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Swimmers win two more meets

The Hastings boys swimming team had no trouble beating East Ridge last week in a Suburban East Conference dual meet. Hastings won, 93-75.

"We've been continuing to mix up our lineup and we are giving everyone a chance to swim different events," coach Gerry Rupp said. "We have enough strength this year that I can mix up events and we can still have first-place swims out of numerous people."

Results from the meet went like this:

200 medley relay -- team of Colby Smith, Hunter Sassor, Thomas Everson and Brandon Underwood, first, 1:48.47; team of Schmitt, Steven Kimmes, Elijah Reilly and Tony Ring, third, 1:57.80.

200 freestyle -- Underwood, second, 1:58.95; Kenneth Benson, fourth, 2:13.58; Noah Schmitt, 2:21.86.

200 individual medley -- Sassor, first, 2:14.56; Reilly, third, 2:23.78; Kimmes, fourth, 2:24.90.

50 freestyle -- Smith, first, 23.67; Hayden Schmitt, second, 24.28; Jack VanZee, 28.26.

100 butterfly -- Everson, first, 57.39; Ring, fourth, 1:07.87; Benson, fifth, 1:10.12.

100 freestyle -- Sassor, first, 55.33; Kimmes, third, 57.72.

500 freestyle -- Smith, first, 5:17.41; Schmitt, third, 5:35.36; Cole Tipler, 6:26.20.

200 freestyle relay -- team of Schmitt, Everson, Sassor and Smith, first, 1:37.36; team of Tipler, Benson, Schmitt and Scully, 1:52.58.

100 backstroke -- Underwood, first, 59.23; Ring, second, 1:06.37; Reilly, fourth, 1:12.58.

100 breaststroke -- Everson, first, 1:09.63; Tipler, fourth, 1:21.68; VanZee, fifth, 1:21.71.

400 freestyle relay -- team of Kimmes, Ring, Reilly and Underwood, 3:47.03; team of Benson, VanZee, Schmitt and Everson, 4:19.25; team of Cater, Hagen, Bullis and Olson, 4:56.42.

Sassor was the swimmer of the meet for Hastings. He had two come-from-behind wins in the meet.

Vs Farmington

Hastings beat Farmington in a dual meet last week, 90-77.

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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