Washington Golf and Country Club (WGCC) continued its winning streak with a win over cross-town rival Army-Navy Country Club on Thursday, June 30 at Army-Navy. Though Army-Navy swam fast, WGCC’s large team and deep bench contributed to their winning score of 345 points vs. ANCC's 141 points.
WGCC athletes who won all three of their individual events this meet were: Olivia McManus (Girls 12&U IM, Backstroke, and Butterfly); Jillian Johnson (Girls 13& over IM, Backstroke, and Butterfly); William Lepre (Boys 8&U Free, Back, and Fly); Caroline Otteni (Girls 14&U Free, Breast, and Fly); Cate Barrett (Girls 18&U Free, Back, and Breast); and Ryan Baker (Boys 18&U Free, Breast, and Fly). Double Winners were: Richard Gentry (Boys 13&Over IM and Breaststroke); Sean Curran (Boys 10&U Free and Back); Angus Ricks (Boys 14&U Free and Breast); and Arav Barghava (Boys 10&U Breast and Fly). Single Winners were: Jack Carman (Boys 12&U IM); Madeleine Steves (Girls 8&U Free); Avery Nassetta (Girls 12&U Free); Sabine Barbee (Girls 18&U Back); Caitlin O’Connor (Girls 8&U Breast); Nicholas Zochowski (Boys 8&U Breast); Sydney-Cate Thornett (Girls 12&U Breast); Rajan Barghava (Boys 12&U Breast); and Kate Loper (Girls 8&U Fly).
WGCC sailed through the relays and won every single relay event. Winning relay teams included: Girls 14&U Medley Relay (Sophie Yoder, Otteni, Maren Schwarz and Emme Yoder); Boys 14&U Medley Relay (Henry Rehr, R. Bhargava, A. Bhargava, and Lepre); Girls 18&U Medley Relay (Johnson, Barrett, McManus, and Caroline Klauder); Boys 18&U Medley Relay ( Baker, Ricks, Carman, and Conner McCarthy); Girls 18&U Free Relay (E. Yoder, Schwarz, Nassetta, and Otteni); and the Boys 18&U Free Relay (Lepre, McCarthy, R. Bhargava, and Ricks).
Next week the Lightning hope to dominate at the Country Club Swim and Dive Association Divisional Relays which will take place at WGCC on Thursday July 7.