Magnuson breaks two records in Otters’ winPublished 10:14am Friday, January 31, 2014
In what is turning out to be a stellar season for Fergus Falls senior diver Reid Magnuson, the Otter celebrated a first place finish, two pool records and a team win over Sauk Rapids-Rice 104-81 Thursday.
Magnuson’s score of 292.35 broke the school and pool record, set last season by Michael Aasness. Teammate Mike Pistulka finished in second with a score of 236.05.
The Otters also saw three wins come from its relay teams. The 200 medley team of Joe Kitzman, Mike Mortenson, Daniel Kowalski and Conner Hatfield finished with a time of 1:48.9, the 200 freestyle relay team of Kowalski, Hatfield, Dalton Mouritsen and Luke Raitz recorded a time of 1:35.01 and the 400 freestyle team of Kitzman, Hatfield, Dalton and Cal Mouritsen finished with a time of 3:45.83.
Kitzman and Cal Mouritsen each recorded multiple individual wins in the meet. Kitzman won the 500 freestyle (5:20.52) and 100 backstroke (56.35) and Mouritsen claimed the top spot in the 200 freestyle (1:47.53) and 100 freestyle (47.64).
Fergus’ other individual winners included Kowalski (200 IM, 2:18.82) and Hatfiled (50 freestyle, 23.75).
Kowalski also had a second place finish (1:09.42) in the 100 breaststroke and Tyler Pyle took third (1:11.01). Mike Mortenson was runner-up in the 100 butterfly (1:00.80) and Justin Mortenson (1:09.58) finished in fifth. Mortenson also claimed second in the 200 freestyle (2:06.32).
Austen Tabbut finished in third in the 200 IM (2:24.66), Dalton Mouritsen was third in the 50 freestyle (24.24) and 100 freestyle (53.24). Isaac Nadgewick was fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:10.35), Tabbut was fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:57.65) and Raitz placed fifth in the 100 freestyle (54.45).
“Congratulations to the seniors, who swam/dove in their last home meet. They are a great group of young men,” Otters’ coach Tom Uvaas said.
In JV action, Tyler Pyle (200 IM, 2:30.65), Luke Hebert (500 Freestyle, 6:16.39) and Will Prody (100 backstroke, 1:17.91) all took firsts for the Otters.
The Otters will wrap up its regular season Tuesday as it travels to take on St. Cloud Apollo at 6 p.m.