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    Varsity Swimming Rewind

    photoBroad Run’s Jacob Leidy, right, finishes first in the final leg of the 200 free relay, while his relay teammates, from left, Alan Horback, Michael Kopecky and Max Bailey look on. Broad Run’s boys won all three relays in their victory over Freedom Jan. 20.—Photo Courtesy/Marianne Thiede

    Coaches, managers, statisticians and parents: Keep us informed about your favorite varsity swim team this winter. E-mail results, photos, stats and/or recaps to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

    Saturday, Jan. 21

    -Loudoun County vs. Tuscarora (results link)

    Boys: County 150, Tuscarora 136
    Girls: Tuscarora 150, County 136

    Friday, Jan. 20

    -Broad Run vs. Freedom (results link)

    Boys: Broad Run 166.5, Freedom 115.5
    Girls: Freedom 162, Broad Run 124

    BR report: The Spartan boys won all three relays and six of eight individual events, paced by double-winners Jacob Leidy in the 200 I.M (2:07.82) and 100 fly (54.55), and Justin Allen in the 200 free (1:59.40) and 500 free (5:32.23). Alan Horback took first in the 100 free (51.76), while Jack Morrisroe won the 100 back and earned a Northwest Regional qualifying time (58.67).

    The 50 free featured Loudoun’s top high school sprinters—Freedom’s Michael Harmon and Broad Run’s Alan Horback – going head to head. The race was tight until the closing yards, where Harmon edged Horback, 22.51 to 22.72.

    The Spartan boys qualified their third relay for Regionals when the team of Morrisroe, Allen, Horback and Leidy combined for a 3:32.23 in the 400 free relay. The Spartans also took first in the 200 medley relay with Michael Kopecky, Max Bailey, Allen and Morrisroe (1:48.45) and the 200 free relay with Bailey, Kopecky, Horback and Leidy (1:34.73).

    Top 3 individual finishers for Broad Run were: Morrisroe (2d, 100 fly), Matt Bayley (2d, 500 free), Alex Horvath (3d, 500 free), Kopecky (2d, 100 back), Bailey (2d, 100 breaststroke) and Cameron Riordan (3d, 100 breaststroke).

    Caroline Ruttenberg won two freestyle events for the Spartan girls. Swimming the 50 free for the first time this season, Ruttenberg took first from Lane 8 with a 26.24. She also won the 200 free (2:04.59). Broad Run freshman Emily Adams, also swimming in Lane 8, won the 100 free by more than 2 seconds (58.28).

    The Broad Run girls recorded their fastest time this season in the 200 free relay, with Ruttenberg and Adams teaming with Brooke Graham and Megan Thiede for the win (1:50.21).

    Spartan girls with top 3 individual finishes were: Caroline Haines (3d, 200 free), Marissa Coggins (3d, 200 I.M. and 100 free), Graham (3d, 50 free and 100 breaststroke), Thiede (2d, 100 fly), Sarman (3d, 100 fly) and Adams (3d, 100 back).

    Next up for Broad Run is the Cedar Run District Championship on Feb. 3 at Freedom Center in Manassas.


    photoBroad Run junior Anna Sarman, left, catches her breath after rallying from behind to edge out Stonewall Jackson’s Lauren Perez in the anchor leg of the 400 free relay.—Photo Courtesy/Marianne Thiede

    Saturday, Jan. 14

    -Broad Run vs. Stonewall Jackson/Osbourn

    BRHS report: The Broad Run girls and boys swim teams, competing without many of their key swimmers, each won a pair of Cedar Run district meets this weekend at the Freedom Center in Manassas.

