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Two titles and three state records

Nansemond-Suffolk sophomore Gabrielle Bishop won two state championships and broke three VIS state records Saturday at the Virginia Independent School Swimming Championships in Manassas.

Bishop won the private school state title in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.75) and the 100 backstroke (57.13), setting new state records with both victories.

Bishop set her third state record of the day as the first leg of NSA’s 400-yard freestyle relay team. Bishop’s leadoff leg of 51.64 seconds broke the old record by 0.09 seconds. A relay swimmer can set the state record with an individual time if she’s the leadoff swimmer in the relay.

In the 100 backstroke, Bishop broke a 16-year-old record held by Bess Frank of Norfolk Academy. Bishop beat the record by 0.69 seconds. Bishop’s times in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke are All-American A times.

Bishop reclaimed the 100 freestyle state record as she had it from her 100 free state title as a freshman. Bishop still has the 50 freestyle state record, also from the 2009 VIS Championships.

The Lady Saints finished eighth in the team standings. Andrea Beale, Emily Neuburg and Meredith Davis scored points in their individual events for NSA.

2010 Virginia Independent School Swimming Championships

At Freedom Center, Manassas

Friday-Saturday

Results (in events with NSA swimmer, number of competitors in parenthesis)

Girls 200-yard medley relay (24)

1. Bishop Ireton 1:51.43

22. Nansemond-Suffolk 2:14.53 (Mary Cornell, Anne Stuart Riddick, Shannon McDonald, Kayla Sclater)

Boys 200 medley relay (24)

1. Fork Union 1:34.38

16. Nansemond-Suffolk 1:47.67 (Jeff Ruland, Sam Burgett, Kevin Joseph, Will Riddick)

Girls 200 freestyle (25)

1. Gabrielle Bishop NSA 1:49.75

2. Allison Titley St. Gertrude 1:50.83

7. Andrea Beale NSA 2:01.73

Girls 200 individual medley (29)

1. Mary Katherine Kish Collegiate 2:08.55

14. Emily Neuburg NSA 2:25.06

Boys 200 individual medley (42)

1. Tony Romanini Fork Union 1:53.25

18. Jeff Ruland NSA 2:12.23

28. Matt Lee NSA 2:18.69

Girls 50 freestyle (29)

1. Lauren Donohoe Seton 24.84

13. Meredith Davis NSA 26.44

Boys 50 freestyle (29)

1. Zach Ingold Woodberry F. 20.65

11. Kevin Joseph NSA 22.66

Girls 100 butterfly (35)

1. Rachel Naurath Collegiate 55.33

17. Andrea Beale NSA 1:05.61

Girls 100 freestyle (22)

1. Allison Titley St. Gertrude 52.01

14. Emily Neuburg NSA 58.51

Boys 100 freestyle (26)

1. Zach Ingold Woodberry F. 45.36

13. Kevin Joseph NSA 49.84

Girls 200 freestyle relay (18)

1. Seton School 1:40.05

7. Nansemond-Suffolk 1:44.42 (Gabrielle Bishop, Emily Neuburg, Kayla Sclater, Meredith Davis)

Boys 200 freestyle relay (22)

1. Fork Union 1:25.57

16. Nansemond-Suffolk 1:35.49 (Jeff Ruland, Greg Beale, Will Riddick, Kevin Joseph)

Girls 100 backstroke (35)

1. Gabrielle Bishop NSA 57.13

2. Rachel Swarts Flint Hill 1:00.36

11. Meredith Davis NSA 1:04.31

Boys 100 backstroke (40)

1. Angus MacDonald Bishop Ireton 51.22

23. Jeff Ruland NSA 59.49

Boys 100 breaststroke (46)

1. Andrew Strait Trinity Epis. 58.92

36. Sam Burgett NSA 1:10.63

Girls 400 freestyle relay (20)

1. Collegiate 3:37.90

7. Nansemond-Suffolk 3:51.80 (Gabrielle Bishop, Emily Neuburg, Anne Stuart Riddick, Meredith Davis)

Boys 400 freestyle relay (20)

1. Collegiate 3:10.11

15. Nansemond-Suffolk 3:42.28 (Greg Beale, Matt Lee, Graham Wagner, Sam Burgett)

Girls team scores (25 teams scored)

1. St. Catherine’s 381

2. Collegiate 262

3. Seton 221

8. Nansemond-Suffolk 116

Boys team scores (24 teams scored)

1. Fork Union 423

2. Collegiate 312

3. Woodberry Forest 253

19. Nansemond-Suffolk 18