Nandua Competes at VHSL Swimming and Diving Championship Meet

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The Nandua swim team poses for a photo at the VHSL Class 2 Swimming and Diving Championship. Submitted Photo.

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The Nandua Warriors swim team made an impressive showing at the VHSL (Virginia High School League) Class 2 Swimming and Diving Championship Thursday, Feb. 17 in Richmond. 

Thirty-four teams participated in the meet. The Nandua boys team came in 14th place with a small roster of eight swimmers. The team scored 44 points in individual and relay events. 

The Nandua girls team took the fourth place spot. The girls finished with a score of 192 points, coming in 7 points shy of a second-place trophy. This is the best performance from the Nandua girls in the history of the team. In 2019, the girls finished 25th and in 2020 they finished 17th. 

The top score for the Nandua boys team was Patrick Lilliston with 18 points, and the top scorer for the Nandua girls team was Grace Bentley with 30 points. 

Coaches K.J. Bentley and MacKenzie Lucy are extremely proud of both teams for their strong performances this season. 

Championship Results 200 
Medley Relay: 
Boys: 14th (Elias Casteneda, Dylan Brockmeier, Blaise Siegrist , and Austin Wert) 
Girls: second (Lacy Gouldin, Madison Johnson, Emma Cathey , and Grace Bentley) 

200 Free Relay: 
Boys: 12th (Alban Cuba, Camden Lewis, Austin Wert, and Patrick Lilliston) 
Girls: second (Taylor Thornes, Emma Cathey, Madison Johnson, and Grace Bentley) 

400 Free Relay: 
Boys: 10th (Alban Cuba, Camden Lewis, Austin Wert, and Patrick Lilliston) 
Girls: sixth (Meya Charnock, Elena Buckner, Lacy Gouldin, and Taylor Thornes) 

Seniors 
Patrick Lilliston: sixth in 200 freestyle 12th in 50 freestyle 
Lacy Gouldin: 16th in 100 freestyle 13th in 100 backstroke 
Madison Johnson: 15th in 50 freesstyle sixth 100 in breaststroke 
Taylor Thornes: 12th in 100 butterfly 10th in 50 freestyle 

Sophomores 
Dylan Brockmeier: 16th in 200 freestyle 
Grace Bentley: fifth in 200 individual medley third in 100 backstroke 
Emma Cathey: 10th in 100 butterfly 11th in 100 backstroke 

Freshmen 
Blaise Siegrist: 16th in 100 butterfly 
Camden Lewis: 10th in 500 freestyle 
Meya Charnock: 11th in 200 freestyle eighth in 500 freestyle 
Morgan Johnson: 15th in 200 freestyle 13th in 100 breaststroke

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