Swimming: CDH edges Hastings, 94-89High school swimming meets don’t get any closer than the one last week between Hastings and Cretin-Derham Hall.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
High school swimming meets don’t get any closer than the one last week between Hastings and Cretin-Derham Hall.
The meet came down to the final event, the 400 freestyle relay. Hastings had to win the relay to win the meet, but that was going to be a tall task. In the end, the Raiders swam a time fast enough to quality for the state meet (not bad considering it was the first dual meet of the season), but it wasn’t enough to get past Cretin-Derham Hall. Their relay finished in 3 minutes, 41.78 seconds. Hastings came in just a quarter of a second behind at 3:42.06.
“Oh my gosh,” Hastings coach Katie Roosen said. “It was so stressful. All the girls did what they needed to do. They went their fastest.”
Hastings ended up losing the meet, 94-89, after placing second and third in the relay. In fact, the Raiders finished second and third in all three relay events, a testament to the depth of this year’s team.
“It was pretty cool to take second and third in every relay,” Roosen said. “We have more depth on our team this year than we’ve had for quite some time.”
Hastings was hurt by the fact that they don’t field a diving team. Since the Hastings Middle School pool is too shallow for diving, the Raiders don’t have a team. Cretin, meanwhile, does, and they picked up all 13 points from diving. Without those 13 points, Hastings would have won 89-81.
“As I told the girls, it was one of the best meets to watch in my past six years of coaching,” Roosen said. “They all really swam with their hearts.”
Swimmer of the meet
Leah Roesler was named the Hastings swimmer of the meet for winning both of her individual events and playing key roles on two relays.
Results from the meet went like this:
• 200 medley relay — team of Emily Gjelhaug, Cortney Walls, Abbie Gjelhaug and Kate Reilly, second, 1:58.94; team of Jen Lindberg, Ashley Henning, Mariah Ring and Janna Sorg, third, 2:05.26; and team of Pam Jahnke, Alyssa Spitzack, Melanie Waibel and Masha Wagner, sixth, 2:15.78.
• 200 freestyle — Cassie Kimmes, second, 2:00.05; Abbie Gjelhaug, third, 2:05.89; and Ring, fourth, 2:08.88.
• 200 individual medley — Emily Alitz, second, 2:16.87; Walls, fourth, 2:29.54; and Spitzack, fifth, 2:31.52.
• 50 freestyle — Leah Roesler, first, 25.37; Reilly, fifth, 26.73; and Wagner, sixth, 28.70.
• 100 butterfly — Leah Wallace, first, 1:01.60; Emily Gjelhaug, second, 1:06.09; and Sarah Conway, third, 1:09.29.
• 100 freestyle — Roesler, first, 55.21; Sorg, fourth, 58.50; and Lindberg, sixth, 1:00.52.
• 500 freestyle — Kimmes, second, 5:19.00; Abbie Gjelhaug, third, 5:38.33; and Ring, fourth, 5:54.60.
• 200 freestyle relay — team of Wallace, Kimmes, Alitz and Roesler, second, 1:44.46; team of Conway, Wagner, Sorg and Abbie Gjelhaug, third, 1:50.70; and team of Spitzack, Walls, Heather Winkler and Melanie Waibel, fifth, 1:56.90.
• 100 backstroke — Emily Gjelhaug, second, 1:04.67; Wallace, third, 1:04.51; and Lindberg, fourth, 1:07.88.
• 100 breaststroke — Alitz, second, 1:10.81; Walls, third, 1:14.84; and Spitzack, fourth, 1:15.33.
• 400 freestyle relay — team of Roesler, Kimmes, Alitz and Wallace, second, 3:42.06; team of Ring, Reilly, Lindberg and Emily Gjelhaug, third, 3:58.47; and team of Megan Waibel, Sorg, Elizabeth Nulty and Henning, fifth, 4:15.81.
The Hastings junior varsity team lost a close meet to Cretin-Derham Hall, 90-80.
Results from the junior varsity meet went like this:
• 200 medley relay — team of Allison Frandrup, Katie Fasbender, Marissa Novak and Brittney Hogan, first, 2:14.24.
• 200 freestyle — Nulty, first, 2:22.83; Novak, second, 2:30.63; and Frandrup, sixth, 2:46.27.
• 200 individual medley — Megan Waibel, first, 2:38.66; Melanie Waibel, third, 2:41.51; and Jenna Kari, fourth, 2:46.72.
• 50 freestyle — Winkler, second, 28.78; Ashley Henning, fifth, 31.02; Jahnke, sixth, 32.09; Liz Cole, 32.00.
• 100 butterfly — Melanie Devine, fourth, 1:32.69; and Fasbender, fifth, 1:33.83.
• 100 freestyle — Reilly, first, 1:00.91; Nulty, second, 1:03.27; and Wagner, fourth, 1:03.45.
• 500 freestyle — Melanie Waibel, first, 6:22.33; Winkler, second, 6:22.95; and Henning, second, 6:22.95.
• 200 freestyle relay — team of Frandrup, Devine, Novak and Nulty, second, 2:08.33; team of Yi Chen, Cole, and Brittney Hogan and Fasbender, fifth, 2:59.06.
• 100 backstroke — Kari, fourth, 1:20.21; Jahnke, fifth, 1:26.27; and Cole, sixth, 1:29.17.
• 100 breaststroke — Megan Waibel, first, 1:21.08; Fasbender, fourth, 1:28.80; and Chen, fifth, 2:20.56.
• 400 freestyle relay — team of Jahnke, Kari, Melanie Waibel and Conway, third, 4:52.87; and team of Frandrup, Cole, Devine and Novak, fourth, 5:01.54.