Swimming: Elks 3-0 after beating Blaine

The Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman-Spectrum swimmers are 3-0 in conference after mixing things up and defeating the Blaine Bengals 98-83 Tuesday evening in Blaine.

“We saw some swimmers in different events tonight,” said coach Denise Eidem. “Our goal is to have everyone swim every event at least once a season.”

The Elks finally had their best diver, Andrew Bronshteyn, in the lineup. After missing three meets due to cutting his foot during locker room horseplay, he notched a career-high 212.7 and placed second behind Blaine’s Sean Leverton.

Andy Olson and Alex Kopp were 1-2 in both the 200 and 500. Collin Krueger and Aaron Schwab each won two individual events. Nick Kopp took the 100 back stroke.

The Elks will have “our first tough meet of the season” on Thursday, hosting St. Michael-Albertville.

“They are in our section and will be a team to watch at the end of the season,” said Eidem.

Elks 98, Blaine 83

200 medley relay – (1) Elks: Aaron Schwab, Trevor Springer, Alex Kopp, Collin Krueger, 1:48.10 (2) Elks 1:5813
200 freestyle – (1) Andy Olson, Elks, 1:59.95 (2) A. Kopp 2:01.70 (3) Kyle Kuecker, Elks, 2:01.77
200 individual medley – (1) Krueger 2:06.17 (2) Alex Polansky, Bln, 2:24.31 (3) Springer 2:24.46
50 freestyle – (1) Schwab 23.48 (2) Austin Bongers, Bln, 24.07 (3) Conner Swigart, Elks , 25.50
100 butterfly – (1) Krueger 57.19 (2) Nick Kopp, Elks, 1:07.32 (3) Mack Chamberlain, Elks, 1:08.89
Diving – (1) Sean Leverton, Bln, 273.70 (2) Andrew Bronshteyn, Elks, 212.70 (3) Trenton Pittman, Bln, 168.45
100 freestyle – (1) Schwab 51.13 (2) Bongers 53.78 (3)  Kuecker 54.42
500 freestyle – (1) Olson  5:26.33 (2) A. Kopp 5:35.14 (3) Edward Fitzsimmons, Bln, 5:50.29
200 freestyle relay – (1) Blaine: Bongers, Tanner Ledin, Fitzsimmons, Kuecker, 1:38.11 (2) Elks 1:40.64
100 backstroke – (1) N. Kopp 1:02.00 (2) Polansky 1:03.72 (3) Spencer Hlavachek, Elks, 1:04.95
100 breaststroke – (1) Ledin 1:08.29 (2) Springer 1:12.30 (3) Owen Musgjerd, Elks, 1:13.62
400 freestyle – (1) Elks: Schwab, Olson, A. Kopp, Krueger, 3:35.00 (2) Blaine 3:42.02

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