Boys Swimming and Diving: Warriors handed first loss

Brainerd traveled to Alexandria for a battle of the top two teams in the CLC.

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ALEXANDRIA —In the battle of the Central Lakes Conference's two unbeaten teams, the Alexandria Cardinals stayed perfect with a 100-86 victory over the Brainerd Warriors Thursday, Jan. 27.

Both teams entered with matching 5-0 conference records and 6-0 overall marks. Brainerd’s Mason Kuepers picked up the lone Warrior first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley. Parker Tatge scored two second-place finishes in the 200 and 500 frees. Thomas Ruhl collected a pair of seconds in the 200 IM and the backstroke.

Alexandria 100, Brainerd 86

200 medley relay: 1-Alexandria 1:39.62, 2-Brainerd (Thomas Ruhl, Cayden Sumption, Cade Rosenwald, Mason Kuepers) 1:40.08; 2-Brainerd (Lance Zemke, Brenden Brichacek, Nathan Chaussee, Ethan Paulson) 1:50.00,

200 freestyle: 1-Anthony Hoyt (Alex) 1:50.57, 2-Parker Tatge 1:52.01, 4-Baden Bastien (Brd) 2:00.69, 5-Sam Mattson (Brd) 2:04.92

200 individual medley: 1-Mason Kuepers 2:06.51, 2-Ruhl 2:06.56, 5-Chaussee 2:20.04

50 freestyle: 1-Nicolas Welle (Alex) 21.64, 3-Rosenwald 22.16, 4-Paulson 23.96, 6-Sam McCulley 24.76

Diving: 1-Kyler Kavanagh (Alex) 236.7, 3-Jalen Emslander (Brd) 197.75, 4-Wyatt Gabrielson 194.55, 6-Nash Gabrielson 137.4

100 butterfly: 1-Welle 52.46, 2-Rosenwald 53.11, 3-Sumption 57.69, 5-Zemke 59.76

100 freestyle: 1-Carter Holm (Alex) 48.11, 2-Kuepers 49.28, 4-McCulley 53.73, 5-Bastien 54.18

500 freestyle: 1-Hoyt 5:08.61, 2-Tatge 5:13.71, 4-Mattson 5:34.39, 5-Logan Kuepers 5:40.91

200 freestyle relay: 1-Alexandria 1:29.89, 2-Brainerd (Ruhl, Rosenwald, Tatge, Kuepers) 1:29.94; 3-Brainerd (Paulson, Bastien, McCulley, Sumption) 1:36.92

100 backstroke: 1-Eric Peterson (Alex) 58.19, 2-Ruhl 59.38, 3-Zemke 1:00.72, 5-Alex Kuepers 1:07.8

100 breaststroke: 1-Logan Tung (Alex) 1:03.35, 2-Sumption 1:04.72, 3-Brichacek 1:11.18, 4-Chaussee 1:11.96

400 freestyle relay: 1-Alexandria 3:31.11, 2-Brainerd (Tatge, McCulley, Thiesse, Bastien) 3:32.32; 3-Brainerd (Kooper Frank, Zemke, Chaussee, Paulson) 3:44.50

Conference: Brd 5-1, Alex 6-0. Overall: Brd 6-1, Alex 7-0. Next: Brainerd hosts Sauk Rapids 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3.

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