Raider swimmers win home openerHudson took first place in every event but diving on its way to a 117-69 victory over Menomonie in a Big Rivers Conference boys’ swimming and diving dual meet last Thursday at the middle school pool.
By: Bob Burrows, Hudson Star-Observer
Hudson took first place in every event but diving on its way to a 117-69 victory over Menomonie in a Big Rivers Conference boys’ swimming and diving dual meet last Thursday at the middle school pool.
Senior Charlie Skinner and junior Lucas Rukavina each won two individual events and Skinner also swam on two winning relay teams as Hudson cruised to the victory.
Skinner teamed up with sophomore Evan Groehler, junior Louis Hoffman and sophomore anchor Sawyer Arndt for a first place time of 1 minute, 51.52 seconds in the first event of the night—the 200 medley relay.
Rukavina followed with a winning time of 1:53.76 in the 200 freestyle before sophomore Ross Wusterbarth took first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:26.96.
Sophomore William Skinner won the 50 freestyle in 23.48 seconds and Arndt won the 100 butterfly in 1:03.44. Sophomore Miles Townsend then took first in the 100 freestyle in 53.62 seconds.
Rukavina posted his second first place finish of the night in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:17.48, and the 200 freestyle relay team of William Skinner, Townsend, sophomore August Jorgensen and Arndt teamed up for a first place time of 1:38.05.
Charlie Skinner won back-to-back events, taking the 100 backstroke in 56.19 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.2, before the 400 freestyle relay team of William Skinner, Townsend, Arndt and Charlie Skinner capped the night with a first place time of 3:39.09.
Sophomore Hunter Frey finished second in diving with a score of 129.1.
The Raiders are off for the holidays and return to action with a BRC dual meet at River Falls on Thursday, Jan. 5.