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Northwood swimming, cross country teams compete in state events


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Summerville – Members of the Northwood Academy swimming and cross country programs recently competed in the SCISA AAA state meet for their respective sports.

At the state swimming championships, each team finished ninth in the team standings.

On the girls’ side, the top individual performer was McKenna Richards, who placed fifth in the 100-yard freestyle and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke. Ellie Sineath finished ninth in the 100-yard butterfly while Victoria Cook was ninth in the 200-yard individual medley and 10th in the 100-yard backstroke.

Those three swimmers, along with Jillian Ahrens, competed in two relay events. They placed eighth in the 200-yard medley relay and finished seventh in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

From the boys team, the competition came in the relays. Brandon Schwartzberg, Lance Saulisbury Shiv Patel and Colby Roy finished seventh in the 200-medley relay and ninth in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Both cross country teams participated in the SCISA Class AAA state meet on October 29th. Both teams carried young squads into the competition and the experience will surely help in the future.

From the girls team, the top finisher was eighth-grader Stephanie Simpson, who crossed the line in 43rd-place overall. Sixth-grader Layla Valipour finished in 56th and sophomore Grace Stanton was 57th. Sixth-grader Vivian Foster finished in 60th-place and sophomore Candace Herrman was 65th.

Also running in the meet but not scoring were sophomore Emily Palmer and eighth-grader Chloe Mott.

The top finishing boy was eighth-grader Ciaran Murphy, who crossed the finish line in 40th-place. Sophomore Alec Schreier was 41st and sophomore Luke Moore was 57th. Junior Tyler Durst scored in 62nd place and sixth-grader Kaleb Newman scored in 65th place.

 Sophomore Chase Adcock and seventh-grader Paul Schwartz also participated in the state meet but did not figure into the scoring.

Northwood’s football team only managed two wins during the regular season but the Chargers earned a spot in the SCISA Class AA state playoffs. The Chargers were scheduled to play Trinity-Byrnes in a first-round game on November 3rd.



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