STAR JOURNAL REPORT
Both of Thursday’s first-place finishes by the Rhinelander High School girls swimming team came from Division I recruit Kiah Francis when the Hodags lost their Great Northern Conference dual meet at Tomahawk, 92-77.
Francis won the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 10.63 seconds) and 100 freestyle (54.83). She also was part of two runner-up finishes when she joined Marisa McGuire, Carly Seidl and Grace Heck in the 200 freestyle relay (1:45.6) and McGuire, Heck and Taylor Macak in the 400 freestyle relay (3:55.46).
RHS’s Alexandra Gallegos, Jenna Hawley, Emily McFarland and Taylor Hollands placed second in the 200 medley relay (2:08.73).
Heck added an individual second-place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:06.16) and also came in third in the 50 freestyle (26.65. The Hodags’ other runner-up finishes came from McGuire in the 200 freestyle (2:14.9) and Gallegos in the 100 backstroke (1:10.17).
RHS’s Maddie Quinn placed third in both the 200 freestyle (2:23.5) and 100 backstroke (1:11.91). The team’s other third-places individual finishes came from Hollands in the 500 freestyle (6:08.85) and Hawley in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.9).
The Hodags also recorded third-place relay finishes from Quinn, Seidl, Macak and Shelby Kuehn in the 200 medley relay (2:10.3), Kuehn, Hawley, Rachel Uhlarik and Hannah Hoffhein in the 200 freestyle relay (2:01.29) and Quinn, McFarland, Hollands and Gallegos in the 400 freestyle relay (4:24.26).
RHS next hosts a dual meet this coming Thursday against Colby/Abbotsford.