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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Lady Pirates swim to a win

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  • The Hannibal High School swim team participated in a tri-meet Friday and finished in first place, beating host McCluer North and St. Charles West. Hannibal was the only team to score over 100 points as the Lady Pirates finished with a score of 143. McCluer North took second with 97 points while St. Charles West was third with 73 points.
    Mackenzie Lane, Skyleah Johnson, Devan Miller, Hailey Gardner, and Jackie Harr all set new personal best times in their events during the meet.
    Lane finished third overall in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:45.72 while Johnson finished fourth in the 100 free with a time of 1:12.11. Miller set her best time in the 100 butterfly (1:18.33), which was good for a second place finish. Gardner finished fourth in the 500 free with a time of 7:24.77. The Lady Pirates final swimmer to set a personal best time was Harr. Harr swam the 100 breast stroke in 1:23.59 to win the event.
    The Lady Pirates had six other individuals finish in first place as well as two relays. Kay Gieseke won both the 200 individual medley and the 100 freestyle. Gieseke turned in a time of 2:22.83 in the 200 IM and a time of 59.93 in the 100 free. Tessa Bieniek won the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly with times of 26.07 and 1:08.45.
    Emily Wilcoxson took first in the 500 free with a time of 6:20.67 while Taylor Bennet turned in a time of 2:08.49 to finish first in the 100 backstroke. In the relays, Bennett, Gieseke, Bieniek and Wilcoxson took first in both, the 200 medley (2:06.69) and the 400 freestyle (4:12.43).
    Hannibal had success in several other events as well. Marlene Morali finished second overall in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:32.30 while Bennett turned in a time of 29.05 to finish second in the 50 free. Also finishing in second place was the 200 free relay team, consisting of Harr, Lane, Miller, and Moralie.
    Third place finishers included Lane in the 200 freestyle (2:45.72) and Wilcoxson in the 200 individual medley (2:46.88). The Lady Pirates also had two relay teams with third place finishes. The 200 free relay of Jalissa Blue, Carter, Nelson, and Johnson finished third as did Gardner, Carter, Johnson, and Miller in the 400 free relay.

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