Raiders outswim East Ridge, 97-84The Hastings girls swimming team beat East Ridge on Thursday, 97-84, turning a close meet into a blowout down the stretch.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
The Hastings girls swimming team beat East Ridge on Thursday, 97-84, turning a close meet into a blowout down the stretch.
The meet was held at East Ridge, meaning the Raptors could sweep the diving spots and pick up 12 key points. Hastings doesn’t have a diving program because the pool at the middle school is too shallow.
After diving, the score was 38-37 in favor of Hastings. The next two events were close, and after the 100 freestyle Hastings led just 55-52.
In the 500 freestyle, though, Hastings flexed its muscle, placing first, third and fourth to take a 66-57 lead.
In the 200 freestyle relay, Hastings took first and third and went up 76-61. The nail in the Raptors’ coffin came in the 100 backstroke, when Hastings took the top three spots to lead 89-64.
The swimmer of the meet for the Raiders was Melanie Devine, who had personal best times in all of her events.
Results from the meet went like this:
200 medley relay – team of Allissa Smith, Kate Reilly, Wallace and Abbie Gjelhaug, first, 1:57.15; team of Christina Gillard, Marissa Novak, Breanna Kimmes and Melanie Waibel, fifth, 2:21.86; team of Megan Jahnke, Greta Utecht, Valya Tipler and Liz Cole, sixth, 2:31.50.
200 freestyle – Leah Wallace, first, 2:02.52; Morgan McCullough, third, 2:09.26; Gillard, fifth, 2:16.41.
200 individual medley – Gjelhaug, first, 2:18.55; Alyssa Spitzack, third, 2:25.98; Kimmes, fourth, 2:29.22.
50 freestyle – Brina Kari, first, 25.53; Mariah Wallace, 27.83; Tipler, 28.99.
100 butterfly – Reilly, first, 1:01.02; Kari, third, 1:03.34; Novak, sixth, 1:12.63.
100 freestyle – Smith, first, 56.58; McCullough, fourth, 1:01.11; Waibel, 1:02.27.
500 freestyle – Gjelhaug, first, 5:20.83; Leah Wallace, third, 5:41.88; Kimmes, fourth, 5:44.94.
200 freestyle relay – team of Kari, Wallace, Kimmes and Gjelhaug, first, 1:48.45; team of Gillard, Spitzack, McCullough and Waibel, third, 1:54.16; team of Melanie Devine, Tipler, Utecht and Novak, 2:10.69.
100 backstroke – Reilly, first, 1:03.06; Smith, second, 1:04.34; Mariah Wallace, third, 1:09.06.
100 breaststroke – Spitzack, first, 1:12.27; Gillard, fourth, 1:21.05; Tipler, 1:27.08.
400 freestyle relay – team of Kari, Wallace, Smith and Reilly, 3:49.15; team of Wallace, Novak, McCullough and Spitzack, 4:14.69.