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Swimming: Hastings whips Roseville

The Hastings boys swimming team handily won another Suburban East Conference dual meet last week. The Raiders beat Roseville, 90.5-74.5.

At one point, Hastings led 90.5-49.5 before swimming exhibition only in the final two events.

Good swims were turned in by Hastings athletes all night long, including two lifetime bests by Tony Ring. He had his best times in the 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke.

John Utecht, out for the team for the first time this season, had a section qualifying time in the 100 breaststroke.

Elliot Wilcox finished the 500 freestyle in under five minutes, which was an extraordinary feat considering he's not rested, Hastings coach Gerry Rupp said.

Rupp and the Raiders are now preparing for the section meet at the Rochester Recreation Center. The meet will be Thursday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 27.

Results from the meet went like this:

200 medley relay -- team of Colby Smith, Elliot Wilcox, Thomas Everson and Brandon Underwood, first, 1:46.63; team of Christopher Humbert, Michael Rough, Schmitt and Tony Ring, third, 1:55.50.

200 freestyle -- Smith, first, 1:55.73; Hunter Sassor, fourth, 2:01.22; Noah Schmitt, sixth, 2:16.67.

200 individual medley -- Wilcox, first, 2:03.27; Rough, second, 2:19.54; Humbert, third, 2:24.40.

50 freestyle -- Everson, second, 24.46; Underwood, third, 24.66; Kenneth Benson, sixth, 30.43.

100 butterfly -- Smith, first, 56.56; Hayden Schmitt, second, 1:01.45; Steven Kimmes, third, 1:07.58.

100 freestyle -- Everson, first, 53.11; Ring, third, 55.48; Noah Schmitt, sixth, 1:02.54.

500 freestyle -- Wilcox, first, 4:55.39; Hayden Schmitt, second, 5:24.29; Cole Tipler, sixth, 7:21.51.

200 freestyle relay -- team of Wilcox, Sassor, Everson and Smith, first 1:36.78; team of Rough, John Utecht, Schmitt and Schmitt, third, 1:47.73.

100 backstroke -- Underwood, first, 1:01.09; Ring, second, 1:03.98; Humbert, third, 1:06.37.

100 breaststroke -- Rough, 1:07.33; Sassor, 1:09.01; Utecht, 1:20.16.

400 freestyle relay -- team of Ring, Underwood, Humbert and Sassor, 3:43.97; team of Kimmes, Schmitt, Benson and Utecht, 4:18.98.

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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