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Members of the 200 medley relay team from Hastings receive their medals during a ceremony Saturday night at the University of Minnesota. Pictured from left to right are Leah Wallace, Brina Kari, Kate Reilly and Alyssa Spitzack.

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For those who follow high school swimming closely, there are relatively few surprises each season. It seems like certain teams are always good. The results for most meets are rather predictable, given the times that each team turns in.


Spreadsheets are everywhere with everyone's best times.

So, to hear a coach be amazed at a result is rare, to say the least.

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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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