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Comet swimmers split first dual meet of season / December 03, 2012
The Halifax County High School swim team split in its first dual meet of the season Thursday, with the girls winning decisively over Prince Edward. The PECHS boys defeated the Halifax boys.

The HCHS girls won, 68-23. The Comet boys lost a close meet, 54-40, to Prince Edward.

“It was a good first meet for us. It gave us an oppurtunity to see how our kids would compete and what skills we need to work on in practice,” said Comet coach Shawn Torian.

“As a team we won overall, but I would like to see better numbers (points) from our boys team. We must improve on our endurance in the pool. We need to start off strong and finish strong. So we have a lot of room for improvement,” said the Comet swim coach.

PE won the 200 meter medley relay in 2:07.19. The Comets had the second fastest (2:19.09) and third quickest time in this event. The top finishing Comet team included Noah Stevens, Alex Tepper, Joey Gasperini and Sergio Carrballo.

PE had the top two spots in the 200 meter free, but Halifax got a third from Keith Crews (2:50.95) and a fourth from Chase Conner.

PE won the boys’ 200 meter IM, but Halifax had a 2-3-4 finish in this event, led by Noah Stevens (3:00.44). Kashmer and N. Zanarini were third and fourth, respectively.

Halifax’s Joey Gasperini won the boys 50 meter free in 29.75. N. Stevens was fourth in this event for HCHS.

PE won the boys 100 meter fly, but Halifax got a second from Grey Henderson (1:24.82) and a third from Kashmer.

PE won the boys 100 meter free, but Halifax got a second from Carballo (1:11.20) and a third from Crews.

Grey Henderson won the boys’ 500 meter free (5:43.86), with Chase Conner fourth.

PE won the 200 meter free relay, but HCHS was second with a time of 2:00.22. Halifax also had a third place effort in this event. The top-finishing relay squad included K. Crews, J. Gasperini, Kashmer and Stevens.

J. Gasperini won the 100 meter back in 1:23.14, followed by N. Zanarini, who had a 1:23.36. PE won the 100 meter breast, but Alex Tepper of the Comets was second in 1:35.93. Austin Lowe was third.

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