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Jamestown wins pair of 4A East swimming titles

Jamestown claimed boys and girls Group 4A East Region swimming titles Saturday in Richmond. Jamestown's girls finished with 409 points and second-place Lafayette had 365. The Eagles' boys had 462 points while second-place Hanover scored 292 and third-place Lafayette had 257. Jamestown's Colin Wright,...

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