Swimmers third at Husky InviteThe Raider boys’ swimming and diving team finished third last Saturday at the eight-team Husky Invitational in Eau Claire.
By: Bob Burrows, Hudson Star-Observer
The Raider boys’ swimming and diving team finished third last Saturday at the eight-team Husky Invitational in Eau Claire.
Eau Claire Memorial/North won the team title with 370 points followed by Chippewa Falls with 265 and Hudson with 242. River Falls placed fourth with 130 followed by Superior with 116, Menomonie with 95, Holmen/ Onalaska with 89 and Rice Lake with 88.
The Raiders will host their final dual meet of the season this Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the middle school against Chippewa Falls. Saturday, Jan. 28, they will compete at the Buffalo (Minn.) Invitational.
Last Saturday in Eau Claire, Charlie Skinner paced the Raiders by placing second in the 100 yard butterfly in 54.81 seconds, just behind winner Biwer Bailey of Eau Claire Memorial’s first place time of 54.15. Skinner also took third in the 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 51.16 seconds.
Sawyer Arndt had Hudson’s only other second place finish in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:16.97.
Willie Skinner, August Jorgenson, Lucas Rukavina and Charlie Skinner teamed up for a pair of third place finishes in the freestyle relay events. In the 200 freestyle relay they posted a time of 1:35.49, and in the 400 freestyle relay they combined for a time of 3:32.09.
Hudson had two of the top five finishers in the 100 freestyle. Willie Skinner finished fourth in 52.2 seconds while Rukavina was fifth in 53.38.
Ty Davis contributed a fourth place time of 2:19.26 in the 200 individual medley and Jorgenson took fourth in the 50 freestyle in 24.09 seconds while Miles Townsend finished fourth in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.7.
Hunter Frey had the Raiders best finish in the diving competition, placing sixth with a score of 271.05, while Ross Wusterbarth had Hudson’s best time in the 100 breaststroke, finishing tenth in 1:14.09. In the 200 medley relay, Evan Groehler, Wusterbarth, Davis and Jack Boylan combined for a seventh place time of 1:59.55.