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Raiders win girls swim opener

Raiders win girls swim opener Raiders win girls swim opener

said. “We put her in the 500, where she’s kinda filling a hole for us and that went really well.”

Freshmen Colby Bergman and Breanna Kraemer got off to strong starts. They took the top two spots in the 100-yard backstroke with Bergman finishing in 1:16.53 and Kraemer coming in at 1:17.08. Shaniah Brandt added a fourth-place time of 1:29.05.

Sophomore Aiden Denzer easily won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:37.11. Bergman was second at 2:51.11 and Brandt earned a fifth-place point in 3:21.03. Kraemer was second in the 100yard butterfly at 1:26.34, behind senior Morgan Ball, who won easily in 1:06.39. Freshman Jackie Williams placed fourth in 1:37.87.

“Breanna’s swim in the fly, that was really good,” Meinel said. “Kaya had an amazing night in the sprints. That was good. Colby in the IM has a few things to work on, but she has strong potential there, following in her sister’s footsteps. Jackie just had a good meet all over. She just filled some of those holes that the seniors left us.”

Erin Bergman and Ball chose the 100yard breaststroke for their wild card event and Bergman won it in 1:19.94. Ball beat Mosinee’s Lauren Ellis by 1.4 seconds to grab second and Williams was fourth in 1:32.73.

Erin Bergman and Denzer helped lead three relay teams to easy victories. Bergman, Denzer, Ball and Razink opened the new year with a time of 2:00.65 in the 200yard medley relay. The team of Johnson, Weix, Kraemer and Williams was 26.01 seconds behind in second place. They were 3.4 seconds ahead of Mosinee’s third-place team. Rau, Colby Bergman, Brandt and Pernsteiner were fourth at 2:33.54.

Razink, Denzer, Ball and Erin Bergman convincingly won the 400-yard freestyle relay with their time of 4:14.09 that was 1:01.31 ahead of the second-place team consisting of Pernsteiner, Fortin, Rau and Brandt. Kraemer, Williams, Johnson and Brandner were sixth in 6:06.26, just 0.01 behind Mosinee’s fifthplace team.

Denzer, Weix, Brandner and Erin Bergman won the 200-yard freestyle by 9.32 seconds in a time of 1:57.79. Colby Bergman, Fortin, Johnson and Rau got two third-place points at 2:15.04.

“We had good starts,” Meinel said. “We have to work on flip turns. It’s typical this time of year. That and endurance. But that will come. I’m not concerned.”

Medford is back in the pool today, Thursday, with a 5:30 p.m. meet hosted by the Ladysmith Co-op. The Raiders are expecting a close meet, as it usually is, against the Tridents, who lost their GNC opener 100-67 at Lakeland. Medford hosts Antigo on Sept. 17.