Swimming: Elks’ Bronshteyn, Hlavachek, and relay earn state trips

Elk River’s state swimming delegation will include a returning all-state diver, Andrew Bronshteyn, along with Spencer Hlavacheck competing in three events.

Bronshteyn, a junior who placed fifth at state last year, repeated as Section 8AA champion with a 418.55 score at St. Cloud Tech on Saturday.

Hlavachek, a sophomore, won the 50 freestyle in 22.55 and placed second in the 100 freestyle with 49.03, each time battling Brainerd’s David Supinski with each winning one sprint.

Hlavachek, Owen Musgjerd, Christopher Thorndahl and Nick Kopp placed fourth in the 200 freestyle but qualified for state by standard. In fact, their 1:29.86 broke the oldest team record on the board, set in 1993.

The Elks placed fourth while Rogers took seventh and Zimmerman eighth among eight teams. Brainerd was team champion.

The Elks medley relay team of Jake Kohorst, Nick Kopp, Ben Kopp and Hlavacheck placed third in 1:42.46.

Nick Kopp was third in the breaststroke (1:03.94) and fifth in the IM (2:05.35). Kohorst took sixth (58.04) and Ben Kopp seventh (58.16) in the backstroke. Musgjerd was eighth in the 200 free (1:55.01) and ninth in the breaststroke (1:06.94). Thorndahl was ninth in the 100 (53.30) and 10th in the 50 (23.68)

Derek Jacobsen of Rogers was 10th in the 100 free (53.37).

The state meet at the U of M will be held Thursday (diving prelims), Friday (swim prelims) and Saturday (all finals), with Class AA beginning 6 p.m. each day.

Team scoring

1. Brainerd 507
2. St. Cloud Tech 410
3. St. Michael-Albertville 395
4. Elk River 253
5. Buffalo 248
6. Moorhead 133
7. Rogers 87
8. Zimmerman 4

Elk River, Rogers, and Zimmerman in top 16

200 freestyle relay — (3) Elks: Jake Kohorst, Nick Kopp, Ben Kopp, Spencer Hlavachek, 1:42.46

200 freestyle — (8) Owen Musgjerd, Elks, 1:55.01 (14) Kohorst 1:59.90

200 individual medley — (5) N. Kopp 2:05.35

50 freestyle — (1) Hlavachek 22.55 (10) Christopher Thorndahl, Elks, 23.77 (12) Derek Jacobsen, Rogers, 23.98

Diving — (1) Andrew Bronshteyn, Elks, 418.55

100 butterfly — (13) B. Kopp 59.94 (16) Michael Young, Rogers, 1:02.24

100 freestyle — (2) Hlavachek 49.03 (9) Thorndahl 53.30 (10) Jacobsen 53.37

500 freestyle — (12) Zack Kopp, Elks, 5:30.56 (14) Jason Thomas, Zimmerman, 5:36.50

200 freestyle relay — (4) Elks: Hlavachek, Musgjerd, Thorndahl, N. Kopp 1:29.86

100 backstroke — (6) Kohorst 58.04 (7) B. Kopp 58.16

100 breaststroke — (3) N. Kopp 1:03.94 (9) Musgjerd 1:06.94 (15) Andrew Weisgram, Elks, 1:10.54 (16) Coleman Maegi, Elks, 1:11.32

400 freestyle relay — (5) Elks: Kohorst, B. Kopp, Musgjerd, Thorndahl, 3:36.02

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