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Ophaug Wins Two at Minnesota A Girls High School State Champs -- November 28, 2000

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 22. NORTHFIELD High School senior Kristin Ophaug was the only swimmer to win two individual events at the Minnesota A Girls High School State Championships, held November 22, at the aUniversity of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Ophaug won the 200 yard IM in 2:10.70, then came back to take the 100 back in 59.09, just missing the Class A state record of 59.03.

No overall state records were set this year, but two Class A marks bit the dust. Dena Quick, a senior at Proctor/Hermantown, blazed the 50 free in 23.85, destroying the old Class A record of 24.19 set in 1997 by Katie Jensen.

Katie Wind, a junior at Trinity, cruised the 500 free in 5:05.02, taking down the Class A standard of 5:07.22 set by Jessica Carlson in 1997.

Minnesota allows junior high school students to compete in high school competition, and one of them--eighth-grader Elizabeth Kiczula of Red Wing--emerged a winner in Minneapolis. Kiczula took the 100 fly in 58.75.

In the team race, Red Wing edged Rosemount for the state title, 224.5 points to 218. NOrthfield was third with 172.

Other individual winners included:
Nora Ames, junior, Rosemount, 200 free, 1:56.16; Sarah Perrott, junior, Northfield, 100 free, 53.24;
Eva Miller, senior, Sartell, 100 breast, 1:08.76.