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  • Congratulations to Wayzata High School Swimming and Diving

    by Representative Erik Paulsen

    Posted on 2015-01-06

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    PAULSEN of minnesota in the house of representatives Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Mr. PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to commend the Wayzata High School Girls' Swimming and Diving Team for winning the Minnesota State Championship.

    The title was clinched at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center with a well-rounded team effort that saw eight top-four finishes by the Elizabeth Hansen-coached Trojans.

    Madison Priess led the way with an individual State Championship in the 200-yard Individual Medley. Wayzata also won the title in the 200 medley relay thanks to strong swims from Carly Quast, Alexis Schaaf, Colleen Donlin, and Madison--coming just short of setting a state record.

    The title was Wayzata's second in a row and was due to the hard work these athletes put in everyday. Swimming takes a tremendous effort and practice in order to reach the goals that the Trojans accomplished this season. In addition to the hard work in the pool, these student- athletes have to balance their studies, family responsibilities, and social commitments as well. The Wayzata team took all that was asked of them in stride to reach the top of their sport. Family, friends, and fans should all be proud of their effort.

    [[Page E19]] It is my pleasure to honor and congratulate the Wayzata Girls' Swimming and Diving team on bringing home another state title!

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