James Wood's Masters takes two freestyle titles at regionals

STERLING — James Wood freshman Lauren Masters won two individual events and Sherando’s Emma De Jong won another while helping the Warriors to finish second at the Region 4C Girls’ Swimming Championships on Saturday at the Moore Recreation Center.

Sherando totaled 310 points and placed second behind Dominion (334) among the 14 teams who scored in the meet. James Wood (197) placed fifth, while Millbrook (62) took 10th and Handley (27) was 10th.

The top five individuals and top four relay teams qualify for the Class 4 Championships to be held Feb. 22 at SwimRVA in Richmond.

Masters swept both sprint freestyle events, taking the 50-yard event in 24.81 seconds and the 100-yard competition in 53.70.

De Jong captured the 100 backstroke in 58.90.

Other qualifiers

Sherando: Second place: De Jong (200 freestyle) 1:56.31; 400 freestyle relay (Natalee Tusing, Jordyn Jones, Taylor Smith, De Jong) 3:43.70. Fourth place: Tusing (200 freestyle) 2:02.42; Tusing (100 freestyle) 55.23; 200 medley relay (Jones, De Jong, Smith, Alexis Schellhammer) 1:52.74; 200 freestyle relay (Schellhammer, Lindley Armel, Kyra Schultz, Tusing) 1:44.59. Fifth place: Smith (200 individual medley) 2:15.95; Armel (500 freestyle) 5:53.64; Jones (100 backstroke) 1:01.86.

James Wood: Second place: 200 frestyle relay (Paige Simko, Leah Snapp, Kimberly Warnagiris, Masters) 1:42.87; Third place: Warnagiris (100 butterfly) 58.58; Simko (100 freestyle) 54.89; Warnagiris (100 backstroke) 59.73; Simko (100 breaststroke) 1:07.75. 200 medley relay (Warnagiris, Simko, Snapp, Masters) 1:51.90. Fourth place: Snapp (500 freestyle) 5:48.10

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