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Pequot Lakes Patriot Vanessa Lane (left) and Staples-Motley Cardinal Jaelin Beachy will compete in the Class 1A State Track and Field Meet at Hamline University today and Saturday. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

Class 1A State Track and Field: Beachy, Lane ready to cap off prep careers

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Jaelin Beachy and Vanessa Lane have a unique rivalry.

It’s a rivalry brought on by proximity and success rather than direct competition.


Beachy, a senior at Staples-Motley, is a five-time state meet swimmer. She’s a four-year basketball letterwinner and a five-time state track and field competitor and two-time 100-meter hurdle champion.

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Jeremy Millsop
My career at the Brainerd Dispatch began May 11, 1999 after graduating from North Dakota State University. My areas of emphasis includes local high school sports, Central Lakes College, the lakes area golf mecca and once a year I dabble in the NHRA when the Lucas Oil Nationals come to Brainerd International Raceway.
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