Weekly Wrap up through 1/16

By Reach for the Wall Staff

The high school leagues in Montgomery County and Northern Virginia completed their 4th week of dual meets while many of the private schools competed in their first championship meet. We have the full results of the Montgomery County high school meets here:

Meet Results 1/15/2022

After week 4, only Walter Johnson remains undefeated for both their girls and boys teams! This weekend’s matchup with Churchill should be a close meet, will Churchill give Walter Johnson their first loss?

VHSL/Northern Virginia

Many of the schools will have their last dual meet this weekend, then compete in their District meets the weekend of January 29. We’re excited to see the VHSL teams head in into ‘Championship mode’, as there are always big swims posted throughout the District, Region and State meets! Oakton continued their undefeated season for both the Girls and Boys by defeating Chantilly (Full Results), they now sit at 6-0, with a meet against Centreville tonight.  There was a hotly contested meet last weekend,  between the girls of Riverside and Briar Woods, where it was decided by 5 points and a win for Briar Woods. 

The tone of the meet was set at the first relay where the two team tied (yes tied!) for first in the opening relay:

*1 Riverside High School 1:56.28
1) Santucci, Elie M FR 2) Sessions, Kylee N JR 3) Elias, Isabel L JR 4) Cisneros, Gigi FR

*1 Briar Woods High School 1:56.28
1) Grishaeva, Maria A SO 2) Rosales, Paige E JR 3) Gupton, Mackenzie L JR 4) Stone, Sidney O JR

The meet continued to go back and forth, with Riverside taking a 4 point lead after the 100 Free, led by their standout Kylee Sessions. Briar Woods clawed back in the next 3 events and the two teams were tied after the 100 Backstroke. Kylee grabbed her second win of the meet in the 100 Breaststroke but Briar Woods outscored Riverside 18-11, which proved too much for Riverside to overcome. Ultimately Briar Woods won 145.5-140.5. thanks to Riverside for providing the results!

Full Results

Area teams excel at National Catholics

Many of the area Catholic high schools travelled to Baltimore last weekend to compete against other schools from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. The meet competed with preliminaries on Saturday and finals Sunday and were livestreamed as there were no spectators allowed. The lack of spectators didn’t dampen the level of competition, as Stone Ridge and Gonzaga fiercely battled for the top spots in the team standings. Ultimately both placed 2nd, with Notre Dame Prep (MD) and Loyola Blakefield (MD) taking the top team spots. Congratulations to all the swimmers and teams that competed

Team Standings:

Full Results

Stone Ridge and Gonzaga started the meet off swiftly, both setting meet records in the 200 Medley Relay:

Stone Ridge 1:46.70*
1) Melina Anschutz 2) Cameron House 3) Eleanor Sun 4) Liza Goetcheus

Gonzaga College High School 1:31.17*
1) JT Ewing, 2) Collin McKenzie 3) Jack Moloney 4) Mac Marsh

Throughout the meet there were stellar swims from top to bottom, with the DMV schools displaying their depth and placing many swimmers in the top 16! Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet awards were earned by swimmers from the DMV:

Girls:

  • Eleanor Sun, Stone Ridge won the 200 IM, 2:01.48 *meet record, 100 Backstroke, 56.28
  • Kate Bailey, O’Connell won the 200 Freestyle, 1:52.85 and 100 Butterfly, 55.02

Boys:

  • Collin McKenzie, Gonzaga won the 200 IM, 1:51.97, 100 Breaststroke, 56.30
  • Aiden Bond, Gonzaga won the 50 Freestyle 20.72, 100 Freestyle, 46.30

Other event winners:

  • Madison Smith, Good Counsel 100 Freestyle, 51.59
  • JT Ewing, Gonzaga 500 Freestyle 4:26.69 *meet record
  • Cameron House, Stone Ridge 100 Breaststroke, 1:05.33
  • Haley Marshall, Good Counsel 1M Diving
  • Gonzaga 400 Free Relay: *3:04.24 meet record
    1) Jack Moloney 2) JT Ewing 3) Mac Marsh 4) Collin McKenzie

The Independent School League (ISL) is holding their Girls Championship meet today at 3:15PM, with a livestream here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cL2Qcnio3E


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