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Three Arlington teams battling for division diving crowns

Donaldson Run, Dominion Hills, Overlee all in running to win
Michael Staren of Donaldson Run dives against Kent Gardens.

An Arlington team, maybe two, likely will be the Division II diving champion of the Northern Virginia Swimming League this summer.

Entering the final week of the regular season Donaldson Run and Overlee are tied for first with 3-1 records. So the county rivals could finish in a two-way tie for the title or one could emerge as the sole champion depending on those week-five results. If both lose, there is a possibility Kent Gardens of McLean (2-1-1) could win the title.

In week four action, Overlee defeated Hayfield Farm, 44-28, while Donaldson Run lost to Kent Gardens, 38-34.

Winning their age groups for Overlee in the victory were Emmie Waltrup (freshman girls), CiCi Yen (junior girls), Stella Barclay (intermediate girls), Nicky Tressler (intermediate boys) and Michayla Eisenberg (senior girls).

Winners for Donaldson Run were Will McCool (freshman boys), Taylor McDonnell (junior girls), Carter Addison (junior boys) and Porter Parish (senior boys).

In Division III, Dominion Hills is another Arlington team tied for first at 3-0-1 with Highlands Swim of McLean with one meet remaining. Those teams don’t meet in the final match.

In its most recent meet, Dominion Hills defeated Dunn Loring, 43-29.

Winning age groups for Dominion Hills were Emma Perkins (freshman girls), Helen Butler (junior girls), Logan DiBenigno (junior boys), Savannah Potter (intermediate girls), Charlie Morrison (intermediate boys) and Ellie Joyce (senior girls).

In Division VII, Arlington Forest (1-3) was nipped by Springfield, 36-35, in its most recent meet.

Winners for the team were Julia Green (intermediate girls), Connor Hogan (intermediate boys) and Quinn Coogen (senior boys).

• At the recent Wally Martin in the 3-meter competition, Overlee’s CiCi Yen won the junior girls to lead the local Arlington divers.

Also, Overlee’s Elizabeth Deegan was fourth in junior girls with Donaldson Run’s Lilly Klein fifth, and Overlee’s Michayla Eisenberg was third in senior girls.

For Arlington Forest, Alexander Stewart was sixth in junior boys and Donaldson Run’s Will McCool was sixth in freshman boys.

In synchronized diving, Yen and McKay Deegan of Overlee won the 12-under girls division with a 79.56 point total and McCool and Ravi Martinez of Donaldson Run finished third in 12-under boys.