Park girls swimming & diving: Wolfpack take on Hastings Raiders, fall 95-83The Park girls swimming and diving team took on the Hastings Raiders in a Suburban East Conference dual meet last week, falling 95-83 on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Hastings High School.
By: Patrick Johnson, sports editor, South Washington County Bulletin
The Park girls swimming and diving team took on the Hastings Raiders in a Suburban East Conference dual meet last week, falling 95-83 on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Hastings High School.
In Park’s head-to-head meet with Hastings, the Raiders mathematically won the meet up 95-58 with two events remaining.
Park’s best event in the meet was the 100-yard freestyle, where sophomore Maddy McNearney earned first place with a time of 1 minute, 0.73 seconds. It was one of three first-place finishes by the Wolfpack in the meet. In addition, in the 100 free, Sierra Oden took fifth place in the event, giving Park seven points total – the most it scored in a non-relay event in the meet.
Other fist place finishes came from Park sophomore Sarah Schank in the diving competition and from Park’s 200-yard relay team of sophomore Alexandra Burd, McNearney, senior Sarah Schiemann and junior Peyton Adams. Schank scored a meet-best 147.85 in the diving contest and the Wolfpack raced to a first-place time of 1:55.12 in the 200-yard relay.
In other events, Adams took third in the 500 free, Makayla Erickson was third in the 100 fly, Burd took fourth in the 100 fly and Morgan Fox placed third in the 100 backstroke.
The Park varsity team is now off until the Section 3AA Championship meet, held Nov. 7, 8 and 9, with the diving contest at Cottage Grove Middle School and the swimming events held at Richfield Middle School.