Swimming and Diving: Raider boys split first two duals of the season
The Hastings boys' swimming and diving team started its dual season this past week with a 101-80 loss to Cretin-Derham Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 11, and then a 90-88 win over Henry Sibley Thursday, Dec. 13.
The Raiders hosted Tartan on Tuesday, but do not compete again until Jan. 3 when they host South St. Paul.
The Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders won 10 out of 12 events against Hastings, though they swam the 400-yard freestyle relay as an exhibition so Hastings received the points in that event. Hastings took first in two events—the 200 individual medley and one-meter dive—with freshman Philip Jensen taking first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 12.92 seconds and sophomore Ryan Lester taking the diving with a score of 179.50 points.
Second-place finishers were the 200 medley relay team of Philip Jensen, sophomores Liam Shelhamer and Avery Stoffel and junior Tyler Sorenson with a time of 1:50.59; sophomore Joe Everson in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:54.88 and junior Dylan Shemon in the one-meter dive with a score of 145.80. Philip Jensen was also the runner-up in the 100 butterfly in 59.02, Everson was second in the 100 freestyle (52.70), Stoffel finished second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:20.82 and in the 100 backstroke (1:01.55). Shelhamer was the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:13.22 and
Finishing third were seventh-grader Caleb Urban in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:23.84, junior Carter Johnson with a score of 109.35 in the one-meter dive and the 200 freestyle relay team of Everson, Shemon, Sorenson and Philip Jensen in 1:40.46. Urban also took second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:13.55 and the 400 freestyle relay team of Everson, Urban, Stoffel and junior Evan Scully would have taken third with a time of 3:51.20 if Cretin-Derham Hall had not raced the event as an exhibition.
Hastings bounced back against Henry Sibley as they won seven of the first nine events on the way to a 90-88 win. The 200 medley relay team of sophomore Hudson Doty, Philip Jensen, Everson and Stoffel won with a time of 1:56.73, Urban won the 200 freestyle in 2:06.66 and the 100 freestyle in 58.93, Everson took first in the 50 freestyle (24.35) and Lester edged out teammate Shemon by less than two points in the one-meter dive with a score of 179.15. Stoffel won the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.48 and Jensen took the 500 freestyle in 5:36.24.
Runners-up were Sorenson in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:26.19, Philip Jensen in the 50 freestyle (25.75) and Shemon in diving with a score of 177.20. Freshman John Destross took second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 59.79, Sorenson was second in the 500 freestyle in 5:59.53 and the 200 freestyle relay team of Shelhamer, Scully, junior Danny Brown and freshman Ben Witt with a time of 1:58.53.
In third place were the 200 medley relay team of Scully, Witt, Sorenson and eighth-grader Jager Barbee with a time of 2:19.31; Doty in the 200 freestyle in 2:15.84, Destross in the 200 individual medley (2:33.60) and Witt in the 500 freestyle with a time of 7:05.62. Finally, there was the 200 freestyle relay team of Urban, junior Isaac Huntington, sophomore Jake McNamara and freshman Obbe Haveman with a time of 2:01.02.