The swim and dive team was on their game Saturday, winning the top three divisions of the Portage Mustang Invitational meet versus four other teams. Several people swam their best races and sophomore Jessica Doyel even got the state cut for the 100-yard breaststroke. This gives the girls some great momentum heading into their next meet versus Forest Hills Northern/Eastern.
Jessica Doyel was the star of this meet, being a part of three of the five races won in the blue division by Forest Hills Central and securing her state cut. She won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:10.35. Olivia Hooper also had a successful meet, winning the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.99. Sarah Schenck continued with her streak of strong performances with a win in the 100-yard fly swimming a time of 1:02.03. These individual performances were an important part of the girls win in the blue (or fastest) division.
The relays also did well in the blue division, with the Rangers taking first in the 200-yard free relay and the 200-yard medley relay. The 200-yard free relay team, consisting of Jessica Doyel, Ellie Field, Sydney VanLente, and Maggie Zorn won with their time of 1:45.34. Olivia Hooper, Jessica Doyel, Sarah Schenck, and Emily Johnson won the 200-yard medley relay with their time of 1:53.77.
There were several swimmers who qualified for the MISCA meet this week. Some of those qualifiers include Ellie Field in the 500-yard free with a time of 5:39.04 and Hailee Sincerbeaux in the 100-yard free and the 200-yard free with the times of 57:32 and 2:06.07. This increases an already sizable roster of MISCA meet qualifiers for the Rangers.
The Rangers swept the top three divisions in a very strong showing this meet and look to continue this momentum into their next meet versus Forest Hills Northern/Eastern on Tuesday, September 24th.