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Xavier's Carter Kramer excited for state swim meet in Iowa City

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Cedar Rapids Kennedy swimmer Carter Kramer (on right) competes in the 50-yard freestyle during the 2017 boys’ state swimming championships at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA last year. Carter is back in the 50 free field for this Saturday’s meet at the University of Iowa. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Kennedy swimmer Carter Kramer (on right) competes in the 50-yard freestyle during the 2017 boys’ state swimming championships at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA last year. Carter is back in the 50 free field for this Saturday’s meet at the University of Iowa. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — The boys’ state swimming meet will return to Iowa City after 13 years.

In the past, the meet has been held at the Marshalltown YMCA, but Saturday will be held at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

The top 24 times in the state, set at the district meets last Saturday, have qualified for the state meet.

“I can’t wait to swim in a pool as nice as the University of Iowa pool,” said Xavier senior Carter Kramer, who qualified in the 50-yard freestyle. “There is so much history at that place and their pool is a big upgrade from Marshalltown’s.”

A member of the Kennedy swim team, Kramer and the rest of the Cougars have been working hard all season to earn a spot in the state meet.

“The season has been going well so far, but I still have a lot of technical work to do in these last four weeks,” Kramer said before last Saturday’s district meet.

Kramer is ranked 21st in the 50 freestyle, with a time of 22.23. He also was ranked 48th out of 328 in the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 1.06.25. He did not qualify in the breaststroke.

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