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The Maggie Walker Governor’s School girls swimming and diving team captured the Class 2 state championship in a hotly contested battle with second-place finishers George Mason at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center on Thursday.

The Dragons only had one event winner — Anna Jepson’s meet-record 449.5 in the 1-meter dive — but compiled an assortment of top-tier finishes to boost their team score. In contrast, George Mason won five events, including all three team relays, but couldn’t match Maggie Walker’s depth throughout the competition. The Dragons finished with 354 points to the Mustangs’ 335.

Maggie Walker finished second to George Mason in the trio of relays: the 200-yard medley, 200 free and 400 free. Adeline Cullen finished fourth in the 100 butterfly; Quinn Keatley placed fourth in the 200 IM and 500 free; Kate Farmer came in fourth in the 50 free; and Alicen Potts secured fourth place in the 100 breaststroke.

The Maggie Walker boys finished with 351 points, second to George Mason’s 397. The Green Dragons’ Noah Ratliff won the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.49, and Goochland’s Nick Jean finished second at 54.39. Henry Paulson of Maggie Walker captured the 100 breaststroke title with a time of 1:01.86. His teammate, Joseph Mistretta, placed second in 1:03.82. The team of Ratliff, Lorenzo Galang, Bryce Mortimer and Paulson were victorious in the 400 free relay.

Goochland placed sixth in the both the boys and girls meets.


Boys

Team scores: 1. George Mason 397, 2. Maggie Walker 351, 3. Clarke County 212, 4. Bruton 147, 5. Virginia HS 126, 6. Goochland 121, 7. Radford 113, 8. Marion Senior 96, 9. Patrick Henry 82, 10. Central Woodstock 75

50 free: Roche (GM) 21.67; 100 fly: Ratliff (MWGS) 52.49; 100 free: Roche (GM) 47.85; 100 back: Janicki (GM) 50.1; 100 breast: Paulson (MWGS) 1:01.86; 200 free: Spriggs (BRUT) 1:43.95; 500 free: Goins (RC) 4:59.83; 200 IM: Janicki (GM) 1:51.64: 200 free relay: George Mason (Roche, Ng, Lindly, York) 1:30.22; 200 medley relay: George Mason (Roche, Janicki, McCracken, York) 1:37.44; 400 free relay: Maggie Walker (Ratliff, Galang, Mortimer, Paulson) 3:19.94.

Girls

Team scores: 1. Maggie Walker 354, 2. George Mason 335, 3. Clarke County 236, 4. Strasburg 125, 5. Bruton 124, 6. Goochland 119, 7. Wilson Memorial 111, 8. George Wythe (Wytheville) 109, 9. Marion Senior 106, 10. Virginia HS 103

50 free: Roche (GM) 24.96; 100 fly: Cusano (UNI) 54.54; 100 free: Dunkenberger (GLE) 52.3; 100 back: Cusano (UNI) 55.31; 100 breast: Roche (GM) 1:07.19; 200 free: Miller (POQ) 1:49.13; 500 free: Miller (POQ) 4:53.18; 200 IM: Robinson (GW) 2:11.09: 200 free relay: George Mason (Chadwick, Loeper-Viti, Edson, Roche) 1:41.31; 200 medley relay: George Mason (Reithinger, Roche, Dubois, Chadwick) 1:53.12; 400 free relay: George Mason (Jagerskog, Edson, Dubois, Loeper-Viti) 3:48.72; 1 mtr dive: Jepson (MWGS) 449.5.

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