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Updated: 07/17/2013 08:03:28AM

Crazy eights — young
Blue Fins make impact

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HERALD PHOTO BY CHUCK BALLARO
Natalie Fritsch competes in the 100-yard butterfly at the June 6 summer series meet at South County Regional Park. Fritsch, 8, competed against kids twice her age and more than held her own. In that same meet, she set the team record in the 25-yard butterfly.

By CHUCK BALLARO

Sports Writer

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Natalie Fritsch lagged behind in the 100-yard butterfly race during the recent summer series race at the South County Regional Park pool. Against some of the best competition in the area, Fritsch finished last.

But this defeat was really a victory. For one, she looked like she belonged in the pool with her competition. Amazing when you consider that she was competing against 15- and 16-year-olds, and she’s only 8.

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