Girls Varsity Swim & Dive
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During the past week, Oakton has been preparing for their double-header weekend to conclude the 2017-2018 season. The first of these meets were against the Chantilly High School Chargers, and the Cougars were able to add another win under their belts. The boys and girls dominated the pool with amazing swims across the board. On the girls’ side of the meet, Oakton won with 169 points to Chantilly’s 145.
Throughout the night, the Cougars had amazing swims and bests. Two freshmen girls, Maddie Flickinger and Lindsey Kotarski paved the way for the lady Cougars. For a second consecutive week, Maddie had another huge time drop of 18 seconds in the 200 freestyle, with Lindsey dropping 12 in the 500 freestyle. Sophomore Brynn Curtis won both of her individual events, the 100 and 200 freestyle, with jaw dropping performances and lifetime bests. Junior Charlotte Cai finished second in the 100 backstroke with a season best. Senior Sarah DeLoach earned a region cut in the 100 breaststroke in a neck-and-neck race with Chantilly. Stephanie Suh, a junior, dropped four seconds in her 100 breaststroke for an impressive swim. The girls’ depth was on display as they finished first and third in all three relays. On the diving board, Lily Chireix, a sophomore, led the way with a first place finish.
As it is a double-header weekend, Oakton’s next swim meet is tonight at the George Washington Aquatic Center in Alexandria, VA where they will finally meet with the Centreville High School Wildcats to make up their meet from January 5.
Next week is the first week of the postseason with Districts on Friday (prelims) and Saturday (finals). Both will be at Oak Marr Recreation Center. Come out and support your Lady Cougar swimmers & divers--come early, wear burgundy & gold, and be loud!