Boys Swimming and Diving State Meet: Swimming Preliminaries Recap
Posted: Friday, March 3, 2023 - 9:29 PM
Breck/Blake (Class A) and Edina (Class AA) both look poised to defend their respective team titles after turning in stellar performances in Friday’s preliminary swim races. Breck/Blake won eight races while the Edina won four.
Breck/Blake senior Charlie Egeland set a Class A record in the 200 individual medley (1:47.27) and an all-time record in the 100 breaststroke (53.53)
Breck/Blake looks strong heading into Saturday’s swimming finals after posting the best times in eight preliminary events. Breck/Blake, which won all three relays in 2022, captured the best preliminary times in all three races on Friday afternoon. They had 1:33.42 in the 200 medley relay, 1:26.12 in the 200 freestyle relay and 3:08.05 in the 400 freestyle relay.
Henry Webb, a sophomore from Breck/Blake, had the fastest times in both the 200 freestyle (1:39.20) and the 100 freestyle (45.40). Webb is looking to defend his crown in the 100 freestyle. Breck/Blake’s Charlie Egeland also had the best preliminary time in two events. He set a Class A record of 1:47.27 in the 200 individual medley and posted an all-time state meet record time of 53.53 in the 100 breaststroke.
Senior Jack Schurtz-Ford was the final Breck/Blake competitor to win a preliminary race. He had a 50.59 in the 100 backstroke.
The Class A swimming and diving finals will be held at noon on Saturday, March 4.
The Edina Hornets posted the fastest time in four preliminary events, including two relays. They are also looking to defend their titles in both the 200 freestyle relay (1:24.86) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:07.34).
Freshman Micah Davis of St. Cloud Tech/Cathedral/Rocori/Becker and sophomore Jiarui Xue of Edina both had the best preliminary times in two races. Davis led the 200 freestyle (1:38.96) and 100 butterfly (48.70) and Xue paced the 200 individual medley (1:50.33) and 500 freestyle (4:36.07).
The Class AA swimming and diving finals are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 4.
Complete results can be viewed here.