Yorktown freshman Rene Fuentes competes against Herndon on Jan. 14. Fuentes received the team's outstanding wrestler award for the meet. The Patriots won, 45-22.
Photo by Louise Krafft.
Arlington The Yorktown swim and dive team traveled to South Run Recreation Center on Friday, Jan. 13 for a swim meet with Edison, emerging as the winner in both the boys’ and girls’ meets. Both teams are now 6-0 for the season.
The boys won their meet by a score of 215–99 with first-place finishes in every event. Will Tarkenton was a double winner with first-place finishes in the 100 fly and 500 free events. Other first-place finishes in individual events came from Jason Henley (200 free), Evan Kopca (200 IM), David Emson (50 free), Hunter Simmons (diving), Max Fish (100 free), Timothy Aldinger (100 back), and Jack Storrs (100 breast). The three relay teams also came through with first place finishes: 200 medley relay (Tarkenton, Fish, Emson, Henley); 200 free relay (Tarkenton, Fish, Emson, Henley) and 400 free relay (Fish, Emson, Henley, Sean Coleman).
The girls won their meet by a score of 222–82 with first-place finishes in 11 out of 12 events. Double wins came from Ellie Belilos (200 free, 100 free) and Amanda Didawick (50 free, 100 back). Other individual event winners were Abby Young (200 IM), Kirby Nassetta (diving), Grace Greenwood (500 free), and Rachel Robertson (100 breast).The girls also won each of the relays: 200 medley relay (Anastasia Gustafson, Lauren Allard, Belilos, Stephanie Romano); 200 free relay (Romano, Belilos, Allard, Greenwood); and 400 free relay (Young, Allard, Kirby Nassetta, Greenwood).
The Patriots return to the pool on Friday, Jan. 20 with a meet against Arlington rival Washington-Lee at the newly built Yorktown Pool. The meet begins at 6:30 p.m.