SOFLO’s Pinon Medals, Swims Best Time In State 1A Meet Debutt

SOFLO’s Pinon Medals, Swims Best Time In State 1A Meet Debut


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

November 19, 2012

Julien Pinon, one of the youngest swimmers at the FHSAA State 1A Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday night at the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center, left a lasting impression in his state meet debut.

The American Heritage Plantation freshman finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 1:41.31, bettering his prelim time of 1:42.22 and previous best of 1:41.41.

Pinon also won his first state high school medal in the 200-yard freestyle relay that finished third in 1:26.73, an All-American consideration time, with teammates Scott Clark, Digby Nothard and Daniel Spas. The Patriots finished behind national record holder Jacksonville Bolles and St. Andrew’s.

Pinon was also fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:10.43, another All-American consideration time with teammates Nico Medina, another freshman, Fernando Bohorquez and Spas.

“I was obviously nervous before my race but I am learning how to control it,” said Pinon, the only South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer in the meet. “I wasn’t that nervous. I treated it just like any other meet. I just wanted to race and touch the wall first.

“I wanted to lower my time more. I came in seeded third but I knew I would get caught by some people. Fifth is still good for a little freshman. This does motivate me for the future.

“When I was racing I could see the people who were flat out fast and the people I could stay with,” Pinon said. “I knew when I was swimming the 200 the really fast people were on record pace. I tried to eyeball the other people, someone I could catch up to. Swimming against fast people made me want to go faster.”

In one of the nation’s fastest high school state meets, Bolles won its 25th consecutive boys team title with 515 points ahead of Lake Highland Prep with 200.5 and St. Andrew’s with 179.

The Bolles girls won their 22nd straight championship with 408.5 points ahead of runner-up St. Andrew’s with 251.5 and Pine Crest with 245.

In addition to sweeping the boys and girls team titles, Jacksonville Bolles made history with a national high school relay record sweep of the 200-yard medley, 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays and is the first high school to hold all three titles at the same time.

Bolles Singapore Olympian Joseph Schooling also lowered the 100-yard butterfly national mark.

The 200-yard medley relay foursome of Ryan Murphy (21.09), Joseph Schooling (25.48), Josh Booth (21.81) and Santo Condorelli (19.64) finished in 1:28.09 to break Bolles’ 2009 record of 1:29.79.

Schooling, a junior, then shattered the 100-yard butterfly national high school record in 46.50, breaking the previous record of 46.64.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Bolles finished in 1:19.27 with Murphy (19.54), Schooling (19.73), Emiro Goossen (20.54) and Condorelli (19.46). Bolles broke its own record of 1:20.88 it set last month and previous national record of 19.74.

Bolles broke the 400-yard freestyle relay record in 2:54.34 with Murphy (42.95), Condorelli (43.11), Booth (44.67) and Schooling (43.70).

Bolles finished with five national records and seven state records and may have established itself as the greatest high school team ever.

Schooling broke the 100-yard butterfly state record in 47.38 in morning prelims (Anthony Nesty’s 47.60 set in 1986) and 46.50.

Condorelli broke the state record in the 50-yard freestyle in 19.88 and another state record in the 100-yard freestyle in 43.47 (leading off the 400 free relay) and tied his record in finals in 19.88.

Murphy broke the national high school  and state records in the 100-yard backstroke in 45.34. His  performance not only broke the independent school record of 46.82 set by Alex Lim, also from Bolles in 1999, it also broke the 45.49 record set by David Nolan of Hershey High (Pa.) in 2011. Murphy is now ranked 16th on the all-time event list.

The field was so fast in the boys 500-yard freestyle that the top earned All-American automatic times.

A one-hour recap show will be televised by Bright House Sports Network on Nov. 20 at 5 p.m., Nov. 21 at 9 p.m., Nov. 23 at 6;30 p.m. and Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.

