Two Manassas Park High swimmers qualify to compete in the Virginia High School League Group AA and Group A Swimming and Diving State Championships this week in Christianburg.
Freshman Niecy Lindsay and Shaina Williams both qualify for the meet based on their performance Saturday in the Region B Championship at the Manassas Park Community Center.
Lindsay came in third at 2:25.78; clocking a new personal best by exceeding her old best time by some 2.28 seconds.
Williams placed fourth in the meet with a time of 2:21.27; her personal best by 1.01 seconds.
In order to advance to the state meet, swimmers must have a state qualifying time, or place in the top four for individual events or in the top two for relay events. The VHSL championship begins on Thursday at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center and ends on Saturday.
Lindsay and Williams were two of the six members of the Manassas Park High Swim team who competed in Saturday’s competition.
Manassas Park Swim Coaches Sam Olbes and Kim O’Brien both said they are very proud of the continuing accomplishments the team has made during its first season.
It’s a program that has made a positive impact on the school and the community, the coaching staff said.
- For the 200-yard individual medley, junior Daniel Smith placed eighth with a time of 2:36.19.
- For the 100-yard freestyle, Lindsay placed sixth with a time of a 1:06.00.
- For the 100-yard backstroke, sophomore Sierra Sotelo placed eighth with a time of 1:23.19.
- For the 100-yard breaststroke, sophomore Karen Xu came in seventh place with a time of 1:25.41.
Women's Scores for Region B Championship
1. George Mason High School 101
2. Central High School Woodstock 51
3. Clarke County High School 50
William Monroe High School 50
4. Madison County High School 40
5. Goochland High School 29
6. Manassas Park High School 17
7. Stonewall Jackson High School 9
8. Strasburg High School 4
9. East Rockingham High School 1
Men’s Scores for Region B Championship
1. George Mason High School 111
2. Clarke County High School 51
3. William Monroe High School 50
4. Central High School Woodstock 49
5. Goochland High School 33
6. Madison County High School 21
7. Stonewall Jackson 17
8. East Rockingham High School 15
9. Strasburg High School 5
10. Manassas Park High School 1