|Broad Run SR Jacob Leidy (center) was a double winner claiming the 100 fly, 100 back.|
Article and Photos Courtesy of Marianne Thiede
(Feb. 7, 2012) - Broad Run High School senior Jacob Leidy was the sole boy's double-winner at the Cedar Run District Championships Friday night at the Freedom Center in Manassas. Leidy posted season-best times en route to his wins in the 100 fly (52.62) and 100 back (55.20). His 100 fly time also automatically qualifies Leidy for the AAA state championship meet.
In the girls meet, Broad Run junior Caroline Ruttenberg swam to her first district title in the 200 free by knocking nearly two seconds off her seed time and finishing in 2:02.86. Ruttenberg climbed the podium again in the 500 free, where she finished third.
|Freedom won the 200 medley relay thanks to Stephanie Clarke, Maggie Eaton, Katie Doherty, Katie Johnson|
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The Spartans placed 13 individual swimmers in the top 8, qualifying them for the Northwest Regional Championship at the Freedom Center next Friday. All 6 Broad Run relays also advanced to regionals.
In addition to Leidy and Ruttenberg, individual regional qualifiers are: Alan Horback (2d, 50 free & 100 free), Jack Morrisroe (3d 100 back, 5th 100 fly), Emily Adams (3d 100 back, 5th 100 fly), Caroline Haines (5th 200 free, 6th 500 free), Megan Thiede (5th 100 back, 6th 100 fly), Justin Allen (7th 500 free, 8th 200 free), Michael Kopecky (6th 100 back, 8th 100 free), Brooke Graham (6th 100 free), Max Bailey (7th 100 breaststroke), Gina Pappagallo (7th 50 free) and Anna Sarman (8th 100 fly).
Freedom's girls placed all three relays in the top 3, winning the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:56.86. Freedom’s boys also advanced to regionals in the 200 medley and 200 free relays.
Freedom swimmers finishing in the top 8 and advancing to regionals include: Stephanie Clarke (2d 100 back, 3d 100 fly), Olivia Doherty (2d 200 free, 4th 500 free), Maggie Eaton (3d 100 breaststroke, 6th 200 I.M.), Katie Doherty (4th 200 I.M., 4th 100 fly), Rebecca Mignone (4th 50 free, 5th 100 free), Katie Johnson (4th 100 breaststroke, 5th 50 free), Alexander Myers (5th 50 free & 100 breaststroke), Grace Morales (5th 500 free, 6th 200 free), John O’Brien (5th 100 free, 7th 200 I.M.) and Austen Bundy (7th 100 fly).
Freedom sprinter Michael Harman, who did not swim the 50 free Friday but sits atop the VivaLoudoun time chart in that event, has posted a 50 time that already qualifies him for the regional and AAA state meets.
|Broad Run's 3rd place 200 medley relay: Brooke Graham (front), Emily Adams (l), Anna Sarman (c), Caroline Ruttenberg (r).|
|Broad Run JR Caroline Ruttenberg (c) won the 200 free while Freedom's Olivia Doherty (l) was 3rd|
|Broad Run SR Alan Horback receives 2nd place award in 100 free from asst. coach Brad Dunn|
|Broad Run's Alan Horback (L), Jacob Leidy (C), and Jack Morrisroe along with Michael Kopecky (not pictured) took 2nd in the 200 free relay|
|Broad Run claimed 2 of the 3 spots in the 100 back with Jacob Leidy (C), taking 1st, Jack Morrisroe (L) finishing 3rd|
|Broad Run FR Emily Adams (L) was 3rd in the 100 back|
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