St. Michael-Albertville Boys' Swimming Crack Top 10 at State
The Knights' relay teams paced a strong effort for a St. Michael team that has made its presence felt in Class AA.
Noah Dalluge and the St. Michael-Albertville Knights had a solid weekend in the pool at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, pacing the school to its highest ever finish at the Boys AA State Swim Meet.
Dalluge was the top finisher with for the Knights with a second place medal in the 50 freestyle. He touched home in an All-American Consideration time of 21.12 seconds and, earning All-State honors.
Dalluge's time in prelims of 21.11 was a new school record.
All-State honors also went to the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay team of Brandon Richardson, Sam Konsor, Grant Moser and Dalluge as they finished fifth in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:27.48, and came home and seventh in the 400 in a time of 3:14.28.
Eli Guillou had the next highest individual finish for the Knights placing 9th in the 100 breaststroke in a school record time of 1:00.59.
Grant Moser placed 14th in the 100 fly in a time of 53.59 seconds. His time of :53.35 in prelims set a new school record.
Dalluge also placed 14th in the 100 free in a time of 48.51 seconds. His time of 47.96 in prelims set a new school record.
"This is a group that's really worked hard from the first day of practice, and done the work in the offseason they've always needed to do as well," said Tom Guillou, who earlier this season earned Section Coach of the Year. "We feel good about the guys we have coming up and the things they'll be able to do. They're waiting their turn to contribute big points to our team. But these seniors have been with me all four years I've been here and they've set the example for all of us. The put the bar up there pretty high."