    The Spartan girls handily defeated Stonewall Jackson 184-98 on Friday, followed by a narrower victory against Osbourn 155-130 on Saturday. In Friday’s meet, the girls won 6 of 8 individual events and all three relays. Sophomore Brooke Graham led the scoring with wins in the 200 I.M. (2:34.06) and 500 free (6:38.02).  Freshman Caroline Haines recorded her first individual win for the season in the 100 fly (1:07.08), while fellow freshman Megan Thiede took first in the 100 back (1:05.46). Juniors Caroline Ruttenberg (200 free, 2:06.25) and Anna Sarman (50 free, 28.99) also scored wins. Sarman surged ahead to edge out the final Stonewall Jackson swimmer in the anchor leg of the 400 free relay,  4:17.51 to 4:17.54, where she was teamed with Marissa Coggins, Madeline Williams and Thiede. Sarman, Thiede, Ruttenberg and Gina Pappagallo combined for the winning 200 medley relay (1:54.89), and Pappagallo, Graham, Coggins and Ruttenberg took first in the 200 free relay (1:54.89).

    The Spartans girls relied more heavily on their depth to capture the victory over Osbourn on Saturday. Broad Run took first in 4 individual events and one relay but outscored Osbourn in six individual events. Individual winners were Ruttenberg in the 200 I.M. (2:21.13), Sarman in the 100 fly (1:07.37), Thiede in the 100 free (1:03.06) and Coggins in the 100 back (1:10.57). The Spartan girls were especially strong in the 100 back, where Coggins, Sarman and Pappagallo scored the 1-2-3 sweep, and Sarah White finished in fifth. Coggins, Haines, Thiede and Ruttenberg closed out the meet by winning the 400 free relay (4:14.84).

    The meets were closer for the Broad Run boys, as they defeated Stonewall Jackson 166-120 and Osbourn 149-137. In the Stonewall meet, senior Alan Horback and sophomore Jack Morrisroe each contributed two wins, with Horback capturing first in the 200 I.M. (2:16.28) and 500 free (5:29.66) and Morrisroe taking first in the 100 fly (57.51) and 100 free (53.88). Other winners were Jacob Leidy in the 50 free (23.48) and Michael Kopecky in the 100 back (59.94). The Spartans won all three relays, with Morrisroe, Leidy and Kopecky teaming with Max Bailey in the 200 medley relay (1:48.66), Horback joining with Justin Allen, Joey Pappagallo and Cory Johnson in the 200 free relay (1:40.87) and Kopecky, Allen, Morrisroe and Horback swimming on the 400 free relay (3:37.54).

    Despite swimming without senior Jacob Leidy in the meet against Osbourn, Broad Run captured 5 individual wins. Freshman Michael Kopecky scored firsts in both the 50 free (24.49) and 100 back (1:01.28). Horback was first in the 200 free (1:58.00) and Morrisroe took the 100 fly (59.47). Allen captured the 500 free in 5:22.62, knocking 10 seconds off his previous best time. Morrisroe, Allen and Kopecky teamed with Cameron Riordan to win the 200 medley relay (1:50.63).

    Both Broad Run teams bring a 3-2 record into their final dual meet of the season against Freedom Jan. 20 at Ida Lee pool.

    photoHeritage High School’s Tim Burris helps the Pride earn a state qualifying time in the 200-yard freestyle relay Jan. 14 in a meet against Battlefield at Ida Lee.—Photo Courtesy/Gemma Rosenburg

    -Heritage vs. Battlefield (results link)

    Boys: Battlefield 184, Heritage 101
    Girls: Battlefield 193, Heritage 93

    HHS report: The Heritage Pride lost against the much larger Battlefield team who is AAA compared to our AA size, but there were some good performances. The boys team added another state cut in the 200 free relay. And the girls team added three individual cuts – Katie Lee in 100 back and Kaleigh Rosenburg in 200 free and 500 free.

    photoBroad Run High School sophomore Jack Morrisroe makes the final turn in the 100 fly during a Jan. 7 meet against Patriot High School. Morrisroe placed second in the 100 fly and won the 100 backstroke for the Spartans.—Photo Courtesy/Marianne Thiede

    Saturday, Jan. 7

    -Broad Run vs. Patriot (results link)

