Osseo swim and dive team opens season
The Osseo High boys’ swimming and diving dropped the first dual meet of the season against Anoka 98 to 83 Dec. 11.
This year’s Osseo team is a combined team of athletes from Osseo High, Providence Academy, Maranatha Christian Academy and Heritage Christian Academy.
In the Anoka meet, Osseo took first place in the 200 medley relay and broke the Anoka pool record in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:23.87. Members of the 200 medley relay were Josh Nelson, Tim van Laarhoven (OSH), Jake Rear (MCA), and Nolan Vander Ploeg.
Swimmers on the record-breaking 400 free relay were Nolan Vander Ploeg, Dylan Croonquist (MCA), Tim van Laarhoven (OSH), and Nelson.
In other event, Tim van Laarhoven took first in the 50 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke; Sam Bethke took first in diving; Rear took third in the 100 butterfly; Croonquist took third in the 50 freestyle; Nolan Vander Ploeg took second in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle; Nelson took second in the 100 freestyle and first in the 100 backstroke; and the 200 freestyle relay placed second with Rear, Nelson, Brad Rasmussen, and Croonquist.
The Orioles followed with a 97-67 win over Coon Rapids in their first home meet Dec. 13.
Osseo took first place in the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay, and 400 freestyle relay.
Other top finishers were:
Tim van Laarhoven took first in the 50 freestyle and in the 100 breaststroke.
Sam Smith took third in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.
Brad Rasmussen took third in the 100 freestyle,
George Chronakos took third in the 500 freestyle.
Ben Gerber took second in the 100 backstroke.
Kyle Pederson took 3third in the 100 breaststroke.
Jake Rear took second in the 200 freestyle and first in the 100 butterfly.
Charlie Christianson took third in the 200 individual medley and second in the 100 breaststroke.
Dylan Croonquist took second in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle.
Nolan Vander Ploeg took first in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle.
Josh Nelson took first in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.