LIU Post’s women’s swim team showed its strength by racking up seven victories at the East Stroudsburg Invitational in Pennsylvania on February 4th.
The team walked away from the meet, which also featured teams from East Stroudsburg University, Millersville University and Kutztown University, with five wins in individual events and another two in relays.
The Pioneers started the day with a win by the “A” team in the 200 medley relay. Next, senior Cornelia Hanes completed the 50 Free in 24.44 seconds to take first place. Hanes later added another first to the Pioneers’ points column when she beat out the competition in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:11.17 finish. Freshman Johanna Pettersson also contributed to the individual victories for the Pioneers when she finished the 100 backstroke in 1:00.24.
The LIU Post team continued to look good later in the day. Sophomore Tamara Garriock took first in the 100 butterfly with a 1:01.77, just one event before junior Mairi Morrison put another W on the boards for the Pioneers with a first place finish in the 200 individual medley with a finish time of 2:19.33.
A team effort capped off the wins for the Pioneers when Garriock, Morrison and Hanes joined with freshman Courtney Delehanty to finish first in the 200 freestyle relay. The team finished the event in just 1:40.44.
The Pioneers have a two-week break before their next competition, when they head to Piscataway, N.J., on February 17th, to compete in the Metropolitan Conference Championships.