​Eight Lakers Advance to State Finals

​Eight Lakers Advance to State Finals Click to Enlarge

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Two Laker relays and two individuals will compete in the Class A State Girls Swim and Dive finals Saturday. Friday, at the University of Minnesota pool, swimmers hit the water for prelims. Those finishing in the top 16 at Friday’s meet advance to Saturday’s finals. The Lakers 200 Medley Relay (Lucy Steinke, Madi Gerdes, Jen Tracy and Evan Westrum) finished 12th; Jennifer Tracy qualified with 10th place finishes in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Butterfly; and the 400 freestyle relay (Tracy, Faith Hamm, Chelsy Johnson, Kaitlyn Peterson) finished 16th. The swimmers and diver, Jackson Hegg, will begin finals at Noon.

Other Laker Prelim finishes:

Kaitlyn Peterson finished 25th in the 200 freestyle and 24th in the 500 freestyle. Evan Westrum finished 22nd in the 100 Butterfly. Lucy Steinke finished 20th in the 100 Backstroke; Madi Gerdes finished 17th in the 100 Breaststroke. The 200 Freestyle Relay (Steinke, Westrum, Johnson, Peterson) finished 18th.

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