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Detroit Lakes freshman Quillan Oak takes off from the starting block for his 200-yard individual medley state finals race in the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center Saturday. Oak finished fifth overall in the 200 IM and took second in the 100 breaststroke shortly after. (Brian Wierima/Record)

Oak finds silver lining in state swim meet

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MINNEAPOLIS - For Detroit Lakes freshman Quillan Oak, just making the Class 1A state swimming meet for the first time wasn't enough.


It didn't take Oak long to test out the state waters in his two events Friday and Saturday inside the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, as the Laker freshman phenom finished second overall in the 100-yard breaststroke and medaling in the 200 individual medley with a fifth-place finish.

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