Boys Varsity Swimming · Boys Swim and Dive: Crimson earn eight All-Conference awards


Maple Grove boys swimming earned eight All-Northwest Suburban Conference selections this season.

Senior captains Kelby Modene, Ben Caron and Bjorn Plante, juniors Daniel Baltes, Jalen Liew and Zach Hopp, sophomore TJ Palli and freshman Gerrit Riekels all earned honors.

The Crimson had a successful 2019-20 season with the first 8AA section team title in eight years and a seventh-place finish at the Class 2A state meet out of 43 teams. Maple Grove was also undefeated in conference meets en route to a conference championship.

Maple Grove earned five individual medals and medals for the 200 medley relay at state.

Modene earned All-American Consideration in the 100-yard breaststroke with his fifth-place finish in 56.18 seconds, and he also added a fifth place in the 200 IM.

Baltes took fifth in the 50 freestyle and tied for fifth in the 100 freestyle, and Hopp was seventh in the 100 breaststroke….

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