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Red Wing junior Ashley Thompson glides through the water during her qualifying heat in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Class 1A state swimming championship meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Thompson qualified for Saturday's consolation final with a time of 1 minute, 10.27 seconds. Photo by Joe Brown

Girls Swimming: Thompson moves on

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MINNEAPOLIS - Three years ago, Ashley Thompson's debut at the Class 1A state swimming championship ended very briefly.

Going into the 2009 state meet as an eighth-grader, Thompson competed in the 100-yard breaststroke, taking 21st place out of 30 swimmers.


Fast-forward three years, and the Wingers junior gets to stick around for one more day.

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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