Mounds View High School
Boys Swim & Dive
January 24, 2016
Mustangs Swim to Second at True Team Sections
Several Mustangs Post Seasonís Best Performances
The Mounds View Mustangs swam to a second place finish at the Section 4AA True Team section meet on Saturday, January 23 at Stillwater Junior High School.† The host Stillwater Ponies won the five-team meet with 941 points, while the runner-up Mustangs tallied 773 points. The Mustangsí performance was a strong one with some excellent swims, but, it was not quite good enough to earn a wild card bid to the True Team State meet on January 30†† Leading the way for the Mustangs were seniors Josh Peterson and Leo Rossi who both had top eight individual finishes.†† Juniors Albert Pan and Noah Vranyes, sophomores Quinn Doan, Jason Lou, and David Severson, freshmen Ian Boyles, Will Goldman Jared Martini and Tad Tomczyk, and eighth grader Isaac Pan all made it to the awards podium with a top eight finish, as well. The locals also had top eight finishes in all three relay events.
The Mustangs had a fourth place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with the quartet of Martini, Isaac Pan, Doan, and Josh Peterson touching the wall in 1:48.01.† Ross had a sixth place finish in the 200-yard freestyle in a seasonís best 1:56.78, while Albert Pan was seventh in 1:57.21.† In the 200-yard individual medley, Isaac Pan swam to 2:09.72 to capture fourth place.† Vranyesí 2:17.29 was good enough for eighth place. In the 50-yard freestyle, Josh Peterson was fourth in a seasonís best 23.24, with Boyles clocking a seasonís best 24.48 to finish sixth.
In the diving well, Tomczyk tallied 135.40 points on the one-meter board to nail down eighth place. In the 100-yard butterfly, Doan swam to a seasonís best 56.08 to finish fourth. Josh Petersonís swim of 52.29 earned him a fourth place finish in the 100-yard freestyle.† Albert Pan was right behind in fifth place with a 53.71 clocking.† Three Mustangs earned medals in the 500-yard freestyle.† Isaac Pan was sixth in 5:23.27, Lou claimed seventh with a seasonís best 5:36.64, and Severson was eighth in a seasonís best 5:52.31.
The Mustangs had three teams in the top eight in the 200-yard freestyle relay.† The quartet of Boyles, Kyle Peterson, Atakan Yurttas, and Rossi finished fourth in 1:37.50.† The unit of Doan, Goldman, Lou and Albert Pan was right behind in fifth in 1:37.69. The third unit comprised of Alan Wang, Derek Chen, Eric Pham, and Marshall Mastenbrook finished eighth with a swim of 1:45.22.
Martini swam to a 1:03.31 to finish seventh in the 100-yard backstroke, with Vranyes claiming eighth in 1:05.23. Doan touched the wall in fourth place with a time of 1:07.41 in the 100-yard breaststroke.† Goldman posted a seasonís best time of 1:09.97 to finish sixth.† In the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, the Mustangs again had three top eight finishes. The first unit comprised of the Pan brothers, Martini and Josh Peterson posted a seasonís best time of 3:33.85 to finish second.† The quartet of Lou, Kyle Peterson, Vranyes and Rossi was fourth in 3:40.66.† Finally, the unit of Boyles, Mastenbrook, Yurttas and Coby Lessard was sixth in 3:50.88.
Other Mustangs competing in the meet, where everyone who finishes scores points, were sophomore Alex Li, freshmen Jaymes Andrews, Josh Bowman, Nate Fatkhiyev, and Max Jytyla, eighth graders Alex Bonsanger and Jedi Pratt, and seventh grader Sam Magnuson.†
The next dual meet for the Mustangs will be with Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday, January 28 at Chippewa Middle School, beginning at 6:00 pm. Diving competition will take place at Spring Lake Park HS, beginning at 4:00 pm.
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