the 100-yard backstroke with junior Coby Lessard finishing second in 1:02.49. Lou (1:02.86) and senior Thomas Wilkowske (1:07.18) finished third and fifth, respectively. Doan picked up his second win of the evening in the 100 Breast on the front end of another Mustangs sweep with a 1:08.25 clocking. Ben Goldman was second in 1:14.72, and eighth grader Micah Vranyes was third in 1:17.97. To close out the meet, the locals finished 1-2 in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The unit of Martini, Boyles, Pan, and Quackenbush finished first in 3:31.56. The quartet of Peterson, Lawrence, Wilkowske, and Lou took second in 3:44.62.
In junior varsity competition, the Mustangs won easily over the severely under-manned Bears by the score of 117-14. Individual event winners for the Mustangs were Landin (200 Free), Lessard (200 IM), Yurttas (50 Free & 100 Fly), Lawrence (100 Free), eighth grader Andrew Apel (500 Free), and senior Derek Chen (100 Breast). The JV Mustangs also won all three relay events.
The Mustangs will have a busy week next week with two meets in three days. On Tuesday, January 9, they will travel to Cottage Grove to face the Park HS Wolfpack, beginning at 6:00 pm. On Thursday, January 11, they return home to Chippewa to host the East Ridge Raptors at Chippewa on Senior Night, beginning at 6:00 pm.
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