Girls Varsity Swimming · Girls Varsity Swimming finishes 3rd place at United Kansas Conference Meet


  Place Points
Lansing High School 1st 85
De Soto High School 2nd 84
Leavenworth High School 3rd 59
Shawnee Heights High School 4th 51
Turner High School 5th 20
Basehor-Linwood High School 6th 14

The Pioneers finished in 3rd in team scoring at the United Kansas Conference Meet. The team had two individuals win League titles in their events. Senior Elizabeth tied for 1st in the 200 Invididual Medley in a personal best time of 2:33.07 and won 100 Butterfly in 1:08.69, as personal best time by 2.5 seconds. Freshman Kennedy Gibson won 100 Breaststroke in 1:21.03, a personal best time by 2.5 seconds. The Pioneers had 16 personal best times on the night.

The 200 Medley Relay (Alissa McCarter, Kennedy Gibson, Elizabeth Bert, Hope Hanlen) took 2nd in a best time of 2:07.07, another cut off their best from Wednesday night. This lowers their consideration time to just over a second off an automatic 6A time cut. The Pioneers 200 Freestyle Relay (Hanlen, Gibson, McCarter, Bert) also took 2nd, just a tenth off their best time earned Wednesday night (1:54.10). Kennedy Gibson also finished 3rd in the 200 Freestyle in a personal best time of 2:19.60, cutting 2.5 seconds. In the 200 Individual Medley, Alissa McCarter took place in 2:46.34, cutting 5 seconds off her previous best time. Senior Hope Hanlen took 4th in the 50 Freestyle in 28.43 and 6th in the 100 Freestyle in 1:02.89, a personal best by over a second. In the 500 Freestyle, Maya Brothers took 4th in 6:21.88. Teammates Maya Brothers and Alissa McCarter both took places on the podium in the 100 Backstroke in 4th and 6th places, respectively. In the final event, the Pioneers finished in 6th place in the 400 Freestyle Relay (Brothers, Chloe Neibert, Virginia Perry, Erin Ruggles) in 5:00.59.

Other highlights include:
Haley Engen (12 second personal best, 16th – 200 Freestyle)
Chloe Neibert (7 second personal best, 13th – 100 Freestyle and 3 second personal best, 17th – 100 Backstroke)
Erin Ruggles (9 second personal best, 13th – 500 Freestyle)
Virginia Perry (10 second personal best, 11th – 500 Freestyle and 1 second personal best, 11th – 100 Backstroke)
Moe Fischer (3 second personal best, 12th – 100 Breaststroke)