The Wootton girls swim team won its fifth straight Metropolitan swimming championship last night at the Martin Luther King Swim Center in Silver Spring.
Good Counsel upset three-year reigning champion Churchill in the boys competition.
Wootton (182) trailed Churchill by a half point going into the final event, the 400-meter free style relay. Churchill did not qualify for the finals, and the Patriots secured the victory.
Good Counsel boys had 207, followed by St. John's with 202, and Churchill finished with 182. Good Counsel won its first Metro championship in four years by taking a lot of second- and third-place finishes and by doing very well in the relays.
St. John's was paced by Steve Mortimer's victories in the 100-meter backstroke and the 200-meter individual medley. St. John's also won the 400-meter free style relay.
Severna Park's Pam Minthorn set two meet records at the championships. The sophomore easily outdistanced the competition in the 200-meter free style in a time of 1:49.77. She also broke her own meet and county record in the 500-meter free style in 4:49.05
Churchill's David Knauert dominated the men's long distance swimming events. He swam to an easy victory in the 200 -- meter free style in 1:42.91. Later in the meet he set a Metro championship and county record in the 500-meter free style in 4:37.64.