The Rangers won their third straight dual meet this week, maintaining their perfect record in conference meets. With eight winning times and dominant performances all around, the girls had no problem defending their turf against the Cougars of Grand Rapids Catholic Central.
The Rangers lost the first two races but came roaring back with a win in the 200-yard individual medley by junior Sydney Kushak. Sydney won that race with a time of 2:26.66 and kicked off a string of first-place finishes from the Rangers. Going into the next race, the 50-yard freestyle, junior Emily Johnson stepped up and secured first place for the Rangers with a time of 26.21.
Next up was the 100-yard fly, which sophomore Jessica Doyel won with her time of 1:05.39. Finishing off the string of victories was senior Olivia Luplow in the 100-yard freestyle, who won with a time of 58.25. Amidst these races was the 1-meter diving event, which senior Olivia Jeong took first place in with her score of 145.5, over 25 points higher than her opponent. This string of victories set the Rangers up very favorably to win.
Following up on these first-place finishes, the Cougars took the win in the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard freestyle relay. The Rangers answered, however, with a win in the 100-yard backstroke. Senior Sarah Schenck won that race with a time of 1:05.18. The last two races between the two teams were exhibitions, but the best times were by the Rangers. Sydney had the winning time of 1:17.05 in the 100-yard breaststroke. The team of seniors Sarah Schenck, Maggie Zorn, Hailee Sincerbeaux, and Olivia achieved the winning time in the 400-yard free relay with a time of 3:55.73.
This concluded another solid meet by the Rangers that continues their dominant performances in conference meets. Their next meet will be an away meet against East Grand Rapids, continuing their string of dual meets.