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Swimmers on top for senior night / January 24, 2013
The Halifax County High School swim team celebrated Senior night in style on Tuesday, sweeping both Martinsville and GW-Danville.

The Comets matched up well against two good teams, noted coach Shawn Torain. However, HCHS will need to drop some times in order to place well at the district meet next Tuesday. Franklin County and PH-Roanoke have very strong teams.

Torain also thanked the current Comet senior class for its leadership, noting Halifax has an outstanding group of kids this year. The Comets are 8-1 on the season, with the lone loss to Bassett.

“It would be nice to compete well in the district tournament, the highest we have finished is second. If our relay team can finish in the top two times and individual swimmers can stay around the top two places, we may have a chance at districts,” said the Comet swim coach.

In action Tuesday, the HCHS girls collected 92 points, with GW finishing in second with 63. Martinsville was third, with 54.

As for the boys’ side, HCHS won with 101 points. Martinsville was second with 89 and GW had 26.

The HCHS A boys’ team took second in the 200 meter medley relay, with a time of 2:16.84. That relay team included Nick Zanarini, Grey Henderson and Sergio Carballo.

The HCHS A girls’ team won the 200 meter medley relay, in 2:43.82. That relay squad included Lexi Reavesm Jessica Conner, Hailey Prevette and Anna Carol Cole.

Austin Lowe of Halifax took second in the 200-meter free in 2:35.43, with N. Zanarini third.

Hailey Prevette captured the girls’ 200 meter free in 3:17.12. Noah Stevens of HCHS took second in the boys’ 200-meter IM, with a time of 2:54.05. Grey Henderson was third.

Jordan Miller led a one-two sweep of the girls 200-meter IM, with a fast time of 3:20.24. Jessica Conner was second in this event.

Joey Gasperini led a one-two finish for the Comet boys in the 50-meter free, with a time of 28.35. Carballo was second.

Cole took third for the Comet girls in the 50-meter free, in 33.80. Sara Beth Reese was fifth in the event.

Grey Henderson was second in the 100-meter fly in 1:24.23, with Stevens third. Hannah Saunders was sedond in the girls 100 meter fly in 1:55.05. Collin Kashmer was second in the 100-meter free in 1:07.32. Keith Crews was third in this event.

Miller took the top spot in the girls 100-meter free in 1:14.13. Jules Prevette was fifth in that event.

G. Henderson won the boys’ 500-meter free in 5:36.03, with Alex Tepper placing third.

Jessica Conner won the girls’ 500-meter free in 6:25.42, while Saunders was third.

The Comet A relay team took the boys’ 200 meter free relay, in 1:56.39. The B team took second.

The A team included Keith Crews, Noah Stevens, Joey Gasperini and Sergio Carballo.

The Comet girls A team took the 200-meter free relay in 2:27.93. Zanarini took second in the 100-meter back in 1:21.15. Joey Gasperini was third.

Cole took top honors in the 100-meter back in 1:33.13, with Prevette second. Keith Crews was third in the 100-meter breast in 1:36.62, with Collin Kashmer fourth.

Jessica Conner won the 100-meter breast for the girls’ side in 1:37.36, with Jules Prevette second.

Halifax took second in the boys’ 400 meter free relay in 5:06.66 and the Comet girls were second in the 400-meter free relay in 6:12.05.

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