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Daily Press All-Stars
By LYNN BURKE | firstname.lastname@example.org | 247-4691
Swimmer of the year
MATT BAUMLER, SENIOR, LAFAYETTE
The Virginia Tech-bound Baumler finished his high school career by sweeping the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke in the Bay Rivers District meet, then winning the 100 fly (50.91 seconds) and finishing second in the 100 back (52.31) at the Group AA state meet.
He set the state record in the 100 back as a junior, but fell short as a senior when Waynesboro’s Alvaro Vega, a Spanish exchange student, edged him by 0.31 of a second.
In this year’s Kecoughtan Invitational, competing against some of the top swimmers in southeastern Virginia, he won the 100 fly by three-quarters of a second and the 100 back by more than half a second.
Baumler finished his high school career with six individual gold medals and seven relay golds at the state meet. In individual races or relay events, he or his team never finished lower than second.
200 freestyle: Corydon Butler, Senior, Jamestown
Butler proved himself to be the best long-distance freestyle swimmer in the area. He won the Bay Rivers District title and was the area’s top finisher in the Kecoughtan Invitational and Group AA state meet. His time of 1:43.81 was the area’s best.
200 IM: Kohl Hurdle, Sophomore, Warwick
Hurdle dominated this event locally. He won the Peninsula District meet by 10 seconds, then set one of his two records in the Eastern Region meet. In the Kecoughtan Invitational, he swam 1:57.74 to win that event.
50 freestyle: Scott Cutler, Junior, Jamestown
Cutler won at the Kecoughtan Invitational and the Bay Rivers District meet, then finished second at state by a half-second. His best time was 21.55 in the state meet.
100 butterfly: Mason Wilcox, Junior, Menchville
Wilcox set an Eastern Region record in winning this event and won the Peninsula District championship. He finished fifth in the Group AAA state meet and had a best time of 51.16 for a pool measured in yards.
100 freestyle: Ryan Hartman, Senior, Grafton
Hartman capped his high school career by swimming the area’s best time in the Group AA state meet, finishing in 48.26 seconds.
500 freestyle: Corydon Butler, Senior, Jamestown
As he did in the 200 freestyle, Butler was the best in the 500 free. He won the Bay Rivers District meet and finished fourth in the state meet. His time of 4:42.90 in the district meet led the area.
100 backstroke: Kohl Hurdle, Sophomore, Warwick
Another regional championship and another regional record for Hurdle. He won the Eastern Region meet by more than a second-and-a-half after winning the Peninsula District title by six seconds. His best time was 53.16 seconds.
100 breaststroke: Mason Wilcox, Junior, Menchville
Wilcox swam the area’s best time in the state meet (1:00.45). That’s after winning the Peninsula District meet and finishing third in the Eastern Region meet.
200 freestyle relay: Lafayette
(Kurt Linkenauger, Peyton Young, Ricky Knicely, Matt Baumler)
This team won the state championship by nearly two seconds. The Rams’ time of 1:27.91 was four-hundredths of a second off the state record. Earlier in the season, Lafayette won at the Kecoughtan Invitational and finished second in the district meet.
200 medley relay: Lafayette
(Matt Baumler, Jason Haigh, Ben Lerose, Kurt Linkenauger)
This group’s time of 1:37.68 in the Group AA state meet was a second-and-a-half faster than their time that won the Bay Rivers District meet.
400 freestyle relay: Jamestown
(Corydon Butler, Ted Sukramani, Scott Cutler, Jon Keltner)
Jamestown swept the season’s major meets, winning the Kecoughtan Invitational, the Bay Rivers District meet by three seconds and the state meet by five seconds. The Eagles’ 3:13.26 time at state was the area’s best.
Diving: Ben Davidson, Junior, Jamestown
After finishing third at state in 2007, Davidson eclipsed the former state record by winning the Group AA title with 367.25 points.
200 medley relay: York (James Li, Brian Mastracci, Kei Lamberson, Logan Bissell).
200 freestyle: Drew Crockett, sophomore, Warhill.
200 IM: Jon Keltner, junior, Jamestown.
50 freestyle: Kurt Linkenauger, senior, Lafayette.
100 butterfly: Chris Cirillo, junior, Warwick.
100 freestyle: Scott Cutler, junior, Jamestown.
500 freestyle: Drew Crockett, sophomore, Warhill.
200 freestyle relay: Jamestown (Scott Cutler, Ted Sukramani, Jon Keltner, Corydon Butler).
100 backstroke: Chris Cirillo, junior, Warwick.
100 breaststroke: Jason Haigh, sophomore, Lafayette.
400 freestyle relay: York (Brian Mastracci, Logan Bissell, Antonio Medina, James Li).
Diving: Evan Walter, sophomore, Jamestown.
Re: Story: Daily Press All-Stars
baumler only had 9 state golds....not 13
none in 04 05
1st in 100 back 200 free relay and 200 medley relay in 05 06 (3)
1st in 100 back 100 fly 200 free relay and 200 medley relay in 06 07 (4)
1st in 100 fly and 200 free relay in 07 08 (2)
5 relay golds and 4 individuals
2+4+3 is 9....not the astronomical number that 13 state championships is.