The Rangers had a commanding performance versus rival Forest Hills Northern/Eastern this week, taking first in nine out of twelve events and beating them 111-75. This is their second conference meet, and so far the Rangers are 2-0 in the conference.
Junior Emily Johnson had a great meet, taking the win in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle with times of 2:09.41 and 5:45.41. Sophomore Maggie Hier won in the 200-yard individual medley with the time of 2:19.56, beating Northern/Eastern by just 0.18 seconds. In a strong performance, junior Olivia Hooper took first in the 100-yard freestyle with her time of 58.41.
Senior Sarah Schenck had a great day, winning two individual races, two relays, and getting her state cut. Sarah won both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard fly in a dominant showing this meet. She swam a time of 26.10 in the 50-yard freestyle and 1:01.21 in the 100-yard fly. Her time in the 100-yard fly qualified her to go to the state meet for that race.
Three relay races took first this meet, sweeping the relays for the Rangers. The 200-yard medley relay team of Maggie, sophomore Jessica Doyel, freshman Sydney VanLente, and Sarah took first with their time of 1:57.34. With a time of 1:46.47, the 200-yard freestyle relay team consisting of Olivia, junior Sarah Chesner, Emily, and Sarah Schenck won their event, while the 400-yard relay team of senior Maggie Zorn, sophomore Caroline Bell, Jessica, and Maggie took their win with a time of 3:59.09.
These strong performances came together to secure the Rangers’ second conference win and rockets them into their next dual meet versus Grand Rapids Catholic Central. This meet will be at home and will be the Rangers’ fifth dual meet of the season.