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Prep report: Zelen swims to pair of top-five finishes

Duluth East closed the prep swimming season Saturday with three top-five performances at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.

Junior Ryan Zelen placed third in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 20.71, a quarter-second behind winner Andrew Trepanier of Lakeville North.

Zelen was fifth in the 100 freestyle, turning in a time of 45.80, to again finish behind Trepanier.

Meanwhile, East senior Miles Rohrbaugh totaled 426.75 points to place fourth in the 1-meter diving competition.

Minnetonka claimed the team title with 217.5 points.


Esko 50, Aitkin 45

The Eskomos' defense clamped down on the Gobblers in sneaking out a victory in a Section 7AA quarterfinal Saturday night at Duluth Denfeld High School.

Esko (19-9) moves on to play Mesabi East (22-6) in a semifinal Wednesday night at Romano Gym.

Cromwell-Wright 73,

Cook County 50

Teana Hakamaki scored 26 points and Shaily Hakamaki netted 22 in the Cardinals' Section 7A quarterfinal win Saturday night at Romano Gym.

Cromwell-Wright (19-7) faces Bigfork in a section semifinal Tuesday night at Romano Gym.