Osseo opens swim and dive season with tie against Elks

Osseo opened the season with a 93-93 tie at Elk River in Northwest Suburban Conference boys’ swim and dive action Thursday, Dec. 12.

The Orioles led most of the meet but the Elks grabbed a late lead and Osseo trailed by two points entering the final event, the 400 free relay.  The Osseo team of Jake Rear, Jonah Smith, Josh Deruyter and Nolan Vander Ploeg came through with a first place and gave Osseo the tie.

Osseo swim and dive coach Marshall Abrahamson (left) is pictured with Orioles (left to right) Nolan Vander Ploeg, Jake Rear, Tim Van Laarhoven, Josh Nelson, Dylan Croonquist at last  year’s state meet. With many top swimmers returning, the Orioles are hoping for another strong season. (File photo by Dave Dabson)

Osseo swim and dive coach Marshall Abrahamson (left) is pictured with Orioles (left to right) Nolan Vander Ploeg, Jake Rear, Tim Van Laarhoven, Josh Nelson, Dylan Croonquist at last year’s state meet. With many top swimmers returning, the Orioles are hoping for another strong season. (File photo by Dave Dabson)

Vander Ploeg had a big night, winning two individual events and swimming on two first-place relays. Tim Van Laarhoven also won two individuals and swam on one winning relay.

Osseo placers in the meet are:

The first-place 200 medley relay team of Smith, Van Laarhoven, Rear, Vander Ploeg.

The second-place 200 free relay team of Dylan Croonquist, Deruyter, Joe Nelson, Van Laarhoven

Van Laarhoven took first in the 200 freestyle and in the 100 freestyle

Sam Bethke took second in diving

Isaac Lessard took third in the 100 breaststroke

Dennis Pham took third in the 500 freestyle

Jonah Smith took third in the 100 backstroke

Rear took third in the 50 freestyle and 1st in the 100 butterfly

Croonquist took second in the 50 freestyle and 2nd in the 100 freestyle

Joe Beaman took third in the 100 backstroke

Vander Ploeg took first in the 200 individual medley and in the 500 freestyle

Nelson took third in the 200 individual medley and in the 100 butterfly

 

 

 

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