Beaufort Academy swimmers finish top in the state for third year in a row

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For Beaufort Academy, two of the highlights from the SCISA State Swim Meet came in the form of two state champion relay teams! For the third year in a row, BA took home the title for the fastest 200 freestyle relay team in the state.  The team was comprised of seniors Finn Koppernaes, Charles Sanford, and Preston Suber and sophomore Grant Hetherington.  In addition, Koppernaes, Sanford and Suber were joined by sophomore Drummond Koppernaes to win the state title in the 400 freestyle relay.

Overall, out of 12 teams and 150 swimmers, the BA Girls finished third and the BA Boys were state runner-up.  Each of the teams moved up a place from last year, and there were numerous top finishes. The team also broke six of their own school records.

Girls Team Top Finishes

• 2nd place, Madeleine Gray: 200 free, 2:13.52

• 2nd place, Laura Roddey: 500 free, 6:31.10

• 2nd place, 200 free relay: Roddey, Kate Gray, Caroline Avera, M. Gray

• 2nd place, 400 free relay: Roddey, Ashley Taylor, Casey Kahn, M. Gray

• 3rd place, 200 medley relay: Kahn, K. Gray, Taylor, Avera

• 3rd place, Taylor: 100 fly, 1:20.06

• 3rd place, K. Gray: 100 breast, 1:25.42

Boys Team Top Finishes

• 1st place, 200 free relay (3rd year in a row!): Finn Koppernaes, Charles Sanford, Grant Hetherington, Preston Suber, 1:39.22

• 1st place, 400 free relay: Finn Koppernaes, Sanford, Drummond Koppernaes, Suber, 3:44.64

• 2nd place, F. Koppernaes: 200 free, 2:04.77

• 2nd place, Suber: 50 free, 23.99

• 2nd place, F. Koppernaes: 100 free, 54.07

• 2nd place, Sanford: 500 free, 5:59.52

• 2nd place, Suber: 100 breast, 1:11.54