Viking boys swim team wins a double dual meet at home

Posted: Mon, Dec 23, 2019 8:52 AM
(From left): Seniors on the swim team were recognized, including Braydon Salhou, Jackson Penny, Andrew Heine and Isaac Dixon

The Decorah Viking boys swim team hosted a home meet Friday night at the Luther Aquatics Center, competing against Vinton-Shellsburg and Mason City.  The Vikes were victorious twice--beating Vinton-Shellsburg 116 to 52 and beating Mason City 99 to 71.

The Viking swimmers took first or second place in all but one of the eleven events.  Their most impressive performance came in the 100 yard butterfly, in which they won the top three places.  Gus Grimstad finished first with a time of 53.21 seconds, followed by Cole Huebner at 56.76 seconds and Bradyn Hook at 59.47 seconds.

Decorah also took first and second in two other events.  Jackson Penny won the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:51.84, followed by Chamberlain in 1:55.58.  Grimstad won the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 56.41 seconds, followed by Huebner at 1:03.67.

Huebner won the 50 yard freestyle, finishing in 22.87 seconds.  Chamberlain took the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:15.54.

Second place finishes were turned in by Andrew Heine, with his time of 2:21.83 in the 200 yard individual medley and by Jackson in the 100 yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:06.92.

The Viking relay teams took two first place finishes and one second place finish.  Decorah's team of Chamberlain, Jackson, Grimstad and Huebner won the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:43.93.  The 400 yard freestyle relay team of Huebner, Hook, Chamberlain and Grimstad took first with a time of 3:27.22.  The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Isaac Dixon, Heine, Bryadon Saltou and Jackson finished second with a time of 1:40.20.

Decorah will return to competition on Tuesday, January 7th, traveling to Vinton to take on Vinton-Shellsburg.

Gus Grimstad won two individual events
A good crowd was on hand for the home meet
Max Maitland makes a turn
Braydon Saltou and James VanderVelden swam in the 100 yard freestyle