DIVISION I – click here for full results
Girls: Whitman 434, Churchill 382, Wootton 339, Walter Johnson 332, Sherwood 298, B-CC 180
Double-winners: Walter Johnson senior Elizabeth Pepper in the 200 free (1:50.59) and 100 fly (56.76), teammate James Powell in the 200 (1:46.31) and 500 free (4:43.52) and Whitman’s Charlotte Meyer in the 200 IM (2:08.60) and 500 free (5:03.96).
How it happened: The Whitman girls displayed the depth and versatility that led them to Montgomery County and Metros championships one year ago as four different Vikings won individual events and the team swept both freestyle relays. In addition to Meyer’s two wins, Reia Tong won the 50 free (24.22) and finished second in the 100 (53.59), Victoria Kuhn took first in the 100 back (58.75) and Audrey Gould won the 100 breast (1:08.73). Kuhn, Meyer, Gould and Tong took the 200 free relay (1:39.08), and Tong, Meyer, Gould and Sarah Kannan won the 400 (3:35.80). Whitman also went 1-2 in the 200 IM and 500 free with Lauren Levy finishing second in both….Pepper continued to showcase her ability to win just about any event she enters with her victories in the 200 free and 100 fly, the latter of which she won at last year’s county meet….Emily Ryczek suffered a rare defeat in the 50 free (24.39) where she finished just .17 seconds behind Tong, but the Sherwood junior bounced back to win the 100 free (53.22). She’ll be looking to defend both titles this weekend….Wootton’s young 200 medley relay team featuring Kristina Li, Jessica Chen, Allie Klatzkin and Annie Fagan edged Whitman by nearly two seconds.
On the boys’ side, Churchill defended its title with Brian Xiao winning the 100 fly (53.53), Colin Asbury taking first in the 100 free (48.98) and Odin Soevik, Samuel Lee, Austin Cole and Asbury placing first in the 200 free relay to lead the charge (1:29.61). Christopher Wysocki (200 free), Cole (100 free), Lee (100 back), Harrison Gu (100 breast) and the 200 medley relay team all notched second place finishes for the Bulldogs who hope to continue their unbeaten regular season by toppling defending county champion Wootton this weekend….For Wootton, Sean Rhinehart won the 50 free (22.27), Matt Gibson won the 100 back (53.96), Michael Fu won the 100 breast (1:02.03) and the three teamed with Thomas Finn (a second-place finisher in the 500 free) to win the 200 medley relay (1:38.48). Rhinehart, Kenneth Ke, Finn and Gibson also took first in the 400 free relay (3:16.31)…B-CC’s Jorge Rios won the 200 IM (1:59.90) to give the Barons their lone top finish of the meet.
Girls: Northwest 435.5, Blair 380, Poolesville 339, Richard Montgomery 335, Quince Orchard 302.5, Damascus 163
Double-winners: Blair’s Jennifer Arai in the 200 (1:58.92) and 500 free (5:15.40) and Eric Ruggieri in the 200 IM (2:00.59) and 100 breast (1:01.37), Northwest’s Alex Wu in the 200 (1:47.55) and 100 free (49.36), Poolesville’s Diana Hanson in the 200 IM (2:11.67) and 100 breast (1:07.84) and Richard Montgomery’s Faye Hixenbaugh in the 50 (25.49) and 100 free (56.19).
How it happened: The Blair boys posted in a first or second place finish in all but one event – the 100 free in which they finished third – and swept the 200 and 400 free relays to repeat as Division II champions. Joining Ruggieri with first place finishes were Kohler Sukachevin in the 50 free (23.25) and Jack Foster in the 100 fly (55.07). Sukachevin, Ruggieri, Jared Wang and Niklas Hammond won the 200 free relay (1:32.71) and Sukachevin, Foster, Winston Liu and Hammond took first in the 400 (3:25.49). Richard Montgomery’s Gregory Song won the 500 free (4:51.89) and placed third in the 200 IM (2:03.76) and Anthony Yang, Matthew Din, Victor Sellemi and Rio Hodges took first in the 200 medley relay to help the Rockets to a second-place finish.
On the girls’ side, Northwest captured a mere two first-place finishes — Grace Choung in the 100 back (1:02.01) and the 200 free relay (1:42.81) — but still managed to come away victorious. Grace Dai placed second in both the 200 free (1:58.99) as Northwest finished 2-4-5 in the event and Dai also took second behind Choung in the 100 back. Zoe Kaplan also scored a pair of second place finishes in the 200 IM (2:18.88) and 100 breast (1:11.82).
