At the Division 1 Championships the Lady Barons completed one of their season long goals, winning the division. They finished with a dual meet record of 4-1, their best record since 2014-2015. The only loss came against the defending Metro and State champion Walter Johnson Wildcats in the last dual meet of the season. A first place finish at the division championships would not only win the meet, but also secure the division title. Projected to finish second, the girls stepped up in every single event.
Senior Maddy Pfaff, junior Ellie McGrath, and sophomore Emma Gold kicked things off with 1st, 2nd, and 4th place finishes in girls diving, giving the Lady Barons 52 points and a lead they would never relinquish. The relay team of junior Christina Trnkus, freshmen Jazz Barry and Samantha Smith, and senior Caroline Karson dropped 1.5 seconds off their season best time in the 200 medley relay and continued to hold their spot atop the MCPS rankings with a 1st place finish. Key peformances were turned everywhere…..freshman Samantha Smith (200 free/100 back), sophomore Caroline Hallmark (200/100 free), sophomore Katie Stevenson (200/500 free), freshman Jill Berger (200 IM/500 free), freshman Jazz Barry (50 free/100 breast), freshman Delia Vanderzon (100 free/back), junior Christina Trnkus (100 fly/back), freshman Nellie Trnkus (200 IM/500 Free), junior Gabi Meisel (200 IM/100 breast), senior Rachel Danegger (50 free/100 breast), senior Caroline Karson (50 free/100 fly), sophomore Ashley Byrnes (100 free), and sophomore Nicole Vanderzon (100 fly).
***NEW School records were set by freshman Jill Berger (500 free – 4:58.07 — top time in MCPS), freshman Jazz Barry (100 breast – 1:05.76), and the relay team of Jill Berger, Caroline Hallmark, Caroline Karson, and Samantha Smith (400 free relay – 3:35.53 — top time in MCPS).