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On Saturday, at Regency Park swimming pool, the summer swim season ended on a sweet note for Leeland Station, as they won the Rappahannanock Swim League National Division Finals Championship. Leeland Station featured four triple winners, who contributed to a commanding 884.5 point performance. Their closest competitor was the Eden Estates Eels with 751 points.
Leeland Station joined the undefeated (5-0) and championshvip ranks of the following RSL teams: Massad YMCA (Battlefield); Curtis Park (Patriot); Regency Park (American).
Twelve-year-old Matt Hopkins established a new RSL yard record for boys 11-12, as finished the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 27.47. Steven Loccisando of Chancellor held the previous record during the 2001 RSL season.
Team totals included: Leeland Station, 885.5; Eden Estates, 751; Spotswood, 735; Salem Fields, 664.5; Lake Wilderness, 564; Hopyard, 211.
Triple Nationals Division Finals winners included: Kristen Reed, Leeland Station, 100-yard IM, 1:17.22, 50-yard freestyle, 29.77, 50-yard
butterfly, 32.52; Hayden Michelback, Spotswood, 100-yard freestyle, 1:01.94, 50-yard butterfly, 32.30, 50-yard breaststroke, 37.06; Matt Hopkins, Leeland Station, 100-yard IM, 108.82, 50-yard butterfly, 27.47, 50-yard breaststroke, 33.83; Mike Johnson, Leeland Station, 100-yard freestyle, 51.70, 50-yard freestyle, 22.94, 50-yard breaststroke, 29.67; Peter Jones, Leeland Station, 25-yard freestyle, 13.25, 25-yard backstroke, 16.63, 25-yard breaststroke, 18.44; Jake Shafer, Leeland Station, 100-yard IM, 58.84, 50-yard butterfly, 25.26, 50-yard backstroke, 27.41.
Eels first place double winners included: Brian Lilly, 25-yard freestyle, 17.06, 25-yard butterfly, 21.11; Emma Parker, 25-yard butterfly, 17.84, 25-yard breaststroke, 20.72; Logan Kraiser, 50-yard freestyle, 40.38, 50-yard backstroke, 50.05; Kimi Howell, 50-yard breaststroke, 39.50, 100-yard IM, 1:16.41; Matthew Marshall, 50-yard breaststroke, 43.13, 50-yard freestyle, 29.34; Zac Connell, 50-yard backstroke, 41.11, 50-yard freestyle, 31.32.
Individual Eel winners included: Kameron Johnson, 25-yard backstroke, 30.27; James Foringer, 25-yard breaststroke, 27.69; Kelsey Johnson, 100-yard IM, 1:18.96; Heather Albert, 100-yard freestyle, 1:07.42; Rachael Webb, 100-yard freestyle, 1:01.84; Tessa Evans, 50-yard backstroke, 45.83; Stephen Hunt, 50-yard backstroke, 33.54.
As for the Hopyard Sea Lions, they finished with a total of 211 points, featuring one double winner and three first place winners. The Sea Lion top finishers included: Zac Connell, 50-yard backstroke, 41.11, 50-yard freestyle, 31.32; Cole Gallamore, 50-yard breaststroke, 37.10; Natalie Knoke, 25-yard freestyle, 22.84; Jonathan Dates, 25-yard freestyle, 18.02.
The Sea Lions debut 2011 season is a year built on establishing a foundation for years to come.