The Leavenworth swim team traveled to Lawrence on Tuesday for an invitational.
Leavenworth would finish sixth and earn six personal bests on the night. Senior Elizabeth Bert finished fourth in the 500 freestyle for Leavenworth’s highest finisher. Bert cut 10 seconds off her previous time. Maya Brothers took fifth in the 200 free and ninth in the 100 back.
Brothers’ 200 free was a personal best by three seconds.
The Pioneers placed in the top 10 in all relays.
The 400 freestyle relay (Hope Hanlen, Brothers, Alissa McCarter and Bert) placed sixth with a time of 4:29.16.
The 200 freestyle relay (Hanlen, Gibson, Bert and McCarter) finished eighth with a time of 1:59.66. The 200 medley relay (McCarter, Gibson, Bert and Hanlen) placed ninth in 2:16.71.
Hansen took 13th in the 50 free and McCarter was 12th in the 100 free.
Head coach Kaley Wittrock said she is still trying to figure out the best lineup but is seeing growth.
“As a team we are still recovering from a few girls being sick and trying to put our best lineup out at the meet,” Wittrock said. “In our relays, had a few swim well but in general we have room for improvement in competing as one unit. We are seeing some areas for growth in stroke mechanics and potential if we keep working hard on our aerobic sets in practice. I am excited to see the team race in these next two meets at local pools.”
The Pioneers return to action Friday when they travel to a double dual meet at Lansing between the Lions and Basehor-Linwood Bobcats.
The meet will start at 5 p.m.