Not bad for not practicing.
“Swimming is the one sport where you have to be consistent in practice,” noted Mooresville swim coach Kevin Trammell. “We had a meet Saturday and missed three practices (due to snow days and late starts), so we were basically going in cold. We took three days off (from practice), so we’re a week behind.
“This is where we had to dig down deep. They all jumped in the water and they all had a great attitude. We did well.”
They did indeed, especially on the girls’ side of Tuesday’s dual meet with Martinsville in the Artesians’ pool.
The Pioneers won 10 events, including 1-2 sweeps in four events and 1-2-3 finishes in the 50-yard freestyle, one-meter diving and the 100 backstroke.
Mooresville’s girls totaled 125 points to 59 for Martinsville.
The girls started fast and just kept going.
Morgan Pierson, Maria Jimenez, Ayris Mitchell and Cora Winegarden joined forces to lead a 1-2 sweep in the opening event, the 200-yard medley relay, with a clocking of 2:05.43.
Winegarden (26.77 seconds), Mikaylah Alexander (27.00) and Isabelle Deverick (28.13) swept the top spots in the 50-yard freestyle.
Sadie Mills (246.15), Kylie Strietelmeier (246.05) and Kayla Gott (200.15) swept the top three spots in one-meter diving.
Pierson (1:11.88), Theriac (1:12.78) and Ashlynn Malloy (1:15.10) were the top three finishers in the 100 backstroke.
Jimenez (2:10.37) and Eryn Hetser (2:15.58) finished 1-2 in the 200 freestyle, as did Mitchell (2:37.68) and Sydney Gercak (2:44.55) in the 200 individual medley.
Jimenez, Deverick, Alexander and Winegarden teamed up to lead a 1-2 sweep in the 200 freestyle relay at 1:50.39.
Jimenez doubled back to win the 500 freestyle in 5:54.64, holding off a late surge by Martinsville’s Reagan Hurst (5:56.64).
Deverick, Mitchell and Alexander teamed up with Emily Bombei to close the night with a 4:12.53 win in the 400 freestyle relay.
Recap Courtesy of the Hoosier Times.