Girls Varsity Swim & Dive
With school back in session, the Cougars returned to the pool Friday evening against their Concorde Conference foe, Centreville. Celebrating the 13 members of graduating class of 2020 on senior night, Oakton cruised to a near 50-point victory in the girl’s meet (180.5 to 131.5), while the boys emerged victorious in a nail-biter, 160 to 152, once again paced by a dominant first through fourth sweep in diving. With the wins, the girls moved to 5-1 on the season, while the boys remain undefeated at 6-0.
Senior captain Leaya Ma got the girls rolling by picking up a win in 200 freestyle, followed closely by Lindsey Kotarski who raced to a third place finish with her best time of the season in the event. Fellow senior captain, Brynn Curtis followed in the next event with the win in 200 IM. In the same event, the Williams sisters, Elizabeth and Olivia, pushed each other to best times with Elizabeth dropping 3 seconds from her lifetime best and Olivia taking off 14 seconds. Alexia Moreno cruised to a best time in 50 freestyle, taking off eight-tenths of a second from her time earlier in the season. Maddie Flickinger placed third in 100 freestyle cracking into 57 for the first time. Fittingly, on the night they were celebrated, the four senior girl swimmers (Brynn Curtis, Leaya Ma, Alexandra Martschenko, and Riley Beeman) picked up the win in the final event of the night, the 400 freestyle relay.
Next week, the Cougars will take on their crosstown rival, the Madison Warhawks, at Oak Marr Rec Center starting at 6:00pm. Future Cougars are invited to join the team on deck prior to the start of the meet at 5:30pm to meet coaches and cheer with the team.