10 Class 2 Records Broken at VHSL Class 2 State Meet

2018 VHSL Class 2 State Meet

  • February 15th
  • SwimRVA, Richmond, VA
  • Short course yards
  • Results



  1. Maggie Walker Governor – 347
  2. George Mason – 299
  3. Clarke County – 211
  4. Virginia High – 169
  5. Glenvar – 163
  6. Bruton – 150
  7. Madison County – 117
  8. Central Woodstock – 89
  9. Marion Senior – 83
  10. Tazewell – 71


  1. George Mason – 354
  2. Maggie Walker Governor – 274
  3. Bruton – 210
  4. Clarke County – 207
  5. Virginia High – 163
  6. Radford – 109
  7. Patrick Henry – 100
  8. Madison County – 91
  9. Goochland – 85
  10. Central Woodstock – 80

At the 2018 VHSL Class 2 State Meet, Maggie Walker Governor took the girls team title, while George Mason took the boys. George Mason also finished 2nd in the girls meet, and Maggie Walker Governor finished 2nd in the boys meet. There were a totla of 10 VHSL Class 2 State records broken at the meet, 4 of which came in boys events, and 6 in girls.

The Maggie Walker Governor boys 200 medley relay team of Ethan Choo (24.89), Henry Paulson (27.96), Noah Ratliff (23.03), and Benjamin Widener (21.89) combined to post a 1:37.77, coming in 1.1 seconds under the previous Class 2 record of 1:38.87, which was set by George Mason in 2015. George Mason also finished under the previous record, touching in 1:38.23. George Mason held the lead until the last leg of the relay, where they were outsplit by over a second.

The George Mason team of Hannah Rollins (30.17), Marie Roche (31.47), Maddy Dubois (27.24), and Ellen Chadwick (24.30) combined to break the Class 2 record of 1:54.05 with their time of 1:53.18. Roche, Dubois, and Chadwick are all freshmen, pointing to a bright future for George Mason’s 200 medley relay. Roche and Chadwick also had the fastest splits out of the field in their respective strokes.

Evan Lynch (Bruton High) ran way with the boys 200 free, posting a 1:43.05 to shatter the previous Class 2 record of 1:46.02. He won the race by nearly 4 seconds, taking the race out in 49.53 and coming back in 53.52. Gina Lynch won the girls 200 free in a field that saw 3 swimmers under the Class 2 record. Lynch touched in 1:58.75, in front of Ellen Chadwick (1:59.30) and Claudia Gohn (1:59.63), who all broke the previous record of 1:59.76, which was held by Gohn. Chadwick, a freshman, led the field for the first 150, but was ovetaken by Lynch on the last 50. Lynch split a 29.63 on the last 50 to have the fastest split in the field by nearly a second.

Morgan Miller smashed her own Class 2 record by 6 seconds to win the girls 200 IM with a final time of 2:03.37. She was fueled by a great front half, posting splits of 25.91 and 30.00 on the fly and back legs respectively. Although she won the race by well over 2 seconds, runner-up Ashley Cusano (sophomore) split 25.80 and 29.81 on fly and back respectively. Cusano hit the 150 wall in 1:33.94 to Miller’s 1:34.58, but Miller outsplit her dramatically on the final leg, 28.79 to 31.77.

Miller then went on to shatter the 500 record by 15 seconds as well, posting a 4:55.46 to win the event by a whopping 25 seconds. She swam the race well, keeping 5 of her 50s under 30 seconds, and 3 of her 100s under a minute. Her 100 splits were 54.76/59.09/1:00.57/1:01.28/59.76. A junior, Miller will return next year for another shot at the record.

The George Mason boys 200 free relay team of TJ Roche, Matt Ng, Ryan York, and Sam Updike outpaced Maggie Walker Governor by .42 seconds, while both teams also broke the Class 2 record of 1:31.49, held by Maggie Walker. The George Mason splits were 21.99, 22.84, 22.62, and 21.57 respectively to post a final time of 1:29.02. The Maggie Walker Governor’s girls 200 free relay team of Adeline Cullen (26.02), Eva Beck (26.18), Emily Mortimer (25.15), and Kate Farmer (25.03) cobined to post a 1:42.38 to win and break the Class 2 record. They ran down the George Mason team at the end to touch them out by .02 seconds.

Ashley Cusano was back in the girls 100 back, breaking her own Class 2 record from last year by over a second by posting a 55.62. She won the race by over 5 seconds. Sam Updike narrowly broke the boys 100 breast record, coming in at 1:00.84 compared to the previous record of 1:00.87.

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It’s “Maggie Walker Governor’s School” not “Governer.”

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