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STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING: Weisz, Beachy highlight 50 free


Friday’s 50-yard freestyle will be a quick burst of excitement for area swimming enthusiasts.

The Class 1A state prelim features two of the area’s fastest swimmers as Little Falls’ Whitney Weisz holds the No. 1 seed time of 23.20 and Staples-Motley’s Jaelin Beachy sits at 25.56.

Weisz’s time was a Section 6-1A meet and Flyers’ school record. The senior also won and will compete in the 100 freestyle with a section and school record and the state’s No. 1 seed time of 51.05.

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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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