The Mounds View High School boys swimming and diving team took second place at the Section 4AA championship meet finals on Feb. 27 at Stillwater Junior High School. The Mustangs scored 368 points to claim the runner-up trophy after battling North St. Paul for the second spot all afternoon. The Polars finished with 314 points. Stillwater easily won the championship with a score of 533 points.
The Mustangs were led by their 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relay teams, which both finished second to earn a trip to the Class AA state meet at the University of Minnesota’s Jean Freeman Aquatic Center on March 2-4. Several Mustangs posted season-best times in their respective events over the course of the three-day meet.
Senior Jack Christianson (above) and junior Mark Ousdigian (below) closed out their seasons on Feb. 11 at the state meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Christianson finished fourth overall and Ousdigian landed in ninth place. (submitted photos)
Only two schools placed two competitors in the top 10 at the boys Nordic ski racing state meet earlier this month. Mounds View High School won one of them.
In most years, the Section 4AA boys hockey playoffs features everyone else trying to figure out how to get past Hill-Murray or White Bear Lake. It’s a bit different this season, however, as there is a new team to beat.