Elk River swimming

Jessica Young of Rogers won the 500 freestyle at Section 8AA on Saturday to qualify for the state swimming meet, while an Elk River foursome qualified in a relay. Young, a junior, swam a season-best 5:19.21 at St. Cloud Tech to win by just under three seconds. The Elks’ 200 freestyle team of Samantha Hendricks, [...]

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Elk River diver Andrew Bronshteyn holds seventh place after the preliminary and semifinal dives at the state swimming and diving meet Thursday evening at the University of Minnesota. With eight of 11 dives completed, the Elk sophomore has 242.20 points. The leader is Rosemount junior Daniel Monaghan with  295.60. The final three dives will be [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Andrew Bronstheyn may not finish the season undefeated — he’d have to win the state title this weekend for that — but the Elk River diver has beaten all comers up to this point, an enviable record. Bronshteyn, a sophomore in his second state trip, has prelims on Thursday evening [...]

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  Aaron Schwab and Andrew Bronshteyn of Elk River qualified for the state meet on Saturday at the Section 8AA meet at St. Cloud Tech. Schwab won the 200 individual medley, setting a pool record with 1:58.14, and placed second in the 100 backstroke, lowering his own team record to 53.32. The Elk senior advanced [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor First of all, he’s tall and lanky. That’s a plus in swimming. Aaron Schwab is 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, broad-shouldered, long-limbed and loose-jointed. You could pick him out of a crowd as a swimmer. “When you’re tall, you’ve got less distance to travel, and your strokes are longer,” his coach [...]

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  Sports editor Bruce Strand compiled this list of ten “Bests” as top stories of 2012 in Star New area sports. BEST TEAM: Elk boys tennis State tennis championships are normally the domain of your well-heeled schools like Edina, Rochester Mayo, Blake and Breck, not your blue-collar towns like Elk River, as Elk teams were [...]

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The Elk  swimmers lost to St. Michael-Albertville in the Knights pool Thursday evening 100-81. The Knights placed first in all but three events. Highlight was Aaron Schwab setting two pool  records, winning the 200 freestyle (1:51.74) and backstroke (55.41). Andrew Bronshteyn in diving had the other Elk win. Coach Denise Eidem noted that the Elks [...]

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