By Bruce Strand
Elk River Star News
Jessica Young and a relay team will represent the Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimming program at the state meet starting Tuesday, Nov. 19. Young, a Rogers junior, won the 500 freestyle at Section 8AA on Nov. 9 at St. Cloud Tech.Young swam a season-best 5:19.21 in the 500 to win comfortably. Her lifetime best is 5:14 last year at state. Elk River’s lone qualifier is the 200 freestyle relay of Samantha Hendricks, Hannah Johnson, Marin Hayes and Taylor Odegard, which placed second. The Elks posted a 1:40.20 to edge Maple Grove for the second qualifying slot behind St. Michael-Albertville. The state swim prelims will be held Tuesday, 6 p.m., and finals Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the University of Minnesota.