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R-MA boys finish 26th in state swim meet

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Randolph-Macon Academy swim team members (back row, from left) assistant coach Brittany Zivic, freshman Cheng Qian, junior Tanner Blankenship, senior Gwi Woong Jung, senior Andrew Cassone and coach Michael Williams pose with R-MA girls swimmer Quinn Blankenship (front) at Saturday's VISAA state swimming championship at George Mason University's Freedom Fitness and Aquatic Centre in Manassas. Wendy Blankenship/Courtesy photo

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Randolph-Macon Academy's Dakoda Twenhafel swims the breaststroke leg during the 200-yard medley relay at Saturday's VISAA state swim championships in Manassas. Submitted photo

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Randolph-Macon Academy swim coach Michael Williams poses with Yellow Jackets swimmer Cheng Qian at Saturday's VISAA state swim championships in Manassas. Submitted photo

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Randolph-Macon Academy eighth-grader Quinn Blankenship swims a leg of the girls 200-yard individual medley during Saturday's VISAA state swimming championships in Manassas. Submitted photo

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Members of Randolph-Macon Academy's 200-yard medley relay team, from left, Dakoda Twenhafel, Tanner Blankenship, Gwi Woong Jung and Cheng Qian, gather after Saturday's race at the VISAA state swimming championships in Manassas. Submitted photo

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Randolph-Macon Academy's Tanner Blankenship swims the butterfly leg during the 200-yard individual medley at Saturday's VISAA state swimming championships at The Freedom Fitness and Aquatic Centre in Manassas. Submitted photo

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Randolph-Macon Academy's boys swim team finished 26th overall at Saturday's Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) state swimming championships.

The meet was held at George Mason University's Freedom Fitness and Aquatic Centre.

For R-MA, the boys 200-yard medley relay team of Cheng Qian, Dakoda Twenhafel, Tanner Blankenship and Gwi Woong Jung finished 20th overall in 1:53.87.

The Yellow Jackets' 200 free relay of Blankenship, Andrew Cassone, Jung and Qian also finished 20th with a time of 1:40.05.

Blankenship made the finals in the men's 200 individual medley and placed 13th in 2:07.43, and added an 18th-place finish in the 100 butterfly (57.38).

Qian was 18th in the 100 backstroke (57.94) and 26th in the 100 free (51.92).

In the girls meet, R-MA's Quinn Blankenship competed in two events as an eighth-grader. She finished 23rd in the 200 IM (2:31.78) and 24th in the 500 free (5:56.75).


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