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[KYLE GREEN | The Roanoke Times
Timesland boys swimmer of the year: Jonathan Gomez, Patrick Henry High School. 3/14/2013 Timesland boys swimmer of the year Jonathan Gomez, Patrick Henry High School.]
KYLE GREEN | The Roanoke Times
Timesland girls swimmer of the year: Leah Piemonte, Christiansburg
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Timesland Swimmer of the Year
JONATHAN GOMEZ | PATRICK HENRY | Senior
GOMEZ, who moved to Roanoke from Jersey City, N.J., at the end of the summer, posted the top time in Timesland in the 100-yard butterfly and 500 freestyle and had top-10 times in six of the eight individual events, including four in the top four.
ZAK DEHLI | STAUNTON RIVER | Senior
Moves up from the second team in 2012 after winning the 50 freestyle at the Group AA meet in a Timesland-best time of 21.56.
PETER D'ORTENZIO | HIDDEN VALLEY | Senior
One of two Timesland boys' swimmers, along with Jonathan Gomez, to post top-five times in four events. Also was a fixture on two Titans' relay teams that put up Timesland's best times.
JACOB GIBBS | HIDDEN VALLEY | Junior
Came back to win the 100 freestyle at the Group AA state meet after finishing second in the 50. Anchored state-champion 200 medley relay.
BEN KENNEDY | GLENVAR | Junior
Strong contender for Timesland swimmer of the year who became the rare Group A swimmer to win state championships, in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, against Group AA swimmers.
MAC McNALLY | NORTH CROSS | Senior
Repeat first-team selection who will swim next year for Sewanee. McNally had a pair of runner-up finishes in the Virginia Independent Schools state meet and had the top time in Timesland in the 200 freestyle.
BLAKE NOWAKOWSKI | JEFFERSON FOREST | Junior
Moves up from second-team All-Timesland in 2012. Finished second in the 200 IM at the Group AA state meet with the best time in Timesland this year, 1:55.47. Took second in the 100 freestyle.
RONNIE PIEMONTE | CHRISTIANSBURG | Sophomore
Captured the Group AA diving championship for the second straight year and remains on pace to earn four consecutive titles. Also played basketball for the Blue Demons.
BEN SCHMIDT | HIDDEN VALLEY | Junior
Makes the team by virtue of posting the best time in Timesland in the 100 breaststroke, 1:01.94. Cut more than two seconds off his seed time at the Group AA meet.
JAMISON AUSTIN | LORD BOTETOURT | Freshman
MAICOLL GOMEZ | PATRICK HENRY | Sophomore
NELSON HELM | SALEM | Senior
WILL MOLES | HIDDEN VALLEY | Junior
DANIEL MORRILL | PATRICK HENRY | Sophomore
ZACH TRESER | BLACKSBURG | Sophomore
WILL ORRISON | ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY | Sophomore
BO POOLE | PATRICK HENRY | Sophomore
GRAYSON COE | HIDDEN VALLEY | Sophomore
COACH OF THE YEAR
SHERI VAUGHN | Hidden Valley
Vaughn finished out her career in style, taking Hidden Valley to the boys' state championship after finishing second in 2012. It was the fourth selection as boys coach of the year for Vaughn, who announced late in the season that she was stepping down. She was girls coach of the year four times.
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