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Published November 13, 2012, 09:34 PM

Fargo North swim team makes history at state

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The celebration on the North side of Fargo may be going on for a while and no one there will mind a bit.

By: Jody Norstedt, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The celebration on the North side of Fargo may be going on for a while and no one there will mind a bit.

The North girls swim team made history over the weekend, becoming the first eastern school to win the state championship since 1977, when North won that one.

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"It's really cool that our school supports on this much on what we did at state."

"It's great that your school is really supporting you. It helps a lot."

It's a championship celebration, 35 years in the making.

Ellie Roche/Fargo North Senior: "Just since there's such a long gap in between championships makes it just that much more special."

Talia Butery/North Head Coach: "It's awesome to be somebody who has grown up on this team and has watched this team for a long time and been a part of it as an athlete and a coach and a fan. It was really very special for me."

And even with the decorated season now behind them, these girls have created memories for a lifetime.

Roche: "We had a really great bond with all the girls and it was a really good team."

Maddy Derby/Fargo North Senior: "The end of the 400 free relay when I touched the wall. I just looked at the time and my other relay meets were jumping up and down and smiling and I knew that we did it."

Talia Butery: "The looks on the girls faces were pretty priceless. There was a lot of tears, a lot of laughing and a lot of hugs all around. It was very cool."

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