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Eden Prairie dominates in 'U' swim meet

01/08/2013, 4:40pm CST
By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune

Eden Prairie reaffirmed its status as the state's top boys' swimming team with a dominant team performance in Saturday's Maroon and Gold Invitational at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

The defending Class 2A state champions turned the Gold Division -- the elite bracket in the four-division meet -- into a team showcase. The Eagles scored 708 points, nearly double that of runner-up Minnetonka, which scored 391.

The Eagles swept all three relays and won three individual events. Aaron Greenberg won the 50 freestyle and dominated the 100 breaststroke and Bryce Boston cruised in the 100 butterfly.

They placed at least one swimmer in the top six in every swimming event (Jordan Greenberg finished eighth in diving) with two second-place and four third-place finishes.

At full strength

It might come as a bit of a shock, but there is less than one month remaining in the girls' hockey regular season.

With the conclusion of the World Under-18 Championships, in which the Team U.S.A. women took the silver medal -- losing to Canada 2-1 in overtime in Sunday in Helsinki, Finland -- some of the west metro's top teams will get back at full strength as their stars rejoin their high school teams.

Two-time defending Class 2A champion Minnetonka gets Sydney Baldwin and Sidney Morin back on defense.

Forwards returning to other teams include Dani Cameranesi of Blake, Kelly Pannek of Benilde-St. Margaret's, Maliya Rodgers of Hopkins and Kate Schipper of Breck.

Milestones

Boys' basketball: Zach Robertson of Wayzata and Riley Dearring of Minnetonka both surpassed 1,000 career points Friday.

Girls' basketball: Cooper's Talayiah Rich became the first player in school history to score 1,000 career points and grab 1,000 career rebounds. ... Minneapolis Washburn junior Chase Coley topped 1,000 career points in the Millers' 58-41 loss to Champlin Park.

Wrestling: Waconia junior 132-pounder Jacob Steinbauer earned his 100th career victory Thursday at the Glencoe-Silver Lake Triangular.

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