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Swimming: Chanhassen wins first-ever meeting

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Chanhassen won three of the final four events to come from behind for a 96-90 win over Farmington in the first-ever Missota Conference matchup between the two schools' swimming and diving teams Thursday night at Chaska Middle School East.

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The Tigers won four of the meet's first eight events, and took their final lead at 64-62 when Sara Kintner and Sarah O'Reilly finished 1-3 in the 500 freestyle. Chanhassen responded by winning the 200 relay, 100 backstroke and 400 relay to close out the meet.

"It was an intense meet to say the least. It seemed the lead kept switching after every event," Farmington coach Jen Marshall said. "The relays were great races and really fun to watch."

Kaitlyn O'Reilly was part of three victories for the Tigers. She opened the meet by joining Kirsten Kracke, Elizabeth Wolfe and Biff Donner for a winning time of 1:58.42 in the medley relay, then came back to claim individual titles in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly.

Wolfe added a first-place 1:12.47 clocking in the 100 breaststroke.

Ellie Sundet was part of four second-place showings. She swam legs on the runner-up 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays and earned second individually in the 100 and 200 freestyles.

Other second-place individual swims were turned in by Cora Ruzicka in the 100 butterfly and Kracke in the 100 backstroke.

The Tigers compete again tonight in a Missota Conference meet at Shakopee. Events get under way at 6 p.m.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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