WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

September 12, 2013

While veterans Kry Nichlany, Matthew Mila and JoJo Perez confidently walked on the Academic Village Pool deck, there were more than a few opening meet jitters among the younger, more inexperienced swimmers.

But once the Mavericks gathered together for the team cheer before their Wednesday night meet against Doral Academy and South Florida Heat, the atmosphere turned fun.

Nichlany, Mila and Perez, all state qualifiers last year, won four individual events and two relays in the Mavericks’ only victory of the night, 61-37, over South Florida Heat.

The trio were members of the winning 200-yard medley relay in 1:47.12 and 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:28.77.

Nichlany was a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley (2:07.65) and 100-yard butterfly (55.13). Mila also won two events in the 50-yard freestyle (27.74) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.72). Against Doral, Perez won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:23.69.

Nichlany, Perez and Mila have an excellent chance of returning to the state meet in Stuart in November. The trio is filling the void left by the graduation of Ryan Hall.

For Mavericks coach Megan Garland, a South Florida Aquatic Club-based age group coach, it was refreshing to work with so many new high school swimmers.

“Hosting the first meet is always a little crazy,” Garland said. “Training the parents is almost as important as training the kids. The parents were great. I actually got a chance to watch the races, see the kids swim and got some splits.

“The kids looked like they had fun and that’s what I was looking for,” Garland said. “To me that’s what high school swimming is all about.

“I don’t have tryouts. I take all kids and all abilities. I try to teach them everything I can about swimming in the short amount of time that we have. Have fun, make friends. These guys really become close as a team and they are such good kids.”

Last year the swimmers progressed as the season wore on. Garland said every swimmer improved their times each week.

“They got better every single meet and that’s what I look for,” Garland said.

Garland had a record 61 swimmers come out for the team. She didn’t turn anyone away. She has only five club swimmers on the team.

“We have a lot of new kids and only brought in two club swimmers,” Garland said. “It is definitely a learning and rebuilding year. I don’t know what we are going to do at the end of the season.”

GIRLS

South Florida Heat 93, Doral 69

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:58.72 (C. Smiddy, Adkison, Contich, R. Smiddy), 2. Doral “A” 2:01.93, 3. Doral “B” 2:09.93.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Lindsey Sauer (SFH) 2:06.85, 2. M. Vargas (D) 2:07.79, 3. J. Contich (SFH) 2:12.43.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Stephanie Hernandez (D) 2:20.98, 2. N. Nieto (D) 2:26.96, 3. M. Smutny (SFH) 2:31.83.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Serah Adkison (SFH) 27.16, 2. W. Anderton (SFH) 27.32, 3. A. Anderston (SFH) 27.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Rose Smiddy (SFH) 1:02.06, 2. A. Perez-Hickman (D) 1:03.37, 3. M. Brannan (SFH) 1:03.67.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Mary Smutny (SFH) 1:00.5, 2. H. Silveira (D) 1:00.91, 3. A. Anderton (SFH) 1:02.24.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Clara Smiddy (SFH) 5:13.22, 2. N. Posso (D) 5:43.46, 3. R. Contich (SFH) 5:52.72.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:43.37 (Contich, J. Brannan, R. Smiddy, C. Smiddy), 2. Doral 1:48.75, 3. South Florida Heat 1:49.12.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Marissa Brannan (SFH) 1:05.63, 2. K. Soriano (D) 1:08.21, 3. K. Sauer (SFH) 1:11.32.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Andrea Perez-Hickman (D) 1:14.52, 2. S. Hernandez (D) 1:17.21, 3. W. Anderton (SFH) 1:28.63.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 3:48.66 (Contich, J. Brannan, R. Smiddy, C. Smiddy), 2. Doral 4:00.8, 3. South Florida Heat 4:02.4.

Doral 69, Archbishop McCarthy 8

200-yard medley relay: 1. Doral 2:01.93 (Vargas, Perez-Hickman, Soriano, Neito), 2. Doral 2:09.93, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 2:11.23 (Fernandez, Armstrong, Plasencia, McDonald).

