RSTA Week 5: Records Fall in Holiday Weekend Meets

Two Lake Anne swimmers set three records in Reston Swim Team Association meets on Saturday.

Emily Meilus broke her own records from 2013 in backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. In the Girls 15-18 50-meter backstroke, she set a new time of 30.55. In the 50-meter Breaststroke, she set a new time of 37.39, taking off more than a second from her 2013 record. In the 50-meter Freestyle, Meilus set a new time of 27.86, replacing her old time of 28.02.

Darius Truong continued his domination of the 11-12 boys age bracket with new records in butterfly (31.89), breaststroke (37.06), and freestyle (29.79). His new freestyle time bested a record set in 1997 by Bobby Burns.

In other pool action, Lake Audubon and Lake Newport both won their meets, setting up a showdown between the two undefeated RSTA teams for this Saturday, July 12 at Lake Audubon.

Lake Audubon Barracudas 650, Lake Anne Stingrays 451

Triple event winners for Lake Audubon were Suya Haering, and Sophia Sobenes. Double event winners were Natalie Abbey, Zachary Bell, Jacob Bowen, Alaina Cordts, Robby Cordts, Elizabeth Crump, Angelika Giavis, Sabrina Groves, Ashley Gurney, Kaliyana Haering, Jackson Harriot, Aidan Scanlan, and Adrianna Smith.

For Lake Anne, triple event winners were Francisco Espinoza, Joanne Fu, Daniel Pons, Darius Truong, and Devin Truong. Double event winners were Adrianna Barkhordari, Sean Hagerup, Neil Kumar, Emily Meilus, Caroline Miller, and Fred Zhang.

Autumnwood Piranhas 504, Glade Gators 468

Triple event winners for Autumnwood were Joanie Belo, Mikayla Kirr, and Kalista Majoros. Double event winners were Bailey Copeland, Delaney Kirr, Valerie Kovacs, James Lyon, Luke McDermott, Evan Melnick, Natalie Metz, Michael Norford, Madison Raikes, Josephine Taylor, Jair Valenzuela, Donovan Wilson, and Liam Wilson.

For Glade, triple event winners were Clara Landeryou, Emily Landeryou, Sophia Landeryou, Joseph Letteri, and Webb Nims. Double event winners were Kathyrn Becker, David Clark, Tor Davidsen, Kellie McCrea, Natalie McCrea, Karan Murari, and Zea Nims.

Lake Newport Lightning 638, Hunters Woods Blue Marlins 461

Triple event winners for Lake Newport were Jeffrey George, Emi Redican, Alina Shannon, Siena Shannon, Meghna Sharma,Casey Storch, Zoe Van Winckel, Alan Yu, and Vania Zeledon. Double event winners were Max Biear, Liam Brennan, Michael George, Dan Ni, Mara Redican, Grant Romero, and Andrew Shedlock.

For Hunters Woods, triple event winners were Mary Byron and Ashley Thai. Double event winners were Sylvia Cheng, Amanda Cornette, Nolan Dunkel, John Evans, Jack Ham, William Harvey, Ryleigh Line, Ashley Turner, Ryan Vintimilla, Timothy Vu, and William Yao.

— Photos and info submitted by Lyn Fiscus Cordts

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