BCAA Swimming, Diving Championships Cancelled, Will Not Be Rescheduled

By Sharon Robb

October 6, 2016—The Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships scheduled for Saturday at Plantation Aquatics Complex have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Hurricane Matthew forced the cancellation or postponement of all games and events scheduled through the weekend for public schools in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

The Palm Beach County Swimming and Diving Championships were also postponed at Lake Lytal Aquatic Complex in West Palm Beach.

The much-anticipated BCAA meet attracts all BCAA-member schools and excludes Pine Crest, American Heritage, University School, Westminster Academy, Archbishop McCarthy and other private teams allowing schools to earn county bragging rights.

It is the first time the BCAA meet has been cancelled in meet history.

Pembroke Pines Charter’s undefeated boys’ team was expected to be among the favorites and challenge defending boys champion Cypress Bay for the team title.

Cooper City sophomore Kathleen Golding was defending champion in the 200-yard individual medley (2:06.86) and 100-yard butterfly (56.80) and was expected to repeat.

Kelley Heron of Pembroke Pines Charter was a favorite in the 100-yard backstroke. She is ranked third in the county behind Jessica Nava of Westminster Academy and Allison Kopas of University School.

In the boys’ races, Pembroke Pines Charter’s Richardo Roche (200-yard individual medley, 1:59.87, 100-yard backstroke, 55.06), Rafael Rodriguez (100-yard butterfly, 54.68, 500-yard freestyle, 4:48.71), Juan Lucas (100-yard butterfly, 54.77, 100-yard backstroke, 55.40) and Matthew Menocal (100-yard freestyle, 52.08) were all among favorites to finish in the top three in their respective events.

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told reporters Wednesday at a press conference safety is the primary objective. Even when Hurricane Matthew and its outer bands continues its path out of Broward County the residual effects in damages, lost electricity and debris would make it impossible to host any events on the weekend.

The county rival football game between St. Thomas Aquinas and Deerfield Beach was also cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The district football games and other BCAA events will be rescheduled, officials said.



1.St. Thomas Aquinas 499.5, 2. Cypress Bay 477, 3. Fort Lauderdale 364, 4. Cardinal Gibbons 240, 5. Pompano Beach 219, 6. Cooper City 194, 7. Nova 188, 8. Coral Glades 182, 9. Deerfield Beach 141, 10. Taravella 137.5.


200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Samantha Stinemire, Natalya Wozab, Quinn Connor, Sarah Asseraf) 1:53.12, 2. Cardinal Gibbons 1:56.23, 3. Cooper City 1:56.69.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andrea van den Berg, CB 1:57.63, 2. Cameron Thomas, WES 1:58.39, 3. Kelly Gest, CG 2:00.24.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:06.86, 2. Megan Schimansky, CGL 2:14.54, 3. Sarah Asseraf, STA 2:15.15.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Fatimah Westbrook, FTL 24.56, 2. Courtney Stewart, PB 24.63, 3. Allora Williams, PHS 24.64.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 56.80, 2. Racine Ross, HH 59.66, 3. Sarah Asseraf, STA 1:00.27.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Courtney Stewart, PB 53.85, 2. Emiliana Pelaez, CB 54.21, 3. Kelly Gest, CG 55.49.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Andrea van den Berg, CB 5:13.16, 2. Marianna Serrao, CB 5:18.64, 3. Julianna Russell, CG 5:25.42.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Quinn Connor, Sarah Asseraf, Carly Hyman, Emily Puia) 1:44.88, 2. Cypress Bay 1:44.93, 3. Fort Lauderdale 1:45.41.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Megan Schimansky, CGL 59.77, 2. Samantha Stinemire, STA 1:01.02, 3. Kelley Heron, PPC 1:01.42.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Fatimah Westbrook, FTL 1:07.80, 2. Savannah Yates, CG 1:08.76, 3. Daniela Kim, CB 1:10.46.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay (Savannah Yates, Julianna Russell, Brooke Gest, Kelly Gest) 3:48.64, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:45.89, 3. Cypress Bay 3:48.64.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Karlee Price, STA 304.70, 2. Carolyn Ehrlich, PB 224.55, 3. Leanne Sheffer, SP 222.85.


1.Cypress Bay 517.5, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 426., 3. Fort Lauderdale 422, 4. Pembroke Pines Charter 324.5, 5. Pompano Beach 236, 6. Monarch 199, 7. Douglas 185, 8. West Broward 143, 9. Western 128, 10. Cooper City 113.


200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay (Eduardo Pineiro-Barros, Jonathan Strod, Carlos Gallego, Luiz Renato Freire) 1:45.02, 2. Pompano Beach 1:45.07, 3. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:45.21.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Tyler Zuyus, FTL 1:43.13, 2. Andres Lares, PPC 1:44.48, 3. Padraic Cassidy, STA 1:45.57.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Marco Guarente, CB 1:52.75, 2. James Dika, FTL 2:00.90, 3. Eric Veit, CB 2:01.91.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Raphael Marcoux, FTL 21.02, 2. Ryan Capote, PPC 21.86, 3. Kearn Kurbanali, STA 22.57.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Carlos Gallego, CB 53.94, 2. Daniel Lobaton, CC 54.28, 3. Quinn Roth, MHS 54.37.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Raphael Marcoux, FTL 45.78, 2. Philippe Marcoux, FTL 46.36, 3. Ryan Capote, PPH 48.00.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Padraic Cassidy, STA 4:44.27, 2. Eduardo Pineiro-Barros, CB 4:45.56, 3. James Dika, FTL 4:49.41.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale (Philippe Marcoux, Tyler Zuyus, James Dika, Raphael Marcoux) 1:26.84, 2. Cypress Bay 1:28.49, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:31.48.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Philippe Marcoux, FTL 52.74, 2. Andres Lares, PPC 53.66, 3. Tyler Zuyus, FTL 54.75.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Marco Guarente, CB 56.57, 2. Victor Fajer, WH 1:01.62, 3. Eric Veit, CB 1:02.00.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale (Philippe Marcoux, James Dika, Tyler Zuyus, Raphael Marcoux) 3:11.02, 2. Cypress Bay 3:12.24, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:22.55.

1-meter springboard diving; 1. Logan Downey, SP 370.90, 2. Zach Allen, CG 319.75, 3. Sky Geovanni, FTL 253.70.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com for results and questions.



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