The Greensburg girl’s swimming team had its second meet of the season and the home opener Thursday as the Pirates hosted the Franklin Community Grizzly Cubs. Franklin came away with the victory 129-53.

In the 200 medley relay, Greensburg’s team of Maria Weigel, Annie Oesterling, Sabrina Smiley and Ann Weigel finished in first, just three seconds off the school record. According to Coach Amy Hawkins, that was a three second improvement from Saturday’s meet. They finished in a time of 2:06.30, while the team of Jaeralyn Draping, Heather Thomas, Milesha Stigger and Karen Herbert finished with a time of 2:29.61

Franklin swept the 200 freestyle event. Greensburg’s Draping finished in 2:33.53, and Stigger finished in 2:53.

Freshman Annie Oesterling was the only Pirate to compete in the 200 individual medley. She finished in second place, finishing just .77 seconds behind the winner, with a time of 2:43.97.

In the 50 freestyle, A. Weigel finished in second with a time of :26.50, and Herbert came in fifth with a time of :37.34.

In the diving event, Greensburg’s sole diver Heather Thomas finished in fourth place with a total score of 122.15.

Greensburg placed its two swimmers that participated in the 100 butterfly in second and third places. M. Weigel finished with a time of 1:11.71, followed by Smiley who finished in 1:13.78.

The Pirates had three participates in the 100 freestyle. A. Weigel finished second in :59.02. Stigger finished fifth with a time of 1:05.66 followed in sixth by Herbert in 1:30.06.

Maria Weigel was the sole competitor for Greensburg in the 500 freestyle. She finished in fourth with a time of 6:34.02.

In the 200 freestyle relay, Greensburg’s team of Stigger, Smiley, Thomas and Draping finished second with a time of 2:01.53.

The 100 backstroke only had one Pirate swimming in it. Smiley finished in fourth place in a time of 1:18.38.

In the 100 breaststroke, Greensburg’s Oesterling set a new school record in just her second high school swim meet — winning the race with a time of 1:14.61. Thomas also competed in the event finishing in fifth in a time of 1:40.33.

The final event of the night was the 400 freestyle relay. Greensburg’s team of M. Weigel, Draping, Oesterling and A. Weigel finished in second with a time of 4:26.52.

“We swam pretty well,” said Coach Hawkins after the meet. “It helps to be at your own pool.”

Coach Hawkins believes the girls are swimming really well at this stage of the season.

“I’ve got some girls who have already broke their goals for the season. So I told them they need to set some new goals,” said Coach Hawkins.

Even though the girls are swimming well already, she believes that there is room for improvement.

“The team is swimming well already. We have already had times improved from Saturday’s meet. But, there is plenty of room for improvement. There are a lot of little things that we can improve on. It will only be a matter of time before the flood gates open, and this team will do some great things,” said Coach Hawkins.

The Pirates next meet will take place Monday at 6 p.m. when they welcome Jennings County to the pool.

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