Swimmers advance 25 entries to section finals

Forest Lake will have at least one entry in the finals of each event come Saturday’s Section 7AA swimming finals. The Rangers advanced 25 entries during Thursday’s preliminaries.

The following qualified for the finals in the eight individual events (listed along with their placement from preliminaries):

200 free: Joe Goossens (2nd), Joel Stomberg (4th) and Adam Krummi (13th)

200 IM: Corey Bahr (8th), Stefan Albright (11th)

50 free: Bryan Fleming (5th), Nate Merrier (10th), Erik Klein (11th)

100 fly: Albright (3rd), Fleming (5th), Bahr (7th)

100 free: Goossens (5th)

500 free: Stomberg (4th), Krummi (6th), Evan Woehl (8th), Andrew Bowes (14th)

100 backstroke: Klein (3rd), Bowes (15th), Gunnar Ewert (16th)

100 breaststroke: Woehl (5th), Merrier (8th), Michael Palo (15th)

The top two finishers in each swimming event advance to state.

Forest Lake placed fourth in the 200 medley relay, fifth in the 200 free relay and fourth in the 400 free relay. The section diving competition takes place tonight, Feb. 24.