2021 MSHSL Boys Class A Swim & Dive Championships
- March 20, 2021
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Short Course Yards (SCY)
The BreckBlake boys delivered a powerful victory at the 2021 MHSHL Class A championships over the weekend, scoring a total of 418.50 points throughout the met, beat out secondplace Alexandria by more than 150 points.
Final Team Scores (Top 10)
- BreckBlake – 418.50 Points
- Alexandria – 250 Points
- Sartell – St Stephen – 237 Points
- Hutchinson – 136.50 Points
- Delano-Watertown-Mayer – 119 Points
- Benilde-St Margaret’s – 111 Points
- Rock Ridge, Virginia – 108 Points
- Hibbing – 103 Points
- Willmar – 99 Points
- St Thomas Academy – 92 Points
Charlie Crosby led the BreckBlake boys to victory as he collected two gold medals in the 50 free and 100 back. He started things off by swimming a 19.87 in the 50 free to set a new all-time Minnesota high school record. The swim for Crosby was his first time under 20, improving upon his 20.31 PB heading into the meet. He followed up that performance with a win in the 100 back, hitting a 47.68 to trail his Minnesota Class A record of 47.65 from last year.
Crosby still has one year left of high school swimming and announced his commitment to swim for the University of Texas beginning in the fall of 2020 last October.
Crosby’s BreckBlake teammate James Pan added another two victories for the team in the 200 IM and 100 breast. He swam to gold in the 200 IM with a 1:47.90, breaking Andrew Karpenko‘s 1:48.05 meet record of 1:48.05 from 2019. Heading into the meet Pan had a PB in the event of 1:49.49 which he swam in November 2020. It was a massive win for Pan as he touched nearly 10 seconds ahead of second-place finisher James Mccarthy’s 1:57.25.
In the 100 breast, Pan posted a 54.16 to get under his seed time of 54.85 as well as the MN Class A meet record of 54.22 from Andrew Karpenko in 2020. Like Crosby, Pan is in his junior year of high school but Pan has not yet announced a commitment to swim collegiately.
The BreckBlake boys also pulled took two relay wins at the meet, topping the podium in the 4×50 medley and 4×50 freestyle while Sartell – St Stephen won the 4×100 freestyle relay. The winning times and splits were as follows:
- 4×50 Medley: Charlie Crosby (Back): 21.92, James Pan (Breast): 24.65, Mitchell Brown (Fly): 23.31, Charlie Egeland (Free): 21.79 Total Time: 1:31.67
- 4×50 Freestyle: Charlie Crosby: 20.07, Mitchell Brown: 21.49, Henry Webb: 21.16, James Pan: 20.88 Total Time: 1:23.60 (MN Class A meet record)
Sartell – St Stephen
- 4×100 Freestyle: George Larson: 47.53, Jack Thomas: 48.70, Carter Larson: 46.41, Garrett Maras: 45.20 Total Time: 3:07.84
Swimming at his last-ever Minnesota high school state meet, Indiana commit Logan Kelly won the 200 freestyle with a 1:41.48, shaving more than 2 seconds off his entry time of 1:41.48. 14-year-old Henry Webb followed with a solid swim of 1:42.56 which gives him a #20 rank this season in the 13-14 age category of the event.
Hibbing, Sartell – St Stephen, and Inver Grove Heights each picked up one individual win at the meet as well as William Stenson won the 100 fly (50.37) for Hibbing, Maras Garett the 100 free for Sartell – St Stephen (45.70), and Nico Losinski the 500 free (4:40.15) for Inver Grove Heights.
In the 1 meter dive, Storm Opdahl collected gold for Chisago Lakes by scoring 462.05 in the finals.