9 St. Cloud area swimmers, 4 relay teams qualify for state swimming finals

9 St. Cloud area swimmers, 4 relay teams qualify for state swimming finals

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9 St. Cloud area swimmers, 4 relay teams qualify for state swimming finals

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Area swimmers qualified four relay teams and nine individuals for Wednesday’s Class A state finals during Tuesday’s preliminaries at the U of M Aquatic Center.

Sartell’s 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay teams all qualified for the finals, which begin at noon Wednesday. Marena Kouba, Lindsey Martens, Anna Ellis and Gabby Hagen all are members of two of those teams.

Ellis also qualified in the 100 backstroke, while Thompson qualified in the 100 freestyle and Kouba in the 100 backstroke.

Foley’s Kasey Milstroh qualified in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. Sauk Centre’s Tiana Molitor qualified in the 100 freestyle, and anchored the Mainstreeters’ qualifying 200 freestyle relay team.

Melrose’s Sydney Rasmussen and Johanne Kolbak both qualified in the 100 breaststroke.

Area finals qualifiers

200 medley relay — 3. Sartell (Marena Kouba, Lindsey Martens, Anna Ellis, Jennifer Thompson) 1:49.19.

50 freestyle — 7. Kasey Milstroh, Foley, 24.45.

100 freestyle — 3. Milstroh, Foley, 52.54; 7. Thompson, Sartell, 53.39; 8. Tiana Molitor, Sauk Centre, 53.80.

200 freestyle relay — 4. Sartell (Thompson, Martens, Paige Pawlenty, Gabby Hagen) 1:39.39; 7. Sauk Centre (Hanna Waldhart, Julie Bushard, Alyssa Kohorst, Molitor) 1:40.51.

100 backstroke — 3. Ellis, Sartell, 58.28; 5. Molitor, Sauk Centre, 1:00.10; 7. Kouba, Sartell, 1:00.31.

100 breaststroke — 7. Sydney Rasmussen, Melrose, 1:06.47; 8. Johanne Kolbak, Melrose, 1:07.88.

400 freestyle relay — 3. Sartell (Pawlenty, Ellis, Kouba, Hagen) 53.53.

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