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Langley Club Celebrates Despite Loss

The Langley Wildthings (2-2-1) celebrated this week, despite a 226-194 loss to the Dunn Loring Dolphins. The team set four new club records and honored their graduating swimmers, Kat Owczarski, Chris Paul and Jack Riley.

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From left—Langley Wildthings seniors Jack Reilly, Kat Owczarski and Chris Paul.

Wildthing double winners were:

  • Luke Watson for Boys 8 & Under 25 M Freestyle and Butterfly,

  • Vincent Watson for Boys 9-10 50 M Freestyle and Breaststroke,

  • Maggie Bellaschi for Girls 11-12 50 M Freestyle and Butterfly,

  • Jack Reilly for Boys 15-18 50 M Freestyle and Breaststroke,

  • Katie Robinson for Girls 15-18 50 M Backstroke and Breaststroke.

Jack Reilly closed out his years as a Wildthing by breaking The Langley Club record for Boys 15-18 Freestyle with a time of 25.25; he set the previous record last week, when he bested a record that had been on top for 42 years.

Individual race winners were:

  • Audrey Wallach for Girls 9-10 50 M Freestyle

  • Jack Hoeymans for Boys 11-12 50 M Freestyle

  • Brady Quinn for Boys 8 & Under 25 M Backstroke

  • Matthew Buchanan for Boys 9-10 50 M Backstroke

  • Nate Johnson for Boys 15-18 50 M Backstroke

  • Kelly Crittenberger for Boys 8 & Under 25 M Breaststroke

  • Maria Grazia Favro for Girls 8 & U 25 M Breaststroke

  • Ellie Ryan for Girls 11-12 50 M Breaststroke

  • Jinwon Bailar for for Boys 13-14 50 M Butterfly

  • Kat Owczarski for Girls 15-18 50 M Butterfly

Blue ribbon relay races were won by the teams of:

  • Boys 8 & U 100 M Freestyle: Luke Watson, Collin Troy, Peter Kaldes, Gardiner Tyler

  • Boys 9-10 100 M Medley: Matthew Buchanan, Benjamin Scott, Vincent Watson, Sean Mullery

  • Girls 11-12 100 M Medley: Adair Sand, Ellie Ryan, Maggie Bellaschi, Samantha Feldman

  • Boys 15-18 200 M Medley: Nathan Johnson, Nathan Robinson, Chris Paul, Jack Reilly

  • Boys 18&U 200 M Freestyle Mixed Age: Jack Hoeymans, Vincent Watson, Jinwon Bailar, Jack Reilly

Maggie Bellaschi beat her own Girls 11-12 50 M Butterfly record with a time of 34.14; she set the previous record of 34.34 earlier this summer.

Jinwon Bailar broke his own Boys 13-14 50 M Butterfly record, set five days earlier, with a time of 27.33.

Nathan Johnson bested the Boys 15-18 50 M Backstroke record, previously set by himself on July 1 with a new time of 29.34.