Swimming: ERZ swimmers in two events at ‘state’ starting Tuesday

ERZ state qualifiers are (from left) Hannah Johnson, Taylor Odegard, Marin Hayes, Samantha Hendricks and Jessica Young. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

ERZ state qualifiers are (from left) Hannah Johnson, Taylor Odegard, Marin Hayes, Samantha Hendricks and Jessica Young. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

 

Jessica Young and a relay team will represent the Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimming program at the state meet starting Tuesday. Young, a Rogers junior, won the 500 freestyle at Section 8AA on Nov. 9 at St. Cloud Tech.Young swam a season-best 5:19.21 in the 500 to win comfortably. Her lifetime best is 5:14 last year at state. Elk River’s lone qualifier is the 200 freestyle relay of Samantha Hendricks, Hannah Johnson, Marin Hayes and Taylor Odegard, which placed second. The Elks posted a 1:40.20 to edge Maple Grove for the second qualifying slot behind St. Michael-Albertville. The state swim prelims will be held Tuesday, 6 p.m., and finals Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the University of Minnesota.

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