All eyes in the swimming world were glued to Ann Arbor on Saturday as the top two teams in the state met for a dual-meet at Pioneer High School. Pioneer, ranked No. 1 in Division 1, scored a 119-67 win over Farmington Hills Mercy in a non-league match-up.
And while Mercy was missing a few key swimmers, the win and times the Pioneers put on the board was impressive. It also should be a confidence builder down the road – but the Pioneers still have plenty of work to do and times to drop before the meet Mercy and everyone else on the big stage next month.
Pioneer opened the meet with a win in the medley relay. The team of Quoia Sam, Amelia Weyhing, Holly Pringle and Autumn Bullinger went 1:47.01 to score first-place points.
Vivian VanRenterghem won the 200 free in 1:53.61 with teammate Sophia Guo in third in 1:57.85.
Lily Cramer won the 200 IM in 2:07.92 with teammate Edwina Jalet in second in 2:11.76.
Lucy Mehraban kept the winning streak swimming along when she won the 50 free in 24.26. Bullinger took third in 24.84.
In diving, Alex Mercier was second (198.80 points) and Tierney Fraidenburg third (172.25).
The Pioneers went one-two in the butterfly. Lindsay Orringer-Hau was first in 58.90 and Pringle took second in 58.96.
VanRenterghem won her second race of the day when she won the 100 free in 53.25. Guo touched third in 54.93.
The Pioneers went one-two in the 500 free. Mehraban was first in 5:08.40 and Orringer-Hau was second in 5:12.02.
Pioneer’s foursome of Cramer, Weyhing, VanRenterghem and Mehraban took first in the 200 free in 1:38.88.
Sam was second (59.65) and Bullinger third (59.80) in the backstroke.
The Pioneers went one-two in the breaststroke. Cramer took first (1:05.81) and Jalet second (1:06.66).
The Pioneers foursome of Mehraban, VanRenterghem, Bullinger and Cramer took first in 3:35.76