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Ben Kading (from left), Connor Smythe, Kurt Fritze (alternate), Jake Waggoner and Zach Eystad qualified for the state Class A boys swimming meet in five events.

Confident Panthers coasted to state meet

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Park Rapids' Jake Waggoner, Zach Eystad, Connor Smythe and Ben Kading entered last Saturday's finals of the Section 5A boys swimming meet at Bemidji confident of securing trips to the state Class A meet.


All four were in perfect position to earn state berths after solid performances during last Friday's preliminaries.

All four delivered in the finals by breaking three school records and qualifying for state in five events.

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