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Viking swimmers fall to Muncie Central

HNHS swimmer Skyler Ruschhaupt shows winning form in the 100-yard breaststroke on Saturday, Jan. 10, against visiting Muncie Central.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School boys' and girls' swim teams both lost to visiting Muncie Central on Saturday, Jan. 10.

The Viking boys lost, 113-72, despite Skyler Ruschhaupt earning two individual events and helping a relay team to victory. The HNHS girls lost 111-70.

Ruschhaupt took first place in the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:02.88, and 200-yard individual medley, in 2:15.71. The team of Ruschhhapt, Shaun Marion, Chris Royer and Danny Scher won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:46.30.

Casey Dubuc took the lone other win for HNHS, in the diving competition with a score of 194.

Scher added a second place in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. Ryan Rethlake, Phillip Zook, Dubuc and Marion placed second in the 400-yard freestyle relay and Ruschhaupt, Dubuc, Royer and Scher took second in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Sara Karst and Tabby Johnson got the only individual wins for the HNHS girls, Karst earning the 500-yard freestyle victory in 5:58.96 and Johnson winning the diving with a score of 172.70.
The team of Mariah Patrick, Cassie Hacker, Kaitlyn Batt and Karst won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:06.28.

Hacker earned a second in the 100-yard breaststroke, Patrick placed second in the 100-yard backstroke and Patrick, Hacker, Koons and Batt took second in the 200 free relay.

The Viking swimmers host Blackford on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Salamonie School pool.