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Woodbury boys swimming & diving: Royals sprint past Forest Lake

The Woodbury boys swimming and diving team improved to 5-3 on the year with a 95-86 Suburban East Conference win over Forest Lake on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Woodbury High School pool.

Woodbury took first place in 11 of the meet’s 12 events, finished first and second in three events and mathematically clinched the meet with two events remaining.

Woodbury kicked off the meet winning the 200-yard medley relay as the Royals’ Eric Westfall, Will Ho, Tom Hathaway and Eric Fong touched the wall first in a time of 1 minute, 46.46 seconds.

From that point, the Royals never trailed.

Austin Kinzie won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:52.98.

Garrett Norsten and Ho went 1-2 in the 200-yard individual medley with times of 2:08.91 and 2:13.18, respectively.

Brady Bennett swept the sprints, winning the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 23.38 seconds and the 100-yard free in a time of 50.89.

Ian Carr won the diving competition with a score of 189.25.

Westfall won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 58.08 and finished first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58.07. Kinzie was second in the backstroke with a time of 59.16.

Ho and Norsten won the 100-yard breaststroke with times of 1:04.01 and 1:06.52, respectively.

Calvin Sroga finished second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:26.68.

Woodbury’s 200-yard free relay team of Eric Fong, Kinzie, Norsten and Bennett won with a time of 1:34.73. The Royals finished the meet winning the 400-yard freestyle relay as Kinzie, Westfall, Norsten and Bennett swam a time of 3:33.24.

Next, Woodbury is at White Bear Lake on Thursday.

—Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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