Mounds View High School

Boys Swim & Dive

 

Press Release

January 24, 2016

 

Mustangs Fall to Forest Lake

Improvements Seen Despite the Loss

 

The Mounds View Mustangs swim & dive team traveled to Forest Lake on Thursday, January 21 to take on the Rangers in a Suburban East Conference (SEC) dual meet.  The hosts won 8 of 12 events on the evening program on their way to a 92-89 victory over the young Mustangs.  Sophomore Quinn Doan was a double winner for the Mustangs with victories in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke.  The locals also won both sprint freestyle events.  Senior co-captain Josh Peterson claimed first in the 50-yard freestyle, while junior co-captain Albert Pan picked up a win in the 100-yard freestyle.

 

The Rangers jumped out to a 10-4 lead with a 1-3 finish in the 200-yard medley relay.  The Mustang quartet of Albert Pan, eighth grader Isaac Pan, Doan, and sophomore Jason Lou was second in 1:49.64.  In the 200-yard freestyle, senior Leo Rossi swam to a 1:58.61 to claim second place. Sophomore Kyle Peterson was fourth in 2:09.57, with sophomore David Severson fifth in 2:11.68.  Isaac Pan was the top finisher for the Mustangs in the 200-yard individual medley with a second place swim of 2:11.19.  Junior Noah Vranyes was fourth in 2:17.68, with Lou close behind in fifth with a time of 2:18.38.  In the 50-yard freestyle, Josh Peterson touched the wall first with a 23.63 clocking.  Freshman Jared Martini’s swim of 24.73 was good enough for third place. Heading into the diving portion of the meet, the Rangers were on top by a score of 35-27. 

 

The hosts finished 1-2-4 in the diving well to extend their lead to 47-31.  Freshman Josh Bowman recorded a season’s best score of 135.25 on the one-meter board to claim third for the Mustangs.  Freshman Tad Tomczyk’s 119.90 points earned him a fifth place finish.  Doan won the first of his two events with a season’s best clocking of 56.50 in the 100-yard butterfly, while Josh Peterson was third in 58.98.  Albert Pan swam to a 53.03 to win the 100-yard freestyle, with Martini third in 54.80.  The Rangers took the top two spots in the 500-yard freestyle.  Isaac Pan was third for the Mustangs in 5:25.65, while Rossi had a season’s best swim of 5:35.60 to take fourth place. At this point in the meet, Forest Lake led by a score of 72-54.

 

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the quartet of Martini, Doan, Vranyes and Josh Peterson took second place with a season’s best time of 1:37.14.  Albert Pan touched the wall in 1:01.06 to claim second in the 100-yard backstroke, with Lou taking fourth in 1:06.00.  At this point, the Rangers led 92-64 and chose to swim the rest of the meet as “exhibition” with points earned not counting towards the final score.   Doan swam to a season’s best 1:06.31 to win the 100-yard breaststroke. Freshman Will Goldman swam to a season’s best 1:12.86 to finish third, while freshman Max Jytyla’s season’s best time of 1:15.77 was fourth fastest.  In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the unit comprised of the Pan brothers, Martini and Josh Peterson had the second fastest time of 3:37.76.

 

In junior varsity competition, the Rangers prevailed by a score of 87-55. Individual event winners for the Mustangs were freshman Nate Fatkhiyev (200 Free), freshman Ian Boyles (50 Free & 100 Free), sophomore Thomas Wilkowske (100 Back), and junior Alan Wang (100 Breast).

 

After the meet, head coach Stephen Brauer noted, “We’ve spent some time working with the breaststroke and fly on drill days the last 2 weeks and we’re starting to see some nice results.”

With the loss, the Mustangs drop to 2-3 in SEC standings, with three dual meets remaining on the schedule. They will host the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 pm at the Chippewa Middle School pool.  Diving competition will take place at Spring Lake Park HS, beginning at 4:00 pm. 

 

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