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Brief: Oakton Conquers Chantilly Chargers

Oakton High School’s Varsity Swim and Drive teams went head-to-head with Chantilly High School on Friday night at Cub Run RECenter. Both Oakton’s boys and girls won for the second week in a row, with the girls’ team scoring 195 points over Chantilly girls with 120 points. The boys scored a total of 176 points over Chantilly’s 139.

The Cougars started off the meet with consistently solid dives. Freshman Bennett Fagan took second place for the boys with a region-qualifying score, and Joey Barbaris took third place. On the girls’ side, Julia Powell, also a freshman, took first place with Hana Burkly in second.

The meet continued with strong swims from Oakton. In both the boys and girls 200 yard, Medley Relay, Oakton placed first. John Shebat, Nathan Chen, Denny Nguyen and Gregory DeRosa swam for the boys. Megan Byrnes, Melissa Shebat, Gabriela Galvez and Nicki Powell swam for the girls.

Kendall Lawhorn received first place in both of her individual events—200 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle. Megan Byrnes also placed first in her two individual events—100 yard Freestyle and 100yd Backstroke.

Gregory DeRosa placed first in 50 yard Freestyle and second in 100 yard Freestyle. Denny Nguyen placed first in 100 yard Butterfly and second in 200 yard Freestyle. John Shebat scored second place in both of his individual events—200 yd Individual Medley and 100 yard Backstroke.