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Swimmers fare well at state meet

The Hastings boys swimming team was well represented at the finals for the state meet Saturday at the University of Minnesota.

The Raiders had qualified athletes in five swims for the state meet, and four advanced to finals.

The 200 medley relay team finished ninth with a time of 1 minute, 40.45 seconds.

On the team were Brandon Underwood, Colby Smith, Hayden Schmitt and Thomas Everson.

In the 200 individual medley, Smith placed sixth with a time of 1:59.54.

Everson was 14th in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:20.23.

Smith placed ninth in the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.45.

All four state-meet swimmers are freshmen.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings 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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