In The Red Zone: Ken Wakefield

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Swimming: Big Opening Win for Hanover....

The following swimmers made state qualifying standards:

Hanover
Patrick Townsend - 100 fly  (also broke the Hanover Team Record in this event)

Colonial Heights
Abigail Richey - 200 free, 500 free
Elizabeth Magnusson - 200 IM, 100 fly
Josh McBryde - 100 fly

The Hanover men overwhelm Colonial Heights from the start.  In the three events, Hanover swept the top two spots running out to a 37-9 lead from which Colonial Heights could not recover.   Hanover won all three relays and 6 of 8 individual events.  Seth Gulas won two events for Hanover (50 free and 100 free) while Josh McBryde was lone highlight for Colonial Heights with victories in the 100 fly and 500 free.  Hanover freshmen Marshall Brooks, Ross Newton and Patrick Townsend all won an event.  Junior Garrett Gauntt won the 200 IM.   

On the girls side it was a back and forth affair with Colonial Heights taking the early lead with victories in the first three events (200 medley relay, 200 freestyle, and 200 individual medley). Hanover pulled ahead with a 1-2-3 sweep in the 50 free.  With only two events left in the meet the two teams were tied 70-70.  In the 100 breast, Colonial Heights took first place, but the Bella Seip, Quinn Tanner and Rylee Evans gave the Hawks a 2 point lead going into the first race.  Colonial Heights took 1st and 3rd in the final relay to come from behind and win the meet.  Hanover was paced by freshman Kayleigh Gordon and Ellie Sherry who both finished with one 1st place and one 2nd place.

(Submitted Story)......

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