By Sharon Robb

October 23, 2014—St. Thomas Aquinas dominated the District 9-4A Swimming and Diving Championships to sweep the boys and girls team titles Thursday at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

St. Thomas girls swept all three relays and won four individual titles to win with 553 points, nearly 300 points ahead of host Douglas.

Sarah Asseraf won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.99 and was a member of the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Vanessa Comunale won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:33.32 followed by her sister Isabella Comunale in 5:37.92.

Caitlin Ahern won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.73 and was a member of all three winning relays.

Karlee Price won the girls 1-meter springboard title with 510.30 points.

Lydia Musleh of Coral Gables was the only girls double winner, capturing the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.84 and 100-yard freestyle in 52.35.

The most exciting girls race was the 100-yard butterfly where 69/100ths of a second separated the top three places. Meagan Abad of South Plantation won in 1:00.12 followed by St. Thomas swimmers Quinn Connor in 1:00.51 and Asseraf in 1:00.81.

The St. Thomas boys team was just as dominant. The Raiders, led by double winners Padraic Cassidy and Gabriel Perez Silva and two relay victories, won with 552 points. Douglas was runner-up with 396 points.

Cassidy won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.81 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:46.55 and was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Perez Silva won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.51 and 100-yard freestyle in 47.19.

St. Thomas only other individual champion was Esteban Velasquez in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.75. He also led off the winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Logan Downey of South Plantation won the boys diving title with 581.05 points.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.St. Thomas Aquinas 553, 2. Douglas 285, 3. South Plantation 277, 4. Coral Glades 270, 5. Taravella 172, 6. Deerfield Beach 168, 7. Monarch 117, 8. Coral Springs 89, 9. Plantation 48, 10. Piper 18.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:51.21 (Samantha Stinemire, Caitlin Ahern, Quinn Connor, Natalya Wozab), 2. Douglas 1:55.85, 3. Coral Glades 1:58.92.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Lydia Musleh, CG 1:51.84, 2. Samantha Roth, DOUG 1:55.66, 3. Isabella Comunale, STA 2:06.18.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sarah Asseraf, STA 2:13.99, 2. Megan Schimansky, CG 2:16.97, 3. Abigail Fossas, TAR 2:22.24.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Nicole Gautieri, DOUG 25.08, 2. Natalya Wozab, STA 25.30, 3. Dominique Fajardo, CS 25.43.

1-meter diving: 1. Karlee Price, STA 510.30, 2. Gabriella Comunale, STA 465.60, 3. Leanne Sheffer, SP 400.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Meagan Abad, SP 1:00.12, 2. Quinn Connor, STA 1:00.51, 3. Sarah Asseraf, STA 1:00.81.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Lydia Musleh, CG 52.35, 2. Samantha Roth, DOUG 52.70, 3. Nicole Gautieri, DOUG 56.27.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Vanessa Comunale, STA 5:33.32, 2. Isabella Comunale, STA 5:37.92, 3. Samantha Knight, STA 5:46.91.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas 1:42.31 (Samantha Stinemire, Natalya Wozab, Caitlin Ahern, Sarah Asseraf), 2. Douglas 1:42.51, 3. South Plantation 1:53.13.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Megan Schimansky, CG 58.76, 2. Meagan Abad, SP 58.94, 3. Samantha Stinemore, STA 1:00.27.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Caitlin Ahern, STA 1:07.73, 2. Emily Jurich, DOUG 1:07.82, 3. Kelly Kealty, TAR 1:09.42.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas 3:50.20 (Natalya Wozab, Samantha Stinemire, Sarah Asseraf, Caitlin Ahern), 2. Coral Glades 3:56.10, 3. South Plantation 3:58.53.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.St. Thomas Aquinas 552, 2. Douglas 396, 3. Monarch 238, 4. South Plantation 214, 5. Deerfield Beach 194, 6. Taravella 146, 7. Coral Glades 134, 8. Coral Springs 87, 9. Plantation 71, 10. Piper 21.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Douglas 1:44.10 (Dylan Allen, Tristan Celestin, Henrique Yamamoto, Gregory Roseman) 2. St. Thomas 1:44.94, 3. Monarch 1:48.27.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Padraic Cassidy, STA 1:47.81, 2. Dylan Allen, DOUG 1:53.67, 3. Felipe Farias, TAR 1:57.07.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Esteban Velasquez, STA 2:02.75, 2. Henrique Yamamoto, DOUG 2:04.53, 3. Santiago Ospina, MON 2:11.32.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gabriel Perez Silva, STA 21.51, 2. August Charni, CG 21.78, 3. Sean Chen, SP 22.05.

1-meter diving: 1. Logan Downey, SP 581.05, 2. Devin Nugent, STA 458.85, 3. Johnny Kovalcik, DOUG 331.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Henrique Yamamoto, DOUG 55.26, 2. Felipe Farias, TAR 57.90, 3. Clement Bowe, STA 59.85.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Gabriel Perez Silva, STA 47.19, 2. Sean Chen, SP 49.92, 3. Santiago Ospina, MON 50.29.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Padraic Cassidy, STA 4:46.55, 2. Esteban Velasquez, STA 4:47.98, 3. Dylan Allen, DOUG 5:00.56.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas 1:31.18 (Gabriel Perez Silva, Andrew Szatkowski, Clement Bowe, Kearn Kurbanali), 2. Douglas 1:31.89, 3. Monarch 1:32.72.

100-yard backstroke: 1. August Charni, CG 56.16, 2. Quinn Roth, MON 1:00.45, 3. Clement Bowe, STA 1:00.75.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Tristan Celestin, DOUG 1:02.54, 2. Alfred Maria, STA 1:05.88, 3. Andre Bacic, DB 1:06.56.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas 3:25.72 (Esteban Velasquez, Padraic Cassidy, Kearn Kurbanali, Clement Bowe), 2. Douglas 3:41.02, 3. Coral Glades 3;44.97.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

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