Raider girls roll again

From Herald Staff Reports

The metrics are simple for the Southridge girls swimming team: Rack up 100 points or more, and you’re going to win.

The Raiders cracked the century mark in points for the fourth time in five meets Thursday, racing away with a 102-63 win on the road against Tell City. The Marksmen topped the Raiders 69-53 in the boys meet.


The Raider girls finished first in 10 of 11 events, with three girls earning multiple first-place finishes by big margins. Sydney Barrett took first in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle races with times of 1:02.06 and 2:13.40, respectively. Her 200 time was almost 15 seconds ahead of second place. Jade Jochem sprinted to wins in the 50 freestyle (28.52) and 100 backstroke (1:11.78) and Taylor Miles won both of her races by almost 10 seconds in the 100 butterfly (1:06.98) and 100 breaststroke (1:20.91). Other first-place finishers were Ellie Langebrake in the 200 individual medley, Miles, Langebrake, Taylor Seufert and Sarah Hayes in the 200 medley relay, Judith Ott, Alexandra Herron, Barbara Moss and Shawna Cronk in the 200 free relay and Jochem, Kyla Schwinghammer, Barrett and Olivia Maxey in the 400 free relay.

For Southridge’s boys, the 200 medley group of Raul Rodriguez, Christian Motteler, Sam White and Luke Siddons beat the Marksmen to the wall by 0.36 seconds. Motteler followed that up by winning the 200 individual medley (2:18.63) and 500 freestyle (5:55.36). Siddons also grabbed first place in the 50 freestyle, and the 400 relay team of Siddons, White, Motteler and Dillon Giesler also finished first.

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