Menchville Boy’s Swim Team Win States

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Miles McAllister, Brandon Brnich, Kade Younger, Griffen Younger, Ricky Marstellar, Landon Potter, Jordan Duncan, Niko Nemceff, and Alex Moore. Assistant Coach Cindy Marstellar and Coach Makenzie Hogan-Smith

Gillian Niesel, Reporter

The Boy’s Menchville Swimming and Diving teams won the  state championship held at George Mason University’s aquatic center on Feburary 18th.  The team was able to clench first place by 27 points over  second place, Princess Anne High .  Outstanding individuals in the competition were  junior Alex Moore and senior Niko Nemceff.  Moore took first place in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle, as well as competing on the winning  200 free relay and the 200 medley relay teams.   Moore said, “I felt my performance was very good, and the team had a great day.”  Nemceff came in second to Moore in the 50 freestyle and was also on the first place 200 free relay team, as well as  the fourth place 400 free relay.  This is the first time in Menchville Swim Team History that they have been state champions.

The Menchville girl’s team made the journey to the State competition as well, placing fourth behind Patrick Henry High School, Briar Woods High School, and Albemarle High School.  Maddie Morello, Katy Nunez, Leah Riley, and Chelsea Marstellar, the 200 yard medley relay team, placed third.  Katy Nunez placed third and Jenna Thompson placed seventh in the 200 yard freestyle. Chelsea Marstellar finished eighth in the 200 yard IM and sixth in the 50 yard freestyle.  Maddie Morello finished in fourth place in the 100 yard freestyle.