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Oakton swim teams finish undefeated

The Oakton boys and girls swim and dive teams completed their second straight undefeated seasons last Friday with wins against Chantilly at Cub Run RECenter. The girls team, which has only lost one meet in the last four years, defeated the Chargers with a final score of 205-110, while the boys came away with a narrow 162-153 victory against their Concorde District foes.

Hana Burkly and Julia Powell took first and second place, respectively, in the dive portion of the meet, while Bennett Fagan placed second. Janet Hu took first place in the 200-yard freestyle. Her brother, Philip, won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard backstroke.

Megan Byrnes captured first place in the girls 200-yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle. Laura Branton won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. Gillian Crews took first in the 100-yard butterfly, while Melissa Shebat won the 100-yard backstroke.

Denny Nguyen placed first in the 500-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke. Nathan Pawlowicz took first in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke.

The Cougars return to the pool Friday for the Concorde District meet at Cub Run RECenter in Chantilly, Va.

McGorty earns top honor

Chantilly senior Sean McGorty was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Virginia Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year last week, making him the first athlete from Chantilly High to be selected for the honor.

The award, which recognizes both athletic excellence and academic achievement, distinguishes McGorty as the state’s best high school cross-country runner. Bound for Stanford next year, the 6-foot-3 senior won the Virginia AAA individual state title and claimed second place at the Foot Locker national meet in San Diego, Ca. He has maintained a 4.25 weighted GPA while also competing in track and field.

— Nick Eilerson