BOYS SWIMMING: DWM lineup is set for section finals

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

RICHFIELD — The lanes for the final and consolation heats for the Section 2A Championships were set Thursday night during the preliminary heats at Richfield Middle School.

The finals are Saturday in Richfield.

Delano/Watertown-Mayer (DWM) will occupy 14 lanes in the final swims.

The Royals qualified in the first-place spot for the 400-yard freestyle relay. Will Merten, Gentry Nuytten, Kaden Georges and Colby Kern combined for the time of 3:27.77.

Kern was also the top qualifier in the 200 freestyle. His time was 1:48.49.

Kern and Black qualified third and fourth, respectively, in the 100 freestyle. Kern’s time was 50.11 seconds. Black’s time was 50.16 seconds.

Black qualified second in the 100 backstroke with the time of 53.75 seconds.

Nuytten qualified third in the 200 individual medley with the time of 2:04.26. Nuytten qualified fourth in the 500 with the time of 5:07.97.

The DWM 200 freestyle relay team of Joe Coyle, Per Anderson, Merten and Georges qualified second with the time of 1:35.95.

Delano/Watertown-Mayer Final Day Qualifiers

200 Medley Relay
4. DWM – Nick Black, Gentry Nuytten, Joe Coyle, Per Anderson: 1:44.09

200 Freestyle
1. Colby Kern, 1:48.49
6. Kaden Georges, 1:53.17
7. Will Merten, 1:53.76

200 Individual Medley
3. Gentry Nuytten, 2:04.26
Consolation
10. Joe Coyle, 2:12.48
11. Tyler Winter, 2:14.48
14. Trent Steuernagel, 2:21.11

50 Freestyle
Consolation
12. Per Anderson, 24.22
14. Sam Schuler, 24.69

100 Butterfly
7. Joe Coyle, 56.79
Consolation
11. Trent Steuernagel, 1:01.00

100 Freestyle
3. Colby Kern, 50.11
4. Nick Black, 50.16
Consolation
10. Kaden Georges, 52.07
13. Per Anderson, 53.71

500 Freestyle
4. Gentry Nuytten, 5:07.97
6. Thomas Kenison, 5:09.92
8. Will Merten, 5:14.27

200 Freestyle Relay
2. DWM – Joe Coyle, Per Anderson, Will Merten, Kaden Georges: 1:35.95

100 Backstroke
2. Nick Black, 53.75
Consolation
9. Thomas Kenison, 59.92
12. Boston Pryde, 1:05.32
16. Sam Daniels, 1:10.89

100 Breaststroke
No WMD swimmers

400 Freestyle Relay
1. DWM – Will Merten, Gentry Nuytten, Kaden Georges, Colby Kern: 3:27.77

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