The VHSL Group 2A & 3A State Swimming and Diving Championship was held this past Friday, February 21 at the Christiansburg Aquatics Center. Goochland was well represented this year as Justin Edwards swam his way to two first place finishes! Justin won the 200 yard Individual Medley by 0.58 seconds and the 100 yard Breastroke by 5.04 seconds.
GHS had another swimmer, Mary Wright, qualify to attend the State Championship. Though she was unable to attend we are extremely proud of her accomplishments.
Last year both swimmers set High School Regional swim records. This year, GHS was unable to attend the 2A Regional meet due to the most recent snow storm in Goochland.
“I’ve traveled to the state meet with Justin over the past three years and have seen him work hard to improve his times,” explained GHS swimming coach Elizabeth Kilberg. “I was proud of how fast he swam and how well he competed on Friday evening. Justin has been a true leader for the GHS swim team and we will be sad to see him go as his graduates this spring.”
Justin will attend Virginia Tech in the Fall of 2014 and will be a member of the Swimming & Diving Team.
Congratulations Coach Kilberg and the GHS swimmers!