The Austin Packers boys’ swimming and diving team took on Big 9 Conference foe Faribault in a virtual meet at Bud Higgins Pool Thursday evening, and it was the Packers earning seven first-place finishes on their way to a 91-68 win.
Austin started off strong in the 200 medley relay as the team of Tate Miller, Logan Kelly, Joseph Hilkin and Adam Pike took first place with a final time of 1:52.85, and the team of Kyle Mayer, Jackson Barry, Matthew Grush and Samuel Langstaff were second with a time of 2:04.23. Winston Walkup and Riley Haugen were one and two in the 200 freestyle, with Walkup earning a time of 1:57.69 and Haugen finishing in 2:09.70. Logan Kelly and Joseph Hilkin were first and second, respectively, in the 200 individual medley with times of 2:04.03 and 2:31.82, and Matthew Grush and Kyle Mayer were second and third for Austin in the 50 freestyle with times of 25.61 and 26.69 seconds.
Hilkin took first for the Packers in the 100 butterfly with a final time of 1:05.76, and teammate Thomas Asmus was third with a time of 1:22.71. Austin swept the top three spots in the 100 freestyle with Winston Walkup taking first with a time of 52.78 seconds, Riley Haugen was second with a time of 58.89 and Jackson Barry was third with a final time of 1:04.50. The Packers took the top two spots in the 500 freestyle as Logan Kelly was first at 5:08.72, and teammate Matthew Grush was second with a time of 6:18.71, and the Packers 200 freestyle relay team of Riley Haugen, Jackson Barry, Samuel Langstaff and Winston Walkup was first with a time of 1:48.73. Adam Pike and Kyle Mayer were first and second, respectivley, in the 100 backstroke with times of 1:08.75 and 1:11.24.
Austin is now 2-1 on the season, and the Packers are back into action next Tuesday in another virtual Big 9 meet, this one against the Rochester John Marshall Rockets, with the action scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.