Morgan, Canyon and Gunner Jones represented the Pierre Swim Team at the Brookings Last Chance Meet on Saturday. The meet hosted teams from South Dakota and Minnesota, and was held at the Brookings High School Pool.
Morgan Jones competed in the girls 17-19 division. She had two first place finishes, in the 100 yard backstroke and 100 yard butterfly. She also swam a personal best in the 200 yard breaststroke. She placed second with a time of 2:57.28. Jones swam SD State Meet Qualifying Times in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard backstroke.
Canyon Jones competed in the boys 15-16 division. He finished with all SD State Meet Qualifying Times. Jones swam to first place finishes in the 50 yard freestyle, 100 yard butterfly and 200 yard freestyle. His time of 23.64 in the 50 yard freestyle was a AA time. He also finished the 200 yard freestyle with an A time. Jones also swam the 100 yard backstroke. He placed second with a time of 1:03.06.
Gunner Jones competed in the boys 9-10 division. He placed first in all four of his races with SD State Meet Qualifying Times. His finishes in the 50 yard breaststroke, 50 yard butterfly, and 100 yard freestyle were personal best times. Jones’s 100 yard freestyle was an A time of 1:09.24.
The Pierre Swim Team will host the Capital City Qualifier at the Oahe Family YMCA and Pierre Aquatic Center on Friday and Saturday. Over 230 athletes from ten teams are registered to compete at one of the last regular meets of the season before the State A Championship, which will be held March 1-3, 2019, at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls.