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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Senior Andre Barajas swims the 500 yard freestyle March 5. Barajas made it to the podium, placing 8th in the state.

Boys swimming finishes season at State

Lilia Gonzalez and Najma Hussein March 8, 2022

The Boys swim team made it to Class AA Finals which took place March 4 and 5 at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. It was a success for the team, with two out of three swimmers competing in the championships. According...

Boys swimming places second in section finals

Lilia Gonzalez March 3, 2022

Park achieved its goal of getting second place at section finals Feb. 26 despite high competition and no diving points, according to senior captain Andre Barajas. “(It’s) already a pretty hard...

Benen Cotter swims the 100-Butterfly during senior night. The meet was their last home meet before sections.

Senior swimmers recognized at senior night

After a hard-fought senior night win for Park Feb. 8, senior Hiro McKee said he was thrilled with how the meet went and is looking forward to sections. “The meet went great. Everyone had high...

Senior captain Hiro Mckee swims the 100-yard butterfly Feb. 3. Parks next meet is 6:00 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. Louis Park High School.

Boys’ swimming prevails in close matchup

Aidan Shafton, Lilia Gonzalez, and Zoe Ziessman February 8, 2022

After a close win over Jefferson, senior Andre Barajas said he was positive Park would get the win despite being evenly matched with Jefferson. “I felt pretty confident that we would win,” Barajas...

Senior Benen Cotter swims the 100-yard breaststroke Jan. 27. Parks next meet is 6:00 p.m. Feb. 3 at St. Louis Park High School.

Boys Swimming beats local rival

Lilia Gonzalez February 2, 2022

Coming into the meet against crosstown foe Benilde St. Margaret's, senior captain Hiro Mckee, said the team had very high expectations for its meet, as it usually ends up beating Benilde. “We were...

Sophomore Daniel Cameron swims the 100-yard butterfly Jan. 6. Park’s next meet is 10:45 a.m. Jan. 8 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Boys swimming overcomes setbacks in win

Lilia Gonzalez January 9, 2022

After Park pulled through with a win against Orono, junior Miles Rost said he was proud of the team pushing through the adversity they faced going into the meet.  “I feel good. We were down 13 points...

Senior Tenzin Gyaltso swims the 100-yard butterfly Dec. 9. Park’s next meet is 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at St. Louis Park High School.

Boys’ swimming starts season off strong

Lilia Gonzalez December 11, 2021

After celebrating the team's first win of the season against Hopkins Dec. 9, junior Miles Nordling said the team performed well despite it being the first swim meet for many of his teammates.  “It...

Senior captain Andre Barajas practices the freestyle stroke Dec. 2. Parks first meet is 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Hopkins North Junior High School.

Boys swimming dives into the season

Lilia Gonzalez December 7, 2021

As the boys’ swim team gets ready for the season, assistant coach Joe Yaeger said the swimmers have already established a strong community within the team.  “They're definitely what I would consider...

Junior Andre Barajas stands on his block waiting for his race to begin Feb. 18. Barajas and four others qualified for the Minnesota State swim meet.

Boys’ swimming ends season at State

Kate Schneider March 23, 2021

Boys’ swimming qualified for State in seven events, sending five swimmers to the meet, the most sent in team history. Senior captain Hayden Zheng said the State meet is his favorite of the season...

Senior captain Hayden Zheng practices his butterfly stroke March 10. Boys’ swimming placed third at its Sections meet March 13.

Boys’ swimming competes at sections

Kate Schneider March 16, 2021

After winning its conference earlier this season, boys’ swimming went on to place third in Sections March 13 and sent multiple swimmers to State. Senior captain Ben St. Clair said his favorite part...

Senior boys’ swimmers pose together after their meet Feb. 25. Park beat Hopkins at the senior night meet.

Boys’ swimming beats Hopkins

Kate Schneider March 2, 2021

At his final meet in the Park pool, senior Luca Giovannelli said he was happy to see the team swimming its best through the end of the final event. “(The meet) went really well, it was really competitive...

Senior captain Connor Coleman practices his flutter kick during practice Jan. 22. The boys’ swimming team beat Wayzata in its Feb. 23 meet.

Boys’ swimming beats Wayzata

Kate Schneider February 28, 2021

The result of the boys’ swim meet against Wayzata came down to the final event and according to sophomore Miles Nordling, amid the cheers and energy in the pool, Park’s relay team beat Wayzata to win...

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