SwimSwam contributor Matt Rees was on hand for some very fast high school swimming at the 2019 VHSL Northern Region 6A Championships. You can read the full recap here, and keep scrolling for an interview with two of the big stars, plus race videos.
Videos and recaps courtesy of Matt Rees.
Interview – Anthony Grimm and Victora Huske
Among scores of standout swimmers, in the always-competitive championship meet, there were two who stood out from the rest: Anthony Grimm of Oakton and Victoria Huske of Yorktown. Both sophomores, they are on track to join the ranks of numerous other swimming standouts to have emerged from Northern Virginia
Girls 200 IM – Victoria Huske, Yorktown 1:58.13
Boys 50 Free – Anthony Grimm, Oakton 20.13
Grimm followed with a win in the 50 free. His 20.13 took down the regional record held by University of Michigan junior James Jones.
Girls 100 Free – Victoria Huske, Yorktown 50.04
Huske won the 100 free with a 50.04 that also broke a regional record that had been held by Hannah Baker.
Boys 100 Free (Fastest Heat)
Osbourn Park’s Steven Butler won the final heat with a time of 47.02, but Washington-Lee’s Kai Green had already gone 46.89 in the previous heat to take the overall win. The meet was moved from a prelims-finals format to timed finals due to the weather on Friday.
Boys 100 Back – Anthony Grimm, Oakton, 46.63
Grimm used his extraordinary underwaters to deliver a sizzling 46.63 victory in the 100 back (see the race here), breaking a regional record held by current University of Texas senior (and fellow Oakton High graduate) John Shebat.
Girls 100 Breast – Anna Keating, James Madison 59.83
Anna Keating, a junior at James Madison who has already committed to the University of Virginia, knocked more than a second off the regional record she set last year in the 100 breast. Her 59.83 (see the race here) was just off her time in the conference championship meet, which was the 8thfastest all time in the 15-16 age group.