Princess Anne Men, Patrick Henry Women Shine at 5A Virginia State Championships

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By Erin Himes, Swimming World College Intern

Quick swimming continued at the Virginia High School 5A State Championships this weekend.

Princess Anne High School won the 200 medley relay with the men’s team of Sam Westmont, Eric Fuhs, Joshua Jung, and Tyler Hill finishing in 1:35.55. In second was Briar Woods High School’s team of Jackson Lucas, Thomas Moore, Cameron McConagha, and Jack Moore in 1:36.16. Mills Godwin High School’s squad of Jacop Oberle, David Dixon, Michael Estrada, and Matthew Hunter Hellams finished third with a 1:36.42.

Patrick Henry High School won the women’s race in 1:43.62, a new 5A state record. The team consisted of Cabell Whitlow, Ella Higgins, Whittney Hamilton, and Shelby Stanely. Briar Woods High School’s squad of Camyrn Barry, Abby Harter, Katie Winklosky, Jordan Wenner finished second in 1:44.39. Third place went to Menchville High School’s team of Maddie Morello, Jenna Thompson, Leah Riley, and Chelsea Marstellar, touching in 1:47.57.

Jonathan Pollock of Thomas Jefferson took first in the men’s 200 free in 1:38.90. Trey Lowe of Patrick Henry finished second in 1:41.05 and Moore finished third in 1:41.51.

On the women’s side, Caroline Kulp of Patrick Henry took first in 1:49.81. Barry took second in 1:51.83 and Sydney Harrington of Thomas Jefferson finished third in 1:51.90.

Dixon won the men’s 200 IM in 1:49.61, followed by Dylan Eichberg of Stafford Indians Swim Team and Steven Thalblum of Stone Bridge High School tying for second in 1:51.23.

Harter won the women’s 200 IM in 2:00.26, a new 5A state record. Stanley finished second in 2:03.58 and Whitlow finished third in 2:03.65.

Brandon Hamblin of North Stafford High School won the 50 free in 20.73. Alex Moore of Menchville High School took second in 20.89 and Hill finished third in 21.65.

Hamilton took first in the women’s race, in a 5A record time of 23.08. Anna Landon of Falls Church High School finished second in 23.19, followed by Sonora Baker of Atlee in 23.78.

Aiden Jones of Jeb Stuart Raiders won the men’s 1 meter diving with 303.45 points. In second was Connor Rayhill of Princess Anne with 277.35 and in third was Jacob Hodges of Lee High School with 270.55.

In the women’s diving, Olivia Francella of Princess Anne won with 366.55. Gloria Chen of Thomas Jefferson was second with 314.70 and in third was Marina Endahl of Edison High School with 282.25.

Dixon won the men’s 100 fly, touching in 48.86. Thalblum took second with a 49.80, followed by Luay Hilmi of Potomac Falls High School in 50.62.

Hamilton won the women’s 100 fly in a record breaking 53.51. Harter took second in the event with a 53.72. Brooke Matthais of Stone Bridge and Molly Sheffield of Lee-Davis High School tied for third with a 54.50.

Pollock won the men’s 100 free in 45.21, another 5A record. A. Moore finished second in 45.41, while Hamblin touched third in 46.25.

Barry won the women’s race in 5A record time, touching in 50.79. Olivia Fisher of Atlee took second in 51.15 and Wenner took third in 53.03.

Caleb Smith of Albemarle High School won the 500 free and broke the 5A record with a 4:33.95. Jack McSorely of Douglas S. Freeman High School touched second in 4:34.54 and Lowe finished third in 4:34.98.

Kulp won the women’s 500 in 4:52.64. She was followed by Sara Gaston of Lee-Davis High School in 4:57.68 and Brooke Knisely of Patrick Henry High School in 4:59.81.

Menchville’s men won the 200 free relay in 1:27.06 with the squad of Miles McAllister, Brandon Brnich, Kade Younger, and A. Moore. Stafford Indians Swim Team finished second in 1:27.64 with the team of Joseph Stephens, Jacob Talkington, Eichberg, and John O’Hara. Douglas S. Freeman High School and Hickory High School tied for third place, both teams touching in a time of 1:28.27.

Patrick Henry High School women broke the 5A record in a time of 1:36.31 with a squad of Kulp, Whitlow, Taylor Summerlin, and Knisely. Douglas S. Freeman High School finished second in 1:36.77. The team consisted of Maya Atkins, Grace Edwards, Clair Cortright, and Sarah Bender. In third was Atlee’s squad of Fisher, Jaelyn Jones, Ashley Zicafoose, and Baker with a 1:38.06.

Noah Bowers of Patrick Henry won the 100 backstroke in 49.73. Caleb Mauldin of Hickory High School finished second in 50.11. McAllister took third in 51.14.

Charlotte Fieeiki of Potomac Falls High School won the women’s race in 55.48, a new 5A record. Baker took second in 55.83 and Matthias took third in 56.18.

T. Moore won the men’s 100 breaststroke in 56.84. Fuhs took second in 57.19 and Matt Szilagyi of Thomas Jefferson finished third in 58.53.

Landon won the women’s race in 1:03.35, setting a new 5A record in the process. Atkins finished second with 1:03.80 and Shelby Gerving of Tuscarora High School finished third in 1:04.74.

Briar Woods squad of J. Moore, Lucas, Stuart Pliuskaitis, and T. Moore won the 400 free relay in 3:10.55. Thomas Jefferson finished second with a time of 3:11.80 and the team of Edward Shen, Nithin Bagal, Szilagyi, and Pollock. In third was Princess Anne High School’s team of Fuhs, Jung, Westmont, and Hill in 3:12.63.

The Patrick Henry women won the 400 free relay and broke the 5A record with a 3:25.98. The team consisted of Kulp, Stanley, Knisely, and Hamilton. Briar Woods squad of Harter, Madison Gupton, Wenner, and Barry touched second in 3:29.01. Lee-Davis High School’s team of Sheffield, Gaston, Morgan Boyle, and Lacey Kramer finished third in 3:35.89.

The Patrick Henry High School women won the meet. Princess Anne High School won the men’s meet, while Briar Woods and Thomas Jefferson followed.

Full results available here.

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Author: Erin Himes

Erin Himes is a rising senior at Pepperdine University. She swims distance freestyle and has been a top scorer for the Waves in the 1,650 free each year at the Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference Championship. She grew up swimming in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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