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Wenatchee Valley’s splash brothers: Pair of swimmers qualify for state

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WENATCHEE — Two swimmers from rival schools logged state-qualifying times in the 200 meter freestyle event on Thursday at Wenatchee High School.

Jared Vargas of Wenatchee edged Eastmont’s Hank Bergstrom as the Panthers beat the shorthanded Wildcats 109-77.

The pair have been swimming together for about five years as teammates on the Velocity club and competed in neighboring lanes during the race on Thursday.

“Rivalry? It’s actually pretty fun being friends and racing,” Bergstrom said. “We’ve had good competitions, always…

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