Boys Varsity Swimming · Valley Qualifies For 11 Events At State Swim Meet


Congratulations to the Valley High School boys’ varsity swimmers who qualified for the 2021 Iowa high school state swimming meet on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Linn-Mar Aquatic Center in Marion.

As a team, Valley placed second at its district meet, which was Saturday, Feb. 6, at Southeast Polk. Here’s how each team performed:

1. Ankeny—481 team points
2. Valley—452
3. Indianola—291
4. Newtown—172
5. Des Moines Lincoln—144
6. Southeast Polk—129
7. Centerville—117
8. Des Moines Hoover—84

View full results from the district meet >

Here are all of the events the Tigers qualified for this Saturday’s state meet:

200 Yard Freestyle

  • Cael Elmore, senior: 1:45.02 at districts, 9th-best time heading into state
  • Jacob Pins, freshman: 1:45.77 at districts, 11th-best time heading into state
  • Parker Johnson, senior: 1:50.30 at districts, 29th-best time heading into state

200 Yard IM

  • Finn Nadel, junior: 1:57.59 at districts, 7th-best time heading into state
  • Allen Li, senior: 2:01.15 at districts, 16th-best time heading into state
  • Hayden Dinkin, sophomore: 2:02.13 at districts, 21st-best time heading into state

50 Yard Freestyle

  • Luke Johnson, senior: 22:15 at districts, 22nd-best time heading into state
  • Zane Shaner, senior: 22.19 at districts, 23rd-best time heading into state

100 Yard Butterfly

  • Cael Elmore, senior: 52.39 at districts, 15th-best time heading into state
  • Hayden Dinkin, sophomore: 52.55 at districts, 16th-best time heading into state
  • Zach Bratz, sophomore: 52.60 at districts, 17th-best time heading into state

100 Yard Freestyle

  • Zane Shaner, senior: 47.99 at districts, 17th-best time heading into state

500 Yard Freestyle

  • Reed Wallace, sophomore: 4:43.07 at districts, 6th-best time heading into state
  • Jacob Pins, freshman: 4:46.07 at districts, 8th-best time heading into state

100 Yard Backstroke

  • Reed Wallace, sophomore: 52.69 at districts, 9th-best time heading into state
    Dylan Nelson, freshman: 55.55 at districts, 28th-best time heading into state

100 Yard Breaststroke

  • Finn Nadel, junior: 58.25 at districts, 4th-best time heading into state
  • Carson Copple, junior: 1:00.40 at districts, 8th-best time heading into state
  • Allen Li, senior: 1:01.39 at districts, 15th-best time heading into state

200 Yard Medley Relay

  • 1:35.93 at districts, 3rd-best time heading into state

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

  • 1:30.05 at districts, 12th-best time heading into state

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

  • 3:11.13 at districts, fifth-best time heading into state

View the full list of state meet qualifiers here. For more information about the state meet, please visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s website.

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