Patrick Henry Super Frosh Caroline Kulp Dominates Virginia 5A State High School Championships

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The Patrick Henry girls and Menchville boys won their respective Virginia 5A State High School Championships.  Caroline Kulp delivered for Patrick Henry as a freshman with two individual wins, both by way of 5A state records.


Patrick Henry High School dominated the girls 5A state championship with 328 points.  Briar Woods (223) and Albemarle (195) took second and third.

Patrick Henry’s Caroline Kulp smashed the 5A state record in the 200-yard free.  First, she clocked a 1:51.86 in prelims before dropping the time to a 1:49.56 in the finale to win as a freshman.  That swim blasted the 1:52.15 set by Andi Mack in 2015.

Kulp picked up her second victory and 5A state record with a 4:49.14 in the 500-yard free in finals after posting a 4:56.31 in prelims.  Those times cleared the 4:56.80 set by Caroline Wanner last year.

Patrick Henry’s Whittney Hamilton broke the 5A state record in the 50-yard free with a 23.60 in prelims before winning finals in 23.63.  Olivia Fisher owned the previous mark with a 23.67 from last year.

Atlee’s Olivia Fisher downed the 5A state mark in the 100-yard breast with a 1:03.50.  That swim cleared the 1:03.94 set by Larissa Neilan in 2014.

Patrick Henry’s Cabell Whitlow won the 200-yard IM in 2:03.68.

Lee-Davis’ Molly Sheffield picked up the 100-yard fly title in 55.19.

Briar Woods’ Camryn Barry topped the 100-yard free in 51.20.

Potomac Falls’ Charlotte Fieeiki claimed the 100-yard back in 56.56.

Patrick Henry’s Caroline Kulp, Olivia Stanley, Shelby Stanley and  ripped off a 5A record in the 400-yard free relay with a 3:30.86.  That cleared the 3:33.96 set by Hickory last year.

Patrick Henry’s Cabell Whitlow, Taylor Summerlin, Olivia Stanley and Shelby Stanley topped the 200-yard medley relay in 1:47.37.

Patrick Henry’s Whittney Hamilton, Cabell Whitlow, Taylor Summerlin and Caroline Kulp picked up the 200-yard free relay in 1:37.05.

Thomas Jefferson’s Gloria Chen claimed the one-meter diving title with 343.75 points.

Women – Team Rankings – Through Event 24
1. Patrick Henry High School 328
2. Briar Woods High School 223
3. Albemarle High School 195
4. Menchville High School 184
5. Falls Church High School 146
5. Lee-Davis High School 146
7. Princess Anne High School 129
8. Thomas Jefferson 126
9. Atlee 123
10. Stone Bridge High School 110
11. Mountain View High School 97
12. Maury High School 72
13. Hickory High School 67
14. Edison High School 63
15. Broad Run High School 59
16. Potomac Falls High School 51
17. Kempsville High School 47
18. Kecoughtan High School 43
19. Stafford Indians Swim Team 38
20. George C Marshall High School 17
21. Brooke Point High School 16
22. Tuscarora High School 14
23. Orange County High School 7
23. Gloucester High School 7
25. Salem High School 6
25. Nansemond River High School 6
27. Wakefield High School 1


Menchville High School won the boys 5A team title with 272 points, while Princess Anne High School took second with 245 points.  Albemarle High placed third with 201 points.

The meet certainly missed now-graduated Andrew Seliskar, who owns nearly every individual 5A record.

Menchville’s Alex Moore topped the 50-yard free in 20.96.Moore doubled up with a 45.83 in the 100-yard free.

Tuscarora’s Simon Shi claimed the 200-yard IM title in 1:53.27. Shi also won the 500-yard free in 4:37.33.

Patrick Henry’s Ted Schubert captured the 100-yard fly in 49.15. Schubert doubled with a 49.86 to win the 100-yard back.

Thomas Jefferson’s Jonathan Pollock won the 200-yard free in 1:41.62.

Princess Anne’s Daniel Arris earned the 100-yard breast crown in 57.67.

Menchville’s Jordan Duncan, Griffen Younger, Kade Younger and Alex Moore won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:35.23.

Menchville’s Niko Nemceff, Kade Younger, Jordan Duncan and Alex Moore also won the 200-yard free relay in 1:26.52.

Albemarle’s Jack Robbins, Caleb Smith, Nick Pease and Hogan Harper won the 400-yard free relay in 3:10.20.

George Marshall’s Ian Shelton won the one-meter diving title with 559.55 points.

Men – Team Rankings – Through Event 24
1. Menchville High School 272
2. Princess Anne High School 245
3. Albemarle High School 201
4. Thomas Jefferson 178
5. Hickory High School 163
6. Falls Church High School 162
7. North Stafford High School 117.5
8. Patrick Henry High School 103
9. Stafford Indians Swim Team 92
9. Lee-Davis High School 92
11. Tuscarora High School 88
12. Stone Bridge High School 76
13. Kecoughtan High School 71
14. Potomac Falls High School 70
15. Patrick Henry High School 59
16. George C Marshall High School 55
17. Nansemond River High School 52
18. Briar Woods High School 41.5
19. Atlee 32
20. Edison High School 18
21. Robert E Lee High School 16
22. Broad Run High School 14
22. Jeb Stuart High School 14
24. Kempsville High School 13
25. Halifax County High School 12
25. Salem High School 12
27. Wakefield High School 10
28. Maury High School 8
29. Hampton High School 3

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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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