The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association announced that Paul VI's 200 medley relay team of Kristin Williams (backstroke), Sonya McCarthy (breastroke), Shelley Gesker (butterfly) and Christi Chronowski (freestyle) were selected honorable mention all-America.
Paul VI has fielded a varsity swim team only three seasons. The top 25 teams in the country are recognized and for the Fairfax school to earn such plaudits so quickly is rather remarkable.
Each of the four members placed at the Washington Metro Championships last spring, three of the four placed in another stroke, demonstrating their skill and team balance.
The Northern Virginia Athletics, Administrators and Coaches Association announced they are seeking persons who wish to become active members. The organization, which presents three annual scholarships of $1,000 to graduating seniors in the Northern virginia high schools as well as work to improve the sports programs in the Northern Region, is open to any present or former coach, athletic director or administrator of a public or parochial school in Northern virginia.
Breakfast meetings of the association are regularly held on the first Yhursday of each month September through June at the Howard Johnson in Springfield. Prominent guest speakers are scheduled at each meeting. Dr. Ash Hayes, Executive Director o the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is the guest speaker for October 1st.
Einstein head football coach Jamie Hunter certainly remembers the tough days when he wasn't sure he could survive an entire season. Times have certainly changed.
Last week, Einstein took on defending Maryland State AA champion Gaitherburg and shocked the Trojans, 11-0.
"I haven't been here but five years but I would have to say this might be the schools's best victory," Hunter said. "It was a great team effort, the kids really played very well. Charlie Barber was outstanding with many tackles and two safeties. The kids just went out and stayed aggresive and they (Gaithersburg) never got out of the hole.
"We told the kids to just go out and play hard. They were out there flying around and we did fine."
Five years ago, the Titans were 0-10. Hunter's first year produced two victories. His next three seasons produced 6-4, 3-7 and 5-4 years. Now reclassified in AA, Hunter remains cautiously optimistic.
The 22nd annual D.C. basketball clinic will be held October 2nd and third at the Ramada in Lanham. Featured guest speakers include University of North Carolina coach Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Purdue's Gene Keady, Baylor Gene Iba, Maryland's Bob Wade and Catholic's Jack Bruen. DeMatha coach Morgan Wootten will also participate and his team will demonstrate the various skills and techniques.
For further information, contact Wootten at 864-2755 or Joe Gallagher at 686-0151.