Raiders earn another lopsided winThe Hastings girls swimming team cruised to an impressive win over an overpowered Roseville team on Thursday night.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
The Hastings girls swimming team cruised to an impressive win over an overpowered Roseville team on Thursday night.
The swimmer of the meet for the Raiders was Lizzy Pagel, who turned in personal best times in all of her events.
It was senior night for the Raiders, and the coaches came up with a number of ways to keep the meet interesting for all the swimmers. Those who turned in personal best times or had touch-out wins, for example, got a strand of beads for each accomplishment. At the end of the night, the swimmer who emerged with the most beads was Megan Jahnke.
Hastings has just one loss on the conference season, a close one against Stillwater.
Results from the meet went like this:
200 medley relay – team of Allissa Smith, Kate Reilly, Mariah Wallace and Valya Tipler, first, 1:57.73; team of Brina Kari, Alyssa Spitzack, Christina Gillard and Nikki Girgen, second, 2:01.02.
200 freestyle – Abbie Gjelhaug, first, 2:00.57; Leah Wallace, second, 2:00.83; Morgan McCullough, fourth, 2:07.24.
200 individual medley – Spitzack, second, 2:24.46; Sam Matsch, fourth, 2:33.12; Gillard, sixth, 2:35.43.
50 freestyle – Melanie Waibel, first, 26.91; Mariah Wallace, third, 26.99; Tipler, fifth, 28.15.
100 butterfly – Smith, first, 1:00.86; Leah Wallace, second, 1:01.08; Breanna Kimmes, third, 1:05.95.
100 freestyle – Reilly, first, 54.55; Waibel, fourth, 1:00.48; Girgen, sixth, 1:03.77.
500 freestyle – Gjelhaug, second, 5:25.73; Girgen, fourth, 6:02.47; Tipler, fifth, 6:19.30.
200 freestyle relay – team of Kari, Reilly, McCullough and Gjelhaug, first, 1:43.76; team of Smith, Waibel, Mariah Wallace and Leah Wallace, third, 1:45.85.
100 backstroke – Kari, first, 1:00.89; Kimmes, third, 1:05.97; McCullough, fourth, 1:09.99.
100 breaststroke – Spitzack, 1:12.13; Mariah Wallace, 1:21.75; Gillard, 1:22.30.
400 freestyle relay – team of McCullough, Gillard, Spitzack and Leah Wallace, 4:00.32; team of Matsch, Kimmes, Waibel and Gjelhaug, 4:07.65.
Hastings also fared well in the junior varsity meet against Roseville.
Results from the junior varsity meet went like this:
200 freestyle – Megan Jahnke, first, 2:18.03; Greta Utecht, fifth, 2:31.43; Melanie Devine, 2:38.65.
50 freestyle – Reilly, first, 24.35; Kari, second, 24.90; Smith, third, 25.38; Tyna Jurigova, fifth, 30.28; Marissa Novak, 31.28; Lizzy Pagel, 37.83.
100 butterfly – Sydney Clark, third, 1:46.12.
100 freestyle – Jurigova, first, 1:10.82; Pagel, second, 1:27.23.
500 freestyle – Jahnke, first, 6:16.69.
200 freestyle relay – team of Jahnke, Novak, Jurigova and Devine, first, 2:04.14; team of Kimmes, Matsch, Utecht and Clark, second, 2:09.33.
100 backstroke – Matsch, first, 1:13.54; Novak, third, 1:17.69.
100 breaststroke – Devine, first, 1:31.61; Utecht, second, 1:40.18; Clark, fourth, 2:18.46.
400 freestyle relay – team of Girgen, Tipler, Jahnke and Lizzy Pagel, first, 4:43.93; team of Novak, Tyna Jurigova, Melanie Devine and Greta Utecht, second, 4:48.27.