Swim team dives in with first meet against McCaskey

Anticipation was in the air -- and the water -- as L-S's swim team hosted its first meet of the year. Its opponent was McCaskey, also participating in its first meet. The Pioneers sought to "hold down the fort" against the "whirling winds" of the Red Tornado.
Swimming roster: boys
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The Pioneer girls notched their first win of the season, defeating their opponent 110-59. A strong core of upperclassmen led the way, with Kristin Allen winning two races (100 fly and back), and Allyson Dull, Meghan Brubaker, Ellie Kingsley, and Hailey Welchans also winning individual heats. Relay teams in the 200 medley, 200 freestyle relay, and 400 freestyle relay also won for the team.

"I thought we had some great swims," says senior captain Kristin Allen. "It was a great way to start the season, especially with the girls winning."

The senior leadership of the girls' team is juxtaposed by youth and inexperience on the boys' side; nevertheless, they notched a respectable effort, falling 93-76. With only four upperclassmen, it may be a rebuilding year for the team, but counting them out is unwise, especially with Colin Anderson, a returning district and state qualifier and a league all-star, leading the way. He won both the 100 free and 100 back. Relay teams also won the 200 medley and 200 freestyle races.

With one meet in the books, it is full speed ahead for the Pioneers' aquanauts.

--Megan Doolittle, LSNews.org Swimming Reporter

Edited: BP

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