The Pioneer boys’ swimming and diving team made a big statement Thursday night with a convincing win over an SEC powerhouse. The Pioneers knocked off talented Saline 110-76 in a dual-meet at Saline.
The Pioneers opened the meet with a win in the medley relay. The team of Luis Miranda, Vaughn Hajra, Henry Cramer and Shashank Chandru touched first with a time of 1 minute, 39.55 seconds.
Pioneer sophomore Cameron Williston was second in the 200 free in 1:45.54.
In the individual medley, Pioneer sophomore Matthew Segal was first in 1:55.33. Miranda was third in 2:02.94.
Pioneer went one-two in the 50 free with a pair of seniors. Trent Hitchins was first in 22.37 while Chandru was a close second in 22.67.
Sophomore Cole Tremewan won the diving for Pioneer with 229.15 points. Pioneer’s Max Rolla-Mullis was third (166.15).
In the butterfly, Chandru was second in 54.05.
Segal returned to the winner’s circle in the 100 free with a time of 47.03. Gabriel Labadie was third (50.55) for the Pioneers.
In the 500 free, Williston touched second (4:50.38) and Caleb Rice was third (4:52.60).
The Pioneer foursome of Segal, Cramer, Chandru and Hitchins won the 200 free relay in 1:28.82.
Miranda was second in the backstroke with a time of 54.70. Hajra was second in the breaststroke in 1:00.07.
The Pioneers finished the meet in winning fashion with a first place in the 400 free relay. The team of Williston, Labadie, Segal and Anthony McDonough won in 3:19.62.