Huskies outswim the Tigers

Published 9:31 pm Thursday, December 12, 2019

Albert Lea boys’ swim team fall in Big Nine Conference showdown


The Albert Lea boys’ swim team hosted Owatonna Thursday night in a Big Nine Conference showdown.

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While there were some bright spots for the Tigers, the short-handed team was unable to keep up with the depth of the Huskies roster.

The meet started with the 200-yard medley relay, in which the team of senior Garrett Everett, junior William Taylor, sophomore Jakob Malakosky and freshman Pacey Brekke came in second place with a time of 2:04.59. Albert Lea also raced the team of freshmen Charlie Brekke, Cannon Kermes, Luke Wangsness and eighth grader Jacob Taylor, which came in fifth place with a time of 2:38.10.

William Taylor grabbed one of the Tigers’ first-place finishes in the next event, winning the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:01.39, more than 18 seconds faster than the second-place finisher. Pacey Brekke also swam in the event, coming in fifth place with a time of 2:32.51.

In the shortest race of the night, Garrett Everett came in second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.42. Malakowsky came in fifth with a time of 29.55 and freshman Lucas Everett came in sixth with a time of 31.60.

Junior William Taylor swims in the 200-yard freestyle. William Taylor won the event with a time of 2:01.37. He also won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:03.67. – Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune

After a break for the diving portion and a short warmup period, William Taylor recorded another first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:03.67.

It was Garrett Everett’s turn for a first-place finish in the next event. He won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 56.83. Lucas Everett also swam in the event, taking fifth place with a time of 1:15.26.

Albert Lea came in third place in the 200-yard freestyle relay, with the team of Malakowsky, Garrett Everett, Pacey Brekke and William Taylor finishing with a time of 1:52.06.

Malakowsky and Jacob Taylor swam in the 100-yard backstroke, with Malakowsky coming in third with a time of 1:14.87 and Taylor coming in fifth with a time of 1:30.00

In the final event of the night, Pacey Brekke, Charlie Brekke and Josh Everett came in second, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The Tigers will be back in the pool Saturday afternoon when they travel to Mankato East for an invitational.


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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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