The Kettle Run Cougars won their third consecutive Evergreen District boys and girls swimming championship Friday by beating both Fauquier and Brentsville in a tri-dual meet at the Manassas Park Community Center.
The Kettle Run boys defeated Brentsville, 158-128, and beat Fauquier, 218-45, to close out the regular season, while the Kettle Run girls defeated Fauquier, 182-104, and Brentsville, 178-107.
With those victories, the Cougars won the Evergreen regular season title, adding to their victories in the district championship meets each of the past two seasons (an event that won’t be held this season).
In addition to clinching the district title, Kettle Run had multiple swimmers post state-qualifying times. Henry Patrick broke his own record in the 50-meter freestyle – set last season at 22.11 seconds – with a time of 21.93 – a state-qualifying mark.
Also making state cuts were Zach Webb in the 50 free and 500 free, Connor Webb in the 100 fly, Camilla Brizzi in the 100 free, Henry Patrick in the 100 back and the boys 200 medley relay of Patrick, Connor Webb, Zachary Webb and Scott Heckathorn.
Eastern View boys swimming 151, Liberty 128
Eastern View girls swimming 182, Liberty 92
The Liberty boys won five of eight events Friday during a swim dual against Eastern View, but lost the overall competition, 151-128, with the Cyclones depth prevailing.
The Liberty girls won two of six events and lost, 182-92.
Winning events for the Eagles were Chuck Crum (200-meter freestyle, 2 minutes, 0.97 seconds; 500 free, 5:18.09), Jacob Dubnowski (50 free, 25.94), Isaiah Defnall (100 backstroke, 1:15.09), Parker Smith (100 breaststroke, 1:18.24) and Katie Culver (200 free, 2:35.40; 500 free, 7:04.88).
Chancellor boys basketball 71, Liberty 61
The Liberty Eagles fared better against the Chancellor boys basketball team Friday, but still lost to the Chargers, 71-61, at home in Bealeton.
The Eagles previously opened the season with a 78-40 loss to Chancellor.
“A little different,” Liberty coach Pat Frazer said of the rematch Friday.
The Eagles, in fact, trailed by only four points entering the fourth quarter.
“They just hit some big shots there at the end,” said Frazer, whose team fell to 0-11 overall and 0-5 in Conference 22.
Liberty rallied back from an early 20-6 deficit despite losing Hakeem Johnson to a head injury. In his absence, Titus Sizemore led the Eagles with 13 points, while Arber Krasniqi and Brendon Smith had 12 each.
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