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Girls' swimming: East Ridge qualifies for True Team state

The East Ridge girls' swimming and diving team will make a third straight appearance at the Class 2A True Team state meet this week.

East Ridge trailed Rosemount by as much as 50 points before making a comeback to win the Class 2A, Section 3 True Team section meet.

Grace Rauker led East Ridge by taking second in the 500 freestyle (5:21.92) and third in the 200 freestyle (2:00.37). Other top finishers included fourth-place finishes for Robbie Witikko in the 50 freestyle (26.23) and 100 freestyle (58.24), Paige Smoley who took third in the 100-yard backstroke (2:00.37) and Chloe Wangensteen who finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.45).

The 400 freestyle relay team of Witikko, Callie Kunz, Smoley and Rauker finished second in 3:51.16.

Woodbury finished fifth in Section 3AA. The Royals' Gabby Vitela finished fifth in two events: the 200-yard individual medley (2:18.37) and the 500 freestyle (5:30.09).

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