Royals finish third at WCC championships

Multiple Royals brought home All-Conference honors from the Feb. 8 WCC championships, including junior Zach Holman, who won the 100 fly and broke his own WCC record, set last season.

Multiple Royals brought home All-Conference honors from the Feb. 8 WCC championships, including junior Zach Holman, who won the 100 fly and broke his own WCC record, set last season.

The Watertown-Mayer/Waconia/Delano boys’ swimming and diving team had a successful Wright County Conference Championships last week.

Finishing third of four teams at Hutchinson on Feb. 8, the Royals scored 329 points over Orono (311), and brought home a handful of top finishes and All-Conference swimmers. Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield won the team title with 347 points, followed by Hutchinson at 332.

The 200 yard medley relay team of juniors Brent Unowsky, Zach Holman, Ben DeSutter, and freshman Jake Weber started things right for the Royals, finishing second in 1:49.35.

Sophomore Jack Dalluge captured the event title in the 200 freestyle, setting a new conference record with his winning time of 1:52.84. Unowsky also competed in the event, finishing fifth in 2:02.43.

In the 200 IM, DeSutter and senior Austin Gilbert were 4-5 in 2:15.49 and 2:16.72, respectively, before Weber came in fourth in the 50-yard freestyle.

Junior diver Tristan Gens finished second of the nine conference divers with 354.45 points, behind Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield’s Taylor LaZarre (368.35).

Holman and DeSutter finished first and third in the 100-yard butterfly, with Holman resetting his 2013 WCC championships record down to 54.66 seconds. DeSutter also had a sub-minute time, finishing in 59.33.

Third place in the 500 free went to Dalluge, finishing in 5:17.09.

Holman, sophomore Givon Kumal, Weber, and Dalluge teamed up for the 200 free relay, finishing third in 1:37.06, before Unowsky scored 10 points by finishing fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:05.32).

Holman wrapped up his night with a second place finish in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 1:05.01.

DeSutter, Unowsky, Kumal, and Dalluge capped the night for the Royals, scoring 26 points by finishing second in the 400 free relay, finishing in 3:40.68.

The Royals will hit the practice pool for the next few days, before the Section 2A meet on Feb. 20.

 

Contact Melissa Marohl at melissa.marohl@ecm-inc.com

 
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