Already an accomplished swimmer at the club level, York's MaryElizabeth Warhol added two more state high school championships to her list of accomplishments this winter.
Warhol won the 200-yard freestyle and repeated her 100 backstroke championship in the Group AA state meet.
"It's right up there," she said of her championships. "It was a chance to represent my high school, to represent York High School."
Warhol, who has signed with Auburn, also swims for the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins. While her high school team is her high school team, she said Blue Dolphins swimmers are like her family.
"It's the same group of people I've grown up with for 11 years," she said.
While swimming at the club level is more intense with tougher competition, Warhol approached high school swimming as a prelude to the next four years.
"I like to think of it as like college, where you swim dual meets," she said. "You just get out there and go as fast as you can."
She said her strongest strokes are the freestyle and backstroke, though in the recent Virginia Short Course Senior Championships she also placed in the 100 butterfly.
She's now winding down her short-court schedule and will start training for the summer long-course season before long. She'll swim her final meet in July, take some time off to spend with her family, then head for Auburn.
200 MEDLEY RELAY
Hampton Roads Academy (Nicole Piercy, Peyton Baldwin, Nicole Shufford, Linnea Patterson). The foursome earned All-American consideration by swimming this event in 1 minutes, 48.14 seconds in the VISAA state meet.
MaryElizabeth Warhol | York | senior. She dominated this event, winning the Group AA state championship and swimming an area-best 1:51.12 in the Kecoughtan Invitational.
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Athena Summa | Poquoson | senior. She finished third in the Group AA state meet, swimming an area-best 2:08.15.
Cait Horner | Grafton | junior. She finished fifth at state with a 24.69 time.
Peyton Baldwin | Hampton Roads Academy | sophomore. She also earned All-American consideration for her 56.06 time in the VISAA state meet where she finished second.
Margaret Williams |Jamestown | freshman. She tied for fourth place in the Group AA state meet, swimming an area-best 53.77.
Nicole Piercy | Hampton Roads Academy | freshman. She finished second in the VISAA state meet in 5:00.73. Her time was 10 seconds faster than anyone else in the area.
200 FREESTYLE RELAY
Jamestown (Hannah Clymer, Taylor Vitaletti, Kylie Roehrle, Margaret Williams). They finished third in the Group AA state meet, swimming the event in 1:40.82.
MaryElizabeth Warhol | York | senior. She won her second 2013 state championship in this event, swimming 56.23 seconds. That was two-and-a-half seconds faster than anyone in the area.
Allie Christy | Bruton | senior. She finished third in the Group AA state meet, swimming an area-best 1:06.26 in qualifying.
400 FREESTYLE RELAY
Hampton Roads Academy (Nicole Piercy, Nicole Shufford, Linnea Patterson, Peyton Baldwin). This all-underclass team finished third at state in 3:34.83. That was more than seven seconds faster than any other team in the area.
Megan Wolons | Jamestown | junior. She finished fifth in the Group AA state meet, scoring 346.30 points.Copyright © 2015, CT Now