The drive for five is complete.
Now the Hudson girls swimming and diving team seeks the best prize yet.
That would be a state championship.
The Explorers completely dominated their conference rivals to win their fifth consecutive Suburban League National Conference championship. The league meet took place Saturday at the University of Akron’s Ocasek Natatorium.
Hudson, which has ruled the National Conference ever since the Suburban League expanded to a 15-team, two-conference format, scored 668 points to easily win the eight-team competition.
Brecksville-Broadview Heights finished second with 350.5 points and Stow-Munroe Falls took third with 299 points.
"We had an amazing meet," Explorers head coach Matt Davis said. "We had all four girls place in the top six in each event. That speaks to the depth of our team. I feel bad as we had swimmers who were not able to compete who could have scored top eight, but each team is only allowed four per event."
The following Hudson relays finished in the top three and the following Explorers placed in the top five in their individual events:
• 200-yard medley relay: Lucy Reber, Paige McCormick, Mackenzie DeWitt and Carrie Caniglia, first, 1 minute, 49.03 seconds;
• 200 freestyle: McCormick, first, 1:52.89; Eliana Szabo, third, 1:57.68; and Reber, fourth, 2:00.1;
• 200 individual medley: Giovanna Cappabianca, first, 2:07.87; Gabrielle Loring, second, 2:13.6; Caroline Coates, fourth, 2:20.24; and Mia Dezelic, fifth, 2:20.88;
• 50 freestyle: DeWitt, first, 24.26; Caniglia, fourth, 25.07; and Maddie Horrigan, fifth, 25.8;
• 100 butterfly: Cappabianca, first, 57.78; Reber, third, 1:01.17; Marisa Schenkenberger, fourth, 1:02.54; and Kate Hensley, fifth, 1:02.95;
• 100 freestyle: DeWitt, first, 54.26; Szabo, second, 54.83; and Erin Zmich, fifth, 56.51;
• 500 freestyle: McCormick, first, 4:59.17; Caniglia, third, 5:26.23; and Maddie Seifert, fifth, 5:29.66;
• 200 freestyle relay: Caniglia, Szabo, Cappabianca and DeWitt, second, 1:39.5;
• 100 backstroke: Olivia Pisano, first, 59.89; Hensley, third, 1:01.84; Loring, fourth, 1:02.4; and Hannah Weldon, fifth, 1:02.22;
• 100 breaststroke: Taylor Kochanowski, second, 1:08.08; Mia Drobnjak, fourth, 1:09.71; and Schenkenberger, fifth, 1:10.17; and
• 400 freestyle relay: Szabo, McCormick, Cappabianca and Loring, first, 3:39.86.