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Brainerd’s Alex Erickson won the 100-yard butterfly Thursday against the Fergus

SWIMMING AND DIVING: Erickson, Warriors fly past Otters


Alex Erickson is hoping to become the fastest butterfly Brainerd has ever seen.

The senior was the fastest Thursday night as she won the 100-yard butterfly by more than 10 seconds in helping the Warriors to a 106-66 Central Lakes Conference victory over the Fergus Falls Otters.

Erickson’s time of 1:04.35 is three seconds off the school record, but she’s hoping to flirt with that mark later this season.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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