NVSL Relays

Nine All-Star Relay Teams Swim Faster Than NVSL Records

Fri, 7-22-2016 | Paul Parry

Near-perfect weather at Greenbriar Pool on Wednesday set the stage for ultra-fast swims, as nine teams at All-Star Relays touched the wall faster than any in NVSL history.  Three of those teams, however, only finished second in their event!  The outstanding swims came in the following events:

  • Mixed Age Boys Relay
    • John Schaefer, Jackson Steider, Joseph Schaefer and David Herbert of Wakefield Chapel touched in 1:50:53, but they weren’t as fast as Johnny Bradshaw, Ryan Bradshaw, Alexander Montano and Chase Bradshaw of Hamlet, who finished in 1:50.34.  The previous record was 1:50.65, set by Chesterbrook in 2013.
  • Girls 13-14 Medley Relay
    • The Vienna Aquatic team of Darby Galbraith, Anna Keating, Anna Sullivan and Tess Wilhelmdestroyed Tuckahoe’s 2007 record of 2:07.52, touching in 2:04.41.
  • Girls 15-18 Medley Relay
    • Suzanne Dolan, Kayle Park, Eleanor Ridgeway and Katherine Lundy of Overlee finished in 2:00.14, just under their own record of 2:00.21, set last week.
  • Girls 11-12 Freestyle Relay
    • The McLean girls (Olivia Tennant, Victoria Valko, Kaitlyn Helfrich and Natalia Rongione) beat their own 2015 mark of 55.03, swimming 54.77, yet they finished behind the Overlee team (Katherine Bailey, Elyse Hartmann, Sophie Yoder and Emilia Ridgeway), who touched in 54.22.
  • Boys 11-12 Freestyle Relay
    • The very next event also featured the two fastest swims in league history, with Rutherford’s Gabriel Rupar, Tate Hoffman, Niko Sanchez and Aiken Do out-touching Fairfax’s Justin Connors, Christopher Dobrydney, Graham Evers and Justin Singletary, 53.26 to 53.71.  The Fairfax boys had held the previous record of 53.83 for just one week.
  • Girls 13-14 Freestyle Relay
    • The Mosby Woods team of Eleanor Monnig, Alexandra Martschenko, Sara Tuo and Leaya Ma swam fast enough to set the new mark of 1:54.92, bettering Crosspointe’s 1:54.98, from 2015.

Two Relays On Fire In Week Five Heat Wave

Sat, 7-23-2016 | Paul Parry

With the final opportunity to swim as a relay this season, two teams took advantage, setting league records under the hot July sun.

At Chesterbrook today, the home pool’s 9-10 Girls 100m Medley Relay team of Patricia Leonard, Eli Leonard, Keira Gutierrez and Madie Turley swam 1:07.34, besting the previous NVSL record of 1:07.70 set by Highlands Swim in 2015.

Meanwhile, the Fairfax 11-12 Boys 100m Medley Relay continued their record assault at Langley, touching in 59.90.  Justin Singletary, Justin Connors, Christopher Dobrydney and Graham Evers broke their own record of 1:00.16 set on 7/9/2016.  They finish the season owning both the A-Meet Medley and Carnival Medley meter records, and have set league records an amazing four times this season.

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