Boys Swimming & Diving: Alex breaks records in Sauk Centre
The Alexandria boys swimming and diving team hit the road for its first meet of the season and came away with a record-breaking 95-91 victory over Melrose-Sauk Centre on Tuesday night.
Nic Chromey surpassed his own pool record at Sauk Centre in the 100 yard breaststroke, finishing over three seconds faster than the state qualifying time with a 1:00.30 finish. Chromey narrowly missed breaking another pool record in the 100 yard butterfly, with a first place finish in 56.08.
The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Jordan Baas, Nick Olson, Patrick Chromey and N. Chromey also set a new pool record with a 1:33.61 first-place finish.
“The 200 freestyle relay needed a win to keep the score close, and they delivered with their pool record, over six seconds faster than the second place M-SC relay team,” Alexandria head coach Kathy Walker said.
The meet opened with the Cardinals beating Melrose-Sauk Centre by five seconds in the 200 yard medley with a relay team of Zach Dummer, N. Chromey, Nicolas Welle and Baas.
Olson took a first place finish in the 200 yard freestyle and second in the 500 yard freestyle. The Cardinals took first and second in the 50 yard freestyle with finishes from Bass and P. Chromey.
Patrick Chromey took home another top three finish, coming in first in the 100 yard freestyle event in 51.77 followed by eighth grader Welle.
“In order to move into a more comfortable lead, the Cardinals needed to do well in the 100 backstroke and the boys brought it home,” Walker said.
Dummer took first place in the 100 yard backstroke with a 59.97 finish and Jaymeson Wolkow took third in 1:05.43.
“The 400 freestyle relay needed to win in order to win the meet for the Cardinals, and they delivered again,” Walker said. “The team of Baas, Dummer, Olson and P. Chromey finished in first place, 12 seconds in front of the second place team.”
The Cardinals will host Willmar on Thursday night at 6 p.m. for the first home meet of the season.ALEXANDRIA 95, MELROSE-SAUK CENTRE 91 ALEXANDRIA TOP THREE FINISHERS - 200 Medley Relay: Dummer, N. Chromey, Welle, Baas - first, 1:46.37; Wolkow, Logan Tung, Geoffrey King, Tristan Pitschka - third, 1:51.48; 200 freestyle: Olson - first, 1:58.53; 200 IM: Dummer - second, 2:13.38; Welle - third, 2:17.69; 50 freestyle: Baas - first, 23.87; P. Chromey - second, 24.06; 100 butterfly: N. Chromey - first, 56.08; 100 freestyle: P. Chromey - first, 51.77; Welle - second, 52.94; 500 freestyle: Olson - second, 5:29.89; 200 freestyle relay: Baas, Olson, P. Chromey, N. Chromey - first, 1:33.61; 100 backstroke: Dummer - first, 59.97; Wolkow - third, 1:05.43; 100 breaststroke: N. Chromey - first, 1:00.30; 400 freestyle relay: Baas, Dummer, Olson, P. Chromey - first, 3:33.00