Park boys swimming & diving: Gelbmann finishes 30th at state meet
Park junior diver Tyler Gelbmann fell short of a trip to the final round in his first appearance in the Class 2A state swimming and diving meet, which began Thursday, March 4 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
Gelbmann, the lone representative from the Wolfpack boys swimming and diving team in the state meet, scored a 110.30 in the preliminary round, but didn't qualify for the semifinals -- which were reserved for the top 20 divers. Gelbmann's score put him in 30th place out of 32 divers at state.
Minnetonka senior Andres Hansen finished as the leader after the semifinals with a two-round total of 305.55, which included a prelims-high score of 196.20. Hansen finished fifth in last year's competition.
Gelbmann earned his first trip to state's highest stage after finishing in fourth place overall with a score of 254.75 at the Section 4AA meet, held Thursday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, Feb. 27 at Stillwater Junior High School. Woodbury senior Andy Dixon won the event at sections with a score of 337.10. However, Dixon also didn't reach the semifinals, scoring a 132.95 in the prelims, finishing in 22nd place at state.
The Class 2A swim meet concludes with the championship finals of all events beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 6.