Walter Johnson Girls, Gonzaga Boys Win Metros

By Reach for the Wall staff.

A loud and packed crowd rocked Germantown Indoor Swim Center last night during finals of the 2017 Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros).

On the women’s side, the Lady Wildcats at Walter Johnson High School won the 2017 Metros title with 311 points, followed by last year’s champion, Sherwood High School (282.5 points), and last year’s runner up, Churchill High School (273 points).  The simulation we published Friday correctly predicted that Walter Johnson and Sherwood would finish 1st and 2nd, but calculated that Churchill would finish 5th (behind Holton Arms and Blair).

Metros - Gonzaga sectionOn the men’s side, Gonzaga College High School won Metros for the 2nd year in a row with 374 points, followed by Churchill High School (324 points) and Georgetown Prep (318 points).  Our simulation correctly predicted that Gonzaga would finish 1st, but calculated that Georgetown Prep would beat Churchill.

So, Churchill’s men and women generally outperformed their seeded placement last night.  As a reward, the Bulldogs won the overall team title with 597 points, followed by Walter Johnson (473 points), Our Lady of Good Counsel (376 points), Gonzaga (374 points) and Bethesda-Chevy Chase (373.5 points).

Here are the results from the meet:

Online with RFTW: Metros Results

PDF’s, separated by gender:

Metros - student sectionWith regard to public vs. private schools, the aggregate team scores of the public schools on the mens’ side beat those of the private schools (1921 points vs 1573 points).  Ditto for the women’s side (2198 public points vs. 1294 private points).

For those who argue that public schools won simply because public schools outnumber private schools, we also calculated the aggregate score based on the same number of public and private schools (i.e., 12 private schools vs. the top 12 public schools on the mens’ side; 16 private schools vs. the top 16 public schools on the womens’ side).  Even in this case, the public schools still won for both men (1810 vs 1573 points) and women (2179 vs. 1294 points).  Here is the spreadsheet for you SwimNerds.

As for individual swimmers, Freshman Phoebe Bacon (Stone Ridge) went a 53.94 in 100 back to beat the record that Kristina Li (Wootton) set in 2014.  Ms. Bacon also came within a half-second of beating the record of 2015-2016 All-Met Swimmer of the Year, Kylie Jordan (Madeira), in 100 fly.  We’re betting that record will fall at next year’s Metros.

Here is some coverage of Metros by the Washington Post.

In the next few days, we will update the Top 10 High School Times lists that we published this past week to reflect the results from Metros.

18 thoughts on “Walter Johnson Girls, Gonzaga Boys Win Metros

  • Feb 12, 2017 at 10:37 pm
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    Wootton* not wooton

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  • Feb 13, 2017 at 1:53 am
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    Let’s recap the Metro results:

    1. Walter Johnson High School 311
    2. Sherwood High School 282.5
    3. Churchill High School 273

    Anyone seen Churchill Girls Rock lately?

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    • Feb 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm
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      Next year, people will ask “Anyone seen WJ Girls Rock lately?”

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  • Feb 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm
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    OMG I got AAAC in 200 IM

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  • Feb 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm
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    Hi WJ Girls Rock! Congratulations on winning this year’s Metro title on the GIRLS’ side. But you realize that Churchill won the OVERALL 2017 Metros team title, right? And you realize that Churchill crushed WJ by 124 points (597 vs 473 pts) en route to that victory, right? Your effort to mock Churchill here is like Japan trying to mock the U.S. for losing Pearl Harbor (but forgetting who won WWII). To spell it out for you, WJ girls won a nice battle at Metros, but Churchill won the war. Better luck next year…

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    • Feb 13, 2017 at 4:07 pm
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      OK, the final winner will be decided at Maryland State. Is it fair?

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    • Feb 14, 2017 at 1:20 am
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      I don’t think the “overall team title” is a real thing here, if you haven’t realized Gonzaga and Prep are unable to defeat the Churchill girls at swimming. The goal is to win in each gender not this made up overal team score. If you find the published composite score and trophy you please let me know. #catseatdogs #cantpurchasehardwork #potomacparticipationtrophies

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  • Feb 13, 2017 at 3:58 pm
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    What AAAC and AAAU stand for?

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  • Feb 14, 2017 at 4:34 pm
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    In 200IM girls at Metros: RFTW introduced just a partial data into the database, and it does reflect on individual and team records in 200IM.

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  • Feb 14, 2017 at 6:37 pm
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    Not a high school swim parent just an avid swim fan, so I have no “dog in this fight” and I’m not a fan of “trash talking”. What about everyone just celebrate their own accomplishments (team and/or individual) without the need to bring down others? #SwimUnited

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  • Feb 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm
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    One of the posters above is obsessed with seeing his kids’ names in print here. It’s kind of sad. You’d think you’d try to hide your identity a little more cleverly if you were going to keep coming here and complaining…

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  • Feb 18, 2017 at 4:14 pm
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    Of course Churchill Girls Rock has invented a made-up championship so she and her teammates can feel better about themselves. Have they printed up T-shirts yet?

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  • Feb 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm
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    Is this the same SwiMom who used to complain all the time on the old RFW site?

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    • Feb 21, 2017 at 6:49 pm
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      Nope, not the same person. I’m a relatively new swim parent. I never commented on the old site and I believe I have commented fewer than 5 times on this new parent operated sight.

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