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Raiders beat up on Wolfpack, 105-76

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Raiders beat up on Wolfpack, 105-76
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Hastings had no trouble whatsoever beating Park last week in a Suburban East Conference swimming and diving meet.

Hastings won 105-76 in a meet that wasn’t even that close.

The swimmer of the meet for the Raiders was senior Mariah Wallace, who cut 27 seconds off her season-best time in the 500 freestyle.

Results from the meet went like this:

200 medley relay – team of Brina Kari, Christina Gillard, Jenna Spitzack and Allissa Smith, first, 1:59.02; team of Morgan McCullough, Mariah Wallace, Kelly Leonard and C.J. Kremer, second, 2:08.11; team of Breanna Kimmes, Megan Jahnke, Nikki Girgen and Elli Walker, third, 2:10.31.

200 freestyle – Abbie Gjelhaug, first, 2:00.87; Kari, second, 2:04.85; Valya Tipler, third, 2:19.56.

200 individual medley – Helen Jensen, first, 2:17.31; Grace Hausman, second, 2:20.78; C.J. Kremer, fifth, 2:51.57.

50 freestyle – Gillard, second, 26.98; Kimmes, third, 28.07; Abby Knapp, fifth, 30.03.

Diving – Britta Johnson, fourth, 132.60; Alaina Kremer, fifth, 131.35; Madi Ficker, 112.70.

100 butterfly – Gjelhaug, first, 1:02.90; Jensen, third, 1:03.22; Sydney Clark, 1:48.28.

100 freestyle – Hausman, first, 55.49; Girgen, second, 1:02.73; Pechous, third, 1:05.45.

500 freestyle – McCullough, first, 5:39.59; Mariah Wallace, second, 5:50.71; Jahnke, fifth, 6:26.85.

200 freestyle relay – team of Walker, Jensen, Leonard and Gjelhaug, first, 1:46.82; team of Gillard, Spitzack, C.J. Kremer and Jahnke, second, 1:51.27; team of Tipler, Kimmes, Hausman and Girgen, 1:58.39.

100 backstroke – Kari, first, 59.05; Smith, second, 1:04.53; Wallace, third, 1:08.09.

100 breaststroke – McCullough, 1:18.18; Gillard, 1:19.92; Tipler, 1:21.38.

400 freestyle relay – team of McCullough, Kari, Smith and Gjelhaug, 3:52.29; team of Hausman, Tipler, Wallace and Jensen, 3:59.77; team of Knapp, Gretta Utecht, Pechous and Kayla Schindler, 4:46.96.

Diving invite

The Raiders played host to the Hastings Diving Invite last week, too. It was a chance for the divers to run through their 11-dive lists as they prepare for the upcoming section meet.

“It was the first time we have ever done something like this,” coach Katie McAlpin said. “The meet went beautifully. From what we have heard from the coaches, everyone really enjoyed it.”

Here are some results from the meet:

Allissa Smith, eighth, 252.55;

Britta Johnson, 12th, 221.30;

Alaina Kremer, 15th, 199.65.


Hastings has its junior varsity conference meet on Saturday at Stillwater Junior High School.

The section prelims are planned for Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Rochester Recreation Center. The section finals are Nov. 9, also in Rochester.

The state tournament is Nov. 18-20 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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