The Austin Packers boys’ swimming and diving team took on Big 9 Conference foe Rochester Century in a virtual meet Thursday evening, and although the Panthers were able to earn a 98-85 victory, Austin’s Logan Kelly was able to break another team record for the second week in a row.
Kelly, a senior for the Packers swam a time of 1:43.70 in the 200 freestyle Thursday evening, breaking the old school record of 1:45.38 set by Nick Brehmer back in 2013. Other top finishers for Austin Thursday night included the squad’s 200 meter relay team of Kyle Mayer, Winston Walkup, Joseph Hilkin and Tate Miller taking second with a time of 1:53.07, and Walkup took first for the Packers in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:08.68.
Riley Haugen was second for Austin in the 50 freestyle with a final time of 24.70 seconds, and the Packers swept the top three spots in 1 meter diving with Riley Ferguson taking first with a final score of 179.63, Isaiah Cabeen was second with a final tally of 131.11 and Michael Fuentes was third with a score of 66.46. Joseph Hilkin was third for Austin in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.48, Riley Haugen was third in the 100 freestyle with a time of 55.58 seconds and Tate Miller was second for the Packers in the 500 freestyle with a final time of 5:37.26.
Austin’s 200 freestyle relay team of Logan Kelly, Matthew Grush, Joseph Hilkin and Tate Miller was second Thursday evening with a time of 1:38.48, and the team of Winston Walkup, Riley Haugen, Joseph Garry and Kenny Cabeen was third with a time of 1:40.33. Walkup was first in the 100 backstroke for Austin with a final time of 59.13 seconds, Kelly was first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 57.70, and the Packers’ 400 freestyle relay team of Matthew Grush, Riley Haugen, Tate Miller and Logan Kelly was first with a time of 3:39.12, and the team of Adam Pike, Kyle Mayer, Thomas Asmus and Jackson Barry was third with a final time of 4:10.38.
Austin is now off until next Thursday, when they will travel to Northfield for a Big 9 dual meet with the Raiders. The action is scheduled to start that evening at 6:00 p.m.