Athletics Recap - Week of February 10-17

February 17, 2017
Annie Newton '20

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  • Swim and Dive

Metros at Germantown Swim Center

The Madeira Varsity swim and dive team participated in the 2017 Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, 2/11 at the Germantown Swim Center. 

Madeira had an excellent showing, finishing 6th out of 34 teams.

The meet opened with a great performance by the 200 Medley Relay (Meaghan Doyle ’19, Lily Rathbun ‘20, Lindsay Lukehart ’19, Giovi Moriarty ’18) that was seeded 20th , placed 17th in prelims and finished 16th with a time of 1:52.87 less that one second off the team record. 

Izzy Gati ‘18 placed 2nd in the 100 Butterfly with an All-American time of 54.28 and 2nd in the 200 Freestyle in an All-American time of 1:50.67 and. 

Maddie Heilbrun ’18 took 2nd place in the 200 Individual Medley with an All-American time of 2:03.06 and 7th place in the 100 Backstroke (57.84). Maddie Heilbrun's time in the 100m Backstroke was also a new team record!

Sofie Davis ‘20 finished 6th in the 100 Breaststroke (1:05.75) and 6th in the 200 Individual Medley (2:06.37).

Meaghan Doyle placed 15th in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 54.06 after entering the meet seeded 22 and placing 20th in the preliminaries.

Also qualifying and swimming great races were Morgan Rushforth ’19, Grace Frerichs ’20, Molly Watts ’20 and Niya Kelly ’20, and Sophia Bernstein '19.

The biggest excitement was provided by the snail’s freestyle relays. The 200 Freestyle Relay (Gati, Moriarty, Davis, Heilbrun) took second place in a time of 1:37.05 just being edged out by Walter Johnson H.S. by .20 seconds. Less than 30 minutes later was the final race of the meet, the 400 Freestyle relay. After placing 4th in the prelims and facing all the top swimmers in the city including teams from Walter Johnson and ISL Rivals Holton Arms, Madeira (Gati, Doyle, Davis, Heilbrun) won the event by .13 seconds in a new team record and All-American time of 3:30.58.

The team will conclude their season at the Virginia Independent Schools State Championships in Christiansburg, VA on February 17 & 18.

Swim and Dive vs. Oakcrest on Senior Day - W

Swim and Dive hosted and defeated Oakcrest for their Senior Day, honoring Sahana Bhagat, Grace Bilicki, Leah Fine, Claire Simpson, Romi Gould, and Kaitlin McCarthy. Madeira Swim and Dive extended their home meet season to a perfect 9-0!

  • Basketball

Varsity Basketball vs. Sandy Springs at Home - W, 47-37

Varsity Basketball hosted their Senior Night against Sandy Springs at home this week, honoring Hannah Adams, Chioma Anomnachi, Bella Dunlop, Morgan Wallace, Abigail Melton, Alexa Zartman-Ball, and Skylar Meyers. The varsity team went on to defeat Sandy Springs with a score of 47-37. 

Varsity Basketball vs. Holton-Arms away - L, 39-56

Basketball dropped to Holton-Arms away with a score of 39-56. Varsity basketball will finish up regular season next week against Episcopal at home prior to entering the ISL tournament. 

JV Basketball vs. Holton-Arms away - L, 38-39

After dropping to Holton in their first matchup of the season, the Snails came out with something to prove. Madeira jumped to a quick 14-5 lead in the first quarter, and Holton responded with a tough half court press. In a high scoring JV bout, Madeira fell by one point in the last minute off of a ricochet basket from Holton, placing their record at 9-4 on the season. 

  • Squash

Squash vs. NCS at Home - L

On Tuesday, Madeira Squash went against NCS at Regency Sports Center in Tysons. The girls put up a tough fight and ending with a score of 7-6, falling to NCS. 

Squash Senior Night

Madeira Squash hosted an internal scrimmage in honor of their lone senior, Peyton Flory, at the Regency Sports Center in Tysons. The next event for squash is the annual Two Balls One Racquet Tournament on February 26, 2017. 

  • Karate

The Madeira Karate Dojo is proud to announce the following promotions awarded during Module 4.  Promotions are based on proficiency of physical skill, demonstration of personal growth, and time in grade.

Yon kyu (purple belt):  Olivia Levin ’17
Yon-kyu ho (purple stripe on green belt):  Layla Khan ’19 – This is a preparatory rank for purple belt testing upon continued commitment and training.
Go kyu (green belt):  Zixuan (Charlotte) Zhao ’18
Roku kyu (two-stripe white belt):  Ciara O’Donoghue ’18, Stella Adler ’19, Lily Hunt ’20, Kassandra (KC) Jordan ’20, Nisreen Marabe ’20, Grace Morgan ’20, Gabrielle Russo ’20, Marrion Rutkowsky ’20, Aashna Sharma ’20, and Jieyu (Jessica) Wang ‘20

Additionally, Shiye (Sally) Cao ’18 (who holds the rank of purple belt) received the coveted USA Goju pin and Zoe Brauchli ’19 (who holds the rank of green belt) received the USA Goju patch for their leadership and steadfast contributions to the dojo.

Throughout the term, the students learned strikes, kicks, sparring combinations, throws, and empty-handed and bo staff self-defense techniques and forms.  The term was highlighted by three special training sessions under the guidance of visiting instructor Teresa Liao from Aikido of Arlington.  During these sessions, students focused on footwork, body movement, and blending their energy with that of their attacker.