Last Saturday, 38 Roger Carter Seals headed to Bowie for the Prince-Mont Division D swim meet. Swimmers who attended the meet had top times in their individual strokes or relays.
The Roger Carter Seals swam against the Fort Washington, Kings Landing, Northridge and Russett swim teams. Swimmers who placed first in the final heat move on to the All Stars Meet, which will be held at the BelAir Swim and Racquet Club in Bowie, July 28.
Despite the pouring rain the Seals swam hard and placed first overall at Divisionals with a final score of 299. Adding this to their 2-2 season record the Seals were able to end the summer in second place overall in Division D.
Seal swimmers who went to the Divisional meet were Jocelyn Choo, Sasha DeBenedictis, Co-tu Doan, Ethan Doan, Mason Doan, Tien Doan, Hannah Green, Zachary Grissom, Jonathan Hahm, Shannon Hochkeppel, Troy Hochkeppel, Kevin Hu, Anand Iyer, Tyler Lewis, Andrew Li, Anna Li, Jasmine Lim, Charrine Liu, Maria Liu, Nancy Liu, Chris Lo, Nadine Meister, Kenneth Mo, Dillon Phamdo, Kaman Phamdo, Trueman Phamdo, Mia Smith, Jeffrey Tse, Ethan Tucker, Kathy Wang, Kevin Wang, Ashley Wong, Joseph Wong, Emily Xu, Austine Zhang and Sarah Zhang.
Five Seals qualified at the divisional meet for All Stars by placing first in their heat. They were Zachary Grissom (15-18B butterfly), Shannon Hochkeppel (13-14G backstroke and individual medley); Kevin Hu (13-14B butterfly and freestyle), Anna Li (13-14G breaststroke) and Jeffrey Tse (15-18B breaststroke, backstroke and individual medley).
The boys 9-18 free relay team of Troy Hochkeppel, Trueman Phamdo, Kevin Hu and Zachary Grissom also qualified by placing first.
Other Seals may qualify for the All Stars meet by having top times in their stroke across the entire league.
Roger Carter divisional finishers:
18-UB: 3. C. Lo, J. Tse, Z. Grissom, J. Hahm.
18-UG: 3. H. Green, A. Li, S. Hochkeppel, S. Zhang.
12-UB: 2. D. Phamdo; 3. T. Phamdo.
12-UG: 2. S Zhang; 8. N. Meister.
13-14B: 2. A. Li.
13-14G: 1. S. Hochkeppel, 1:17.03; 5. A. Li.
15-18B: 1. J. Tse, 1:06.91; 3. C. Lo.
15-18G: 6. K. Wang; 7. K. Phamdo.