Mounds View High School
Boys Swim & Dive
January 15, 2017
Mustangs Drop Dual Meet to Stillwater
Ponies’ Depth and Experience Sink Mustangs
The Mounds View Mustangs swim & dive team hosted perennial league powerhouse Stillwater Ponies at Chippewa Middle School on Tuesday, January 10. The visitors won all 12 events on the evening program and cruised to a 92-80 victory to drop the Mustangs dual meet record to 3-1 in the Suburban East Conference (SEC).
The Ponies jumped out to a 12-2 lead with a 1-2 finish in the opening 200-yard medley relay. The Mustang quartet of sophomores Jared Martini, Will Goldman and Ian Boyles and co-captain Quinn Doan was third in 1:46.35. In the 200-yard freestyle, freshman Will Quackenbush finished second by less than a second to his Stillwater rival in 1:50.76. Senior co-captain Albert Pan claimed fourth in 1:55.37. Freshman Isaac Pan swam to a third place finish in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.23. Junior Jason Lou was fifth in 2:14.94. In the 50-yard freestyle, Boyles touched the wall in second with a 23.62 clocking, with Martini claiming fourth in 24.15. At the diving break, the Ponies enjoyed a comfortable lead at 44-18.
Sophomore Josh Bowman tallied 146.70 points on the one-meter board to finish second in the diving competition. The Mustangs finished 2-3 the 100-yard butterfly. Doan touched the wall second in 54.78, while Isaac Pan was third in 55.56. Boyles was third in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.95 and Lou was fifth in 53.83. Quackenbush had a nice 5:06.15 swim in the 500-yard freestyle to finish second. At this point the Ponies lead had ballooned to 82-38.
Stillwater clinched the meet with a 1-3 finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The second place Mustangs’ quartet comprised of Boyles, Doan, Isaac Pan, and Quackenbush touched the wall in 1:32.66, only 13 one-hundredths of a second behind the winning Ponies’ unit. At this point, the Ponies led the meet 92-42 and decided to swim the final three events on the program as “exhibition,” meaning that points earned did not count toward the final score.
The Ponies swept the 100-yard backstroke, with Martini (1:00.50) and Albert Pan (1:02.14) finishing fourth and fifth, respectively. Doan was third in the 100-yard breaststroke with a swim of 1:05.53. Goldman was fourth in 1:08.54. To close out the meet, the locals second in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The unit comprised of Isaac Pan, Martini, Albert Pan, and Quackenbush touched the wall in 3:28.93.
In junior varsity competition, the Ponies won easily 127-42. The only individual event winner for the Mustangs was Atakan Yurttas in the 100 Fly.
Mustangs Edge East Ridge in Pool Thriller
Mustangs Win Meet in Last Event
The Mounds View Mustangs swim & dive team traveled to Woodbury on Thursday, January 12 and notched their fourth win of the season with a thrilling 93-87 win over the East Ridge Raptors. The Mustangs won 9 of 12 events on the program to run their Suburban East Conference (SEC) dual met record to 4-1. Junior co-captain Quinn Doan was a double winner, taking home first place in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke. Freshman Isaac Pan also picked up wins in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard backstroke. Freshman Will Quackenbush had another “double” with wins in both the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle events, while sophomore Ian Boyles had a first place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. The locals also won two of the three relay events.
The Mustangs took an 8-6 lead with a first place finish in the opening 200-yard medley relay. The Mustang quartet of Isaac Pan, sophomore Will Goldman, Doan and sophomore Jared Martini touched the wall first in 1:45.57. The Mustangs had a 1-3-4 finish in the 200 Free with Quackenbush picking up his first win of the evening in 1:52.18. Senior co-captain Albert Pan (1:55.21) and senior co-captain Noah Vranyes (1:58.44) were third and fourth, respectively. Isaac Pan won the 200 IM in 2:06.38, with junior Jason Lou claiming third in 2:16.07. Boyles’ clocking of 23.36 in the 50 Free earned him first place, while junior Kyle Peterson swam to fourth in 24.11. At the diving break, the Mustangs had the lead at 36-26.
The Mustangs had no divers competing on this day and the Raptors had two who together tallied 10 points to tie the meet at 36-36. The Raptors edged ahead 45-42 with a 2-3-4 finish in the 100 Fly. Doan claimed first place in 54.33, while junior Atakan Yurttas was fifth in 1:04.35. The Mustangs regained the lead with a 1-3-4 finish in the 100 Free. Quackenbush won his second event of the evening with a nice 50.24 clocking. Martini (52.19) and Boyles (53.22) were third and fourth, respectively. The Mustangs now led 54-50. The Raptors roared back and knotted the score at 60-60 with a 1-2 finish in the 500 Free. Albert Pan was third for the Mustangs in 5:23.06, while Vranyes and Lou claimed fourth and fifth in 5:27.37 and 5:29.87, respectively.
The Mustangs suffered a big blow in the 200 Free Relay when their “A” unit was disqualified for an early start. But, the “B” unit comprised of Peterson, Vranyes, Lou and Albert Pan took second in 1:38.88 to make the score 70-64 in the Raptor’s favor. The locals narrowed the Raptors‘ lead to 4 points with 1-4-5 finish in the 100 Back. Isaac Pan touched first for the Mustangs in 58.87. Martini was fourth in 1:00.75, while sophomore Coby Lessard was fifth in 1:03.50. The Mustangs continued their comeback and tied the score again at 83-83 in the 100 Breast. Doan’s 1:04.30 claimed first place, while Goldman was third in 1:08.31 and junior Derek Chen was fifth in 1:16.11.
At this point, the winner of the last event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, was going to win the meet. And, the Mustangs did it by over 5 seconds with a strong 3:26.67 clocking. The winning unit was comprised of Martini, Albert Pan, Isaac Pan, and Quackenbush. For good measure, the second unit of Boyles, junior Thomas Wilkowske, Vranyes, and Peterson finished third in 3:37.16 to put some icing on the Mustangs’ 93-87 win. This was a big win for the young Mustangs who had not beaten the Raptors since the 2011-2012 season.
In junior varsity competition, the Raptors prevailed over the Mustangs by the score of 108-57. Wilkowske (100 Free) was the only individual event winner for the Mustangs. The JVs won two of the three relays.
The Mustangs next competition will be at the Section 4AA True Team meet on Saturday, January 21 at Stillwater JHS, beginning at 2:00 pm. They resume dual meet competition on January 26 when they host the Forest Lake Rangers at 6:00 pm at Chippewa Middle School. Diving completion will take place at Spring Lake Park HS at 4:30 pm.
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