Woodberry Forest put together a record-setting performance at the 2020 VISAA championships sparked by a huge weekend from Towson commit Jack Stelter.
The Tigers finished second in the VISAA swimming championships behind champion St. Christopher’s. Woodberry’s runner-up tally of 267.5 was outpaced by the Saints’ 345.5-point explosion.
Stelter won the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 free while swimming legs of the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams that won event titles, winning the VISAA state swimmer of the year award in the process. Both the 200 medley and 400 free relays appear to have set new state meet records. The medley clocked in at 1:33.09 to break the record set in 2016 by St. Christopher’s of 1:33.45. The 400 relay finished at 3:07.15 to best the 2019 mark by Collegiate of 3:08.61 by more than a second.
The Tigers also got a strong performance by Kyle Floyd who won the 100 butterfly and was the runner-up in the 200 IM while swimming legs of both title-winning relays. Ben Lundy was the runner-up in the 100 fly and ninth in the 100 free while swimming on both relays. Gavin Newcamp finished seventh in the 200 free and ninth in the 100 backstroke and swam legs of both the relay winners.
Will Fletcher took seventh in the 100 fly and the Tigers also took fifth in the 200 freestyle relay. Tigers’ coach Greg Guldin was named the state coach of the year.
STAB’s boys finished eighth with 127 points driven largely by Vijay Chhabra’s pair of fifth place finishes in the 50 and 100 free events. Zach Ashby also took fifth in the 100 back for the Saints as well as ninth in the 200 IM. Gresh Chapman finished fourth in the dive. STAB’s 200 free relay squad took fourth and the 400 free relay squad took seventh to round out the bulk of the scoring.
Covenant’s boys took 15th with 42 points coming mostly from Luke Gustafson’s fifth in the 50 free and Preston Hutter’s seventh in the 100 free. Fork Union took 17th with 35.5 points.