Warriors best Bulldogs in swim meet
Published 9:16 pm Monday, December 23, 2019
Suffolk hosted its first ever Southeastern District swim meet, with the Warriors coming away as the victors.
The Nansemond River High School and King’s Fork High School swim teams matched up in a regular season meet held at the YMCA Camp Arrowhead last Saturday. Nansemond River took the win as both boys’ and girls’ team were able to pull in victories.
The Warriors earned a 123-47 win over the Bulldogs, taking first place in 12 events. Andrew Betts, Victor Anaya, Morgan Magrisi and Cameron Wilkins took a win in the 200-yard medley relay. Betts was a part of four first-place finishes on the day, earning two individual finishes and two relay finishes. Betts, Magrisi, Wilkins and Justin Croft took first place in the 200-yard free relay. While Jonathan Sullivan, Magrisi, Wilkins and Croft took the 400-yard free relay. Wilkins also had two individual finishes.
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On the girls’ side, Nansemond River took the win 130-37. Selby Heyman was a part of four first-place finishes, which included two individual finishes and two relay finishes. Ashlyn Swaim had four first-place finishes, which included two individual. Olivia Browning, Cynthia Moss, Swaim and Heyman took first in the 200-yard medley relay. Heyman, Moss, Browning and Rana Ceribasi took first in the 200-yard free relay. Danae Martin, Swaim, Ava Hamby and Ceribasi took first in the 400-yard free relay. Brynn Starks of King’s Fork took the team’s only first-place finish with the 100-yard backstroke event.
Nansemond River takes this season’s city title, earning wins over both King’s Fork and Lakeland High School.
King’s Fork had two swimmers qualify for the 2020 Kecoughtan Invitational in Starks and Cameron Stratchko. For Nansemond River, Betts, Heyman, Swaim, Ceribasi, Browning and Anaya have all qualified for the invitational.