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Swimming: Willmar ninth at State True Team

MINNEAPOLIS -- Michael McLain finished in the top 10 in four events and Willmar finished ninth at the Class A True Team State Meet Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

McLain was fifth in the 200 freestyle, seventh in the 100 butterfly and was part of the 400 freestyle relay team that placed sixth and also part of the 10th-place 200 medley relay team.

The top finisher of the day for the Cardinals was Kyle Rozendaal, getting fourth in the 100 backstroke.

"We had a great day," said Willmar head coach Carl Shuldes. "Twenty-seven out of 32 individual races had season or personal bests."

Ben Fulgestad dropped seven seconds off his best time and was 16th with a 2:17.88 in the 200 individual medley. McLaiun dropped three seconds off his personal-best time in the 200 freestyle with a 1:52.22. And Chaz Fenske lopped 15 seconds off his best time in the 500 freestyle, finishing in 6:33.27.

Other top 10 finishers for the Cardinals were: Ross Swartz, seventh in the 50 freestyle; Bennet Woltjer eighth in diving, the 200 medley relay was 10th, the 400 freestyle relay team was sixth and the 200 freestyle relay team with ninth.

St. Thomas Academy won the meet with 1,701 points. Simley was second with 1,364 points.

Team scores

(1) St. Thomas Academy 1,701 (2) Simley 1,364 (3) Monticello 1,357 (4) Breck/Blake 1,291.5 (5) Mankato West 1,186.5 (6) Mankato East/Loyola 1,170 (7) Melrose/Sauk Centre 1,146 (8) Sartell 1,144.5 (9) Willmar 1,042.5 (10) Virginia 837

Individual results

(plus Willmar results)

200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) Breck/Blake 1:42.54 ... (10) Willmar: Kyle Rozendaal, Reid Olson, Michael McLain, Mason Kluver; 1:48.98 (20) Willmar: Robert Brau, Josh Kelly, Dempsey Schroeder, Jack Unger, 1:55.24 (38) Willmar: Austin Brown, Thomas Nilles-Melchert, Trent Flegel, Sidney Sieu; 2:22.43

200 FREESTYLE - (1) Nathan Yueh, Breck/Blake, 1:44.87 ... (5) Michael McLain, Wil, 1:52.22 (18) A.J. Derouin, Wil, 1:59.77 (20 Nick Aaker, Wil, 2:01.50 (40) Peter Rosendaal, Wil, 2:26.27

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - (1) Mitch Foster, Breck/Blake, 2:00.67 ... (16) Ben Fuglestad, Wil, 2:17.88 (17) Kyle Rozendaal, Wil, 2:18.14 (26) Robert Brau, Wil, 2:21.83 (31) Josh Kelly, Wil, 2:27.31

50 FREESTYLE - (1) Cameron Hyde, Sartell, 21.84 ... (7) Ross Swartz, Wil, 23.41 (20) Mason Kluver, Wil, 24.50 (26) Jack Unger, Wil, 25.48 (38) Joel Hedlof, Wil, 26.80

DIVING - (1) Zack Laundry, Sim,350.10 ... (8) Bennet Woltjer, Wil, 274.60 (17) Sam Murphy, Wil, 166.65 (20) Isaac Yoakum, Wil, 120.40 (24) Aaron Weidemann, Wil, 92.50

100 BUTTERFLY - (1) Paul Fair, Monticello, 55.18 ... (7) Michael McLain, Wil, 58.22 (20) Ben Fuglestad, Wil, 1:02.74 (23) Dempsey Schroeder, Wil, 1:04.42 (40) Trent Flegel, Wil, 1:20.06

100 FREESTYLE - (1) Cameron Hyde, Sartell, 47.92 ... (9) Ross Swartz, Wil, 51.83 (21) Nick Aaker, Wil, 53.94 (23) Mason Kluver, Wil, 54.08 (4) Joel Hedlof, Wil, 1:01.55

500 FREESTYLE - (1) Nathan Yueh, Breck/Blake, 4:50.55 ... (16) A.J. Derouin, Wil, 5:28.06 (27) Robert Brau, Wil, 5:41.82 (31) Connor Haugen, Wil, 5:49.20 (37) Chaz Fenske, Wil, 6:33.27

200 FREESTYLE RELAY - (1) Simley 1:29.42 ... (9) Willmar: Ross Swartz, Mason Kluver, Ben Fuglestad, Nick Aaker; 1:36.38 (26) Willmar: Jack Unger, Josh Kelly, Joel Hedlof, A.J. Derouin; 1:44.85 (36) Willmar: Bennet Woltjer, Aaron Weidemann, Andy Martinek, Matt Glup; 1:50.71 (39) Willmar: Peter Rozendaal, Chris Muldrow, Carter Shuldes, Sidney Sieu; 2:03.44

100 BACKSTROKE - (1) Mitch Foster, Breck/Blake 52.91 ... (4) Kyle Rozendaal, Wil, 58.24 (14) Dempsey Schroeder, Wil, 1:04.23 (14) Connor Haugen, Wil, 1:04.56 (38) Austin Brown, Wil, 1:16.04

100 BREASTSTROKE - (1) Paul Brunkhorst, St. Thomas Academy, 1:01.96 ... (11) Reid Olson, Wil, 1:08.93 (14) Josh Kelly, Wil, 1:10.31 (24) Andy Martinek, Wil, 1:13.62 (38) Thomas Nilles-Melchert, Wil, 1:31.07

400 FREESTYLE RELAY - (1) Simley 3:19.04 ... (6) Willmar: Ross Swartz, Nick Aaker, Kyle Rozendaal, Michael McLain; 3:31.33 (16) Willmar: Ben Fuglestad, Jack Unger, A.J. Derouin, Robert Brau; 3:42.21 (36) Willmar: Matt Glup, Austin Brown, Dempsey Schroeder, Connor Haugen; 4:10.41 (39) Willmar: Peter Rozendaal, Carter Shuldes, Chris Muldow, Chaz Fenske; 4:40.69

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