On December 28th eight teams came the Curry Natatorium for the Mooresville Invitational and the Lady Pioneers came out on top. The girls had at least one swimmer in the top 3 in every event and broke two school records in the process. Sadie Mills continues to own the 1 meter diving and raised the record to 483.45. Right behind Sadie, Kylie Strietelmeier and Kayla Gott finished 2nd and 3rd to give the girls a clean sweep. At the other end of the pool, the girls 200 Medley Relay team of Ashlynn Malloy, Maria Jimenez, Ayris Mitchell and Cora Winegarden started the meet finishing 2nd. Maria Jimenez was back on the block for the 200 Freestyle and battled take 2nd place again. Arial Theriac was the next Pioneer to score in the 200 Individual Medley taking 3rd. In the 50 Free, Cora ‘Joker’ Winegarden fought to 3rd in the 50 Free only missing 1st by .6 and only .1 seconds behind the second place finisher. Isabelle Deverick scored additional points finishing 4th while Jayla Smith swam a personal best and finished 7th out of 19 other girls in the event. The 100 Butterfly was crazy fast this year. The Pioneer girls took 5th, 6th and 7th; Ayris Mitchell, Ariel Theriac and Sydney Gercak respectively. Cora Winegarden was next on the block to break the school record in the 100 Free with Mikaylah Alexander taking 3rd and Emily Bombei finishing 4th. Morgan Pierson took 3rd in the 500 Freestyle to keep the points rolling in. The team of Isabelle Deverick, Mikaylah Alexander, Maria Jimenez and Cora Winegarden finished just behind the team for Mount Vernon for 2nd place in the 200 Freestyle Relay. In the 100 Backstroke, Senior Ayris Mitchell managed to fight to a 3rd place finish while Morgan Pierson came in 6th and Ashlynn Malloy 7th. Maria Jimenez continued to own the 100 Breaststroke to finish 1st and Isabelle Deverick took 3rd. The girls ended the day with Alexander Mikaylah, Emily Bombei, Ariel Theriac and Isabelle Deverick finishing 2nd in the 400 Freestyle Relay. When the points were totaled the Pioneer girls had scored 485 points; 114 points ahead of second place finisher Mount Vernon.
The girls are back in action January 9th and January 11th for the Mid State Conference.