LIU Post’s women’s swim team has had a successful season and is coming off an impressive showing at the Metropolitan Conference Meet that took place from February 15-17.
The Pioneers were crowned the Metropolitan Champions over both Division I and Divison II schools. The Pioneers had their way with the individual awards and took home all of them. Junior, Tamara Garriock, was named Swimmer of the Meet, freshman Joyce Kwok was named Rookie of the Meet, and 11th year head coach Maureen Travers was recognized as Women’s Coach of the Year.
The Pioneers won 15 of the 18 events, and finished with a total score of 1298. The colleges that finished second and third were the College of New Jersey and Southern Connecticut State with 1021 and 906 points, respectively.
One of the notable accomplishments during the event, during the 200-yard breaststroke Garriock grabbed first-place setting a new personal best time, as well as school, conference and meet records with a time of 2:17.59.
In the 200-yard backstroke, sophomore Johanna Pettersson took home first place with a time of 2:01.74.
Featured in the 400-yard freestyle relay were four Pioneers: Garriock, Pettersson, Kwok, and freshman Meghan Brazier. The group finished in first setting new school, conference, and meet records with a final time of 3:24.56.
In the 100-yard freestyle seven different Pioneers competed, but it turned out that Brazier yet again finished in first with her time of 52.67.
“Our team has been working very hard this season,” said senior captain Sandra Luiga. “[We have] held a strong and positive team spirit through every meet and practice which I think is what the LIU Post Pioneers is all about.”