ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team may or may not be a dream team, but they are True Team champions.
Brainerd's won nine of the 12 events and finished no worse than second leading the Warriors to an inaugural victory in the Section 8, Class 2A True Team meet Saturday.
The victory advances Brainerd to the State True Team meet Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
Twice Brainerd finished first and second in an event. Nate Tyner and Jared Anderson topped the list in the 200-yard individual medley and Andrew Mehr and Brett Severson were one and two in the 50 freestyle.
Mehr remained undefeated in individual races by pacing the 50 and 100 freestyles. The senior also anchored the winning 200 and 400 free relays
Josiah Collins outlasted everyone to win the 200 and 500 free races.
Scott Tetreault won the diving competition followed by Aaron Thelen in third and Cody Thomsen in fourth.
Anderson, an eighth-grader, won the 100 breaststroke.
Section 8, Class 2A True Team meat
1-Brainerd 629, 2-Alexandria 619.5, 3-Anoka 515.5, 4-Bemidji 226
200 medley relay -- 1-Alexandria (Darryl Weimer, Lucas Mogenson, Ryan Plath, Dustin Koubsky) 1:48.84, 2-Brainerd (Tim Lange, Jared Anderson, Brett Severson, Chris Thomsen) 1:52.36, 5-Brainerd (Troy Viau, Zach Schneider, Mike Brekken, Aaron Thelen) 2:04.14, 12-Brainerd (Jeff Schuety, Jesse MacArthur, Dustin Christenson, Cody Thomsen)
200 freestyle -- 1-Josiah Collins (Brd) 1:54.77, 7-Jake Iten (Brd) 2:04.66, 11-Viau (Brd) 2:10.8, 13-Andrew Goll (Brd) 2:13.35
200 individual medley -- 1-Nate Tyner (Brd) 2:16.40, 2-Jared Anderson (Brd) 2:18.62, 10t-Mike Ruen (Brd) 2:32.02, 10t-Chris Dens (Brd) 2:32.02
50 freestyle -- 1-Andrew Mehr (Brd) 22.09, 2-Severson (Brd) 24.39, 8-Chris Thomsen (Brd) 25.74, 11-Karl Magnuson (Brd) 26.32
Diving -- 1-Scott Tetreault (Brd) 181.35, 3-Aaron Thelen (Brd) 171.60, 4-Cody Thomsen (Brd) 164.80
100 butterfly -- 1-Weimer (Alex) 54.79, 2-Tyner (Brd) 1:02.12, 4-Severson (Brd) 1:03.75, 5-Ruen (Brd) 1:05.94, 12-Karl Magnuson (Brd) 1:11.35
Brainerd first in True Team meet
The key: Brainerd won nine of the 12 events and finished no lower than second place.
Next: Brainerd at St. Cloud Apollo, 6 p.m. Thursday; State True Team meet Saturday at U of M Aquatic Center.
100 freestyle -- 1-Mehr (Brd) 48.97, 4-Lange (Brd) 53.82, 9-Chris Thomsen (Brd) 57.28, 10-Josh Ellens (Brd) 58.55
500 freestyle -- 1-Josiah Collins (Brd) 5:17.18, 5-Iten (Brd) 5:39.08, 10-Goll (Brd) 6:08.02, 14-Will Henningson (Brd) 6:45.42
200 freestyle relay -- 1-Brainerd (Severson, Tyner, Anderson, Mehr) 1:36.79, 4-Brainerd (Magnuson, Thomsen, Iten, Collins) 1:41.85, 9-Brainerd (Ellens, Thelen, Goll, Dens) 1:48.34, 13-Brainerd (Jordan Westphal, Tetreault, Jeff Schuety, Cody Thomsen) 1:54.73
100 backstroke -- 1-Weimer (Alex) 54.92, 2-Lange (Brd) 1:05.56, 7-Brekken (Brd) 1:08.89, 8-Viau (Brd) 1:10.04, 9-Westphal (Brd) 1:12.56
100 breaststroke -- 1-Anderson (Brd) 1:10.25, 6-Tetreault (Brd) 1:14.88, 7-Zach Schneider (Brd) 1:15.09, 11-Josh Ellens (Brd) 1:18.09
400 freestyle relay -- 1-Brainerd (Lange, Tyner, Collins, Mehr) 3:29.69, 6-Brainerd (Viau, Ruen, Iten, Ellens) 3:57.7, 9-Brainerd (Goll, Brekken, Westphal, Dens) 4:14.07
Next meet -- Brainerd at St. Cloud Apollo 6 p.m. Thursday.
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