Stingrays’ Skog qualifies for regional swim meetALBERT LEA — Tim Skog is making a repeat trip to the regional swim meet.
ALBERT LEA — Tim Skog is making a repeat trip to the regional swim meet.
A member of the Worthington Area YMCA Stingrays swim team, Skog won the boys’ 50-yard freestyle in the 14-and-under age group Saturday.
The 13-year-old’s time of 28.42 seconds qualified him to compete in the regional for the second consecutive year.
Skog, who also won the boys’ 100-yard freestyle in the 14-and-under age group with a time of 1:08.37, was one of 10 Stingrays swimmers who produced first-place finishes at the three-team meet.
Dave Sorensen earned three first-place finishes. Competing in the boys’ 17-and-under age group, the 17-year old won the 50-yard freestyle (29.15 seconds), the 100-yard backstroke (1:24.78), and the 100-yard freestyle (1:06.53).
Dillon Pedersen, who competed in the boys’ 14-and-under category, won both the 200-yard individual medley (3:27.66) and the 100-yard backstroke. The 13-year-old also finished second, behind Skog, in the 100-yard freestyle (1:26.20).
Matt Sorensen, who competed in the boys’ 14-and-under age group, placed first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:39.29), edging teammate Gordy Moore by just two seconds.
Sorensen, 14, also placed third in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing behind Skog and Moore (34.18 seconds).
Cameron Jensen, competing in the boys’ 10-and-under age group, placed first in the 100-yard freestyle (1:27.13).
The 10-year-old added a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle and a third-place finish in the 50-yard backstroke.
The team of Moore, Skog, Pedersen and Matt Sorensen won the boys’ 14-and-under 200-yard medley relay (2:55.89), and the team of Moore, Skog, Matt Sorensen and Dave Sorensen won the boys’ 18-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay (2:09.76).
Pedersen, Jensen, Eli Gaul and Oliver Wolyniec combined to win the boys’ 14-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay (2:42.57), and Jensen, Gaul, Wolyniec and Elsing Porter placed second (3:21.93) in the boys’ 12-and-under 200-yard medley relay.
Wolyniec placed second in both the 50-yard backstroke (44.81 seconds) and the 50-yard backstroke, and he added a fifth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (34.37 seconds).
Gaul placed 10th in the 100-yard freestyle (2:01.74) and 13th in the 50-yard freestyle (47.04 seconds).
Porter placed 13th in the 50-yard backstroke (1:02.69) and ninth in the 100-yard freestyle (1:58.25).
Hailey McNab led the Worthington girls, winning the 25-yard backstroke (40.84 seconds) in the girls’ 8-and-under category. The 7-year-old also placed third in the 25-yard backstroke (31.01 seconds) and fifth in the 25-yard freestyle (25.85 seconds).
Competing in the girls’ 10-and-under age group, Arely Rodriquez placed fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (2:53.46). The 9-year-old added an eighth-place finish in the 50-yard backstroke (1:15.64) and a 10th-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (1:18.35).