December 1, 2017 Published in Other News, Sports

Saints Defend Alexandria Swim-Dive Championship Title

By Katie Smythe

SSSAS wins 2017 Mayor's Trophy (courtesy photo)

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School won the annual Alexandria City Swim and Dive Championship for the third consecutive year on Nov. 28, defeating T. C. Williams and Bishop Ireton. The Saints retain the coveted Mayor’s Trophy for another year.

Until two years ago, the Bishop Ireton Cardinals dominated the All-City Championship, winning the overall title and trophy for 13 successive years. The Saints edged out Bishop Ireton by one point in the 2015 championship and in 2016, SSSAS won by 48 points.

In this year’s tri-school championship, the Saints won by 89 points with a combined score of 416 points under third-year head coach Evan Stiles. The T. C. Williams Titans finished in second place with 327 points, and Bishop Ireton was third overall with 268 points.

The SSSAS women’s squad won top honors for the first time in recent history. The Ireton women took first place in the tri-school championship the previous five years. The Saints finished a distant second behind the Cardinal women last year and the T. C. women were third. This year the Saints captured first place with a 55-point advantage over the T. C. Titans in second place.

The results follow for each squad from this year’s All-City Championship.

Combined Scores:
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes 271, Bishop Ireton 116
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes 199, T.C. Williams 145
T.C. Williams 182, Bishop Ireton 152

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes  211
T. C. Williams  156
Bishop Ireton  144

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes  205
T. C. Williams  171
Bishop Ireton  124

The three schools will meet again in the pool for the 2018-2019 Alexandria Swim and Dive Championship. Meanwhile, many of the competitors will revert to teammates on club teams or long-standing friendships typical of the converging neighborhoods and sports.

See more photos from the 2017 Alexandria City Swim-Dive Championship.

2017 Alexandria Swim-Dive Championship

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