Sterling, VA (Jan. 30, 2016) – The Loudoun County boys swim team won their first swim title in LCHS history when they were crowned the 2016 Conference 21B Boys Swim Champion, Friday, Jan. 29 at Claude Moore Recreation Center. The team jumped out the gates with a victory in the 20o-yard medley relay, remained steady with a second place finish in the 200-yard free relay, and placed first in the 400-yard free relay to close out strong.
Notable Loudoun County individual first place finishes include Sam Malone in the 50-yard free, Jake Yeager in the 100-yard free, and Cole Eisner in the 500-yard free. Colin Hughes finished second in both the 100-yard butterfly to Dominion’s Matthew Popovich and the 200-yard IM to Heritage’s Michael Burris. Popovich also won the 200-yard free and Burris the 100-yard breaststroke.
The Heritage girls swim team continued their strong tradition of winning by claiming the Conference 21B Girls Swim Championship. The Lady Pride opened the meet with a victory in the 200-yard medley, won the 200-yard free relay, and placed second to Rock Ridge in the 400-yard free relay.
The Lady Pride’s victory can best be described as a total team effort as the only individual event victories were recorded by Yaiza Kinney in the 100-yard breaststroke and Caroline Lee edging out Rock Ridge’s Gabby Zhang in the 100-yard backstroke. Individual event victories by Rock Ridge include Zhang in the 200-yard IM, Allie MacMillan in the 100 and 200-yard free, Nicole Fye in the 50 and 500-yard free, and Emerson Davis in 100-yard butterfly.