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Athlete Of The Week: Ella Benoit, Sauk Rapids-Rice Swimmer [AUDIO]

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Eighth-grader Ella Benoit swims with the Sauk Rapids-Rice High School swim team. Last week in a win against Apollo, Benoit won the 100m breaststroke event. In winning the 100m, Benoit set a middle school record.

Benoit’s mother Pam was a record-setting swimmer herself, and Ella was in the pool at a very young age.

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She says she does not get intimidated swimming against older athletes, and that she just tries to do the best she can individually.

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Benoit helped Sauk Rapids-Rice to a win over Apollo at a meet last week. She says she was happy that her team got the victory.

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After her second place finish in the 200m IM, she won the 100m breaststroke event.

In winning the event, Benoit set a middle school record, a moment she calls “exciting.”

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Benoit hopes to continue swimming in college.

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