Union's Ashley Cusano wins two state swimming titles

Pat Kenney • Feb 16, 2017 at 4:20 PM

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Union’s Ashley Cusano captured two state swimming titles on Wednesday at the VHSL Group 2A championships held at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

Cusano won the 100 butterfly in a time of 57.18 and the 100 backstroke (56.76).

Both marks were state records.

The Bears’ Ty Bloomer finished sixth in the 100 freestyle (51.45) and earned all-state honors.

Swimmers from Union, Central and Rye Cove high schools closed the season at Virginia Tech on Wednesday. Meet records and best times were broken on each swim.

Rye Cove's R.J. Goins placed 10th in the 500-yard freestyle while giving a personal best effort of 5:46.9. He placed 14th in the 100 butterfly with another personal best time (1:04.29). The Wise Central 400 freestyle relay team featuring Maddison Smith, Abigail Castro, Jordan Harrison and Marley Sterling finished 15th, dropping six seconds from their best time of the season..

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