The C.W. Post women’s swim team defeated the Army Black Knight on Friday, November 18th, by the score of 135-123. The close win brought the Pioneers’ record to 3-0 to start the season. One school record and six pool records were set in addition to two personal bests.
Junior Sandra Luiga set the school record, taking first place in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:38.14. The previous record, 4:40.49, was set by Katie Kelly in December 2007.
The six pool records that were broken included four individual records and two relay records. Sophomore Tamara Garriock set two of the individual records herself. She won the 200 free with a time of 1:53.22 and the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:21.62 to set a new bar for swimmers in the Pratt pool. Senior Cornelia Hanes set a pool record in the 50 free with a finishing time of 24.02, and junior Mairi Morrison set the record for the 100 free, touching the wall in 52.35 to round out the individual pool records.
In the relay events, Luiga, Garriock, Hanes, and Morrison joined together to swim a 3:56.08 400 medley relay, breaking the previous record that had been set two years ago by a team that also included Hanes. Garriock, Morrison, Hanes, and freshman Courtney Delehanty broke a pool record that had stood for almost four years in the 200 free relay, completing the race in a time of 1:36.05.
Freshman Catriona Laird and senior Sandra Kirstein walked away from the meet with personal bests in the 100 fly to finish up the day for the Pioneers.
The team will be back in the pool this weekend, December 3rd and 4th, when it participates in the College of New Jersey’s Winter Invitational in Ewing, New Jersey.