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Section 8-2A Swimming an Diving: Brainerd's free relays sitting in first

ST. CLOUD — Brainerd’s 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays secured the top spots for Saturday’s finals during Friday’s Section 8-2A prelims.

The foursome of David Supinski, Justin Kuglin, Josh McKeag and Luke Jacobsen swam a 1:31.06 for first in the 200 free. Nick Goll, Kuglin, Peder Smith and McKeag swam 3:24.65 for the top spot in the 400 free relay. The top eight performances advanced to the championship finals of the section meet. The next eight will swim in the section consolation finals.

Brainerd’s 200 medley relay finished second as did McKeag in the 100 butterfly, Kuglin in the 100 free and Joe Wells in the breaststroke.

Nick Goll finished third in the 200 free and was sixth in the 500 free. Kuglin added a third-place finish in the 200 IM, while Jacobson and Smith advanced to the championship finals in both of their individual events.

Brainerd’s Joey Stromberg swam to eighth place in the butterfly and Supinski scored a fourth in the 100 free.

Section 8-2A results

200 medley relay: 1-Maple Grove 1:39:00, 2-Brainerd (Luke Jacobsen, Joe Wells, Josh McKeag, David Supinski) 1:39.43

200 freestyle: 1-Matt Strauss (MG) 1:48.47, 3-Nick Goll (Brd) 1:49.67, 7-Peder Smith (Brd) 1:52.07, 12-Trever Vukelich (Brd) 1:56.77, 16-Matt Wright (Brd) 1:59.08

200 individual medley: 1-Brandon Richardson (SMA) 2:01.29, 3-Kuglin 2:02.64, 9-Majerle 2:07.72, 14-Preston Owen (Brd) 2:17.62, 21-Parker Frederickson (Brd) 2:25.23

50 freestyle: 1-Noah Dalluge (SMA) 21.65, 7-Jacobsen 22.84, 12-Stromberg 23.57, 15-Jared Sachs (Brd) 23.95, 20-Gus Askegaard (Brd) 24.50

100 butterfly: 1-Aaron Dabson (MG) 53.62, 2-McKeag 53.79, 8-Stromberg 56.57, 13-Wells 58.13, 14-Frederickson 58.24

100 freestyle: 1-Dalluge (SMA) 48.36, 2-Kuglin 49.17, 4-Supinski 49.77, 16-Askegaard 53.84, 17-Dan Larson (Brd) 54.16

500 freestyle: 1-Matt Walker (MG) 4:57.69, 6-Goll 5:03.00, 7-Smith 5:06.96, 13-Vukelich 5:22.32, 14-Wright 5:22.79

200 freestyle relay: 1-Brainerd (Supinski, Kuglin, McKeag, Jacobsen) 1:31.06

100 backstroke: 1-Tristan Plante (MG) 53.23, 9-Majerle 57.50, 11-Owen 59.92, 19-Larson 1:04.87, 23-Troy Bialka (Brd) 1:05.86

100 breaststroke: 1-Brenner Hohenstein (MG) 1:00.70, 2t-Wells 1:00.74, 7-Jacobsen 1:06.47, 16-Sachs 1:09.28, 27-Hanson Devine (Brd) 1:16.65

400 freestyle relay: 1-Brainerd (Goll, Kuglin, Smith, McKeag) 3:24.65

Next: Section 8-2A swimming and diving finals at St. Cloud Saturday.

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