Another one on the wall: Austin’s Kelly sets his fourth pool record of the year
Austin junior Logan Kelly added to his list of pool records as the Packers finished third place in the Section 1A True Team Meet in Bud Higgins Pool in Ellis Middle School Monday.
Kelly, who already broke the Owatonna, Rochester Mayo and Mankato East pool records this season, put himself as the lone Austin swimmer on the board for a pool record holder when he won the 100-yard breaststroke.
Kelly’s time of 57.43 seconds was good enough to break the record time of 58.72 seconds set by Kendrick Bachman, a 2009 Rochester John Marshall grad who is the son of JM swimming and diving coach Paul Bachman.
“It was a pretty big deal for me. I’ve been trying to get it for a month now pretty seriously. I broke it by quite a bit and I’m happy to get an Austin pool record on the board,” Kelly said.
Kelly also won the 200-yard individual medley and the Packers won six events on the day — with Rafe Dolan Peterson winning the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke.
“We had pretty good overall races and we had some pretty good showings from most of our guys,” Kelly said.
Austin senior Riley Norton took second in diving with a score of 363.80. Simley of Garrett Kaiser took first with a score of 437.50.
“I could’ve done a lot better on some of them, but I guess that comes back to practice,” Norton said. “I could probably go a little bit harder in practice and warm them up a little more. Some of them are iffy for me and I need to improve of them. There was some good competition today and it shows that I need to practice.”
Norton was originally scheduled to dive on Friday, then it was moved to Saturday before being moved to Monday. He and Dolan Peterson will be amongst Austin’s eight seniors who compete in their final home meet against Red Wing at 6 p.m. Thursday.
“When (True Team) got cancelled on Saturday I was kind of bummed out, but I just kind of sat at home mentally preparing since I wasn’t able to be in the pool as much,” Norton said. “I remember when I first started diving and it’s strange that my season is coming to an end after all of the work I’ve put in. It’s kind of heartbreaking in a way, but it also makes me feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. I’m looking forward to the last home meet, and hopefully I’ll be doing some of the best dives I’ve ever done.”
The Austin 200-yard medley relay team of Dolan Peterson, Kelly, Trey Myers and Aaron Knoll took first and they missed out on a pool record by .13 of a second at 1:38.66.
The Packers have one more shot at setting the pool record on Thursday.
“We are hoping to get it, but it’s a dual meet so I don’t know how good our chances are,” Kelly said.
Austin has qualified for the True Team state meet.
Team standings: 1. Winona 1,174; 2. Simley 1,108.5); 3. Austin 995; 4. Mankato West 918.5; 5. Mankato East 891; 6. Faribault 472; 7. Albert Lea 192
200-medley relay: Rafe Dolan Peterson, Logan Kelly, Trey Myers, Aaron Knoll (first, 1:38.66); Kenny Cabeen, Thomas Walker, Winston Walkup, Riley Haugen (ninth, 1:58.97); Kyle Mayer, Corey Hansen, Joseph Hilkins, Andrew Neitzell (13th, 2:03.74)
200-freestyle: Trey Myers (third, 1:59.95); Tate Miller (14th, 2:07.02); Joseph Cook (19th, 2:12.14)
200-individual medley: Logan Kelly (first, 1:59.17); Winston Walkup (fifth, 2:15.96); Joseph Hilkin (18th, 2:39.71)
50-freestyle: Aaron Knoll (third, 23.37); Riley Haugen (16th, 26.87); Kyle Mayer (27.20)
Diving: Riley Norton (second, 363.80); Riley Ferguson (fourth, 246.15); Zachary Evenson (10th, 197.95)
100-butterfly: Rafe Dolan Peterson (first, 52.62); Trey Myers (third, 56.00); Lucas Myers (21st, 1:24.19)
100-freestyle: Aaron Knoll (fifth, 52.83); Kenny Cabeen (15th, 58.34); Riley Haugen (18th, 59.66)
500-freestyle: Tate Miller (11th, 5:51.73); Matthew Crush (14th, 6:14.84); Adam Pike (15th, 6:23.56)
200-freestyle relay: Winston Walkup, Joseph Cook, Kenny Cabeen, Tate Miller (eighth, 1:44.18); Adam Pike, Andrew Neitzell, Thomas Walker, Riley Haugen (11th, 1:48.92)
100-backstroke: Rafe Dolan Peterson (first, 55.26); Kyle Mayer (16th, 1:12.12); Kenny Cabeen (17th, 1:13.21)
100-breaststroke: Logan Kelly (first, 57.43); Winston Walkup (11th, 1:14.21); Thomas Walker (17th, 1:17.74)
400-freestyle relay: Rafe Dolan Peterson, Aaron Knoll, Trey Myers, Logan Kelly (first, 3:17.48); Tate Miller, Jack Staben, Matthew Grush, Joseph Cook (13th, 3:57.12); Adam Pike, Andrew Neitzell, Lucas Myers, Kyle Mayer (17th, 4:18.71)