Snow on Saturday forced teams to prepare for district championships earlier than anticipated, as three of the four districts in the Northern Region held timed finals and relays on Friday night around the area.
Madison’s boys’ and girls’ teams took home titles in the Liberty District, W.T. Woodson’s boys’ and girls’ earned championships in the Patriot and the Oakton’s boys and Robinson’s girls won titles in the Concorde.
The National District finals will be held tonight at Washington-Lee Pool.
It was a weekend dominated by youth, as several younger swimmers turned in breakout performances in the meets. A freshman boy and sophomore girl won a title and two sophomore girls won two events in the Concorde, a freshman girl and sophomore boy took a title and a sophomore girl won two in the Patriot and three freshmen girls, a sophomore boy and sophomore girl won in the Liberty.
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The Oakton boys’ win ended one of Robinson’s dominant streaks, as the Rams had taken home 12 straight district titles before the Cougars halted things this weekend. Oakton finished with 492 points to Robinson‘s 404, with Herndon taking third at 334.
Leading Oakton were seniors Bradley Phillips and K.J. Park, both of whom won two individual events – and set district records along the way.
Phillips won the 200 freestyle in a automatic All-American record time of 1:41.73, nearly four seconds faster than second-place Charlie Keith (Westfield; 1:45.48), and also won the 500 freestyle with an automatic All-American time of 4:32.14 – more than 10 seconds ahead of Westfield’s Kurtis Ratcliff (4:43.01).
Park, meanwhile, enjoyed what Oakton Coach Hunter Owen called “really a standout meet.” Taking titles in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley, Park set district records in both and had an automatic All-American time in the breast (56.62). He won the 200 IM in 1:54.10, just .08 off the automatic All-American time..
Other winners on the boys’ side were: the Oakton 200 medley relay of Phillip Hu, Park, Zach Smith and Steven Robbins (automatic All-American 1:36.60), Robinson’s Ricky Munch (50 free, 21.39), Westfield’s Ratliff (100 fly, 52.13), Robinson’s Matt Osiecki (100 free, 48.59), Robinson’s 200 freestyle relay of Cameron Boster, Osiecki, Johann Shim and Munch (1:28.04), Hu (100 back, 52.25), Oakton’s 400 freestyle relay of Hu, Park, Megaw and Phillips (district record 3:11.37).
On the girls’ side, the Rams’ girls captured a fourth straight title behind a deep roster that scored points through every event, though they had just one individual title. Robinson finished with 515 points, outdistancing Oakton’s 443 and Westfield’s 316.
Robinson won relay titles to start and end the meet. The 200-medley relay of Christine Canty, Rachel Canty, Becca Bott and Hannah Walden opened the meet with by winning in 1:50.69, and the group of Kathleen Dodson, Bott, Tori Baker and Walden won the 400 free relay in 3:39.62.
Double winners on the night were Oakton junior Kaitlin Pawlowicz (200 IM, 2:07.33 and 100 fly, 57.28), Chantilly sophomore Brenna Ferris (200 free, 1:56.32 and 500 free, 5:15.64) and Westfield sophomore Carli Molano (50 free, 24.54 and 100 free, 53.93).
Other winners included Oakton’s 200 free relay of Leanne Hyer, Quinn Wilkinson, Erin Reynolds and Pawlowicz (1:41.14), Robinson senior Christine Canty (100 back, 1:00.72) and Herndon sophomore Jenna VanCamp (100 breast, 1:07.07) – narrowly out-touching Robinson sophomore Rachel Canty’s 1:07.17.
Madison took home titles in both boys’ and girls’ in a tightly-contested meet that lived up to the expectations.
The Warhawks’ girls finished with 435.5 points, edging Langley (404.5) and McLean (323), while Madison’s boys took home a title by finishing atop a close race with 404.5 points – ahead of Fairfax (393), Langley (334) and Jefferson (332.5).
Madison was led by senior Adam Pennington, who won the 200-yard freestyle with a district record 1:43.21 in the meet’s first individual event, out-touching Jefferson’s Stephen Seliskar (1:43.39) and Langley’s Ryan Natal (1:43.71) in a race in which first and third was separated by half a second. Pennington also won the 500 free with an All-American consideration time of 4:38.08.
The top performer in the meet might have been Langley’s Chuck Katis, who turned in an automatic All-America time of 1:53.88 to win the title in the 200 IM by almost five seconds. Katis also took home the title in the 100 breast with an automatic all-American time of 57.46, breaking teammate Stephen Richards’ district record in the process.
