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A New Season, A New Oppurtunity to Improve
(11/20/12) The St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School (SSSAS) Swim and Dive team kicked off the season last week with a double-dual meet against Maret and Georgetown Day School. The boys team won both meets and the girls split with a win over Maret and a very close loss to GDS.
The boys medley relay team of Will Revers (FR), Ian Thompson (FR), Ian Shackley (JR), and Kyle Draim (JR) got the meet off to a good start with a second place finish behind GDS. The girls team of Nina Cotto (SO), Natalie Hellmann (JR), Bridget Thompson (SR), and Natalie Revers (JR) finished in third. In the 200 freestyle, for the boys, Shackley and K. Draim placed first and third, respectively. For the girls, sophomore Elizabeth Dougherty finished second and Cotto in third. The boys 200 IM had I. Thompson in second and senior Evan Draim in fourth. Hellmann and N. Revers scored third and fourth for the girls. Next up, the 50 free had junior Cory Harris in third and freshman Daniel Marshall in fifth. Freshemen Charlotte Kelly and Helen Cunningham scored third and fifth for the girls.
In the 100 butterfly, K. Draim was second and W. Revers was third for the boys. On the girls side, B. Thompson and freshman Adrienne Atkins were third and fourth. In junior Joe Kenna's first meet with the Saints, he won the 100 freestyle. Senior Carter Blair scored a fourth place finish. For the girls, sophomore Kate Miller finished third and freshman Meredith Lian finished fourth. Shackley cruised to a first place finish in the boys 500 freestyle, finishing almost 40 seconds ahead of his opponent. Dougherty finished second in that event for the girls. The boys 200 free relay was a close race until the final leg when K. Draim pulled away from the GDS team to win the event. Kenna, Harris, and Blair were also part of that relay. The girls 200 free relay team of Revers, Lian, Cotto, and Hellmann finished third.
In the boys 100 backstroke, I. Thompson placed first and W. Revers was third. For the girls, B. Thompson placed second and sophomore Lucy Verheggen finished fourth. In the boys 100 breaststroke, Kenna was second and E. Draim finished third. For the girls, Hellmann placed third and swam a States qualifying time. Freshman Nicki Gray was fourth. In the final event of the night, both the boys and girls 400 free relay teams placed first. The boys team consisted of I. Thompson, Harris, Kenna, and Shackley. The girls team was Dougherty, Cotto, N. Revers, and B. Thompson.
Saints Boys Edge Out Sidwell in a Close Meet
(11/30/11) The Saints swim and dive team had its second meet of the season last night against Sidwell Friends School. The team had some strong swims. Standout performances for the boys included a first place finish in the 200 medley relay (senior Ferrel Atkins, junior Evan Draim, sophomore Kyle Draim, and junior Paul Griffith); sophomore Ian Shackley finished first in the 200 freestyle and second in the 500 freestyle; Atkins placed second in the 200 individual medley and first in the 100 backstroke; E. Draim was third in the 200 IM and second in the 100 breaststroke; the boys had a sweep in the 50 freestyle with K. Draim first, junior Carter Blair second, and Griffith third. The 200 freestyle relay was second (Blair, E. Draim, Griffith, and Shackley); K. Draim was second in the 100 backstroke; and the 400 freestyle relay was first (Blair, Shackley, Atkins, and Griffith). The boys finished just ahead of Sidwell with a final score of 76 to 71.
Standouts for the girls included a second place finish in the 200 medley relay (junior Marian Shaw, sophomore Natalie Hellmann, junior Bridget Thompson, and sophomore Alison Lindsay); freshman Megan Harrigal finished second in the 200 individual medley and swam a state qualifying time; Marian Shaw was second in the 50 freestyle and and third in the 100 backstroke; the girls also had a sweep in the 100 freestyle with Harrigal first, Hellmann second, and freshman Julia Lindsey third. In the 200 freestyle relay, two teams scored (Harrigal, Hellmann, Thompson, and Shaw in 2nd place; junior Lizzie Beane, freshman Elizabeth Dougherty, Lindsey, and freshman Nina Cotto in 3rd place); Hellmann finished second in the 100 breaststroke; and the relay of Harrigal, A. Lindsay, sophomore Natalie Revers, and Cotto finished second in the 400 freestyle relay. The final score was 112 to 58 (L).
The Saints' next meet is the annual Tri-City Championship against T.C. Williams High School and Bishop Ireton at Chinquapin Rec Center Tuesday, December 6 at 4:00PM.
