Top 10 High School Times: IM, Back, Fly, Breast

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. 

Rounding out the lists of top ten times that we have compiled (see here and here), we have listed below the top 10 high school times across the DMV in the 200 IM, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 100 breastroke, together with the records for each relay at Metros and in the VHSL.

As a testament to how fast the performances are in this area, the top two swimmers in each of the events listed below already have surpassed the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) Automatic All-American time standard.  Annually, there are approximately 60 swimmers across the country that exceed the Automatic All American time standard in each event. Going into these two ‘big meet’ weekends (i.e., Metros – Feb. 11; and VHSL States Feb. 17), keep an eye out for additional swimmers to surpass the standards.

As mentioned in our post of the top Freestyle times, Phoebe Bacon (Stone Ridge) has opted to swim the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly at Metro Championships. She swam 53.14 to win the 100 backstroke last week at WMPSSDL Championships, which is slightly off her best of 52.82 (2nd fastest time in the country for 14 yr olds). If she repeats her performance from last week, she will be well under the Metro meet record. In the girls 100 fly, Phoebe will have to get by Izzy Gatti (Madeira), and Olivia French (Good Counsel) to claim the title – bet that a new Metro record will go to the victor.

Lea Gwennap (Chantilly High School) also has a good shot at besting the VHSL meet record in the 200 IM as she’s on the cusp of dropping under the 2 minute barrier with her swim last week. An additional week of rest before VHSL championships may be all she needs.

On the boys side, the races at the VHSL meet will be very tight in the 200 IM, 100 fly and 100 breast as the same swimmers that battled in the 6A Northern Region meet – Casey Storch (Langley), Dorje Wu (McLean), Spencer Rowe (Patriot) and Will Cumberland (Patriot) – will see each other again.

Not to be left out, the girls 100 breaststroke battle between Jacquee Clabeaux (Chantilly),  Anna Keating (James Madison, 3rd fastest 14 yr old in the country) and Holly Jansen (West Potomac) should thrill the crowd as they did at the 6A Northern Region meet as they push each other toward the 1:00 barrier.

At the Metro meet this weekend, Sterling Smith (DeMatha) has set the pace in the 100 breast, but is sure to be pushed by Eli Fouts (Quince Orchard), who swam a 54.64 in a non-high school meet in December. We know it’s only February, but the next two weekends certainly have the ‘March Madness’ feel as the big suits come out and the kids perform.

Girls 200 IM

Metro Record: 1:58.19, Charlotte Meyer, Whitman

VHSL Meet Record: 1:59.19, Cassidy Bayer, West Potomac 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 2:00.46 Lea Gwennap CHNT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
2 2:02.51 Holly Jansen WPOT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
3 2:03.51 Anna Keating JMHS 1/27/2017 2017 Liberty Conference 6
4 2:03.58 Caroline Kulp PHRO 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
5 2:04.28 Shelby Gerving THS 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
6 2:05.61 Seohyun Park YTWN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
7 2:05.69 Phoebe Bacon SR 1/26/2017 2017 ISL Swimming & Diving
8 2:05.79 Cabell Whitlow PHRO 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
9 2:05.97 Allison Goldblatt WTWD 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
10 2:06.22 Rachael Holp JMHS 1/27/2017 2017 Liberty Conference 6

Boys 200 IM

Metro Record: 1:47.59, Eric Friedland, Walter Johnson

VHSL Meet Record: 1:43.01, Andrew Seliskar, Thomas Jefferson S&T 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 1:48.95 Casey Storch LANG 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
2 1:49.59 Sean Conway LV 1/27/2017 2017 Conference 21
2 1:49.59 Will Cumberland PATR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
4 1:49.99 Samuel Tarter PREP 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
5 1:50.14 Dorje Wu MCLN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
6 1:50.80 Spencer Rowe PATR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
7 1:51.75 Michael Burris HHS 1/27/2017 2017 Conference 21
8 1:51.97 Dylan Cudahy HERN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
9 1:53.04 Steven Thalblum STBR 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
10 1:53.25 Timothy Ellett WAJ 2/4/2017 Divisionals 2017

