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Jamestown Girls Swimming has a tradition of excellence and that tradition grew even stronger as they won their 5th consecutive 4A State Championship on Saturday, Feb. 17 at SwimRVA in Richmond. As they entered the final event of the meet trailing Blacksburg by 4 points and King George by 3 points, the team knew that it had to finish in the top three in the 400 Free Relay to have a chance to win the State Championship. Incredibly, the 400 Free Relay team, consisting of CC Roehrle, Abby Larson, Kylie Johnson and Kathryn Burrows came from behind to finish in 2nd place and secure the State Championship!!
All of the swimmers performed very well and many set new personal records at the State Meet. Abby Larson won the state championship in the 50 Free (set a new state record) and the 100 Free (set a new state record). Some highlights from our individual swimmers:
Kylie Johnson was seeded 13th in 200 free but moved up to score 7th, from 4 points to 12.
CC Roehrle was seeded 11th and 15th but moved both swims to top 8: 6th and 8th, scoring 13 pts instead of 6 and 11 points instead of 2.
Kaitlyn Pegram went from 18th & 20th (0 points) to 11 points, which is 6 pts per swim.
Shea Buirski went from not seeded (0 points) to 15th (2 pts).
Kathryn Burrows went from 9th to 6th place: 9 points to 13 and held on to her top 8 spot in the other race.
"That is 42 points we were not seeded to get just by moving up during prelims. That’s how you close the gap on the teams ahead of you," stated Head Swim Coach Molly Sandling.
Kathryn Burrows dropped 3 seconds in the 200 and 6 seconds in the 500.
Kylie Johnson dropped 4 seconds in the 200 and 7 seconds in the 500.
Shea Buirski dropped 2 seconds in the IM and 7 seconds in the 500.
CC Roehrle dropped 2 seconds in the IM and 2 seconds in the 100 Fly to go under a minute.
Kaitlyn Pegram dropped 1.5 seconds in both 100 Back and 100 Fly.
Congratulations to the Jamestown Girls Swim Team for winning the 2017-18 4A State Championship!!