First Flight wins dual swim meet against Manteo

Published 10:30 am Sunday, December 15, 2019

First Flight High School and Manteo High School competed in a dual swim meet on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Pasquotank High School was unable to attend the meet due to travel issues.

FFHS finished first overall for both the men’s and women’s swim teams. The women scored 137 points against the MHS women, who scored 72. The Nighthawk men won 131 to 66.

The Nighthawks won five out of the six relays, which led them straight to a convincing victory. For the men’s team, Payton Savage placed first in both the 200 meter freestyle and 400 meter freestyle, scoring 12 points for his team. Brodie Nash also brought in 12 points after placing first in 100 meter butterfly and 100 meter backstroke.

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For the Nighthawk women, Ava O’Neil swam first to the finish in both the 200 meter IM and 100 meter backstroke. Emmy Trivette placed first in the 100 meter breaststroke and second in the 100 meter butterfly. Collectively, O’Neil and Trivette scored 22 points for First Flight.

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Lucy Duke and Kate Midgett of the Manteo High School women’s swim team. Danielle Puleo photo

The Redskins kept the competition close for most of the meet. Noah Goetsch placed first in both the 50 meter freestyle and 100 meter freestyle for the men’s team. Max Janesik placed first in the 200 meter IM. Together, they received 18 points for Manteo.

Sophie Benkusky placed first in the 100 meter butterfly and 400 meter freestyle for the MHS women’s team. She gained 12 points for her team.

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Emmy Trivette of First Flight High School, who placed second overall in the 100 meter butterfly event. Danielle Puleo photo

The following meet was held on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Elizabeth City YMCA.