The boys swimming and diving team will send six individuals and relay teams to Saturday’s Class A state finals, thanks to the Tigers’ efforts at the swimming preliminary round on Friday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
Fridley’s Colter Allen led the way for the Tigers, finishing the prelims with a third-seed in the 100-yard butterfly.
Allen also helped Fridley's 200-yard medley relay team (Allen, Alex Ambuhl, Julian Greenup and Josh Peterson) finish with the seventh seed. And as an individual he finished as the ninth seed in the 200-yard individual medley.
The 200-yard freestyle relay is currently seeded 13th overall, and Greenup is 14th in the 100-yard breastroke.
Fridley’s efforts on Friday came one day after Ambuhl finished the state diving prelims in 14th place.
The top eight swimmers in each event will compete in the championship heat on Saturday at noon, while swimmers that placed ninth through 16th will compete in the consolation heat.
FRIDLEY PRELIMINARY SWIMMING RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 7. Alex Ambuhl, Julian Greenup, Colter Allen, Josh Peterson (1:41.92).
200-yard individual medley: 9. C. Allen (2:04.04).
100-yard butterfly: 3. C. Allen (53.08).
200-yard freestyle relay: 13: J. Greenup, A. Ambuhl, C. Allen, J. Peterson (1:31.65).
100 breastroke: 14. J. Greenup (1:04.26).