Swim: York Girls Place Fifth, Tabb Boys Take Third in Group 3A Meet

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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’s girls and boys swim teams each walked away with top-five finishes during Friday’s Group 3A State Swimming and Diving Championship held in Richmond.

In the girls competition, York led all Historic Triangle schools with 170 points during its fifth-place finish. Warhill came in seventh place with 132 points, and Tabb took ninth place with 126 points.

York’s Danika Katzer put together a strong showing in the state meet, placing first in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:05.58 and first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:02.65.

Katzer also contributed to York’s winning 200 freestyle relay team that also included Alex Slayton, Elena Evans and Makenzie Katzer. Slayton also placed second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 butterfly.

Warhill’s Morgan Whaley also claimed an individual state title in the 100 butterfly, touching the wall in a time of 55.86. Whaley also placed second in the 100 backstroke.

Tabb’s Julia Geskey earned a second-place finish in the 200 individual medley and third in the 100 backstroke.

In the boys competition, the Tigers took third place with 216 points. York placed fifth with 196 points, while Warhill finished 16th with 42 points.

Tabb’s 200 medley relay team consisting of C.J. Omweg, Chris Verastek, Nick Talati and Sean Du was the only Historic Triangle team to earn an individual win in the boys competition. The relay team took first place with a time of 1:37.78.

Verastek finished third in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 50 freestyle, while Omweg took fourth in the 100 backstroke. Talati earned fourth place in the 500 freestyle.

York’s Parker Harp finished third in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle. His teammate Stephen Kuster finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 200 individual medley.

To see full results from the meet, click here.

Below are the team results and individual winners:

Girls
Team Results
1: Western Albemarle 278
2: Blacksburg 231
3: Cave Spring 184
4: Hidden Valley 181
5: York 170
6: James Monroe 134
7: Warhill 132
8: New Kent 130
9: Tabb 126
10: Brookville 104
11: Turner Ashby 101
12: Fluvana County 87
13: Riverside 85
14: Colonial Heights 56
14: Spotswood 56
16: Christiansburg 48
17: Abingdon 39
18: Lord Botetourt 25
19: Monticello 21
20: Poquoson 18
20: William Monroe 18
22: Brentsville 17
23: Staunton River 15
24: Waynesboro 14
25: Magna Vista 10
26: Broadway 3

Individual Results
200 Medley Relay: Cave Spring (Assaid, T. Muzzy, Lawson, E. Muzzy) 1:49.19
200 Free: Claire Nguyen (Riverside) 1:51.33
200 IM: Danika Katzer (York) 2:02.65
50 Free: Emma Muzzy (Cave Spring) 23.42
1 Mtr Diving: Celia Harding (Hidden Valley) 361.30
100 Fly: Morgan Whaley (Warhill) 55.86
100 Free: Julianna Jones (New Kent) 52.35
500 Free: Emma Muzzy (Cave Spring) 4:52.36
200 Free Relay: York (Slayton, Evans, M. Katzer, D. Katzer) 1:39.55
100 Back: Paige Assaid (Cave Spring) 55.97
100 Breast: Danika Katzer (York) 1:05.58
400 Free Relay: Cave Spring (Assaid, Lawson, T. Muzzy, E. Muzzy) 3:36.50

Boys
Team Results
1: Western Albemarle 351
2: Hidden Valley 276
3: Tabb 216
4: Brentsville 196
5: Monticello 164
5: York 164
7: Blacksburg 120
8: Spotswood 102
9: Cave Spring 96
10: Rockbridge 88
11: James Monroe 67
12: Turner Ashby 58
13: Culpeper 50
14: Waynesboro 45
14: Broadway 45
16: Warhill 42
17: Riverside 34
18: Northside 28
19: Fluvana 27
20: New Kent 24
21: Colonial Heights 16
22: Abingdon 8
23: Poquoson 2
24: Brookville 1

Individual Results
200 Medley Relay: Tabb (Omweg, Verastek, Talati, Du) 1:37.78
200 Free: Greg Reed (Hidden Valley) 1:42.09
200 IM: Keith Myburgh (Hidden Valley) 1:51.69
50 Free: Aaron James (Western Albemarle) 20.85
1 Mtr Diving: Jacob Smidt (Hidden Valley) 318.00
100 Fly: Angelo Russo (Cave Spring) 49.97
100 Free: Aaron James (Western Albemarle) 46.81
500 Free: Greg Reed (Hidden Valley) 4:32.49
200 Free Relay: Western Albemarle (Donovan, Lamb, Heilman, James) 1:27.32
100 Back: Angelo Russo (Cave Spring) 49.48
100 Breast: Keith Myburgh (Hidden Valley) 56.51
400 Free Relay: Hidden Valley (Reed, Gray, Hamilton, Myburgh) 3:11.69