Small NSA team makes impact

Published 10:18 pm Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ swim team defeating Cape Henry Collegiate School 70-61 and senior David Forman of the NSA boys’ team winning the boys’ 100-yard butterfly were highlights during the Nansemond-Suffolk swimming program’s first meet of the 2015-16 season.

In addition to their win, the Lady Saints fell 76-69 to visiting Norfolk Christian School, 80-64 to visiting Walsingham Academy and 93-46 to Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School.

The Saints lost 113-35 to the Dolphins, 85-38 to the Ambassadors, 99-33 to the Trojans and 100-27 to the Crusaders.

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“I thought they did well,” NSA assistant coach Kim Wagner said of her Saints and Lady Saints swimmers. “We are a small team this year. We have 11 sixth- or seventh-graders, and a total of only 21 kids, so that’s more sixth- and seventh-graders than varsity, really.”

The sixth- and seventh-grader are junior varsity swimmers, but they can also swim in exhibition heats in varsity meets.

“We were very happy because our 400(-yard) free(style) relay of our girls qualified for the state meet, and that’s awesome for the first meet,” Wagner said. “And David Forman, one of our two seniors, qualified for the 200 free for the state meet, and that was great, too.”

The girls’ 400 free relay, which took second with a time of 4:29.06, featured sophomore Tori Psimas, sophomore Madi Wilson, freshman Grace Rowell and eighth-grader Danae Martin.

Forman finished the 200 free in third with a time of 1:56.56 and won the boys’ 100 fly with a time of 1:01.90, a few seconds ahead of Walsingham junior Cavan Sullivan, who finished with a time of 1:05.77.

The Nansemond-Suffolk boys’ team had only three scoring swimmers on the day, but Wagner said that she was unsure of why participation in swimming has dropped at the school.

Nevertheless, “though we were low in numbers, I think for our first meet, we did very well,” she said.


Following are the team results from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s home swimming meet held on Friday at YMCA Camp Arrowhead:


Boys’ team scores

Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School 91, Cape Henry Collegiate School 75

Bishop Sullivan 100, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 27

Bishop Sullivan 94.50, Norfolk Christian School 58.5

Bishop Sullivan 100, Walsingham Academy 60

Cape Henry 113, NSA 35

Cape Henry 97, Norfolk Christian 66

Cape Henry 97, Walsingham 69

Norfolk Christian 85, NSA 38

Walsingham 99, NSA 33

Walsingham 83, Norfolk Christian 73


Girls’ team scores

Bishop Sullivan 95, Cape Henry 48

Bishop Sullivan 93, NSA 46

Bishop Sullivan 90, Norfolk Christian 62

Bishop Sullivan 99, Walsingham 55

NSA 70, Cape Henry 61

Norfolk Christian 90, Cape Henry 58

Walsingham 85, Cape Henry 66

Norfolk Christian 76, NSA 69

Walsingham 80, NSA 64

Norfolk Christian 87, Walsingham 70