Boys' Swimming Wins Prep League Championship

In the swim and dive world of the Virginia Prep League and the League of Independent Schools, this weekend was a big deal. Swimmers from numerous schools descended upon the pool at St. Catherine's School to claim their stake in the championship meet.
In the end, the Collegiate School boys' team finished number one in the prep league with a huge team effort. Junior Zach Cram set a league record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 51.38 seconds. He also came in first for the 200 free, the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay with teammates Stephen Laming, Liam Ryan, Iain Moore, Charles Armstrong and Christian Mayr. Junior Stephen Laming got in first place in the 500 free and was on the 400 free relay team. The girls' swim team finished second, just 27 points behind number one St. Catherine's. Senior Caroline Baber came in first place in the 200 IM, 100 breast, and in the 200 medley relay with teammates Sally Ennis, Leslie Albrecht and Mackenzie Ferguson.

Collegiate's own diving team was highest scoring for both the boys' and girls'. Senior Andrew Scott came in first place for his third straight Prep League Championship. He also created a new Prep and School record with 568.95 points. Senior Caroline Hall was named the LIS champion with a school record of 421.40 points. It was a great day all around for the Cougar athletes in the pool.

When talking to Coach Peters about the meet days, he had this to say: "It was a full team effort. We brought 16 people to the meet and every single one scored points."

To read more on the meet from the Richmond-Times Dispatch, click here. We are proud of you, Cougars!