Albert Lea boys’ swimming falls to Mankato West
Published 9:15 pm Thursday, January 2, 2014
The Albert Lea boys’ swimming team came up with a few victories in its matchup against Mankato West but fell short in the end.
The Scarlets defeated the Tigers 98-76 on Thursday night at the Albert Lea High School pool.
Derek Wagner took first place in the 200-yard individual medley, and Daniel Gould came in second in the event.
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Preston Smith took first in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly. Smith edged Mankato West’s Ben Rorem by 0.02 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle race.
Wagner also was first in the 100-yard backstroke. Mankato West led 98-55 after the race and had the meet locked up. Albert Lea was awarded all the team points in the final two events.
The Tigers will be back in action at 1 p.m. Saturday at Austin.