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Mandy Schirmers (from left), Katherine Erickson, Ellen Hoffman, Lauren Rossman (alternate), Emily Creager and Allycia Zinke tied a school record by qualifying for the state swimming and diving meet in 10 events.

Panthers qualified for state in style

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After competing at last year's state Class A girls swimming meet, senior Mandy Schirmers, senior Allycia Zinke, junior Emily Creager and junior Katherine Erickson were confident they would return to represent Park Rapids at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.


Sophomore Ellen Hoffman wasn't as sure about her chances of qualifying for the state meet.

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