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MHS Boys Swim & Dive Shines in Season Opener

Minnetonka scored in the top 3 of all 8 events.

Markus Paulson-Luna, Minnetonka sophomore, in the 400 butterfly relay.
Markus Paulson-Luna, Minnetonka sophomore, in the 400 butterfly relay.

Minnetonka High School's boys swim and dive team captured four first places, three second places, and one third place to kick off their season.

The 2013-4 Lake Conference Relay Meet was Dec. 5 at Edina’a Art Downey Aquatic Center with Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Wayzata competing.

Minnetonka scored in the top 3 of all 8 events.


Highlights

Minnetonka and Eden Prairie showed strength in non-freestyle events. Minnetonka won all three of the non-freestyle events (400 yard backstroke relay, 400 butterfly relay and 400 breaststroke relay) and was second in the 400 IM relay. Eden Prairie took second in all three non-free events and was first in the IM. 

Wayzata and Minnetonka showed strength in freestyle events. Wayzata won the 200 and 400 yard relays and was second in 800 yard relay.

Minnetonka won the 800, was second in the 400, and third in 200 yard relay. 

The most exciting race of the day was the last relay, the 400 yard freestyle, where there was only a 0.14 second difference between first (Wayzata) and second (Minnetonka); 3:16:51 vs. 3:16,65.

In diving, Minnetonka took first and second, Wayzata third and fourth, Eden Prairie fifth, and Edina sixth.

Eden Prairie: One 1st place, four 2nd places, and one 3rd. Scored in top 3 in 6 of the 8 events.

Wayzata: Three 1sts, one 2nd, three 3rds. Scored in top 3 in 6 of the 8 events (got 1st and 3rd in one event).

Edina: Three 3rds. Scored in top 3 in 3 of the 8 events. 

Minnetonka Junior Varsity made an extremely strong showing. Minnetonka A Relay won all 8 events. Minnetonka B Relay took second in 5 of the 8 events and third in 2 events.

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