Saints Swim and Dive Season Returns
(11/22/11) Yesterday the Saints had their first meet of the year, with the boys going up against Gonzaga and the girls team facing Stone Ridge. The boys team lost 148 to 26, yet they got the meet off to a great start with a States qualifying time in the 200 medley relay. The relay of sophomore Ian Shackley, senior Ferrel Atkins, sophomore Kyle Draim, and senior Joe Lindsay scored a third place finish. In the 200 freestyle, Shackley came in fourth place and earned a State cut. Atkins scored a 3rd place finish in the 200 IM and also swam a State qualifying time. Next up was the 50 freestyle. Junior Carter Blair placed fourth, Lindsay was fifth, and junior Paul Griffith was sixth. In the 100 freestyle, Lindsay placed fourth and Blair placed fifth. The 500 freestyle saw another State qualifying time for Shackley, who placed second in that event. In addition the 200 freestyle relay team of Lindsay, Blair, Draim, and Atkins achieved yet another State cut and placed fourth. The 100 backstroke had Draim in fourth place and Griffith in fifth place. Atkins got another State cut in the 100 breastroke, scoring a second place finish.
The girls A relay consisting of freshman Nina Cotto, sophomore Natalie Hellmann, junior Lizzie Beane, and junior Marian Shaw also had a States qualifying time and finished in second place. The B relay of freshman Kate Miller, freshman Julia Lindsey, sophomore Julia Keefe, and sophomore Kemble Mountcastle came in fifth place. For the 200 freestyle, sophomore Alison Lindsay was third, Lindsey was fourth, and Cotto was sixth. On the 200 IM junior Bridget Thompson scored a fourth place finish and Beane was fifth. The girls had a great 50 freestyle with Shaw winning and Hellmann close behind with a second place finish. Miller was sixth and Mountcastle was eighth. The 100 butterfly was another strong event for the girls wtih Thompson scoring a second place finish and Beane in third. For the 100 freestyle, Keefe was fourth, Lindsay was was fifth, and sophomore MK Buckland finished sixth. Cotto had a great 500 freestyle, finishing second in that event. The 200 freestyle A relay of Hellmann, Beane, Lindsay, and Thompson finished second and the B relay of Miller, Buckland, Lindsey, and Keefe placed fourth. In the 100 backstroke, Shaw placed second, Buckland was sixth, and Mountcastle was seventh. Hellmann made a State qualifying time in the 100 breastroke and won the event. Lindsey placed third and Keefe was fourth. The final event of the evening was the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Lindsay, Shaw, Cotto, and Thompson placed second.
The Saints' next meet is against Sidwell Friends on November 29 at 7:30PM at St. Alban's School.
Girls Finish Ninth at ISL Championships
(1/29/11) The girls team placed ninth in the ISL Championships held this weekend at Madeira School. There were many notable performances. Senior captiain Rachel Movius received All League status, and was the leader in points scored with a total of 24 points. She finished second in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 breastroke, breaking her own school record with a time of 1:12.74. Movius was part of the seventh place 200 medley relay which included sophomores Marian Shaw and Lizzie Beane and freshman Natalie Hellmann. The 400 freestyle relay of Movius, Hellmann, senior captain Caroline Blair, and freshman Alison Lindsay scored ninth place. Other top twelve finishers were Hellmann in the 100 breaststroke (ninth) and 200 freestyle relay of Beane, senior Gabby Richiichi, Lindsay, and Shaw (ninth).
The swim and dive teams now turn their focus to the WMPSSDL Championships which are Wednesday through Saturday of this week.
Saints Defeat Bullis, Boys Continue Undefeated Streak
(1/25/11) The Saints had another fantastic swim meet last night with the boys and girls teams each adding another win to their record.
The final score for the girls team was 105 to 57. First place individual finishers included senior captain Rachel Movius in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle, senior captain Caroline Blair in the 50 freestyle; freshman Alison Lindsay in the 100 freestyle; sophomore Marian Shaw in the 100 backstroke; and freshman Natalie Hellmann in the 100 breaststroke. Blair, Movius, Hellmann and Lindsay also scored first place finishes in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays. The girls start their championship season this Friday with ISLs at Maderia.
The boys added another win to their undefeated record. The final score was 121 to 33 and they took first place finishes in every event. Individual first place finishers were: freshman Ian Shackley in the 200 and 500 freestyle; senior captain Conor MacNair in the 200 IM; senior Ryan Gillooly in the 50 freestyle; senior captain Sam Teague in the 100 butterfly; junior Joe Lindsay in the 100 freestyle; junior Ferrel Atkins in the 100 backstroke; and sophomore Evan Draim in the 100 breaststroke. The 200 medley relay of Atkins, senior Cabell Perrot, Gillooly, and MacNair placed first. The first place 200 freestyle relay was made up of freshman Kyle Draim, Teague, Lindsay, and Gillooly. The winning 400 freestyle relay was Kyle Draim, Lindsay, Atkins, and MacNair.
Many members of the boys and girls teams had best times last night and are looking forward to building on that momentum as they head into the final month of the season.
