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Cards outlast Rocori, notch first victory

WILLMAR -- An exciting finish at the Willmar High School on Thursday resulted in a 93.5-91.5 win over Rocori for the Willmar boys swimming and diving team.

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WILLMAR - An exciting finish at the Willmar High School on Thursday resulted in a 93.5-91.5 win over Rocori for the Willmar boys swimming and diving team.

The Cardinals needed just a second-place finish in the 400 Freestyle relay to seal the win. The quartet of Garrett Shuldes, Darren Orsten, Nash VanKlompenburg and Mateo Marin-Mera accomplished the feat to give Willmar its first win of the season.

The Cardinals started strong, finishing 1-2 in the 200 Medley relay. They also had River Rowan win the diving competition, VanKlompenburg take first in the 100 Backstroke and Ryan Kuchta capture the 100 Breaststroke.

Also coming up big for the Cardinals was Jon Avery. The eighth-grader piled up three points with a fourth-place showing in the 200 Freestyle and a fifth-place finish in the 100 Freestyle.

The Cardinals take on Sartell on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in their home opener.

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Willmar 93.5, Rocori 91.5

200 MEDLEY RELAY – (1) Willmar: Nash VanKlompenburg, Joe Schaefbauer, Ethan Kubesh, Garrett Shuldes; 1:57.62 (2) Willmar: Ryan Hennes, Ryan Kuchta, Mateo Marin-Mera, Kelvin Johnson; 1:58.17
200 FREESTYLE – (1) Rick Ruhland, R, 2:06.74 (3) VanKlompenburg, Wil, 2:10.36 (4) Jon Arends, W, 2:25.91
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – (1) Nick Austad, R, 2:25.03 (2) Jacob Meyer, W, 2:28.75 (3) Darren Orsten, W, 2:33.83 (4) Schaefbauer, W, 2:39.39
50 FREESTYLE – (1) Graham Hoese, R, 24.22 (2) Shuldes, W, 24.26 (3) Hennes, W, 26.95 (T5) Kuchta, W, 28.32
DIVING – (1) River Rowan, W, 173.15 (4) Cody Strom, W, 52.90
100 BUTTERFLY – (1) Alex Cervantez, R, 1:04.42 (2) Kubesh, W, 1:05.75 (3) Marin-Mera, W, 1:06.81 (5) Cody Lange, W, 1:36.06
100 FREESTYLE – (1) Austad, R, 53.45 (3) Shuldes, W, 53.83 (4) Orsted, W, 56.36 (5) Arends, W, 1:05.79
500 FREESTYLE – (1) Adam Astrup, R, 5:39.02 (2) Meyer, W, 6:07.94 (4) Ayden Schueller, W, 6:53.92 (5) Braden Miller, W, 6:57.51
200 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Rocori 1:40.03 (2) Willmar: Kubesh, Johnson, Schaefbauer, Orsten; 1:45.03 (3) Willmar: Meyer, Kuchta, Rowan, Arends; 1:50.42
100 BACKSTROKE – (1) VanKlompenburg, W, 1:04.87 (3) Marin-Mera, W, 1:08.29 (4) Hennes, W, 1:13.72
100 BREASTSTROKE – (1) Kuchta, W, 1:12.58 (2) Schaefbauer, W, 1:15.16
400 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Rocori 3:42.88 (2) Willmar: Shuldes, Orsten, VanKlompenburg, Marin-Mera; 3:45.00

Related Topics: BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING
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