seconds placed Grimstad 11th in the 100 back.
Graduating at the end of the year were Christian Johnson, Lars Marquardt, Andrew Mellick, Sawyer Vanden Brink, Thomas Hendrickson, Nathaniel Cowie and Wesly Smith.
There will be no starting from scratch as 11 letter winners dive into the season with plenty of depth and strength spread among the leaders.
Leading the squad will be two-year state qualifier Gus Grimstad. Providing more state experience will be Jackson Penny, Andrew Heine and Bradyn Hook.
Others aready to set the pace are Isaac Dixon, Bradyon Saltou, David Olson, AJ Morrow, Ryan
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Lubahn, Drew Chamberlain, Cole Huebner and Caleb Huebner. Among the hopefuls on the squad are Max Maitland, Quinn Bauman, James Vander Velden, John Starrett and Gareth Sweet.
Coach Storlie’s main concern for the season lies in the possibility of winter weather limiting training opportunities for the team.
Decorah hosts just one home meet this season.
The Vikes will welcome Mason City and Vinton-Shellsburg Friday, Dec. 20, at 6 p. m. at the Luther Natatorium.
The district meet is Saturday, Feb. 8, with the state meet Saturday, Feb. 15, at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Iowa City.