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Natalie Murphy will make her third straight appearance at the state meet after qualifying at the Section 8A Championships in Bemidji. Photos by Robert Williams/FOCUS

Perham fifth at Section meet; Murphy, Becker, 200-medley relay team headed to state


BEMIDJI — The Perham girls swimming and diving team placed fifth out of 10 teams in the Section 8A swimming meet sending four swimmers to the upcoming state meet at the University of Minnesota.

Natalie Murphy will make her third straight appearance at state after an individual qualifying runner-up finish in the 100-freestyle. Murphy swam 55.37 to Staples-Motley’s top swimmer Jaelin Beachy’s 54.41 to qualify.

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14.
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