Swim and Dive: Alexandria boys record some personal bests against Brainerd

Alexandria walked away from a meet on Thursday with some personal bests and a couple of first place finishes.

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Alexandria's Carson Bumgarner swims in an event against Willmar on Jan. 12, 2023. Alexandria won the meet 102-76 behind multiple good times. Bumgarner was one of a few Alexandria swimmers who had personal best times in a meet against Brainerd on Jan. 26, 2023.
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The Alexandria boys swimming and diving team navigated tough road conditions on Thursday and got in a meet on the road against Brainerd, which Brainerd won 109-75.

Alexandria had four first place finishes at the meet, with Erik Reineke winning the 100 freestyle, Eric Peterson winning the 100 backstroke, Logan Tung winning the 100 breaststroke and the team of Reineke, Peterson, Gavin Peterson, and Cooper Running in the 400 freestyle relay.

Along with winning the 100 backstroke, Peterson met the state qualifying time standard in the 100 butterfly. Alexandria had a couple of personal bests from Andy Wacek in the 200 IM, along with Carson Bumgarner in the 100 backstroke and Camden Kosters in the 100 breaststroke.

Alexandria had personal bests from Micah Kietzmann, Andrew Crowser, and Zach Iverson in the 50 freestyle, while Ethan Mellgren had a lifetime best in the 100 butterfly, and so did Keaton Dummer and Tony Olson in the 500 freestyle.

The Cardinals are at home for a meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Melrose Area.


Brainerd 109, Alexandria 75

ALEXANDRIA TOP-FIVE FINISHES - 200 MEDLEY RELAY - Eric Peterson, Logan Tung, Cooper Running, Andrew Crowser, 2nd, 1:46.81; Lucas Bakker, Andy Wacek, Luke Christenson, Zachary Iverson, 4th, 1:59.36; 200 FREESTYLE - Logan Tung, 2nd, 1:52.55; Luke Christenson, 5th, 2:06.68; 200 IM - Cooper Running, 2nd, 2:10.67; Andy Wacek, 4th, 2:21.97; 50 FREESTYLE - Erik Reineke, 2nd, 23.12; Andrew Crowser, 5th, 25.07; 1-METER DIVE - Kyler Kavanagh, 2nd, 235.25; Krew Muscha, 5th, 151.45; 100 BUTTERFLY - Eric Peterson, 2nd, 55.14; Mark Meece, 5th, 1:10.57; 100 FREESTYLE - Erik Reineke, 1st, 51.38; Gavin Peterson, 5th, 58.36; 500 FREESTYLE - Cooper Running, 3rd, 5:23.00; Luke Christenson, 5th, 5:42.01; 200 FREESTYLE RELAY - Camden Kosters, Sam Kalina, Mark Meece, Gavin Peterson, 3rd, 1:55.34; Ethan Mellgren, Micah Kietzmann, Carson Bumgarner, Tony Olson, 4th, 1:59.38; 100 BACKSTROKE - Eric Peterson, 1st, 56.89; Lucas Bakker, 5th, 1:10.35; 100 BREASTSTROKE - Logan Tung, 1st, 1:02.06; Andy Wacek, 2nd, 1:12.46; Camden Kosters, 3rd, 1:20.21; 400 FREESTYLE RELAY - Erik Reineke, Gavin Peterson, Cooper Running, Eric Peterson, 1st, 3:33.02; Mark Meece, Zachary Iverson, Keaton Dummer, Luke Christenson, 2nd, 4:06.46; Tony Olson, Ethan Mellgren, Carson Bugarner, Lucas Bakker, x4:31.92, 3rd

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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