Girls Varsity Swimming
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Jan 14, 2023
- CAPTAINS: 98
The Loudoun County High School Captains varsity swimming teams took to the pool on Saturday, January 14 where they faced off against 15 schools in Loudoun County Public Schools in the Briar Woods Invitational.
The Captains finished the meet in an impressive 6th place finish out of 16 schools with a combined score of 290.5.
The Captains (Boys) claimed 4th place out of 15 schools with 192.5 points. The boys placed the highest out of all other 4A schools in the meet.
The Lady Captains (Girls) claimed 10th place out of 15 schools receiving points. The Lady Captains finished in 3rd out of all the other 4A schools in the meet.
The Loudoun County coaching staff was very pleased with their team efforts. Head Coach Jay Wareham commented about his teams' performance saying, "We really came to swim today. Our big focus was racing. We wanted to take advantage of this great opportunity for fast swimming and by the amount of season-best times both in individual events and relays, it's clear our team did just that. We are right on track toward our season team goals for both teams and I couldn't be more pleased with our performance. Now, our focus is on our remaining dual-meets, working towards more post-season qualifying times, and continuing to prepare for what's going to be a very competitive Dulles District meet in a few weeks."
Highlights from the meet:
In the Boys 200-yard Medley Relay, the relay team of JP Vanderloo (Sr.), Kai Tjader (Jr.), Kyle Armitage (Jr.), and Kenneth Chang (So.) claimed 3rd place with a new state-qualifying and season-best time of 1:40.66.
Sophomore Reese Lechelt took 3rd place in the Girls 200-yard Freestyle with a season-best time of 2:02.90.
JP Vanderloo then claimed 1st place in the Boys 200-yard Individual Medley winning by thirteen tenths of a second, nearly missing the school record in a 4A state-qualifying time of 1:55.89. The school record was set in 2016 by Colin Hughes who swam the event in a time of 1:54.26.
Freshmen Ken Chang finished tied for 6th place in the Boys 50-yard Freestyle missing the 4A state-qualifying time by .05 in a season best time of 22.90.
In the Boys 100-yard Butterfly, Senior Barrett Larson took 6th place in a 4C regional-qualifying time of 56.45 followed closely by teammate Kyle Armitage who took 7th in a 4C regional-qualifying time of 56.83.
Ken Chang then claimed 4th place in the Boys 100-yard Freestyle in a 4A state-qualifying time of 49.84
JP Vanderloo claimed 3rd place in the Boys 500-yard Freestyle with a 4A state-qualifying time of 4:42.40. Teammate Kai Tjader took 6th in a 4C regional-qualifying time of 5:03.66.
Reese Lechelt then took 2nd place in the Girls 500-yard Freestyle in a 4C regional-qualifying and season-best time of 5:24.52.
The meet concluded with the Captains (boys) team of JP Vanderloo, Ken Chang, Kyle Armitage, and Barrett Larson taking 4th place in the Boys 400-yard Freestyle Relay with a season best time 3:20.44. The team achieved a 4A state-qualifying time in previous meet.
The Lady Captains team of Reese Lechelt, Ellie Smith (Fr.), Valerie Encinas (Sr.), and Reva Khare (Fr.) with a regional-qualifying and season-best time of 4:01.80.
For complete meet results, please document attached to this post.