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Girls swimming and diving: Cardinals' Brogren advances to Saturday in the 100 breaststroke

Willmar senior places 12th and will swim in the state Class A consolation final in Minneapolis.

Girls Swiming and Diving

MINNEAPOLIS — Willmar senior Ava Brogren will compete in the consolation finals of the 100-yard breaststroke after taking 12th place in prelims Friday afternoon.

It was Day 2 of the Minnesota State High School League Girls Class A Swimming and Diving Championships at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the University of Minnesota campus.

Brogren hit the board at 1 minute, 8.31 seconds, beating her seed time by a half-second.

The Cardinals’ 200 freestyle relay quartet of Brogren, sophomore Aubrey Schueler, senior Ana Hernandez and sophomore Shelby Reed missed the consolation finals by .15 seconds. They finished 17th at 1:42.70 while Waconia advanced at 1:42.55.

In the 200 individual medley, Brogren missed out on a spot in the consolation finals after finishing in 19th place at 2:15.85. Benilde-St. Margaret’s Sydney Holinka got the final spot in the consolation finals with a 16th-place time of 2:15.31.


The Class A state championship meet will get underway at noon Saturday back at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. The consolation race will begin each event, followed by the championship race.

Class A state championship

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY (PRELIMS) – (1) Hailey Farrell, Hutchinson, 2:04.47 … (2) Anna Farley, Visitation, 2:04.65 … (3) Olivia Leonard, Mankato West, 2:09.48 … (4) Ava Allingham, Breck, 2:09.98 … (5) Katie Miller, Visitation, 2:10.18 … (19) Ava Brogren, Willmar, 2:15.85
200 FREESTYLE RELAY (PRELIMS) – (1) Delano 1:36.59 … (2) Hutchinson 1:37.80 … (3) Visitation, 1:39.08 … (4) Blake 1:39.13 … (5) Orono 1:39.66 … (17) Willmar (Brogren, Aubrey Schueler, Ana Hernandez, Shelby Reed) 1:42.70
100 BREASTSTROKE (PRELIMS) – (1) Hallie Drossel, Melrose, 1:05.38 … (2) Kate Johnston, Mound-Westonka/Holy Family, 1:05.62 … (3) Madilyn Gehrke, Hutchinson, 1:05.64 … (4) Jisella Haskamp, Alexandria, 1:06.07 … (5) Ava Allingham, Breck, 1:06.39 … (12) Brogren, Willmar, 1:08.31
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