Gaithersburg / Sr.
Metro and Md. champion in 500 free with an automatic all-American time of 4:52.02. Will swim for Northwestern.
Churchill / Fr.
Metro and Md. diving champion. Broke Maryland’s Eppley Center pool record on 1-meter board (11 dives) with a score of 435.80.
Good Counsel / Sr.
Four-time All-Met set independent national high school record in 100 breast (1:00.05) at Metros. Will swim for Stanford. Video
Stone Ridge / Fr.
Broke Olympian Kate Ziegler’s WMPSSDL meet record in 500 free (4:39.19), a top-five fastest high school time in history.
Wootton / So.
Set Metro and Md. record in 100 back in automatic all-American time (54.85). Metros runner-up in 200 free (1:50.78).
Holton-Arms / Fr.
Won 50 (23.07) and 100 free (49.94) at Metros and WMPSSDL meets in automatic all-American times, both meet records.
Whitman / Jr.
Two-time All-Met set Metros record in 200 IM (1:58.19). Anchored Vikings’ record-breaking 200 and 400 free relays.
West Potomac / Jr.
Finished second in 100 fly (55.08) and 100 back (55.79) at Va. AAA meet in all-American consideration times.
Langley / Jr.
Two-time All-Met won Va. AAA title and set Northern Region record in 50 free (23.32). State runner-up in 100 free (51.55).
Whitman / Sr.
Two-time All-Met swept divisional, regional, and Md. state meets in 50 (23.27) and 100 free (50.79). Will swim for Brown. Video
Coach of the year, Battlefield
Second-year coach led the Bobcats to a 6-0 record, their second consecutive Cedar Run District title, and a fourth-place finish at the Va. AAA meet. A year after finishing 14th at the state meet, Thorpe had his girls’ squad motivated to take on Virginia’s elite teams. Battlefield finished second in the 400 free relay, behind Oakton, and with a state record in the 200 medley relay.
Player bios by Bryan Flaherty - The Washington Post. Photos by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post.
Published April 5, 2012.