Mooresville Girls Varsity Swim kicked off Sectionals last night in Franklin with a night of Prelims to qualify for Finals this Saturday. Ariel Theriac, Isabelle Deverick, Cora Winegarden, and Mikaylah Alexander will be back Saturday in the 200 Medley Relay with a time just 5 tenths of a second from the current record. Eryn Hetser and Claire Newton qualified for the 200 Free. Freshman Brooklyn Tidd dropped just enough time to make it back for the 200 Individual Medley. The 50 Free event is the fastest in years but Cora Winegarden was still able to qualify for finals. The Pioneer Girls had a strong showing in the 100 Fly with all three flyers make finals; Ariel Theriac, Sydney Gercak and Mikaylah Alexander. Eryn Hetser was a personal best to qualify for the 500 Free. The Relay team of Arial Theriac, Isabelle Deverick, Mikaylah Alexander and Cora Winegarden will be back on Saturday with a time just 7 tenths off the school record. Brooklyn Tidd also had a nice time drop in her 100 Backstroke to qualify for finals. Of the two Pioneer girls in the 100 Breaststroke both Isabelle Deverick and Sydney Gercak qualified for finals on Saturday.
And the big story of the night was the girls breaking the 400 Freestyle Relay record AGAIN! In the last home meet the girls shattered the record and then went on to swim even faster last night. Eryn Hetser led off and the Ariel Theriac just swam absolutely out of her mind for a lifetime best time followed by Mikaylah Alexander and then anchored by Cora Winegarden.