Britney spears another TCIS swimming MVP award

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 14, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

Oops – she did it again!

A victory in the 50-freestyle and second-place finishes in the 100-freestyle and 200- and 400-relays nabbed Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior Britney Bishop her second consecutive female Most Valuable Player award at the TCIS finals Saturday at the Midtown Community Center in Newport News on Saturday afternoon. Bishop split the honor with Walsingham’s Kate Murphy, who held her off 54.04 to 54.7, in the 100-free race — Bishop’s time was her best ever.

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&uot;This feels great!&uot; Bishop said. &uot;I didn’t expect it. It’s got me pumped up for state competition next weekend. Being a senior just makes it that much better.&uot;

Anna Cotton won the 100-breastroke, and Ryan Hanson, Joe Lewinski (the team’s sole male senior), Brandon Wilder and Michael Miller teamed to take the 200-free relay with a time of 1:36.17 – a whopping .01 of a second faster than Norfolk Academy. Overall, the girls team finished third, the boys fourth.

Lady Saints Cotton, Sarah D’Haem, Nikki Moore, Tess Smith, Danielle Waller, Tiffany Buckley, Kristen MacKinnon, Jade Bishop, Kelly Ruland and Maggie Standing all qualified for female state competition, and Lewinski, Miller, Joe DiRenzo, Hanson, Brandon Wilder, Philip Brooks, Sean Tennant, Aaron Schaubach and Jeff Iiams – the entire boys squad – will also take part.