Hastings swimmers cruise to win over RangersIt didn’t take long to figure out the Hastings Raiders girls swimming team was vastly superior to their opponents from Forest Lake on Thursday.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
It didn’t take long to figure out the Hastings Raiders girls swimming team was vastly superior to their opponents from Forest Lake on Thursday.
After just four events, Hastings had built a 41-21 lead. After a 1-2-3 finish in the 500 freestyle and a 1-2 finish in the 200 freestyle relay, Hastings built an 86-38 lead.
“Our first home meet was a success,” coach Katie McAlpin said. “The girls were in some mixed-up events and still did a great job. They went out and raced hard on every race. We really have a fantastic group of kids this year.”
The swimmer of the meet was Tyna Jurigova. She had personal best times in all of her races.
Jurigova is a foreign exchange student from the Czech Republic.
Results from the meet went like this:
200 medley relay – team of Wallace, Alyssa Spitzack, Abbie Gjelhaug and Wallace, first, 2:00.76; team of Morgan McCullough, Megan Jahnke, Marissa Novak and Melanie Waibel, third, 2:10.51; team of Melanie Devine, Christina Gillard, Tipler and Nicole Girgen, 2:17.64.
200 freestyle – Brina Kari, first, 2:05.95; Sam Matsch, fourth, 2:15.94; Spitzack, fifth, 2:16.17.
200 individual medley – Kate Reilly, first, 2:18.14; Breanna Kimmes, third, 2:29.25; McCullough, fourth, 2:29.75.
50 freestyle – Allissa Smith, first, 26.09; Mariah Wallace, second, 27.05; Gillard, fifth, 28.67.
100 butterfly – Leah Wallace, first, 1:03.84; Kari, second, 1:04.09; Waibel, 1:22.84.
100 freestyle – Gjelhaug, first, 57.27; Kimmes, second, 1:01.96; Novak, 1:11.76.
500 freestyle – Reilly, first, 5:23.73; Smith, second, 5:43.76; McCullough, third, 5:52.73.
200 freestyle relay – team of Kari, Gjelhaug, Smith and Reilly, first, 1:43.47; team of Gillard, Waibel, Spitzack and Kimmes, second, 1:52.90; team of Tipler, Matsch, Greta Utecht and Addyson Moore, fifth, 2:02.38.
100 backstroke – Leah Wallace, 1:05.01; Mariah Wallace, 1:08.51; Melanie Waibel, 1:18.64.
100 breaststroke – Spitzack, 1:12.71; Gjelhaug, 1:15.12; Gillard, 1:20.47.
400 freestyle relay – team of Kari, Smith, Wallace and Reilly, 3:49.67; team of McCullough, Wallace, Matsch and Kimmes, 4:06.64; team of Jahnke, Utecht, Girgen and Novak, 4:40.33.