The Pioneer girls’ swimming and diving team made a bold SEC statement Tuesday night at Saline that made a big splash throughout the state as the young Pioneers knocked off the host Hornets 94.5-91.5 in a Red Division dual-meet.
The Pioneers’ extremely young 200 medley relay team of freshmen Edwina Jalet, Lindsay Orringer-Hau and Amelia Weyhing along with sophomore Quoia Sam took second place in 1:49.05.
The Pioneers went two-three in the 200 freestyle with freshman Vivian VanRenterghem taking second in 1:57.71 and senior Katie Capelli third in 1:58.65.
Jalet took first place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.28 with teammate Abby Mehraban in second in 2:12.46.
In the 50 free, the Pioneers went two-three-four with Lily Cramer (24.67), Amelia Weyhing (24.97) and Jenni Krzeczkowski (25.61).
Freshman Alex Mercier won diving with 212.30 points.
The Pioneers splashed first and second in the butterfly with Orringer-Hau in first (59.40) and freshman Holly Pringle second (1:00.53).
Weyhing took second in the 100 free (54.28) with VanRenterghem fourth (55.47).
Mehraban was second in the 500 free in 5:12.99 with teammate Capelli in third (5:15.79).
The Pioneers won a close race in the 200 free relay. The team of Cramer, Orringer-Hau, VanRenterghem and Weyhing touched in 1:40.13. Saline went 1:41.48.
Sam took third in the backstroke in 59.30 with Orringer-Hau fourth in 1:00.06.
The Pioneers went gold-silver in the breaststroke as Cramer took first place in 1:06.62 and Jalet in second in 1:07.11.
The Pioneers touched second in the 400 free relay as the team of VanRenterghem, Capelli, Sam and Jalet finished in 3:46.37.
Main photo by Jodi Bullinger