Maggie Walker Boys and Girls Win Central Region Swim Championships

After two postponements, the Central Region Swim Meet was held on February 13, 2010 at the NOVA Aquatic Center. Encouraged by their head coach, Robb Sultzer and assistant coach, Lindsey Strachan (who also swam for Maggie Walker) the Dragon Boys and Girls claimed the Central Region Titles, the Boys scored 174 points and the Girls scored 164 points. Hunter Knight was named Central Region Swimmer of the year.Thirty two swimmers from Maggie Walker participated in the meet with 16 swimmers qualifying for states.  The following photographs were taken at the Central Region Swim meet. 

The Boys 200 Medley Relay of Matt Hesser, Hunter Knight, Ben Catanese and Christian Vivadelli broke the meet record with a time of 1:40.49. The Boy’s 200 IM meet record was broken by Hunter Knight with a time of 1:56.77 (Hunter broke the school record at the January Kecoughtan Invitational with a time of 1:54.00). The Girls 50 Freestyle meet and school record were broken by Hailey Lane with a time of 25.08. The Boys 100 Breaststroke meet record was broken by Hunter Knight with a time of 58.26.

 Claiming first place finishes and automatic state qualifying were: Girls 200 Medley Relay 1:53.26, Ben Catanese 100 Butterfly, 53.27, Teresa Dula 100 Butterfly, 59.43, Matt Hesser 100 Freestyle, 49.60, Christian Vivadelli 500 Freestyle, 4:48.02, Sarah Acree 500 Freestyle, 5:46.14, Boy’s 200 Freestyle Relay, 1:31.04, Ben Catanese 100 Backstroke, 53.69, Meredith Drummond 100 Breaststroke, 1:07.19 and Girls 400 Freestyle relay 3:46.70.

Also qualifying for states were: Matt Hesser in the 200 Freestyle(2nd) 1:49.73, Deanna Gulick, 200 Freestyle(2nd), 2:02.06, Clark Hou, 200 IM(3rd), 2:07.19, Meredith Drummond, 200 IM(2nd), 2:10.68, Teresa Dula, 200 IM(3rd), 2:12.27, Sarah Partridge, 200 IM (5th), 2:19.91, Hailey Lane 100 Freestyle (2nd), 54.49, Alex Kesselring, 500 Freestyle, (3rd) 5:07.90, Jacob Moyar, 500 Freestyle (4th), 5:08.12,Christian Vivadelli 100 Backstroke (3rd), 54.81, Deanna Gulick, 100 Backstroke (4th), 1:01.58, Clark Hou, 100 Breastroke (3rd), 1:03.16, Quint Carr, 100 Breastroke (4th), 1:03.54, Jocelyn Powelson, 100 Breaststroke (3rd) 1:13.76, Emily Larsen, 100 Breaststroke (4th) 1:13.93 and Sarah Partridge 100 Breastroke (5th) 1:14.46.

On Friday, February 19 and 20, the Dragons headed to Princess Anne Recreation Center in Virginia Beach for the State Championship Meet. The Maggie Walker boys finished in 8th place and Maggie Walker girls finished in 19th place.

Maggie Walker was represented by: Deanna Gulick, Sarah Partridge, Teresa Dula, Meredith Drummond, Sarah Acree, Hailey Lane, Ben Catanese, Matt Hesser, Hunter Knight, Quint Carr, Christian Vivadelli, Alex Kesselring, Clark Hou and Jacob Moyar.

Taking top honors were: Hunter Knight 3rd in 100 Breastroke and 7th in 200 IM, Meredith Drummond 4th in 100 Breastroke and 10th in 200 IM, Christian Vivadelli 8th in 400 Freestyle and 15th in 200 Freestyle. The Maggie Walker Boys (Catanese, Hesser, Knight and Vivadelli) finished 6th in the 200 Medley Relay and 7th in the 400 Freestyle Relay.

Also scoring points in the meet were Teresa Dula 12th in 100 Fly and 13th in 200 IM, Ben Catanese 14th in 200 IM and 14th in 100 back, Matt Hesser 16th in 200 Freestyle, Clark Hou 14th in 100 Breaststroke, and Hailey Lane 16th in 50 Freestyle.