The 757swim guys’ relays broke each group relay report and paced their team to the state title within the medium group department at Virginia Swimming’s 2019 Short Course Senior Championships, held Feb. 28-March 3 at the Jeff Rouse Swim Center in Stafford.
Six swimmers participated on the 757swim guys’ relays — Flynn Crisci, Noah Fields, Sam Long, Austin Smith, Ethan Roehrle and Jacob Sprigg — and helped the crew win two gold medals, silvers and one bronze. Contributing to the previous information had been some of the region’s top swimmers, inclusive of Colin Wright, a William and Mary junior and current Colonial Athletic Association file-holder inside the one hundred freestyle, and Evan Lynch, a freshman swimmer at Towson University.
757swim head teaches Morgan Cordle stated of her swimmers, “These guys like to compete and are fired up by using a great assignment. They set an intention of rewriting our men’s report e-book, and that they did not simply meet that goal, they shattered every relay file. This is an extraordinary accomplishment, and we’re extraordinarily proud of ways they came together to achieve it.”
Other 757swim participants contributed to the general attempt. Long gained the state championship in the 16-17 200-yard individual medley, achieved a Summer Junior Nationals qualifying time inside the one hundred butterflies, and set 3 data for the team in the sixteen-17-12 months-vintage a hundred- and 2 hundred-backyard butterflies (forty eight.86 and 1:forty eight.15) and 200 IM (1:50.Seventy three). Crisci, who has dedicated to W&M, set crew records and carried out the Summer Junior Nationals reduce inside the hundred breaststroke (fifty-five .Fifty three) and the Winter Junior Nationals cut inside the 200 breaststrokes (2:03.09). Noah Fields broke his records in the 400 IM (3: fifty-nine .66) and 100 backstrokes (50.10), earning additional Winter Junior cuts.
Three additional information has been damaged: using Austin Smith in the 100 freestyle (forty-five .Seventy two), Aiden Crisci inside the 14-15-year-old 1,650 freestyle (sixteen:06.60) and Jacob Sprigg inside the 14-15 1,000 freestyle (nine:38.Seventy six).
757swim not simplest won the medium team division championship, it positioned second among all men’s teams, trailing simplest NOVA, a large Richmond-based organization. NOVA despatched 64 guys to the meet, in comparison to best nine from the Williamsburg-based totally squad.
The women of 757swim additionally earned the state championship amongst medium-sized groups and completed fourth overall.
Colby Hurt, who has devoted to swimming for Auburn University, led the way for 757swim’s girls with team-record swims in the sixteen-17 two hundred freestyle (1: forty-nine .47) and 200 breaststrokes (2:15.30). Jenna Thompson, who will swim at Virginia Tech within the fall, set a group record within the 100 breaststrokes (1:01.19), placing second. Kylie Johnson and Sofia Long also contributed to the women’s point overall in man or woman occasions.
The girls’ relays earned all top-six finishes. Relay swimmers included Thompson, Hurt, Long, Johnson and Kaitlyn Sullivan.
The final meet of the 2018-19 short-course seasons can be the Eastern Zone Speedo Sectionals in Christiansburg from Thursday thru Sunday. Seventeen 757swim athletes have certified to compete at that meet.
Roger Hopper and Sorenna Jean received the guys’ and ladies races, respectively, at closing weekend’s Lafayette High’s RamFam Run/Walk, held on the Eastern State Hospital Avenue route.
The alternate in venue might have affected the race’s quantity of entries, as handiest 67 runners finished the 3.11-mile path. But Hopper’s swift triumphing time of 16:02 was almost 2 ½ minutes in advance of runner-up Logan St. John’s.
Jean, 16, received the women’s department in 20:36, beforehand of another teenager, 17-12 months-vintage Allison Crookston of Williamsburg, who turned into 2d in 21:forty seven.
Greg Lynn (18:forty four) and Karen Grabowski (22:27) placed third of their classifications, with Lynn winning the masters division.
Isaac Lamprecht, 12, gained the men 14-and-under department with an outstanding time of 19:18.