Pine Crest Opens Season With Wins Over Somerset & South Florida Heat


FORT LAUDERDALE, September 5, 2017—Perennial powerhouse Pine Crest opened its 2017 season with wins over South Florida Heat and Somerset on Tuesday.

The girls team, led by double winner Alexandra Meszaros, defeated Somerset, 239-49, and South Florida Heat, 236-66. In the other tri-meet result, South Florida Heat defeated Somerset 154-100.

Meszaros, 16, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:58.25 and 100-yard butterfly in 58.33. Meszaros was also a member of the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Andrea Santander, 15, fresh off the FINA Junior World Championships for Venezuela, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.45. Santander was also on the winning 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

Ishani Singh won the girls diving with 215.70 points.

The only non-Pine Crest individual winner was Mary Smutny, 17, of South Florida Heat in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.32.

In the boys’ competition, Pine Crest topped Somerset, 202-53 and South Florida Heat, 194-57. South Florida Heat edged Somerset, 95-87.

Nico Ferrara and Nicholas Vale were double winners for the Panthes.

Ferrara, 17, swept the sprint events winning the 50-yard freestyle in 22.26 and 100-yard freestyle in 49.64. He was also a member of the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Vale, 16, won the 100-yard butterfly in 52.73 and 100-yard backstroke in 52.95 and was on the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle.

Pine Crest teammates Matthew Petreski and Jacob Silberman tied for first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.69.

Lyle Hayes-Macaluso won the 1-meter diving with 200.70 points.

Pine Crest is once again one of the state’s top Class 1A teams. The girls are coming off a state runner-up finish and boys were third.

Pine Crest’s meets for Friday at home against Westminster Academy and Chaminade-Madonna and Saturday with the Sharks Invite at Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center were cancelled because of Hurricane Irma. The Sharks Invite has been rescheduled for Sept. 30. The Sept. 9-10 FGC Coral Springs Open Invitational was also cancelled.

GIRLS

Pine Crest 239, Somerset 49

Pine Crest 236, South Florida Heat 66

South Florida Heat 154, Somerset 100

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:51.06 (Annabella Lyn, Hannah Virgin, Andrea Santander, Rachel Botting), 2. Pine Crest B 1:55.67, 3. South Florida Heat 1:56.63.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 1:58.25, 2. Haley Cisewski, PC 2:01.27, 3. Marissa Brannan, PC 2:02.67.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 2:03.45, 2. Mary Smutny, SFH 2:08.79, 3. Emily Weiss, PC 2:17.34.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Rachel Botting, PC 25.22, 2. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOM 26.12, 3. Daniela Munoz, PC 26.51.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Ishani Singh, PC 215.70, 2. Shiraz Shiff, PC 189.98, 3. Kirra Reid, PC 149.03.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 58.33, 2. Molly See, PC 1:02.52, 3. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOM 1:03.08.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Annabella Lyn, PC 54.03, 2. Hannah Virgin, PC 56.20, 3. Rachel Botting, PC 56.49.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Marissa Brannan, PC 5:30.82, 2. Anna Montgomery, PC 5:31.68, 3. Angelic Hernandez, SFH 5:51.48.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:42.95 (Alexandra Meszaros, Andrea Santander, Marissa Brannan, Hannah Virgin), 2. Pine Crest B 1:46.97, 3. Pine Crest C 1:53.18.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Mary Smutny, SFH 59.32, 2. Annabella Lyn, PC 1:02.06, 3. Isabella DiSalvo, SO 1:05.66.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Esther Lin, PC 1:09.13, 2. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:09, 3. Emily Weiss, PC 1:09.86.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:43.05 (Alexandra Meszaros, Marissa Brannan, Rachel botting, Annabella Lyn).

BOYS

Pine Crest 202, Somerset 53

Pine Crest 194, South Florida Heat 57

South Florida Heat 95, Somerset 87

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:42.01 (Elvis Kotikovski, Jacob Silberman, Nicholas Vale, Antony Novak, 2. Somerset 2:19.03 (Jesse Lobo, James Mitchell, Matias Cortinas, Edwin Reyes), 3. South Florida Heat 2:22.01 (Ernie Anton, Christian Santiago, Nick Dominguez, Joshua Saintil).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Jimmy Hart, PC 1:52.26, 2. Antony Novak, PC 1:57.70, 3. Christopher Martinez, PC 2:03.05.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 2:01.83, 2. Matthew Petreski, PC 2:03.81, 3. Jacob Silberman, PC 2:04.23.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Nico Ferrara, PC 22.26, 2. Jack Anderton, SFH 25.00, 3. Ernie Anton, SFH 26.98.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Lyle Hayes-Macaluso, PC 200.70, 2. Adam Shiff, PC 147.15.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 52.73, 2. Sam Bauta, SFH 56.36, 3. Joshua Hanks, PC 58.42.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Nico Ferrara, PC 49.64, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 51.6, 3. Jack Anderton, SFH 54.93.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Antony Novak, PC 5:12.86, 2. Jimmy Hart, PC 5:22.24.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:33.15 (Nico Ferrara, Joshua Hanks, Matthew Petresi, Jacob Silberman), 2. Pine Crest B 1:44.58, 3. South Florida Heat 1:44.66.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 52.95, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 54.16, 3. Ronin Jones, PC 1:20.72.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. tie, Matthew Petreski, PC and Jacob Silberman, PC 1:00.69, 3. Sam Bauta, SFH 1:09.15.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 3:24.90 (Elvis Kotikovski, Nicholas Vale, Jimmy Hart, Nico Ferrara), 2. Pine Crest B 3:57.65, 3. South Florida Heat 4:01.02.

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