Swimmers earn two more SEC victoriesTwo lopsided wins have been added to the season record for the Hastings swimming team.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
Two lopsided wins have been added to the season record for the Hastings swimming team.
This week the Raiders beat Park and Mounds View handily.
The meet against Mounds View on Tuesday was anything but ordinary. Hastings learned at the meet that Mounds View was going to be swimming its junior varsity swimmers only since the next day the varsity swimmers were going to compete in the state true team meet.
The end result was very one-sided and low scoring meet. Hastings took a 60-15 lead after the 200 freestyle relay, then swam exhibition only the rest of the way. The final score was 60-32, as Mounds View couldn’t even fill out a complete lineup since they were only using their JV swimmers.
“It made for an easy meet for our girls,” coach Katie McAlpin said. “They had a fun night of very little pressure. It was nice to give them a night of a little break. We have one more conference meet to win and we will take second in our conference.”
The Hastings swimmer of the meet was Nikki Girgen, who had a lifetime best swim in the 50 freestyle.
Results from the meet went like this:
200 medley relay — team of Brina Kari, Alyssa Spitzack, Allissa Smith and Kate Reilly, first, 2:00.50; team of Breanna Kimmes, Christina Gillard, Sam Matsch and Nikki Girgen, second, 2:17.28; team of Melanie Devine, Katie Fasbender, Marissa Novak and Valya Tipler, 2:32.50.
200 freestyle — Leah Wallace, first, 2:04.34; Abbie Gjelhaug, second, 2:04.38; Morgan McCullough, 2:11.00.
200 individual medley — Reilly, first, 2:23.81; Mariah Wallace, second, 2:36.07; Tipler, third, 2:42.96; Greta Utecht, fifth, 3:02.20; Megan Jahnke, 2:48.66.
50 freestyle — Kari, first, 25.92; Smith, second, 26.65; Melanie Waibel, third, 27.71; Girgen, 29.30; Novak, 31.68; Fasbender, 40.20.
100 butterfly — Smith, first, 1:01.82; Kari, second, 1:04.61; Kimmes, third, 1:11.51; Spitzack, 1:10.15; Devine, fourth, 1:29.47.
100 freestyle — Leah Wallace, first, 57.77; Mariah Wallace, second, 1:00.16; Gillard, 1:02.86.
500 freestyle — Gjelhaug, first, 5:36.93; Kimmes, second, 5:55.65; Jahnke, 6:23.13.
200 freestyle relay — team of Wallace, McCullough, Wallace and Gjelhaug, first, 1:51.78; team of Gillard, Kimmes, Spitzack and Waibel, second, 1:58.04; team of Matsch, Girgen, Tipler and Jahnke, 2:01.03.
100 backstroke — Reilly, 1:07.54; McCullough, 1:13.19; Tipler, 1:24.17; Utecht, 1:29.53; Fasbender, 1:43.01; Devine, 1:28.51.
100 breaststroke — Gillard, 1:22.67; Girgen, 1:25.58; Spitzack, 1:15.33; Matsch, 1:26.16; Novak, 1:31.28; Waibel, 1:22.56.
400 freestyle relay — team of Kari, Smith, Wallace and Reilly, 4:05.66; team of McCullough, Gjelhaug, Waibel and Wallace, 4:09.19; team of Jahnke, Novak, Utecht and Devine, 5:05.75.
In the win over Park on Oct. 13, Hastings turned in a dominating performance. Hastings swimmers won every event in the meet.
Mariah Wallace won the 200 freestyle (2:16.52).
Sam Matsch won the 200 individual medley (2:33.66).
Reilly won the 50 freestyle (24.69).
Smith won the 100 butterfly (1:00.28).
Mariah Wallace won the 100 butterfly (1:10.80).
Leah Wallace won the 100 freestyle (57.02).
Spitzack won the 500 freestyle (6:02.79) and the 100 backstroke (1:10.84).
Kari won the 100 breaststroke (1:19.57).
Hastings won all three relays as well.