Junior Cole Hysong breaks FHC diving record with 287 points against Jenison


After a crazy week at school, the boys swim and dive team lost five members due to contact tracing, which left them with a hefty nine-person team to face off against Jenison last Saturday. Because of the lack of swimmers, junior Cole Hysong had to help out and swim in a relay, but that wasn’t his only accomplishment of the day.

Not only did Cole win the diving portion of the meet, beating all three of Jenison’s divers, but he also scored 287.65 points, a new FHC diving record.

When asked how he felt breaking the record, Cole said, “It felt really good after missing the record by .05 last year. Hitting the reverse 2.5 in a meet for the first time was amazing as well. It was a highlight of the meet, [with us] only having nine kids being able to compete.”

Also having a good meet was sophomore Ben Rogala. In the 100 meter backstroke, swimming a time of 1:00.36, he just touched out the Jenison opponent by .35 of a second, winning the event for his team. Ben also had good swims throughout the meet when he placed second in both his 200 freestyle and in the 400 freestyle relay.

Unfortunately for FHC, the Rangers did not acquire as many points as they had wanted, but with only nine swimmers, losing 99-70 to the Wildcats was pretty impressive. The Rangers will swim at Calvin University tomorrow at 7:30. They will continue to work hard while staying healthy and compete against the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles.