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Comet swimmers open season with win / December 03, 2018
The Halifax County High School girls and boys swim teams defeated Appomattox in the home opener Thursday.

The boys prevailed, 44-25, and the girls scored a win, 39-30.

The boys 200 relay took first place in 2:16.81, featuring Jackson Dunavant, Jake Carr, Shea Carey and Ashton Burton.

The girls 300 relay also picked up a first place, for 2:41.86. The relay squad included Isabel Rosche, Lilian Zhang, Maci Henderson and Kimberly Cole.

Dunavant and Zach Perkins took second and fourth in the boys 200 free.

Lydia Wenzel won the girls 200 free in 2:50.43, with Zoe Talley fourth. I. Rosche won the girls 200 IM in 3:19.21. S. Carey and Burton finished one-three in the 50 free, with the winning time at 27.62. Cole and M. Henderson were second and fourth in the girls 50 free. S. Carey won the 100 free in 1:04.94. Burton was third. Z. Perkins won the boys 400 free in 6:38.65.

M. Henderson won the 400 free in 6:38.49.

The boys 200 meter free relay won in 2:01.53. The Comet girls 200 free relay teams took second and third.

Cole placed second in the 100 free, in 1:18.24. Aaliyah Pambid was fourth in this event.

Dunavant and Jay Francisco finished second and fourth in the 100 back.

Rosche and Maddie Freshour took first and second in the 100 meter back, with the winning time at 1:31.21.

J. Carr won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1:33.34, with Ethan Kirkhart third. Wemzel took second in the girls’ 100 breaststroke, with Zhang fourth.

Halifax won the boys 200 meter free relay in 5:45.42, with team members Ryan Corona, Dalton Womble, Kirkhart and Perkins.

“A first good meet for us. In comparison to last year’s meet against Appomattox, most of our swimmers were faster, had lower times or times that were close to last year’s. However we are a long ways off from being in prime shape. I was pleased with the way we competed. Our new faces got to see how hard swimming against competition can be,” coach Shawn Torian said.

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