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Ashland placed eighth out of 28 teams at the Championship Meet. We placed first out of Division II teams. This is our best team result in nearly 10 years.
Paul Datovech earned a GRAL scholarship as he prepares to enroll at the University of Mary Washington.
Christine Datovech broke GRAL championship records in 15/18 girls’ 50 free, 100 back, and 50 fly, and she also broke the team record in 50 back.
Kate Balut broke the team record in 13/14 girls’ 50 breast.
Paul Datovech broke the team records in 15/18 boys’ 50 back and 100 back.
Mark Dinger broke the team record in 15/18 boys’ 50 breast.
Thomas Senfield broke the team records in 13/14 boys’ 50 breast and 100 breast.
Kate Balut, Duke Flanagan, Maddie Medei, and Thomas Senfield broke the team record in 13/14 200 free relay and tied the team record in 200 medley relay.
Christine Datovech, Paul Datovech, Mark Dinger, and Ben Morgan broke the team records in 15/18 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.
The following swimmers won first place in their divisions:
Christine Datovech: 50 free, 100 back, 50 fly
Gavin Yonce: 25 fly
Selah Mauney: 100 IM
Andi Medei: 100 IM
Jonathan Morgan: 100 back
Carolyn Wright: 100 breast
Gavin Yonce: 25 back
Congratulations to our 2021 Jamie Hess Award Winners:
Lucy Lynne and Lucas Swager
And congratulations to our Ron DesRoches Winner:
Best of luck to our swimmers headed to the GRAL Championship Meet:
- Ashlyn Arnold
- Caden Arnold
- Kate Balut
- Christine Datovech
- Paul Datovech
- Mark Dinger
- Baxter Dingman
- Theo Dingman
- Grace Gordon
- Duke Flanagan
- Hadleigh Keeton
- Asa Koenig
- Selah Mauney
- Andrew McCall
- Eloise McCall
- Andi Medei
- Emma Medei
- Maddie Medei
- Benjamin Morgan
- Jonathan Morgan
- Caelin O’Connell
- Ty Rhyne
- Emmeline Roberts
- Andrew Senfield
- Samantha Senfield
- Thomas Senfield
- Will Solada
- Carolyn Wright
- Gavin Yonce
- Charlie Yonce
Breakdown of scores was as follows:
Novice: Ashland 630, Hanover 302
Advanced: Ashland 141, Hanover 76
Junior Varsity: Ashland 94, Hanover 38
Varsity: Ashland 59, Hanover 40
Senior Varsity: Ashland 106, Hanover 31
Advanced Relays: Hanover 56, Ashland 48
Senior Varsity Relays: Ashland 96, Hanover 32
Kate Balut broke the team record for 13/14 girls’ 50 breast. Her time was also a pool record. Mark Dinger broke the pool record for 15/18 boys’ 50 breast.
Thomas Senfield broke the pool record for 13/14 boys’ 50 breast. Gavin Yonce broke the pool record for 8/under boys’ 25 back. Grace Gordon, Thomas Senfield, Maddie Medei, and Duke Flanagan broke the pool record for 13/14 200 medley relay. A swimmer from Hanover also broke one pool record.
Quadruple winners were: Dalton Holcombe, Selah Mauney, Andi Medei, Emma Medei, Thomas Senfield, and Gavin Yonce.
Triple winners were: Caden Arnold, Kate Balut, Mark Dinger, Duke Flanagan, Davis Luck, Eloise McCall, Maddie Medei, Ben Morgan, Caelin O’Connell, Emmeline Roberts, Samantha Senfield, and Carolyn Wright.
Charlie Yonce qualified for the championship meet.
Here’s this week’s Bits. Look for information about this week’s meet as well as pictures and information on the team banquet— more to come on that later.
Results by division were as follows:
Novice: Ashland 652, Rockville/DC 418
Advanced: Rockville/DC 139, Ashland 134
Junior Varsity: Rockville/DC 101, Ashland 68
Varsity: Ashland 80, Rockville/DC 75
Senior Varsity: Ashland 112, Rockville/DC 35
Advanced Relays: Ashland 114, Rockville/DC 72
Senior Varsity Relays: Ashland 62, Rockville/DC 56
Christine Datovech broke the GRAL record for 15/18 girls’ 50 backstroke. This was obviously also a team record. Christine also broke team records in 15/18 girls’ 50 fly and 100 free. Thomas Senfield broke the team record in 13/14 boys’ 100 breaststroke.
Caelin O’Connell qualified for the championship meet.
Quadruple winners were: Kate Balut, Andrew McCall, Maddie Medei, and Thomas Senfield.
Triple winners were: Christine Datovech, Paul Datovech, Theo Dingman, Grace Gordon, Dalton Holcombe, Selah Mauney, Andi Medei, Emma Medei, Ben Morgan, Caelin O’Connell, Emmeline Roberts, and Samantha Senfield.