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Overlee swimmers finish 4-1, second in NVSL's Division 1

Arlington Forest also ends season with a victory and 2-3 record
Tyler Hong swims the backstroke for Overlee.

The Overlee Flying Fish of Division 1 of the Northern Virginia Swimming League finished second with a 4-1 record, defeating one of their Arlington rivals in the Donaldson Run Thunderbolts, 277-143, July 15 to cap regular-season dual-meet action.

The second-place finish is the team’s highest since also finishing 4-1 in 2019. Overlee had third-place 3-2 records the past two seasons.

The team’s one loss this season was to the Division 1 champion Tuckahoe Tigers.

Donaldson Run finished 2-3 in Division 1 for the third straight summer.

For Overlee in the July 15 victory, double race-winners were Hannah Williams, Charlie Hartman, Sydney Paisley, Miles Lewis, Claire Cocker, Tommy Weber and Violet Mullen. Single winners were Whit Kouhestani, Tyler Giese, Mac Busen, George Cocker, Luke Aslaksen, Alex Bristow, Tyler Hong, Natalie Anderson, Caroline Bailey, Frederick Papadopoulos, Moira Kinsella, Jay Young and Samantha Bravery.

After the freestyle races, Overlee had established a commanding lead of 59-31. The Flying Fish stretched their lead through the rest of the individual events and had secured enough points to guarantee victory entering the relays.

Overlee won nine of 12 relays.

For Donaldson Run, Rachel Conley, James Madden and Mitchel Robinson were double race-winners. Single winners were Miles Ledford, Theo Cahill, Jack Tsuchitani, Lila Sherman, Eleanor Wertzler and Pippa Chin-Fatt.

On July 12, Overlee placed third in the league-wide NVSL All-Star Relay Carnival with 502 points and Donaldson Run was fourth with 454. Tuckahoe won with 644 and Chesterbrook was second with 598.

Overlee won four relays – the boys age 9-10 freestyle, the girls 11-12 free, the boys mixed-age free race and the boys 9-10 medley. The Donaldson Run boys 8-under medley relay finished second.

• The Arlington Forest Tigers (2-3) completed their regular-season dual meets with a 224-196 victory over the visiting Villa Aquatic Gorillas on July 15. The Tigers finished fourth in the division standings.

The Tigers’ Eli Martin set a new 15-18 boys backstroke team record, finishing the race with a time of 27.65, which broke his own record of 27.85 set earlier this season.

Double race-winners for Arlington Forest were Martin, Brandon Dasch, Bella Foshay and Alexandra Seidman. Single winners were Layla Landgraf, Sophia Cordon, Sophia Canny, Avery Lehman, Alex Hamill, Joey Dansereau, Aiden Kunkle and Cole Klapmust.

During a moment near the end of the meet, Tigers graduating seniors Tyler Arrowsmith, Matthew Giglio, Sarah Hallinan, Brady Krohl, Kane Pulsifer, Brian Weiser, Helen Yingling and Owen Yingling were honored.

Next for the NVSL swimmers over the next two weeks are first the the divisional championships, followed by the season-ending individual all-star meet at Orange Hunt pool in Springfield, hold all day on Saturday, July 29.