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Willmar's Michael McLain is on his way to placing first in the 200 freestyle on Thursday during the season opener with Sauk Rapids in Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Swimming: Willmar wins season opener


WILLMAR -- Robert Brau, A.J. Derouin and Michael McLain were among the winners as the Willmar Cardinals opened the season with an impressive showing in their own pool.

The Cardinals piled up 10 victories to soak the Sauk Rapids Storm 104-78 on Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference dual.

Brau won the individual medley in 2:23.44 and had a personal best of 1:05.95 while taking second behind teammate Kyle Rozendaal in the backstroke.

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