Posts Tagged ‘Virginia High School Swimming’
Former James Madison high school coach Noah Rucker agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
Young talent continues to shine during the 2012-2013 high school season with standout performances from freshman on both sides of the Potomac.
Freshmen James Murphy and Megan Byrnes shined on Friday night in a quad meet with Langley, Oakton, Madison and Robinson.
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.
Consistently placing in the top heats, Osbourn Park boys’ and girls’ swim teams ran away with the AAA Northwest Region Swimming Championship for the second straight year.
Defending regional champions Osbourn Park ready to take on powerhouse Albemarle High School, along with Prince William County’s best swimmers, at the AAA Northwest Region Championship meet on Friday.
Battlefield high school remained on top, repeating at AAA Cedar Run District champions. Patriot boys was second, in just its first year, and showed itself to be a contender for years to come. Freedom girls were second.
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.
Records were broken Saturday night at the 2012 AAA Patriot District Championship meet. Woodson boys’ and girls’ impressed as they won the district title.
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.
Yorktown nearly doubled their nearest competitors in points on Saturday night at the 2012 National District Championship. Washington-Lee boys repeated in a total team effort.
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.
RFTW’s look at this weekend’s Va. AAA Patriot District Championship Swim & Dive Meet, taking place January 26-28 at Lee District RECenter. Woodson is the run away favorite to repeat as boys’ champions, but if the past is any indication of the outcome for the girls, the meet will not be over until the final relay is over.
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.
Yorktown girls’ team (7-0) are again undefeated this season, having not lost a regular season or district championship meet in over a decade. On the boys’ side, an undefeated Washington-Lee boys’ team are the reigning champions and are not ready to relinquish their crown. Events begin each night at 5:30 p.m. at the brand-new Yorktown Pool in Arlington. Swimming preliminaries will be on Friday, Jan. 27, with finals the next night, Jan. 28. Read about All-Met swimmers Laura Schwartz (Falls Church), Stephanie Romano (Yorktown), and Joel DeSatnick (Hayfield) in their pursuit of Va. State berths. Complete psych sheet available.
Weekly High School Wrap-up: Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun meets beat weather; Maryland meets cancelledMonday, 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.
Battlefield’s seniors impress in girls’ win over Patriot; boys stumble despite dominant performances by starsSaturday, January 21st, 2012
In the Prince William County showdown, the Bobcat girls’ team (5-0) flexed their muscles against the young Patriot girls (4-1), winning 180-106, while the Battlefield boys (4-1) came up short, despite winning the majority of the night’s events, losing a close one to the Pioneers (5-0), 146-140.
Patriot High School meets Battlefield for the first time ever. Both teams enter the meet with 4-0 records, and the meet is expected to come down to relays.
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.
West Springfield picked up its first loss of the season against a dominant Woodson team that is stacked from top to bottom. The Cavaliers should finish the season 7-0 next week against Lake Braddock before setting their sites on district, regional, and state titles.
Friday night will feature W.T. Woodson (5-0, 5-0) versus West Springfield (5-0, 5-0) in a matchup between undefeated teams.
Weekly Wrap-up: Yorktown, Woodson, Oakton, West Springfield still chasing perfect records on both sidesMonday, January 9th, 2012
That list of undefeated teams got smaller over the weekend, as we put 2012′s first week of high school swimming behind us.
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.
Join us as we recap the year’s top stories!
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.
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)
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.
Defending Virginia AAA state champion divers Cory Bowersox and Kelli Stockton surpassed all expectations with their performances at the USA Diving Winter Nationals, but while doing so, missed their respective district and regional meets. Now neither will get the opportunity to defend their title at this weekend’s state meet.
After taking second place at the district, regional, and state meets last year, the Langley girls are back and stronger than ever. With district and regional titles already to their names this year, the girls hope to add a state title to that collection this weekend.
With Virginia’s Northern Region meet in the books and the WMPSSDL’s championship meet all wrapped up, Montgomery County joins the championship season this weekend with its divisional meets. Inside find a quick look at the weekend schedule and what to watch for at each meet.
The Westfield boys have already enjoyed a record-setting season, winning the Concorde District and Northern Region for the first time in program history. But the Bulldogs aren’t satisfied yet; they have their eyes on a VHSL title.
