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Madalyn Winger, Kalli Bowser, Hannah Eklund and Beth Burnham qualified their 200 medley relay team for the State Class A meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center this Friday and Saturday, swimming a season best time. The foursome will compete in the preliminaries on Friday, beginning at noon. (Contributed)

Alexandria swimming and diving: Cards send 200 medley relay to state

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After swimming a 1:57.26 to finish third in the preliminary round of the Section 6A swimming and diving meet's 200 medley relay race, Kalli Bowser, Hannah Eklund, Madalyn Winger and Beth Burnham looked like they could fall short of a spot at state.


Sartell, last year's runner-up in this event, and Melrose, another state entry in the 2011 meet, were both ahead of the Cardinals with state qualifying times. But the Redbirds had a little something left in the tank.

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