New Lady Pirate Swim Records

New Lady Pirate Swim Records
Posted on 01/13/2021
New Swim Records at Belton


Senior Shannon Banark and sophomore Drew DeLay set school records Saturday, January 9, in Belton.

DeLay posted Class 1 Missouri State Swimming and Diving Championships consideration times in winning the 50-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle — races at the opposite end of the spectrum. Her showing in the longer of the two races ended up being one for the record books.

Posting a time of 5 minutes, 40.78 seconds, DeLay best the field by a wide margin and ultimately knocked out the oldest school record left at Platte County. Hailee Baer set the previous mark at 5:41.69 in 2016.

Banark owns every other individual school record outside of the 100 breaststroke and topped one of her own marks in winning the 100 backstroke in 1:02.28. She also won the 100 freestyle in 55.42, and both individual victories came with state consideration times.

Banark has six state cuts, while DeLay now has four, including her 26.45 winning time in the 50 freestyle at the Belton Invitational. DeLay won the 500 freestyle by more than 30 seconds.