Raiders settle for fourth in final standingsWith third place in the Suburban East Conference on the line, the Hastings boys swimming and diving team had a big matchup last week against the East Ridge Raptors.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
With third place in the Suburban East Conference on the line, the Hastings boys swimming and diving team had a big matchup last week against the East Ridge Raptors.
In the end, the Raptors prevailed, 94.5-86.5, to claim third. Hastings settled for fourth in the SEC, but it’s a result head coach Gerry Rupp and his team can accept. They have one of the smallest teams in the SEC and not a single senior on the roster.
In addition, Rupp said his team has been training hard lately.
“The guys looked really tired,” Rupp said. “We expected that. They’ve been working hard to prepare for the end of the season. It was a meet I didn’t expect us to do real well at. We’re moving on and focusing on the postseason.”
Stillwater won the league, followed by Mounds View.
The swimmers of the meet for Hastings were Aaron McCullough and Cal Gergen,
Results from the meet went like this:
200 medley relay – team of Brandon Underwood, Cole Tipler, Hayden Schmitt and Thomas Everson, second, 1:42.91; team of Ken Benson, Jack VanZee, John Utecht and Steven Kimmes, fourth ,1:56.82.
200 freestyle – Thomas Everson, second, 1:52.95; Elijah Reilly, fourth, 2:06.08; Cole Scully, 2:12.10.
200 individual medley – Colby Smith, first, 2:01.48; VanZee, fourth, 2:14.56; Benson, 2:19.76.
50 freestyle – Schmitt, first, 23.10; Utecht, fourth, 24.60; Jack Weldon, 26.34.
100 butterfly – Schmitt, second, 57.02; Reilly, fourth, 58.62; Kimmes, 1:04.71.
100 freestyle – Underwood, first, 49.84; Tipler, fourth, 55.93; Scully, 58.91.
500 freestyle – Thomas Everson, first, 5:03.88; VanZee, fourth, 5:34.29; Kimmes, fifth, 5:35.95.
200 freestyle relay – team of Schmitt, Reilly, Thomas Everson and Smith, first, 1:34.11; team of Scully, Weldon, Bobby Moore and Kimmes, 1:50.40.
100 backstroke – Underwood, first, 54.45; Benson, fourth, 1:02.32; Utecht, fifth, 1:03.73.
100 breaststroke – Smith, first, 1:04.74; Tipler, third, 1:10.37; Michael Everson, 1:20.00.
400 freestyle relay – team of Smith, Reilly, Utecht and Underwood, first, 3:34.82; team of VanZee, Michael Everson, Tipler and Benson, second, 3:55.11.