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Boys swimming and diving: Irish sink Apple Valley

Rosemount's Andrew Urness, Sam Kendall and Kyle Bodine finished 1-2-3 in the 200 freestyle and the Irish led the rest of the way in a 95-85 South Suburban Conference dual win over Apple Valley Friday night at the Valley Middle School pool.

The sweep put the visitors up 19-11 after two events. It ended up being the first of five first-place finishes that stretched the Irish advantage to 60-33 by the meet's halfway point. During that run Noah Peterson won the 200 individual medley, Shelton Hatlen won the 50 freestyle, Daniel Monaghan and Gareth Estabrook pulled away for a 1-2 finish in the 1-meter dive and Ian Gardiner claimed a narrow victory in the 100 butterfly.

Hatlen, Gardiner, Kyle Bodine and Scott Maki later teamed up to win the 400 freestyle relay by just over half a second over Rosemount's runner-up foursome of Urness, Peterson, John Drew and Shane Devitt.

Myles Higgs, Trevor Gunderson and Maki added a 1-2-3 showing in the 500 freestyle and Matt Weber topped the field in the 100 breaststroke. That was one of three events swum as exhibitions after the Irish built a 95-60 lead.

The Rosemount swimmers faced Lakeville North Tuesday and are back in the pool next Tuesday against Eastview at Falcon Ridge Middle School.

Matt Steichen

Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.

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