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Ashland Stingrays vs. DCST
Score: Stingrays – 3150 ; DCST– 2075
Girls: Stingrays – 1459; DCST – 1136
Boys: Stingrays – 1644; DCST – 907
The Dale City Frogs went up against the Ashland Stingrays this week in their first home meet of the season. The Stingrays are a much larger team and are in two divisions higher than the Frogs within PWSL, but it is always fun to swim against our friends and neighbors. The atmosphere at the meet was full of healthy competition and team spirit.
Although the Stingrays outscored the Frogs, everyone did their best today and kept their heads high. At only our second meet this year, Frogs only had 7% of their swims disqualified, which is an impressive statistic with so many splashes today. The Frogs boasted 40% overall best times for the meet, not including first-time swims!
A special congratulations to AJ Friend (10) for achieving all 1st place swims today in his three individual events!
Impressive Finishers for the Meet Include these Swimmers:
Rania Carter (8) 1st – 25 Breast, Courtney Creedon (14) 2nd – 50 Free, 100 IM, & 50 Fly, Danielle Darfour (10) 1st – 50 Free, 2nd – 50 Breast, Daniel Dias (9) 3rd – 50 Back, Alana Forshay (13) 2nd – 50 Breast, 3rd – 100 IM, Isaak Fowkes (10) 1st – 50 Breast, 2nd – 50 Back, Scout Fowkes (13) 2nd -50 Back, Jamelia House (12) 2nd – 50 Fly, Isabelle Joyner (10) 3rd – 50 Free, Madison Martin (10) 1st – 50 Breast, 3rd – 100 IM, Emily Nordberg (18) 1st – 100 IM & 50 Fly, 2nd – 50 Back, Gabby Ong (8) 2nd – 25 Free & 25 Fly, Marcus Ong (12) 2nd – 50 Back, 3rd – 100 IM & 50 Fly, Adam Oumiodoch (8) 1st – 25 Back, 3rd – 25 Breast , Natalija Pumpers (15) 2nd – 50 Free & 50 Breast, 3rd – 50 Back, Ainsley Stabler (9) 3rd – 50 Back, Dawson Truong (11) 2nd – 50 Free, 3rd – 50 Breast, Tess Welsby (11) 3rd – 100 IM, Marco Zamora (11) 1st – 50 Free, 3rd – 50 Back, Selina Zibung (8) 3rd – 25 Free & 25 Breast.
Impressive Time Drops of the Meet (Greater than 10 seconds):
Emily Coleman (5) 25 Free -38.75, Aaron Williamson (9) 50 Free -36.05, Kyle Kennon (6) 25 Free – 34.97, Kyliee Friend (5) 25 Free -33.46, Ezra Barth (11) 50 Back -27.78, Troy Kennon (9) 50 Free -26.54, Gabe Dietrichson (13) 50 Breast -25.72, Tori Cartegena (11) 100 IM -23.89, Aaron Williamson (9) 50 Back -22.43, Ben Garland (9) 50 Free -20.07, Erin Sewell (6) 25 Free -19.63, Troy Kennon (9) 50 Back -15.85, Zamantha Moffatt (10) 100 IM -13.5, Angie Salley (10) 50 Free -13.34, Ben Le (10) 50 Back -12.9, Isabella Wollenberg (9) 50 Back -12.45, Emily Stacy (9) 50 Back -12.13, Angie Salley (10) 50 Back -12.03, Chey Bicar (16) 100 IM -11.91, Ben Coleman (10) 50 Back -11.11, Gabriel Palacio (5) 25 Free -10.99
All Best Times
Zachary Antonik (8), Ezra Barth (11), Jonathan Coleman (12), Kyliee Friend (5), Ben Garland (9), Malcolm House (15), Isabelle Joyner (10), Lizzy Kelly (11), Kyle Kennon (6), Troy Kennong (9), Ben Le (10), Kylie Livingston (5), Zamantha Moffatt (15), Abby Palacio (11), Gabriel Palacio (5), Bella Pendleton (6), Evan Reid (15), Elyse Rojas (9), Andrew Sager (11), Angie Salley (10), Jillian Staats (13), Ainsley Stabler (9), Arianna Stacy (12), Diesel Torkildson (13), Amy Trinh (11), Ellie Trinh (6), Aaron Williamson (9)
SOUTHBRIDGE FALLS TO MEADOWBROOK
Coming off a Week 1 victory, the Southbridge Seals faced off June 25 in a Week 2 match-up with the Meadowbrook Makos. Southbridge put up a strong effort against Meadowbrook, but could not overcome the tough opposition from the Makos and fell 2931.5 – 2075.5.
