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Posts Tagged ‘Philip Hu’

Philip Hu: Whirlwind month at UPenn

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Philip Hu with a big update from the end of his first semester at the University of Pennsylvania, including his mid-season taper meet, finals week and winter training trip.

Philip Hu: Embracing highs and fighting through lows

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Philip Hu with another play-by-play account of the nonstop life of an Ivy League student-athlete.

Philip Hu: First meet and learning lessons

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

UPenn freshman Philip Hu checks in after a tough two weeks of school and swimming, including his first meet as a college swimmer.

Philip Hu: Positive momentum – A successful week at last

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Philip Hu talks about building momentum from class to the pool in this week’s blog.

Philip Hu: Seeking balance

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Pennsylvania freshman Philip Hu talks about the struggles of adapting to college life and finding a work-life balance.

Madison boys, Oakton girls take Northern Region swimming and diving titles

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

The Oakton girls set a new meet scoring record while the Madison boys won with a true team approach at the Northern Region swimming and diving championships.

Oakton boys slip past Robinson to repeat as Concord District champs; girls' romp for third consecutive title

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Oakton’s boys edged Robinson by four points to win the Concorde District title for the second straight year. The Cougar girls dominated from start to finish.

Weekly Wrap-up: Churchill, Oakton girls roll; Churchill, Seneca Valley boys contests tight

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Young talent continues to shine during the 2012-2013 high school season with standout performances from freshman on both sides of the Potomac.

Bootsma posts fastest time in the world at Juniors

Monday, March 26th, 2012

On the final day at NCSA Junior Nationals, all the usual suspects could be found in the top heats, performing as they had all week. Katie Ledecky and Jack Conger earned the female and male performance of the meet awards.

5 storylines to watch at the Va. AAA state meet

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

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.

Back on top: Oakton boys and girls swim & dive wins regions

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

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.

Oakton boys reclaim Concorde District title; girls repeat

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Oakton rolled at the 2012 Concorde District championship meet. Janet Hu was sensation for the Cougars as was brother Philip Hu, Conor Murphy, Brian Phillips, and Carter Sharer.

Preview: Concorde District Championship Meet

Friday, January 27th, 2012

RFTW’s look at this weekend’s Va. AAA Patriot District Championship Swim & Dive Meet, taking place January 27-28 at Cub Run RECenter. Oakton is hoping to get back to championship form this season. Their girls are the defending district champions, while their boys were the runner ups after winning the district, region, and state the year before. Expect Chantilly and Westfield to make things difficult for the Cougars as they put their star studded line ups on the the blocks.

Weekly High School Wrap-up: Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun meets beat weather; Maryland meets cancelled

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

A little snow didn’t slow down northern Virginia’s top teams, as perennial powerhouses concluded their regular season with wins. Maryland schools were forced to cancel their meets due to icy roads from the storm that hit Friday night.

Weekly Wrap-up: Woodson, Yorktown, Oakton alone at the top in Va. with Districts around the corner

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Woodson, Yorktown, and Oakton are undefeated on both girls’ and boys’ sides in the Northern Region with one meet to go. Churchill, Wootton, Walter Johnson, and Whitman are battling it out in the MCPS’ top division, and are looking ahead to their first Maryland states appearances.

December 11-17 Weekly Wrap-up: Va. high schools swim back-to-back meets

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Virginia high schools competed on both Friday and Saturday night this past weekend. This week, our featured meet is South County versus Lake Braddock. Read more inside, along with more summaries and results from this all of this week’s high school action.

Potomac Glen breaks through

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Potomac Glen, the smallest team in the MCSL’s Division B, clinched its first division title on Saturday. Swimmers take the pool for divisional meets in the NVSL this weekend.

Locals shine at Junior Nationals

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Curl-Burke took the overall team title at this year’s Junior Nationals in Orlando, and many local swimmers brought home some hardware of their own.

AAA State Championships preview

Friday, February 18th, 2011

The VHSL AAA swim and dive season comes to a dramatic close this weekend at the state championships in Virginia Beach. The Langley girls and the Westfield boys have to be considered the favorites, but will be tested.

