Girls Varsity Swim & Dive
|Oakton High School||128|
|James Madison HS||187|
OAKTON, VA – The Cougars have finally returned to regularly scheduled meets to finish the rest of the 2017-2018 season. However, the James Madison High School Warhawks put up a fight and defeated the Oakton girls' team 187 to 128 points.
Despite the loss, Oakton still had amazing swims. Several swimmers and relay teams finished with Regional and State qualifying cuts. On the girls’ side, senior Grace Beeman and freshman Lindsey Kotarski kicked off the meet with lifetime bests in the 200 freestyle. Freshmen Ava Jones and Maddie Flickinger came from behind in the freestyle leg of the 200 individual medley (IM) to move up a place. Sophomore Alexandra Martschenko and junior Charlotte Cai also had season bests in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke, respectively, and senior Lindsey Katsaros earned a lifetime best in the 100 butterfly.
With the postseason approaching quickly, Oakton Swim/Dive is hoping to make the most out of their practices as they head into their final dual meets of the season. Next week is a double-header for the Cougars; they will first be swimming against Chantilly High School on Friday, January 19 at Oak Marr Recreation Center at 6 pm. Due to the cancellation of the meet on January 5, the Cougars will be taking on the Centreville High School Wildcats on Saturday, January 20 at the George Washington Recreation Center at 6:30 pm as their final meet of the season before Districts the following week.