Swimming: Elks place first at Spring Lake Park Invitational

Aaron Schwab of the Elks won the individual medley. (Photo by Bill Jones)

The Elk River swimmers repeated as champions of the Spring Lake Park Invitational on Saturday, outscoring runner-up Monticello  497-466 despite having no divers.

Event winners for the Elks were Aaron Schwab in the individual medley, Jacob Christy in the 100 freestyle, and the 200 freestyle team of Dan Webster, Christy, Peter Schultz and Collin Krueger.

Andy Lee of the Elks placed sixth in the 200 freestyle. (Photo by Bill Jones)

“We had no divers, so we started the meet 39 points behind Monticello,” said coach Denise Eidem, noting that the Elks scored steadily in all the swimming events. “It was a fabulous day for the Elks.”

The Elks will host Coon Rapids on Thursday.

Team standings

1. Elk River-Zimmerman 497

2. Monticello 466

3. Cambridge-Isanti 415

4. Buffalo 345

5. Spring Lake Park 208

6. Henry Sibley 182

7. White Bear Lake 130

8. Coon Rapids 78

Casey Lee of the Elks placed sixth in the butterfly. (Photo by Bill Jones)

Elk River leaders

200 medley relay — (2) Friend Bechtel, Peter Schultz, Aaron Schwab, Dan Webster 1:46.39

200 freestyle — (2) Collin Krueger 1:53.42 (6) Andy Lee 1:55.05 (8) Andy Olson 2:00.47

200 individual medley — (1) Schwab 2:07.40 (2) Schultz 2:10.93 (8) A.J. Schlee 2:21.92

50 freestyle — (4) Bechtel 23.87 (6) Webster 24.04 (7) Jacob Christy 24.17

Diving — no entrants

100 butterfly — (5) Bechtel 1:00.58 (6) Casey Lee 1:00.93 (7) Springer 1:00.21

100 freestyle — (1) Christy 51.69 (2) Krueger 51.91 (6) Webster 52.70

500 freestyle — (2) Olson 5:18.40 (3) A. Lee 5:23.54 (6) Ryan Pokorny 5:37.35

200 freestyle relay — (1) Webster, Christy, Schultz, Krueger, 1:34.68

100 backstroke — (2) Schwab 57.21

100 breaststroke — (4) Schultz 1:07.78 (8) Springer 1:10.43

400 freestyle relay — (3) Bechtel, Christy, Krueger, Schwab, 3:27.94 (5) Pokorny, Olson, Swiggert, A. Lee, 3:42.99

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