STAR JOURNAL REPORT
It went down to the final event Thursday when the Rhinelander girls swimming team won its dual meet at the Heck Family Community Pool over Medford, 88-82.
The Hodags closed out the meet with Marisa McGuire, Taylor Macak, Taylor Hollands and Grace Heck picking up the decisive eight points by winning the 400-yard freestyle (4 minutes, 8.9 seconds) with the Raiders’ relay teams having to settle for second and third place.
RHS ended up with seven first-place finishes in the 11 swimming events and topping two of the three relays with Alexandria Gallegos, Jenna Hawley, McGuire and Heck winning the 200 medley relay (2:02.76).
Macak finished first in both the 200 freestyle (2:16.56) and 500 freestyle (6:10.75). The Hodags’ other top individual finishes came from Heck in the 100 butterfly (1:06.79), Maddie Quinn in the 100 backstroke (1:10.62) and Hawley in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.98).
Carly Seidl, Hawley, Hollands and Macak placed runner-up in the 200 freestyle relay (1:50.64). RHS’s second-place individual finishes included McGuire in both the 50 freestyle (27.3) and 100 freestyle (1:00.99), Heck in the 200 individual medley (2:30.6) and Hollands in the 500 freestyle (6:15.51).
The Hodags’ third-place finishes included Hollands in the 200 freestyle (2:19.57), Quinn in the 200 individual medley (2:38.97), Hawley in the 50 freestyle (28.47), Seidl in the 100 freestyle (1:04.65) and Gallegos in the 100 backstroke (1:13.96).