One of the few championship events able to get in before the snow was the girls’ Northern Region swim championships.
Thursday night’s preliminaries were held as timed finals and likely will be the final results for the meet, though there is an outside chance a finals will be held next week. The boys’ finals will be held at
Washington-Lee pool Oak Marr RECenter at 5:30 p.m. next Friday, Feb. 12.
Northern Region boys’ diving was held last night, and the girls’ diving will be held next Friday, Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Audrey Moore RECenter in Annandale.
Robinson‘s relay of Christine Canty, Rachel Canty, Becca Bott and Hannah Walden opened the night with a time of 1:49.21 in the 200 medley to win an incredibly close event in which the top four teams finished with All-American consideration times. The Rams were followed by McLean (1:49.84), West Springfield (1:50.52) and W.T. Woodson (1:50.82)
Langley‘s Jayme Katis won the 200 yard freestyle in a time of 1:53.56, nearly two seconds ahead of her nearest competitor — Chantilly sophomore Brenna Ferris (1:55.53). Oakton freshman Dylan Staniszewski (1:56.89) finished third.
Oakton All-Met junior Kaitlin Pawlowicz won the 200 individual medley with an automatic All-American time of 2:01.41. The time just missed the region record of 2:01.06 set by 2007-08 All-Met Swimmer of the Year Ashley Danner. Falls Church freshman Laura Schwartz took second in the event in an automatic All-American 2:05.21, while Robinson sophomore Rachel Canty was third (2:08.67).
Pawlowicz doubled up when she won the 100 butterfly in an automatic All-American time of 55.34 – again just missing the region record of 55.01 set by Michelle Griglione set in 1986. Yorktown‘s Kaitlin Wolla finished second in 56.88, followed by Langley junior Megan Howard (57.72) and West Potomac freshman Hellen Moffitt (57.89).
In the 50 freestyle, West Potomac went one-two, with sophomore Reanna Doña finishing at the top in 24.49 and Moffitt coming in at 24.54. Howard finished third in 24.63.
In the 100 freestyle, McLean junior Eva Green took the top spot in an All-American consideration 51.74, ahead of Walden (53.01) and Katis (53.14).
Greene doubled up her winnings in the 100 backstroke, finishing first in an automatic All-American time of 56.63, narrowly missing her own record of 56.21 set last year. Doña finished second in 58.71 and Lake Braddock senior Christina McGarry took third in 1:00.35.
Schwartz, the Jaguars freshman, took the 500 yard freestyle win in an All-American consideration time of 5:00.86, beating out Robinson’s Bott (5:09.12) and Chantilly’s Ferris (5:09.27)
West Springfield senior SinHye Won won the 100 breaststroke in an automatic All-American time of 1:03.92, ahead of Canty (1:05.12) and Herndon sophomore Jenna VanCamp (1:06.88).
Langley’s relay of Meghan Overend, Howard, Katis and freshman Abi Speers took the 200 freestyle relay win in an All-American consideration 1:38.87, followed by Yorktown (1:39.65) and Oakton (1:40.31). The Saxons (Allie Zeidan, Speers, Overend, Katis) also won the 400 freestyle relay in an All-American consideration time of 3:36.76, followed by McLean, South County and Oakton.
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