Photo by Marissa Solis
The Chinquapin Wahoos were victorious against the South Riding Stingrays to open up the season in the Colonial Swim League (CSL). The final score was 263-188 (girls 153-69, boys 103-119).
This season started with a new event, the 5-18 200 yard medley relay, and Jack McLaury, Ronan Lauinger, Eve McLaury, and Madison Schang blasted out of the gates with a winning time of 2:08.53.
8 & Under Age Group
In a very close race in the 25 free, Tyler Turner was 2nd (18.08). Sebastian Gamel, Dominic Grajkowski, and Logan Phillips were less than .2 seconds apart so the race is on in this age group! Luca Lorenzen-Schmidt (22.46), Gamel (23.64) and Turner (24.07) took 2nd and 3rd swept the backstroke. Luca (26.88) was 3rd in the breaststroke while Turner (26.08) and Phillips (27.96) took 2-3 in the butterfly. The boys team of Luca, Albert McCommons, Sebastian, and Tyler captured 1st (1:37.32)in the 100 Medley Relay.
Chloe Fox (17.15) and Grace Wittmer (20.26) took 1st and 3rd in the free and 1st (22.20) and 3rd (24.62) again the back. Chloe had her 3rd winning event in the breast (24.35) with Lindy Evans (26.04) taking 2nd. The girls relay team of Wittmer, Fox, Evans, and Micaela Zuniga won in a time of 1:40.90.
9-10 Age Group
The boys started out strong with Dylan Lim (32.33) and Alex Guevara (35.62) taking 1-3 in the free. Dylan (39.84) and Alex Wittmer (46.09) took 1-3 in the back. Amir Smith (48.60), Alex Guevara (49.25) and Eammon Greiner (55.25) swept the breast and Dylan (17.64) and Alex G (18.81) took 1-2 in the fly. The team of Dylan, Amir, Alex G, and Eamonn took 1st in the 100 medley relay took 1st with a time of 1:18.48.
The girls were quickly out of the gates with Camila Zuniga (34.00) and Madison Schang (35.46) taking 1-2 in the freestyle. Camila (41.71) and Laila Gaines (43.43) took 1-3 in the back while Halle Thomas (45.06) and Madison (45.96) took 1-3 in the breaststroke. Camila (17.32) and Madison (18.38) took 1-2 in the fly. The 100 MR team of Eleanor Robb, Thomas, Zuniga, and Schang won with a time of 1:14.39.
11-12 Age Group
Jack Scheifele (31.28) was 2nd in the 50 free and 1st (35.46) in the 50 back. Henry Mead (45.07) took 2nd in the breast while Jack (36.40) and Paris Johnson (41.45) took 2-3 in the 50 fly. The team of Scheifele, Mead, Johnson and Eddy Paz (2:32.58) narrowly missed in the 200 MR.
Eve McLaury (29.21) and Cate Cox (31.26) took 1-3 in the free. McLaury (34.13), Elisabeth Carroll (35.96) and Cox (36.03) swept the backstroke and Lucy Thomas (43.06) took 3rd in the breaststroke. Eve (32.13) and Cate (35.13) were 1-2 in the fly. The team of Eva Billups, Carroll, McLaury, and Cox (2:21.04) captured 1st in the 200 MR.
13-14 Age Group
Bodie Lauinger (26.40) and Jack McLaury (28.24) were 1-2 in the free and Jolan Foronda (30.59) and McLaury (31.89) were 2-3 in the backstroke. Jolan (31.80) and Bodie (36.38) were 1-3 in the breast and Jolan (28.76) and Jack (29.88) were 2-3 in the butterfly. Bodie, Jolan, Jack, and Mikal Helms showed some depth by capturing the 200 MR with a time of 1:59.90.
Maya Solis (28.47) and Abby Altenburg (29.88) were 1-3 in the free and also 1st (31.94) and 3rd (35.32) in the backstroke. Catherine Salomons (39.31) and Stephanie Rosario (39.66) took 1-2 in the breaststroke while Maya (32.82) and Catherine (33.18) were 1-2 in the butterfly. The team of Abby, Catherine, Maya and Haley Haukedahl took 1st in the 200 MR with a time of 2:14.49.
15-18 Age Group
Ronan Lauinger (30.69) took 3rd place in the breaststroke against a strong contingent from South Riding. For the girls, Lydia Greenwood (26.88) took 2nd in the free; Emily Andrews (31.06) took 2nd in the back; and Emily (28.95) and Lydia (29.12) teamed up for 2-3 in the 50 fly.
The last race of the meet came down to the wire with the Wahoos team of Laila Gaines, Eve McLaury, Maya Solis, and Lydia Greenwood (200.75) edging out the Stingrays to win by .24 seconds.