Boys swimming and diving: Gulon and Swenson compete in Class A state championships – Detroit Lakes Tribune
MINNEAPOLIS — Detroit Lakes senior John Gulon ended his high school swimming career Saturday at the boys’ Class A state swimming and diving championships.
Gulon finished 13th in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.79. His preliminary time of 55.02 on Friday broke his school record set a week earlier.
Breck-Blake’s Charlie Crosby won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 46.64. He broke the state record and was just over a second off the national record set by Ryan Murphy of Jacksonville, Florida in 2012.
Perham-New York Mills also fielded a swimmer in the state tournament. Freshman Blake Swenson was just 0.05 off his start time with a 17th-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. Swenson made his first-ever state tournament appearance with a time of 23.06.
“We got to watch some really great races during the finals, with Blake doing it right and asking questions about what makes the best swimmers so fast and how he can embrace those things,” said said Yellowjackets head coach Jensen Grimley. “He made a game plan for the offseason and next year. The entire Yellowjacket team has had a phenomenal season and we can’t wait to see what these boys do next year.