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.
The high school season kicks back into gear this weekend with rivalry meets in northern Va. and heavyweight bouts in Montgomery County, featuring Madison-Langley, Robinson-Westfield, Walter Johnson-Wootton, and Churchill-B-CC. We'll see who trained the hardest during the three week holiday break as we enter the 2012 half of the high school season.
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)
For the second consecutive year it was Oakton who took home the Virginia AAA Northern Region title, finishing ahead of Fairfax (215), Langley (198) and Robinson (193) with 244 points. FULL RESULTS INSIDE!
Robinson sophomore Cory Bowersox took the Virginia AAA Northern Region diving crown last Thursday, outscoring LSU-bound Annandale senior Sean McKinney in the event. Also, updates on the Northern and Northwest Region swim championships. WITH VIDEO AND FULL RESULTS!
Madison's boys' and girls' teams took home titles in the Liberty District, W.T. Woodson's boys' and girls' earned championships in the Patriot and the Oakton boys and Robinson girls won titles in the Concorde in meets around the area. FULL RESULTS INSIDE!!