A Double-Win for the Swimmers and Divers
(1/7/11) The Saints swim and dive teams had a double win last night against Wilson High School. The boys had a very strong showing winning most events, and the girls pulled ahead to take the win by four points. The boys won 116 to 54 and the girls won 86 to 82.
Individual winners included senior Cabell Perrot in the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly, senior captain Conor MacNair in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, senior Ryan Gillooly in the 50 freestyle, freshman Ian Shackley in the 500 freestyle, and junior Ferrel Atkins in the 100 backstroke. All the three relays also scored first place finishes. The medley relay included Shackley, MacNair, freshman Kyle Draim, and senior Joe Lindsay. The 200 free relay was made up of MacNair, Atkins, Gillooly, and Perrot. The 400 free relay included Atkins, Lindsay, Gillooly, and Perrot.
The girls also had a great meet last night. The competition was very close but the girls had of depth in every event. There a few key wins to bring the team out on top. Senior captain Caroline Blair scored first in the 500 freestyle. Senior captain Rachel Movius scored a first place finish in the 100 breaststroke. The 200 freestyle relay team was made up of sophomore Lizzie Beane, senior Gabby Richichi, freshman Natalie Revers, and freshman Alison Lindsay finished in a first. This was the second meet of the season that came down to the final relay. Going into the leg of the 400 freestyle relay, Wilson High School had a substantial lead on the saints. Movius had an outstanding swim, going for a lifetime best time and led her relay to a very important victory. The points from that relay brought the Saints out on top for the meet win. Other members of that relay were sophomore Marian Shaw, Blair, and Lindsay.
The Saints' next meet is against Potomac on January 11th at 7:30pm.
Boys Swim and Dive Wins Alexandria Tri-City Meet
(12/15/10) The Saints had a great time at the annual Tri-City meet. Their hard work over the last few weeks in practice has paid off. The girls placed second behind Bishop Ireton and the boys came in first beating both Alexandria rivals: BI and TC Williams High School.
The girls team had an outstanding meet. The team continued to show it has great depth with both swimmers scoring points in most events. Top swims of the night came from sophomore Lizzie Beane in the 200 IM, sophomore Marian Shaw in the 50 free, senior captain Rachel Movius in the 100 fly and 100 breast, and freshman Alison Lindsay in the 500 free. The relays also performed well. The 200 medley relay of senior captain Caroline Blair, freshman Julia Keefe, Beane and Lindsay placed third. The 200 free relay of Lindsay, Shaw, freshman Natalie Revers and Movius placed second. The 400 free relay of Blair, Shaw, freshman Natalie Hellmann and Movius placed third.
The boys had a fantastic meet and had first place finishes in 8 of 11 swim events. The 200 medley relay started the night off on the right foot. Junior Ferrel Atkins, and seniors Ryan Gillooly, Conor MacNair and Sam Teague easily out swam their opponents. Freshman Ian Shackley pulled ahead of his competition to win the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. Senior captain MacNair won both of his events: the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke. Junior Atkins placed first in the 100 back. The 200 free relay of MacNair, Gillooly, Teague and junior Joe Lindsay placed first as well. The most exciting event of the evening was the 400 freestyle relay. The meet came down to this event. The Saints relay team consisting of Atkins, Shackley, freshman Kyle Draim and Gillooly trailed going into the final 50 yards. Gillooly, refusing to be defeated, pushed through the final 50 to touch out his opponent.
The points from that win put the Saints at the top of the meet. The Saints next meet is against Wilson High School on January 6th at 5pm.
Swimmers on the Start of a Winning Streak
(12/13/10) Despite being short on numbers, the boy’s team won with a score of 87 to 56. Standout performances included a sweep in the 50 free with junior Joe Lindsay in first, senior Ryan Gillooly in second, and sophomore Carter Blair in third. Other notable performances were turned in by freshman Ian Shackley with first place finishes in the 200 free and 500 free, freshman Kyle Draim in the 100 backstroke, Joe Lindsay also placed first in the 100 free. Both freestyle relays placed first (200 free relay: Joe Lindsay, senior Sam Teague, Kyle Draim, Ian Shackley, 400 free relay: Joe Lindsay, Kyle Draim, Ian Shackley, Ryan Gillooly).
The girl’s team had some great performances but Sidwell Friends won with their depth in numbers. The score was 73 to 107. Senior Rachel Movius scored two individual first place finishes in the 100 fly and 500 free. Sophomore Marian Shaw had a great 100 freestyle and just touched out the opponent from Sidwell to finish first. The 200 free relay team of freshmen Natalie Revers and Alison Lindsay, Marian Shaw, and Rachel Movius also scored a first place finish. Next up for the Saints swimmers and divers is the Tri-City meet against neighboring competitors T.C. Williams and Bishop Ireton on Tuesday, December 14th at 6pm at Chinquapin.