Coed Varsity Swimming · 4B REGIONAL SWIM CHAMPIONSHIPS WRAPUP


4B REGIONAL SWIM CHAMPIONSHIPS WRAPUP FEBRUARY 8, 2021

By Coach Massey
The boys finished second and girls finished third. 13 swimmers and five of the six relays qualified for States. Interesting to note, all but one of the individual qualifiers were in the freestyle events. Bryce Newton was the only holdout as he qualified in the 100 breast.
It was an outstanding meet as the team achieved 100% best times. Swimming at the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center was a great experience. I hope everyone was able to enjoy the live streaming of the event.

TEAM SCORES
Boys
Monacan 351 Hanover 314
Courtland 250
King George 242
Patrick Henry 180
Girls
Monacan 376
King George 295 Hanover 290
Courtland 281
Chancellor 175

NEW TEAM RECORDS Three team records were set at the meet. SO Ben Gordon broke the 200 freestyle (1:42.27) and 500 freestyle (4:45.58) records. The 500 free record was the oldest boys record (Steffen Erickson, 4:49.36, Jan 2012). The girls 400 freestyle relay consisting of SO Emma Allison, SR Natalie Culley, FR Jordyn Dillard, and SO Morgan Pittman broke the previous record of 3:49.02 set just last season. They touched in at 3:48.82.

STATE QUALIFIERS
Emma Allison – relay
Henry Atkinson – relay
Sam Castle – 100 free, relays
Natalie Culley – relay
Alex DeStephanis – 50 free, relays
Jordyn Dillard – 200 free, 100 free, relays
Cere Duplissey – 200 free, 500 free, relay
Nathaniel Eliason – 200 free, 500 free, relay
Allison Everhart – 50 free, relay
Ben Gordon – 200 free, 500 free, relays
Bryce Newton – 100 breast, relay
Morgan Pittman – 100 free, relays
Ben Schoenwiesner – 50 free, 100 free, relays

MILESTONES Juniors Henry Atkinson and Nicholas Ligday broke 1:00 in the 100 butterfly. JR Bryce Newton went faster than Coach George’s 2:12 200 IM time. Remember though, Coach George’s time is from 1983.

TIME DROPS
Delany Wetzel 500 free -22.10
Nathaniel Eliason 500 free -12.06
Ben Gordon 200 free -9.49
Ben Gordon 500 free -7.62
Jordyn Dillard 200 free -4.17
Delany Wetzel 200 IM -3.94
Alex DeStephanis 100 breast -3.92
Cere Duplissey 500 free -3.79
Nathaniel Eliason 200 free -3.51
Bryce Newton 200 IM -3.04
Emma Allison 100 breast -2.85
Bryce Newton 100 breast -2.70
Nicholas Ligday 200 IM -2.38
Sam Castle 100 back -2.30
Ben Morgan 100 back -2.29