Anoka junior Cole Birklid earned a second straight Section 7AA Swimmer of the Year honor as he and five Tornadoes teammates qualified to take on the state’s best at the Class AA state meet at the University of Minnesota’s Aquatic Center which began Feb. 28 and concludes March 2.
MYAS President Mike DeWane,left, presented Spring Lake Park swimming coach Greg Kugler, middle with its Top Tier Volunteer Award and Spring Lake Park Activities Director Matt St. Martin, right, accepted the Top Tier Volunteer Award on behalf of the Spring Lake Park Swim Club. Photo courtesy of Lindsey Lewitzke
Blaine’s girls’ swimming and diving team won its second Section 7AA title of the season Saturday afternoon at its home pool inside Northdale Middle School.
Participation in varsity-level activities once again came to light during Monday’s Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting as members of the Coon Rapids girls’ cross country team showed up in support of eighth-grader Bryna DelCasatillo being allowed to run varsity-level races, among others in the district.
Blaine girls’ swimming can add a program first as the group won its first Section 7AA True Team title at its home pool, Northdale Middle School, Oct. 13.