Swimmers dive right in to tough competition in first meetThe first boys swim meet of the season was held last Thursday at home against Eau Claire Memorial, the Big Rivers Conference champs every year since 1993.
The first boys swim meet of the season was held last Thursday at home against Eau Claire Memorial, the Big Rivers Conference champs every year since 1993.
Memorial won 120-57, but all things considered, Hudson did well, taking a first in diving by Hunter Satterfield with 189.50 points and seconds in several events. There were lots of close finishes.
These were seconds: Charlie Skinner in the 200 individual medley (2:14.56) and in the 100 butterfly (1:00.49); Satterfield in the 50 freestyle (24.30); the 200 medley relay of Jay and Charlie Skinner, Robert Lorenz and Luke Wusterbarth (1:50.96); and the 400 freestyle relay squad of Charlie Skinner, Lorenz, Wusterbarth and Campbell Fall (3:43.89).
These were thirds: Jay Skinner in 1 meter diving (1:37.35) and in the 100 backstroke (1:05.88); Charles Klynderud in the butterfly (1:05.20); Fall in the 500 freestyle (5:48.00); and Lorenz in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.30).
Hudson has new swim coaches this year, Ben Gensler as head coach and Pat Hubert as assistant. Longtime diving coach Dick Clark is also coaching.
For more information, visit the swimming booster club Web site at www.hudsonraiderswimming.com.
The next home meet is the third annual Hudson Raider Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 13, with seven teams competing. Start time is 10 a.m. at the Hudson Middle School pool.
Next Thursday, Dec. 18, the Raiders host River Falls at 6:30 p.m.