VHSL Region 6 Championship

By: Reach for the Wall Staff

There’s not much more that can be written about the individual and relay swims that topped the podium this past weekend than what was reported by SwimSwam in their article “Standout Sophomores Anthony Grimm and Tori Huske Dazzle at VHSL Northern Region 6A Champs” Also, check out their list of interviews and races from the meet.

While RFTW was not able to attend in person, we followed along via Meet Mobile and were equally ‘wowed’ by the overall performances. Due to the inclement weather, the meet was shortened to a single session, so teams and coaches didn’t have the chance to strategize for finals as normal when there’s a prelim session. It was a 1 swim and done meet, which may have provided even more motivation for standout performances. Here’s some of the Tweets we saw as the meet progressed:

In the boys meet, the championship came down to a difference of 2.5 points between the Champions from Oakton and runners-up James Madison. We couldn’t tell when the diving competition was held, as with Championship meets, the diving usually occurs a day earlier, so the running point totals below may be inaccurate if the diving occurred mid-meet…anyway with the swimming events, here’s how they fared throughout the meet. After the 200 IM, what is not shown is that Battlefield actually had the overall lead in the team standings with 92 points! James Madison took their first lead after the 500 free as Oakton’s Daniel Gyenis won the event, with James Madison’s Cole Dyson finishing 2nd and Brayden Philpott 9th, outscoring Oakton 25-20 in the event. In all, James Madison had 21 swimmers score in the top 16 to Oakton’s 20 and as you see below it was a see-saw battle throughout the meet!

EventTeam, place(s)Pts
200 MROakton 1, Madison 440-32
200 FreeOakton 1, Madison 2, 1460-52
200 IMOakton 5, 12 Madison 11, 1479-61
50 FreeOakton 1, 12 Madison 3, 16103.5- 78
100 FlyOakton 11, 16 Madison 2, 8110.5-106
100 FreeOakton 8, Madison 6121.5-119
500 FreeOakton 1, Madison 2, 9141.5-144
200 Free RelayOakton 2 Madison 4175.5-174
100 BackOakton 1, 11 Madison 4, 9201.5-198
100 BreastOakton 2, 14 Madison 1, 8221.5-229
400 Free RelayOakton 1 Madison 2261.5-263
1M DivingOakton 3, 5, 11, 12 Madison 1, 6, 13302.5- 300

The girls meet was almost as close, with James Madison edging Yorktown 298-294.5. After the 500 free, Yorktown had a 20-point margin, which at Championship meets is somewhat comfortable. However with the win in the 200 Free Relay, the Madison girls began to climb back. In the next race with Anna Keating leading the way, the Madison girls outscored Yorktown 32-20 to take the lead! Overall Madison and Yorktown had 19 top 16 scores each, which accounts for the close score! we’re looking forward to seeing how the coaches mix up the lineups and look to maximize scoring opportunities at States.

EventTeam, place(s)Pts
200 Medley RelayMadison 3, Yorktown 132-40
200 FreeMadison 11 Yorktown 6, 1338-57
200 IMMadison 2, 6, 12 Yorktown 1, 473-92
50 FreeMadison 2, 3 Yorktown 6, 12106-109.5
100 FlyMadison 5, 14 Yorktown 7123-121.5
100 FreeMadison 2 Yorktown 1, 8, 11140-158.5
500 FreeMadison 6 Yorktown 4, 13153-177.5
200 Free RelayMadison 1 (tie!) Yorktown 4190-207.5
100 BackMadison 5, 6 Yorktown 3217-223.5
100 BreastMadison 1, 8, 16 Yorktown 4, 12249-243.5
400 Free RelayMadison 3 Yorktown 1281-283.5
1M DivingMadison 2 Yorktown 8298- 294.5

Barring any weather delays, the State Championship for Class 6 schools is slated for February 14-15, with the following schedule:

Diving Timeline at Oak Marr:
Thursday 2/14: Class 6 Competition
9:00 am – 10:00 am Boys ONLY Warm-ups
9:00 am Officials Meeting
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Boys Competition
* At the conclusion of the boys’ competition, warm-ups for the girls
will begin.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Girls ONLY Warm-ups
12:00 pm Officials Meeting
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Girls Competition

Swimming Timeline at GMU:
Friday 2/15 Class 6 Competition
7:15 am – 8:45 am: Warm-up
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Prelim Competition
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Warm-up
5:45 pm – 9:00 pm: Finals Competition

5 thoughts on “VHSL Region 6 Championship

  • Feb 6, 2019 at 11:27 pm
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    Your results are incorrect for ladies 6A Regional 1m Diving. Madison placed second, Yorktown placed eighth.

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    • Feb 7, 2019 at 12:11 am
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      thanks for the edit- fixed!

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  • Feb 6, 2019 at 11:55 pm
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    Women’s regional diving results are inaccurate. Madison placed 2nd and Yorktown 8th in 1 meter diving.

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    • Feb 7, 2019 at 12:11 am
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      thanks for the edit- fixed!

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  • Feb 7, 2019 at 12:40 pm
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    wow, nothing about Metros?

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