The Waconia boys swimming and diving team placed 10th when it competed at the Class AA True Team State Meet for the first time in school history on Saturday, January 20 at the University of Minnesota’s Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

Junior Jack Hackler provided the biggest highlight of the day when he won the 100-yard breaststroke event with a time of 55.85 seconds - just .01 seconds shy of his own school record. Hackler also recorded an eighth place finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:57.70.

Sophomore Sam Swanson recorded a pair of top-15 finishes including an 11th place showing in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.38) and a 12th place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.27).

Junior Alex Kearney placed 12th in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:48.44. Kearney also took 16th place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.28 seconds. Senior Nolan Elg added an eighth place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with a tie of 1:01.61.

Elg, Hackler, Kearney and Swanson combined to take sixth place in the 200-yard medley relay.

Hackler, Kearney, Swanson and sophomore Henry Kleve set a new school record when they placed 9th in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:19.65.

Elg, Kleve, senior Chase Britz, and junior John Harambasic combined to take 16th place in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Congrats to the entire team and good luck the rest of the season! #GoWildcats

Boys Swim Team