Boys swimming and diving: Gibb, Shanley advance to state finals

Stillwater senior Liam Gibb performs a dive during Thursday’s state prelims at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Stillwater senior Liam Gibb performs a dive during Thursday’s state prelims at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

MINNEAPOLIS — Two of Stillwater’s three divers competing at state qualified for the finals following the prelims and semifinals on Thursday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Competing in his fifth state meet, senior Liam Gibb ranks sixth with a score of 165.20 and three dives remaining. Sophomore Anthony Shanley also qualified for the finals in 13th place with a score of 222.30.

Stillwater’s Colin Eason, a sophomore who won the Section 4AA title, narrowly missed out on the finals after finishing 17th with a score of 207.90 — just one point behind No. 16 Andy Pfau (208.90) of Bloomington Jefferson.

Swimming prelims take place tonight with swimming and diving finals slated for Saturday.

 

Diving

Semifinals

1. Daniel Monaghan (Rosemount) 295.60; 2. Eric Mitchell (Wayzata) 266.00; 3. Keith Krawza (Eagan) 264.05; 4. Toby Heller (Eagan) 262.95; 5. Lee Bares (Lakeville South) 251.10; 6. Liam Gibb (Stillwater) 245.90; 7. Andrew Bronshteyn (Elk River) 242.20; 8. Caleb Zarns (Wayzata) 239.35; 9. Jordan Greenberg (Eden Prairie) 231.85; 10. Evan Johnson (Moorhead) 228.75; 11. Patrick Quarberg (Minnetonka) 224.55; 12. Evan Carufel (Farmington) 224.45; 13. Anthony Shanley (Stillwater) 222.30; 14. Parker Brown (Cambridge-Isanti) 217.85; 15. Zach Dantzman (Owatonna) 214.25; 16. Andy Pfau (Bloomington Jefferson) 208.90; 17. Colin Eason (Stillwater) 207.90; 18. Harrison Baden (White Bear Lake) 206.10; 19. Levi Arneberg (Roseville) 201.20; 20. Hunter Brings (Buffalo) 198.80.

Preliminaries

Top 5, Stillwater results

1. Daniel Monaghan (Rosemount) 188.50; 2. Keith Krawza (Eagan) 177.80; 3. Eric Mitchell (Wayzata) 172.65; 4. Lee Bares (Lakeville South) 172.45; 5. Caleb Zarns (Wayzata) 168.60; 7. Liam Gibb (Stillwater) 165.20; 10. Anthony Shanley (Stillwater) 155.45; 18. Colin Eason (Stillwater) 136.95.

 

Contact Stuart Groskreutz at stuart.groskreutz@ecm-inc.com

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