The back-and-forth battle for pool supremacy the Minnetonka and Eden Prairie boys’ swimming teams have waged all season swung back toward the Eagles in the most recent meeting of the top two teams in Class 2A.
Minnetonka defeated Eden Prairie in a dual meet in December, but Eden Prairie struck back by winning the Gold Division at the Maroon and Gold Invitational in early January. Minnetonka finished fourth.
At the Class 2A, Section 2 True Team meet, Minnetonka outpointed Eden Prairie 1,553-1,458. The result repeated itself a week later when the two teams finished 1-2 at the True Team Class 2A meet.
Eden Prairie regained the top spot in the Class 2A rankings after a convincing 107-79 dual-meet victory at Minnetonka on Feb. 5. The Eagles won nine of the 12 events, led by sophomore Joshua Withers, who finished first in all four of his events. He won the 100 butterfly in a pool-record time of 49.94 seconds and added victories in the 200 freestyle and on 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams.
The teams will meet at the Section 2 meet on the last weekend in February and again at the Class 2A meet March 3-5.
Swimming, part II
Chaska/Chanhassen sophomore Jack Dahlgren broke a 32-year-old pool record during a dual meet at Richfield when he posted a time of 1:41.80 in the 200 freestyle.
The StormHawks won the meet 102-74 and claimed the Metro West Conference title.