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Wildcat Alex Haskins dives off the block to swim the anchor leg of the 200 yard freestyle relay at the Maroon and Gold Invitational Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Haskins, Nick Fugate, Ethan Larsen and Collin Nielsen teamed up for a tenth place finish out of 30 teams in the event. (Submitted photo)

Swimmers shine at U of M meet

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The Wildcat boys’ swim team held its own Saturday at the prestigious Maroon and Gold Invitational at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.


Fifty-three high school teams competed in four divisions at one of the biggest meets in the Midwest. River Falls’ swimmers turned in a number of personal and season best times to finish tenth in the Tiger Division.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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