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Nandua High School swimmers had the opening meet of their swim season against Stephen Decatur Tuesday, Dec. 7. The final score was 107 Decatur- 63 Nandua for the girls team and 71 Decatur- 55 Nandua for the boys team. While Decatur won both meets, Nandua swimmers were able to take first in a few events and are already meeting the qualifying times for States.
The girls 200-yard medley relay swam by Grace Bentley, Madison Johnson, Meya Charnock, and Emma Cathey, posted a state championship qualifying time. The girls 200-yard freestyle relay, swam by Taylor Thornes, Johnson, Cathey and Bentley, qualified for States and was a first-place finish for the team.
In individual events, Bentley qualified for the state championships in the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke with first-place finishes. Johnson placed first and qualified in the 100-yard breaststroke. For the boys, Patrick Lilliston won the 500-yard freestyle and Dylan Brockmeir won the 100-yard freestyle.
The Warriors swim their next meet Jan. 7, 2022, at their home pool, Eastern Shore Family YMCA, against Bruton and Poquoson High School.