Westminster Academy Sweeps Christian School Meet; Smiddy Double Winner

Westminster Academy Sweeps Christian School Meet; Smiddy Double Winner


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

September 14, 2013

Westminster Academy’s swim program is coming of age.

A few years ago they were fifth, sixth and seventh graders. Now they are talented, depth-laden and more experienced girls and boys swim teams.

That was evident Saturday when host Westminster Academy swept the team titles at the annual George and Ruth Fagley Memorial Christian School Meet in sun-drenched Fort Lauderdale.

The meet featured nine teams from around the state and several talented swimmers including U.S. junior national team member Clara Smiddy of South Florida Heat and AquaKids Sharks.

Smiddy won three bronze medals at the recent FINA Junior World Championships in Dubai, returned home and jumped right into her final high school season. It was her second high school meet of the week.

Clara Smiddy won the 100-yard freestyle in a season-best 52.25 and 100-yard backstroke in 56.82. Her previous freestyle best was 53.12. It was the first time she swam backstroke in a high school meet this season.

Westminster Academy dominated the meet with its depth in both swimming and diving events.

The girls’ team, led by individual winners Elizabeth Zubero, Alexa Rivera, Caroline Nava, Jessica Nava and Johanna Holloway won with 552 points. South Florida Heat was second with 462 points.

Holloway won the 1-meter springboard title with 294.85 and led a four-diver team sweep.

The boys’ team, behind individual winners Alex Warters, Bobby Tannhauser and Jason Woodburn, won with 416 points. Westminster Christian was second with 303 points.

Warters won the boys diving title with 203.25 points and was part of a three-diver team sweep.

George and Ruth Fagley Memorial Christian School Meet Results

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.Westminster Academy 552, 2. South Florida Heat 462, 3. Westminster Christian 269, 4. Northside Christian 193, 5. Keswick Christian 117, 6. First Academy 95, 7. Trinity Christian 90, 8. Calvary Christian 88, 9. Zion Lutheran 38.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Westminster Academy 1:54.41, 2. SF Heat “A” 2:00.87, 3. SF Heat “B” 2:08.28.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Caroline Nava, WA 1:57.82, 2. Rose Smiddy, SF Heat 1:58.91, 3. Madeleine Clarke, NSC 2:03.35.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alexa Rivera, WA 2:14.73, 2. Elizabeth Zubero, WA 2:15.02, 3. Marissa Brannan, SF Heat 2:21.03.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Caitlin Charlton, WC 25.93, 2. Taylor Schmidinger, WC 26.11, 3. Amy Kranz, WA 26.42.

1-meter diving: 1. Johanna Holloway, WA 294.85, 2. Karin Sastre, WA 160.90, 3. Maddie Durney, WA 143.25.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jessica Nava, WA 1:00.00, 2. Madeleine Clarke, NSC 1:01.74, 3. Alexa Rivera, WA 1:03.09.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Clara Smiddy, SF Heat 52.25, 2. Caroline Nava, WA 54.74, 3. Taylor Schmidinger, WC 57.46.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Rose Smiddy, SF Heat 5:20.78, 2. Marissa Brannan, SF Heat 5:23.28, 3. Bailey Warren, WA 5:29.97.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Westminster Academy 1:42.51, 2. SF Heat 1:42.55, 3. Westminster Christian 1:47.88.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Clara Smiddy, SF Heat 56.82, 2. Jessica Nava, WA 1:03.04, 3. Caitlin Charlton, WC 1:03.36.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Elizabeth Zubero, Westminster Academy 1:09.40, 2. Savannah Barber, NSC 1:15.91, 3. Serah Adkison, WA 1:17.62.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. SF Heat 3:44.35, 2. Westminster Academy 3:52.10, 3. Westminster Christian 4:01.01.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.Westminster Academy 416, 2. Westminster Christian 303, 3. South Florida Heat 280, 4. Calvary Christian 259, 5. Northside Christian 183, 6. Keswick Christian 158, 7. Zion Lutheran 132, 8. First Academy 96, 9. Trinity Christian 76.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. SF Heat 1:53.44, 2. Calvary Christian 1:53.73, 3. Westminster Academy 1:59.77.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Bryce Pierce, SF Heat 1:50.50, 2. Bobby Tannhauser, WA 1:57.94, 3. Daniel Zubero, WA 2:02.50.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Luke Smutny, SF Heat 2:10.65, 2. James Sparks, WA 2:30.01, 3. Cory Bond, WC 2:34.89.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Jason Woodburn, WA 23.39, 2. Zach Brown, WC 24.09, 3. Kevin Wilson, SF Heat 24.12.

1-meter diving: 1. Alex Warters, WA 203.25, 2. Jacob Herren, WA 140.35, 3. Matt Alexander, WA 89.90.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Luke Smutny, SF Heat 57.09, 2. Matt Kinzler, NSC 1:08.11, 3. Charlie Clemons, WA 1:09.51.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Bryce Pierce, SF Heat 49.93, 2. Jason Woodburn, WA 51.67, 3. Hank Contich, CC 52.44.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Bobby Tannhauser, WA 5:20.30, 2. Paul Lundgren, WC 5:51.86, 3. Christian Henderson, WA 6:18.21.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Westminster Academy 1:30.32, 2. SF Heat 1:32.63, 3. Westminster Christian 1:36.46.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Joey Gushue, CC 1:03.98, 2. James Sparks, WA 1:04.11, 3. Severino Lividini, WC 1:07.69.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Hank Contich, CC 1:03.08, 2. Kevin Wilson, SF Heat 1:04.59, 3. Daniel Zubero, WA 1:12.07.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Westminster Academy 3:44.27, 2. Calvary Christian 3:51.16, 3. Westminster Christian 3:56.47.

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