Eagles stand out at state championship

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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Prince Edward County High School’s varsity swimming program saw four of its five relay teams and four individuals reach the evening finals of the Virginia High School League Class 2 Swimming & Diving Championship Thursday, Feb. 20, at SwimRVA in Richmond.

Renee Stimpert placed the highest of any Prince Edward swimmer, finishing sixth in the girls 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:05.74. She placed 10th in the 50-yard freestyle. She was also part of the Lady Eagles 4×400-yard relay team that finished 10th. She was joined on that team by Josie Hemmer, Carrington Detrick and Aly Lucas.

Hemmer placed 11th in the 500-yard freestyle. Stimpert, Hemmer, Lucas and Kevynne Dimaano comprised the medley relay team that finished 13th. Timara Smith placed 15th in the 100- yard butterfly.

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Prince Edward’s boys medley relay team placed 15th, and it included Logan Tobias, Griffin Beach, Matthew Swanson and Harry Lettner-Rust.

Hemmer finished 16th in the 200- yard freestyle, and Charles Swanson finished 16th in the boys 500-yard freestyle.

Smith, Detrick, Cally Vogel and Sierra Mottley comprised the girls 4×200- yard relay team that placed 16th.