Westfield boys, Langley girls take Northern Region titles

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

As Westfield senior CJ Fiala turned off on the last wall in the 400-yard freestyle relay, the final boys’ event of the Virginia AAA Northern Region swim and dive championships, he found himself neck and neck with Robinson’s anchor. There could not have been a more fitting way for Westfield’s meet to end. Links to complete results inside.

Best of Northern Region to collide Saturday

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Madison divers won both the boys’ and girls’ 1M diving competition to open the 2011 Northern Region Swim and Dive Championships, but the region titles won’t be decided until the swimmers take the water on Saturday evening.

Virginia district championships conclude

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

A look at the results from the Concorde, Liberty, Patriot, National, Cardinal and Cedar Run District meets.

Woodson girls stumble, boys prevail

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The South County girls snatched an undefeated season away from Woodson while the Oakton girls and boys beat Herndon to wrap up impressive seasons in the Concorde District.

Locals impress at Tom Dolan Invitational

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Many of the area’s top swimmers competed in the Tom Dolan Invitational at George Mason University over the weekend, while Bethesda-Chevy Chase knocked off Wootton in Montgomery County and Heritage went 2-0 in Virginia’s AAA Cedar Run District.

H.S. Preview: Boys

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

We’re back! Finally! It’s time to kick off the 2010-11 high school swim season, and we’ll start with today’s boys’ preview featuring swimmers to watch and the top storylines from around the region.

Junior Nationals wrap-up

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Curl-Burke took second overall at the NCSA Junior Nationals this past weekend in Orlando, finishing behind NOVA of Virginia Aquatics (Richmond), which won the meet with a score of 1005.5, ahead of Curl’s 742.5. Rockville Montgomery was fourth with 459 points. A complete round-up of the top finishers from the final three days of Junior Nationals.

2009-10 Area Top Times

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Here are the top three times in all 24 events leading up to Virginia A-AA and AAA states, WMPSSDLs and Metros in the coming days and weeks. The times were submitted to reachforthewall.com by coaches and administrators after duals, districts, divisionals, regionals and other meets.

Oakton boys’ take Northern Region title

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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!

Virginia AAA District meet previews

Friday, January 29th, 2010

After months of dual meets, the championship season has finally arrived for Virginia teams as the area district meets open this weekend across the Northern Region. Here is a quick preview of the area Virginia AAA Northern Region district championships.

Va./Private school notes: Gonzaga optimistic

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

This year, despite losing seven key seniors, Gonzaga Coach Dave Norton said his younger swimmers are going into the season unafraid of the preconceptions, and eager to see what they can accomplish with a deeper, well-rounded team.

High school roundup: Churchill-Whitman and Oakton-Robinson

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Whitman coach Geoff Schaefer tinkered with his girls’ lineup this weekend, helping his girls’ team defeat defending Metros champion Churchill, 94-77. The Churchill boys rolled to a 128-43 win. Meanwhile, Robinson and Oakton also split this weekend, with the Oakton boys downing the seven-time state champion Rams, 192-123, and the state champion Robinson girls knocking off Oakton (2-1), 181-134.

High School Preview:Boys

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Our high school swimming previews continue with a look at what to watch for in Washington D.C.-area boys’ swimming in 2009-10. Included are the area’s swimmer to watch, top three storylines, notes from around the area, and key dates. Wednesday: girls’ preview; Thursday: boys’ preview; Friday: a look at the Robinson-Oakton rivalry.

Daily Results from PVS Age Group Champs

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

PVS Age Group Champs Archive With almost 900 swimmers competing at the Potomac Valley Swimming Age Group Championships, it can be hard to keep up with all the winners. We’ve got all your first-place finishers, from each of the weekend’s 100 events, right here. Check it out! Final Team Scores 1. Rockville-Montgomery: 6653.5 2. Curl-Burke [...]

The Nation’s Talent Pool

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

The Greater Washington region has become the most successful youth swimming hub in the nation, in large part because of a pair of decades-old clubs anchored in Maryland and Northern Virginia. The Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC) and Curl-Burke Swim Club (CUBU) are for the second straight year ranked first and second nationally among more than 2,000 swim clubs in the nation, according to a USA Swimming computer ranking that evaluates the results of club swimmers ages 11 to 18.





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