In the last meet of the regular season, the West Potomac girls’ and boys’ swim and dive teams posted wins over the Lee Lancers on Jan. 20 at the Lee District Recreation Center.
The Wolverine girls improved their record to 3-4, dominating the Lancers by taking first in every event and winning 228-80. The boys also had a decisive win, improving their record for the season to 2-5 with a final score 213-96.
Following the meet, the Wolverines had their senior night celebration, honoring 22 team members who will graduate with the class of 2012.
Junior Hellen Moffitt and sophomore Sara Bertram each had two individual victories for the Wolverines (Moffitt: 100Y free and 100Y back, Bertram: 200Y free and 100Y fly). Senior Reanna Doña took first in the 50 free and second in the 100Y back, while sophomore Carolyn Murphy was first in the 500Y free and second in the 200Y free. Sophomore Kristine Pinter took first in the 200Y IM and third in the 100Y fly. Other individual event winners for the girls were sophomore Rachel Dacey (1-meter diving) and freshman Jayne Orleans (100Y breast).
The West Potomac girls also took first in the 200Y medley relay (Maddy Bolger, Pinter, Lydia Perkins, Maxine Clifford), the 200Y freestyle relay (Clifford, Doña, Bertram, Moffitt), and the 400Y freestyle relay (Bertram, Clifford, Moffitt, Doña). Moffitt achieved a Virginia State championship qualifying time in the 100Y back (1:00.03), as did the girls 200Y free relay (1:42.28). Bertram achieved a Northern Region championship qualifying time in the 100Y fly (59.73), and Doña achieved a region qualifying time in the 100Y back (1:01.66).
Senior Patrick Murphy and freshman Michael Valceanu led the West Potomac boys, both finishing with two individual victories. Murphy finished first in the 200Y freestyle and 100Y back while Valceanu earned victories in the 200Y IM and 100Y fly. Senior Trevor Jenne placed first in the 100Y breast and second in the 200Y IM. Other Wolverine boys with individual victories were senior Jack King (100Y free) and freshman Jarod Worden (500Y free). The West Potomac boys also took first in all three relays, winning the 200Y medley relay (P. Murphy, Jenne, Valceanu, King), the 200Y freestyle relay (Luke Perez, Niko Knoblauch, Trevor Woods, Cyrus Adams-Mardi), and the 400Y freestyle relay (P. Murphy, Valceanu, King, Jenne).
Other top-three finishes for the boys included senior Evan Jenkins (second in 200Y free and third in 100Y back), senior John Jasper (third in 100Y breast), sophomore Billy Lescher (second in 100Y free and third in 200Y free), senior Niko Knoblauch (third in 50Y free), sophomore Eric Hardee (second in 1-meter dive), sophomore Brant Knoblauch (third in 1 meter dive), sophomore Adams-Mardi (second in 100Y back and third in 100Y fly), and freshman Quintin Frerichs (second in 500Y free).
Other top-three finishes for the girls were junior Leigh Orleans (third in 50Y free and 200Y free), junior Maddy Bolger (second in 50Y free and 100Y free), freshman Torie Bolger (second in 200Y IM and 500Y free), freshman Emily Walzl (third in 200Y IM), senior Lydia Perkins (second in 100Y breast), senior Brittany Alderman (third in 100Y breast), junior Hannah Gwartney (third in 500Y free), and freshman Molly Cabral (third in 100Y back).
The Wolverines will compete Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28 in the Patriot District Championships at Lee District Recreation Center.
Mount Vernon Wrestling Sweeps District Duals
The Mount Vernon wrestling team went 7-0 during the National District Duals on Jan. 20 and 23. The second day of action was scheduled for Jan. 21 but postponed due to inclement weather.
The Majors defeated Washington-Lee (62-6), Stuart (60-13) and Yorktown (51-21) on Friday and Hayfield (63-18), Wakefield (69-0), Edison (55-21) and Falls Church (67-12) on Monday.
Mount Vernon improved to 37-3 on the season. Senior Dusty Floyd improved to 35-0.
Mount Vernon will compete in the district tournament on Feb. 4 at Stuart.
West Potomac Indoor Track Notes
The West Potomac girls’ 4x8 relay team ran a state-leading time of 9:26.50 this weekend at the New Balance Games, where they placed fourth. The boys qualified for regionals and placed 12th with a time of 8:20.
Sarah Jane Underwood has been selected to compete in the US Open High School Girls Mile this Saturday, Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden.