Mounds View High School
Boys Swim & Dive
January 29, 2017
Mustangs Swim to Ninth at True Team State
Several Swimmers Record Season’s Best Performances
The Mounds View Mustangs made their first appearance at the True Team State swim and dive meet in five years on Saturday, January 28 at the Jean Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota. The young Mustangs made the most of their opportunity and, paced by a number of season’s best performances by several athletes, finished ninth among the field of twelve top Class AA teams from across the state. The Mustangs were led by junior co-captain Quinn Doan, and freshmen Issac Pan and Will Quackenbush, all three of whom had a pair of “top 16” finishes. The locals also had “top 16” finishes in all three relay events.
In the opening 200-yard medley relay, the “A” unit of Isaac Pan, sophomore Will Goldman, Doan, and junior Kyle Peterson touched the wall in a season’s best time of 1:43.07 to claim eleventh place. In the 200-yard freestyle, Quackenbush swam to a season’s best 1:48.70 to finish ninth. Senior co-captain Albert Pan finished twentieth in a season’s best 1:52.25.
Isaac Pan had an outstanding season’s best swim of 2:00.88 in the 200-yard individual medley to finish eighth. With that performance, the hard-working freshman cracked the Mustangs all-time “top 10” honor roll and now holds down the ninth spot on that elite list. Junior Jason Lou also posted a season’s best time of 2:13.43 in the event to finish thirty-first. In the 50-yard freestyle, Peterson posted a season’s best time of 23.75 to claim twenty-second place among forty-eight finishers.
Doan, who recently also made the Mustangs all-time “top 10” list in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.14, just missed that mark on Saturday. But, his 54.18 swim earned him a ninth place finish for the Mustangs. Junior Atakan Yurttas also had a season’s best performance of 1:02.10 in the event to finish thirty-sixth. In the 100-yard freestyle, Lou had touched the wall in a season’s best time of 52.78 to finish twenty-sixth. Quackenbush had an excellent season’s best swim of 4:55.55 in the 500-yard freestyle to finish tenth, leaving him just thirteenth one-hundredths of a second away from cracking the Mustangs’ “top 10” list.
The Mustangs placed two teams in the “top 16” in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The first unit of Boyles, Doan, Isaac Pan, and Quackenbush was ninth in 1:31.94, while the quartet of Goldman, Albert Pan, Lou, and Peterson finished fifteenth in 1:34.47. In the 100-yard backstroke, Albert Pan recorded a season’s best time of 59.75 to claim twenty-second place. Isaac Pan had another season’s best swim of 1:02.61 to finish ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke. Doan was fourteenth in a season’s best 1:03.38. Goldman (1:05.27) and sophomore Max Jytyla (1:11.35) finished twenty-first and thirty-seventh, respectively. Both were season’s best performances.
In the final 400-yard freestyle relay, the quartet of Boyles, Albert Pan, Martini, and Quackenbush touched the wall in 3:26.73, just a tenth of second off the Mustangs season’s best performance in this event, to claim fifteenth place.
The Mustangs resume dual meet competition on Thursday, February 2 at Chippewa Middle School when they host the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders, beginning at 6:00 pm. Diving competition will take place at Spring Lake Park HS, beginning at 4:00 pm.
Rochester Mayo 1628
Forest Lake 1177.5
St. Michael-Albertville 1034
Mustangs Fall to Forest Lake in Pool Action
Senior-Led Rangers Showcase Their Experience
The Mounds View Mustangs swim & dive team hosted Forest Lake at Chippewa Middle School on Thursday, January 26. The visiting Rangers won 9 of 12 events on the program and, despite the Mustangs’ superior depth, the locals were defeated by the Rangers 94-89. Sophomore Jared Martini and freshman Isaac Pan were the only two Mustangs to record a win on the evening. Martini did it in the 100-yard backstroke, while Pan claimed gold in the 100-yard breaststroke. The Mustangs’ 400-yard freestyle relay team also finished first. The loss gives the locals a 4-2 record in the Suburban East Conference (SEC) with two dual meets remaining.
The visitors jumped out to a 10-4 lead with a 1-3 finish in the opening 200-yard medley relay. The Mustang quartet of Isaac Pan, junior Jason Lou, junior co-captain Quinn Doan, and Martini finished second in 1:46.42. In the 200-yard freestyle, freshman Will Quackenbush finished second in 1:51.18. Senior co-captain Albert Pan was fourth in 1:56.01, while junior Atakan Yurttas was fifth in 2:04.26. Isaac Pan claimed second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:04.16. Lou (2:14.01) and senior co-captain Noah Vranyes (2:15.29) were fourth and fifth, respectively. In the 50-yard freestyle, sophomore Ian Boyles touched the wall in second with a 23.79 clocking, with junior Kyle Peterson claimed third in 24.13. At the diving break, the Rangers enjoyed the lead at 37-25.
Sophomore Josh Bowman tallied 161.55 points on the one-meter board to finish second in the diving competition. Doan touched the wall second in 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.98. Yurttas was fourth in 1:03.40, while sophomore Max Jytyla was fifth in 1:04.26. Martini swam to second in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.82. Boyles claimed third in 52.72, while Peterson was fifth in 54.73. Quackenbush had a swim of 5:05.24 in the 500-yard freestyle to finish second. Lou (5:27.81) and Vranyes (5:30.07) were fourth and fifth, respectively. At this point the Rangers’ lead had ballooned to 74-51.
The Mustangs recorded a 2-3 finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The Mustangs’ quartet of Boyles, Doan, Isaac Pan, and Quackenbush touched the wall in 1:32.97 to claim second. The third place team of sophomore Will Goldman, Jytyla, Yurttas and Vranyes clocked a 1:39.70. The Rangers clinched the meet in the 100-yard backstroke despite a winning 1:01.06 swim by Martini. Albert Pan was third in 1:01.85, while sophomore Coby Lessard was fifth in 1:03.98.
Isaac Pan won the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:05.00 clocking. Doan (1:06.03) and Goldman (1:08.85) were third and fifth, respectively. To close out the meet, the Mustangs won the 400-yard freestyle relay with a 3:32.11 clocking behind Boyles, Albert Pan, Martini and Quackenbush.
In junior varsity competition, the Mustangs defeated the Rangers, 91.5 -73.5. Individual event winners for the Mustangs were junior David Severson (200 Free), Jytyla (200 IM), freshman Ryan Lawrence (100 Free), sophomore Nate Fatkhiyev (500 Free), and eighth grader Sam Magnuson (100 Back).
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