    Boys: Patriot 163, Broad Run 123
    Girls: Patriot 166, Broad Run 120

    BR report: In a meet filled with tight finishes, Patriot High School defeated the Broad Run boys and girls swim teams in a Cedar Run District meet. Broad Run seniors Alan Horback and Jacob Leidy each won two individual events with Northwest Regional qualifying times. In the closest race of the night, Horback edged out Patriot’s Marcus Quint in the 100 free, 50.32 to 50.34. Horback also won the 50 free (22.96). Leidy’s victories came in the 200 I.M. (2:01.46) and 100 breaststroke (1:05.18). Sophomore Jack Morrisroe also took first in the 100 back (59.58) and second in the 100 fly (57.42). Horback, Leidy and Morrisroe teamed with Michael Kopecky for a win in the 200 free relay in a season-best time of 1:34.28. Other top 3 individual finishers for Broad Run were: Justin Allen (3d, 200 free, 500 free), Kopecky (3d, 100 back), and Max Bailey (3d, 100 breaststroke).

    Junior Caroline Ruttenberg led the Broad Run girls with two individual first places and two exciting finishes. In the 200 I.M. Ruttenberg and Patriot’s Samantha Baird went stroke for stroke in the freestyle leg, with Ruttenberg winning 2:20.28 to Baird’s 2:20.47. After taking first in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.31), Ruttenberg nearly pulled off a come-from-behind win as she anchored the 400 free relay, but Patriot was able to hang on, 4:05.25 to 4:05.31. Freshman Emily Adams notched her first individual win for the season as she out-touched Baird in the 100 back, 1:05.46 to 1:05.84. Junior Anna Sarman was first in the 100 fly (1:06.81). Adams, Ruttenberg and Sarman teamed with Brooke Graham to win the 200 medley relay (2:03.44), while Sarman and Graham teamed with Gina Pappagallo and Megan Thiede for the winning 200 free relay (1:54.40). Other top 3 individual finishers for Broad Run were: Adams (2d, 500 free), Graham (2d, 100 free, 3d, 100 breaststroke) Thiede (2d 50 free; 3d, 500 free), and Sarman (3d, 200 free).

    The Spartans have a doubleheader this weekend, facing Stonewall Jackson on Friday and Osbourn on Saturday at the Freedom Center in Manassas.

    -Loudoun County vs. Handley (results link)

    Boys: Loudoun County 97, Handley 73
    Girls: Loudoun County 94, Handley 76

    -Loudoun County vs. Heritage (results link)

    Boys: Loudoun County 157, Heritage 229
    Girls: Loudoun County 164, Heritage 122

    LC report: The Raiders swam against Handley HS in Winchester at 7:45 a.m. (leaving LCHS at 5:45 a.m.), and then returned to Ida Lee at 8 p.m. to take on and defeat Heritage HS. Several LCHS swimmers earned state qualifying times in individual events in the second meet of the day, including Adrienne Rivera (100 Breaststroke), Courtner Clark (200 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle with lead-off relay split from 400 Freestyle Relay), Jake Koenig (200 Freestyle) and Sophie Newton (100 Freestyle).

    -Potomac Falls vs. Woodgrove (results link)

    Boys: Potomac Falls 198, Woodgrove 83
    Girls: Potomac Falls 179, Woodgrove 106

    -Tuscarora vs. Dominion (results link)

    Boys: Tuscarora 143, Dominion 140
    Girls: Dominion 146, Tuscarora 140


    photoJake Schroth of Heritage High School swims the fly in the mixed 400 medley relay Dec. 29 at the Potomac Relays and Sprint Invitational. Schroth, along with Allison Grecco (back), Kaleigh Rosenburg (breast) and Daniel McAllister (free) won the event in 4:02.87.—Photo Courtesy/Gemma Rosenburg

    Thursday, Dec. 29

    Potomac Relays and Sprint Invitational (full results)

    -Combined Team Scores
    Potomac Falls - 277
    Loudoun County - 227.5
    Dominion - 179.5
    Heritage - 152
    Freedom - 148
    Stone Bridge - 110
    Briar Woods - 100

