Mounds View High School

Boys’ Swim & Dive


Press Release

December 17, 2017



Mustangs Cruise Past Woodbury in Dual Meet Opener

Mustangs Depth Too Much for the Royals


The Mounds View Mustangs swim team traveled to Woodbury for their first dual meet of the 2017-2018 season and dominated the Royals on the way to a 109-71 victory.  The Mustangs won 9 of 12 events on the program and recorded some impressive early season times. Junior Will Goldman was a double winner with impressive swims in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Isaac Pan was also double winner for the Mustangs, taking home gold in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard backstroke. Junior Jared Martini won the 100-yard freestyle and sophomore Will Quackenbush won the 500-yard freestyle.  All three Mustangs relays also recorded impressive wins.


The Mustangs jumped out to a 12-2 lead with a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard medley relay.  The quartet of Pan, Goldman, senior co-captain Quinn Doan, and Martini touched the wall in 1:45.71 to claim first.  The second unit of junior Coby Lessard, senior Eric Pham, junior Max Jytyla, and sophomore Ryan Lawrence took second in 1:53.47.   Quackenbush finished second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.73, with senior co-captain Jason Lou claiming fourth in 2:01.80.  Pan picked up his first win of the evening in the 200 IM with a swim of 2:06.02.  Freshman Isaac Landin was third in 2:21.09, while fellow freshman Sam Magnuson finished fifth in 2:24.16.  In the 50 Free, Goldman had a quick 23.48 to win his first event of the evening, with Lawrence third in 24.90.  At the diving break, the Mustangs had the lead at 37-25.


The Mustangs did not compete in diving at this meet and a 1-2 Royal finish on the one-meter board tightened the score at 37-35.  This was as close as the meet would get. The Mustangs starting pulling away from the Royals with a 2-3-4 finish in the 100-yard butterfly, with Doan claiming second with a 56.47 swim.  Jytyla was third in 1:00.81, with senior Atakan Yurttas finishing fourth in 1:05.21.  Martini clocked a 51.68 to win the 100 Free, while junior Ian Boyles finished third in 54.54.   Quackenbush cruised to an easy win the 500 Free in 5:06.19.  Lou was second in 5:31.44, while Landin recorded a 5:40.96 to claim fourth. The score was now 67-53, in favor of the Mustangs.


The Mustangs won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:33.35 behind the quartet of Boyles, Goldman, Doan and Quackenbush. The second unit of Yurttas, Jytyla, Lawrence, and Lou took third in 1:40.86.  The Mustangs then proceeded to sweep the top three spots in the 100 Back to clinch the meet. Pan touched the wall in 1:00.34 to claim first place.  Martini was right behind in second with a 1:01.11 clocking, while Lessard was third in 1:03.71. This made the score 90-60 in favor of the Mustangs. 


Goldman had a strong swim to win the 100 Breast in 1:06.95.  Doan was second in 1:08.87 and Jytyla claimed fifth in 1:13.78. The Mustangs put an exclamation point of the evening with an impressive 3:31 clocking to win the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay. The winning quartet was Quackenbush, Boyles, Pan, and Martini.


In junior varsity competition, the Mustangs easily defeated the Royals, 101-62.  Individual event winners for the Mustangs were Yurttas (200 Free), Lessard (100 Fly), senior Thomas Wilkowske (100 Free), eighth grader Matthew Shen (500 Free), and Magnuson (100 Back).  The JV Mustangs also won all three relay events.




Mustangs Swim to Second Place at Bengal Invitational

Mustangs Post More Fast Early Season Times


The Mounds View Mustangs swim team traveled to Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids on Saturday, December 16 to compete in the Blaine Bengal Invitational meet.  Behind some strong early season swims, the Mustangs tallied 320 points to finish second among the eleven team field.  Suburban East Conference (SEC) rival Stillwater won the meet with a score of 547 points.  The meet format awarded points to the top 16 finishers in each event.  This favors teams with depth, which the Mustangs definitely have plenty of this year. Sophomore Will Quackenbush was the top individual scorer for the Mustangs on the day with a third place finish in both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle.     


In the opening 200-yard medley relay, the Mustang quartet of sophomore Isaac Pan, junior Will Goldman, senior co-captain Quinn Doan, and junior Jared Martini finished third in 1:43.83.  The second unit comprised of juniors Coby Lessard and Max Jytyla, along with senior Eric Pham and sophomore Ryan Lawrence swam to a 1:53.32 to finish thirteenth. Quackenbush had a solid swim of 1:47.64 in the 200 Free to finish third. Senior Atakan Yurttas was twentieth in 2:08.76 and eighth grader Matthew Shen was twenty-fourth in 2:12.09.   


In the 200–yard individual medley, Pan finished fourth with a swim 2:03.89.  Freshmen Isaac Landin and Sam Magnuson were twenty-first and twenty-third in 2:21.30 and 2:23.07, respectively. The Mustangs finished a strong 4-7-8 in the 50–yard freestyle with Goldman recording a 23.06 to finish fourth. Junior Ian Boyles (23.26) and senior co-captain Kyle Peterson (23.66) rounded out the scoring for the Mustangs with seventh and eighth place finishes, respectively.    


Doan had a strong swim of 56.52 in the 100-yard butterfly to claim fourth place.  Jytyla was fourteenth in 1:02.85, while Yurttas was twenty-second in 1:05.46.  The Mustangs had another strong showing in the 100-yard freestyle.  Martini led the way with a fourth place finish in 50.95. Boyles claimed eighth in 52.77, while Peterson was sixteenth in 55.44. Quackenbush had another strong swim of 4:53.73 to claim third in the 500 Free. Senior co-captain Jason Lou was fourteenth in 5:35.86, with Landin right behind in fifteenth in 5:38.51.


The Mustangs finished 2-6 in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The unit of Goldman, Doan, Boyles, and Quackenbush touched the wall in 1:32.72 to claim second.  Lawrence, senior Thomas Wilkowske, Lou, and Peterson finished sixth in 1:37.21. Pan was the top finisher for the Mustangs in the 100-yard backstroke, touching the wall in 59.12 to finish sixth. Martini was ninth in 1:00.57, while Lessard claimed seventeenth in 1:03.94.   


Goldman finished eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a solid swim of 1:05.82.  Doan was thirteenth in 1:07.71 and Jytyla finished twenty-sixth in 1:14.26. In the final 400-yard freestyle relay, the quartet of Quackenbush, Peterson, Pan, and Martini clocked a 3:26.83 to finish second.  The second unit of Lou, Wilkowske, Lawrence, and Boyles finished tenth in 3:37.95.


The Mustangs resume their dual meet schedule on Thursday, December 21 when they host Roseville at Chippewa Middle School, beginning at 6:00 pm.


Team Scores


Stillwater                                   547      

Mustangs                                 320      

Blaine                                       218.5

Centennial                                 215

St. Michael-Albertville                197

Fridley                                      197      

Andover                                    176

Irondale                                     139

Anoka                                       138      

Champlin Park                           120      

Coon Rapids                               57.5   



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