Young swim team dives to the finish

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Ellie Youngquist

Fletcher Schultz swimming the breaststroke.

Logan Steckelberg, Writer

As the Owatonna Boys Swimming and Diving season has come to an end, the team has just competed at some of their biggest meets. After competing at the Big 9 tournament on Feb. 6, the boys prepared for sections and section finals. At sections and section finals, the team swam and dove their best they have all year by slowly doing fewer yards at practice in order to rest their bodies.

Senior diver and captain Colten Kamholtz had a great performance at Big 9 with a second-place finish and a score of 329.35. Junior Jacob Fast placed fifth in diving with a score of 292.05. Kamholtz said, “Our diving team this year has had a lot of success and we are looking forward to sections. I swim also and I’m excited about that as well.” With one of the best dive teams in the section, Kamholtz is telling no lie. Junior Fletcher Schulz had a great meet, placing tenth in the 100 Fly with a time of 57.60 and senior Logan Steckelberg placed eighth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.65.

Our diving team this year has had a lot of success and we are looking forward to sections. I swim also and I’m excited about that as well.”

— Colten Kamholtz

For the section tournament, all relays qualified for finals including the following: Caleb Belting in the 100 breaststroke, Schulz in the 100 Butterfly, as well as Fast and Kamholtz. The medley relay had a great performance, as their time was only .39 seconds away from the school record. Schulz said, “It was fun, and I am aiming to get a time close to the time I had last year, and the Rec center has always been a fast pool for me, so I’m excited.” He had a great performance, medaling in the 100 fly at section finals. 

This year, the section meet was held at the Rochester Recreation Center with pre-limbs on Feb. 19 and finals on Feb. 21.