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Laker junior Quillan Oak swims in the Class 1A state 100-yard breaststroke Saturday inside the U of M Aquatics Center. Oak finished as the state's runner-up.

Oak comes oh-so-close to 1st state championship

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Only .32 of a second separated Detroit Lakes junior Quillan Oak and Laker history.

That's how much time separated Oak and Sam Nields of St. Thomas for the Class 1A state 100-yard breaststroke championship Saturday inside the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.


Despite breaking his own DLHS record and recording his first sub-minute 100 breaststroke, Oak repeated as the state runner-up in the event, as Nields out-touched the DL junior for the state title.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.