Osseo swimmers place in state meet

Four Osseo entries placed in the state swimming and diving meet at the University of Minnesota March 2.

Osseo swimming contingent at the state meet  (left to right) coach Marshall Abrahamson, Nolan Vander Ploeg, Jake Rear, Tim Van Laarhoven, Josh Nelson, Dylan Croonquist.

Osseo swimming contingent at the state meet (left to right) coach Marshall Abrahamson, Nolan Vander Ploeg, Jake Rear, Tim Van Laarhoven, Josh Nelson, Dylan Croonquist.

The Osseo 200 medley relay team of senior Johsn Nelson, junior Tim Van Laarhoven, sophomore Jacob Rear and junior Nolan Vander Ploeg took 11th in a time of 1:39.54.

Osseo’s 400 free relay team of junior Dylan Croonquist, Vander Ploeg, Van Laarhoven, and Nelson, took 10th place in 3:15.75.

In individual events, Vander Ploeg captured 14th in the 500 free with a 4:46.53 clocking. and Van Laarhoven swam 14th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.85.

Osseo’s Josh Nelson competes in the backstroke at the state meet.

Osseo’s Josh Nelson competes in the backstroke at the state meet.

Vander Ploeg also swam 17th in the 50 free and Nelson was 18th in the 100 free and 100 backstroke.

As a team, the Orioles scored 32 points to finish 19th.

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