Sabres defend pool, top Otters 102-80Published 10:43am Wednesday, December 19, 2012
SARTELL — The Fergus Falls Otters boys swimming team fell in a close meet to Sartell, losing by a score of 102-80 on Tuesday.
Although falling as a team, the Otters were able to pick up five first place finishes on the night, along with three second place finishes and four at third place. Twelve swimmers for the Otters were able to achieve personal best times out of only seventeen total attempts.
Cal Mouritsen won two events for Fergus Falls, the 200 Individual Medley (2:09.33), and the 100 Free (50.88). Joe Kitzman also was able to bring home two first place finishes by winning the 100 Fly (55.47) and the 100 Back (58.32). Also taking first for the Otters was Michael Aasness who won the diving competition with a score of 243.90.
Second place finishers for the Otters were Reid Magnuson on the diving board (209.20), Clay Danielson in the 500 Free (5:38.53), and Daniel Kowalski in the 100 Breaststroke (1:09.39).
Danielson was able to claim a third place finish in the 200 Free (2:01.22), while Kowalski took third in the 50 Free (24.32). Teammates Mike Pistulka and Connor Hatfield also had third place finishes. Pistulka was able to claim third on the diving board (196.85), and Hatfield was able to get third in the 100 Back (1:05.60).
In relays, the Otters came out on top once as the team of Danielson, Luke Raitz, Dalton Mouritsen, and Hatfield were able to win the 400 Relay (3:45.64). Taking second in that same event for the Otters was the team of Justin Mortenson, Isaac Nadgewick, Mike Mortenson, and Jacob Ugstad (4:21.11). The Otters Medley Relay team of Kitzman, Mourtisen, Mortenson, and Kowalski was able to pick up a second place finish (1:49.99). In the 200 Relay the Otters also had a second place finish by the team of Kitzman, Kowalski, Danielson, and Mourtisen (1:36.65).
“The goal of our meet line-up was to set up some great races and we did this. There were some great races tonight and some great time drops.” said Coach Tom Uvaas.
The Otters will be the hosts of St. Cloud Apollo on Thursday, Jan. 1 as they look to continue their exciting season.