Packer swimmers take second at nine-team home meet

Published 11:11 am Sunday, January 6, 2013

Austin's Nick Brehmer swims in the fifth heat of the 200 yard freestyle Saturday at the Austin Packer Invitational. -- Eric Johnson/

The Austin boys swimming and diving team showed its depth as it finished second in its nine-team invite at Ellis Middle School Saturday.

Austin diver Alec Anderson makes his third dive during the diving portion of the Austin Packer Invitational at Ellis Middle School.

The Packers won four events and they finished sixth or better in 10 of the 12 total events.

Austin tallied a score of 375.5, while Rochester John Marshall won the meet with a score of 395.

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The Packer 200-yard freestyle relay team of Craig Heimark, Ian Christopherson, Carson Hackel and Nick Brehmer took first and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Heimark, Christopherson, Sawyer Myers and Brehmer took second.

Austin’s Alec Anderson took first in diving and Brehmer took first in the 200-yard freestyle and third in the 100-yard freestyle.


200-medley relay: Craig Heimark, Alex Laury, Seth Clasen, Carson Hackel (fifth, 1:52.58); Sam Clasen, Chris Brown, Ben Carroll, Matthew Knoll (10th, 1:55.82)

200-freestyle: Nick Brehmer (first, 1:52.28); Craig Heimark (sixth, 1:58.08); Isaac Christopherson(10th, 2:01.95)

200-individual medley: Sawyer Myers (sixth, 2:18.18); BenCarroll (seventh, 2:20.24); Chris Brown (11th, 2:24.70)

50-freestyle: Ian Christopherson (fourth, 23.36); Carson Hackel (sixth, 23.95)

Diving: Alec Anderson (first, 308.75)

100-butterfly: Ben Carroll (10th, 1:04.43)

Austin's Craig Heimark swims the backstroke of the of the 200 yard medley relay during the Austin Packer Invitational Saturday at Ellis Middle School.

100-freestyle: Nick Brehmer (third, 50.76); Carson Hackel (seventh, 53.07)

500-freestyle: Sawyer Myers (sixth, 5:23.90); Isaac Christopherson (11th, 5:36.11)

200-freestyle relay: Craig Heimark, Ian Christopherson, Carson Hackel, Nick Brehmer (first, 1:33.59); Seth Clasen, Chris Brown, Alex Laury, Sawyer Myers (10th, 1:41.86)

100-backstroke: Sam Clasen (12th, 1:09.10); Ben Walker (13th, 1:09.85)

100-breaststroke: Alex Laury (sixth, 1:10.23); Chris Brown (12th, 1:13.84)

400-freestyle relay: Criag Heimark, Ian Christopherson, Sawyer Myers, Nick Brehmer (second, 3:28.93); Isaac Christopherson, Sam Clasen, Alex Laury, Ben Carroll (ninth, 3:48.40)