Top 10 High School Times: Freestyle

By Reach for the Wall staff.

Editor’s Note:  Several Montgomery County observers note that the lists below reflect the results of important high school championship meets in the Virginia High School League (VHSL) and the Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swimming & Diving League (WMPSSDL) but not Metros (which is an important championship meet for the Montgomery County Public Schools that runs February 8-11).  RFTW will update all of these Top 10 lists next week after Metros to show what impact, if any, Metros has on them. 

As with the Relays, we searched our results to come up with the best high school times in the area for the Freestyle events. You may notice that some of these time don’t match the entry times for the Metros meet. The qualifying period for Metros includes last year’s championship, whereas we are tracking times swum from 11/2016 through 2/4/2017.

In seven of the eight events, a swimmer from VHSL leads the pack. Tommy Hallock (Oakton High School) has posted top times in the 50 & 100 free and is in reach of VHSL meet records, while Sinead Eksteen (McLean High School) has done the same in the 200 & 500 free. Also at the top of the charts is Lane Stone (West Springfield High School), with exceptional performances in the 200 & 500 Free.  Phoebe Bacon (Stone Ridge School) swam the fastest in the 50 free, but will not have a chance to better her time (unless she leads off the 200 free relay) as she has opted to swim the 100 back and 100 fly at Metro’s (more on those events in tomorrow’s post).

Jump to the videos captured by SwimSwam to see some of the top performances at last week’s 6A North Region meet.

Boys 50 Free

Metro Record: 19.85  Jack Conger, Good Counsel

VHSL Meet Record: 20.19, James Jones,  James Robinson

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1    20.52 Thomas Hallock OAKT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
2    20.53 Ryan Windus GONZ 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
3    20.79 Sterling Smith DEM 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
4    20.96 Tom McGovern GC 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
5    21.11 Kevin Adams-Mardi WPOT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
5    21.11 James Hayburn SMHS 1/21/2017 National Catholic H.S. 
7    21.19 Corey Shepard OSPK 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
8    21.21 Peter Makin FAIR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
9    21.23 Andrew Omenitsch PREP 1/21/2017 National Catholic H.S. 
10    21.45 Kenny Afolabi-Brown RMT 2/4/2017 Divisionals 2017

Girls 50 Free

Metro Record: 22.69, Caroline McTaggart, Holton-Arms

VHSL Meet Record: 22.29, Janet Hu, Oakton 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 23.25 Phoebe Bacon SR 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
2 23.41 Whittney Hamilton PHRO 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
3 23.50 Emily Meilus HERN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
4 23.52 Jasmine Hellmer FHS 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
5 23.56 Sydney Mathis HA 1/26/2017 2017 ISL Swimming & Diving
6 23.61 Alexa Cuomo CNTV 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
7 23.72 Jacquee Clabeaux CHNT 1/27/2017 2017 Concorde Conference
8 23.82 Anna Landon FCH 1/26/2017 2017 Conference 13 
9 23.86 Anna Ober FAIR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
10 23.89 Caroline Wittich WSPR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region

Boys 100 Free

Metro Record: 42.81,  Jack Conger, Good Counsel

VHSL Meet Record: 44.45, James Jones, James Robinson 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 44.58 Thomas Hallock OAKT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
2 45.56 Ryan Windus GONZ 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
3 45.93 Andrew Omenitsch PREP 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
4 46.37 Allen Ross PATR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
5 46.61 Casey Storch LHS 1/27/2017 2017 Liberty Conference 6
6 46.63 James Hayburn SMHS 1/21/2017 National Catholic H.S. 
7 46.71 Lane Stone WS 1/27/2017 Conference 7 Championships
8 46.73 Corey Shepard OSPK 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
9 46.96 Jonathan Pollock TJEFF 1/26/2017 2017 Conference 13
10 47.11 Peter Brukx ROBN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region

