Swim and dive team finishes fifth at VISAA Championships

February 18, 2014

Madeira varsity swim and dive team concluded its 10-1 season by placing 5th out of 50 teams at the Virginia Independent School State Championships at the George Mason’s Freedom Center in Manassas, VA. The team also won the team sportsmanship award.

Kylie Jordan ’16 won the 200 yd. Individual Medley and 100 yd. Butterfly defending her 2013 titles and broke state records in both events!

Kylie’s time in both events earned her an automatic All-American qualification. She was also named the meet’s most outstanding female athlete for the second consecutive year.

Farrin Saba ’15 took 2nd place in the 50 yd. Freestyle and 5th place in the 100 yd. Freestyle.

Michaela Saunders ‘14 placed 12th in the 200 yd. Freestyle and 11th in the 100 Butterfly.

Carly Yosaitis ’15 came in 12th in the diving event.

Madeira’s relays also swam well placing 15th in the 200 Medley (Marina Pearce ’15, Rachel Tate ’14, Romi Gould ’17, Stephanie Royer ’15), 4th place in the 400 Freestyle (Saba, Saunders, Gould, Jordan), and 2nd place in the 200 Freestyle (Saba, Saunders, Royer, Jordan).

“This was the best state meet we have swum in eight years.” said Madeira Coach Rod Montrie. “We posted 100% best times in finals and our relays were awesome. Our divers did an outstanding job and our senior leadership was second to none with Michaela Saunders having a great meet.”

Read the article about the meet and Kylie’s big races on the Washington Post’s swimming website at www.reachforthewall.com.