The Austin Packers boys’ swimming and diving team was on the road at Northfield for a Big 9 Conference dual meet Thursday evening, and although the Raiders prevailed 97-83, Logan Kelly set a Northfield pool record in the 100 breaststroke, and a relay team moved into the top ten all-time in Ausitn High School history in the 200 medley.
Austin’s 200 medley relay team of Winston Walkup, Logan Kelly, Joseph Hilkin and Riley Haugen took first with a time of 1:42.60, and that time was good enough for 8th all time in school history, moving them past the team of Al Opsahl, John Higgins, Jeff Sanders and Dave Strobel from 1979. Tate Miller was second for the Packers in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:59.81, and Winston Walkup finished second in the 200 individual medley with a final time of 2:12.00. Riley Haugen took third for Austin in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.63 seconds, and Riley Ferguson was first for the Packers in the 1-meter diving competition with a final score of 155.05. Teammate Isaiah Cabeen took third in the event with a final tally of 131.90.
Logan Kelly finished first for Austin in the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.57, and Riley Haugen took second for the Packers in the 100 freestyle with a time of 54.49 seconds. Tate Miller was a second-place finisher for Austin in the 500 freestyle with a final time of 5:34.35, and Winston Walkup was second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.52. Logan Kelly’s time of 57.31 second in the 100 breaststroke was not only good for first place, it set a new Northfield pool record, breaking the old mark of 58.66 set by Winona’s Grant Wolner.
The Packers also finished 1-2 in the 400 freestyle relay as the team of Winston Walkup, Adam Pike, Tate Miller and Riley Haugen took first with a time of 3:42.37, and the team of Joseph Hilkin, Kyle Mayer, Zachary Evenson and Thomas Asmus were second with a time of 4:16.59.