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Swimmers pick up wins over Prince Edward, Appomattox

SoVaNow.com / January 15, 2018
The Halifax County High School swim teams passed a significant test Friday night at home, pushing back against Appomattox.

The Comet boys prevailed, 53-34, and the girls also emerged with a solid 48-36 win.

Appomattox really pushed the Comets, providing them with spirited competition.

“This was a really good team we faced tonight. As a team they challenged us to the end and we were fortunate we pulled it off in the end,” said coach Shawn Torian.

On Wednesday, the Comets swept both ends of a meet against Prince Edward County.

The Comet boys won, 49-23, and the girls rolled to a 54-24 win.

“I thought we did good for being away from the pool for the holiday break and inclement weather. We still have room to drop times. We are going go at it hard for the next two weeks and see what our peak performance can be. “Our goal is to win the district and qualify as many swimmers as we can to regional competition,’ said Torian.

HCHS won 15 of 22 events, with the boys recording five individual victories and the girls collecting four individual wins. The boys and girls teams swept the relay events.

Appomattox results

The Comet A relay team won the 200 meter rely in 2:18.53.

The girls’ A relay team took second, in 2:38.09.

Jackson Dunavant finished second in the boys 200 meter free in 2:46.60.

Jessica Watts won the girls 200 in 3:01.81, with Lillian Zhang second.

Shea Carey won the boys’ 200 meter IM in 2:47.65 Izzie Rosche and Maci Henderson were 2-3 in the girls 200 meter IM, with Rosche’s time posted at 3:16.03.

Nick Carey won the 50 meter free in 25.71, with Grant Nichols second. Kim Cole took third in the girls 50 free in 34.05.

Nick Carey won the boys butterfly in 1:03.96, while Shea Carey headed a one-two finish for Halifax in the 100 meter free. S. Carey’s winning time was 1:06.41.

Keeley Nelson posted a win in the girls’ 100 meter free, in 1:12.86, with Kim Cole third.

Zack Perkins took third in the boys 400 meter free, in 6:27.96.

Sydney Wallace won the girls 400 meter free in 7:55.90.

The Comet A team took first place in the boys 200 meter free relay in 2:00.15, with the B team third.

The Comet A team took second in the girls 200 meter free relay, with the B team third. The top Comet effort was 2:17.71.

Dunavant won the boys 100 meter backstroke in 1:28.55.

Izzie Rosche and Maddie Freshour made it one-two in the girls 100 meter back, with the winning time posted at 1:31.23.

Jake Carr and John Conner swam to a one-two finish in the 100 meter breast, with Carr’s winning time at 1:36.77.

Zhang and Watts were two-three finishers in the girls 100 meter breast, with the top Comet time in that event at 1:42.70.

Halifax took second in the boys 400 meter free relay in 5:35.20, and the Comet girls were one-two in the girls 400 meter free relay, with the top Halifax time at 5:38.18.

Prince Edward results

The boys 200 meter medley relay A team won in 2:20.03. This team includes Shea Carey, John Conner, Nick Carey and Grant Nichols.

The girls 200 meter medley relay A team also won in 2:35.48. The A team includes Izzie Rosche, Lilian Zhang, Maci Henderson and Keeley Nelson.

Jackson Dunnavant won the boys 200 meter freestyle in 2:45.60, with Zack Perkins second.

Jessica Watts won the girls 200 meter free in 3:01.25, with Zhang second.

N. Carey won the 200 SC meter IM in 2:29.31, while I. Rosche captured the girls 200 meter IM in 3:17.84.

Shea Carey was third in the boys 50 meter free in 28.20, with Grant Nichols fourth.

Keeley Nelson and Kim Cole took second and third in the girls 50 meter free. Nelson posted a time of 33.02.

N. Carey won the boys 100 meter butterfly in 1:02.38.

S. Carey took first in the 100 meter free for the boys in 1:05.78, with G. Nichols second.

K. Nelson won the girls 100 meter free in 1:14.55.

Zack Perkins won the boys 400 meter free in 6:39.52, with Sydney Wallace taking top honors in the girls 400 meter free in 7:59.04.

The Comet A team won the boys 200 meter free relay in 2:01.32, with the Comet girls A team also capturing the same event in 2:18.56.

J. Dunavant took second in the boys 100 meter back in 1:30.89.

I. Rosche finished second in the girls 100 meter back in 1:30.81. Maddie Freshour was fourth there.

J. Watts and L. Zhang took second and third in the 100 meter breastroke, with the top Comet time recorded at 1:42.06.

The Comet A team won the boys 400 meter free relay in 5:37.88, including Will Abdi, Z. Perkins, Jake Carr and Dunavant.

The Comet B team won the girls 400 meter free relay in 5:55.14, including Calli Neal, Cori Neal, Maddie Freshour and Kim Cole.



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