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Swim places eighth at Columbia Invitational

Four swimmers and two divers have qualified for State championships.

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Darby Pederson stands behind the block Jan. 23 at a swim meet against Blue Spings High School. photo by Libby Hutchinson

Darby Pederson stands behind the block Jan. 23 at a swim meet against Blue Spings High School. photo by Libby Hutchinson

Darby Pederson stands behind the block Jan. 23 at a swim meet against Blue Spings High School. photo by Libby Hutchinson

by Victoria Cahoon, Staff Writer

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Swimmers Maddie Adam, Libby Hutchinson, Darby Pedersen and Molly Winkler all qualified for state in 200-meter and 400-meter freestyle relays Jan. 16. Hutchinson also qualified in the 100-meter freestyle. Overall at the Columbia Invitational, the team finished in eighth place out of 21 teams with a score of 146.

The team placed sixth in the 200-meter freestyle relay, tenth in the 200-meter medley relay and eighth in the 400-meter freestyle relay.

At this meet, freshman Savannah James and senior Sophia Prochnow placed 14th and 15th, respectively, in dive. The divers that have now qualified for State are Prochnow and freshman Caroline Armstrong, though this number may grow in the coming weeks.

The next meet is the Springfield Friday Night Flights Jan. 29th.

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