Prep swimming: Duluth’s Wodny named All-American
The swimmer’s times in the 200 and 500 meter freestyle are among the top 100 for boys nationwide.
DULUTH — Duluth swimmer Grant Wodny, a winner of two Minnesota Class AA swimming events in 2022, recently added All-American honors to his resume.
Wodny won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events at the Class AA state meet as a junior for the Greyhounds in March at the University of Minnesota — the first time a swimmer from a Duluth program to win an individual state title since Ronald Onsgard won the 50 free in 1962.
He won with a time of 1 minute, 38.73 seconds in the 200 and 4:29.19 in the 500. Both times were school records and made him eligible for All-American consideration.
The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association, the governing body for All-American status, provides two ways to earn All-American status. The first is to achieve an automatic qualifying time and the other is to earn a consideration time standard, meaning the swimmer will be named an All-American if their time falls in the top 100 achievement times nationwide at the conclusion of the high school swim season.
Wodny’s 500 time was ranked 52nd in the nation and he was 61st in the 200.
Wodny will return for his senior season this winter and plans to swim for the University of Minnesota after graduating next spring.