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Section meet starts Feb. 25 for swimmers

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Countless hours of time spent swimming back and forth at Hastings Middle School have led to this for the Hastings swim team: the section meet.


The section team title is out of reach for the Raiders, but there's still plenty on the line. Individual trips to the state tournament are up for grabs at the season's biggest meet.

It begins at 3:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Rochester Recreation Center.

Finals begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hastings has two No. 1-seeded swimmers.

Hastings senior Elliot Wilcox has the No. 1 seed in the 100 freestyle and Colby Smith is the No. 1 seed in the 100 butterfly.

Wilcox is the No. 2-seeded swimmer in the 50 freestyle.

Smith is the No. 2-seeded swimmer in the 200 individual medley.

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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