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Boys Swimming and Diving | Red Wing, Austin swimmers advance at state

Boys Swimming and Diving | Red Wing, Austin swimmers advance at state
Red Wing junior Connor O'Keefe finishes a 200-yard freestyle prelim at the state swimming and diving meet at the University of Minnesota's Aquatic Center Friday

MINNEAPOLIS — Several Austin and Red Wing swimmers finished among the leaders in preliminary races at the boys Class A state swimming and diving meet at the University of Minnesota's Aquatic Center in Minneapolis Friday.

Among Red Wing swimmers, freshman Tanner Alms took first in the 500 freestyle and second in the 200 freestyle. He also swam a leg on the Wingers' fifth-place 200 freestyle relay team.

The other three members of the 200 relay team were Andrew Berg, Sam Whitebear and Connor O'Keefe.

Red Wing's 200 medley relay took 18th, with Berg, Ethan Sellers, Travis Carlson and Whitebear swimming.

The Red Wing 400 freestyle relay took 11th place, with Alms, Berg, Adam Sienczak and O'Keefe swimming.

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O'Connor took 14th for the Wingers in the 200 freestyle. Michael Thorsheim finished 19th in the 100 butterfly, followed by Carlson in 20th place.

Red Wing freshman Ethan Myers took 13th in the 500 freestyle.

Austin finishers

Austin sophomore Nick Brehmer took first in the 100-yard freestyle. And senior Michael Thorsheim took eighth in the 200 individual medley.

Brehmer finished 10th in the 200 freestyle. Thorsheim took 19th in the 100 butterfly.

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