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Raiders take luster out of Royals, win swim meet 97-84

The Hastings boys swimming and diving team handled Woodbury with ease last week, defeating the Royals 97-84 in a meet that wasn’t even that close.

Hastings blew the meet wide open by placing first, second and fourth in the 50 freestyle to take a 20-point lead.

Results from the meet went like this:

200 medley relay – team of Smith, Cole Tipler, Jack Weldon and Cole Scully, first, 1:46.03; team of Christensen, Smith, Morgan McCullough and Everson, third, 1:56.42.

200 freestyle – Jack VanZee, first, 1:50.45; Hayden Schmitt, third, 1:58.95; Erik Christensen, 2:07.42.

200 individual medley – Colby Smith, first, 2:05.21; Brandon Underwood, second, 2:06.41; Michael Everson, 2:22.52.

50 freestyle – Thomas Everson, first, 22.45; Cole Tipler, second, 23.41; Weldon, fourth, 24.21.

Diving – Vova Tipler, second, 194.95; Ethan Kimmes, fifth, 126.95; Chris Benson, 93.55.

100 butterfly – Colby Smith, first, 54.55; Weldon, fourth, 59.32; Carter Williams, fifth, 1:04.64.

100 freestyle – Underwood, first, 49.33; Schmitt, second, 52.04; Michael Everson, fourth, 55.26.

500 freestyle – Thomas Everson, first, 5:08.71; McCullough, fourth, 5:43.45; Scully, 6:12.48.

200 freestyle relay – team of VanZee, Everson, Tipler and Weldon, first, 1:32.31; team of Schmitt, Underwood, Smith and Scully, second, 1:32.37.

100 backstroke – VanZee, first, 59.34; Stephen Smith, third, 1:01.40; McCullough, fifth, 1:05.92.

100 breaststroke – Tipler, 1:03.85; Patrick Clark, 1:16.10; Williams, 1:17.76.

400 freestyle relay – team of Everson, Schmitt, VanZee and Underwood, 3:31.66; team of Scully, Smith, McCullough and Everson, 3:54.94.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings 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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