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Manchester Swimmers Fall To Pioneer


The Manchester swim teams took on Pioneer Tuesday.

Despite Liam York’s victories in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, the Manchester boys fell short against Pioneer 101-38. Cale Bennett acheived a lifetime best in the 200 IM and had a strong swim in the 100 butterfly to capture a pair of second place finishes. Caden Marcum battled through illness to earn second place finishes in the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle. York, Bennett, and Marcum teamed up with Tristan Schmid to take second place in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. The Squires will be back at the Strauss-Peabody Aquatic Center on Thursday to take on Maconaquah.


Manchester took first place in 8 out of the 11 swimming events, but Pioneer’s divers and depth prooved to be too much to overcome in Tuesday night’s 78-91 loss to the Panthers. Hannah Eberly, Josie Briner, and Rachel Garcia paced the Squires with two individual victories each. Eberly swam lifetime bests in winning the 200 and 100 freestyles. Briner continued her strong start to the season with victories in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, and Rachel Garcia cruised to victories in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Eberly and Garcia teamed up with Noelle Walt and Evyn Fox to win the 200 medley relay. Eberly, Garcia, Briner, and Sophie Anglin closed the meet with a win in the 400 freestyle relay. Noelle Walt swam a lifetime best in the 50 freestyle to finish a close second and teamed with Briner, Anglin, and Fox to take second in the 200 freestyle relay. The Squires return to action on Thursday when they host Maconaquah.

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