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Sea Serpents on top in four-way meet

SoVaNow.com / February 13, 2013
The South Boston/Halifax County YMCA Sea Serpent swim team traveled to the Altavista Y to compete in a four-way meet on Saturday, Feb. 9.

South Boston Y won the meet with the Altavista Y finishing second, Allegheny finishing third, and Danville fourth.

“The Sea Serpents swam an awesome meet” said Coach Jeanette Abbott.

There were 89 individual swims with time improvements occurring in 56 of them.

Marya Dunning had the largest time drop of the Sea Serpents with a 18.79 second drop in her 100 free and a 10.02 second drop in her 50 back. Elizabeth McCurty had the second largest time improvement with a 16.48 second drop in her 50 free.

The following swimmers also had time improvements of over 10 seconds .Riley Anders had a 16.02 second drop in her 50 free and a 10.27 second drop in her 25 free. Blake Barger had a 11.77 second drop in his 50 back. Ashton Burton had a 10.33 second drop in his 100 free. Ethan Kirkhart had a 13.59 second drop in his 100 free. The final swimmer to have over a 10 second drop in time was Helin Zhang with a 11.96 second drop in his 25 free.

There were nine Sea Serpent swimmers who showed time improvements in all three individual events they participated in. They are Riley Anders, Marya Dunning, Kaitlynn Evans, Maddie Freshour, Maci Henderson, Caroline Midkiff, Michael Neller, Nick Rosche, and Helin Zhang.

There were also two Sea Serpent swimmers who won all three of their individual events. They were Andrew Abbott and Karson Evans. Ten Sea Serpent swimmers either won or finished in the top 3 in each of their individual events. They were Nicholas Carey, Shea Carey, Kaitlynn Evans, Michael Neller, Andrew Parikh, Joshua Roberts, Talley Roberts, Nick Rosche, Emma Smiley, and Joe Smiley.

The Sea Serpents will travel to Eden, N.C. on Saturday, February 16 to participate in the Winter Fling Invitational.

This will be their last swim meet before the PYSA Championships that will be held in Bedford on March 1 - 3.



Individual Results:

6 & Unders:

Elliott Kirkhart - 2nd 25 back, 2nd 25 free, 5th 50 free

Andrew Parikh - 1st 25 back, 1st 25 free, 2nd 50 free



8 & Unders:

Riley Anders - 1st 25 back, 4th 25 free, 3rd 50 free

Josie Cash - 6th 25 back, 7th 25 free, 7th 50 free

Michaelle Freshour - 5th 25 back, 6th 25 free, 6th 50 free

Carrie Midkiff - 4th 25 back, 3rd 25 free, 5th 50 free

Ethan Kirkhart - 3rd 50 back, 1st 50 free, 4th 100 free

Helin Zhang - 3rd 25 back, 2nd 25 free, 4th 50 free



9 - 10 year olds:

Marya Dunning - 6th 50 back, 7th 50 free, 3rd 100 free

Maddie Freshour - 4th 50 back, 5th 50 free, 2nd 100 free

Talley Roberts - 3rd 50 back, 3rd 50 free, 1st 100 free

Blake Barger - 3rd 50 back, 6th 50 free, 3rd 100 free

Shea Carey - 3rd 100 back, 1st 50 free, 1st 50 breast

Karson Evans - 1st 50 fly, 1st 50 free, 1st 100 free

Jimmy Reaves - 6th 50 back, 7th 50 free

Joshua Roberts - 1st 50 back, 3rd 50 free, 2nd 100 free



11-12 year olds:

Cora Domenici - 5th 50 back, 8th 50 free, 6th 100 free

Kaitlynn Evans - 1st 50 fly, 1st 100 back, 2nd 100 free

Maci Henderson - 3rd 50 back, 4th 50 free, 4th 100 free

Elizabeth McCurty - 6th 50 back, 7th 50 free, 7th 50 breast

Virginia Roberts - 4th 50 back, 6th 50 free, 1st 100 IM

Izzy Rosche - 1st 50 back, 4th 50 breast, 3rd 100 free

Ashton Burton - 2nd 50 back, 5th 50 free, 3rd 100 free

Nick Carey - 1st 50 fly, 1st 50 back, 3rd 100 free

Michael Neller - 2nd 50 back, 1st 50 free, 1st 50 breast

Joe Smiley - 1st 50 back, 3rd 50 free, 1st 100 free



13 and older:

Reagan Carey - 4th 50 free, 4th 100 breast, 3rd 100 free

Emma Smiley - 1st 100 back, 2nd 50 free, 1st 100 free

Andrew Abbott - 1st 100 fly, 1st 100 back, 1st 100 free

Nick Rosche - 1st 100 back, 1st 50 free, 1st 100 free

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