Girls 100 back

Metro Record: 54.12, Kristina Li, Wootton

VHSL Meet Record: 52.27, Janet Hu, Oakton 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 53.14 Phoebe Bacon SR 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
2 54.53 Emily Meilus HERN 1/27/2017 2017 Concorde Conference
3 55.46 Jing Tan HA 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
4 55.77 Anna Redican SOLK 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
5 55.81 Kylie Stronko OSPK 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
6 55.91 Alexa Cuomo CNTV 1/27/2017 2017 Concorde Conference
7 56.48 Elise Mozeleski CHNT 1/27/2017 2017 Concorde Conference
8 56.85 Katherine Smith BCC 2/4/2017 Divisionals 2017
9 57.00 Anna Kenna SST 1/21/2017 National Catholic H.S. 
10 57.11 Caroline McCleskey OAKT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region

Boys 100 Back

Metro Record: 46.76, Jack Conger, Good Counsel

VHSL Meet Record: 47.46, John Shebat, Oakton 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 49.15 Christian Ginieczki HERN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
2 49.66 Will Cumberland PATR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
3 50.43 Noah Bowers PHRO 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
4 50.47 Jayaprakash Kambhampaty WL 1/27/2017 2017 Liberty Conference 6
5 50.79 Jack Galbraith JMAD 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
6 51.00 Lane Stone WS 1/27/2017 Conference 7 Championships
7 51.63 Peter Makin FAIR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
8 52.26 Ryan Catron GONZ 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
8 52.26 Andrei Schwartz STA 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
10 52.50 Jack Rose RMT 2/4/2017 Divisionals 2017

Girls 100 fly

Metro Record: 53.53, Kylie Jordan, Madeira

VHSL Meet Record: 52.46, Janet Hu, Oakton 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 53.71 Whittney Hamilton PHRO 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
2 54.10 Izzy Gati MAD 1/26/2017 2017 ISL Swimming & Diving
3 54.13 Alexa Cuomo CNTV 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
4 54.38 Jasmine Hellmer FHS 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
5 54.95 Jing Tan HA 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
6 55.18 Lea Gwennap CHNT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
7 55.23 Brooke Matthias STBR 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
8 55.93 Phoebe Bacon SR 12/13/2016 SR HA PO BU Quad Meet
9 55.97 Madeline LaPorte JMAD 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
10 56.04 Olivia French GC 1/21/2017 National Catholic H.S. 

Boys 100 Fly

Metro Record:48.69, Grant Goddard, Georgetown Prep

VHSL Meet Record: 46.13, Andrew Seliskar Thomas Jefferson S&T 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 48.26 Samuel Pomajevich SJMN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
2 49.10 Christian Ginieczki HERN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
3 49.70 Philip Manoff BTFL 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
4 49.98 Cole Cooper PATR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
5 49.99 Dylan Eichberg STAF 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
6 50.31 Andres Alarcon CHNT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
7 50.35 William Mudlaff GONZ 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
8 50.49 Jayaprakash Kambhampaty W&LE 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
9 50.64 Matthew Popovich DHS 1/27/2017 2017 Conference 21
10 50.70 Steven Thalblum STBR 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 

Girls 100 Breast

Metro Record: 1:00.05, Sarah Haase, Good Counsel

VHSL Meet Record: 1:00.96, Ashley Danner, Lake Braddock 

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 1:01.76 Jacquee Clabeaux CHNT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
2 1:01.82 Anna Keating JMAD 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
3 1:01.98 Holly Jansen WPOT 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
4 1:02.36 Abigail Harter BWHS 2/3/2017 2017 VHSL 5A North Region 
5 1:03.82 Maggie Deppe Walker ROBN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
6 1:03.88 Olivia Masterson WFLD 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
7 1:04.02 Caroline Wittich WSPR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
8 1:04.08 Julia Moser FAIR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
9 1:04.32 Anna Shumate IRETN 1/21/2017 National Catholic H.S. 
10 1:04.66 Seohyun Park YTWN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region

Boys 100 Breast

Metro Record: 53.22, Carsten Vissering, Georgetown Prep

VHSL Meet Record: 53.24, Andrew Seliskar Thomas Jefferson S&T

Rank Time Name School Date Meet
1 54.42 Sterling Smith DEM 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
2 55.18 Dorje Wu MCLN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
3 55.38 Spencer Rowe PATR 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
4 55.89 Casey Storch LANG 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
5 56.02 Leo Wang WFLD 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
6 56.23 Michael Burris HHS 1/27/2017 2017 Conference 21
7 56.42 Carter Flint MCLN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region
8 56.57 Devin McNulty GONZ 2/2/2017 2017 WMPSSDL Swim & Dive Champ
9 56.69 Eli Fouts QOR 2/4/2017 Division 2 Championships
10  57.18 Sam Gollob MCLN 1/31/2017 2017 Northern Region

 

 

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