North Cross Swimmers travelled to Richmond on February 15 and 16 to compete in the VISAA State Swim Meet. The events were held in the Aquatics Center of Collegiate School.
The VISAA meet is always expected to be an exciting and competitive weekend, and this year’s results can be summed up in one word – fast! Raiders’ coach Greg Lake was excited by his swimmers’ efforts. “You go into this meet knowing the competition will be pretty amazing. These are great athletes, and our group was ready to race. They’ve been working hard, and it showed.”
Seeding is based on swimmers’ times, and Raider swimmers were seeded highly in this statewide meet. Lake says, “I felt good about our chances to surprise the competition, but I’m not that surprised myself. My team was ready, and they came prepared to give each race their best effort. They dropped time in each event, and I think they even surprised themselves with how competitive they are. Though we will definitely miss Mac (McNally), next season is looking great. We have a strong group of younger swimmers who will only get stronger and faster.”
Here’s a summary of Raider results:
North Cross Raider Swim Team Results
Varsity Boys – 5th place team in Division II & 16th overall in the combined team standings
(Division I & II).
Varsity Girls – 10th place team in Division II & 24th overall in the combined team standings
(Division I & II)
Maddie Robinson ‘16 – 200yd Freestyle finished in 6th Place (up from 9th) & 11th in 100yd
Backstroke (up from 12th)
Boys – individual
Mac McNally ‘13 – 2nd Place in both the 200yd and 500yd Freestyle (came in seeded 4th in both
Joseph Cartledge ‘16 – 34th in 50yd Freestyle (came in seeded 45th) and 33rd in 100yd
Freestyle (came in seeded 48th)
Matt Doughty ‘14 – 30th in 100 Freestyle (came in seeded 49th) and 20th in 100yd Backstroke
(same place as seed)
Boys – relay
200yd Freestyle Relay (Matt Doughty ‘14, Jordi Penas ‘13, Joseph Cartledge ‘16 & Mac
McNally ‘13) – 20th place (came in seeded 28th)
400yd Freestyle Relay (Mac McNally ‘13, Joseph Cartledge ‘16, Daniel Lorens ‘16, Matt
Doughty ‘14) 15th Place (came in seeded 25th)
About North Cross School
North Cross School is a college-preparatory day school grounded in a strong liberal arts and science curriculum combined with exceptional co-curricular programs. The academic program, from junior kindergarten through twelfth grade, prepares students to become responsible, successful citizens by encouraging them to explore their interests and develop their talents. The School is located at 4254 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, VA, 24018. For more information, visit www.northcross.org.