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Rams Down Grandville, Celebrate Seniors

By Admin, 10/05/18, 8:00PM EDT


Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography

ROCKFORD – The Rams Swim & Dive team celebrated their seniors, Thursday, Oct. 4, in an OK Red meet against Grandville High School. Rockford enjoyed the Senior Night with a 195-117 win against the Bulldogs, honoring Grace Bargwell, Elise Jendritz, Morgan Kraus, and Samantha Tow for all their accomplishments as student athletes

The Rams started out the night with a bang, going 1-2 in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Rachel Gamm, Masy Folcik, Josie Geers, and Paige Beers touched the wall first at 1:53.59, followed by the ‘Super Sophomores’ relay team of Sara Kraus, Rylee Davis, Halina Newland, and Sarah Foster, who timed in at 1:58.64. In the 200-yard freestyle the Rams earned points from Morgan Kraus, who clocked in at 2:00.88 to claim first, and Oliver Harmsen, who earned third by timing in at 2:09.58.

Rockford continued their winning ways in the next two events, able to claim the top four positions in both the 200-yard IM, and the 50-yard freestyle. In the 200 IM, Sara Kraus placed first with a time of 2:15.50, Josie Geers earned second clocking in at 2:19.19, Grace Bargwell landed third with a time of 2:29.03, and Halina Newland placed fourth touching the wall at 2:31.35. In the 50 freestyle, Ashley Lund was first at 24.41, Masy Flocik second at 25.28, Paige Beers was third with a time of 26.12, and Sarah Foster placed fourth at 26.17.

Elise Jendritz continued to wow spectators off the 1-meter diving board, placing first by accumulating 296.55 points. She was followed by teammates Ava Laufersky, who tallied 166.30 points, Paige Clauser, who landed fourth with 158.70 points, and Jessica Axtman, who finished fifth with 152.60.

The 100-yard butterly event saw Rachel Gamm touch the wall first at 59.86, Masy Folcik landing second with a time of 1:01.33, and Paige Beers placing fourth, clocking in at 1:07.34. Freshman Ashley Lund claimed the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 54.21, and was followed by Josie Geers, who earned second with a time of 58.56. Samantha Tow earned valuable points for the Rams, landing fourth with a time of 59.35. Ally Kinstle landed third in the grueling 500-yard freestyle, with teammate Isabelle Glover placing fifth with a time of 5:55.18.

The Rams claimed first and third in the 200-yard freestyle, with Josie Geers, Paige Beers, Rachel Gamm, and Ashley Lund placing first with a time of 1:42.45, and the team of Samantha Tow, Juliet Alcala, Faith Ten Eyck, and Grace Bargwell timed in at 1:52.04. Morgan Kraus earned another first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.02. Rams Sarah Foster earned second with a time of 1:06.23, and Kaitlyn Morrison claimed fourth with a time of 1:10.17. Sara Kraus earned first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:09.70.

Rockford also claimed the 400-yard freestyle relay with the team of Macy Folcik, Rachel Gamm, Ashley Lund, and Morgan Kraus clocking in at 3:46.38.

Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography