Hastings takes it to Roseville, 89-73It took just three events to see how dominant the Hastings Raiders boys swimming team was going to be Thursday against Roseville.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
It took just three events to see how dominant the Hastings Raiders boys swimming team was going to be Thursday against Roseville.
Hastings took the top two places in the meet’s first three events, including a 1-2-3 sweep in the third event, the 200 individual medley.
“Right out of the gate, the first three events signaled the tone,” coach Gerry Rupp said.
Hastings took a 36-10 lead and didn’t look back. Hastings coasted at the finish and still won, 89-73.
The swimmer of the meet for Hastings was Elijah Reilly, who had time drops in all of his events.
Reilly swam on a second-place 200 medley relay, he was second in the 100 freestyle (56.14 seconds), he was second in the 100 backstroke (1:07.24) and he was on the 400 freestyle relay team.
John Utecht also had an exception meet. He cut more than a second in the 100 freestyle and at least five seconds in the 100 breaststroke.
Eighth-grader Jack VanZee also excelled.
He took second place in the individual medley and had a strong time in the 100 freestyle.
Hastings has a busy week – the Raiders had an SEC dual meet on Tuesday and have another planned for tonight (Thursday). Hastings will be competing at an invite in South St. Paul on Saturday, too.
Results from the Roseville meet went like this:
200 medley relay – team of Brandon Underwood, Thomas Everson, Cole Scully and Steven Kimmes, first, 1:50.25; team of John Utecht, Colby Smith, Jack VanZee and Elijah Reilly, second, 1:52.69; team of Erik Christensen, Scott Christensen, Jack Weldon and Mikey Everson, sixth, 2:17.31.
200 freestyle – Hunter Sassor, first, 2:00.70; Cole Tipler, second, 2:05.33; Kenneth Benson, fifth, 2:07.50.
200 individual medley – Underwood, first, 2:08.25; VanZee, second, 2:20.69; Steven Kimmes, third, 2:26.06.
50 freestyle – Smith, first, 23.48; Bobby Moore, fifth, 27.34; McCullough, sixth, 28.00.
100 butterfly – Thomas Everson, first, 57.10; Benson, third, 1:09.06.
100 freestyle – Utecht, first, 54.75; Reilly, second, 56.14; VanZee, third, 57.37.
500 freestyle – Underwood, first, 5:14.88; Sassor, second, 5:29.10; Mikey Everson, fourth, 6:03.22.
200 freestyle relay – team of Underwood, Smith, Utecht and Tipler, first, 1:37.78; team of Thomas Everson, Benson, Sassor and VanZee, second, 1:43.66; team of McCullough, Hagen, Moore and Kimmes, fifth, 1:56.64.
100 backstroke – Thomas Everson, 59.49; Reilly, 1:07.24; Steven Kimmes, 1:09.47.
100 breaststroke – Smith, 1:05.39; Utecht, 1:10.88; Mikey Everson, 1:18.76.
400 freestyle relay – team of Benson, Sassor, Tipler and Reilly, 3:47.88; team of McCullough, Kimmes, Scully and Everson, 4:07.57; team of Moore, Clark, Lauder and Christensen, 4:15.63.
Junior varsity results went like this:
200 freestyle – Patrick Clark, second, 2:22.96; Alec Hagen, third, 2:24.82; Logan Lauder, fourth, 2:25.14.
200 individual medley – Ethan Kimmes, first, 2:46.52; Scott Christensen, second, 2:49.46.
50 freestyle – Cole Scully, first, 26.61; Jack Weldon, third, 27.07.
100 butterfly – Clark, first, 1:13.95; Hagen, second, 1:25.48.
100 freestyle – Weldon, first, 1:02.29; Ethan Kimmes, fourth, 1:10.99.
500 freestyle – Cole Scully, first, 5:52.04; Bobby Moore, second, 5:57.70; Aaron McCullough, third, 6:03.12.
100 backstroke – Erik Christensen, second, 1:18.97.
100 breaststroke – Scott Christensen, first, 1:29.33.