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Record Breaking Continues in Week FiveSun, 7-23-2017 | Paul Parry
Anthony Grimm of Fair Oaks had a banner day on Saturday at his home pool. The 13-14 boy broke both his own 50m Butterfly NVSL record (25.88 versus 26.37), but also took down Leo Wang's (Virginia Run) 2014 50m Breaststroke league record of 30.90, touching in 30.63.
Elizabeth Bryan of Ilda now stands alone as the greatest NVSL 8 and under 25m breaststroker, surpassing her own shared record with Amy Rymiszewski of 19.98. Elizabeth swam 19.61 in her home pool.The McLean 13-14 Girls (Olivia Brower, Dora Wu, Ulaina Ahn, and Skylar Tennant) finished up their relay season with a bang. At their meet at Tuckahoe, they took down Overlee's 2014 100m Medley NVSL record of 58.43, finishing in 57.57.
Finally, a very unusual race happened in the Boys 13-14 100m Medley when Fox Mill Estates visited Waynewood on Saturday. Not only did Waynewood win with a team record 59.78, but the Fox Mill Estates boys also took down a team record, going 1:00.53. Once the times were posted, cheers erupted from all the spectators. Congratulations to the Waynewood boys (Matthew Morris, Alexander Micheli, Hain Henderson and Aidan Lansburgh) and the Fox Mill Estates boys (Kyle Diederich, Thomas Carney, Joe Zecher and Tommy Allison).
Hot Hot Races at All Star RelaysFri, 7-21-2017 | Paul Parry
At Greenbriar on Wednesday, over 1000 swimmers and many more spectators withstood the oppressive heat and witnessed some great races.
First, in the Girls 15-18 200m Medley Relay, the Overlee team of Mary Kate Reicherter, Kayle Park, Eleanor Ridgeway and Michaela Morrison bettered their record from the previous week, 1:59.68 versus 1:59.78. They are the first relay to break the two minute mark in this event.
In the following boys 15-18 medley event, an epic, water-churning showdown resulted in the two fastest swims in NVSL history. Though the Overlee boys set the new record just a week before, they could only muster a 3rd place with a highly respectable 1:47.58, just 0.07 seconds off their record time. Second place went to Tuckahoe's Peter Byman, Carter Flint, Paul Boyce and Chase Brown in 1:47.35. But both fabulous teams were outswam by Fox Mill Woods's Jayaprakash Kambhampaty, Adi Kambhampaty, Thomas Hallock and Daniel Gyenis, touching the wall in a phenomenal 1:46.96.
In the second half of the meet, two freestyle relay records were broken. The Chesterbrook girls' 11-12 team of Maria Alvarado, Cate Sheridan, Patricia Leonard and Caroline Burgeson took down the record of 54.22 by one one-hundredth of a second. The old record was held by Overlee's 2016 team.
As the sun mercifully set, the final race again featured the amazing Fox Mill Woods 15-18 boys, who completed their double with a 1:35.80, destroying their old record of 1:37.12, set the week before.
Reston's Fox Mill Woods Swimmers Break Two NVSL RecordsThu, 7-20-2017 | Karin Twilde-SheiferAt the All Star Relay Meet held yesterday at Greenbriar Pool, the 15-18 Boys Relay Team from Fox Mill Woods Swim & Racquet in Reston broke two League records. In the 15-18 Boys 200M Medley Relay, the team comprised of Jaya Kambhampaty, Adi Kambhampaty, Tommy Hallock and Daniel Gyenis, earned a time of 1:46.96. This same team, then went on to win their second race, the 15-18 Boys 200M Free Relay, with a time of 1:35.80. The team broke their own record of 1:37.12 set last week at the NVSL's Division 9 Relay Carnival on July 12. League records aren't made often and having two such records broken by the same team in a championship meet is a remarkable accomplishment.The team members include Jaya Kambhampaty, 17, a senior at Washington and Lee High School, Daniel Gyenis, 16, a junior at Oakton High School, Adi Kambhampaty,15, a sophomore at Washington and Lee High School, and Tommy Hallock,18, a recent graduate of Oakton High School and a soon to be freshman at Virginia Tech.Fox Mill Woods has a current season record of 3-1 and was named the Division 9 Relay Carnival champions last week.
Photo credit: Murthy Kambhampaty
Three More League Records Broken in Week FourSat, 7-15-2017 | Paul Parry
At High Point Pool today, Fair Oak's Anthony Grimm bettered Max Cruz's 13-14 50m Backstroke record with a 26.19, crushing Max's 2015 time of 27.28.
At Tuckahoe, there was an epic Boys 15-18 200m Medley race. Tuckahoe's Peter Byman, Carter Flint, Paul Boyce and Chase Brown outswam Overlee's Nick Pasternak, Paul Kinsella, Jonathan Day and Sam Ellisonold, 1:46.02 to 1:46.51. Both broke Tuckahoe's Week 1 record (1:47.44).
A few minutes later, the Mixed Age girls from Tuckahoe, Catherine Hughes, Danielle Hughes, Carolina Zubler and Evie Gieseman broke Highlands Swim's 2016 time of 1:57.09, blazing to a new record of 1:55.96.
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