Thursday, January 11, 2018
Swimming & Diving (B)

Erlandson and Pajari Win Individual Events at Alexandria

By Craig Olson
Alexandria, MN

The Fergus Falls Boys Swimming and Diving team competed in Alexandria on Thursday night with the Cardinals posting a 110-74 win in the varsity meet and Fergus Falls winning the JV meet 82-39.

"The Otters swam and dove very competitively against a strong Alex team," said Head Coach Tom Uvaas. “We moved our swimmers to a few new events and stacked our 3 relays with our 4 fastest swimmers. The purpose was to experiment as we get ready for True Team Sections on January 20." 

In diving, Evan Erlandson placed 1st with a score of 232.15 and Caleb Neubauer was 2nd with 188.10. 

Will Pajari had the only first place in the swimming events, winning the 100 butterfly (:58.76). Sawyer Votava battled Nick Olson of the Cardinals in the 500 freestyle, finishing just 3-tenths of a second behind him to take second place with a time of 5:19.21, his best time in the event. 

Votava was also second in the 200 freestle (2:00.36).  Other second place finishers were Will Prody in the 100 backstroke (1:01.48) and Seth Edman in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.21).

The Otters also claimed second in all three relays.  Prody, Pajari, Tyler Hansen and Tristan Trosvig comprised the 200 medley relay team (1:48.73).  They were also the members on the 200 freestyle relay team (1:34.69).  Alexandria swam exhibition in the 400 freestyle relay, however, the time of 3:34.49 turned in by the same combination of Otter swimmers was the second fastest time in the event.

Third place went to Titus Seland in the 200 IM (2:28.97) and Tyler Hansen in the 50 freestyle (24.11).

Finishing fourth were Gavan Anderson in the 200 IM (2:30.45), Will Pawlowski in the 100 backstroke (1:07.72) and Ben Nuss in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.79).  Anderson also took fifth in the 100 freestyle (58.82), Nuss was fifth in the 200 IM (2:30.74), Isaac Pederson was fifth in the 500 freestyle (6:27.66), Luke Andersen was fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:09.43), Andrew Danielson was fifth in the 200 freestyle (2:15.32) and Seth Edman was fifth in the 50 freestyle (26.75).

The Otters will head back to Alexandria for the True Team Meet on Saturday, January 20.