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The team from Breck/Blake walked away with the 2018 Minnesota Class A Boys High School Swimming and Diving state championship, scoring 347 points. Winona was runner up with 224 points.
Breck/Blake set a new Class A meet record in the 200 medley relay, winning the event by four and a half seconds. Anderson Breazeale, James Pan, Spencer Pruett, and Julian Frerichs touched the wall in 1:33.60, three tenths faster than the 1:33.95 swum by Orono last year.
Winona’s Griffin Wolner won the 200 freestyle with a 1:40.57, ahead of Breck/Blake duo Pruett (1:42.27) and Thayer Breazeale (1:44.25). Winona got another win in the 100 freestyle when sophomore Jack Herczeg stopped the clock in 46.58.
Breck/Blake picked up another silver medal as Anderson Breazeale finished the 200 IM in 1:54.12. Minnehaha’s Andrew Karpenko touched first (1:53.32). Grant Wolnerb, an Winona sophomore, rounded out the podium in 1:54.52.
Hibbing senior Sam Iozzo took the 50 freestyle crown in 21.04. Red Wing’s William Meacham cleared 50 seconds en route to a 100 butterfly crown, touching in 49.76. Iozzo was second (51.47) ahead of Thayer Breazeale in third (51.63).
With a score of 406.80 Jack Grabinski of Sauk Rapids/Rice won the one meter diving event.
After a 200 freestyle silver Pruett finished in 4:36.66 to win the 500 freestyle ahead of Winona’s Griffin Wolner in 4:39.54.
Herczeg, Wolner, Tanner Lozenski, and Wolner combined for a 1:25.82 for 200 freestyle relay gold. Alexandria’s team was second with a 1:26.41.
Breck/Blake’s Anderson Breazeale added a 100 backstroke gold (50.45), winning the event by nearly two seconds.
Nic Chromey topped the 100 breaststroke. The Alexandria senior swam a 55.54 while Minnehaha’s Andrew Karpenko earned silver in 56.89.
Winnona won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:08.68 with Wolner, Lozenski, Wolner, and Hoerczeg in 3:08.68. Breck/Blake was second in 3:10.77.