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Prep swimming: Spuds place eighth at Class AA state championships

Four Moorhead athletes competed in six events at the state meet finals on Friday and the Spuds recorded their first-ever top 10 finish.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Moorhead placed eighth at the Minnesota State Swimming and Diving Class AA championships on Friday at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

The Spuds finished with 96 points to earn the program's first-ever top 10 finish. The Spuds were 12-1 in duals, with the lone loss coming against state Class AA champion Edina.

On Friday, they placed ahead of Brainerd (16th with 45 points) and Sartell (10th with 81.5), the two teams that place ahead of the Spuds at last week's Section 8AA championships.

Edina won the championship with 260 points. Minnetonka was second at 254, Wayzata was third with 219.5, Stillwater was fourth with 177.5 and Shakopee was fifth with 136.

The Spuds 200-yard medley relay team of Ava Rodgers, Abbie Ishaug, Alayna Janke and Arianna Hoff placed fifth in 1 minute, 48.18 seconds. Minnetonka won in 1:43.75.

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Hoff placed eighth in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.71. Sydney Dettmann of Stillwater placed first in 1:51.16.

Janke placed seventh in the 100 butterfly in 57.12. Wayzata's Claire Reinke won in 53.62.

Hoff placed ninth in the 100 freestyle in 52.75. Minnetonka's Paige Dillon took the win in 50.86.

Ishaug placed 11th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.11, with Andover's Cate Pawlaski winning in 1:02.78.

The Spuds' 400 freestyle relay team of Hoff, Janke, Rodgers and Ishaug placed seventh in 3:32.92. Minnetonka won in 3:28.28.

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