TACOMA, Wash. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers wrapped up their season by heading to Tacoma for the second weekend in a row to swim at the Puget Sound Finale. The Pioneers faced off against Puget Sound, Whitworth, College of Idaho, and Southwestern Oregon Community College. In a race where no scores were kept, the Pios were able to race athletes in events they didn't have the opportunity to compete in at the Northwest Conference Championships and again set multiple school records and lifetime bests. The Pios will also say goodbye to six seniors who swam their meet with Lewis & Clark.
Head Coach Chris Fantz said of the event, "It was fun to get out on the road one more time with the team and swim fast. I'm excited about how many quick times our kids threw down today - some in their best events and others in secondary events we didn't get to race at the Conference Championship last weekend."
Highlights from the event included Kyle Monteleone's swim in the 100 Backstroke, where he set a new school record with a time of 51.59, the women's 200 Medley Relay, where a team of KK Fiddler, Caroline Karson, Eleanor Gerrior, and Kassie Kometani swam the third fastest time in school history, and the men's 400 Freestyle Relay, where JP Greener, August Bergh, Andrew Butcher, and Kyle Monteleone won against Southwestern Oregon and swam a race only two seconds off their time at the Northwest Conference Championships.
- Kyle Monteleone set a new school record in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 51.59
- Caroline Karson and Ciara Orness are tied for the second all time for the 100 Breaststroke
- Matt Bress swam a 1:59 in the 200 Butterfly, a lifetime best
- Kassie Kometani finished a second behind Eleanor Gerrior in the 100 butterfly
- Sabrina Murray swam a season best 500 Freestyle
Lewis & Clark finishes the season with both the men and women in sixth overall in the conference.