Pioneers close out Logger Invitational with strong performances and multiple lifetime bests

Pioneers close out Logger Invitational with strong performances and multiple lifetime bests

TACOMA, Wash. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers closed out day three of the Logger Invite with the men's team in eighth place and the women's team in sixth place. The Pios had some of the strongest performances of the season from both teams, with the most lifetime performances of the weekend on Sunday.

Of day three, Head Coach and Aquatics Director Chris Fantz had to say, "The final day held a ton of successes for us. We had the most lifetime best swims on Sunday and a lot of second swims. Many of our kids had to swim multiple finals races on quick turnarounds and they stayed tough all the way through. We are in a great position to move into the second half of our season and build on these successes."

Kyle Monteleone was the highest scorer for the men with 55 points while Eleanor Gerrior scored the highest among the women with 50 points. She was closely followed by Kassie Kometani with 49.5 points.

Day 2

The Lewis & Clark Pioneers finished out day two of the Logger Invitational with the men's team in eighth place and the women's team in sixth place.

Head Coach and Aquatics Director Chris Fantz said of the preliminaries, "Our swimmers put together a lot of good races this morning. We had 97.6% season best swims and several lifetime bests. With 23 finals races set for tonight, it's shaping up to be a great day of competition for us. We have swimmers in most events, including four women coming back for the 200 Breaststroke, which is a huge feat."

The Pioneers had racers in every final of the day except for two, with a top four finish for the women's 200 Freestyle Relay team of Caroline Karson, Eleanor Gerrior, Margot Chirayath and Kassie Kometani. Kometani also finished fourth in the women's 100 Freestyle, while the men saw Kyle Monteleone and Ian Shepel finish sixth and seventh respectively, in the 200 Backstroke.

Day 1

The Lewis & Clark Pioneers started the Logger Invitational strong with the women's team ranked at number seven overall while the men's team sits in eighth place. This was the first day of competition at the three-day invitational, and only the team relays were held to start off the invitational. 

The women's relay team, with KK Fiddler, Caroline Karson, Eleanor Gerrior, and Kassie Kometani, fought against a couple top-ranked teams to take eighth place in the Women 200 Yard Medley Relay. The men finished strong taking ninth place in the Men 200 Yard Medley Relay. 

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Key Moments: 

On the men's side, Kyle Monteleone had a standout performance, finishing 2nd in the 100 Backstroke and 3rd in the 100 Butterfly, while JP Greener had three lifetime best swims across the 100 Backstroke and 200 Freestyle.

On the women's side, Eleanor Gerrior had a best time from the 100 Fly preliminaries, while Caroline Karson's 100 Fly puts her in 3rd all-time in L&C history just behind Gerrior.

Deeper Look:

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers compete again Fri., Jan 11 in the last day of the Logger Invitational at 9am at Linfield at 6pm.