Austin’s Walkup takes eighth in the 100-yard backstroke as Packers put up strong state showing

Published 4:42 pm Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The Austin boys swimming and diving team had one athlete reach the podium at the Minnesota Class A Swimming and Diving Meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center Saturday.

Senior Winston Walkup took eighth place in the 100-backstroke to lead the Packers and freshman Brent Dahl was right behind him with a ninth place finish.

The 200-medley relay team of Dahl, Walkup, Joey Hilkin and Kenny Cabeen took 10th.

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The Packers finished 12th out of 32 teams with 61.5 points and Breck Blake won the meet with a team score of 408.


200-medley relay: Brent Dahl, Winston Walkup, Joey Hilkin, Kenny Cabeen (10th, 1:39.65)

200-freestyle: Zach Evenson (15th, 1:49.44)

200-individual medley: Winston Walkup (12th, 2:02.03)

100-freestyle: Kenny Cabeen (12th, 48.83)

500-freestyle: Brent Dahl (13th, 4:59.9)

200-freestyle relay: Lucas Myers, Joey Hilkin, Zach Evenson, Kenny Cabeen (11th, 1:30.61)

100-backstroke: Winston Walkup (eighth, 54.84); Brent Dahl (ninth, 54.66)