Osseo freestyler places high at state

Osseo High’s Nolan Vander Ploeg ended his high school swimming career on a high note when he garnered two top eight finishes at last week’s state meet at the University of Minnesota.

Vander Ploeg qualified for the final in both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. He swam seventh in the 200 with a time of 1:43.56. In the 500 free, he placed eighth with a 4:50.82 clocking.

The Osseo senior then teamed up with seniors Dylan Cronquist and Tim Van Laarhoven and junior Jake Rear to place 15th in the 200 free relay in a time of 1:29.72.