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Comets qualify several for NWR swim meet

SoVaNow.com / February 04, 2013
Halifax County High School swimming has a number of swimmers who qualified for the Northwest Regional meet.

The top eight individual finishers and the top four relay teams from the Western Valley District made the cut.

“We were overmatched by Patrick Henry and Franklin County They have a bunch of year-round swimmers that are outstanding. We did give them a challenge, but just didn’t have the stamina to stay with them on distance swims. Our kids gave it their best and we were successful in having right many qualify for Regional Competition,” coach Shawn Torian said.

The Regional Competition will be held Friday at The George Mason University’s Freedom Aquatic Center. The meet begins at 12:30 pm.

“Our goal is to compete the best we can and achieve more points than we did last year. This meet is a showcase for the best swimmers in the state of Virginia,” he said.

Regional qualifiers:

200 Medley boys: Joey Gasperini, Collin Kashmer, Grey Henderson, Sergio Carballo

200 Medley girls: Jordan Miller, Hailey Prevette, Jessica Conner, Anna Carole Cole

200 Freestyle boys: Austin Lowe, Chase Cole

200 Freestyle girls: Hailey Prevette, Sara Reese

200 I.M.: Grey Henderson, Jordan Miller

50 Free - Collin Kashmer, Joey Gasperini, Sergio Carballo

100 Butterfly - Noah Stevens

100 Freestyle - Collin Cashmer, Keith Crews

500 Freestyle - Grey Henderson, Nick Zanarini, Jessica Conner

200 Free Relay - Noah Stevens, Collin Kashmer, Joey Gasperini, Sergio Carballo

200 Free Relay - Anna Carole Cole, Jessica Conner, Jordan Miller, Hailey Prevette

100 Back - Joey Gasperini, Nick Zanarini

100 Back - Anna Carole Cole

100 Breast - Keith Crews, Alex Tepper

100 Breast - Jessica Conner

400 Relay - Nick Zanarini, Keith Crews, Grey Henderson, Noah Stevens

400 Relay - Jules Prevette, Abbie Howerton, Sara Reese, Hannah Saunders





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