Multiple Teams · Repeat State Champions!

On Saturday our boys’ swim team went to the University of Maryland with the hopes of accomplishing something that had never been done by the team before, repeat as Maryland State Champions. The day started off tight with Richard Montgomery but after 17 events the boys pulled away and earned a 33 point victory to capture that second straight championship.  The team was lead by Sr. Steven Mendley who captured 2 individual state titles in the 50yd free and the 100yd free. Mendley set state records in both events, 20.98 seconds in the 50yd & 46.29 seconds in the 100yd. Noah Rutberg also captured an individual title with a state record 50.03 second time in the 100yd backstroke. The boys closed out the day when they also won an individual state title in the 400yd freestlye relay in state record time at 3:09.34. The team was composed of Ziad Bandak, John Nguyen, Rutberg & Mendley. The team also had some great top 10 individual performances, see all those performances below:

  • Kevin Ho, Daniel Nagard, Rutberg, & Ben Long Zuo, 200 Medley Relay, 3rd place.
  • Ziad Bandak, 200yd Freestyle, 3rd place.
  • John Nguyen, 200yd Free, 6th place.
  • Noah Rutberg, 200yd IM, 3rd place.
  • Ben Long Zuo, 200yd IM 4th place.
  • John Nguyen, 50yd Free, 8th place.
  • Casey Meretta, 100yd Free, 9th place.
  • Ziad Bandak, 500yd Free, 2nd place.
  • Karim Elkassem, 500yd Free, 10th place.
  • Steven Mendley, Ben long Zuo, John Nguyen, Ziad Bandak, 200yd Free Relay, 3rd place
  • Kevin Ho, 100yd Backstroke, 10th place.
  • Daniel Nagard, 100yd Breaststroke, 4th place.
  • Ben Long Zou, 100yd Backstroke, 8th place.


The girls team also had a very strong day as the came in 5th place, just 4 points from capturing 3rd place. The team was led by the following individual performances:

  • Giulia Baroldi, Alison Kaiser, Julie Fan, & Rachel Fenton, 200 Medley Relay, 5th place.
  • Maya Fischer, 200yd Freestyle, 9th place.
  • Rachel Fenton, 5oyd Free, 4th place.
  • Malia Bush, 50yd Free, 9th place.
  • Julie Fan, 100yd Butterfly, 5th place.
  • Stephanie Zoltick, 100yd Butterfly, 9th place.
  • Maya Fischer, 100yd Free, 8th place
  • Fenton, Bush, Fischer, & Rachel Illig, 200yd Free Relay, 5th place
  • Malia Bush, 100yd Backstroke, 5th place.
  • Allison Kaiser, 100yd Breaststroke, 9th place.
  • Bush, Baroldi, Stephanie Zoltick, & Fischer, 400yd Free Relay, 6th place.

Additional Information from the meet.


Washington Post Article


Congratulations to both teams on a great State Championship Meet!