Future Hokie Ryan Vipavetz Takes Two Events on Day 1 of Maryland LC State

2019 Maryland State LC Meet

  • May 31st – June 2nd
  • Hosted by RMSC
  • Rockville Swim Center, Rockville, MD
  • LCM
  • Results on MeetMobile

The Maryland State LCM meet kicked off last night with timed finals of the 400 free, 200 back, and 50 free. Virginia Tech recruit Ryan Vipavetz (RMSC) doubled up with a pair of freestyle wins in the Open boys 400 and 50. Vipavetz was dominant in the 400 free, clocking a 3:59.20 for his first sub-4:00 performance of the year. Vipavetz has a personal best of 3:56.67, which he swam at the 2018 US Winter Nationals. He then went on to swim a 24.61 to win the 50 free in the last event of the meet. Vipavetz just narrowly out-touched Ian Mackey (RMSC), who came into the wall in 24.64.

12-Year-Old teammates Andre Brooks and Kyle Wang (ASA) battled it out in the boys 11-12 400 free, with Brooks coming out just a hair ahead. Brooks took out an early lead, splitting 1:06.24, 1:12.35, and 1:12.25 on the first 3 100s, then tearing home in 1:07.48 for a 4:38.32. Wang split 1:07.22, 1:11.90, 1:11.78, and 1:07.49 for a 4:38.49, and a close 2nd place. Adriano Arioti (RMSC) took the 11-12 boys 200 back by a whopping 13 seconds, clocking a 2:22.88.

Nina Allen (RMSC) won the girls 13-14 50 free in a tight race with Lauren West (Unattached). Allen got her hand on the wall in 27.54, just ahead of West (27.66). Adrianna Caponiti (RMSC) won the 11-12 girls 400 free with a 4:48.59. The time marked a 4 second drop from her personal best, which she had just set in early May.

Other event winners

  • girls 13-14 400 free: Rachel Soubier (RMSC) – 4:33.11
  • girls open 400 free: Kaitlin Gravell (RMSC) – 4:28.91
  • girls 11-12 200 back: Andrea Dworak (RMSC) – 2:39.15
  • girls 13-14 200 back: Victoria Svensson (ASA) – 2:26.98
  • boys 13-14 200 back: Andrew Eliason (RMSC) – 2:15.48
  • girls open 200 back: Sarah Culkin (RMSC) – 2:22.85
  • boys open 200 back: Andrei Schwartz (RMSC) – 2:11.14
  • boys 13-14 50 free: Andrew Eliason (RMSC) – 25.12
  • girls open 50 free: Sarah Culkin (RMSC) – 27.96

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Sarah Culkin is da bomb! All 88 pounds of her (possible overestimation).