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Hudson Star Observer
Eight boys swim at State for Raiders
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The depth was there, but strength in numbers did not translate to any points for the Raider boys swim team when at the state meet.

Hudson had a total of eight athletes at last weekend's WIAA Division 1 state championships, but did not score any team points in the meet or take a team placing.


Senior Hunter Satterfield was diving in his last meet for Hudson, made it to the semifinals with a score 199.95 and ended up twentieth.

The 200 medley relay team recorded its second fastest time of year, at 1:45.76, after a school record was set last weekend at the Hudson sectional. Senior Charley Klynderud posted the fastest backstroke relay leg of the year with a 26.29, and doing the other legs were Rob Lorenz, breaststroke, Charlie Skinner, butterfly, and Satterfield, freestyle.

Jay Skinner in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle also had his second fastest times of the year, at 50.26 and 1:50.97, and the same was true of freshman Charlie Skinner in the 200 individual medley, at 2:07.42.

The 200 freestyle relay squad only swam faster at sectionals. In its state performance, it was fourth of eight in its heat with a 1:32.04. The foursome consisted of Jay Skinner, Lorenz and Luke Wusterbarth, who both had personal records in their legs in 23.54 and 23.28, respectively, and Satterfield.

The 400 freestyle relay team also was its second fastest of the year, with Wusterbarth getting a personal record in his leadoff relay with 51.59, followed by Satterfield, Charlie Skinner swimming his best time in his leg with a 51.95, and Jay Skinner. The team overall posted a 3.23.94.

"I was happy with our performance. We did the best that we could have expected," said Coach Ben Gensler.

There was some pressure in being the first team to go to state in five years, but the Raider squad handled it well, he said.