The new year was off to an exciting start, with close races and close meets across the region. The championship picture is becoming more clear now that teams have several meets under their belts. However, the dual meet season is just practice for area teams; district and divisional championships are not decided by dual meet records, so even undefeated teams know they need to keep training hard.
Wootton girls roll; WJHS boys sneak by despite missing key swimmers
Churchill sweeps B-CC
Churchill looked like the paramount team we've come to expect, commanding the meet from start to finish. B-CC showed it has some talent, but it lacks the depth to compete for a divisional title against teams like Churchill and Whitman. [read more here]
Woodson remains undefeated; beats TC Williams
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The Cavalier boys and girls swept diving (1,2,3,4) with Eric Pavord and Samantha Eldridge each taking first. More than half of the divers recording season high scores.
James Chung (Woodson) recorded his first individual region time of the season in the boys' 200 IM in 2 minutes 3.77 seconds.
Gloriya Mavrova won the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke for the Titans.
Leah Rogers (Woodson) easily eclipsed the region qualifying time in girls' 200 IM (2:13.55), cutting nearly 2 seconds from her personal best.
Titans' captain, senior Abby Cox scored a regional cut in the 200 IM (2:13.04), winning the event.
One of the standout performances of the night came form Katie McGraw (Woodson), who crushed her personal best time, dropping five seconds, in the girls' 200 freestyle, and chopped 15 seconds off her previous best in the 500 freestyle for second place, behind Cox, a two-time state qualifier in the event.
Lawrence Lincoln (TC Williams) tied for first in the 50 free style and anchored the winning boys' 400 freestyle relay.
Despite the dominance by Woodson, the meet ended with excitement. The last event of the night, the girls' 400 free relay, was decided by .01, with TC edging out the Cavs. The team of A. Cox, Charlotte Sackett, Colleen Cox, and Mavrova set a team new record.
Next week will match the Woodson boys and girls (5-0) against the West Springfield Spartans (5-0, 5-0) in a meet that may very well determine the regular season titles for both.
Patriot beats Broad Run
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In a meet filled with tight finishes, Patriot High School defeated the Broad Run boys' and girls' swim teams in Saturday's Cedar Run District meet. The Patriot boys won 163-123, while the girls won 166-120.
The night started off well for the Patriot boys, winning the opening 200 medley relay in 1:44.73, with excellent swims by the young team of Marcus Quint, Andrew Proper, Thomas Scot, and Gavin Graham.
Proper was a double winner in the 200 freestyle (1:51.89) and 500 freestyle (5:07.18).
In the closest race of the night, Horback edged out Patriot’s Quint in the 100 free, 50.32 to 50.34. Horback also won the 50 free in 22.96.
Leidy’s victories came in the 200 IM (2:01.46) and 100 breaststroke (1:05.18).
Sophomore Jack Morrisroe (Broad Run) also took first in the 100 back stroke (59.58) and second in the 100 butterfly (57.42).
Horback, Leidy and Morrisroe teamed with Michael Kopecky for a win in the 200 freestyle relay in a season-best time of 1:34.28.
Junior Caroline Ruttenberg led the Broad Run girls with two individual first places and two exciting finishes.
In the 200 IM, Ruttenberg and Patriot’s Samantha Baird went stroke for stroke in the freestyle leg, with Ruttenberg winning 2:20.28 to Baird’s 2:20.47.
After taking first in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.31), Ruttenberg nearly pulled off a come-from-behind win, as she anchored the 400 free relay, but Patriot was able to hang on, 4:05.25 to 4:05.31.
Also a double winner, Sydney Thorpe (Patriot) won the 200 freestyle (2:07.96) and 500 freestyle (5:30.60).
Freshman Emily Adams (Broad Run) notched her first individual win for the season as she out-touched fellow freshman, Baird, in the 100 back, 1:05.46 to 1:05.84.
Patriot junior Hannah Romine took first in the 50 freestyle in 27.65, and teammate Caroline Rector took first in the 100 freestyle in 1:02.15.
Adams, Ruttenberg and Anna Sarman teamed with Brooke Graham to win the 200 medley relay (2:03.44), while Sarman and Graham teamed with Gina Pappagallo and Megan Thiede for the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:54.40). Sarman was also an individual winner in the 100 fly (1:06.81).
