The Fergus Falls boys’ swimming and diving team welcomed in Central Lakes Conference foe Willmar for a meet Thursday. The Cardinals would tread past the Otters for a 113-58 win.
“This was the best we have swam as a team all year,” Otters head coach Randy Hansen said. “With only one home meet left after tonight, it was great to have such a complete team meet. Both our medley and 200 free relay swam their best time of the year.”
Sean Edman led the Otter swimmers with two first-place finishes in the mett in the 100 freestyle (51.94) and 200 freestyle (1:54.76). Teammates Ryan Aanerud and Tyler Kubela also grabbed spots at the top of the podium as Aanerud won the 100 backstroke (1:04.11) and Kubela won the 50 freestyle (24.19).
Other top finishers for the Otters were Logan Rott in the 100 butterfly (third, 1:07.60) and 100 breaststroke (third, 1:14.61), and Christian Reed in the 500 freestyle (third, 5:38.84).
In the relay events, Fergus Falls nabbed three second-place finishes. The team of Reed, Kubela, Aanerud and Edman (3:43.15) took second in the 400 freestyle, while the team of Kubela, Reed, Edman and Max Nacke (1:39.62) also finished as runners-up. The 200 medley relay team of Aanerud, Rott, Kubela and Micah Zosel (1:56.71) also placed second.
The Otters will continue their homestand as they welcome in Detroit Lakes for a 6 p.m. meet Tuesday.