Swimming: Hastings picks up pair of wins
The Hastings High School girls swimming team continues to pick up wins, securing two more after its Buffalo Invite win last week.
The Raiders defeated Mounds View 52-49 last Thursday before beating Roseville 89-79 Tuesday night at Hastings Middle School.
The Suburban East Conference wins now leave the?Raiders record at 5-1 in SEC dual meets this season.
Hastings won seven of the nine individual meets in the meet against Mounds View.
Leah Roesler, Katie Scarsella and Emily Alitz all won both of their events.
Alitz won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:18.18 and the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:12.15.
Roesler won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:01.62 and the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:01.43.
Scarsella won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.62 seconds and the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 54.73 seconds.
Cassie Kimmes also won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:24.95.
The Swimmer of the Meet for Hastings was Sarah Conway. When Hastings head coach Katie Roosen put together her lineup, she figured the meet would come out a 49-49 tie based on previous times of the swimmers.
But Conway finished faster than her predicted time in the 100-yard butterfly and finished second, instead of the predicted third, which gave the Raiders the points they needed for the win.
"We had a lot of best times at this meet,"?Roosen said. "It was a fun one."
The Raiders followed the win with the win against Roseville Tuesday.
Hastings won six of the eight individual events at the meet.
Hastings also won all three relay events.
The 200-yard medley relay team won with a time of 1:59.92. Team members are Emily Gjelhaug, Alitz, Scarsella and Kimmes.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team won with a time of 1:45.54. Team members are Roesler, Gjelhaug, Conway and Scarsella.
The 400-yard freestyle relay team won with a time of 3:54.28. Team members are Alitz, Conway, Kimmes and Roesler.
Gjelhaug also won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:09.20.
Roesler won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:24.30 and the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:35.19.
Conway won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 59.91 seconds.
Alitz won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:06.65.
Scarsella won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:15.13.
The Raiders are on the road at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Stillwater before returning home at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday for a meet against Forest Lake.