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Edina wins third consecutive 2A championship

By Joel Rippel, Star Tribune, 11/16/18, 9:44PM CST


The Hornets won six events: two relays, two victories from Claudia Chang, one from Lily Gremmels and a third consecutive diving title from Megan Phillip.

Edina's Claudia Chang swam to first place in the 200 yard freestyle. She later won the 500 free as well. Photo: David Joles * david.joles@startribune.com

Edina put together a nearly flawless effort to earn its third consecutive Class 2A swimming and diving title on Friday at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the University of Minnesota campus.

The Hornets won six events, getting two victories from Claudia Chang, a victory from Lily Gremmels, a third consecutive diving title from Megan Phillip and two relay victories en route to 365 points. Edina’s Lake Conference rivals Minnetonka (231), Wayzata (186) and Eden Prairie (178.5) finished second through fourth.

Chang, a sophomore, won the 200 and 500 freestyles and swam a leg on the Hornets’ winning 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Gremmels, a sophomore, won the 50 freestyle.

Phillip, a junior, won her third consecutive Class 2A diving title with an all-time state meet record of 517.00 points. Her mark broke the longest-standing state swim meet record of 507.00 by Wayzata’s Jamie Sanger in 1997.

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