By Sharon Robb
September 9, 2014–Weather may have played havoc and shortened the eighth annual St. Andrew’s September Splash Invitational Saturday in Boca Raton, but there were still plenty of good swims to open the season in Palm Beach County.
St. Andrew’s senior Megan Moroney was the girls only individual event double winner.
Moroney won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.20 and 100-yard butterfly in 56.69. She also led off the winning 200-yard medley relay that won in 1:52.66 with teammates Julianna Carbone, CJ McCartin and McKenna Keith.
Moroney is being recruited by Duke, Florida, Stanford and Virginia among others.
Several other St. Andrew’s swimmers missed the meet because of college visits.
Siblings Jena and William Pisani of Suncoast finished among the top two in their events. Jena Pisani was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.37 and William Pisani won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:46.42.
The meet attracted the majority of teams from Palm Beach County in addition to Gulliver Prep from Dade and University School and Sagemont from Broward.
The start of the meet was delayed by lightning and finally cancelled after the butterfly event.
200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:52.66 (Megan Moroney, Julianna Carbone, CJ McCartin, McKenna Keith), 2. Suncoast 1:53.53, 3. Gulliver Prep 1:55.94.
200-yard freestyle: 1. Niki Urquidi, Gulliver Prep 1:57.10, 2. Jena Pisani, Suncoast 2:00.37, 3. Sloane Sizemore, American Heritage Delray Beach 2:00.82.
200-yard individual medley: 1. Megan Moroney, St. Andrew’s 2:06.20, 2. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver Prep 2:09.78, 3. Alessandra Baldari, Benjamin 2:10.38.
50-yard freestyle: 1. McKenna Keith, St. Andrew’s 25.55, 2. Santana Sizemore, American Heritage Delray Beach 26.10, 3. Chelsea Scuderi, St. Andrew’s 26.20.
1-meter springboard diving: 1. Daniela Castillo, Sagemont 251.10, 2. Maia Goldstein, University School 233.35, 3. Gabbreila Cabrera, Wellington 216.45.
100-yard butterfly: 1. Megan Moroney, St. Andrew’s 56.69, 2. Allison Kopas, University School 1:00.00, 3. Brooke Ellis, Gulliver Prep 1:00.97.
200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:42.90 (Nick Sharp, Izaak Bastian, Nicholas Conrad, Carson Fregosi), 2. University School 1:43.06, 3. Gulliver Prep 1:44.19.
200-yard freestyle: 1. William Pisani, Suncoast 1:46.42, 2. Maxamillian Asnis, University School 1:50.19, 3. Andreas Rintel, Oxbridge 1:51.88.
200-yard individual medley: 1. Daniel Pereira, University School 1:58.27, 2. Nick Sharp, St. Andrew’s 1:59.53, 3. Miguel Cancel, Gulliver Prep 1:59.64.
50-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Conrad, St. Andrew’s 22.43, 2. Max Landau, American Heritage Delray Beach 22.77, 3. Sean McCauley, American Heritage Delray Beach 23.20.
1-meter springboard diving: 1. Nolan Mallet, Dreyfoos 254.40, 2. David Libfield, Park Vista 195.85, 3. John Morin, St. Andrew’s 165.60.
100-yard butterfly: 1. Corey Simpson, Wellington 1:07.82, 2. Jared Sheppard, West Boca 1:20.94, 3. Luis Davila, West Boca 1:21.16.
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