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    GlobeWest: Swimmers to watch at state meet

    A number of area swimmers will be in contention to medal at Sunday’s state meet at Harvard University:

    Maddie Biron, Framingham: The junior, who owns the school record in the 50-yard freestyle (24.72), enters the Division 1 meet as the top qualifier in the 100 and second in the 50.

    Jessica Crowley, Acton-Boxborough Regional: The senior was the top qualifier in the 100-yard breaststroke, and finished 2 seconds off the leader in the 200 intermediate medley.

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    Peggy Flanagan, Acton-Boxborough: The freshman had the third-best qualifying time in the 200-yard freestyle (1:58.11).

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    Logan Gallagher, Newton North: Just a freshman, she was 2 seconds off the pace of the top seed in the 100-yard backstroke.

    Alyssa Grant, Framingham: The senior was 2/10ths of a second off the leader in qualifying for the 100 backstroke (1:10.38).

    Ali Lie, Framingham : The junior was one of two swimmers to break the minute mark in the 100-yard butterfly (59.29).

    Kathryn Santaniello, Needham: The senior was one of three Rockets to qualify for the 100 butterfly.

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    Alyssa Seales, Framingham: The senior diver came as close to beating her teammate, Maura Sticco-Ivins, as she ever has at the South sectional meet.

    Tiffany Shao, Acton-Boxborough: The junior finished third in qualifying, joining with Crowley to give the Colonials two chances at a first-place finish.

    Maura Sticco-Ivins, Framingham: The senior All-American diver has not lost in two years.

    Jason Mastrodonato

    Jason Mastrodonato can be reached at jasonmastrodonato@yahoo.com.