Girls swim and dive fall short in last regular season meet


Traditionally, for the girl’s swim and dive team, the last meet before conferences is a fun one; it is the last meet that is guaranteed for the swimmers.

Although the girls did not win, the team performed well. The girls mixed it up and competed in events that they typically do not compete in. This caused the swimmers to not compete at as high of a level as normal and they ended up falling to Northview by 8.

Senior Maggie Hier placed first in the 50-meter freestyle race with a season-best time of 26.10. Jessica Doyel followed up by placing second in the 100-meter fly, putting up a personal best time with a pace of 1:02.88. Ashley Schenck placed second in the 100-meter freestyle putting up a time of 1:01.50, which is also a personal best time. The Rangers swept the podium in the 100-meter backstroke with swimmers Jessica Doyel, Caroline Bell, and Ashley Schenck. The 400-meter freestyle relay team also finished first with a time of 4:00.93. Divers Olivia Thornley and Rachael Yeager also dominated the diving competition by taking first and second place respectively.

For the girls, the conference meet is next on the agenda. In a competitive conference, the girls will have to perform very well in order to succeed. 

“We have been working and practicing hard all season” senior captain Maggie Hier said. “Getting faster as well as getting better at working together as a team has really helped us.”

Along with the captains, the coaches have done a great job at preparing the team for this monumental meet. 

“The coaches push the girls out of their comfort zones,” senior Avery Verlinde said. “It helps them push themselves to go even faster and get even better.” 

The next meet for the girls is a very important one. On November 5 and November 6, the team will be competing for the OK-White Conference Championship.