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Season Ends for Otter Swimmers at Section Meet

By Craig Olson, 02/22/20, 9:30PM CST


Sartell-St. Stephen scored 491 points to edge out Alexandria (484) for the Section 5A Boys Swimming and Diving Team championship on Saturday at UM-Morris.  Melrose-Sauk centre was third with 305 points, followed by Bemidji with 231, Park Rapids Area with 179, Fergus Falls with 168, Detroit Lakes with 128, Perham-New York Mills with 81, Thief River Falls with 71 and Morris Area with 45.  The Otters did not qualify any individuals or relay teams for the Class A State Meet.

“Good effort by the boys today,” commented Fergus Falls Head Coach Randy Hansen.  “The goal is always to get kids to the state meet.  We came close in a few events and especially in the 400 free relay to miss out by .39 seconds stings quite a bit.  That relay gave everything they had and we just came up a little short.  Will Pawlowski had a terrific day in his individual events, swimming lifetime best times in both.  Sean Edman knew what he had to do in both of his events to qualify for state and he went after it, it just wasn't quite enough, unfortunately.  Congratulations to the boys on a good season.  They improved so much during the year.” 

Here are the Fergus Falls results by event:

200 Medley Relay
6. 1:54.59 (Noah Osborn, Steven Wohlenhaus, Ty Butler, Tyler Kubela)

200 Freestyle
7. Sean Edman 1:51.31, 15. Christian Reed 2:04.08

200 IM
16. Steven Wohlenhaus 2:26.36

50 Freestyle
5. Will Pawlowski 23.00, 15. Noah Osborn 24.24

100 Butterfly
14. Ty Butler 1:08.43

100 Freestyle
5. Sean Edman 50.35, 7. Will Pawlowski 51.27

500 Freestyle
9. Christian Reed 5:31.49

200 Freestyle Relay
4. 1:33.21 (Will Pawlowski, Noah Osborn, Tyler Kubela, Sean Edman)

100 Backstroke
8. Ryan Aanerud 1:03.80, 16. Alec Richards 1:10.10

100 Breaststroke
14. Steven Wohlenhaus 1:15.20

400 Freestyle Relay
5. 3:25.99 (Will Pawlowski, Noah Osborn, Tyler Kubela, Sean Edman)