The C.W. Post women’s swim team walked away from last weekend’s College of New Jersey’s 2011 Lions Invitational on Sunday, December 4th, with a second place finish. Out of the seven teams that took part in the event, the team’s 666 points were enough to put the team just one spot out of the lead, which was held by a dominant College of New Jersey.
The Pioneers kicked off the meet with a couple of wins on Friday, December 2nd. Freshman Courtney Delehanty, sophomore Tamara Garriock, junior Mairi Morrison, and senior Cornelia Hanes teamed up to win the 200 free relay with a time of 1:36.08, and Garriock also completed the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:06.88 to garner another first place finish for the day.
On Saturday, December 3rd, each of the teams competed in a number of preliminaries for placement in the final day of competition, which took place on Sunday.
Freshman Malin Hedberg made a strong showing for the Pioneers in distance on Sunday, earning herself a second place finish in the 1650 free race with a time of 17:50.44. Next, Hanes took another second place spot for Post when she finished the 100 free in 52.45, and Garriock collected the team’s third second place finish on the day in the 200 breaststroke with a finishing time of 2:23.23.
The swim team is 3-0 after November 18th’s win over Army and will be back in the pool on January 11th to take on East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.