In their final meet before conferences, the Rangers dominated the Wildcats 106-77. The girls won 8 of the 12 events and are looking great heading into the final meet of the year.
The Rangers set the precedent in the first race, with their A and B relay teams taking first and second in the 200-yard medley relay. The A team of juniors Olivia Hooper and Emily Johnson and sophomores Maggie Hier and Jessica Doyel won the race with their time of 1:54.11. The B team of juniors Sarah Chesner, Sydney Kushak, Rachel Schenck, and freshman Sydney VanLente swam a time of 2:03.39, which was 10 seconds faster than the Northview A team.
The 200-yard freestyle was also a victory, with junior Ellie Field winning the race with her time of 2:04.95, edging out second place by just .2 seconds. Senior Sarah Schenck won the 200-yard individual medley next with her time of 2:19.43. She was followed up by Olivia, who secured second place with her time of 2:23.18.
The 50-yard free was dominated by the Rangers, with Jessica Doyel winning the race with her time of 26.33, and Emily and senior Maggie Zorn taking the next two places. Unfortunately, the Rangers lost the diving event, which was their first loss of the meet.
After the diving event, the Ranger got back on track, with Sarah Schenck winning the 200-yard fly with her time of 1:02.26. Maggie Zorn continued the team’s success with her winning time of 58.02 in the 200-yard freestyle. The Rangers then won the 500-yard freestyle with Ellie’s time of 5:41.70, as well as senior Hailee Sincerbeaux’s second-place time of 5:43.08.
At this point, the Rangers were in a very favorable spot to win the meet. Northview did their best, winning the 200-yard freestyle relay, but they could not hold on and win two in a row as the Rangers won the 100-yard backstroke. The Rangers showed very well in that event, with Olivia winning it with a time of 1:01.78, and Maggie Hier and Sarah Chesner taking the next consecutive spots. After this race, the Rangers began to exhibition races off and gave Northview the 100-yard breaststroke and the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Once again, the Rangers have dominated their opponent in their final meet ramping up towards the big conference meet. Next week, they will be facing off at Jenison, trying to secure their place as one of the best teams in the conference.