Chantilly: SSTs End Season as Division Co-Champions

Chantilly: SSTs End Season as Division Co-Champions

Sully Station Senior Day

Sully Station Senior Day Photo Contributed

As the sun radiated down with intense heat in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 23, and while many were determined to find a cool place to hibernate, the SST swimmers of Sully Station took to the pool and performed like champions.

The 8 and under boys dove into the water first, sending the team on a roller coaster ride of winning and then losing ground to the undefeated Mosby Woods. The team had several first place finishes including: Tucker Whitacre, Katherine McArthur, Tyler Whitacre, James Kruck, Megan Montgomery and Collin Fiala in Freestyle, Charlotte McGonigle, Tyler Whitacre, Elise Mozeleski, and Collin Fila in Backstroke, Brooke Patten, Matthew McPherson and Payton Moore in Breaststroke, Luke Campet, Leah Mozeleski, Bryan Patten and Elise Mozeleski in Butterfly.

The 15-18 boys sweep the 50 meter Butterfly event with Matthew McPherson, Dominic Huffman and Carl Gerland finishing consecutively.

Despite their efforts the SST swimmers were down going into the final portion of the meet.

Relay after relay the SST’s prevailed. The 13-14 boys Medley Relay team of Matthew Zang, Jose Artieda, Byran Patton and new comer to the team Jeffrey Cournoyer, broke the 16-year-old record set back in 1999 with a time of 58.01. This race clinched the win for the SST’s with a final score of 213 SST to 207 MW.

The SST’s finished the season with a 4:1 record allowing the team to claim the NVSL Division 7 co-Championship award for the first time in 12 years. The SST’s also walked away with a surprising first place finish in the Divisional Relays held at Dominion Hills on July 13.