Swimming success at State

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Swimming success at State

Justin Winnet during a meet against Valley.

Justin Winnet during a meet against Valley.

Clara Carlson

Justin Winnet during a meet against Valley.

Clara Carlson

Clara Carlson

Justin Winnet during a meet against Valley.

Austin Busch

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The team placed 4th overall, with 125 points.

  • Relay team of Tyler Cracraft, Reed Molander, Justin Winnett, and Dylan Johnson placed 2nd in the 200 yard medley relay, with a time of 1:35.24.
  • Relay team of Tyson Wieland, Justin Winnett, Cody Carlson, and Dylan Johnson placed 5nd in the 200 yard freestyle relay, with a time of 1:27.06.
  • Relay team of Tyler Cracraft, Tyson Wieland, Alex Clark, and Reed Molander placed 7th in the 400 yard freestyle relay, with a time of 3:13.25.

The team also ranked well individually:

  • Alex Clark got 5th place in the 200 yard freestyle (1:45.55), and 11th in the 500 yard freestyle (4:52.49).
  • Justin Winnett got 5th in the 200 yard IM (1:57.21), and 4th in the 100 yard breaststroke (57.56).
  • Tyson Wieland got 14th in the 50 yard freestyle (22.55), and 20th in the 100 yard freestyle (50.19).
  • Dylan Johnson got 16th in the 50 yard freestyle (22.56).
  • Reed Molander got 5th in the 100 yard butterfly (52.54).
  • Tylar Cracraft got 3rd in the 100 yard backstroke (52.44), and 5th in the 100 yard freestyle (46.98).
  • Jared DeGroot got 24th in the 500 yard freestyle (5:07.69).
  • John Koopal got 20th in the 100 yard butterfly (55.79).

“Swimming in my final race was a sort or surreal experience that I had envisioned in my mind but never really expected it to actually happen some day,” senior Dylan Johnson said. “I, personally, wish that I would have swam faster in a few of my races but I was overall pretty content with my times. Placing second at the state meet and breaking a Johnston record didn’t feel too bad, and I swam a lifetime best during my final race.”

Unfortunately, Dowling edged out Johnston by 4 points at the state meet.

“The team was a bit disappointed by the fact that we had been narrowly edged out of third place by Dowling, but overall our times were where we had expected them to be,” Johnson said. “We lost a strong senior class after last year and I believe that we really stepped up in terms of leadership, working hard, and filling the open spots left by last year’s seniors.”

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