February 3, 2016
Piranhas Shine in YMCA National Virtual Meet
The results of the 2015 7th Annual National YMCA Virtual Invitational Swim Meet have been published.
What is the National Virtual Swim Meet? It is an opportunity for all the YMCA Swim Teams in the USA to compete with each other during one weekend of competition. YMCA meets are held during one scheduled weekend and the results are emailed and compiled by the National YMCA. The Lynchburg YMCA competed in a Y meet with the Waynesboro and Charlottesville YMCAs at the end of 2015 and those results were sent into the National YMCA to be entered in the meet.
The Lynchburg YMCA Swim Team placed 23rd in the country out of 152 teams and 9231 swimmers competing. The meet was won by North Shore YMCA out of Sterling, MA, followed closely by Boise Family YMCA and then Piedmont Family Y (Charlottesville).
The boy’s team was 21st and the girl’s team finished 23rd overall. LY had 5 age groups that finished in the top 30 in the Virtual Meet.
15 & over girls 7th place
13-14 girls 26th place
9-10 boys 21st place
13-14 boys 19th place
15 & over boys 11th place
This is a list of the LY relays and swimmers that placed in the top 20 of their events.
Alexis Plogger 10th 100 brst
15 & Over Girls
Alyssa Reed 8th 100 fly, 19th 100 free, 15th 200 IM
Anna Meinke 10th 100 fly
Ashley Sennett 20th 200 back
Kelsey Childress 12th 100 brst
200 Medley Relay – 13th Ashley Sennett, Kelsey Childress, McKenzie Chenault, Emmie Summy
200 Free Relay – 7th Casey Wrabley, Emmie Summy, Kelsey Childress, Alyssa Reed
10 & Un boys
Jack Mills 15th 100 IM, 16th 50 fly, 10th 50 free
John Michael Gordon 2nd 100 back, 4th 100 free
15 & Ov boys
Josh Hankey 16th 100 fly
200 Medley Relay – 1st Devin Creger, Ethan Navarro, Josh Hankey, Steven Mills
200 Free Relay – 4th Ethan Navarro, Josh Hankey, Steven Mills, Devin Creger
The motto of the meet is – “Swim Locally – Compete Nationally”
Congratulations to all the LY swimmers. Keep up the hard work and keep competing