STAR JOURNAL REPORT
Despite not having last season’s two-event state runner-up Kiah Francis in the lineup Thursday, Rhinelander’s girls swimming team won its dual varsity meet at Lakeland Union High School, 98-72.
The Hodags placed first in eight events, winning all three relays. RHS’s Maddie Quinn, Jenna Hawley, Marisa McGuire and Carly Seidl won the 200-yard medley relay (2 minutes, 8.45 seconds). Seidl, Hawley, Grace Heck and Taylor Macak topped the 200 freestyle relay (1:51.74). McGuire, Macak, Quinn and Heck finished first in the 400 freestyle relay (4:13.91).
Heck also won two individual events, topping the 50 freestyle (27.28) and 100 butterfly (1:08.62).
The other three first-place individual finishes for the Hodags came from McGuire in the 100 freestyle (1:01.89), Macak in the 500 freestyle (6:12.7) and Hawley in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.78).
Quinn recorded a pair of runner-up finishes in the 500 freestyle (6:24.47) and 100 backstroke (1:10.22). RHS also registered second-place finishes from Macak in the 200 freestyle (2:17.64) and McGuire in the 200 individual medley (2:37.04).
Two of the Hodags’ five third-place finishes were in the relay events with Emily McFarland, Taylor Hollands, Shelby Kuehn, and Hannah Hoffhein in both the 200 freestyle relay (2:02.81) and 400 freestyle relay (4:43.42).
RHS’s individual third-place finishes came from Kuehn in the 100 breaststroke (1:29.51), Seidl in the 50 freestyle (28.7) and Hollands in the 200 freestyle (2:20.89).
The Hodags host their next dual meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against Medford.