First Flight swimmers lead the way

Published 6:35 am Tuesday, November 27, 2018

First Flight High School swimmers powered their way to a couple of early season wins in two area meets. On November 14, the Nighthawks women and men bested Camden and Manteo High at the YMCA pool in Nags Head. The women’s scores: First Flight 122, Manteo 43, Camden 39. The men’s scores: First Flight 72, Camden 66, Manteo 49.

On November 16, the teams traveled to Elizabeth City and again prevailed in a six-team swim meet. The women’s scores: First Flight 150, Camden 60, Northeastern 57, Pasquotank 57, John A. Holmes 48, Currituck 25. The men’s scores: First Flight 101, Currituck 84, Camden 76, John A. Holmes 51, Northeastern 34, and Pasquotank 24.

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First Flight swim coach Dave Tonneson, center, gives swimmers instructions during a November 14 swim meet. Nighthawks swimmers won the meet in Nags Head and followed it with a second win in Elizabeth City on November 16. FFHS photo

With the season barely underway, First Flight senior Cecilia Cortez has already qualified in four individual events and as a part of two relays for the N.C. 1A/2A High School State Championships, to be held in mid-February 2019. Cortez qualified in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle, the 50 freestyle and as a member of the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays. Swimmers qualify in events by bettering pre-set time standards. Cortez finished fourth in the 100 butterfly and second in the 100 backstroke last year at the state championships.

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First Flight swimmer Cecilia Cortez heads toward the finish in the 100 butterfly at a November 14 meet. Cortez has already qualified for the state championships in several events including the 100 butterfly. FFHS photo

In addition to Cortez, a number of other Nighthawks swimmers have already met their time standards to qualify for The N.C. 1A/2A High School East Regional Championship meet, held the week before the state championships. Women qualifiers to the regional swim meet, in addition to Cortez, include: Emmy Trivette in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke; Bri Wilson in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly; Erin Bembridge in the 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke; Anne Holcomb in the 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle; Codie Patterson in the 50 freestyle; Gavyn DeBerry in the 100 butterfly; Ashby King in the 100 butterfly; Ellie Gardill in the 100 breaststroke; Ava O’Neil in the 100 backstroke and Bella Cooper in the 100 backstroke. Men qualifiers who have reached consideration time standards for the regional swim meet include: Payton Savage in the 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke and 400 freestyle; Ben Tonnesen in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly; Elliot Piland in the 400 freestyle and 100 backstroke; Robert Peters in the 50 freestyle; Tyler Anderson in the 200 individual medley. All of the men’s and women’s relays – the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle – have already qualified for the regional meet.

The Nighthawks are coached by Dave Tonnesen and Robert Trivette. The next two First Flight meets will be on Wednesday, November 28 at the Nags Head YMCA and on Friday, November 30 at the Elizabeth City YMCA.

Team scores and individual results for local athletes from the November 16 swim meet include:

Women – Team Scores Place School Points
1 First Flight High School 150
2 Camden County High School 60
3 Northeastern High School 57
3 Pasquotank County High School 57
5 John A Holmes High School 48
6 Currituck County High School 2

Men – Team Scores Place School Points
1 First Flight High School 101
2 Currituck County High School 84
3 Camden County High School 76
4 John A Holmes High School 51
5 Northeastern High School 34
6 Pasquotank County High School 24

Combined Team Scores Place School Points
1 First Flight High School 251
2 Camden County High School 136
3 Currituck County High School 109
4 John A Holmes High School 99
5 Northeastern High School 91
6 Pasquotank County High School 81

#1 Women – 200 Meter Medley Relay:
1 Erin Bembridge, Emmy Trivette, Cecilia Cortez, Anne Holcomb (FFHS-A) 2:21.63
4 Bella Cooper, Maggie Beacham, Gavyn DeBerry, Ashby King (FFHS-B) x2:48.21
8 Alexis Indoe, Erynn Hall, Callie Basnett, Merrit Woodson (CTUCK-A) 3:23.69

#2 Men – 200 Meter Medley Relay:
2 Elliot Piland, Tyler Anderson, Ben Tonnesen, Robert Peters (FFHS-A) 2:24.45
3 Evan Scully, Hayden Ray, Gabriel Hanke, Gabriel Daneker (CTUCK-A) 2:31.17
7 Luke Carter, Keegan Clapper, AJ Bartolotta, Preston Hill (CTUCK-B) x3:10.67

