PETERSBURG — Tierney Maurer continued her impressive start to the season in the pool Monday night. The Gibson Southern junior picked up a pair of individual wins, in addition to two relay wins, to help the Lady Titans in a triangular win over host Pike Central and Northeast Dubois.

Gibson Southern had at least one swimmer place in the top two in 10 of 12 events as it racked up 133 points in total. Pike Central finished second with 102 points while the Lady Jeeps finished with 60 total points.

Maurer started the night as she edged teammate Nicole Richter in winning the 50-yard freestyle. The junior posted a winning time of 27.74 seconds while Richter was clocked in 28.40.

Maurer picked up a second win in the 100 breaststroke. Her time of 1:19.69 was nearly seven seconds faster than the second-place finisher. Teammate Lilly Parmer finished third in the event.

Maurer joined Richter, Stephanie Cullom and Rebecca Kluesner in winning the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:56.45 — nearly nine seconds ahead of second place.

Richter, Ruth Mercer, Cullom and Maurer teamed up to dominate the field in the 400 freestyle with a winning time of 4:20.33. The quartet finished 27 seconds faster than the second-place team.

Richter and Mercer also picked up individual wins for the Lady Titans.

Richter won the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:02.45 while teammate Hailey Richter placed second.

Mercer continued her season-long success in the 500 freestyle as she posted a winning time of 6:11.19 — good for 31 seconds ahead of second place. Teammate Colleen Schneider placed third in the event.

Mercer also placed second in the 200 freestyle as she was edged by Northeast Dubois’ Hailey Sweeney.

Cullom placed second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:18.45.

Keri Steckler (2:58.89) and Ellen Schneider (3:02.57) placed second and third, respectively, in the 200 individual medley, while Davina Witte placed third in the 100 backstroke.

Witte, Mercer, Steckler and Cullom teamed up for a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:22.86.

In the boys meet, the Titans placed second behind Northeast Dubois. The Jeeps won 10 of 12 events to amass 133 points. Gibson Southern finished with 88 points — 10 points ahead of Pike Central.

Cross Epperson, David Hirsch, Chris Spear and Griffin Mercer teamed up for the only first-place finish of the meet for the Titans as they won the 200 freestyle relay. The quartet posted a winning time of 1:49.73 as they edged Pike Central by three-tenths of a second.

The same quartet also placed second in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:13.90.

Mercer was the anchor leg fended off a late charge from Pike Central’s Brayden Cooper.

Mercer also came away with a pair of second-place efforts. The sophomore posted a time of 2:09.07 in his runners-up finish in the 200 freestyle and 1:19.61 in the 100 breaststroke.

Logan McClain also finished with a pair of second-place ribbons. He finished with a time of 2:34.36 in the 200 IM and 6:12.98 in his second-place effort in the 500 freestyle.

Spear was second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:13.55.

Epperson came away with third place in the 50 freestyle (27.0) and 100 (1:00.44).

Both Gibson Southern teams will return to the pool on Saturday in a triangular at Tecumseh.

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