The Spartans have a double-header this weekend, facing Stonewall Jackson on Friday and Osbourn on Saturday at the Freedom Center in Manassas.
Yorktown sweeps Wakefield in lopsided
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The Yorktown Swim and Dive team headed to the Wakefield pool on Friday, January 6th for a swim meet with Wakefield High School, emerging as the winner in both the boys’ and girls’ meets. Both teams are now 5-0 for the season.
The boys won their meet with a score of 131 – 51, with eleven first place wins in the twelve events.
First place finishes in individual events came from Jason Henley (200 freestyle), Will Tarkenton (50 freestyle), Chris Saulnier (diving), Max Fish (100 buttefly), Henry Love (100 freestyle), Crosby Sensibaugh (500 freestyle), David Emson (100 backstroke) and Peter House (100 breaststroke). The three relay teams also came through with first place finishes: 200 medley relay (Henley, Jack Storrs, Sean Coleman, Quinn Romanek); 200 freestyle relay (Emson, Fish, Eric Newton, Tarkenton) and 400 free relay (Shahan Jayasinghe, Love, Sensibaugh, Coleman).
The girls won their meet with a score of 147 – 21, also with first place finishes in every event. Mason Nassetta was a double winner in the 100 butterfly and diving events. Other individual event winners were Greta Mosley (200 freestyle), Anastasia Gustafson (200 IM), Ellie Belilos (50 freestyle), Amanda Didawick (100 freestyle), Abby Young (500 freestyle), Rachel Robertson (100 backstroke ) and Katie Linek (100 breaststroke). The girls also won each of the relays: 200 medley relay (Didawick, Lauren Allard, Young and Mason Nassetta); 200 freestyle relay (Allard, Belilos, Gustafson, Stephanie Romano); and 400 freestyle relay (Allard, Grace Greenwood, Romano, Young).
Click here for Yorktown results.
The Patriots return to the pool next weekend with a meet against Edison at the South Run Pool. The meet begins at 6:30 p.m.
Gaithersburg and Magruder boys tie; Trojan girls fall
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Gaithersburg started out strong against Magruder, with a first and third place finish in the boys’ medley relay. The first place boys’ team had a very close race and fought to the finish to in a time of 1:50.54, nearly five seconds faster than their best relay time this season. The first place team members were: Tyler Pham, Kieran Mahoney, Jacob Ado, and Daniel Valencia.
Gaithersburg continued the meet with several first places, best times, and new team record.
Senior, Pham, broke his own record in the 100 breaststroke with a new time of 1:01.92 a 1.71 second improvement.
First places were earned by Ado in the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle; Pham in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke; Ellen Anderson in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle; Valencia in the 50 freestyle; and Nicole Polen in the 100 buttefly.
Gaithersburg boys also took first place in the 200 freestyle relay. The team members were: Chris Munoz, Adam Foreman, Brian Houk, and Valencia
For Gaithersburg's results, click here.
Other headlines and results:
Wednesday, Jan. 4
Thursday, Jan. 5
Holton-Arms beats Georgetown Visitation, 122-64. [click for full results]
Gonzaga rolls over Landon, 125-61. [click for full results]
Friday, Jan. 6
Oakton boys pull off the win against the Chargers, 160-155; Cougar girls strong against powerhouse Chantilly, 177-135.
Westfield girls get past tough part of their schedule, beating Robinson 180-132; boys fall to Rams in a close one, 154-161.
West Springfield advances to 5-0, beating Lake Braddock 204-111 (boys), 176-139 (girls).
Langley girls win, 204-107; boys team falls to Madison, 118-197. [edited]
Stone Ridge gets past Holy Child, 105-78. [click for full results]
Northwood and Clarksburg split meet; Gladiator girls win, 97-68; Coyote boys win 89-72 [click here for full results]
Northwest boys win over Poolesville; girls team comes up short [click here for full results]
Seneca Valley wins big over Paint Branch [click here for full results]
Sherwood girls roll over Quince; Quince boys return favor [click here for full results]
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