The Austin Packers boys swimming and diving team was on the road at Mankato East High School Saturday for the Cougar Relays, and it was the Packers taking 7th place with a total of 122 team points. Lakeville South edged out rival Lakeville North for first place 163-161, followed by Rochester Century in third with 159 points, Northfield was fourth with 147 team points, followed by host Mankato East/Loyola in fifth with 135 points, Rochester Mayo took sixth with 124 points, followed by Austin and then Mankato West in eighth with 118 points. Owatonna took ninth and Faribault tenth to round out the standings.
High finishers for Austin on Saturday included the 3 x 100 individual medley team of Winston Walkup, Joey Hillkin and Lucas Meyers, who took fourth with a time of 3:03.11, and the 3 x 100 butterfly relay team of Hillkin, Brent Dahl and Meyers also took fourth with a time of 3:07.41.
The Packers are back in action in Mankato Tuesday as they take on the West Scarlets in a Big 9 Conference dual, with the action scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.