Fairfax senior Joey Kelly won the 50 freestyle (21.52) and Natal won the 100 butterfly in 51.93 – out-touching Seliskar’s 52.08, South Lakes senior Brad Dillon’s 52.53 and Fairfax junior Austin Patteson’s 52.87.
Langley senior Richards won the 100 free title (47.69), while the Jefferson 200 free relay of Alex Dona, Sam Speers, Seliskar and Matt Callahan won with an All-American consideration time of 1:27.96.
McLean junior Charlie Putnam won the 100 back (AAC – 51.97) and Langley’s 400 free relay of Natal, David Case, Katis and Richards won in an All-American consideration 3:12.46 – .10 short of the district record of 3:12.36 set by Madison last year. Langley’s 200 medley relay of Richards, Katis, Alex Brumas and Chris Pivik also won a title with an automatic All-American time of 1:36.82, breaking Jefferson’s district record of 1:37.96 set in 2007.
McLean junior Eva Greene won a title in the 200 free (1:54.44) and 100 backstroke (AAC – 57.84), while freshman teammate Annie Springsteen took the crown in the 200 IM in 2:15.03 – just hundredths of a second ahead of Jefferson’s Katie Bennet (2:15.13) and South Lakes sophomore Emily Sennett (2:15.26).
Langley freshman Abi Speers won the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.47, and Sennett won the 100 fly in 59.67. Langley junior Jayme Katis outdistanced Speers for the title in the 100 free with a time of 53.95, while Madison junior Bev Dobrenz gave the Warhawks their only individual title with a win in the 500 freestyle (5:21.26). Fairfax freshman Matty Ferguson won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:07.35.
McLean’s 400 free relay of Margaret Harlow, Springsteen, Greene and Katie Yensen set a district record with a time of 3:39.69. Other relay winners were McLean’s 200 medley relay of Greene, Springsteen, Harlow and Yensen (1:51.31) and Langley’s 200 free relay of Katis, Torrie Zarella, Megan Howard and Speers (1:41.27).
In what was the closest win of the weekend, the W.T. Woodson girls’ used a big win in the 400 freestyle relay at the end of the night to edge out a win over West Springfield, finishing with 416 points to the Spartans 394 and Lake Braddock‘s 383.
Junior Jill King split a 53 as the anchor in the 400 free relay along with Rachel Rogers, Maggie Rodgers and Caitlin Rider to give the Cavaliers the win in 3:42.33, ahead of West Potomac‘s 3:45.28. King also took the 50 freestyle title with a time of 25.31.
West Springfield opened the night with its relay of Susan Ward, Lauren Yi, Hannah Hagy and SinHye Won winning the 200 medley in an All-American consideration time of 1:50.81, .31 short of the district record 1:50.50 set by Lake Braddock in 2008.
Won won both the 200 IM (2:11.50) and 100 breaststroke titles, turning in an automatic All-American time of 1:04.35 in the breast.
South County senior Courtney Walsh took the 200 freestyle crown in 1:59.34 just ahead of teammate Alison Smith’s 1:59.68, and West Potomac freshman Hellen Moffitt won the 100 butterfly in 58.38, just shy of the district record of 58.01 set by Katie McAdoo in 2000.
Moffitt’s teammate, sophomore Reanna Dona, won the 100 freestyle title in 53.02 and also took the crown in the 100 backstroke, setting a new district record in 58.65 – beating Moffitt’s 59.37.
West Springfield junior Kathryn Sieracki won the 500 free in 5:17.59, and the Spartans’ 200 free relay of Ward, Hagy, Won and Jessica Zeppieri set a district record with a time of 1:41.14, besting the 1:41.89 mark set by West Springfield in 2003.
On the boys’ side, Woodson’s 200 medley relay of Diet Dallmeier, Michael Chesnut, Braden Baffer and Kevin Vest opened the night by setting a district record with a time of 1:38.19, knocking off the mark of 1:39.33 set by Lee in 2007.
Chesnut won the title in the 200 freestyle (1:45.63), while Vest took the 50 free title in an All-American consideration time of 21.40. Vest doubled up his individual titles by also winning the 100 freestyle in 48.09 and Chesnut made it two with a win in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:01.12.
West Springfield senior Sean Nickley won the 200 IM in 2:01.62, South County sophomore Michael Herrmann took the title in the 100 fly in 52.41, West Potomac junior Mark Mattis won the 500 free in 4:57.67 and Annandale junior Kyle Tyrrell took the 100 back title in 52.71.
Woodson’s 200 free relay of Bo Ilgenfritz, Connor Wander, Dean Furst and Braden Baffer took the title in 1:30.93 and their 400 free relay of Vest, Baffer, Dallmeier and Chesnut finished the relay sweep with a time of 3:15.47
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