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Swimming & Diving: Third-place Tigers send six events to state

Farmington turned in six school-record swims and qualified six events for the upcoming Class 2A State Meet during a third-place finish in the Section 1AA Championships Saturday at the Rochester Rec Center.

Rochester John Marshall defeated runner-up Rochester Mayo 381-374 for the team title. The Tigers were third in the eight-team field with 316 points.

Kaitlyn O'Reilly captured the Tigers' lone section title, winning the 100 backstroke in a section-record time of 57.18 seconds. O'Reilly also qualified for state individually with a second-place swim in the 200 individual medley, and as part of the third-place 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.

Zoe Avestruz added two state-qualifying swims. She will complete at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center for the first time after placing fourth in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle.

The Class 2A State prelims get underway at 6 p.m. Friday night in Minneapolis.