200-yard freestyle: 1. M. Vargas (D) 2:07.79, 2. K. Armstrong (ABM) 2:06.00, 3. J. Plasencia (ABM) 2:14.68.

200-yard individual medley: 1. S. Hernandez (D) 2:20.98, 2. N. Nieto (D) 2:26.96, 3. H. Silveira (D) 2:35.96.

50-yard freestyle: 1. K. Soriano (D) 27.56, 2. A. Rubiano (D) 28.36, 3. A. Moya (D) 28.52.

100-yard butterfly: 1. A. Perez-Hickman (D) 1:03.37, 2. N. Nieto (D) 1:10.30, 3. J. Plasencia (ABM) 1:13.58.

100-yard freestyle: 1. H. Silveira (D) 1:00.91, 2. J. Garcia (D) 1:05.76, 3. E. Bamford (ABM) 1:12.98.

500-yard freestyle: 1. N. Posso (D) 5:43.46, 2. L. Livanis (D) 6:10.97, 3. I. Ordaz (D) 6:15.65.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 1:48.75 (Perez-Hickman, Hernandez, Soriano, Nieto), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 2:20.52 (Buschman, Castillo, Marino, Alvarez), 3. Doral 2:21.17.

100-yard backstroke: 1. K. Soriano (D) 1:08.21, 2. M. Vargas (D) 1:09.08, 3. A. Moya (D) 1:20.18.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. A. Perez-Hickman (D) 1:14.52, 2. S. Hernandez (D) 1:17.21, 3. K. Armstrong (ABM) 1:19.24.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 4:00.87 (Vargas, Livanis, Posso, Hernandez), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 4:17.03 (Fernandez, Armstrong, Plasencia, McDonald).

South Florida Heat 93, Archbishop McCarthy 8

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:58.72 (C. Smiddy, Adkison, Contich, R. Smiddy), 2. South Florida Heat 2:11.10, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 2:11.23.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Lindsey Sauer (SFH) 2:06.85, 2. K. Armstrong (ABM) 2:06.00, 3. Contich (SFH) 2:12.43.

200-yard individual medley: 1. M. Smutny (SFH) 2:31.83, 2. Hodges 9SFH) 2:34.35, 3. K. Sauer (SFH) 2:35.59.

50-yard freestyle: 1. S. Adkison (SFH) 27.16, 2. W. Anderton (SFH) 27.32, 3. A. Anderton (SFH) 27.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. R. Smiddy (SFH) 1:02.06, 2. M. Brannan (SFH) 1:03.67, 3. L. Sauer (SFH) 1:06.86.

100-yard freestyle: 1. M. Smutny (SFH) 1:00.50, 2. A. Anderton (SFH) 1:02.24, 3. Bamford (ABM) 1:12.98.

500-yard freestyle: 1. C. Smiddy (SFH) 5:13.22, 2. Contich (SFH) 5:52.72, 3. Hodges (SFH) 6:23.18.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:43.37 (Contich, M. Brannan, R. Smiddy, C. Smiddy), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 2:20.52, 3. South Florida Heat 1:49.1.

100-yard backstroke: 1. M. Brannan (SFH) 1:05.63, 2. K. Sauer (SFH) 1:11.32, 3. Franklin (SFH) 1:19.89.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. K. Armstrong (ABM) 1:19.24, 2. Contich (SFH) 1:25.49, 3. W. Anderton (SFH) 1:28.63.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 3:48.66 (Contich, M. Brannan, R. Smiddy, C. Smiddy), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 4:17.03, 3. South Florida Heat 4:02.4.

BOYS

Doral 73, Archbishop McCarthy 61

200-yard medley relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy 1:47.12 (Coppee, Perez, Nichlany, Mila), 2. Doral 1:47.26, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 2:04.51.

200-yard freestyle: 1. A. Arrieta (D) 1:49.68, 2. Arteaga (D) 1:53.31, 3. E. Kroener (ABM) 2:11.13.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kry Nichlany (ABM) 2:07.65, 2. Vives (D) 2:18.26, 3. Llenin (D) 2:20.06.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Mathew Mila (ABM) 22.74, 2. Arteaga (D) 23.90, 3. Cutright (D) 24.96.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kry Nichlany (ABM) 55.13, 2. Arrieta (D) 56.62, 3. Moya (D) 58.41.

