“It was a really nice win,” coach Dana Culp said. “The girls swam well, and several had better times over our previous meet. It’s a nice way to start the year, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us. We’re looking forward to continuing to improve.”
Northwestern 129, Pioneer 53
Quadruple winners Kindra Gingerich, Savannah Gamester, Jordyn Harrison and Addie Roth and double winner Jenna Harrison led the way for Northwestern in the win at Pioneer.
Individually, Gingerich won the 100-yard freestyle (1:01.63) and 100 backstroke (1:09.39), Gamester was tops in the 50 freestyle (:26.97) and 100 butterfly (1:08.55), Jordyn Harrison won the 200 freestyle (2:09.15) and 500 freestyle (5:46.39) and Roth won the 200 individual medley (2:29.38) and 100 breaststroke (1:14.74). Also, Rachel Johns won the diving program (234.55).
Gingerich, Roth, Gamester joined Jenna Harrison in winning the 200 medley relay (2:02.82). Jenna Harrison, Jordyn Harrison teamed with Mariah Roberts and Megan Floyd to win the 200 freestyle relay (1:55.30), and Gamester, Gingerich, Jordyn Harrison and Roth combined to win the 400 freestyle relay (4:05.40).
“We had some awesome times,” Northwestern coach Cindy Britten said. “We had a couple of girls close to records. Roth’s time in the 100 breaststroke was her best time. Johns was two points away from a diving record. Underclassmen are dropping time. I am proud of all of them, and they are really swimming hard.”
Northwestern 123, Pioneer 54
Quadruple winners Griffin Longshore and Gray Longshore led the way as Northwestern won its opening meet against host Pioneer. Drew Harris was a triple winner and Will DeVaul and Kyle Miller were double winners.
Gray Longshore was tops in the 200 freestyle (2:02.90) and 100 freestyle (:55.18). Griffin Longshore won the 200 individual medley (2:22.24) and 100 backstroke (1:07.90). Drew Harris was tops in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.46). DeVaul won the 100 butterfly (1:01.17) and Miller took first in the 500 freestyle (5:53.8).
Griffin Longshore, DeVaul and Will Harris teamed with Darren Curry to win the 200 medley relay (1;56.07). Gray Longshore, Will Harris, Drew Harris and Joel Austin joined forces in winning the 200 free relay in 1:41.52, and Gray Longshore, Miller, Drew Harris and Griffin Longshore combined forces to win the 400 free relay (3:52.83).
“This was our season opener, and all and all, our guys did a great job,” NW coach Britten said. “We have some new guys that have come a long way from the first day of practice. Our veteran guys did a great job of responding.”