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Rams Fall to Eagles in Pool

By Jeannie Gregory, 02/11/19, 2:45PM EST

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Ben Schuchardt competes in the backstroke. ~ Photo by Tracy Saur

HUDSONVILLE – The Rockford swim & dive team took a trip to Hudsonville to take on the Eagles and came out on the wrong end of a 190-116 score, Monday, Feb. 11. The Rams strung together some impressive times in the pool, but couldn’t overcome the 10 first-place finishes the Eagles posted.

Rockford landed two top finishes on the night, with Josh Vickery, in diving, and Schuchardt, in the 100 backstroke earning top honors for the Rams.

Zach Burns earned second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 151.40, with Ben Schuchardt earning a sixth place, clocking in at 2:02.93 In the 200 IM, Ram Logan Lovall landed in fourth with a time of 2:14.97, and Trey Williams claimed sixth with a time of 2:23.27. The Rams earned second, fourth and sixth in the 50 freestyle, with Arend (22.64), Zach Burns (23.64), and Dwight Hua (24.16) earning places, respectively.

One of the highlights of the night for the Rams was the 1-meter diving competition, where Josh Vickery earned first with 240.50 points, Austin Hintz landed a third-place finish off the board with 202.15, and Josh Simkins placing fourth, earning 145.40 from the judges.

Elijah Chino earned a fifth place in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.48, and he was followed by teammate Gavin Saur in sixth with a 1:01.95. Ram Conner Dedert earned second-place honors in the 100 freestyle with a time of 48.66, and Nate Cheney claimed sixth with a time of 55.13. Logan Lovall earned a third-place finish in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:25.40, and was followed by Matt Weber in fifth, touching the wall at 5:43.23. Schuchardt earned a first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.17, with teammate Conner Dedert touching the wall in sixth with a time of 1:01.58. In the 100 breaststroke, Hua and Chino earned third and fourth, respectively, with times of 1:07.76 and 1:09.52.

Next up for the Rams, is the conference meet at Hudsonville, Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23.

Go Rams!


Christian Wagen tearing it up in the breaststroke. ~ Photo by Tracy Saur


Wyatt Cliff starts his race. ~ Photo by Tracy Saur


Ben Giera looks for the water during his dive. ~ Photo by Tracy Saur


Zach Abberton at the ready for his start. ~ Photo by Tracy Saur