Swim: York Girls, Tabb Boys Win Group 3A East Regional Championships

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York's girls swim team poses together after winning the Group 3A East meet. (Photo courtesy of York Athletics)
York’s girls swim team poses together after winning the Group 3A East meet. (Photo courtesy of York Athletics)

York, Tabb and Warhill all had impressive performances during Friday’s Group 3A East swim championships in Richmond.

The York girls took home the regional title, while Tabb’s boys also took home a regional championship.

York’s girls finished the meet with 330 points, which edged second-place Warhill with 304 points. Tabb took sixth in the girls competition with 171 points.

Danika Katzer had a breakout day during the meet for York, taking first place in the 100-yard breaststroke in a meet record time of 1:06.96, second in the 200 individual medley and helping lead York to a win in the 200 freestyle relay.

Her teammate Alex Slayton placed first in the 50 freestyle, second in the 100 butterfly and also helped York in its winning 200 freestyle relay that also set a school record with a time of 1:41.58.

For Warhill, Morgan Whaley had a stellar showing with two individual event wins, as well as a relay win on Friday. Whaley placed first in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke before helping the Lions win the 200 medley relay.

In the boys competition, Tabb took first place with a commanding 408 points. York placed third with 253 points, and Warhill took 10th with 99 points.

Nick Talati had a breakout day for Tabb, leading Tabb’s 200 medley relay to victory, as well as placing first in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle.

Chris Verastek also had a solid day for the Tigers, placing first in the 100 breaststroke and contributing to the winning 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay teams. He also placed second in the 200 individual medley.

York’s Parker Harp earned wins in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, as well as participated in York’s second-place 400 freestyle relay team.

To see full results from the Group 3A East meet, click here.

Below are the team results and individual winners from the meet:

Girls
Team Results

1: York 330
2: Warhill 304
3: James Monroe 231
4: New Kent 223
5: Riverside 222
6: Tabb 171
7: Colonial Heights 170
8: Brentsville 156
9: William Monroe 113
10: Culpeper County 60
11: Manassas 43
12: Spotsylvania 36
13: Poquoson 26
14: Lakeland 22
15: I.C. Norcom 15

Individual Results
200 Medley Relay: Warhill (Tyranski, Watson, Whaley, Watkins) 1:52.77
200 Free: Julianna Jones (New Kent) 1:57.05
200 IM: Claire Nguyen (Riverside) 2:06.83
50 Free: Alex Slayton (York) 24.17
100 Fly: Morgan Whaley (Warhill) 56.38
100 Free: Julianna Jones (New Kent) 53.03
500 Free: Clair Nguyen (Riverside) 5:00.87
200 Free Relay: York (D. Katzer, Evans, M. Katzer, Slayton) 1:41.58
100 Back: Morgna Whaley (Warhill) 57.62
100 Breast: Danika Katzer (York) 1:06.96
400 Free Relay: James Monroe (Al. Slominski, Behnke, An. Slominski, Forjan) 3:45.66

Boys
Team Results

1: Tabb 408
2: Brentsville 361
3: York 253
4: Riverside 185
5: James Monroe 167
6: William Monroe 123
7: Colonial Heights 122
8: Culpeper County 120
9: New Kent 108
10: Warhill 99
11: Poquoson 59
12: Spotsylvania 47
13: Manassas 42
14: Lakeland 16
15: I.C. Norcom

Individual Results
200 Medley Relay: Tabb (Omweg, Verastek, Talati, Du) 1:43.42
200 Free: Matthew Howard (James Monroe) 1:50.54
200 IM: Nick Talati (Tabb) 2:01.15
50 Free: Parker Harp (York) 22.49
100 Fly: Nate Romanowski (Brentsville) 53.30
100 Free: Parker Harp (York) 48.86
500 Free: Nick Talati (Tabb) 4:54.16
200 Free Relay: Tabb (Verastek, Lenfant, Talati, Du) 1:31.61
100 Back: Matthew Howard (James Monroe) 56.05
100 Breast: Chris Verastek (Tabb) 1:01.91
400 Free Relay: Brentsville (Romanowski, Penn, Harnish, Hutcherson) 3:20.87