Swimmers make splash in first home dual meetSophomore Devin Cicha broke her own school record in the 200 freestyle and Cicha and classmates Erika Guenther and Natalie Wood each had a hand in four of the Raiders nine first place finishes in the first dual meet of the season last Tuesday against Cretin-Derham Hall.
By: Bob Burrows, Hudson Star-Observer
Sophomore Devin Cicha broke her own school record in the 200 freestyle and Cicha and classmates Erika Guenther and Natalie Wood each had a hand in four of the Raiders nine first place finishes in the first dual meet of the season last Tuesday against Cretin-Derham Hall.
Cicha finished over 12 seconds faster than the second place finisher to set a new school record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 54.35 seconds. Cicha also took first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.94.
Guenther won the 200 individual medley in 2:11.71 and the 100 backstroke in 58.65 seconds, while Wood took first in the 50 freestyle in 26.15 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:16.6.
Cicha, Guenther, Wood and Emily Reynolds combined for first place times of 1:55.87 in the 200 medley relay and 3:44.9 in the 400 freestyle relay. The Raiders took the top two spots in the 400 freestyle relay with Kayla Lorenz, Marissa Smith, Ellie Kiecker and Nicole Berdusco coming in second in 4:05.8.
Hudson took three of the top four spots in diving with Kiah Tulibaski first with a score of 164.7, Gina Coulter second with 155.85, and Claire Van Valkenburg fourth with 123.45.
Reynolds added a second place time of 57.38 seconds in the 100 freestyle and was third in the 50 freestyle in 26.63 seconds, while Lindsey Bedford was second in the 500 freestyle in 5:39.25.
Lorenz contributed third place times of 2:12.27 in the 200 freestyle and 5:55.34 in the 500 freestyle.
In the 200 freestyle relay, Nicole Berdusco, Trisha Wood, Lorenz and Kiecker combined for a second place time of 1:52.04, while Abby Duerst, Hannah Manley, Kayla Parker and Smith placed third in 1:55.01.
Trisha Wood also contributed a third place time of 1:12.11 in the 100 butterfly.
The Raiders will open Big Rivers Conference competition Thursday, Sept. 13, at Menomonie.