Swimmers top Winona to remain undefeated

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 5, 2003

If the Winona Winhawks had any ideas of upsetting the Albert Lea High School boys’ swimming and diving team, they were put to rest early.

The Tigers won the first four events, sprinting to a 43-19 lead en route to a 97-84 dual-meet victory in the ALHS pool Tuesday night. Albert Lea did not count its points in the final event.

It was the Tigers’ 10th dual-meet win of the season against no losses. They’re 9-0 in the Big Nine.

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Winning two events each for the Tigers were Erik Johnson, Colton Jensen and Ben Schreiber.

Johnson won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.3 and the 100 free in 49.84 seconds, Jensen the 50 free in 23.65 and the 500 free in 5:30.1, Schreiber the 200 individual medley in 2:11.1 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.6.

The Tigers’ other individual win was by Ethan Berg, who took the 100 back in 1:00.2.

Berg, Ben Matheson, Schreiber and Ryan Lowe won the 200 medley in 1:47.3 while Schreiber, Johnson, Jensen and Berg were first in the 400 freestyle relay, clocking 3:29.2.

Other ALHS places: Jon VanErkel, fourth, 200 free, 2:12.3 and second, 500 free, 6:11.2; Matt Hagen, fifth, 200 free, 2:15.9; Matheson, second, 200 IM, 2:15.7 and fourth, 100 breast, 1:09.3; Elwood, third, 200 IM, 2:16.6 and third, 100 butterfly, 59.42; Lowe, third, 50 free, 24.66 and second, 100 free, 54.58; Jackson, fourth, 50 free, 24.96 and second, 100 breast, 1:08.8; Andrew Klick, fifth, 500 free, 6:39.26; Matt VanFossen, fourth, 100 back, 1:11.6.

The Albert Lea junior varsity won 77-19. Firsts for the Tigers were by Klick, 200 free; VanFossen, 200 IM; Tyler Peterson, 100 butterfly; Matt Stoneking, 100 free; Eric Bowron, 500 free; Sean Harms, 100 back; and Anderson, 100 breast.

The Tigers finish the regular season Friday with a nonconference dual meet against Farmington at ALHS.