RC Girls Swimmers Fourth At Regionals, Boys Eighth

Jonathan Schwab


Wednesday, Feb. 12 – The Rockbridge County High School girls swimming team placed fourth of 12 scoring teams at the Region 3C Meet, while the RC boys finished eighth on Tuesday at the Brooks Family YMCA in Charlottesville.

In the girls’ meet, the Wildcats tallied 82 points, finishing behind host Western Albemarle (146), Monticello (116) and Fluvanna County (95). Completing the top five was RC’s Valley District rival Spotswood (58).

The RC boys scored 28 points. Brookville won the boys’ meet with 140 points, with Western Albemarle (134) placing second and Fluvanna County (115) finishing third. Rounding out the top five were Spotswood (80) and Monticello (37).

Five Wildcats qualified individually for the Class 3 state meet by time or by placing in the top five, and four relay teams advanced by finishing win the top four.

For the RC girls, freshman Ali Pfaff won both the 100-yard freestyle and the 200-yard freestyle, and she’d previously qualified in several other races. Other Lady Wildcats advancing were Isabel Pfaff (50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly), Susanne Mayock-Bradley (100-yard breaststroke) and Liliana Vargas (50-yard freestyle). All three girls’ relay teams had already qualified by time for the state meet.

Aiden Mason-Velasquez will represent the RC boys in two events at the state meet, the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard breaststroke. The RC boys’ 200-yard freestyle team, which had qualified by time, will also compete the state meet.

The Class 3 state meet will take place next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, at the SwimRVA Collegiate School Aquatics Center in Richmond.

For the full story and photos from the regional meet, with placings and times, please see our Feb. 19 newspaper.

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