FL swimmers take first at Greyhound Invite

The Forest Lake swimming boys jumped back on track after falling to Stillwater and East Ridge last week with a first-place showing out of six schools at the Greyhound Invite in Duluth over the weekend.

The Rangers totaled for 536 points, ahead of Blaine (434) and Superior (302).

First-place finishers for Forest Lake included senior Joel Stomberg in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.78 and again in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:19.81.

Sophomore Corey Bahr, Stomberg, junior Bryan Fleming and senior Joe Goossens took first in both the 200-and 400-yard freestyle relay events with times of 1:34.04 and 3:26.77. The four earned their best time this season in the 200-yard race.

Senior Evan Woehl also contributed to the team total with first place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.08.

Goossens took second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.46 as well as second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.08.

Bahr placed second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:14.79. Junior Stefan Albright also took second in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.83. Fleming followed Albright in the fly by one spot and less than a second for third place. Fleming also took third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.45.

The Rangers performed strong in the 500-yard freestyle where junior Andrew Bowes took second (5:23.68) behind Stomberg, Ben Chatwin contributed with a personal-best time of 5:30.65.

To accompany Woehl’s first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, the Rangers took the next two places as well with sophomores Tim Brennhofer coming in at second with a time of 1:09.99 and Michael Palo taking third in 1:10.58.

Forest Lake had six more swimmers achieve personal bests at Duluth including: junior Dominick Thompson (200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle), junior Brad Youngquist (200-yard individual medley), ninth-grader Rowan Wagner (50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke) and sophomore Mitchell Clayton (100-yard backstroke). Three Rangers also recorded personal-best times in the 100-yard freestyle: Tim Brennhofer, Clayton and eighth-grader Pete Brennhofer.

Last Tuesday, Forest Lake lost 94-81 to Stillwater on the road and fell 104-64 at home against East Ridge last Thursday.

The swimmers travel to Park tonight, Jan. 17 for a 6 p.m. matchup.