Due to snow last year, National Catholics was cancelled. So although Gonzaga Swimming and Diving won both WMPSSDLs and METROS in 2016, the coveted “triple crown” was not possible. 2017 has gone as planned, and the Aqua Eagles will look to sweep championship season for the first time since 2012. The National Catholics win took place on January 22 and the 7th straight Washington Metro Prep School Swimming and Diving League Championship was captured on February 4. METROs are currently underway, click here to see the complete schedule.
SwimSwam.com wrote a great recap to last weekend’s Eagle victory, here is the excerpt:
“The Washington Metro Prep School Swimming and Diving League Championships took place February 2nd– 4th at the Fairland Aquatics Center in Laurel, Maryland.
On the boy’s side Gonzaga College High School came in looking to win their 7th straight title, and they did not disappoint. Six 1st place finishes, including a relay win and two wins from JR Ryan Windus propelled Gonzaga to the top spot with 430 points, followed by Georgetown Prep at 308, and Our Lady of Good Counsel at 277.
Gonzaga’s only relay win came in the first event, the 200 Medley Relay. Made up of William Mudlaff, Devin McNulty, Ryan Windus, and Oliver Shackley, the boys put down a winning time of 1:34.02 over a second ahead of second place finishers DeMatha.
Windus’ first individual win of the meet came in the 50 Free where he just edged out Sterling Smith of DeMatha in 20.53 while Smith followed in 20.79. Windus completed the sweep in the sprint frees with another win in the 100 Free in a time of 45.56, followed by Andrew Omenitsch from Georgetown Prep in 45.93, the only other swimmer to break 46.
As Gonzaga graduates this class of seniors it appears they have numerous underclassmen waiting in the wing to have a go at 8 straight in 2018.”
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