DIVISION III – click here for full results
Girls: Magruder 491, Blake 402, Rockville 314, Gaithersburg 291, Einstein 249, Kennedy 197
Double-winners: Blake’s Cory Camp in the 200 (1:50.48) and 500 free (4:57.20) and Spencer Sterling in the 50 free (22.19) and 100 fly (51.89), Gaithersburg’s Ellen Anderson in the 200 (1:53.25) and 500 free (4:56.82) and Tyler Pham in the 200 IM (1:59.18) and 100 back (54.06), Magruder’s Abigail Triau in the 50 (26.47) and 100 free (58.26) and Lauren Gil in the 200 IM (2:15.13) and 100 breast (1:10.27).
How it happened: The Blake boys dominated from start to finish, winning three of the first four events and taking seven top finishes overall including all three relays. Camp and Sterling both won all four events in which they competed and the two teamed with Shawn Glisson and Andrew Latona to cap their victory with a win in the 400 free relay (3:38.11). Alex Smoot won the 100 free (50.21) and took second in the 50 (22.93) to lead Magruder to a second-place finish….Gaithersburg’s Pham continued his dominance in both the 200 IM and 100 back and will take unbeaten divisional record to Saturday’s county meet looking for a win….Magruder’s Noah Richter ran away with a first place finish in diving with a total score of 225.700.
For the Magruder girls, depth was the key as they piled up 18 top-five finishes, swept all three relays and finished one-two in both the 200 IM and 50 free. With Gil and Triau leading the way, Shannon Powell notched a win in the 100 fly (1:04.53) just ahead of teammate Rachel Sonnenberg (1:05.75) and Katie Sweeney took first in the 100 back (1:04.57). Sweeney, Gil, Powell and Triau won the 200 medley relay (1:58.29) to start the meet, Gil, Sonnenberg, Rebecca Connor and Triau won the 200 free relay (1:48.11) and Sonnenberg, Hallie Whalen, Connor and Sweeney completed the sweep by winning the 400 free relay (4:01.23)….Gaithersburg’s Anderson continued her stellar season by blowing away the field to win the 500 free by a margin of nearly 40 seconds. She won the 200 free by nearly 14 seconds but will likely face a stiff challenge in both at Saturday’s county championships…Rockville’s Natalie Snyder won diving with a total score of 200.400.
DIVISION IV – click here for full results
Girls: Springbrook 385, Clarksburg 332, Watkins Mill 311, Northwood 290, Seneca Valley 272.5, Paint Branch 267.5, Wheaton 80
Double-winners: Clarksburg senior Lily Amberg in the 50 (27.25) and 100 free (1:01.77) and sophomore Joshua Kiehl in the 200 (1:51.63) and 500 free (4:55.06), Northwood junior Chelsea Vanderweele in the 200 IM (2:17.84) and 100 back (1:02.31) and Springbrook junior Gregory Ridgway in the 100 free (51.11) and 100 back (1:01.38).
How it happened: Springbrook got the all-important head start to the meet with top diving performances from junior Colby Shinholser (293.550) and freshman Catherine Smith (153.800), which helped them weather the storm from Clarksburg and Watkins Mill on the girls’ side. Junior Georgia Howard won the 200 free (2:10.53), finished third in the 100 back and joined Stephanie Tam, Hannah Rosenberg and Samantha Bauer to win the 200 free relay (1:54.44) as the Blue Devils posted 12 top-five finishes to take the meet.
Behind Kiehl’s two victories, Michael Le’s first place in the 100 breast (1:06.09) and a clean sweep of the relays, the Clarksburg boys had just enough firepower to get past Springbrook. Despite only winning two events — both coming from Ridgway — the Blue Devils came in second in all three relays and turned in 14 total top-five finishes to finish close behind Clarksburg.
GEORGETOWN PREP WINS IAC
Georgetown Prep won seven of 12 events Saturday in their home pool to claim a convincing win at the Interstate Athletic Conference championships. The Little Hoyas finished with 675 points ahead of Landon (587), St. Albans (540), St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (445) and Bullis (141).
Prep’s 200 medley relay team of Jonathan Ekstrom, Raymond Chi, Kevin Schwartzman and Will Lawler got things started with a razor-thin victory (1:41.14 to 1:42.41) over St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes’ Ferrel Atkins, Conor Macnair, Kyle Draim and Cabell Perrot. Ekstrom, a senior Penn State signee, won the 200 free (1:45.71) and took third in the 100 breast behind Macnair and teammate Kieran Broder (1:04.79).
Mike Mosca posted a 602.950 to easily win in diving, Schwartzman won the 100 fly (55.94) ahead of teammate Michael McVerry (56.73), Lawler took first in the 500 free (4:46.75), Andrew Gibson won the 100 back (54.98) and Andrew Gyenis, Gibson, Ekstrom and Lawler won the 400 free relay (3:26.52) as Prep continues to focus on defending its Metros title in two weeks.
Perrot was the lone double-winner, taking first in the 50 free (21.82) and 100 free (50.69) while Landon’s John Freeman won the 200 IM (2:03.91).