#3 Women – 200 Meter Free:
1 Bri Wilson, (FFHS) 2:35.76
3 Anne Holcomb, (FFHS) 3:06.95
5 Kinnan Feltz, (FFHS) x3:11.30
9 Phillips, Samantha (CTUCK) 3:35.38
10 DeCant, Brooke (CTUCK) 3:41.02
12 Lamm, Ella (FFHS) x4:02.69
13 Lanigan, Mollie (CTUCK) x4:03.42

#4 Men – 200 Meter Free:
2 Miller, Christian (FFHS) 3:11.70
3 Crook, Tucker (FFHS) 3:12.81
4 Ward, Wyatt (FFHS) x3:12.95
6 Savage, Micah (FFHS) x3:22.12
7 Sarnowski, Andrew (CTUCK) 3:27.30
8 Wills, Jonah (FFHS) x3:37.10
9 Keegan Clapper, (CTUCK) 4:04.74

#5 Women – 200 Meter IM:
1 Emmy Trivette, (FFHS) 3:01.16
2 Gavyn DeBerry, (FFHS) 3:40.10
3 Maggie Beacham, (FFHS) x3:42.52
4 Grace Haas, (FFHS) x3:48.86
9 Erynn Hall, (CTUCK) 4:41.63

#6 Men – 200 Meter IM:
1 Ben Tonnesen, (FFHS) 2:53.32
2 Tyler Anderson, (FFHS) 3:17.81

#7 Women – 50 Meter Free:
1 Anne Holcomb, (FFHS) 32.48
2 Erin Bembridge, (FFHS) 33.31
4 Patterson, Codie (FFHS) x35.77
*6 Caroline Clissold, (FFHS) x37.55
8 Alexis Indoe, (CTUCK) 37.66
9 Woodson, Merrit (CTUCK) 38.57
16 Miller, Kendall (CTUCK) x42.34
17 Renner, Marley (CTUCK) x42.43
18 Sellers, Virginia CAMD-NC x42.48
19 Jones, Abigail CAMD-NC x42.74
22 Beacham, Emily (FFHS) x43.74
30 Miller, Brooklynn (CTUCK) x52.96

#8 Men – 50 Meter Free:
1 Daneker, Gabriel (CTUCK) 27.60
3 Ray, Hayden (CTUCK) 31.02
4 Robert Peters, (FFHS) 31.21
8 Scully, Evan (CTUCK) x34.25
9 Gibson, Laiten (CTUCK) x34.64
10 Gillette, Timothy (CTUCK) x34.72
12 Lapham, Nathan (CTUCK) x36.05
15 Luke Carter, (CTUCK) x37.04
20 Wills, Jonah (FFHS) 39.79
25 Hill, Preston (CTUCK) x43.31
27 Kurtich, Samuel (CTUCK) x45.05

#9 Women – 100 Meter Fly:
2 Bri Wilson, (FFHS) 1:27.16
5 Ashby King, (FFHS) 1:41.88
6 Gavyn DeBerry, (FFHS) x1:43.70

#10 Men – 100 Meter Fly:
1 Ben Tonnesen, (FFHS) 1:20.04
2 Savage, Payton (FFHS) 1:27.48
4 Tyler Anderson, (FFHS) x1:42.48

# 11 Women – 100 Meter Free:
1 Cecilia Cortez, (FFHS) 1:02.62
3 Bella Cooper, (FFHS) 1:19.94
5 Patterson, Codie (FFHS) x1:20.72
8 Woodson, Merrit (CTUCK) 1:29.70
9 Anna Davies, (FFHS) x1:29.90
14 Meeks, Rose (FFHS) x1:42.58
15 Renner, Marley (CTUCK) 1:43.52
17 Lamm, Ella (FFHS) x1:50.78
22 Miller, Brooklynn (CTUCK) x2:01.54

