A Topper tunnel for our tankers! In only its second year as a varsity program, Marshall is sending its first swim relay to state!
The 400 freestyle quartet of Brent Larson, Charles Kamper, Evan Ruikka, and David Kamper dropped more than six seconds from their preliminary seed time to finish 3rd in the finals with a time of 3:32.81, beating out Mesabi East by 0.64 seconds.
The Kamper brothers are also moving on to state in two individual events; the 200 freestyle where David finished second and Charles third, and the 500 freestyle where Charles was third again and David finished first with set a new section record time.
Rounding out podium finishes in individual events was Ruikka, taking 8th in the 200 Individual Medley and 7th in the 100 Backstroke during the section swim meet at Grand Rapids Saturday.
The Toppers now swim at the U of M Aquatic Center at the state meet March 5-7.
Thanks to Jim Jarocki and Kurt Kamper for the photos!