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Colby Smith swims the 100 butterfly at the state meet prelims on Friday night at the University of Minnesota. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)

Raiders place fourth at state swim meet

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At the end of the state swimming meet on Saturday night, Hastings swimmers and coaches couldn't believe what they were seeing - Hastings had finished fourth place at the year's biggest meet, the best finish in school history.


"It was incredible," coach Gerry Rupp said. "It was surreal to be that high the entire meet. Halfway through the meet, we were sitting third. Just to have that kind of performance ... . That's the best Hastings has ever done."

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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