Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The Panthers participated in the Northwood Invitational Swim Meet at the Crowfield pool in Goose Creek last week.
The Pinewood girls opened the meet with a ninth-place finish in the 200-yard Medley Relay.
Libby Smoak then had a personal best time in the 200 Freestyle. In the 50 Freestyle Summer Ricciardi placed fourth with a time of 27.99, Katie Smoak placed seventh with a personal best time of 29.37, and Arden McNeill had a personal best time of 38.28. Ricciardi also placed fifth in the 100 Butterfly. Sophomore Samantha Hilleshiem had a season-best time of 1:07.80 and finished in ninth place in the 100 Freestyle.
Eighth-graders made an impact at the meet as Matti Easterday swam to a seventh-place finish in the 100 Backstroke and Anna Rook placed 10th in the 100 Breaststroke.
The Pinewood 200 Freestyle Relay team placed fifth and the Lady Panthers’ competition ended with a fifth-place finish in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
The Pinewood boys also had a successful meet. They started with a fourth-place finish in the 200 Medley Relay. Pinewood’s 400 Freestyle Relay team placed fourth.
Krish Patel had a personal best time of 2: 44.77 and finished in 10th place in the 200 I.M. Connor Campbell made his state qualifying time in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 29.44. Noah Boykin had a personal best time of 1:14.45 in the 100 Freestyle.
Pinewood also had Top 10 finishes in the 500 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke and 100 Breaststroke events.
The Panthers will resume competition Sept. 5 in a dual meet versus Summerville High School.