F.C. Pools Maintain Lead, Gear Up for All-Star Relay

With the fourth weekend of the Northern Virginia Swimming League summer season in the books, two Falls Church-area pools remain atop their respective division standings, while another scored its first win of the year.

On Saturday at Donaldson Run Pool, Division Two Lee Graham kept its unblemished 4-0 mark intact, winning 234-168.

Katherine Delta, competing in the eight-and-under division, took first in the 25-meter freestyle and breaststrokes, while teammates Logan Coulson Moore and Natalie Leake won in the 50-meter events of the same strokes in their respective age groups. Maddie Cherry of the 9-10 age group scored victories in the 50-meter freestyle and backstroke.

The Lee Graham girls dominated nearly every facet of the meet, including the 200-meter medley relay for 15-18-year olds and 200-meter freestyle relay for mixed age.

Other winners were Cynthia Temeles (50m back), Made Periandri-Harrleson (50m back), Elena Summers (50m breast), Christie DeFlumeri (50m fly), and Kristina Massie (50m fly).

On the boys side, Cynthia Temeles’ brothers, Joshua and David, took first place in the 25-meter and 50-meter breaststrokes, respectively. Freddy Crawford of the 15-18-year old division won the 50-meter freestyle and butterfly, while Justin Britton won the 50-meter back and 25-meter fly.

Lee Graham rolled past Donaldson Run in the relays, taking the 13-14 100-meter medley, the 15-18 200-meter medley, 100-meter eight-and-under freestyle, and the 200-meter mixed-age freestyle events.

Other winners for the boys were Daniel Reinfurt (50m free), Miller Surette (50m back), Lucas Cherry (50m back), Billy Kilgallin (50m breast), Michael Southern (50m fly), and Ben Southern (50m fly).

Across the city, High Point Pool fell into a tie for second place at 3-1, just one meet back from Division Four-leader Fox Mill Woods, after falling to Fairfax 235-167.  Fairfax surged ahead from the beginning, taking three of the 10 freestyle events, and never looked back.

The Dolphins scored victories at the eight-and-under level throughout the morning meet, getting first-place finishes from Lachlan Flatin in the 25-meter freestyle and breast and Sigrid Edson in the 25-meter backstroke and breaststroke.

Flatin currently holds the top time in the 25-meter breast for all of the Northern Virginia Swimming League. Both 100-meter freestyle relays also took first. Additionally, 15-18 standout Hunter Perrot won the 50-meter freestyle and breaststroke events.

Zoe Skoric (25m free), Matthew Shaheen (50m back), Peter House (50m breast), Laura Williams (50m breast) and Kelley Frank (50m fly) rounded out the individual winners. High Point’s 9-10 boys 100-meter medley relay and the 15-18 girls 100-meter medley relay teams also won.

Poplar Heights Pool brought back its first win of the year, moving up to 1-3 in Division Nine after defeating last-place Canterbury Woods on the road 219-183. The Crush got solid efforts throughout its roster, including wins in five of six girls relay events to close out the meet.

Last Wednesday, July 15, all three Falls Church pools participated in the All Star Relay Carnival at Springboard Pool.

On Saturday, each will be back in divisional action, with High Point taking on Fox Mill Woods at home and Poplar Heights hosting Forest Hollow. Lee Graham will race in one of its biggest meets of the year at Tuckahoe in a battle of Division Two’s undefeated squads.