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On heels of All-America honor, local swimmer heads to college

When Magen Hager finished the 200 Freestyle preliminary race at the 4A/3A/2A/1A swimming state championships last February, she knew she'd fulfilled a big goal: she'd set a state record in the event with her time of 1:50.63.

What she didn't know was that she'd also fulfilled another longtime goal, one that she wasn't really thinking about. With that swim she'd gained high school All-American status, which goes to the top 100 swimmers nationwide in the event.

"Honestly, it wasn't in my mind at all," Hager said. "Earlier in my high school career, I had always said I wanted to All-American i...

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