First Flight, Currituck swimmers compete in state championships

Published 7:00 am Friday, February 18, 2022

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February 11 competition in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A State Championships saw First Flight boys finish 12th with 78 points and Currituck County boys 22nd with 27 points in a field of 44 teams. First Flight girls, with 21 points, were 23rd out of the 37 teams there.

Swimming at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, First Flight girls cut 4.1 seconds off their 400 yard freestyle relay time to finish 10th overall.

Brodie Nash had the best overall individual performance, finishing fifth in the 50 freestyle. Currituck’s Andrew Sarnowski had the next best finish with a sixth place in the 100 yard breaststroke. First Flight boys also placed sixth in the 200 yard freestyle relay event.

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After helping First Flight boys qualify for the finals in the 200 medley relay, the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay events Friday morning, Warner Campbell missed the finals Friday night in order to compete in the State 3A indoor track meet at Winston-Salem, where he won the 1000 meters.

Individual swim meet qualifiers and their finishes included:
Boys 200 Yard Individual Medley: 23rd Tyler Anderson (FF) 2:22.33
Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke: 6th Andrew Sarnowski CURRK 1:04.25
Boys 100 Yard Backstroke: 21st Tyler Anderson (FF) 1:04.21
Boys 200 Yard Freestyle: 14th Andrew Sarnowski (CURRK) 1:55.52; 23rd Tucker Crook (FF) 2:01.46
Boys 100 Yard Butterfly: 24th Merrick Shumaker (FF) 1:03.34
Boys 50 Yard Freestyle: 5th Brodie Nash (FF) :22.47
Boys 100 Yard Backstroke: 7th Brodie Nash (FF) :58.56
Boys 500 Yard Freestyle: 8th Logan Kennemore (CURRK) 5:05.05; 22nd Jack Brown (FF) 5:38.53

Girls 200 Freestyle: 16th Maura Trivette (FF) 2:11.07
Girls 500 Freestyle: 18th Maura Trivette (FF) 5:54.96
Girls 100 Butterfly: 24th Kira Walters (FF) 1:08.03
Girls 100 Backstroke: 21st Bella Cooper  (FF) 1:08.55

Boys relay team results include:
200 Yard Medley Relay: 15th FIRST FLIGHT (Tyler Anderson, Jack Brown, Logan Thiessen, Tucker Crook) 1:54.99
200 Yard Free Relay: 6th FIRST FLIGHT (Brodie Nash, Logan Thiessen, Merrick Shumaker, Tucker Crook)  1:34.85
400 Yard Free Relay: 8th FIRST FLIGHT (Tucker Crook, Jack Brown, Tyler Anderson, Brodie Nash)  3:35.99

Girls relay teams:
200 Free Relay: 14th FIRST FLIGHT (Bella Cooper, Hadley Hedges, Hayden Hall, Maura Trivette) 1:53.08
400 Free Relay: 10th FIRST FLIGHT (Maura Trivette, Bella Cooper, Kira Walters, Hadley Hedges) 4:07.24 14