Maple Grove swimmers excel at summer state meet

Two Maple Grove area swimmers finished the summer long course season with strong performances at the state meet July 26-29 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, earning top eight honors in individual and relay events. Both swim with the Eden Prairie-based Team Foxjet swim club.

Joe Guggisberg of Maple Grove swam on the team that swept all four relays in the 11-12 boys age group, taking first in the 200 and 400 meter free relays as well as the 200 and 400 medley relays. Other team members were Nick Tullemans and Josh Withers (both of Eden Prairie) and Dolan Craine (Carver).

Pictured, left to right, in the front are: Dolan Craine and Nick Tullemans. Back row is Joe Guggisberg of Maple Grove and Josh Withers.

Pictured, left to right, in the front are: Dolan Craine and Nick Tullemans. Back row is Joe Guggisberg of Maple Grove and Josh Withers.

Guggisberg also placed fifth in the 200 free and 200 individual medley, sixth in the 50, 100, and 400 free, and seventh in the 200 backstroke.

For 11-12 girls, Madison Rundell of Maple Grove placed eighth in the 200 breaststroke.

Team Foxjet will host its Fall Open House and New Swimmer Registration Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Eden Prairie Community Center Pool. For more information, go to teamfoxjet.com.

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