STATE 1A RESULTS

GIRLS

TEAM TOTALS: 1. Jacksonville Bolles 408.5, 2. St. Andrew’s 251.50, 3. Pine Crest 245, 4. Ransom Everglades 134, 5. Lake Highland Prep 115, 6. Bishop Kenny 111, 7. Westminster Academy 97, 8. Pine School 82, 9. American Heritage Plantation 80, 10. Trinity Prep 74, 11. South Florida Heat 61, 12. Booker 60, 13. University School 54, 14. St. Stephen’s 44, 15. Tampa Prep 43, 16. Episcopal 34, 17. Gulliver Prep 32, 18. Satellite 30 and West Florida 30, 20. St. Brendan 27, 21. Fernandina Beach 25, 22. Lincoln Park 24, 23. Providence 23, 24. Coral Springs Charter 22, 25. Cocoa Beach 22, 26. Clearwater Central 18.5, 27. Oak Hill 18, 28. Grandview Prep 16 and Berkeley Prep, 16, 30. Community School 12.5, 31. Immaculata 11, 32. Sagemont 10, 33. North Broward Prep 9, 34. Umatilla 8, Carrollton 8, 36. St. Joseph 5, 37. American Heritage Delray Beach 4, King’s Academy 4, Shorecrest Prep 4, 40. Cardinal Gibbons 3, Posnack 3, 42. Northside Christian 2.

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:42.77 (Tasija Karosas, Rachael Bradford-Feldman, Megan Moroney, Brenna Ruth), 2. Bolles 1:43.65, 3. Ransom Everglades 1:46.15, 4. Pine Crest 1:48.25 (Miriyam Ghali, Lindsey Swartz, Tyla Martin, Kaelah Chaney), 5. University School 1:49.81 (Allison Kopas, Emily Kopas, Krissa Robinson, Evy Sands), 12. Westminster Academy 1:53.66 (Alexa Rivera, Elizabeth Zubero, Jessica Nava, Caroline Israels), 13. Coral Springs Charter 1:53.82 (Steph Campo, Kristina Figueroa, Jenna Diamond, Natasha Payamps).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Megan Moroney (SA) 1:48.02, 2. Jessica Hodgson (JB) 1:48.29, 3. Claire Rasmus (JB) 1:49.10, 4. Brittany Hammond (PC) 1:49.17, 7. Jessie Randolph (AH) 1:50.23.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rachael Bradford-Feldman (SA) 2:00.40, 2. Tasija Karosas (SA) 2:01.38, 3. Bethany Leap (B) 2:02.39, 4. Casey Francis (PC) 2:03.24, 9. Tyla Martin (PC) 2:06.22, 11. Emily Kopas (US) 2:07.89, 16. Rose Smiddy (SFH) 2:09.48, 17. Lindsey Swartz (PC) 2:11.94, 19. Allison Kopas (US) 2:13.54.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kasey Schmidt (JB) 23.09, 2. Caroline Nava (WA) 23.62, 3. Brooke Ferrara (WF) 23.69, 4. Brenna Ruth (SA) 23.81, 7. Kaelah Chaney (PC) 24.32, 11. Hannah Veale (PC) 24.78, 13. Chelsea Scuderi (SA) 24.88, 14. Elizabeth Ryder (PC) 25.12, 17. CJ McCartin (SA) 25.22.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Megan Moroney (SA) 54.46, 2. Grace DiMeo (B) 55.47, 3. Tyla Martin (PC) 55.68, 10. Krissa Robinson (US) 57.78, 11. Jessica Nava (WA) 57.88, 17. Jessica Conway (SA) 59.61, 19. Miriyam Ghali (PC) 59.68, 20. Claudia Reyes (AH) 59.89.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Claire Rasmus (JB) 50.49, 2. McKenna DeBever (BK) 50.85, 3. Lydia Ware (BK) 51.06, 4. Clara Smiddy (SFH) 51.26, 5. Caroline Nava (WA) 51.43, 8. Brenna Ruth (SA) 51.74, 10. Dany Gomez (GP) 52.35, 14. Sivan Fraiman (POS) 53.89.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Ellen Berdusco (SS) 4:47.17, 2. Genevie Miller (JB) 4:48.18, 3. Brittany Hammond (PC) 4:49.44, 6. Casey Francis (PC) 4:52.23, 8. Jessie Randolph (AH) 5:05.46, 9. Geena Squartino (NBP) 5:02.01, 11. Daniela Vandenberg (SAGE) 5:05.33, 15. Steph Campo (CSC) 5:14.93.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:36.38 (Kaelah Chaney, Casey Francis, Hannah Veale, Brittany Hammond), 2. Lake Highlands 1:37.77, 3. Westminster Academy 1:37.87, 5. St. Andrew’s 1:38.67, 6. American Heritage 1:39.68, 14. South Florida Heat 1:43.92 (Rose Smiddy, Lindsey Sauer, Windsor Anderton, Ainsley Anderton).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Tasija Karosas (SA) 53.61, 2. Clara Smiddy (SFH) 55.31, 3. Darby Goodwin (PS) 55.92, 11. Jenna Diamond (CSC) 58.50, 15. Lindsay Hay (AH) 59.96, 16. Allison Kopas (US) 1:00.63.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Bethany Leap (BO) 1:02.61, 2. Rachael Bradford-Feldman (SA) 1:03.51, 3. Annie Valls (RE) 1:04.42, 10. Lindsey Swartz (PC) 1:06.51, 11. Kristina Figueroa (CSC) 1:06.63.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s  3:23.43 (Tasija Karosas, Brenna Ruth, Rachael Bradford-Feldman, Megan Moroney), 2. Bolles 3:23.72, 3. Bishop Kenny 3:32.24, 4. Pine Crest 3:33.14, 6. American Heritage 3:35.95, 8. South Florida Heat 3:40.71 (Rose Smiddy, Jillian Contich, Lindsey Sauer, Clara Smiddy), 9. Westminster Academy 3:36.28, 11. University School 3:41.31.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Carolyn Chaney (PC) 481.35, 2. Dakota Toner (PS) 475.90, 3. Victoria Chan (TP) 461.80.

