Grant Wolner took fourth in the 100 breaststroke and achieved a Junior National Cut with a time of 1:05.70.
Grant Wolner notches Junior National Swimming Cut
The Winona Swim Club recently attended the Minnesota Long Course State Meet at the University of Minnesota. Five Winona athletes attended: Griffin and Grant Wolner, Jack Herczeg, Alex Jorgenson, and Tara Ziegeweid. As a team, Winona took 11th out of 31 scoring teams and won the Class A Division for the first time in team history! There are three divisions in Minnesota Club Swimming: AAA (top 10 teams), AA (teams ranked 11th-20th in the state), and then A, which is all other teams. Classes are determined based on previous state placing, but are also a good indicator of team sizes, as well. All of the teams that finished higher than Winona are in Class AAA and are anywhere from four- to 10-times larger.
Along with an incredible team finish, the Winhawks had many great individual accolades:
Griffin placed eighth in the 100 free, fourth in the 200 free, 30th in the 100 butterfly, 35th in the 50 free, and fourth in the 200 butterfly.
Herczeg placed third in the 100 free, seventh in the 200 free, and fifth in the 50 free.
Jorgenson placed 28th in the 100 free and 42nd in the 50 free.
Ziegeweid placed 34th in the mile swim.
Grant took fourth in the 100 breaststroke and achieved a Junior National Cut with a time of 1:05.70. Achieving a Junior National Cut puts Grant in roughly the top two percent of athletes nationwide for this event! His next step will hopefully be an Olympic Trials Cut, which is just under two seconds away. He also took fifth in the 200 individual medley, 20th in the 200 breaststroke, 12th in the 100 butterfly, and 21st in the 50 freestyle.
Grant, Griffin, Jorgenson and Herczeg took 13th in the 200 medley relay, fifth in the 200 free relay and third in the 400 free relay!