Raiders score rare win over Royals, beat TigersThe Hastings swimming team kept a strong season going last week with two dual meet wins.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
The Hastings swimming team kept a strong season going last week with two dual meet wins.
Hastings beat Woodbury on Oct. 6, 88-82.
On Oct. 11, Hastings beat Farmington in a non-conference meet, 97-86.
The win over Woodbury was big for the Raiders, according to coach Katie McAlpin.
"Woodbury was one of our most anxiously-awaited meets of the season," she said. "The girls spent two weeks prior thinking and preparing for it. Woodbury has always been a rival for us. We took home a win.
"This is only the third win in 25 years against Woodbury, and it is our second win against them in three years. We won 10 of 11 events."
The swimmer of the meet was Mariah Wallace. She had best times in all of her events, and was a big part of the winning 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay.
Hastings accomplished a challenging feat during the meet, too, earning a state qualifying time in the 200 freestyle relay. On the team was Brina Kari, Mariah Wallace, Allissa Smith and Kate Reilly.
Results went like this:
200 medley relay - team of Mariah Wallace, Alyssa Spitzack, Smith and Leah Wallace, first, 1:57.91; team of Addyson Moore, Melanie Devine, Marissa Novak and Liz Pagel, 2:31.24.
200 freestyle - Leah Wallace, first, 2:02.02; Breanna Kimmes, third, 2:07.95; Nikki Girgen, 2:17.32.
200 individual medley - Smith, first, 2:16.97; Spitzack, fifth, 2:25.96; Morgan McCullough, 2:28.50.
50 freestyle - Reilly, first, 24.64; Mariah Wallace, fourth, 26.82; Waibel, fifth, 26.85.
100 butterfly - Wallace, first, 1:01.05; Kimmes, third, 1:05.90; Christina Gillard, 1:11.76.
100 freestyle - Kari, second, 54.35; Mariah Wallace, fourth, 58.31; Waibel, 1:00.69.
500 freestyle - Smith, first, 5:28.20; Girgen, fifth, 6:00.53; Megan Jahnke, 6:20.97.
200 freestyle relay - team of Kari, Wallace, Smith and Reilly, first, 1:41.35; team of Kimmes, Girgen, Spitzack and Gillard, fourth, 1:52.44; team of Novak, Moore, Greta Utecht and Jahnke, 2:05.91.
100 backstroke - Kari, first, 1:02.36; McCullough, third, 1:08.01; Sam Matsch, fifth, 1:11.92.
100 breaststroke - Reilly, first, 1:09.14; Spitzack, fifth, 1:13.74; Gillard, 1:19.02.
400 freestyle relay - team of Kari, Wallace, McCullough and Reilly, first, 3:44.52; team of Kimmes, Girgen, Matsch and Waibel, 4:07.92; team of Devine, Jahnke, Utecht and Sydney Clark, 5:06.60.
Hastings rallied from nine points behind after diving to beat Farmington.
The swimmer of the meet was Abbie Gjelhaug, who returned to the lineup after missing some time due to an injury.
She finished with a personal best time in the 100 breaststroke.