BOYS

TEAM TOTALS: 1. Jacksonville Bolles 512, 2. Lake Highlands 200.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 179, 4. American Heritage 166, 5. Pine Crest 155, 6. Sagemont 130.5, 7. Shorecrest Prep 120, 8. Tampa Prep 99.5, 9. Trinity Prep 89.5, 10. Gulliver Prep 74, 11. University School 63, 12. Rickards 59, 13. Coral Shores 51, 14. St. Brendan 40, 15. Berkeley Prep 36, 16. Cardinal Mooney 35, 17. Immaculata 30, 18. Cardinal Gibbons 28, Grandview Prep 28, 20. Episcopal 18, Florida Air 18, 22. Satellite 16, 23. Benjamin 15, South Florida Heat 15, Lincoln Park 15, 26. Bishop Verot 14, 27. Doral 10, Seacrest 10, 29. Ridgewood 8, Bishop Kenny 8, Rockledge 8, 32. Frostproof 7, Mast 7, 34. Santa Fe 6, Clearwater Central 6, St. John’s 6, 37. Westminster Academy 5, Bishop Moore 5, 39. Bay 4, 40. Calvary Christian 3, 41. Lake Wales 2, 42. Providence 1.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:28.02 (Ryan Murphy, Joseph Schooling, Josh Booth, Santo Condorelli), 2. Trinity Prep 1:35.84, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:36.28 (Luke Hayhoe, Zach Moses, Shawn Warner, Nicholas Conrad), 8. American Heritage 1:42.11 (Taylor Eaddy, Chris Garcia, Nico Medina, Scott Clark), 9. Pine Crest 1:41.30, 10. Cardinal Gibbons 1:42.12,12. South Florida Heat 1:43.74 (Matt Smutny, Kevin Wilson, Like Smutny, Bryce Pierce), 13. University School 1:44.71, 15. Westminster Academy 1:45.96

