Boys Varsity Swimming Tackles Conference Championship as Girls Take Third

Boys Varsity Swimming Tackles Conference Championship as Girls Take Third

Woodgrove’s men’s swim team made school history by being the first swim team to win the VHSL Conference 21 Championship.

The men’s team, led by team captains junior Karl Canby and senior Nico Song, finished their regular season with an undefeated record of seven wins and zero losses.

Top individual performers at the VHSL Conference 21 Championship include freshman John Beisler and Jacob Dunn, sophomore Nick Palmieri, junior Zach Martin, and senior Ethan Bloomfield.  Palmieri placed first in the 100 yard free and third in the 100 yard breast. Martin placed fourth in the 100 yard back while Bloomfield placed third.

The women’s swim team also made a great impression by placing third in the conference. The team, led by captains junior Clare King and senior Kristen Garner, finished their regular season record with five wins and two losses.

Top individual performers at the VHSL Conference 21 Championship include freshman Keely Hemminger, juniors Kacey Hauck and Meghan Flynn, and seniors Kristen Garner and Lauri Martin. Hauck placed first in the 500 yard free and 200 yard free while Garner placed first in the 50 yard free. Hemminger also placed first in the 200 yard IM and second in the 100 yard back.

Both teams will travel to Richmond on February 13, where they will fight for the chance to move on to the state finals.