Boys 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 boys’ side of the meet, Oakton won with 190 points to Chantilly’s 125.
Throughout the night, the Cougars had amazing swims and bests. Junior Sam Walters and freshman Carl Blakney started the meet with four second drops in the 200 freestyle and 200 IM, respectively, to earn fourth place finishes. Junior Daniel Gyenis won both of his individual events (200 IM and 100 butterfly). Freshman Anthony Grimm came out with a win in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.78, and junior Matthew Sargent dropped a second from his 50 freestyle, allowing him to crack a 25 for the first time. Anthony Arcomona and Zach Wolsborn, both juniors, had season bests in the 100 backstroke to place first and third respectively. Albert Xu, junior, also had an impressive anchor leg of the 400 freestyle relay to hold off a late charge by Chantilly in the night’s final event.
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 Cougar swimmers & divers--come early, wear burgundy & gold, and be loud!