By Marty Gordon
The Radford High School boys’ swim team won their third straight Class 2 state swim championship over the weekend in Richmond by gathering 311 points to second-0place Braxton’s 204 and Virginia High’s 182.
On the girls’ side of the pool, Radford finished second with 199 points, slightly behind Bruton with 232 points. George Wythe was third with 197.
Auburn finished 24th in the first boys’ competition and 20th in the girls’ competition.
Radford’s Ben Shull and Aiden Minnick took 1-2 in the boys’ 1-meter diving event.
Senior Hampton Wohlford brought home a second in the 100-yard backstroke. Freshman Trent Hollandsworth was first in the 200-yard individual medley and second in the 100-yard breaststroke. Graham Minarik was fourth. Stone Fisher is the 50-yard freestyle state champion; he finished third in the 100-yard Freestyle.
The boys’ 200-yard freestyle relay team of Wohlford, Fisher, Hollandsworth and Minarik took first place while the same group took the top spot in the 200-yard medley relay.
Radford’s Tommie Bloomer is the state champ in the girls’ 1-meter diving event. Auburn’s Kendra Scaggs, Jocelyn DeHart, and Cassidy Mann finished 4-5-6 in the same event.
Grim finished second in the girls’ 100-yard freestyle and was a part of the third-place girls’ 200-yard medley relay team that included Maggie Dent, Havva Gasimova, and Madison Graham.
In Class 4 competition, Blacksburg High School finished second in the boys’ competition and third in the girls’.