Swimming: Elks 4th in true-team sectional, with many season-bests

The Elk River swimmers placed fourth in their true-team sectional Saturday while split into three squads. The Rogers and Zimmerman portions of the team placed seventh and eighth in an eight-school meet.

“This was the best meet we swam all season,” assessed coach Denise Green. “We had many best times set, and by several seconds … All the guys, Elk River, Rogers, Zimmerman, had a great day.”

Junior diver Andrew Bronshteyn got the Elks’ only first-place. The 200 freestyle placed second, and Spencer Hlavachek was third in the individual medley.

Regarding season-bests, Green cited Coleman Maegi for clipping 8 seconds off his 100 freestyle season and placing 13th.

The Elks held off Buffalo for a fourth-place finish by out-swimming the Bison in the 400 freestyle relay finale. They took some satisfaction in that because Buffalo beat them two weeks ago in the Spring Lake Park meet.

The Elks will swim at Armstrong on Thursday.

Team scoring

1. Brainerd 1462
2. St. Cloud Tech 1422
3. St. Michael-Albertville 1413
4. Elk River 1098
5. Buffalo 1090
6. Moorhead 451
7. Rogers 287
8. Zimmerman 106

Elk River, Rogers, Zimmerman leaders

200 medley relay — (4) Elks: Nick Kopp, Spencer Hlavachek, Ben Kopp, Jake Kohorst, 1:48.79 (10) Brady Anderson, Andrew Weisgram, Owen Musgjerd, Christopher Thorndahl 1:54.81
200 freestyle — (10) Musgjerd 2:01.11 (15) Zack Kopp, ER, 2:07.21 (16) Weisgram 2:07.27
200 individual medley — (3) Hlavachek 2:08.60 (6) B. Kopp 2:14.02
50 freestyle — (4) Nick Kopp, ER, 23.87 (6) Kohorst 24.23 (11) Thorndahl,  24.76 (15) Derek Jacobsen, Rog, 25.12
Diving — (1) Andrew Bronshteyn, ER, 403.70 (14) Nico Andrican, ER, 173.15
100 butterfly — (5) B. Kopp 1:00.07 (8) N. Kopp 1:01.31 (12) Musgjerd 1:03.52 (17) Brandon DeValk, ER, 1:04.47 (18) Michael Young, Rog, 1:04.50
100 freestyle — (6) Kohorst 53.48 (10) Jacobsen 55.53 (13) Coleman Maegi, ER, 56.88 (15) Hunter Bechtel, ER, 57.31
500 freestyle — (14) Jason Thomas, Zim, 5:53.70
200 freestyle relay — (2) Elks: Hlavachek, Thorndahl, Weisgram, N. Kopp, 1:35.45
100 backstroke — (13) Thorndahl 1:06.27 (14) Z. Kopp 1:07.42
100 breaststroke — (4) Hlavachek 1:07.62 (10) Weisgram 1:12.26 (13) Jon Eiden, Rog,  1:13.96 (15) Preston Lowenstein, ER, 1:14.43 (18) Eric Judge, Rog 1:16.70
400 freestyle — (7) Elks: B. Kopp, Musgjerd, Bechtel, Kohorst 3:36.25 (13) Elks: Anderson, DeValk, Maegi, Christian Rieck, 3:53.49

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