Osseo swimmers continue to set pool records

The Osseo boys’ swimming and diving team set three more pool records but lost 93-85 at Champlin Park Jan. 11.

Jacob Rear of the Orioles competes in a recent meet. (Photos courtesy of Rick Orndorf)

Jacob Rear of the Orioles competes in a recent meet. (Photos courtesy of Rick Orndorf)

Osseo took first place in the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay. The Orioles set new pool records at Champlin in the 200 medley relay, 500 free, and 100 breaststroke. It was the fourth time this season they set pool records.

The 200 medley relay of Josh Nelson, Tim van Laarhoven, Jake Rear, and Nolan Vander Ploeg set a record time of 1:43.38. Vander Ploeg broke a 10-year-old pool record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:53.71. van Laarhoven broke a 10-year-old pool record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.64.

“This season we have set pool records at Anoka (400 free relay), Osseo (500 free), St. Louis Park (200 medley relay and 500 free), and Champlin (200 medley relay, 500 free and 100 breaststroke),” Osseo coach Marshall Abrahamson said

Nolan Vander Ploeg is having a fine season for the Osseo boys’ swim and dive team with several pool record performances.

Nolan Vander Ploeg is having a fine season for the Osseo boys’ swim and dive team with several pool record performances.

Top Osseo finishers in the meet were: van Laarhoven won the 50 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke.

Jake Rear took third in the 100 butterfly.

Dylan Croonquist took third in the 50 freestyle and second in the 100 freestyle.

Charlie Christianson took third in the 100 breaststroke.

Vander Ploeg won the 100 freestyle and 500 freestyle.

Josh Nelson won the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle.

Joe Nelson took second in the 200 individual medley.

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