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Timesland girls swimmer of the year: Leah Piemonte, Christiansburg
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Timesland Swimmer of the Year
LEAH PIEMONTE | CHRISTIANSBURG | Senior
PIEMONTE captured her fourth Group AA state championship and broke the state record in the process. Piemonte, coached by her mother in high school, has signed a letter of intent with Virginia Tech, where her father coaches the men's and women's divers.
CLAIRE ADKINS | CARLISLE | Senior
Repeat first-teamer Adkins claimed her first state championship, cutting three seconds off her best time and moving up from second in the preliminaries to capture the 200 freestyle at the independent schools' state meet.
HAILEY BIVENS | CAVE SPRING | Junior
A second-team choice in 2012 who this year posted the best time in the 100 freestyle (52.55) and had a total of four top-five Times in Timesland.
LAUREN COWHER | CAVE SPRING | Junior
Joined with teammates Maggie Harman, Hailey Bivens and Tessa Muzzy on record-breaking, state-championship 200 freestyle relay teams and had second-best time in Timesland in 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.
MAGGIE HARMAN | CAVE SPRING | Sophomore
Harman's lead-off leg on the Knights' Group AA state championship 200 freestyle relay was the fastest 50 in Timesland this year (23.99) and she also had the top time in the 200 in making first-team All-Timesland for the second straight year.
ANNIE LANE | WILLIAM BYRD | Junior
Another repeat first-team choice who matched Harman as the only Timesland girls' swimmer to have the top time in two events, the 200 individual medley and the 100 breatstroke.
JORDAN MORLING | PATRICK HENRY | Freshman
Had the best time in the 100 backstroke (57.02) and was second overall in the 200 individual medley. Also a major relay contributor.
CAITLIN PRIVOTT | PATRICK HENRY | Sophomore
Had five top-10 times, the best of which was a second in Timesland in the 100 backstroke. Had three top-five times.
OLIVIA STANLEY | PATRICK HENRY | Freshman
Posted the top time in Timesland in the 100-yard butterfly (58.39) and also swam the anchor leg on the Patriots' 400-yard freestyle relay, which was tops in Timesland.
KELLY FRIZELL | BLACKSBURG | Freshman
CATHERINE GRANT | BLACKSBURG | Junior
NATALIE KULP | PATRICK HENRY | Freshman
MACKENZIE LINGLE | WILLIAM BYRD | Senior
TESSA MUZZY | CAVE SPRING | Freshman
AINSLEY REED | JEFFERON FOREST | Senior
ALYSSA REED | JEFFERSON FOREST | Freshman
MADDIE ROBINSON | NORTH CROSS | Freshman
HALEY TERPENNY | CHRISTIANSBURG | Junior
COACH OF THE YEAR
ERIK LARGEN | Patrick Henry
In his second year as the Patriots' head coach, Largen took a team that hadn't sent a single representative to the Group AAA state meet into a team that finished 14th out of 49 teams that scored points in this year's meet. PH's girls won the Timesland
Invitational and finished first among Virginia teams in the Southwest Invitational.
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