Lauren Klinefelter swimming the 200 IM. (Andrew Barren’22/Media)
The AquaVikes’ postseason continued this week, with Central Districts Championships being on Thursday, February 14.
District championships were exciting, with all 28 teams in Academy’s district coming to compete. In the end of the meet, the Vikings placed second out of 30 teams with 300 points compared to first place CSG’s of 355.
Coming out of the gates, the 200 medley relay of Inji Kang’19, Abby Yakam’20, Whitney Hannallah’20, and Sarah Cabre’19 placed fourth overall. Freshman Alexandra Butnariu then placed seventh in the 200 free.
Cabre took the bronze for Academy in the 200 IM. Freshmen Lauren Klinefelter and Mary Kate Prall and junior Annalise Grammel placed sixth, eighth, and eleventh, respectively.
Sammie Kass’19 placed third in the 50 free, and Klinefelter and Hannallah placed sixth and thirteenth in the 100 fly, respectively.
Kass also won the 100 free, followed by Grammel in fifth place and Callista Popp’19, who tied for thirteenth. In the 500 free, Butnariu clenched tenth for CA.
Cabre, Klinefelter, Grammel, and Kass finished in third for the Vikes in the 200 free relay.
Kang placed ninth in the 100 back, followed by Prall in tenth and Taylor Warren’20 in twelfth. Hannallah, Yakam’20, and Yakam’22 placed seventh, eleventh, and thirteenth, respectively in the 100 breast.
Rounding out the meet was a first-place victory in the 400 free relay by Cabre, Butnariu, Klinefelter, and Kass.
In addition, diver Jordan Skilken’19 won her second district title with an impressive 568.15.
Everyone who placed fifth or above in an event will swim again for the last time this season at the state meet, which runs from Wednesday, February 20 to Saturday, February 23.