American Heritage Girls Win Team Title At Shark Invite; SOFLO’s Huang, Kopecki, Asnis Shine

By Sharon Robb

September 18, 2016—-American Heritage Plantation won the girls team title Saturday at the Shark Invite at Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center.

The Patriots won with 553 points, more than 100 points more than host University School (444) and Boca Raton (438).

The Patriots swept all three relays with Annita Huang on the winning 200-yard medley relay (2:01.91) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:57.49).

Huang also won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:08.57. She was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:10.70.

Cathy Cooper swept the 50- and 100-yard freestyles and was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Boca Raton won the boys’ team title with 442 points. University School was runner-up with 408. American Heritage Plantation was fourth with 342.

Max Asnis was a member of University School’s runner-up 200-yard medley relay team (1:46.25). CJ Kopecki and Kevin Porto were on the Patriots fourth place relay (1:50.73).

Asnis won the 100-yard butterfly in 54.08 and was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay (3:27.85).

Asnis was also second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.53 and Porto was fourth in 1:51.83.

Kopecki was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:03.97. Porto was second in the 100-yard backstroke. Porto and Kopecki were on the runner-up 400-yard freestyle relay (3:29.56).

Cristian Rossi was a member of the Patriots fourth place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:48.14).


South Florida Heat, led by Rose Smiddy, Rachel Botting and Mary Smutny, won the girls team title and host Westminster Academy won the boys team title at the Florida Christian Schools Invite at the Lions’ pool.

South Florida Heat won with 380 points. King’s Academy was second in 325.

Westminster Academy, led by Chase Perry and divers Stephen and Nicholas Cardea, won the boys title with 325 points, just 3 points ahead of King’s Academy (322).


1.American Heritage 553, 2. University School 444, 3. Boca Raton 438, 4. Grandview Prep 98, 5. Summit Questa Montessori School 40, 6. Monsignor Pace 37, 7. Chaminade-Madonna 37, 8. American Heritage Delray 32.

200-yard medley relay:

1.American Heritage 2:01.91 (Annita Huang, Emme Ham, Molly Weidner, Cathy Cooper), 2. University School 2:04.12, 3. Boca Raton 2:11.89 (Victoria Bremer, Sawyer Chartier, Victoria Miyamoto, Taylor Collin).

200-yard freestyle:

1.Victoria Miyamoto, BR 1:59.33, 2. Jade Grabow, AH 2:08.39, 3. Rylie Barnhart, Summit 2:10.40, 4. Annita Huang, AH 2:10.70.

200-yard individual medley:

1.Amanda Kopas, US 2:17.73, 2. Emme Ham, AH 2:34.19, 3. Joymarie Puskadi, US 2:50.46.

50-yard freestyle:

1.Cathy Cooper, AH 24.23, 2. Olivia Mason, AH 27.39, 3. Jennifer Langone, US 28.37.

1-meter springboard diving:

1.Maia Goldstein, US 470.70, 2. Kaleigh Dundov, BR 455.50, 3. Rachel Dickinson, US 363.15.

100-yard butterfly:

1.Victoria Miyamoto, BR 1:01.15, 2. Thais Carrion, US 1:05.91, 3. Treasure D’Souza, AH 1:17.74.

100-yard freestyle:

1.Catharine Cooper, AH 52.76, 2. Olivia Mason, AH 1:01.30, 3. Chloe Grabow, AH 1:02.55.

500-yard freestyle:

1.Amanda Kopas, US 5:21.28.

200-yard freestyle relay:

1.American Heritage 1:50.71 (Jade Grabow, Chloe Grabow, Molly Weidner, Olivia Mason); 2.University School 2:01.28, 3. Boca Raton 2:02.47 (Elena Hartigan, Michaela Levit, Caitlin Jennings, Victoria Miyamoto).

100-yard backstroke:

1.Annita Huang, AH 1:08.57, 2. Jade Grabow, AH 1:09.65, 3. Rylie Barnhardt, Summit 1:10.70.

100-yard breaststroke:

1.Emme Ham, AH 1:15.64, 2. Thais Carrion, US 1:17.04, 3. Molly Weidner, AH 1:19.56.

400-yard freestyle relay:

1.American Heritage 3:57.49 (Cathy Cooper, Annita Huang, Chloe Grabow, Olivia Mason), 2. University School 4:00.53, 3. Boca Raton 4:29.17 (Alyssa Lawrence, Michaela Levit, Susie Kerr, Victoria Bremer).


1.Boca Raton 442, 2. University School 408, 3. American Heritage Delray Beach 383, 4. American Heritage Plantation 342, 5. Chaminade-Madonna 254, 6. Grandview Prep 210, 7. Monsignor Pace 75.

200-yard medley relay:

1.American Heritage Delray 1:43.18, 2. University School 1:46.25 (Patrick Groters, Daniel Jacobs, Max Asnis, Ramon Villamayor), 3. Grandview Prep 1:50.37, 4. American Heritage 1:50.73 (Kevin Porto, Daniel Escobar, CJ Kopecki, Cody Chin), 5. Boca Raton 1:57.00 (Ben Fleishman, Henry Furman, John Ozgencer, Anthony Joseph).

200-yard freestyle:

1.Daniel Jacobs, US 1:49.31, 2. Max Asnis, US 1:50.53, 3. CJ Kopecki, AH 1:51.54, 4. Kevin Porto, AH 1:51.83.

200-yard individual medley:

1.Patrick Groters, US 1:59.87, 2. Henry Furman, BR 2:15.21, 3. Daniel Escobar, AH 2:17.18.

50-yard freestyle:

1.Quinn Lacoursiere, AHD 22.19, 2. Miller Albury, GP 22.20, 3. Sean McCauley, AHD 22.90.

1-meter springboard diving:

1.Alex Hofstetter, BR 358.35, 2. Wyatt Johnson, BR 218.00, 3. Spencer Johnson, BR 216.75.

100-yard butterfly:

1.Max Asnis, US 54.08, 2. Miller Albury, GP 55.43, 3. Sean McCauley, AHD 56.06.

100-yard freestyle:

1.Quinn Lacoursiere, AHD 49.61, 2. Christopher McCauley, AHD 53.75, 3. James Gallet, CM 55.38.

500-yard freestyle:

1.Daniel Jacobs, US 4:57.14, 2. CJ Kopecki, AH 5:03.97, 3. Daniel Escobar, AH 5:05.79.

200-yard freestyle relay:

1.American Heritage Delray 1:33.56, 2. Grandview Prep 1:38.75, 3. Boca Raton 1:46.06 (Mark Mahady, Genesis Gray, John Ozgencer, Anthon Joseph), 4. American Heritage Plantation 1:48.14 (Nick Ulrich, Cristian Rossi, Alexander Garcia, Royce Guy).

100-yard backstroke:

1.Patrick Groters, US 54.15, 2. Kevin Porto, AH 57.28, 3. Spencer Lacoursiere, AHD 57.74.

100-yard breaststroke:

1.Albin Engstrom, GP 1:10.63, 2. Renato Filho, US 1:11.09, 3. Ian Hamilton, CM 1:11.40, 4. Tadas Seniuta, BR 1:14.52.

400-yard freestyle relay:

1.University School 3:27.85 (Daniel Jacobs, Max Asnis, Ramon Villamayor, Patrick Groters), 2. American Heritage Plantation 3:29.56 (Kevin Poro, Daniel Escobar, CJ Kopecki, Cody Chin), 3.Chaminade-Madonna 3:53.74, 5. Boca Raton 4:02.07 (Brad Fleishman, Bobby Wotton, Mark Mahady, Tadas Seniuta).

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