Kelly keeps pace, but Packers fall to Winhawks

Published 10:17 pm Thursday, January 2, 2020

Austin junior Logan Kelly may have been in four first place events for the Packers, but he’s still looking to get faster as Winona beat Austin 93-87 in Bud Higgins Pool Thursday.

Kelly took first in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 50-yard freestyle and he was on the 200-yard individual medley relay team and the 400-yard freestyle relay team that took first, but he wasn’t able to set the pool record in the breaststroke.

“We usually get pretty excited, because our top guys have a bunch of competition with their top guys,” Kelly said of the matchup with Winona. “Grant (Wolner) and I have been fighting back in the breaststroke for the past three years now. I was a little disappointed when I saw he wasn’t swimming breast tonight, but it was a good night.”

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Jeff Herczeg of Winona broke two AHS pool records as he swam the 100-yard freestyle in 46.74 seconds and he led the 200-yard freestyle with a 50-yard free record of 21.55 seconds.

Rafe Dolan Peterson swims the backstroke in the 200 yard medley relay against Winona Thursday night at Bud Higgins Pool. Eric Johnson/

Earlier this season, Kelly set the pool records for the 100-yard breaststroke medley in Owatonna and Mankato East. He swam a time of 58 seconds in both meets. He swam a time of 58.8 seconds on Thursday, which is just .8 seconds short of AHS’s pool record.

“I’ve been having lot of fun with the season so far,” Kelly said. “I’ve been trying to get as many pool records as I can in the breast.”


200-medley relay: Rafe Dolan Peterson, Logan Kelly, Trey Myers, Aaron Knoll (first, 1:41.18); Adam Pike, Thomas Walker, Joseph Hilton, Kenny Cabeen (fifth, 2:03.06)

200-freestyle: Rafe Dolan Peterson (second, 1:55.66); Jackson Marsh (fourth, 2:04.83); Tate Miller (sixth, 2:08.96)

200-individual medley: Trey Myers (second, 2:09.86); Winston Walkup (fourth, 2:16.78)

50-freestyle: Logan Kelly (first, 22.46); Aaron Knoll (fourth, 23.82); Andrew Neitzell (sixth, 27.54)

Diving: Riley Norton (first, 214.05); Samuel Langstaff (second, 126.90); Zachary Evenson (third, 88.30)

100-butterfly: Race Dolan Peterson (second, 53.80); Winston Walkup (fourth, 1:04.67); Joseph Hilton (sixth, 1:12.61)

100-freestyle: Aaron Knoll (second, 53.63); Joseph Cook (fifth, 1:00.96); Jack Staben (sixth, 1:01.28)

500-freestyle: Jackson Marsh (fourth, 5:49.91); Tate Miller (fifth, 6:03.66); Matthew Grush (sixth, 6:34.21)

200-freestyle relay: Winston Walkup, Joseph Cook, Tate Miller, Jackson Marsh (third, 1:43.77); Jack Staben, Riley Haugen, Kenny Cabeen, Adam Pike (fifth, 1:48.15)

100-backstroke: Trey Myers (first, 58.06); Kenny Cabeen (fifth, 1:14.43); Adam Pike (sixth, 1:14.83)

100-breaststroke: Logan Kelly (first, 58.85); Thomas Walker (third, 1:18.51); Jack Staben (fourth, 1:20.99)

400-freestyle relay: Trey Myers, Aaron Knoll, Rafe Dolan Peterson, Logan Kelly (first, 3:22.84); Winston Walkup, Joseph Cook, Tate Miller, Jackson Marsh (fourth, 3:55.01)

Austin’s Trey Myers swims the 200 yard IM in a dual against Winona at Bud Higgins Pool Thursday night. Eric Johnson/