Quad Swim Meet Results

oakton-1214Oakton High School’s Varsity Swim and Drive teams competed in a quad meet Friday night at Oak Mar RECenter, with Robinson, Langley, and James Madison. Oakton girls placed first overall and scored 201 points over Langley (188), James Madison (124), and Robinson (114). The boys came in second with 160.5 points to James Madison (208.5) with Robinson (154.5) and Langley (103.5) following.

The meet was scored as a dual meet for Oakton against Robinson, resulting in Oakton’s third win of the season, leaving them undefeated.

Freshman Bennett Fagan scored 3rd overall in the Boys 1m Diving with 205.8 points, his third regional qualifying score.

Oakton had strong swims throughout the night for both the boys and the girls, but the girls dominated the meet. All three of Oakton’s girls’ relays placed 1st Friday night. The 200yd Medley Relay team consisted of Janet Hu, Melissa Shebat, Julia Capobianco, and Gillian Crews. The 200yd Freestyle Relay was swam by Laura Branton, Megan Byrnes, Elise Bourdelais, and Gillian Crews. Janet Hu, Laura Branton, Kendall Lawhorn, and Megan Byrnes made up the 400yd Freestyle relay.

Philip Hu placed 1st in the 100yd Butterfly and 2nd in the 200yd Freestyle overall. Denny Nguyen placed 2nd in the 100yd Backstroke and 4th in the 200yd Individual Medley. Nathan Pawlowicz placed 2nd in the 500yd Freestyle. Michael Pettinichi placed 2nd in the 100yd Breaststroke.

Janet Hu won the 50yd Freestyle (22.88) and 100yd Freestyle (51.13). Megan Byrnes, a freshman, won her two individual events as well – 200yd Freestyle (1:56:54) and 500yd Freestyle (5:01.95). Laura Branton placed 1st in the 100yd Butterfly and 2nd in the 200yd Individual Medley. Julia Capobianco placed 2nd in the 100yd Butterfly and 3rd in 100yd Backstroke. Gillian Crews came in closely to Branton and Capobianco and scored 3rd in the 100yd Butterfly.

Oakton will return to the pool at 6:00pm Saturday, December 15, against Centreville at Audrey Moore RECenter, in Springfield, VA.

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