River Falls swept the top three spots in diving, but Hudson won eight of the 11 swimming events to post a 104-81 victory over River Falls in a girls’ swimming and diving dual in Hudson Thursday, Sept. 19.
The Raiders swept all three relays and took the top two spots in three other races to remain undefeated on the season.
“Hudson is a fast team and our girls put up a strong fight,” River Falls coach Rachael Jensen said. “There were many very close races, and I'm proud of their performances.”
Rhian Neitzel posted a pair of individual victories for Hudson, winning the 100 yard butterfly in 1 minute, 1.63 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.24. She also teamed up with Reagan Cicha, Faith Eilertson and Ella Stein for a first place time of 1:51.89 in the 200 medley relay, and Cicha, Hannah Zurn and Maree Elliott for a winning time of 3:49.37 in the 400 freestyle relay. Eilertson, Zurn, Elliott and Stein won the 200 free relay in 1:44.87.
Zurn contributed a first place time of 2:07.46 in the 200 freestyle to the Raider’s team score and Elliott won the 500 free in 5:36.12 while Cicha took first in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.63.
River Falls scored big in the diving competition, with Madison Berg taking first with a season-best score of 240.95, Isabel Seyffer second with 218.7 and Eva Mikla third with 217.9.
“The girls are looking amazing this season and their hard work is showing,” Wildcat diving coach Kym Anderson said.
Ellery Ottem won a pair of races for the Wildcats with times of 24.06 seconds in the 50 freestyle and 52.62 seconds in the 100 free, while Sydney Fleming took first in the 200 individual medley in 2:16.99.
Next up for River Falls is a home dual against Menomonie Thursday, Sept. 26, while the Raiders will compete in the Tartan Invitational Saturday, Sept. 28.