Norton stays motivated in diving as Packers fall to Century

Published 10:02 pm Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Austin boys swimming and diving team fell to Rochester Century 90-88 in Bud Higgins Pool Thursday.

Austin junior Riley Norton ended up taking second place against the Panthers in diving, but the two-time state qualifier wasn’t bummed out. In fact, he was motivated.

Norton finished with a score of 180.35, while Century’s Kurtis Froyd won the event with a score of 192.85.

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“I look forward to the defeats, believe it or not,” Norton said. “If I don’t get first place right away, that just shows that I have room for improvement which everybody always does. If I win every single meet, that’s not going to be any fun. I like finding the mistakes and fixing them.”

Riley Norton dives for Austin in Bud HIggins pool Thursday. Rocky Hulne/

Norton is working on some bigger dives that he hopes to be able to use towards the end of the season when the really big meets come.

“I have the dives, they’re just not legal yet. I just need a little different approach to make them legal and hopefully I can use them,” Norton said. “Practices have been a little slower this year because we have more people on the team and I’m OK with that.”

The Austin 200-yard medley relay team of Aaron Knoll, Logan Kelly, Rafe Dolan Peterson, Trey Myers took first.

Kelly took first in the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke.

Jackson Marsh swims for the Packers in Bud Higgins pool Thursday. Rocky Hulne/


200-medley relay: Aaron Knoll, Logan Kelly, Rafe Dolan Peterson, Trey Myers (first, 1:43.63); Jackson Marsh, Thomas Walker, Cameron Krueger, Brock Lawhead (fourth, 1:58.25)

200-freestyle: Tate Miller (third, 2:08.15); Jackson Marsh (fourth, 2:11.17); Joseph Cook (sixth, 2:29.39)

200-individual medley: Rafe Dolan Peterson (second, 2:09.75); Winston Walkup (fourth, 2:21.30)

50-freestyle: Trey Myers (fourth, 24.18); Brock Lawhead (fifth, 25.40); Cameron Krueger (sixth, 26.52)

Diving: Riley Norton (second, 180.35); Riley Ferguson (fifth, 80.40)

100-butterfly: Rafe Dolan Peterson (third, 55.37); Trey Myers (fourth, 1:00.37); Cameron Krueger (sixth, 1:12.59)

100-freestyle: Logan Kelly (first, 49.74); Aaron Knoll (fourth, 54.15); Joseph Coook (sixth, 1:04.76)

500-freestyle: Brock Lawhead (second, 5:43.54); Jackson Marsh (fourth, 5:54.77)

200-freestyle relay: Logan Kelly, Cameron Krueger, Winston Walkup, Trey Myers (second, 1:37.47); Tate Miller, Joseph Cook, Thomas Walker, Isaac Aguilar (fourth, 1:43.27); Jack Staben, Sam Keenan, Andrew Neitzell, Isaac Clasen (fifth, 1:59.48)

100-backstroke: Aaron Knoll (second, 1:04.95); Tate Miller (fifth, 1:11.42); Kaden Case (sixth, 1:19.34)

100-breaststroke: Logan Kelly (first, 1:00.00); Winston Walkup (third, 1:13.33); Thomas Walker (fifth, 1:16.47)

400-freestyle relay: Rafe Dolan Peterson, Jackson Marsh, Brock Lawhead, Aaron Knoll (second, 3:38.40); Tate Miller, Joseph Cook, Isaac Aguilar, Winston Walkup (fourth, 4:05.92); Kaden Case, Kenneth Cabeen, Sam Keenan, Isaac Clasen (sixth, 4:34.18)