The Pioneer boys’ swimming and diving team continue on a course towards big things this season. The Pioneers finished first overall on Saturday at the competitive Warrior Relays hosted by Brother Rice. Pioneer finished with 350 points in the 10-team event that features some of the best swim programs in the state.
Brother Rice was second with 310 points followed by Skyline (300), Grand Blanc (272), Dexter (272), Birmingham Groves (272) and Huron (262).
Pioneer (Cameron Williston, Vaughn Hajra, Henry Cramer and Matthew Segal) finished third in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:37.64. Huron’s team of Ji Ung Hyun, Kevin Zhou, AJ Stewart and Eli Atkinson finished fifth in 3:47.37.
The Pioneer team of Caleb Rice, Alex Farmer, Samuel Fonte and Robert Yang won the 800 free relay in 7:22.62. Huron’s team of Dane Hubers, Jonathan Jiang, Rohit Garikipati and Ben Hires were fourth in 7:40.58.
It was back to the winner’s circle for Pioneer in the 200 backstroke relay. The team of Anthony McDonough, Shashank Chandru, Ryan Hume and Rice touched first in 1:43.78.
Pioneer was second in the 850 crescendo relay. The team of Hitchins, Williston, Gabriel Labadie and Segal finished in 7:50.56.
Pioneer (Yang, Chandru, Cramer and Labadie) also took second in the 200 fly relay with a time of 1:39.80.
In the 200 medley relay, the team of Williston, Yang, Henri Schneehagen and Hitchins was second in 1:42.09. Huron’s team of Hyun, Kevin Zhou, Stewart and Atkinson was fourth in 1:43.08.
In the 400 IM relay, the Pioneer team of Hajra, Samuel Fonte, Farmer and Anthony Gibbons was third in 3:55.19. The team of Segal, Hitchins, Chandru and Rice took second in the 200 free relay in 1:29.07.
In the 200 free relay, Pioneer’s team of Segal, Hitchins, Chandru and Rice placed second in 1:29.07.
Pioneer’s team of Hajra, Fonte, Gibbons and Schneehagen won the 200 breaststroke relay in 1:55.48.
Huron touched third in the 400 free relay as the team of Atkinson, Dane Hubers, Jiang and Stewart touched in 3:23.35. Pioneer’s team of Labadie, Farmer, Cramer and McDonough was fourth in 3:23.74.