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YMCA swim team qualifies six for regional meet

Six members of the South Boston-Halifax County YMCA Sea Serpents swim team have qualified for the Upper Southeast Regional Short Course Championship Swim Meet to be held March 15-17 at the Rock Hill Area YMCA in Rock Hill, S.C.

Karson Evans (four events), Shea Carey (eight events), Nick Carey (four events), Kaitlynn Evans (three events), Andrew Abbott (five events) and Noah Stevens (four events) qualified for the regional meet on the basis of their results in the PYSA Swimming Championships held March 1-3 in Bedford.

The South Boston-Halifax County YMCA Sea Serpents swim team finished fourth in the nine-team field in the PYSA Swimming Championships, scoring a total of 576 points. The boys tallied 458 points while the girls added 118 points. 

The YMCA of Roanoke Valley won the meet with 4,017.50 points.

Three members of the Sea Serpents team won their individual races. Andrew Parikh won the 25-yd. freestyle in the 6 & under age group with a time of 22.38 seconds. Abbott won the 100-yard breaststroke race in the 13-14 age group with a time of 1:16.92. Stevens won the 50-yd. freestyle race in the 13-14 age group with a time of 25.44 seconds.

The Sea Serpents’ boys 14 & under medley relay team set a new PYSA record. Competing in the event were Abbott (backstroke), Michael Neller (breaststroke), Nick Carey (butterfly) and Stevens (freestyle). 

Parikh won high-point honors for the meet in the boys 6 & under age group.

A handful of Sea Serpents team members concluded their seasons with time improvements. The biggest time improvement came from Joe Smiley in the 11-12-year-old age group, who dropped a total of 29.97 seconds in the 500-yd. freestyle. 

Parikh (6 & under) recorded a 20.43 –second drop in the 50-yd. backstroke. Shea Carey (10 & under) posted a 27.29-second improvement in the 200-yd. IM. Elizabeth McCurty (11-12-year-old age group) had a 19.48-second improvement in the 100-yd. freestyle.

Neller posted a 19.52-second drop in his time in the 200-yd. freestyle and Kahlil Richardson logged a 16.11-second drop in the 50-yd. freestyle. 

 

Results

6 and Under

Elliott Kirkhart - 11th, 25 back, 11th, 25 free, 27th 50 free

Andrew Parikh – 2nd, 25 back, 1st, 25 free, 13th, 50 free, 5th, 50 back

 

8 and Under

Riley Anders – 14th, 25 back, 27th, 25 free, 27th 50 free, 18th 50 back

Abby Baisch – 21st, 25 back, 26th, 25 free, 30th, 50 free, 21st, 50 back

Carrie Midkiff – 23rd, 25 back, 29th, 25 free, 33rd, 50 free

Chesney Richardson – 20th, 25 back, 23rd, 25 free

Michaella Freshour – 22nd 25 back, 28th, 25 free, 31st 50 free, 20th 50 free

Ethan Kirkhart – 5th, 25 back, 11th 25 free, 17th 50 free, 6th 50 back 9th, 25 fly

Helin Zhang – 12th, 25 back 17th, 25 free, 22nd, 50 free, 8th, 50 back

 

9-10-Year-Olds

Marya Dunning – 33rd, 50 back, 42nd 50 free, 40th 100 free, 23rd, 100 back

Maddie Freshour – 18th, 50 back, 34th, 50 free, 32nd, 100 free, 15th, 100 back

Talley Roberts – 14th, 50 back, 26th, 50 free, 26th, 100 free

Blake Barger – 26th, 50 back, 30th, 50 free

Shea Carey – 2nd, 200 IM, 2nd, 200 free, 3rd, 50 back, 3rd, 50 free, 4th 100 IM, 3rd, 100 free, 4th, 50 breast, 4th, 100 back

Karson Evans – 5th, 50 back, 4th, 50 free, 5th, 100 IM, 5th 100 free, 2nd, 100 back, 6th, 50 fly

Jimmy Reaves – 31st, 50 back, 33rd, 50 free, 28th 100 free

Joshua Roberts – 19th, 50 back, 17th 50 free, 20th, 100 free, 13th, 100 back

 

11-12-Year-Olds

Cora Domenici – 27th, 50 back, 30th, 50 free, 28th, 100 free, 19th 100 back

Maci Henderson – 24th, 50 back, 18th, 50 free, 21st, 100 free, 16th, 100 back, 19thm 50 fly

Elizabeth McCurty – 28th, 50 back, 32nd 50 free, 33rd, 100 free

Virginia Roberts – 11th, 100 breast, 26th, 50 free, 19th, 50 breast, 18th, 100 back

Ashton Burton – 28th, 50 back, 34th, 50 free, 33rd, 100 free, 19th, 100 back

Nicholas Carey – 11th, 100 IM, 6th, 200 free, 7th, 100 fly, 6th, 100 IM, 6th, 50 back, 5th, 100 free, 8th, 50 fly

Michael Neller – 8th, 200 free, 6th, 50 back, 4th, 100 breast, 9th, 50 free, 10th, 100 free, 3rd, 50 breast, 15th, 50 fly

Kahlil Richardson – 29th, 50 back, 32nd, 50 free

Joe Smiley – 8th, 200 IM, 7th, 200 free, 12th, 100 IM, 17th, 50 back, 13th, 50 free, 13th, 100 free, 13th, 50 breast, 6th 500 free

 

13-14-Year-Olds

Reagan Carey – 13th, 200 free, 13th, 50 fly, 11th, 200 IM, 7th, 200 breast, 27th, 100 free, 20th, 100 breast, 9th, 500 free

Emma Smiley – 6th, 100 IM, 4th, 200 free, 7th, 100 back, 14th, 50 free, 4th, 50 breast, 4th, 50 back, 9th, 100 free, 8th, 100 breast

Andrew Abbott – 4th, 100 IM, 5th, 200 free, 2nd, 50 fly, 3rd, 100 back, 5th, 50 free, 5th, 100 free, 1st, 100 breast, 5th 100 fly

Noah Stevens – 5th, 100 IM, 4th, 200 free, 4th 200 IM, 4th 100 back, 1st, 50 free, 4th, 100 free, 4th, 200 back, 6th, 100 fly5 and Older

w Rachel Neller – 7th, 200 free, 11th, 50 free, 5th, 50 breast, 8th, 50 back, 13th, 100 free, 7th, 500 free