#12 Men – 100 Meter Free:
1 Daneker, Gabriel (CTUCK) 1:05.50
2 Robert Peters, (FFHS) 1:14.04
4 Gillette, Timothy (CTUCK) 1:22.01
6 Bartolotta, AJ (CTUCK) x1:24.44
7 Sarnowski, Andrew (CTUCK) x1:26.09
11 Hall, Herman (FFHS) 1:29.42
12 Luke Carter, (CTUCK) x1:31.07
13 Wiggins, Landen (CTUCK) x1:34.07
18 Holcomb, Parker (FFHS) x1:41.31
20 Hill, Preston (CTUCK) x1:48.71

#13 Women – 400 Meter Free:
1 Emmy Trivette, (FFHS) 5:42.15
3 Grace Haas, (FFHS) 7:17.84
6 Phillips, Samantha (CTUCK) 8:06.63
8 DeCant, Brooke (CTUCK) 8:24.21

#14 Men – 400 Meter Free:
1 Hanke, Gabriel (CTUCK) 6:13.79
3 Elliot Piland, (FFHS) 6:37.25
5 White, Ethan (FFHS) 6:39.36
6 Savage, Micah (FFHS) x7:01.60

#15 Women – 200 Meter Free Relay:
1 Bri Wilson, Erin Bembridge, Ashby King, Patterson, Codie (FFHS-A) 2:17.81
6 Alexis Indoe, Brooke DeCant, Erynn Hall, Merrit Woodson (CTUCK-A) 2:36.93
7 Caroline Clissold, Kinnan Feltz, Grace Haas, Anna Davies (FFHS-B) x2:40.62
10 Mollie Lanigan, Brooklynn Miller, Kendall Miller, Marley Renner (CTUCK-B) x3:05.02

#16 Men – 200 Meter Free Relay:
2 Gabriel Daneker, Gabriel Hanke, Laiten Gibson, Hayden Ray (CTUCK-A) 2:07.11
3 Robert Peters, Payton Savage, Tucker Crook, Ethan White (FFHS-A) 2:07.96
8 Timothy Gillette, Luke Carter, Preston Hill, Nathan Lapham (CTUCK-B) x2:35.58
9 Elliot Piland, Jonah Wills, Micah Savage, Parker Holcomb (FFHS-B) x2:42.30
10 Landen Wiggins, Andrew Sarnowski, Samuel Kurtich, Keegan Clapper (CTUCK) x2:45.99

#17 Women – 100 Meter Back:
1 Cecilia Cortez, (FFHS) 1:06.24
3 Bella Cooper, (FFHS) 1:30.24
4 Alexis Indoe, (CTUCK) 1:38.80
5 Caroline Clissold, (FFHS) x1:41.80
6 Kinnan Feltz, (FFHS) x1:45.17
8 Anna Davies, (FFHS) x1:56.24
9 Beacham, Emily (FFHS) x1:57.75

#18 Men – 100 Meter Back:
2 Elliot Piland, (FFHS) 1:31.68
3 Scully, Evan (CTUCK) 1:38.53
5 Crook, Tucker (FFHS) 1:51.80
6 Miller, Christian (FFHS) x1:56.68

#19 Women – 100 Meter Breast:
1 Erin Bembridge, (FFHS) 1:40.27
3 Ashby King, (FFHS) 1:50.06
4 Maggie Beacham, (FFHS) x1:51.01
7 Lanigan, Mollie (CTUCK) 2:07.42
11 Erynn Hall, (CTUCK) 2:26.58
12 Miller, Kendall (CTUCK) x2:26.96

#20 Men – 100 Meter Breast:
2 Savage, Payton (FFHS) 1:30.78
3 Ray, Hayden (CTUCK) 1:31.26
4 Gibson, Laiten (CTUCK) 1:35.26
5 Hall, Herman (FFHS) 1:55.95

#21 Women – 400 Meter Free Relay:
1 Emmy Trivette, Bri Wilson, Anne Holcomb, Cecilia Cortez (FFHS-A) 4:44.77
3 Patterson, Codie Gavyn DeBerry, Bella Cooper, Caroline Clissold (FFHS-B) x5:47.25
9 6:49.07 Marley Renner, Samantha Phillips, Kendall Miller, Brooke DeCant (CTUCK-A)

#22 Men – 400 Meter Free Relay:
3 Laiten Gibson, AJ Bartolotta, Nathan Lapham, Evan Scully (CTUCK-A) 05:42.69
6 Christian Miller, Wyatt Ward, Jonah Wills, Micah Savage (FFHS-B) 06:07.36