Mounds View High School
Boys Swim & Dive
December 21, 2016
Mustangs Swim Past Bears for Second Win
Mustangs Continue Early Season Improvement
The Mounds View Mustangs swim & dive team traveled to White Bear Lake on Tuesday, December 20 and notched their second win of the season with a 95-83 decision over the Bears. The Mustangs won 9 of 12 events on the program to run their Suburban East Conference (SEC) dual met record to 2-0. 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 two wins in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard backstroke. Other Mustangs finishing first were freshman Will Quackenbush (200-yard freestyle), and senior co-captain Albert Pan (500-yard freestyle). The locals also won all three relay events.
The Mustangs took a 10-4 lead with a 1-3 finish in the opening 200-yard medley relay. The Mustang quartet of Albert Pan, Doan, Isaac Pan and sophomore Ian Boyles touched the wall first in 1:47.22. The third place unit was comprised of junior Jason Lou and sophomores Will Goldman, Coby Lessard, and Max Jytyla, who finished in 1:53.86. The Mustangs proceeded to sweep the 200 Free, with Quackenbush taking first in 1:53.70. Sophomore Jared Martini was second in 1:58.57, while senior co-captain Noah Vranyes was third in 2:00.55. Isaac Pan won his first event with a 2:07.09 clocking in the 200 IM. Lou (2:16.10) and Jytyla (2:21.79) finished second and fourth, respectively. The Mustangs finished 2-3-4 in the 50 Free with Boyles touching in 23.66. Goldman and Albert Pan were right behind in 24.34 and 24.49, respectively. At the diving break, the Mustangs had a comfortable lead at 44-18.
The Mustangs had a 2-4 finish in the diving well to extend their lead to 50-28. Sophomore Josh Bowman tallied 181.30 points to finish second, while sophomore Tad Tomczyk’s 151.70 points was good enough for fourth place. Doan won the 100 Fly by eight seconds with a nice swim of 54.14. Jytyla was second in 1:02.22. Junior Eric Pham completed the Mustangs sweep with a 1:05.99 clocking to claim third. The locals finished 2-3-4 in the 100 Free. Quackenbush had a nice swim of 49.50 to take second. Boyles (53.49) and Vranyes (54.17) were third and fourth, respectively. The Mustangs now led the meet by the score of 72-38.
Albert Pan swam to a 5:18.66 to win the 500 Free. Martini was second in 5:26.94, while junior David Severson took third in 5:58.59 to complete the sweep and make the score 85-41. The Mustangs clinched the meet in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The quartet of Quackenbush, Doan, Martini, and Boyles claimed first in 1:34.78. The team of Goldman, Jytyla, Vranyes and junior Kyle Peterson took third place in 1:40.85. At this point, the locals decided to swim the rest of the events on the program as “exhibition,” meaning that points earned did not count toward the final score.
The Mustangs swept the 100 Back with Isaac Pan winning in 59.86. Lessard (1:04.28) and Lou (1:04.45) were second and third, respectively. Doan won the 100 Breast with a swim of 1:06.88. Goldman was second in 1:09.50, while junior Derek Chen was fourth in 1:16.77. To close out the meet, the locals finished 1-2 in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The unit comprised of Martini, Isaac Pan, Albert Pan and Quackenbush claimed first in 3:35.75. Vranyes, Peterson, junior Thomas Wilkowske and Lou finished second in 3:49.96.
In junior varsity competition, the Mustangs prevailed over the Bears by the score of 65-11. Individual event winners for the Mustangs were Peterson (200 Free & 100 Free), eighth grader Sam Magnuson (200 IM & 100 Back), Lessard (50 Free), and sophomore Nate Fatkhiyev (100 Breast).
The Mustangs will train over the holiday break and will resume dual meet competition when they travel to Cottage Grove on Thursday, January 5 to take on the Park HS Wolfpack at 6:00 pm. Diving completion will take place during the swim meet.
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