Girls Swim team captures 4th straight State title
The Girls Swim team captured their 4th Straight 5A State Title!!
Posted on 01/09/2019
Girls Swim TeamThe State Champion Girls Swimming team came out victorious for the 4th year in a row, winning the 5A State meet!

Swim State Champs

The Girls won an unprecedented 4th Straight State Title at George Mason University.

The team faced their most talented competition in the last four years and truly rose to the occasion, with only about 15 points separating 1st and 2nd place. Our 200 medley relay team of Whittney Hamilton, Caroline Summerlin, Shelby Stanley, and Kemper John finished 2nd, the 200 free relay (Caroline Kulp, Kemper John, Ruby Isbell, Brooke Knisely) finished 2nd, and our team of Caroline Kulp, Shelby Stanley, Brooke Knisely, Whittney Hamilton) won the 400 free relay. 

Caroline Kulp won both of her individual events (200 and 500 free) to stay UNDEFEATED in state competition individual events through her high school career!

Whittney Hamilton was the state runner up in the 50 free and 5th in the 100 free

Kienzle Hilovsky finished a strong 7th place in 1 meter diving

Ruby Isbell placed 6th in the 500 free and 12th in the 200 free

Brooke Knisely was the state runner up in the 500 Free and placed 6th in the 100 Back

Shelby Stanley finished 3rd in the 200 IM and 5th in the 100 fly

Caroline Summerlin swam to 13th place in the 500 Free and placed 17th in the 100 Breast.

Click below for Roanoke Times Coverage.

 Below is a link to the WFXR news coverage of the team.

Our men's team was led by Noah Bowers who won two individual titles in the 100 fly (team record) and 100 back (his third consecutive individual title in this event). Our men's 200 freestyle relay team of Noah Bowers, Finn Mroz-Roakes, Cade Smith, and Kenyon John finished 6th with a time of 1.29.42 (team record). Finn also finished 22nd in the 100 Back.
Senior Boy's swimmer Noah Bowers won state individual titles at the state meet in 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. It was the third straight win in the backstroke event for the North Carolina State signee.
Noah Bowers

The following swimmers were also 5A Regional individual champions:

200 medley relay - Whittney Hamilton, Caroline Summerlin, Shelby Stanley, Kemper John

200 freestyle relay - Caroline Kulp, Kemper John, Ruby Isbell, Brooke Knisely

400 freestyle relay - Whittney Hamilton, Shelby Stanley, Brooke Knisely, Caroline Kulp

Noah Bowers - 200 IM, 100 butterfly

Shelby Stanley - 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke

Caroline Kulp - 200 IM, 100 freestyle

Whittney Hamilton - 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly

Brooke Knisely - 500 freestyle

Kienzle Hilovsky - 1 meter diving

Also, congrats to the following for qualifying for the state meet:

Mens 200 medley + 200 freestyle relays - Noah Bowers, Finn Mroz-Roakes, Cade Smith, Kenyon John

​Finn Mroz-Roakes - 100 backstroke

Brooke Knisely - 100 backstroke

Caroline Summerlin - 100 breaststroke, 500 freestyle

Kemper John - 200 IM, 100 butterfly

Ruby Isbell - 200 + 500 freestyle

Regional Champions