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Swimming Team Cracks 10-win Barrier for First Time

Swimming Team Cracks 10-win Barrier for First Time


The Hillsdale swim team took home another win Saturday afternoon topping Olivet 91-62 and Manchester 87-30.

While most swims by the Chargers were exhibition swims due to the limited number of swimmers on the other teams, the Chargers posted the top time for almost every event Saturday afternoon. The team started the meet with a first and second place finish in the 200 Medley Relay. Jennifer Wheeler then took first place in the 1000 free with a time of 10:59.46. Emily Balog followed suit with a first place finish in the 50 Backstroke while Junior Naofa Noll and Senior Jordan Rucinski took first and second place respectively in the 100 fly. Other first place finishes came from Senior Rachael Kurtz in the 50 Freestyle , Senior Ali Bauer in the 100 Freestyle, and  Rucinski in the 500 Freestyle.

"This was a sprint format event," said Charger coach Kurt Kirner. "I was very happy with our team's performance, given the time of season it is."

Hillsdale has now won 10 duals meets for the very first time. The Chargers have a record of 10-3 with one meet remaining before next month's GLIAC championships. Hillsdale will face Ashland next Saturday to wrap up the dual meet regular season.