The Girls swim season kicked off on November 21st with a commanding 107-66 win over a strong Brebeuf girls team. The meet started with an explosive performance by Morgan Pierson, Maria Jimenez, Ayris Mitchell and Cora Winegarden in the 200 Medly Relay. The relay team was trailing by a body length going into the anchor freestyle leg. Cora sprang off the block and quickly closed the gap. On the last turn home Cora came off the wall and never looked back as she sprinted past the Brebeuf anchor and finished far out in front. In the process, Morgan, Maria, Ayris and Cora broke the school record that was set just last year. The Pioneers kept the momentum going in the 200 Free sweeping the event. Mikaylah Alexander won first with Freshman Eryn Hetser taking second and Isabelle ‘TinyTIna’ Deverick coming in to take third. Maria Jimenez then won the 200 Individual Medley. In the fastest event of the night the 50 Free, Cora Winegarden took second place just .02 seconds slower than her record from last season. Faith Scaggs, Addi Faulkenberg, and Bre McGaha swam in the exhibition heat to complete their first race ever as competitive swimmers. The wins kept coming with Ayris Mitchell winning the 100 Fly and Freshman Ariel Theriac taking fourth. In the second fastest event of the meet Cora ‘Joker’ Winegarden again took second place in the 100 Free while Mikaylah Alexander took third. Then in the 500 Free Freshman Eryn Hetser swam lights out fast to take second place with Morgan Pierson and Hannah Sherby finishing third and fourth respectively. Isabelle Deverick, Ashlynn Malloy, Mikaylah Alexander and Maria Jimenez completed the 200 Free Relay just off record time to take second place. In the 100 Backstroke the girls almost pulled off another clean sweep. Ayris Mitchell came in first with Morgan Pierson right behind her for second place and Ashlynn Malloy taking fourth. In the second recording breaking event of the night, Maria Jimenez easily won the 100 Breaststroke while breaking the high school record with aplomb. In the final event the Pioneers took second and third. The A Relay consisting of Ayris Mitchell, Mikaylah Alexander, Isabelle Deverick and Cora Winegarden finished second. The B Relay team of Morgan Pierson, Holly Connor, Eryn Hetser and Hannah Sherby finished in third.
Not to be outdone, the divers dominated sweeping the 1 Meter diving. Sadie Mills took first nailing a Front 2 1/2 for her highest score of the evening. Kayla Gott took second while Kylie Strietelmeier completed a stunning Inward 1 1/2 to finish third.
The team is in action again on November 26th at Cascade.