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.
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.
Five days after winning the girls’ and boys’ diving titles at the AAA Liberty District meet, Madison seniors Kelly Corish and Ryan Fox capped a memorable week with a clean sweep at the Northern Region diving championships. At the WMPSSDL championships, Sidwell Friends junior Olivia Grinker won her third straight diving title while Landon’s Jordan Gear won the boys’ title.
A look at the results from the Concorde, Liberty, Patriot, National, Cardinal and Cedar Run District meets.
Despite some postponements due to the weather, Virginia’s district championship meets are on for this weekend and we’ve got your updated dates, times and sites along with preview capsules for each of this weekend’s big meets in the Commonwealth.
Now in its second year, Oakton Swim Club is a team designed for disabled high school athletes and shares a unique relationship with the Oakton High School swim team.
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.
The Washington-Lee boys are fired up for their annual clash with Arlington rivals Yorktown but have their sights set on a district title.
Langley seniors Chuck and Jayme Katis are not only standouts in the pool and college-bound swimmers, but also founders of their own non-profit, The Magic of Miracles.
Westfield continued to roll, Thomas Jefferson looked strong and South County posted a historic win in Northern Region action this weekend. In Montgomery County, Whitman’s girls continued their winning ways as the Vikings split a dual meet with Walter Johnson.
The Robinson boys look to turn around their season against the 5-0 Westfield Bulldogs while the emergent South County Stallions will try to knock off Lake Braddock in a Patriot District match-up. In Montgomery County, Whitman takes on Walter Johnson.
Halfway through the first high school season impacted by budget cuts, Northern Region coaches reflect on the effects of a reduced practice schedule.
Gonzaga added some drama to the upcoming championship meet season by taking down WMPSSDL rival Georgetown Prep while Churchill once again rallied from a late deficit to win the MCPS Division I relay carnival in dramatic fashion.
As high school swimming returns to the Northern Region this weekend, a pair of long-standing rivalries stand out on the schedule – Madison vs. Langley and Robinson vs. Chantilly. Also included is a preview of Severna Park Swimming’s ninth annual Winterfest and a recap St.Stephen’s/St. Agnes’s win over Wilson.
The reigning AAA Liberty District champion Madison Warhawks will pick up the pace as they take on league rivals McLean while Wootton finally gets its crack at Churchill in Montgomery County after last year’s dual meet was snowed out.
The Robinson Secondary School swimming coaching staff was fired last Thursday following a locker room incident at a Dec. 3 swim meet at Cub Run RECenter in Chantilly.
Severna Park and Robinson hope to build on respective state title streaks in Maryland and Virginia while a slew of returning All-Mets should make things interesting when Metros rolls around. We preview the 2010-11 girls’ high school swim season with swimmers to watch, plenty of storylines and key meet dates to put on your calendar.
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.
Seton senior Jameson Hill (top) owned the area’s top times in the 200 and 500 freestyle and is the boys’ swimmer of the year.
Oakton junior Kaitlin Pawlowicz, who shattered a national record in the 200 IM, is the girls’ swimmer of the year.
Links to the complete teams can be found inside.
RMSC’s Jack Conger breaks a national age group record in the 200 backstroke, Curl-Burke’s Chuck Katis and K.J. Park go one-two in the 100 breaststroke and several other swimmers impress in days two and three at Junior Nationals. Also, locals get started at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
A round-up of area events, including the Virginia men winning the ACC championships, locals performances for Texas at the Big 12 championships, top performances at CAAs by Ashley Danner and Eric Knight, Oakton All-Met Kaitlin Pawlowicz’s nomination for USA Swimming’s race of the week and local clubs taking national honors.
The Washington area is becoming a hotbed of high school diving, but there is an obvious disconnect between swimmers and divers, even on their own teams.
A new feature updating you on All-Met swimmers over the past few years and how they are doing at the college level. Today’s post start focuses on the status of the All-Met Classes of 2008 and 2009. Feel free to chime in with your own swimmers to watch, and what they’ve done lately.
