Area briefs: Deem sets 2 meet records at Region B
Posted: February 11, 2013
From Star staff reports
MANASSAS PARK — Clarke County sophomore Emily Deem set two meet records in winning the 50- and 100-yard freestyles Saturday at the Region B meet at the Manassas Park Community Center.
Deem broke her own record of 26.09 seconds set last year with a time of 25.40 in the 50 free and broke the record of 58.63 set last year in the 100 free with a time of 56.09.
Deem and Giulia Invernizzi (first in the 200 free in 2:09.16, second in the 500 free in 5:39.66) helped lead the Clarke County girls to second as a team with 68 points, 21 behind champion George Mason (89). George Mason also won the boys’ meet, scoring 118 points to second-place Central’s 63. Clarke County tied for eighth with 16 points.
Those who finished in the top four in individual events and top two in relay events — as well as those who achieved state times — qualified for Friday’s and Saturday’s Group AA/A state meet at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
Others who had state-qualifying performances Saturday for the Clarke County girls were Marylee Gowdy (second in the 100 butterfly, 1:08.06; third in the 50 free, 26.28), Anna Peterson (third in the 100 breaststroke, 1:17.21), the 200 medley relay (Deem, Peterson, Gowdy, Michaela Harrell — second in 2:02.68) and the 200 free relay (Gowdy, Harrell, Invernizzi, Deem — second in 1:49.75).
Matthew Nesselrodt (fourth in the 50 free in 24.48) is the Eagles’ lone boys’ qualifier for the state meet.
Pioneer boys, Warrior girls lead way in R-II
FORK UNION — The Millbrook boys took eighth and the Sherando girls took ninth to lead the way among local teams at the Region II Swim and Dive Championship Saturday at Fork Union Military Academy.
Western Albemarle won the boys’ meet with 87 points, 16 more than second-place Potomac Falls (71). Millbrook was eighth with 27 points, Handley was ninth (26), James Wood tied for 11th (13) and Sherando tied for 19th (3).
Western Albemarle also won the girls’ meet, scoring 144 points to second-place Dominion’s 66. Sherando was ninth with 17 points, Handley tied for 13th (10), Millbrook was 16th (8) and James Wood did not score.
Those who finished in the top six in individual events and top three in relay events — as well as those who achieved state times — qualified for Friday’s and Saturday’s Group AA/A state meet at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
Those who had state-qualifying performances Saturday were:
Millbrook: Boys — Mark Graham (second in the 50-meter freestyle in 25.55 seconds), Alex Morrow (second in the 400 free, 4:29.36), Hunter Doherty (sixth in the 200 free, 2:11.76) and the 200 free relay (Chris Patton, Chris Wiens, Doherty, Graham — sixth, 1:46.08). Girls — Katie Kozlowski (third in the 100 breaststroke, 1:18.29).
Sherando: Girls — Kelsey Dingman (second in the 50 free, 28.40; fifth in the 100 free, 1:02.52) and the 200 free relay (Laura Ferguson, Brenna Sharp, Christina Lee, Dingman — seventh, 1:59.30).
Handley: Boys — Taylor Watts (fourth in the 100 free, 56.73), Carter Watts (sixth in the 100 backstroke, 1:05.28) and the 200 free relay (William Yuan, Alex Johnson, Carter Watts, Taylor Watts — second, 1:45.07); Girls — Liz Grove (fourth in the 200 individual medley, 2:31.93; fourth in the 100 backstroke, 1:10.12).
James Wood: Boys — Conor Babington (fifth in the 200 free, 2:09.17; fifth in the 100 butterfly, 1:03.10) and Brian Baker (sixth in the 200 IM, 2:22.97).
Maroons 65, Hornets 61
SALEM — Host Roanoke College prevented the Shenandoah University men’s basketball team from earning its first-ever Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory by rallying to beat the Hornets Saturday afternoon at the Bast Center.
Shenandoah (3-20, 0-14 ODAC) led by 11 points midway through the second half only to see Roanoke (9-14, 2-12) rally in the final seven minutes.
SU had a 58-47 advantage with 7:11 remaining following a pair of Sharif Almulla free throws, but could only watch as the Maroons scored 18 of the game’s final 21 points to steal the victory.
Jared Carithers paced the Hornets with 17 points. Eli McEathron and Dante Seriale added nine apiece.
Daniel Eacho and Andrew Daniels had 24 and 17, respectively, for Roanoke, who outrebounded SU 45-30 and shot 26 of 34 (77 percent) from the free-throw line. The Maroons’ ability to get to the free-throw line offset a 17 of 49 performance (35 percent) from the field.
WildCats 76, Hornets 64
LYNCHBURG — Host Randolph College earned its second Old Dominion Athletic Conference women’s basketball victory of the season Saturday afternoon with a win over Shenandoah.
The win snaps a 15-game losing streak for Randolph (4-18, 2-12 ODAC) and splits the season series with SU (10-13, 6-8).
Shenandoah, which held a six-point lead midway through the first half, dug itself out of a seven-point hole late in the contest only to see the WildCats rally.
SU led 58-57 after Ashley McGhee’s 3-pointer with 4:40 left, but Randolph reeled off 14 of the next 17 points to post a 10-point lead with 1:00 remaining.
Senior Nicole Gilbertson paced SU with 13 points, a team-best 10 rebounds and five assists, and Crystal Petrus added 12, including three 3-pointers. Holly Chittenden finished with six points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Abigail Bullins, who hit a 3-pointer to give Randolph the lead for good, had a game-high 20 points.
Hornets drop season opener
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University men’s tennis team opened up its 2013 spring schedule Saturday evening with a 9-0 non-league loss to Division-II Shepherd.
Freshman Zach O’Neal had the closest match, falling 6-2, 2-6, 0-1 (8-10) at No. 6 singles.
Jeremy Parel, at No. 3 singles, had an additional close match. He fell 7-5, 6-2 to Steven Kolumban.
The Hornets won a combined nine games in the remaining seven matches.
The Hornets are now off until hosting Hood College on Feb. 23 in another indoor match at Winchester Country Club.