Girls 8&U record-breaking medley-relay team: Caitlin O'Connor, Kate Loper, Madeleine Steves, and Emme Yoder.
The Washington Golf and Country Club (WGCC)’s Lightning Swim Team hosted the five teams of CCSDA's Division A for the Divisional Relay competition on July 7. The Lightning have dominated this season so far and their speed and team spirit prevailed yet again, enabling them to score the most points and clinch the Divisional Relay win. WGCC won over half of the Medley Relays, won four out of 10 of the Free Relays, and broke three CCSDA Relay records.
The 12&U Girls Medley Relay team of Pamela Grace Von Seelen, Sophie Yoder, Sydney-Cate Thornett, and Avery Nassetta won their race with a time of 2:17.90. The 12&U Girls Free Relay team of Helen Otteni, A. Nassetta, S. Yoder, and P.G. Von Seelen won their race with a time of 2:02.44. Both teams broke League records that had been previously set by WGCC in 2014.
The 8&U Girls Medley Relay team of Madeliene Steves, Caitlin O’Connor, Kate Loper, and Emme Yoder also broke a 7-year league record with a winning time of 1:23.70.
Other winning relay teams for WGCC were: Girls 8&U Free (Madeleine Steves, Emme Yoder, Caitln O’Connor, Sabine Barbee); Boys 10&U Medley (Will Walter, Conner McCarthy, Arav Bhargava, and Lucas Zidlicky); Boys 10&U Free (Lucas Zidlicky, Will Walter, Conner McCarthy, Arav Bhargava); Girls 14&U Medley (Jillian Johnson, Charlotte Thomson, Caroline Otteni, and Sarah DiMeglio); Girls 14&U Free (J. Johnson, C. Otteni, S. DiMeglio, C. Thomson); Girls 18&U Medley (Lindsay Lukehart, Cate Barrett, Petie Nassetta, and G.G. Richmond); and Boys 18&U Medley (Richard Gentry, George Cranwell, Zander Zidlicky, and David DiMeglio).
Final team scores for the relay competition were: WGCC-248; Kenwood-242; Army-Navy-176; Congressional -142; and Edgemoor -74.
WGCC heads into their final dual-meets this week on Tuesday at home against Kenwood Country Club and on Thursday at Edgemoor Country Club.