Get the 2010 Metros psych sheet and see a list of the NISCA unofficial time standards for All-American honors. The list provides a ballpark idea of the time standards after Virginia’s state meet was held at a short-course meter pool in Virginia Beach.
Oakton’s boys end Robinson’s seven-year reign as state champions, while the Rams’ girls start their own streak with a second consecutive victory in Virginia Beach. FULL RESULTS AND VIDEO ATTACHED
The swimmers who will compete Saturday in the Virginia AAA state championship were not yet in middle school the last time the season-ending meet was held at the Princess Anne Recreation Center in Virginia Beach. But the story of that pool — which sparked controversy when it was found to be less than a half-inch short of 25 meters at the 2003 championships, thus nullifying several national records — is well known by many of the athletes.The pool has since undergone construction to meet competition standards. Yet while the lanes this year are a full 25 meters, there’s another type of measurement that will affect the athletes from Northern Virginia.
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.
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!
With the major snowstorms in the rear view mirror and all winter sports preparing for a hectic championship season, swimmers — perhaps more than any other sport — face a major challenge to recover from a week-long hiatus from the pool in order to be ready for the year-end meets.
UPDATE FROM FRIDAY EVENING: WMPSSDLs rescheduled for timed finals next week. The Northern Region meet has officially been moved to Monday. The Dulles District Meet has officially been canceled. Read on for the list of the swimmers that will be permitted to move forward to Regionals (currently scheduled for Monday starting at 9am). The list is courtesy of Jon-Michael Lemon and Janice Nette, the swim coaches at George Mason High School.
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!
Northern Region girls’ swimming prelims were run as timed finals, and though there is an outside chance a finals may be held next week it is more likely these are the final region results. Also, an update on boys’ swimming and girls’ diving. RESULTS ATTACHED!
With forecasts for between 16 and 24 inches of snow — and possibly more — set to hit the metropolitan area on Friday and Saturday, schools and leagues throughout the area are preemptively altering weekend schedules for meets currently set to be held on the weekend. WMPSSDL and DULLES DIST. PSYCH SHEETS ATTACHED
UPDATED 2/5! With the forecast again calling for snow on Friday and Saturday, county administrators have set a new schedule to assure the regional championships are held this weekend. The girls’ and boys’ preliminaries will be run as timed finals in case snow cancels the finals, which are set to be held on Saturday. PSYCH SHEET ATTACHED
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!!
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.
Washington Post reporter B.J. Koubaroulis interviews Oakton swimmers Bradley Phillips and Kaitlin Pawlowicz. Phillips and Pawlowicz are returning state champions and talked with Koubaroulis about the goals and expectations that comes with winning an individual state title.
Last February, the Churchill girls pulled off a stunning upset at Metros, knocking off 12-time defending champion Good Counsel with a deep, balanced lineup. This year, Whitman is hoping to repeat the feat with a similar approach.
W.T. Woodson enters a dual tonight against defending Virginia AAA Patriot District champion West Springfield with an undefeated record hoping build confidence with the district championships just two weeks away.
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.
Sherwood was one of several teams around the area entering Saturday meets short-handed with one or several of its top swimmers competing at U.S. short-course junior nationals in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend. But those absences provided opportunities for other swimmers to step up and contribute in the Warriors’ sweep of Quince Orchard.
Many of the comments over the past few days focused on the balance between high school and club competition. With several high-profile regional and national meets conflicting with high school dual meets, many elite local swimmers are faced with tough decisions on how to split their time. So, our question is: How does an elite swimmer, if forced to choose, pick between individual and team competition with his or her club or high school?
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.
Last season, Oakton celebrated during the Northern Region championships after taking powerhouse Robinson down for the boys’ title. A week later, however, Robinson got the last laugh, winning a seventh consecutive boys’ state championship, and taking home the girls’ title, too. Friday at 6:30 p.m., the two rivals will meet at Cub Run in a meet that has both teams excited for what they said is the most important meet of the dual season.
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.
Reachforthewall.com begins its expanded coverage of high school swimming with a look at what to watch for in Washington D.C.-area girls’ swimming in 2009-10. Included are the area’s swimmer to watch, top three storylines, notes from around the area, and key dates. Thursday: boys’ preview; Friday: a look at the Robinson-Oakton rivalry.