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November 19, 2013

Mankato West, St. Peter begin state swim competition today

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“Having that decision behind me frees me up a little bit,” she said. “I can just go out and swim my best and not have to worry about how it might affect me later on.”

Chantal Nack is the defending state champion in the 200-freestyle (1:51.64) and the defending state runner-up in the 500-free (5:02.31). She has qualified for state again in both events as well as with two relay teams.

“Even though I won the 500 last year I think my best chance at state is in the 200,” Chantal said. “I only have to cut a couple of seconds off my seed time to get back to where I was last year in the 200.”

Both Nacks are aware that the state meet will be the last time they swim together in high school but they’re trying not to dwell on it.

“I’ve made a point to put it in the back of my mind because it’s too sad to think about,” Danielle said. “We’ve been swimming together a long time.”

West has a chance to do well in both of it’s relays. The two Nacks, Bacon and ninth-grader Rachel Phinney are only a second behind of where the 200-free relay team was last year when it finished second in the state (1:37.48). With Danielle and Chantal both fully tapered, they should be able to make up that time and more.

In the 400-free relay, which West won last year in 3:32.63, the foursome of the Nacks, Bacon and sophomore Rachel Thate are seeded second. The quartet is about two seconds off Visitation’s top seed time of 3:32.97.

Thate has also qualified as an individual in the 200-freestyle (2:00.16 seed time) and freshman Anna Egli will compete in the 100-fly (1:01.59 seed time). It will be the first appearance at state for both swimmers as well as for Phinney.

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