Brehmer and Thorsheim step up at Big Nine swim meet

Published 11:53 am Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Austin boys swimming and diving team took ninth in the Big Nine Invite in Albert Lea Saturday.

Austin swimmers Michael Thorsheim, a senior, and Nick Brehmer, a sophomore, were named to the All-Big Nine team at the meet. Thorsheim took third in the 200-yard individual medley and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly and Brehmer took third in the 100-yard freestyle and fifth in the 200-yard freestyle.

Austin had 154 points as a team and Rochester Century won the meet with 455. Mankato West was second with 280 points.

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200-yard medley relay: Carson Hackel, Chris Brown, Gabe Franta, Craig Heimark (eighth, 1:58.82)

200-yard freestyle: Nick Brehmer (fifth, 1:53.13)

200-yard individual medley: Michael Thorsheim (third, 2:09.15)

Diving: Caleb Bentley (sixth, 272.60)

100-yard butterfly: Michael Thorsheim (fourth, 57.76)

100-yard freestyle: Nick Brehmer (third, 51.44)

200-yard freestyle relay: Nick Brehmer, Ian Christopherson, Jordan Bentley, Michael Thorsheim (seventh, 1:37.97)

100-yard breaststroke: Chris Brown (12th, 1:11.53); Alex Laury (16th, 1:13.38)

400-yard freestyle relay: Nick Brehmer, Carson Hackel, Ian Christopherson, Michael Thorsheim (fifth, 3:36.68).