Rams swim to victory

by BAILEY BACH

Senior Kennedy Cutler swims the 100 breast stroke to finish first place and break a school record. The Rams defeated Grandville Thursday at home.

On Thursday, September 27 the Rockford Rams beat the Grandville Bulldogs 194 to 115. Rockford started out the meet by placing first and second in the 200 yard medley relay. The team that finished first is Kara Vandawater, Kennedy Cutler, Maddi Trimble, and Erin Hudson, got a state qualifying time. Vandawater also won the 200 yard Individual Medley with a time of 2:14.65. Cutler took another first place in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.77, beating the rest of the competition by almost a second.

Rockford’s divers also performed well, taking first, second and third. Anelene Mellin and Ali Cook both got personal bests, Mellin’s by approximately 30 points.

“There are improvements all around,” said Evan Betts, the diving coach.

Finishing firstt place in the 100 yard butterfly was junior Maddi Trimble, who swam a time of 1:02.54. Morgan Koop, Adrianna Craft, Maddi Trimble, and Kristin Schnelle took first place in the 200 yard freestyle relay, with the team of Stephanie Mull, Julianna Todd, Courtney Uselton, and Kayla Kidder following for 2nd.

One of the meet’s highlights was when Cutler broke the school record for the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.27. The former record, 1:07.87, made by Amber Staudacher, had been untouched for ten years.

Junior Kayla Kidder finished the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:42.13 and added another first place to Rockford’s score. The 400 freestyle relay team of Emily Smith, Marissa Marion, Erin Hudson, and Megan Schremp won with a time of 3:48.62.

“Our team performed well, considering we knew how mismatched the meet would be,” said head coach Tom Parks.

The team’s next meet is October 4 at East Kentwood.

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