The Va. AAA State Swimming & Diving Championship Meet kicks off on Friday, Feb. 17. Finals on Saturday. Who will take home the team title? What records could fall? Here are 5 storylines to follow at this year's championship meet.
On a night where few races were won without achieving an All-American cut time, Oakton's boys' and girls' teams outlasted the competition to once again stand tall as the AAA Northern Region champions. Oakton's boys beat Woodson, 281.5 to 250, at Oakmarr RECenter, despite not winning a single event until the final relay of the night.
Gonzaga wins National Catholics, as the dual meet season comes to a close for Montgomery County High Schools; Virginia district championships kicked off. Results posted for MCPS, Va. AAA Cardinal, Concorde, Liberty, National, & Patriot Districts, as well as National Catholics and Va. AA Dulles District. Also a quick look ahead to the second weekend of championship meets.
It was an exuberant atmosphere Friday night at Claude Moore RECenter for the 2012 Liberty District Championship meet. Swimmers from all teams were in high spirits and ready to race. In the end, Langley girls and Madison boys' again claimed the district title, Madison for the third year in a row. Abi Speers and Cyrus Hashemi shined for their teams.
RFTW's look at this weekend's Va. AAA Liberty District Championship Swim & Dive Meet, taking place January 26-28 at Audrey Moore RECenter in Annandale. Will Madison's boys and Langley's girls be able to repeat as district champions? Or will another team step up this year and steal the crown? It's a toss up between the top teams, but we know freshmen swimmers will be the key this year in the Liberty District.
Swimmers from area swim clubs will be competing this weekend at the 2011 Winter National Championships. Former SNOW swimmer and University of Virginia graduate, Matt McLean is looking to defend his first place finish in the 400 free and improve upon his second place finish in the 200 free at the 2011 National Championships last August.
Langley's girls used an all-around team performance and two relay wins to vault back to the top of the Virginia AAA swim championships, while Westfield's confidence boosted them to the program's first-ever title. Complete meet results inside (pdf)