The Gonzaga Swim and Dive Team completed a successful “Triple Crown” season last week, a feat that had not be accomplished by any team since the last time the Eagles did it in 2012. They started with a decisive win at National Catholics in January, competing against Catholic schools from both the area and out of state. They extended their reign as WMPSSDL champions by winning for the seventh consecutive year (pictured above). Finally, the team competed in Metros, an incredibly competitive meet that draws nearly all public and private schools in the Washington metropolitan area. Despite placing first in only two events, the Eagles’ incredible depth allowed them to claim the title. Congratulations to the entire team and Coaches Patrick Maloney and Anita O’Quinn!
“On the men’s side, Gonzaga College High School won Metros for the 2nd year in a row with 374 points, followed by Churchill High School (324 points) and Georgetown Prep (318 points). Our simulation correctly predicted that Gonzaga would finish 1st, but calculated that Georgetown Prep would beat Churchill.
Here are the results from the meet: 2017 Metros Results – Boys
Here is an expert from the Washington Post coverage of Metros:
“On the boys’ side, defending champion Gonzaga was strong out of the gate to win the team title with 374 points. Churchill claimed second (324), and Georgetown Prep finished third (318). The Eagles kicked off the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:33.12, which was anchored by a strong freestyle leg from senior Ryan Windus, who later won the 50-free title in 20.65 seconds. ‘I was fourth in the event last year, so that really motivated me to win,’ Windus said. ‘I feel pretty good about my performance.'”
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