Audric Gupton ’20 Reed Shemwell ’21
Last weekend, the Tigers hosted the 2019 NCAA Invitational as their second to last meet of the season. The meet followed an NCAA format that highlighted events such as the 1000 free and the 400 IM. Woodberry’s first splash was big as the Men’s 200 Yard Medley Relay, composed of Charlie Moore ’19, Riley Fletcher ’19, Ben Lundy ’20, and Kyle Floyd ’20 took second place with a time of 1:39.48 – the third fastest regular season time in the last 10-years. Jack Stelter ’20 swam an impressive 1:47.77 to take 1stplace in the Men’s 200 Yard Freestyle. Moore took 3rdplace with a time of 1:52.54. In the Men’s 100 Yard Backstroke, Floyd placed second with a time of 55.37. Stelter added a 2ndin the Men’s 400 Yard IM with a time of 4:32.36. Several races later, he struck again with a 1stplace in the Men’s 100 Yard Freestyle. His roommate, Floyd, took 2ndwith a time of 50.32. To finish the meet, Stelter, Floyd, Lundy, and Moore took 2ndin the Men’s 200 Yard Freestyle Relay.
Congratulations to Drew Lytle ’22 who will be going to States for his 200- and 500-Yard Freestyle. Colm Dodd ‘20 will be joining him for his 200-yard Freestyle. Classmate Liam Desmond ’20 will also be attending after an impressive 2:19.37 in the 200 yard IM.
The meet was dedicated to the Tigers leaving us, including Captain Charlie Moore, Captain Mike Keohane, and Riley Fletcher. As a tradition, the following seniors passed through a line of fellow teammates similar to our senior shake in the spring, commemorating their final season swimming at Woodberry. Their leadership has guided the team for future swimmers and their efforts have not gone unnoticed.