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GREENSBORO – Local swim teams had an impressive performance at the NC High School Athletic Association Central Regional 1A/2A Championship.

The regional championship was held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on February 4. The following local schools had swimmers qualified for the regional championships: East Surry, Elkin, East Wilkes, Forbush, Mount Airy, North Surry, Starmount, Surry Central and West Stokes.

Swimmers from these schools combined for 23 top-3 finishes in the individual events and eight top-3 finishes in the relay races. Of those medal performances, eight were for individual regional championships and five won relay championships.

For Girls: Elkin’s relay team of Amelia Presley, Mattie Wells, Morgan Wiles and Sophie Welborn won three regional relay championships; Welborn, Wiles and Mattie Wells each won an individual regional championship.

The Elkin girls finished third in the tag team competition. East Surry finished sixth, followed by West Stokes tied for seventh, North Surry for 11th, Surry Central for 13th, Mount Airy for 15th, East Wilkes for 18th, Forbush for 21st and Starmount for 25th.

On the boys’ side: Elkin’s relay team of Troy Snow, Jack Zamudio, Marshall Wells and Thomas McComb won two regional championships; Zamudio won an individual championship, Matheson Williams of Mount Airy won an individual championship, and Peyton Ponce de Leon of Starmount won two individual championships.

The Elkin Boys won the Central Regional 1A/2A Team Championship. The Mount Airy boys finished third overall, with East Surry and West Stokes completing the top five. Starmount finished second at 15th, followed by North Surry at 20th, Forbush at 25th and Surry Central at 26th.

At least one Surry County swimmer/relay team has qualified for the state championship in all 22 swimming events.

Competitors who finished in the top 6 of a regional event automatically qualified for the 1A/2A State Championship Meet. Then the next six fastest times statewide fill all 24 spots per event.

State qualifications are listed below by event. Individual races are formatted as follows: regional finish, name, school, time. The relays are formatted as follows: regional finish, school, relay members, time.

All distances are measured in yards.

Girls 200m medley relay

1. Elkin: Amelia Presley, Mattie Wells, Morgan Wiles, Sophie Welborn, 1:51.83

6. East Surry: Haley Joyce, Claire Hull, Aby Caro, Riley Yard, 2:11.34

Boys’ 200m medley relay

3. Elkin: Troy Snow, Jack Zamudio, Marshall Wells, Thomas McComb, 1:42.77

200m free girls

2. Mallory Cave, Surry Central, 2:04.24

3. Amelia Presley, Elkin, 2:07.85

7. Hannah Fulp, West Stokes, 2:17.59

200m freestyle boys

1. Peyton Ponce de Leon, Starmount, 1:48.02

2. Martin Cooke, Mount Airy, 1:57.69

4. Luke McComb, Elkin, 2:05.31

6. Zachary Heath, West Stokes, 2:06.52

200m girls medley

3. Cassidy Hull, North Surry, 2:20.23

4. Claire Hull, East Surry, 2:23.11

6. Sedessa Hatcher, East Wilkes, 2:25.91

200m individual medley boys

2. Matheson Williams, Mount Airy, 2:04.64

3. Colby Goins, East Surry, 2:09.90

7. Brayden Lapham, West Stokes, 2:20.11

50 girls freestyle

1. Sophie Welborn, Elkin, 24.82

50m freestyle boys

5. Troy Snow, Elkin, 22.87

6. Charles McGhee, West Stokes, 23.48

Girls 100 Butterfly

1. Morgan Wiles, Elkin, 58.05

3. Kara Bryant, North Surry, 1:00.70

8. Joanna Arroyo, Surry Central, 1:11.53

10. Aby Caro, East Surry, 1:13.39

Boys 100 butterfly

1. Peyton Ponce de Leon, Starmount, 52.00

4. Andrew Needham, East Surry, 55.30

7. Brayden Lapham, West Stokes, 1:02.49

100m free girls

2. Jessica Sawyers, Mount Airy, 56.84

100m freestyle boys

3. Thomas McComb, Elkin, 51.76

5. Charles McGhee, West Stokes, 52.55

6. Clayton Sebastian, Elkin, 55.27

500m free girls

2. Mallory Cave, Surry Central, 5:35.55

3. Haley Joyce, East Surry, 5:47.02

4. Cassidy Hull, North Surry, 5:48.47

500m freestyle boys

4. Colby Goins, East Surry, 5:22.43

7. Aiden Richardson, East Surry, 6:07.71

Girls 200m freestyle relay

1. Elkin: Morgan Wiles, Mattie Wells, Amelia Presley, Sophie Welborn, 1:42.45

8. West Stokes: Maggie Hill, Presley Hartle, Gordon Grabs, Hannah Fulp, 1:58.37

Relay 200 free boys

1. Elkin: Troy Snow, Thomas McComb, Marshall Wells, Jack Zamudio, 1:31.56

3. Mount Airy: Matheson Williams, Peter Cooke, Hayden Bender, Martin Cooke, 1:37.62

4. West Stokes: Charles McGhee, Griffin Sparks, Brayden Lapham, Zachary Heath, 1:38.75

6. East Surry: Colby Goins, Derek Freeman, Gavin Atkins, Andrew Needham, 1:41.87

100m backstroke girls

3. Kara Bryant, North Surry, 1:02.57

9. Haley Joyce, East Surry, 1:08.77

100m backstroke boys

1. Matheson Williams, Mount Airy, 55.38

3. Andrew Needham, East Surry, 59.58

4. Martin Cooke, Mount Airy, 1:01.00

7. Jackson Graves, North Surry, 1:03.89

Girls 100m breaststroke

1. Mattie Wells, Elkin, 1:10.36

2. Sedessa Hatcher, East Wilkes, 1:10.78

3. Jessica Sawyers, Mount Airy, 1:13.61

5. Claire Hull, East Surry, 1:15.37

100m breaststroke boys

1. Jack Zamudio, Elkin, 57.22

3. Marshall Wells, Elkin, 1:01.02

Relay 400 free girls

1. Elkin: Morgan Wiles, Amelia Presley, Mattie Wells, Sophie Welborn, 3:46.22

5. West Stokes: Maggie Hill, Presley Hartle, Morgan Sargent, Hannah Fulp, 4:20.99

6. East Surry: Claire Hull, Riley Yard, Aby Caro, Haley Joyce, 4:21.28

7. North Surry: Cassidy Hull, Kalei Mauldin, Baley Hawks, Kara Bryant, 4:23.61

Relay 400 free boys

1. Elkin: Troy Snow, Thomas McComb, Marshall Wells, Jack Zamudio, 3:23.02

3. Mount Airy: Matheson Williams, Peter Cooke, Noah Moore, Martin Cooke, 3:37.45

4. East Surry: Colby Goins, Aiden Richardson, Gavin Atkins, Andrew Needham, 3:41.61

6. West Stokes: Charles McGhee, Wes Copenhaver, Brayden Lapham, Zachary Heath, 3:45.13