Boys' Swimming and Diving: Hastings falls to Farmington at home
The Hastings Raiders boys' swimming and diving team hosted Section 1AA foe the Farmington Tigers Tuesday evening at Hastings Middle School. The Raiders fell 96-88 to the Tigers and won just two events—before Farmington swam the 400 freestyle relay as an exhibition—but racked up most of their points with plenty of second and third-place finishes. Winning for Hastings were the 200-yard medley relay team of freshman Philip Jensen, junior William Jensen, sophomore Joe Everson and freshman John Destross with a time of 1 minute, 48.45 seconds, and then sophomore Avery Stoffel in the 50 freestyle in 23.74.
Head coach Gerry Rupp said his team continues to swim well as they set 61 percent best times against the Tigers. He also went into greater detail about the dry-land training his team is doing that he mentioned after their last meet. The Raiders have instituted a circuit of band-work and fly machines that replicate the different strokes, as well as incorporating plyometrics to increase explosion.
Runners-up in their events were the 200 medley relay team of sophomore Hudson Doty, eighth-grader Adam Duer, sophomore Liam Shelhamer and junior Evan Scully with a time of 1:59.88 and Everson in the 200 freestyle in 1:57.00. Philip Jensen took second in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:09.85, sophomore Ryan Lester in the one-meter dive with a score of 184.60 points and Stoffel in the 100 butterfly in 57.41.
Everson was the runner-up in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:09.22, the 200 freestyle relay team of junior Tyler Sorenson, Destross, Stoffel and Everson finished in 1:38.00 and then there was Philip Jensen in the 100 backstroke (57.50). William Jensen took second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:08.91.
In third place were Sorenson in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:03.07 and 100 freestyle in 54.88, eighth-grader Jager Brabec in the one-meter dive with a score of 109.40 and seventh-grader Caleb Urban in the 500 freestyle in 5:34.35. Shelhamer was third in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.94.
Hastings next swims at home against St. Thomas Academy on Thursday, Jan. 17.