Record Books Torched as Jamestown Sweeps 2016 Virginia 4A State High School Championships

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Jamestown swept the boys and girls titles at the 2016 Virginia 4A State High School Championships.

Girls

Jamestown picked up the 4A girls title with 318 points.  Lafayette earned second with 251 points.  Rock Ridge (179), King George (171) and John Champe (160) finished third through fifth.

Rock Ridge’s Nicole Fye took down the 4A record in the 200-yard free with a 1:50.23.  That effort blasted the previous mark of 1:53.89 set by Margaret Williams of Jamestown in 2014.

Eastern View’s Annie Boone checked in with a 4A record in the 200-yard IM as she clocked a 2:03.89.   That downed her own prelim record of 2:04.25. Boone doubled up with a 54.60 in finals of the 100-yard back after setting the 4A record with a 54.40 in prelims.

Jamestown’s Abby Larson broke the 4A record in the 50-yard free with a 23.79.  That swim cleared the 23.89 set by Joelle Vereb back in 2014. Larson doubled up with a 4A record 51.69 in the 100-yard free.  That swim thumped the previous mark of 52.35 set by Margaret Williams in 2014.

Jamestown’s Joelle Vereb won the 100-yard fly with a 4A record 54.63, lowering her own mark of 55.83 from 2014.  Vereb doubled up with a 1:05.15 4A record in the 100-yard breast.  That swim beat the 1:05.97 set by Jacqueline Tinneny in 2015.

Lafayette’s Jenna Beattie became the first 4A swimmer under 5:00 in the 500-yard free with a 4:51.74 in finals.

Lafayette’s Grace Olsen, Emma Freiling, Jessica Beattie and Tawni Hatcher turned in a 4A record time of 1:50.78 in the 200-yard medley relay.  That broke Grafton’s mark of 1:51.61 set in 2014.

Jamestown’s Joelle Vereb, Hannah Clymer, Margaret Williams and Abby Larson posted a 4A record 1:36.09 in the 200-yard free relay.  That swim beat the 1:36.49 set by Jamestown last year.

Jamestown’s Abby Larson, Hannah Clymer, Margaret Williams and Joelle Vereb set a 4A record with a 3:30.67 in the 400-yard free relay.  That time downed the 3:34.42 Jamestown set in prelims.

Louisa County’s Shyanne Morris was the only competitor in the one-meter diving event, winning with 237.85 points.

Boys

Jamestown won the 4A boys title with 275 points.  Hanover took second with 154 points.  John Champe (153), Jefferson Forest (146) and Courtland (142.5) claimed third through fifth.

Dominion’s Matthew Popovich raced his way to a 1:41.16 to win the 200-yard free.  That swim cleared the 4A mark of 1:41.84 set by Jonathan Spires last year.

Heritage’s Michael Burris downed the 4A record in the 200-yard IM with a 1:53.60. That swim beat the 1:54.10 set by JP Popovich last year. Burris doubled up with a 4A record 56.64 in the 100-yard breast after clocking a record in prelims with a 57.28.

Jamestown’s Colin Wright twice downed the 4A record in the 50-yard free with a 21.51 in prelims then a 20.98 in finals. Wright doubled up with a 46.53 in the 100-yard free.

William Byrd’s Khalil Fonder hit the wall in a 4A record time of 50.51 in prelims then turned in a 49.02 during finals. Fonder doubled up with a 49.91 in the 100-yard back.  That cleared his own prelim record of 50.83.

Loudon Valley’s Sean Conway lowered the 4A record in the 500-yard free with a 4:36.65.  That performance beat the 4:38.55 set by Owen van Krimpen last year.

John Champe’s Kyle Barker, Joaquin Gabriel, Michael Kaslik and Andrew Yaunches won the 200-yard medley relay in a 4A record 1:37.65.  That swim cleared the school’s previous record of 1:38.67 set during prelims.

Jamestown’s Colin Wright, Corey Shideler, Jaq de Leon and Ben van Tasel won the 200-yard free relay in 1:28.29.

Jamestown’s Colin Wright, Corey Shideler, Ben van Tasel and Ryan Boll won the 400-yard free relay in 3:14.11.

Harrisonburg’s Isaiah King won the one-meter diving title with 314.70 points.

 

 

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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