100-yard freestyle: 1. A. Martinez (D) 51.93, 2. Cutright (D) 58.78, 3. Suarez (D) 59.48.

500-yard freestyle: 1. JoJo Perez (ABM) 5:23.69, 2. Vives (D) 5:38.66, 3. Appleby (ABM) 5:42.90.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 1:41.90, 2. Archbishop McCarthy 1:56.83, 3. Doral 1:57.06.

100-yard backstroke: 1. A. Martinez (D) 1:01.24, 2. Coppee (ABM) 1:05.17, 3. Llenin 1:08.61.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Mathew Mila (ABM) 1:03.72, 2. Moya (D) 1:10.18, 3. Arrieta (D) 1:13.43.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy 3:28.77 (Coppee, Nichlany, Perez, Mila), 2. Doral 3:29.71, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 3:56.65.

Archbishop McCarthy 61, South Florida Heat 37

200-yard medley relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy 1:47.12 (Coppee, Perez, Nichlany, Mila), 2. South Florida Heat 1:57.93, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 2:04.51.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Luke Smutny (SFH) 1:54.00, 2. E. Kroener (ABM) 2:11.13, 3. Camacho (SFH) 2:21.40.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kry Nichlany (ABM) 2:07.65, 2. Bryce Pierce (SFH) 2:07.72, 3. Daniel Reyna (ABM) 2:27.62.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Mathew Mila (ABM) 27.74, 2. Morano (ABM) 29.37, 3. Litz (SFH) 36.38.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kry Nichlany (ABM) 55.13, 2. Luke Smutny (SFH) 55.90, 3. M. Perez (ABM) 1:35.00.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kevin Wilson (SFH) 54.88, 2. Troccoli (ABM) 1:03.00, 3. Nix (ABM) 1:05.88.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Bryce Pierce (SFH) 5:08.07, 2. JoJo Perez (ABM) 5:23.69, 3. Appleby (ABM) 5:47.90.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:40.37 (Anderton, Wilson, Smutny, Pierce), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 1:56.83, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 2:20.65.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Coppee (ABM) 1:05.17, 2. Sanchez (ABM) 1:08.43, 3. Anderton (SFH) 1:27.28.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Mathew Mila (ABM) 1:03.72, 2. Wilson (SFH) 1:06.49, 3. Mora (ABM) 1:26.68.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Archbishop McCarthy 3:28.77 (Coppee, Nichlany, Perez, Mila), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 3:56.65, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 4:47.

Doral 73, South Florida Heat 37

200-yard medley relay: 1. Doral 1:47.26 (Martinez, Llenin, Arrieta, Moya), 2. South Florida Heat 1:57.93, 3. Doral 2:27.77.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Arrieta (D) 1:49.68, 2. Arteaga (D) 1:53.31, 3. Smutny (SFH) 1:54.00.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Bryce Pierce (SFH) 2:07.72, 2. Vives (D) 2:18.26, 3. Llenin (D) 2:20.06.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Arteaga (D) 23.90, 2. Cutright (D) 23.96, 3. Suarez (D) 26.08.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Luke Smutny (SFH) 55.90, 2. Arrieta (D) 56.62, 3. Moya (D) 58.41.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Martinez (D) 51.93, 2. Wilson (SFH) 54.88, 3. Cutright (D) 58.78.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Bryce Pierce (SFH) 5:08.81, 2. Vives (D)5:38.66, 3. Duran (D) 6:03.07.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:40.37 (Anderton, Wilson, Smutny, Pierce), 2. Doral 1:41.90, 3. South Florida Heat 2:33.10.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Martinez (D) 1:01.24, 2. Llenin (D) 1:08.61, 3. Anderton (SFH) 1:27.28.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Kevin Wilson (SFH) 1:06.49, 2. Moya (D) 1:10.18, 3. Arrieta (D) 1:13.43.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral 3:29.71 (Martinez, Arteaga, Arrieta, Moya), 2. Archbishop McCarthy 3:40.41, 3. Doral 3:59.02.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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