Our swimmers put up one of the best first-morning performances I’ve ever seen by a team. Prelims began at 10:00am and by Noon we had seen one school record, over a dozen lifetime bests and excellent positioning for Finals tonight.
Senior Lindsay Nixon smashed the school record in the 200 Individual Medley and is the top seed for tonight's final. She touched in 2:10.81, downing the old mark of 2:11.92 by just over a second. Four more Pioneer women qualified for the consolation final heat of the IM: Koy Collier, Susie Trexler, Cat Menkel-Lawrence, and Mandy Hamilton. Claire Jordan swam to a lifetime best swim in the 500 Freestyle and is seeded fifth going into tonight's final. Senior Annie Hay qualified 8th to swim in the Finals heat of the 50 Freestyle. With this swim, she moved into 7th all-time for the Pios in that race.
In men's competition, co-team captain Sam Palmer swam to a best time in the 50 Freestyle and seeded himself 10th for tonight's final. Palmer moved into 5th place in Pioneer Swimming history for the 50 Freestyle. Co-captain Zac Hixson is coming back ranked 11th tonight in the 200 IM.