200-yard freestyle: 1. Rasmus Skjaerpe (TP) 1:38.20, 2. Jemal Legrand (SAGE) 1:38.76, 3. Josh Booth (JB) 1:39.48, 4. Kent Haeffner (PC) 1:40.92, 5. Julien Pinon (AH) 1:41.31, 6. Marco Hosfeld (US) 1:41.72.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Quinn Cassidy (SA) 1:49.64, 2. Julian Radice (IM) 1:51.45, 3. Lorono Barrena (JB) 1:51.77, 9. Alex Evenson (PC) 1:57.54, 13. Jonathan Farah (AH) 2:00.00, 14. Daniel Pereira (US) 2:00.85, 17. Matthew Yakymiw (CG) 2:04.30.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Santo Condorelli (JB) 19.88, 2. Daniel Spas (AH) 20.37, 3. Emiro Goossen (JB) 20.90, 6. Descartes Holland (PC) 21.47, 8. Scott Clark (AH) 22.09, 9. Nicholas Conrad (SA) 21.56, 13. Robbie O’Gorman (GP) 22.25, 14. Ben Fruitman (SAGE) 22.26, 15. Connor Tobin (BEN) 22.33.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Joseph Schooling (JB) 46.50, 2. Rasmus Skjaerpe (TP) 49.08, 3. Josh Booth (JB) 49.13, 4. Lucas Debrito (SAGE) 49.48, 10. Shawn Warner (SA) 51.61, 12. Fernando Bohorquez (AH) 52.13, 16. Chad Moody (CG) 53.91, 17. Digby Nothard (AH)53.94, 23. Connor Tobin (BEN) 55.24.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Spas (AH) 44.55, 2. Jemal Legrand (SAGE) 45.21, 3. Luke Georgiadis (JB) 45.81, 9. Nicholas Conrad (SA) 47.55, 17. Robbie O’Gorman (GP) 48.75, 19. Descartes Holland (PC) 48.85.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Matt O’Donnell (CM) 4:29.51, 2. Alex Pena (LH) 4:30.74, 3. Kent Haeffner (PC) 4:30.93, 4. Lucas Debrito (SAGE) 4:32.55, 7. Marco Hosfeld (US) 4:35.05, 11. Nico Medina (AH) 4:39.45, 12. Fernando Bohorquez (AH) 4:40.01, 14. Sebastian Oberndorfer (US) 4:41.72, 15. Ferrucio Rossi (SAGE) 4:42.99.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:19.27, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:26.17 (Quinn Cassidy, Shawn Warner, Landy Lopez, Luke Hayhoe), 3. American Heritage 1:26.73, 4. Sagemont 1:27.11 (Lucas Debrito, Ferrucio Rossi, Ben Fruitman, Jemal Legrand), 6. Pine Crest 1:28.59, 10. Grandview Prep 1:31.41, 15. Cardinal Gibbons 1:34.08.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ryan Murphy (JB) 48.08, 2. John Farese (SP) 49.98, 3. Matt McPheters (JB) 51.13, 5. Luke Hayhoe (SA) 51.63, 9. Chad Moody (CG) 53.20, 12. Matt Smutny (SFH) 55.02, 18. Jonathan Farah (AH) 56.27, 20. Taylor Eaddy (AH) 56.61, 24. Nicholas Oberndorfer (US) 57.42.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Quinn Cassidy (SA) 56.87, 2. Wayne Denswil (STB) 57.53, 3. Gustavo Machado (JB) 58.86, 6. Daniel Pereira (US) 1:00.90, 9. Alex Evenson (PC) 1:00.93, 14. Thomas Doolittle (PC) 1:01.70, 15. Hank Contich (CAL) 1:02.28.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 2:54.43, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:06.21, 3. Sagemont 3:09.38 (Lucas Debrito, Carlos Gomes, Ben Fruitman, Jemal Legrand), 4. American Heritage 3:10.43 (Julien Pinon, Nico Medina, Fernando Bohorquez, Daniel Spas), 6. Pine Crest 3:15.87, 12. Grandview Prep 3:21.04

