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Swimmers now 3-0

SoVaNow.com / December 10, 2012
The Halifax County High School swim team is enjoying an outstanding start, moving out to an overall record of 3-0 after a sweep of William Fleming Thursday. Halifax swamped Heritage earlier in the week.

“Our endurance in the pool is starting to improve. We have had help from Olympic swimmer, J.B. Walsh, he had really helped us lower times and improve our technique in the pool. Fleming had several swimmers who were really good, and that helped push our kids to do better,” coach Shawn Torian, said.

The Comet girls defeated Fleming, 361-177, while the boys also prevailed, 443-200.

The Comet B relay team of Joey Gasperini, Alex Tepper, Noah Stevens and Keith Crews won the 200-meter medley relay in 2:20.42, with the A team second. Austin Lowe also won the 200 meter free in 2:38.80.

N. Stevens won the 200 meter IM in 2:59.27, with Collin Kashmer second. Sergio Carballo won the 50 meter free in 27.76, with Joey Gasperini second in that event.

Grey Henderson won the 100 meter fly in 1:22.28, with Kashmer second. Keith Crews won the 100 meter free, with a time of 1:08.75. Seth LePorte was second.

Will Harris took the 500 meter free, in 5:23.06, with Grey Henderson second. The Halifax A relay team took the 200 meter free relay, in 1:56.40. The B team took second.

Nick Zanarini won the 100 meter back in 1:19.73, with J. Gasperini second. Harris prevailed in the 100-meter breast, in 1:29.43, leading a Comet sweep. Lowe and Tepper were second and third, respectively.

HCHS won the 400 meter free relay in 5:17.67.

The Comet girls had a strong performance as well.

The girls A team of Anna Carole Cole, Jessica Conner, Hailey Prevette and Hannah Saunders won the 200 meter medley relay in 2:43.84. Prevette won the 200 meter free in 3:14.84. Jessica Conner won the 200 meter IM in 3:19.72.

Cole prevailed in the 50 meter free in 33.33.

Emily Nester won the 100 meter free in 1:31.19. Jessica Conner won the 500 meter free in 6:23.02, with Saunders second. The Comet girls wom the 200 meter free relay in 2:30.38. The A team won, with the B team second.

Cole took the 100 back in 1:30.38, while Prevette won the 100 meter breast in 1:41.76. The girls also won the 400 meter free relay in 6:38.48. The winning relay team included Brook Boelte, H. Saunders, Nester and Jules Prevette.

Halifax earlier swamped Heritage, finishing in the top two positions most of the night. The Comets boys won, 450-206, and the girls topped the Pioneers, 411-147.

The boys’ 200 meter medley relay won, in 2:18.22. The Comet girls also won the 200 meter medley relay in 2:22.89. A. Lowe won the 200 meter free in 2:35.69. Prevette won the girls’ 200 meter free in 3:21.11.

Jessica Conner of the Comets won the 200 meter IM in 3:22.56.

Cole took the 50 meter free in 34.21 for the girls.

Grey Henderson posted a win in the 100-meter fly in 1:21.74. Saunders won the 100-meter fly for the Comet girls in 1:57.43.

Keith Crews took the boys’ 100 meter free in 1:09.96.

Henderson won the 500 meter free in 5:37.71. Jessica Conner won the 500 meter free in 6:28.03.

The HCHS boys won the 200 meter free relay, with the A team taking top honors in 1:58.67. The girls won the 200 meter free relay in 2:34.93, with Lexi Reaves, Nester, Prevette and Cole taking the top spot there.

Cole won the 100 meter back in 1:28.05, with Reaves second. Jessica Cole won the 100 meter breast in 1:38.68, with the boys taking the 400 meter free relay in 5:17.08.

The girls won the 400 meter free relay in 6:36.34.

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