Eight Delano swimmers honored at All-State banquet

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

MINNEAPOLIS — Eight Delano swimmers attended the 2017-18 Minnesota All-State Swimming and Diving Banquet May 4 at the Minneapolis Marriott NW. The Tigers and other swimmers and divers from around the state were honored for finishing in the top eight at state in their respective classes.

Senior John Kenison was the lone Delano boy at the banquet.

The eight Delano swimmers who were honored May 4 at the 2017-18 Minnesota All-Star Swimming and Diving Banquet are (front row, from left) Laila Rosenow, Kylie Strobl, Emma Kern and Emily Bobick; and back row: John Kenison, Morgan Frank, Lauren York and Jordyn Wentzel. Wentzel was named the Class A Girls Athlete of the Year. Delano girls coach Karen Shallbetter was nominated for coach of the year. Photo Submitted

The eight Delano swimmers who were honored May 4 at the 2017-18 Minnesota All-Star Swimming and Diving Banquet are (front row, from left) Laila Rosenow, Kylie Strobl, Emma Kern and Emily Bobick; and back row: John Kenison, Morgan Frank, Lauren York and Jordyn Wentzel. Wentzel was named the Class A Girls Athlete of the Year. Delano girls coach Karen Shallbetter was nominated for coach of the year.
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The seven lady Tigers were seniors Jordyn Wentzel and Lauren York, juniors Emily Bobick and Morgan Frank, freshmen Laila Rosenow and Kylie Strobl, and seventh grader Emma Kern.

Wentzel was named the Class A Girls Athlete of the Year. This past November, she won state championships in both the 500-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke, and finished her final state meet with four medals.

Frank also claimed four medals. On her own, she was fifth in the 500 and eighth in the 200 freestyle.

The Delano girls captured state medals in all three relays.

Kern, Wentzel, Rosenow and York finished second at state in the 200-yard medley relay. Kern, York, Frank and Wentzel finished second in the 200 freestyle relay. And Frank, York, Rosenow and Strobl finished fourth in the 400 freestyle relay.

Kern was a three-time medalist. On her own, she placed eighth in the 50 freestyle.

Delano girls coach Karen Shallbetter was nominated for coach of the year.

In March at the boys state meet, Kenison placed seventh in the 500 freestyle.

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