Four Salem High boys scored 123 points to lead the Spartans to a seventh place finish in the Class 4 state championship at the Swim RVA pool in Richmond last week.
Hunter King finished fourth in the 50 Free and seventh in the 100 Free. He also set a new team record in the 50 Free, beating Logan DeWalts’ time of 21.53 by going 21.43.
Boone Fleenor finished third in the 200 Free and eighth in the 500 Free while Zach Easter finished 14th in the 100 Back and 100 Fly. Joren Poush finished 11th in the 100 Free and the combined group of four took fourth in the 200 Free Relay and fifth in the 400 Free Relay.
Cole Bowen, John Atkins and Walker Peterson were also on the state swim team and they swam the 200 Medley Relay, placing 19th overall.
Eliza Fleenor was our only girl swimmer this year who went to state. She was 18th in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 Breast, breaking the Salem High School Record from her sister by 1 second. Emma LaFountain was 6th overall in her diving competition.
Together the girls scored 26 points and were 21st out of 28 teams.
Western Albemarle High School won the boys VHSL Class 4 Championship meet with 409 points, which was 196 points ahead of 2nd place Blacksburg High School with 213 points. On the girls’ side, Monacan High School had 316 points, compared to Jamestown High School with 278 points.