ELK RIVER -- The myriad of accomplishments obtained by the Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team continued Saturday at the Section 8, Class 2A meet Saturday.
Brainerd qualified six swimmers and one diver for state and finished second as a team with a score of 315. Moorhead won the event with 379.
Andrew Mehr won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 free. He broke the 50-free pool record with his 21.6 in prelims and was named Section Swimmer of the Year.
Brainerd head coach John Zemke was named coach of the year and Owen Trout was named diving coach of the year. The Brainerd team earned the section academic championship.
Also advancing to state was Jared Anderson in the 100 breaststroke. The eighth-grader finished fourth with a time of 1:03.2, which bettered the state standard.
Highlights: Andrew Mehr captured the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races, breaking a pool record in the process and earning Section Swimmer of the Year honors.
Aaron Thelen qualified in diving. The senior finished with a 295. Freshmen Scott Tetreault was fifth with a 294.95.
The 200 free relay team of Tim Lange, Brett Severson, Josiah Collins and Mehr won the event with a 1:30.90.
The 400 free relay of Lange, Nate Tyner, Collins and Mehr also advanced to state by finishing second with a 3:19.63.
1-Moorhead 379, 25-Brainerd 315, 2t-St. Cloud Tech 315, 4-Alexandria 293.5, 5-Elk River 256, 6-Anoka 227.5, 7-Bemidji 161, 8-Anoka 227.5, 9-Buffalo 59
200 medley relay -- 1-St. Cloud Tech 1:42.58, 4-Brainerd (Troy Viau, Jared Anderson, Brett Severson, Chris Thomsen) 1:49.3
200 freestyle -- 1-Shaun Seaburg (Moor) 1:46.43, 5-Josiah Collins (Brd) 1:53.13, 13-Jake Iten (Brd) 2:01.07
200 individual medley -- 1-Colby Lee (ER) 2:01.62, 4-Anderson (Brd) 2:12.7, 7-Nate Tyner (Brd) 2:13.74
50 freestyle -- 1-Andrew Mehr (Brd) 21.85, 5-Tim Lange (Brd) 22.98, 6-Severson (Brd) 23.5. 16-Chris Thomsen (Brd) 25.17
Diving -- 1-Sean Luck (Anoka) 346.60, 4-Aaron Thelen (Brd) 295, 5-Scott Tetreault (Brd) 294.95
100 butterfly -- 1-Seaburg (Moor) 54.17, 5-Tyner (Brd) 59.83, 14-Severson (Brd) 1:03.10, 16-Michael Ruen (Brd) 1:04.12
100 freestyle -- 1-Mehr (Brd) 48.30, 6-Lange (Brd) 50.57, 7-Collins (Brd) 51.41
500 freestyle -- 1-Robert Schaefer (Moor) 4:59.47, 12-Jake Iten (Brd) 5:32.98
200 freestyle relay -- 1-Brainerd (Lange, Severson, Collins, Mehr) 1:30.9
100 backstroke -- 1-Darryl Weimer (Alex) 54.97, 15-Mike Brekken (Brd) 1:07.87
100 breaststroke -- 1-Schaefer (Moor) 1:02.05, 4-Anderson (Brd) 1:03.20, 13-Tetreault (Brd) 1:10.13
400 freestyle relay -- 1-Moorhead 3:17.88, 2-Brainerd (Lange, Tyner, Mehr, Collins) 3:19.63
Next meet -- Brd in Class 2A state swimming and diving meet at University of Minnesota Aquatic Center 6 p.m. Thursday.
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