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Tipler places 24th at state diving meet

Hastings eighth-grader Vova Tipler placed 24th at the state diving meet on Thursday night at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

The preliminary rounds of the competition were held Thursday night. The finals are set for Saturday. Tipler didn't qualify for the final round, but the Hastings coaches were just thrilled to get him to the big meet. He was the first Hastings diver to compete at the state meet since 1976. 

The swimming prelims are Friday and the finals are Saturday.