Norsten medals twice at StateRoyals sophomore second in 200 I.M., fourth in butterfly at Class AA swim meet.
Woodbury's Greg Norsten concluded his sophomore season in fine style by medaling twice at the Class AA State Boys Swimming and Diving Meet on Saturday, March 6 at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.
Norsten earned All-American status for placing second in the 200-yard individual medley, coming in .44 seconds behind Burnsville's Thomas Elling with a runner-up swim of 1 minute, 52.59 seconds. Norsten had already claimed an All-American berth with his preliminary swim time of 1:53.34, which was the top time in the event heading into the final.
After taking second in the 200 I.M., Norsten returned to the medal stand with a fourth-place turn in the 100-yard butterfly — finishing the championship heat in a time of 50.91, which was good for All-American consideration.
Norsten was one of three Royals competing in this year's State meet.
WHS sophomore Victor Lugg placed 15th in the 100-yard freestyle with a finals time of 49.37, while senior diver Andy Dixon took 21st. Dixon, the Section 4AA champion, just missed out on qualifying for the finals after accumulating 132.95 points in the preliminary competition on Thursday, March 4.