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Montevideo's Spaeth takes third in backstroke at state

Jack Spaeth, right, and Joe Kitzman of Fergus Falls following the 100 backstroke

MINNEAPOLIS - Montevideo Thunder Hawks junior Jack Spaeth took third-place in the 100 backstroke on Saturday during the Class A championships at the U of M Aquatics Center.

Spaeth, who was seeded third after the prelims, lowered his own school record to 52.71. He’d broken the Montevideo school record at sections held since 1995 by J.T. Moon. Spaeth also had a career-best in the individual medley earlier while winning the consolation heat.

Montevideo senior Tyler Gort placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke.

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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