High School State Championships: Virginia 3A Boys and Girls

FAIRFAX, Virginia, February 20. VIRGINIA'S high school season came to a close Feb. 17-18 in Fairfax with the Virginia 3A State Swimming and Diving Championships. The 1A and 2A competitions were held the previous weekend.

Janet Hu, a sophomore at Oakton, set two 3A marks with her 53.45 in the 100 back and 53.20 in the 100 fly. She also anchored Oakton's victorious 400 free relay with freshman Laura Branton, senior Stephanie Hallock and sophomore Kendall Lawhorn (3:31.89).

Battlefield's 200 medley relay of junior Nina Tremols, seniors Natalie Martin and Holly Criscuolo and freshman Sofia Revilak lowered the 3A mark to 1:45.57. Revilak claimed an individual title in the 100 free (51.44.

Menchville senior Amanda Carner doubled in the 500 free (4:54.93) and the 200 IM (2:02.01). Herndon senior Jenna Van Camp fought off Ali Stephens-Pickeral from George Washington for the 100 breast victory, 1:02.95-1:02.96. Others stepping up to the top of the podium stand were Langley junior Abi Speers (50 free, 23.62); Osbourn Park senior Audrey Kula (200 free, 1:52.31); Katherine Van Winkle, a senior at Marshall (1-meter diving, 418.90) and West Potomac's 200 free relay of freshman Maxine Clifford, sophomore Sara Bertram, senior Reanna Dona and junior Hellen Moffitt (1:36.58).

Oakton High put together a first-place total of 183 points for the girls team title. Osbourn Park claimed second over West Potomac, 166-162. Battlefield claimed fourth (142), with Langley taking fifth (118).

Eight 3A records went by the wayside during the boys portion of the meet. Marshall senior Cyrus Hashemi claimed two of them with his 45.39 in the 100 free and 1:39.83 in the 200 free. Thomas Jefferson senior Stephen Seliskar's 100 back earned him the 3A mark in the 100 back; brother Andrew, a freshman, set a new standard in the 200 IM (1:49.83). Andrew doubled with his 49.64 triumph in the 100 fly. Austin Temple, a sophomore at Frank W. Cox, claimed the 100 breast record in 57.04. Robinson senior Cory Bowersox set the diving record at 551.00 points.

Temple also helped Frank W. Cox relays to set 3A standards in the 200 medley and 200 free relays. Sophomore Nate Dacruz and seniors Carson Black and Wesley Francis combined for a 1:33.78 mark, just ahead of Oakton's team of junior Philip Hu with seniors Ryan Santoro, Carter Sharer and Conor Murphy (1:33.89). In the 200 fee relay, seniors Ben Hansen and Dalton Malaby joined Temple and Francis to their 1:24.85 mark.

Chantilly's 400 free relay of seniors Brian Rothschild, Will Schulte, sophomore Evan Baker and junior Christopher Grimmett-Norris prevented a sweep with their 3:09.72 victory over the Cox squad of Hansen, Malaby, Collins and Dacruz (3:09.97).

Francis outswam Albemarle junior Matt Lockman in the 50 free, 21.11-21.15; Christian Vivadelli, a senior at Maggie Walker, topped the field in the 500 free (4:32.68).

Frank W. Cox was the boys team champion with 246 points; Oakton came in second (168), with Thomas Jefferson third (146), Woodson fourth (130) and West Springfield fifth (125).

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