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Briada Herrera (GP) 569.25, 2. Jack Stein (SP) 497.95, 3. Cameron Johnson (SAT) 422.95.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 210: Franklin, Lochte Back In Pool At Minnesota Grand Prix

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 210: Franklin, Lochte Back In Pool At Minnesota Grand Prix


Written by Sharon Robb

November 10, 2012

Teenager Missy Franklin is back in the pool breaking records.

Franklin, 18, opened the Minnesota Grand Prix Friday night with a win in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.28, breaking the national age group record for 17-18 girls. The old record was 1:42.61.

“I was so so happy about that race, I was really surprised, I didn’t think I would go that fast,” Franklin said. “I am thrilled with a 42. My coach just told me to let it go.”

Franklin finished ahead of Dagny Knutson (1:46.70) and Chloe Sutton (1:47.20).

“It was a tenth off her best time ever and a second off the American record,” said Franklin’s coach Todd Schmitz. “We are two months into the season and we use this as a tuneup to see where we’re at.”

Ryan Lochte also returned to the competition pool, his first meet since the 2012 London Olympics, and won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:35.15. On the final two legs, he turned it on to overtake early leader Mads Glaesner of Denmark who was second in 1:35.69. Lochte also won the 100-yard butterfly in 46.73.

“This is my first time racing since the Olympics, I just got back in the water three weeks ago, so I am pretty happy with the way I am swimming,” said the 11-time Olympic medalist. “I have short course worlds in so I wanted to get in some racing. Hopefully, I just get better during this meet. I am a little tired. I wasn’t expecting to hurt that much.”

U.S. National team member and two-time Olympian Mike Alexandrov led from start-to-finish to win the 100-yard breaststroke in 52.80.

In the women’s 400-yard individual medley, Clearwater’s Becca Mann won in 4:10.29, just two seconds shy of Katie Hoff’s 13-14 national age group record. It is the second fastest time by a 14-and-under swimmer of all time.

Other winners were: Ashley Wanland in the 100-yard breaststroke in 59.96; Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue, who frequently trains with the South Florida Aquatic Club, won the 100-yard butterfly in 52.71; and Luke Bushman won the 400-yard individual medley in 3:53.93.

The meet continues Saturday at the University of Minnesota. The meet has 400 swimmers competing over three days, including 66 University of Minnesota swimmers. Six Olympians are also in the field.

FINA Grand Prix

Katinka Hosszu clinched the $100,000 grand prize with a double victory in Singapore on the opening day of the FINA World Cup Series-ended in Singapore. Hosszu won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.57 and 800-yard freestyle in 8:21.94. Another former Trojan swimmer, Olympian Jessica Hardy, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.58. Hardy was also third in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.77. Germany’s Britta Steffen won the sprint event in 24.10. Sean Mahoney, who trains at Bolles, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:06.17.

Miscellaneous

Five-time Olympian Dara Torres hosted Gator Growl Friday night in Gainesville. “I was so honored and had a blast,” said the University of Florida alum…

FINA, the international governing body for swimming, suspended the Ecuador Swimming Federation for major interference of the government in the functioning of its Federation. The decision was made at last weekend’s FINA convention in Moscow. Athletes can still compete in FINA events only under the FINA flag. Also decided during the FINA meeting, the World Masters Championships will be included in the 2015 World Championships that feature elite swimming, diving, water polo, synchro and open water. High diving will also be added to the program of the 15th World Swimming Championships in Barcelona next Spain.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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