    -Girls Team Scores
    Loudoun County - 102
    Dominion - 91
    Potomac Falls - 78
    Freedom - 78
    Stone Bridge - 55
    Briar Woods - 54
    Heritage - 48

    -Boys Team Scores
    Potomac Falls - 157
    Dominion - 88.5
    Loudoun County - 85.5
    Heritage - 70
    Freedom - 46
    Briar Woods - 32
    Stone Bridge - 27


    Saturday, Dec. 17

    Boys: Tuscarora 176, Woodgrove 109 (results link)

    Girls: Tuscarora 168, Woodgrove 104 (results link)

    photoBroad Run High School swimmer Jacob Leidy competes in the 100 fly during a meet against Battlefield on Dec. 17. Leidy won the 100 fly and the 100 back at the meet.—Photo Courtesy/Marianne Thiede

    Boys: Battlefield 155, Broad Run 130

    Girls: Battlefield 128, Broad Run 104

    BR report: Defending district champion Battlefield High School defeated the Broad Run boys and girls swim teams in a Cedar Run District meet Saturday, handing the Spartan boys their first dual meet loss in five years. The Battlefield boys won 155-130 and the girls won 182-104, in an extremely fast meet where most of the event winners posted Northwest Region or AAA State qualifying times.

    Although each boys team won four individual events and Broad Run won two of the three relays, Battlefield’s deep roster provided the Bobcats with the margin of victory. Broad Run’s Jacob Leidy lead the Spartans with two wins and two regional qualifying times, in the 100 fly (54.46) and 100 back (55.34). Alan Horback won the 50 free in 23.12, also a regional qualifying time. Justin Allen turned in a personal best 2:12.45 to win the 200 I.M.

    Leidy and Horback teamed with Jack Morrisroe and Max Bailey for a dramatic win in the 200 medley relay, where Horback out-touched Battlefield’s Bob Chapman to take first by five hundredths of a second, 1:44.05 to 1:44.10. Both relays qualified for regionals. Michael Kopecky joined Leidy, Horback and Morrisroe in the 200 free relay, which Broad Run won in a regional qualifying time of 1:34.87.  Other top three individual finishers for the boys were: Bailey (2d, 100 breaststroke), Morrisroe (3d, 200 free, 500 free), Kopecky (3d, 50 free), Will Metzfield (3d, 100 fly) and Horback (3d, 100 free).

    Anna Sarman’s win in the 500 free (5:57.59) prevented a sweep of the individual events by the Battlefield girls. The Broad Run girls were also first in the 200 free relay (1:51.23), where Sarman teamed with Brooke Graham, Megan Thiede and Emily Adams. Spartan girls finishing in the top three were: Caroline Ruttenberg (2d, 100 free, 100 breaststroke), Adams (2d, 200 free, 3d, 100 fly), Caroline Haines (2d, 200 I.M., 3d, 100 back), Thiede (2d, 100 back) and Marissa Coggins (3d, 50 free, 500 free).

    Broad Run’s next meet is Jan. 7 against Patriot High School.

    Friday, Dec. 16

    Boys: Loudoun County 156, Briar Woods 130 (results link)

    Girls: Briar Woods 185, Loudoun County 101 (results link)

    Friday, Dec. 9

    Boys: Loudoun County 142, Freedom 140 (results link)*

    Girls: Loudoun County 144, Freedom 142 (results link)*

    *After clicking on link, you may need to hit enter again for results to appear.

    Saturday, Dec. 3

    -Briar Woods 177, Fauquier 97
    -Dominion 165, Woodgrove 111
    -Broad Run 179, Heritage 107

    -Briar Woods 211, Fauquier 73
    -Dominion 174, Woodgrove 119
    -Broad Run 167, Heritage 119
    -Tuscarora 203, Park View 78

    Friday, Dec. 2

    Boys: Potomac Falls 196.5, Loudoun County 89.5

    Girls: Potomac Falls 159, Loudoun County 127



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