Coming off of their impressive performance against Greenville last week, the Rangers continued to show well in their second to last dual meet of the season, beating Spring Lake 102-79.
Starting off the meet, the 200-yard medley relay team of Maggie Hier, Emily Johnson, Sydney VanLente, and Maggie Zorn took first with a time of 2:02.65. Next up, Sarah Schenck, Olivia Luplow, Rachel Schenck, and Caroline Bell dominated the first four places in the 200-yard freestyle in a stunning display of Central’s depth and speed. Sarah won the race with her time of 2:05.90.
After that incredible start, the Rangers were brought down to Earth with a loss in the 200-yard individual medley. They quickly recovered, however, winning the 50-yard freestyle. Jessica Doyel got first with a time of 26.52, while the next two places were earned by Maggie Hier and Maggie Zorn.
A small break between the races occurred while the diving team competed. The Rangers won the diving event with Olivia Thornley’s 169.00. Picking up right after this event was the 100-yard fly. Maggie Hier won this event with her time of 1:05.09. Unfortunately, these wins were followed us by two straight losses in the 100-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle.
Pulling the meet back on track was an amazing performance in the 100-yard backstroke. Sarah Chesner, Sarah Schenck, and Maggie Zorn took first through third place, with Sarah’s winning time being 1:05.70. This basically guaranteed the win for the Rangers.
In the final two races, the Rangers lost the 100-yard breaststroke and technically lost the 400-yard freestyle relay, although the Ranger team of Maggie Hier, Hailee Sincerbeaux, Olivia Hooper, and Sydney Kushak had a winning time that was exhibitioned.
This sustains the Ranger’s ranking of second in the conference and continues the tradition of excellence that has been upheld all year so far. The final dual meet for the Rangers before the conference final meets begin will be against Northview at Northview.