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Minnesota prep sports: Sharing the stories behind two state records

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With a month left to go in the season for most Minnesota high school spring sports, a couple of state records already have been set.

Litchfield baseball player Owen Boerema set a state record for longest hitting streak at 34 games, breaking a 36-year-old mark. 

And the Hopkins boys' track 4x100 relay team — Joe Fahnbulleh, Ty Bennett, Jaylen Champion and George Jackson — set a state record of 41.35 seconds at the Hamline Elite Meet in St. Paul on April 26. That was a bit of a surprise, coming so early in the season; most records are set late in the season at section or state meets, when athletes have had more time to train and usually enjoy warmer weather.

John Millea is a media specialist with the Minnesota State High School League and the author of the John's Journal blog. He shared the stories behind those records, and talked about what's coming up in high school sports and activities over the next month, with MPR's Andrew Krueger.