American Heritage Plantation Sweeps NSU University School, Chaminade-Madonna

By Sharon Robb

September 21, 2017—The high school swimming season resumed on Wednesday with American Heritage Plantation sweeping NSU University School and Chaminade-Madonna at the Patriots’ pool.

After nearly two weeks out of the pool because of Hurricane Irma, swimmers and divers were happy to be on a pool deck and shake off the rust.

In the girls’ competition, American Heritage Plantation defeated NSU University School, 93-81, and Chaminade-Madonna, 126-30. NSU University defeated Chaminade-Madonna, 133-33.

Double winner Cathy Cooper led the Patriots. Cooper won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.56 and 100-yard freestyle in 54.43. Cooper was also a member of the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Annita Huang, Emme Ham, Olivia Mason and Isabella Taylor also won individual events for American Heritage Plantation.

The Suns’ Amanda Kopas was a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard butterfly and was leadoff swimmer in the 200-yard medley relay.

In the boys’ competition, the Patriots defeated NSU University School, 102-62, and Chaminade-Madonna, 124-37. NSU University School defeated Chaminade-Madonna, 82-60.

Fernando Salazar, CJ Kopecki, Kevin Porto and Joseph Lee were individual winners for the Patriots.

The Patriots also won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:48.56 with Daniel Escobar, Joseph Lee, CJ Kopecki and Nicholas Pacitti.

NSU University School’s one-two punch Patrick Groters and Daniel Jacobs were double winners in individual events. Both were also members of the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Groters won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:57 and 100-yard backstroke in 54.12.

Jacobs swept the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.31 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:49.22.


NSU University School 133, Chaminade-Madonna 33

American Heritage Plantation 93, NSU University School 81

American Heritage Plantation 126, Chaminade-Madonna 30

200-yard medley relay: 1. NSU University School A 2:01.62 (Amanda Kopas, Nadia Ajirnia, Madison Kozel, Thais Carrion), 2. American Heritage B 2:03.19 (Annita Huang, Emme Ham, Julie Mason, Chris Prado), 3. American Heritage A 2:03.62 (Isabella Taylor, Thea Mckenna, Molly Weidner, Chloe Granbow).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Cathy Cooper, AHP 2:03.56, 2. Thais Carrion, NSUS 2:12.31, 3. Annita Huang, AHP 2:13.28.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 2:16.78, 2. Thea Mckenna, AHP 2:18.87, 3. Issabella Taylor, AHP 2:23.37.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Olivia Mason, AHP 25.84, 2. Sofia Sarros, NSUS 27.12, 3. Jennifer Langone, NSUS 27.69.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Maia Goldstein, NSUS 221.44.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 1:04.25, 2. Madison Kozel, NSUS 1:06.78, 3. Molly Weidner, AHP 1:11.46.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Cathy Cooper, AHP 54.43, 2. Olivia Mason, AH 59.81, 3. Sofia Sarros, NSUS 1:00.06.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Taylor, AHP 5:36.68, 2. Thais Carrion, NSUS 5:51.97, 3. Alexis Christensen, NSUS 5:53.60.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:49.09 (Cathy Cooper, Olivia Mason, Molly Weidner, Chloe Grabow), 2. NSU University School A 1:50.72, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 1:59.26.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Annita Huang, AHP 1:09.78, 2. Madison Kozel, NSUS 1:12.94, 3. Chloe Grabow, AHP 1:14.82.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Emme Ham, AHP 1:12.31, 2. Thea Mckenna, AHP 1:12.84, 3. Julie Mason, AHP 1:19.65.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 3:53.78 (Cathy Cooper, Olivia Mason, Isabella Taylor, Thea Mckenna), 2. NSUS A 3:58.10 (Thais Carrion, Amanda Kopas, Sofia Sarros, Madison Kozel), 3. NSUS B 4:17.90 (Jennifer Langone, Alexis Christensen, Calissa Page, Kaiana Kibler).


NSU University School 82, Chaminade-Madonna 60

American Heritage Plantation 102, NSU University School 62

American Heritage Plantation 124, Chaminade-Madonna 37

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation A 1:48.56 (Daniel Escobar, Joseph Lee, CJ Kopecki, Nicholas Pacitti), 2. Chaminade-Madonna A 1:51.03, 3. American Heritage Plantation B 1:52.35.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Jacobs, NSUS 1:47.31, 2. Nicholas Pacitti, AHP 1:52.62, 3. Daniel Escobar, AHP 1:56.72, 4. Nicolas Rossi, AHP 2:03.62.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Patrick Groters, NSUS 1:57.00, 2. Joseph Lee, AHP 2:09.84, 3. Marcus Franco, CM 2:23.06.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Fernando Salazar, AHP 24.34, 2. Diego Jose Darquea-Juris, NSUS 24.50, 3. Sebastian Lopez, CM 25.53.

1-meter springboard diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. CJ Kopecki, AHP 54.71, 2. Marcelo Carrion, NSUS 1:04.09, 3. James Gallet, CM 1:04.97.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kevin Porto, AHP 50.84, 2. Diego Jose Darquea-Juris, NSUS 54.00, 3. Tommy Windisch, NSUS 55.65.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Jacobs, NSUS 4:49.22, 2. CJ Kopecki, AHP 5:02.00, 3. Daniel Escobar, AHP 5:03.90.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSU University School 1:35.90 (Patrick Groters, Daniel Jacobs, Marcello Carrion, Diego Jose Darquea-Juris), 2. American Heritage A 1:37.93 (Kevin Porto, Nick Ulrich, Daniel DiMarcoberdin, Nicolas Rossi), 3. American Heritage B 1:51.60.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Patrick Groters, NSUS 54.12, 2. Kevin Porto, AHP 59.62, 3. Nicholas Pacitti, AHP 1:01.03.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Joseph Lee, AHP 1:08.56, 2. Marcelo Carrion, NSUS 1:11.31, 3. Nick Ulrich, AHP 1:19.07.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSU University School A 3:33.16 (Patrick Groters, Daniel Jacobs, Marcelo Carrion, Diego Jose Darquea-Juris), 2. American Heritage Plantation A 3:33.58 (Kevin Porto, CJ Kopecki, Nicholas Pacitti, Joseph Lee), 3. American Heritage B 3:42.62 (Nicholas Rossi, Daniel Watson, Daniel Escobar, Tommy Windisch).

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