Despite the loss, Southbridge set 11 new team records – eight individual and three relay. Macy Daly, Ainsley Juhlin, and Owen Howery led the assault on the team’s individual records. The 13-14 girls medley relay team consisting of Jacqueline Riley, Ainsley Juhlin, Jordan Mumford, and Kristen Hamblin established a new record while the 15-18 boys relay team made up of Dennis Donovan, Patrick Kayne, Hunter Howery, and Jack Donovan broke both the medley and freestyle relay records.
Southbridge had four relay teams make “Top 15 Times” and 18 different swimmers record 36 “Top 25 Times” for the week in the Prince William Swim League. Seals swimmers earning this honor for their first time are highlighted by Dominick Giovinazzo (8 & under Backstroke), Jaden Caroll (9-10 Breaststroke), Jodie Bermant (11-12 Breaststroke), and Aaron Hall (9-10 Breaststroke).
“We faced a tough opponent in Meadowbrook,” Southbridge head coach Greg Giovinazzo stated. “Our team competed well against a much larger team and our swimmers continue to progress by setting new personal bests and some receiving their first legal qualifying swim in an event.” Southbridge is home for its next meet July 2 against the Ben Lomond Ducks. The Seals are the official swim team of Southbridge on the Potomac located in Southbridge, Va., and includes swimmers from the Southbridge, Potomac Shores and other surrounding communities in southeastern Prince William County. They are the reigning PWSL Purple Division champions, claiming the title in 2015, 2014, and 2012.
Braemar Blasters vs. Victory Lakes Piranhas
Week 2 of the PWSL season pitted the Braemar Blasters against the Victory Lakes Piranhas. The meet atmosphere was exciting with dancing and singing all over the pool deck! The excitement carried over into the pool with multiple Braemar Blasters and PWSL records being broken. For a second straight week Jordan Evans broke the PWSL 50m Breaststroke record improving his time to 37.72, and the Boys 9-10 100m Medley Relay also broke the PWSL record they set last week!
One additional highlight of the meet was a special sendoff by the Victory Lakes announcer as he played the Olympic theme and wished Mary Claire Tansill the best of luck when as competes in the 200m Breaststroke at the Olympic Trials on Thursday 6/30/16. The Blasters finished the meet with a win by a final score of Braemar Blasters 3026.5 – Victory Lakes Piranhas 2215.5.
Three PWSL records were broken during the meet:
Boys 9-10 50 Free
Michael Mullen – Finals Time: 31.01, PWSL Record: 31.12
Boys 9-10 50 Breast
Jordan Evans – Finals Time: 37.72, PWSL Record: 38.75
Boys 9-10 Medley Relay
Matthew Santee, Jordan Evans, Michael Mullen, and Alexander Martins – Finals Time: 1:08.25, PWSL Record: 1:08.34
Braemar Blasters record breakers:
Boys 9-10 50 Fly
Michael Mullen – Finals Time: 15.40, BRB Record: 15.56
Boys 11-12 50 Fly
Landon Gentry – Finals Time: 31.53, BRB Record: 32.07
Girls 15-18 100 IM
Mary Claire Tansill – Finals Time: 1:08.96, BRB Record: 1:09.40
Thanks to the Victory Lakes Piranhas for a fun and exciting meet! The Blasters would like to wish all the PWSL swimmers competing in the Olympic Trials this week the best of luck!
BRIDLEWOOD vs. LAKE RIDGE
Following up a week one loss, the Bridlewood BWaves were more than ready to bounce back as they headed to Lake Ridge to compete against the Lancers. The pool deck was alive with excitement throughout the meet as the Lancers proved to be a welcoming host and a challenging foe. With non-stop music and enthusiastic announcing setting the environment, the BWaves managed to walk away with a 308-point win (2750-2442).
The BWaves had much to celebrate with 39% of their swims being personal best times and another five team records reassigned to new swimmers. The 8 & Unders continue to promise a bright future for the team, updating the Mixed Medley Relay record and the Girls Freestyle record, both of which were previously set in 2011. The trio of Madalyn Witt, Makenzie Witt, and Elodie Brox were accompanied by Paul Querijero for the medley record and Julia Mayes for the freestyle record.
Meanwhile, on the other end of the age groups, the 15-18 Girls followed up last week’s Freestyle Relay record with a Medley Relay record this week. The foursome of Kylie Stronko, Katie Tillotson, Kelli Curington, and Erin Quinn lowered the record by a full two seconds to claim the new record of 2:11.50. As for individual records, 10-year old Christian Carroll added Freestyle (34.34) and Individual Medley (1:28.85) to his collection of team records. Carroll has now claimed four of the five records for 9-10 boys this season.
Next week, the BWaves face the Brookside Hurricanes, before hosting the second annual Stars & Stripes Invitational, an exhibition All-Star meet on July 4th, which emphasizes fast swimming and fun competition.