Girls 100 Free

Metro Record: 48.75, Caroline McTaggart, Holton-Arms

VHSL Meet Record: 49.15, Rebecca Jones, First Colonial 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 50.75 Alexa Cuomo CNTV 1/27/2017 2017 Concorde Conference
2 51.08 Camryn Barry BWHS 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
3 51.69 Anna Ober FAIR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
4 51.87 Elizabeth Kuhlkin JMHS 1/27/2017 2017 Liberty Conference 6
5 51.93 Emily Meilus HERN 1/27/2017 2017 Concorde Conference
6 51.94 Olivia French GC 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
7 51.96 Savannah Nash BTFL 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
8 52.01 Anna Shumate IRETN 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
9 52.04 Jasmine Hellmer FHS 1/26/2017 2017 ISL Swimming & Diving
10 52.06 Grace Cutrell HERN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region

Boys 200 Free

Metro Record: 1:37.13  Matthew Hirschberger, Georgetown Prep

VHSL Meet Record: 1:35.76 Andrew Seliskar,  Thomas Jefferson S&T 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 1:37.81 Lane Stone WSPR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
2 1:38.46 Samuel Pomajevich SJMN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
3 1:39.59 Samuel Tarter PREP 1/21/2017 National Catholic H.S. 
4 1:39.79 Jonathan Pollock TJEFF 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
5 1:40.11 Daniel Gyenis OAKT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
6 1:40.67 Philip Manoff BTFL 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
7 1:40.84 Casey Storch LHS 1/27/2017 2017 Liberty Conference 6
8 1:41.45 Matthew Popovich DHS 1/27/2017 2017 Conference 21
9 1:41.97 Dylan Eichberg STAF 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
10 1:42.48 John Moore BWHS 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 


Girls 200 Free

Metro Record: 1:41.55, Kathleen Ledecky, Stone Ridge

VHSL Meet Record: 1:46.32, Rebecca Jones,  First Colonial 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 1:46.91 Sinead Eksteen MCLN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
2 1:48.62 Lea Gwennap CHNT 1/27/2017 2017 Concorde Conference
3 1:49.38 Madeline LaPorte JMAD 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
4 1:49.97 Madelyn Donohoe DJO 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
5 1:50.34 Abigail Harter BWHS 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
6 1:50.41 Isabella Rongione LHS 1/27/2017 2017 Liberty Conference 6
7 1:50.42 Emily Hetzer BTFL 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
8 1:50.75 Michelle Owens LANG 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
9 1:51.56 Maddie Heilbrun MAD 1/26/2017 2017 ISL Swimming & Diving
10 1:52.15 Erika Chen SR 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ

Boys 500 Free

Metro Record: 4:13.87, Jack Conger, Good Counsel

VHSL Meet Record: 4:25.72, Matt Benecki,  Chantilly 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 4:24.31 Lane Stone WSPR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
2 4:29.08 Samuel Tarter PREP 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
3 4:29.95 Matthew Hirschberger PREP 1/21/2017 National Catholic H.S. 
4 4:31.14 Daniel Gyenis OAKT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
5 4:31.22 Dylan Cudahy HERN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
6 4:34.51 Jonathan Pollock TJEFF 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
7 4:35.37 Jacob Rosner BEARS 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
8 4:36.66 Matthew Braviak GONZ 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
9 4:37.67 Victor Pliuskaitis BWHS 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
10 4:39.20 Jack Edgemond SL 1/27/2017 2017 Liberty Conference 6

Girls 500 Free

Metro Record: 4:26.58, Kathleen Ledecky, Stone Ridge

VHSL Meet Record: 4:43.43, Megan Byrnes, Oakton 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 4:44.89 Sinead Eksteen MHS 1/27/2017 2017 Liberty Conference 6
2 4:47.96 Madelyn Donohoe DJO 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
3 4:48.03 Isabella Rongione LANG 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
4 4:48.59 Lea Gwennap CHNT 1/27/2017 2017 Concorde Conference
5 4:52.79 Emily Hetzer BTFL 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
6 4:55.38 Michelle Owens LANG 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
7 4:57.36 Sydney Harrington TJEFF 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
8 4:57.87 Brooke Knisely PHRO 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
9 5:00 Madison Waechter MTB 2/4/2017 Division 2 Championships
10 5:02.50 Grace Giddings SHE 2/4/2017 Division 2 Championships

 

Videos:

Here’s some footage from last week’s VHSL 6A North meet, where Tommy Hallock, Sinead Eksteen and Lane Stone set their standards:

Tommy Hallock 100 Free:

Sinead Ecksteen 200 Free:

Lane Stone 200 Free:

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