The Hudson girls swimming and diving team has hopes of winning its first-ever state championship.
The boys team looks to continue its elite status which has already lasted an eternity.
It’s the first meet of the season, so there is much work to do.
If such a statement is true regarding the Explorers, the opposition is in huge trouble.
The girls and boys teams set seven pool records Friday at the Medina Community Recreation Center.
The girls set four new marks in a commanding 224-89 victory. The boys team broke three records in a 167-142 win.
Maddie Hannan was part of all four girls’ records.
She finished with a record-setting time of 53.3 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle and joined Lucy Reber, Paige McCormick and Mackenzie DeWitt on the 200 medley relay team (1:48.8); Giovanna Cappabianca, McCormick and DeWitt on the 200 freestyle relay team (1:36.9); and Cappabianca, McCormick and DeWitt on the 400 freestyle relay team (3:34.6).
"Overall, it was a great team performance," Hudson head coach Matt Davis said. "The girls dominated and won every swim race on the evening, highlighted by the relay.
"Our depth showed why we are one of the top teams in the state with several swimmers getting victories. I couldn't be prouder of how we performed.
"Our rookies weren't fazed. They just came in and raced hard like we wanted. Emma Fisher got her first varsity win in the 100 butterfly."
Jay Johnson and Caleb Tuckerman were part of two of the three boys’ records.
Johnson, the defending state champion in the 100 freestyle, won with a time of 52 seconds in the 100 butterfly and Tuckerman swam a clocking of 4:48 in the 500 freestyle.
Johnson, Tuckerman, Tate Trattner and Caleb Cosentino led the 200 freestyle relay team to a first-place time of 1:29.88.
"The boys’ meet was close and we had several close races with them," Davis said. "Some notable swims besides the record-setting swims for the boys was sophomore Dylan Albrecht. He had two significant time drops from his lifetime best in the 200 and 500 free. He has been working really hard and is reaping the benefits as he continues to get stronger."
Other Hudson swimmers and divers who fared well are as follows.
• 200 freestyle: Noelle Kara, first, 2:08.72; and Maddie Seifert, third, 2:09.52
• 200 individual medley: Reber, first, 2:14.35; Gabrielle Loring, second, 2:16.24; and Eliana Szabo, third, 2:16.66
• 50 freestyle: Kate Hensley, first, 26.5; Peyton Binns, second, 26.83; and Mija Drobnjak, third, 27.49
• Diving: Isabella DiTullio, second, 184.7 points
• 100 butterfly: Emma Fisher, first, 1:06.19; Katie Caniglia, second, 1:06.32; and Erin Morgan, third, 1:11.68
• 100 freestyle: Szabo, first, 56.04; and Kara, third, 58.25
• 500 freestyle: Loring, first, 5:24.02; Seifert, second, 5:34.36; and Caroline Von Ville, third, 5:40.64
• 100 backstroke: Hensley, first, 1:03.47; and Hannah Weldon, second, 1:05.25
•100 breaststroke: Reber, first, 1:10.16; Drobnjak, second, 1:11.77; and Caniglia, third, 1:15.64
• 200 medley relay: Johnson, Tuckerman, Cosentino and Seth Baylor, first, 1:42.73
• 200 freestyle: Tate Trattner, second, 1:54.6
• 200 IM: Baylor, second, 2:08.38; and Alek Vizmeg, third, 2:12.48
• 50 freestyle: Johnson, first, 21.59
• Diving: Hunter Trautmann, first, 178
• 100 butterfly: Cosentino, third, 54.37
• 100 freestyle: Baylor, third, 50.89
• 500 freestyle: Tuckerman, first, 4:48.76; an Albrecht, third, 5:20.57
• 100 backstroke: Mason Meyer, third, 1:01.37
• 100 breaststroke: Vizmeg, second, personal-best 1:08.92; and AJ Metzler, third, 1:11.68