NSA swimmers qualify for state meet

Published 10:05 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ and girls’ swim teams faced against a total of eight different schools in a meet at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond on Saturday.

The girls’ team went 3-4 on the day, with victories over Christchurch, Flint Hill and Greenbrier Christian. The boys’ team went 2-5, defeating Christchurch and Greenbrier Christian.

The boys’ 200-yard medley relay team blew away the state qualifying time of 2:00.20 with its own time of 1:55.55. Junior Gregory Beale, freshman David Forman, senior Zach Hess and junior Ben Wilson make up the team.

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The girls’ relay team also qualified for states in the same event. The standard it had to meet was 2:12.71, and it finished the race in 2:09.27. The team includes sophomore Taylor Berard, senior Katelyn McCracken, junior Emily Neuberg and junior Laura Wild.

Ben Wilson qualified for states in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:56.04, four seconds better than the state standard. He also came in almost five seconds under the state standard for the 100-yard breaststroke, qualifying with a time of 1:05.60.

Emily Neuberg surpassed the state qualifying time in the 100-yard butterfly by more than two seconds with a 1:07.73 time.

NSA’s next swim meet is tonight at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Richmond against Trinity Episcopal.

Following are the results from the Dec. 8 swim meet at St. Catherine’s School:

Team Results


Bishop Ireton 88, NSA 68

NSA 102, Christchurch 56

Flint Hill 88, NSA 72

Walsingham 99, NSA 68

St. Christopher’s 137, NSA 37

Paul VI 101, NSA 74

NSA 103, Greenbrier Christian 46


Bishop Ireton 112, NSA 43

NSA 94, Christchurch 43

NSA 77, Flint Hill 68

Walsingham 79, NSA 65

St. Catherine’s 143, NSA 30

Paul VI 117, NSA 55

NSA 93, Greenbrier Christian 32

Highlighted individual results for NSA

  • Hannah Lee Liedy: 200 freestyle — previous time: 2:51.70, new time: 2:39.81;
  • Ben Wilson: 200 freestyle — previous time: 2:05.28, new qualifying time: 1:56.04 (state standard: 2:00.23); 100 breaststroke — qualifying time: 1:05.60 (state standard: 1:10.04);
  • Katherine Hayes: 100 butterfly — previous time: 1:22.26, new time: 1:13.63;
  • Emily Neuberg: 100 butterfly — qualifying time: 1:07.73 (state standard: 1:09.91);
  • David Forman: 100 butterfly — previous time: 1:09.22, new time: 1:05.32;
  • Morgan Hoy: 100 freestyle — previous time: 1:23.00, new time: 1:15.67;
  • Dannah Lougen: 100 freestyle — previous time: 1:27.10, new time: 1:20.28