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Freshman Hannah Eklund swims in the 100 breaststroke during the Section 6A finals on Saturday afternoon. Eklund helped the Cardinals to a fourth-place finish and earned a spot at state in the event by finishing in 1:09.40 to qualify under the time standard of 1:10.11. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)

Eklund swims to Class A state

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Freshman Hannah Eklund has been swimming at the varsity level for Alexandria since 7th grade, and it seemed only like a matter of time before she earned her first state tournament appearance.


Eklund doesn’t have to wait any longer after making that a reality on Saturday afternoon. She was one of five girls who met the time standard in the 100 breaststroke to qualify for the state meet that runs November 18-20 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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