Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom Continues To Dominate FINA World Cup Series; Junior World Record Broken; Stanford Women, Cal Men No. 1 In TYR/CSCAA Pre-Season Poll


By Sharon Robb

October 4, 2017—On opening day of the FINA/Airweave World Cup Series in Doha, Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden continues to steal the spotlight.

The 23-year-old opened the fifth round of the series at Hamad Aquatic Centre in Qatar with a victory in the 200-meter freestyle in 1:52.00 ahead of Femke Heemskerk of the Netherlands in 1:53.11.

Sjostrom also won the 100-meter butterfly in 55.55, less than a second off her world record of 54.61, and 50-meter freestyle in 23.28.

Four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson of SOFLO had another easy time in her signature event, winning the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.21 against a lightly regarded field. She was also seventh in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:13.19.

Other winners on Wednesday were:

Russian Vladimir Morozov won the 100-meter freestyle in 46.87 and 100-meter individual medley in 51.38.

Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa won the 50-meter breaststroke in 25.70.

Christian Diener of Germany won the 100-meter backstroke in 51.00 in one of the most exciting races. Poland’s Radoslaw Kawecki was second in 51.11.

Aussie Emily Seebohm won the 50-meter backstroke knocking off Katinka Hosszu, 26.29-26.30.

Chad Le Clos of South Africa won the 200-meter butterfly in 1:49.59. American Tom Shields, who led most of the race, was second in 1:49.86. Le Clos also won the 50-meter butterfly in 22.45.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu bounced back with a win in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:05.29 ahead of Seebohm in 2:06.65. Hosszu also won the 200-meter backstroke in 2:02.06.

Gabriele Detti of Italy won the 400-meter freestyle in 3:42.57.

Russia’s Kiril Prigoda won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:01.24.

Maksym Shemberev of Azerbaijian won the 400-meter individual medley in 4:06.72.

China’s Jian Jianjiahe set the world junior record in the women’s 800-meter freestyle. It was the first junior world record in the event.

The Netherlands continued its domination in the relay competition winning the 200-meter medley relay in 1:40.92 with Maaike De Waard, Arno Kamminga, Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Thom De Boer.

Going into Doha, the top women points leaders were Sjostrom, 353; Hosszu, 272 and Ranomi Kromowidjojo, 155. The men’s leaders were Le Clos, 234; Shields, 147; and Morozov, 138.

The meet continues on Thursday. Only 163 swimmers are competing. Total prize money for the series’ three clusters is $942,000. The top three medal winners earn $1,500, $1,000 and $500.

COLLEGE SWIMMING

Stanford women’s team, led by world record holder Katie Ledecky, and Cal men’s team, are ranked No. 1 in the TYR/College Swimming Coaches Association of America pre-season women’s and men’s poll. The next polls will be released Oct. 24.

WOMEN’S POLL: 1. Stanford, 2. California, 3. Texas, 4. Georgia, 5. Texas A&M, 6. Michigan, 7. USC, 8. NC State, 9. Louisville, 10. Indiana. Florida is 18th and Florida State is 23rd.

MEN’S POLL: 1. California, 2. Texas, 3. Stanford, 4. Florida, 5. NC State, 6. Indiana, 7. Louisville, 8. tie, Arizona State and Georgia, 10. Auburn. Florida State is 20th.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Pompano Beach Tornadoes Sweep Cardinal Gibbons; Cardinal Gibbons Tops Piper


By Sharon Robb

October 4, 2017—Pompano Beach defeated Cardinal Gibbons Monday in a tuneup for this weekend’s Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Center.

The Tornadoes boys defeated Cardinal Gibbons, 142-34 and girls team defeated the Chiefs, 118-63.

Summer Schulte, Mia Marquez, Gwen Bencie, Gabrielle Cissone and Carly Ehrlich led the girls team.

Rafael Santos, Alexandro Marquez and Alejandro Quinones led the boys team.

In the same meet, Cardinal Gibbons girls defeated Piper, 108-17, and boys, 107-8.

GIRLS
Pompano Beach 118, Cardinal Gibbons 63

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cardinal Gibbons 2:04.18 (LaPlant, Yates, Udell, Rodriguez), 2. Pompano Beach 2:10, 3. Pompano Beach 2:22.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Schulte, PB 2:05.44, 2. Guidus, PB 2:24.07, 3. Mendoza, PB 2:26.37.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rodriguez, CG 2:25, 2. Udein, CG 2:32, 3. Marquez, PB 2:34.72.

50-yard freestyle: 1. A. Mandziuk, CG 28.66, 2. Bencie, PB 27.32, 3. Zascavage, PB 27.27.

1-meter diving: 1. Ehrlich, PB 197, 2. Reedy, PB 139.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Marquez, PB 1:06.64, 2. Udell, CG 1:07.28, 3. Debrito, PB 1:15.31.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Costello, PB 1:01.47, 2. Zascavage, PB 1:03.00, 3. Cissone, PB 1:04.41.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Schulte, PB 5:30.78, 2. Rodriguez, CG 5:39, 3. Gundus, PB 6:32.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 1:50.50 (Bencie, Schulte, Cissone, Marquez), 2. Cardinal Gibbons 1:54.54, 3. Pompano Beach 2:00.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Bencie, PB 1:05.99, 2. Nagy, CG 1:17, 3. Siler, PB 1:24.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Yates, CG 1:10.54, 2. Gurdes, PB 1:22.04, 3. LaPlant, CG 1:24.09.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 4:16 (Schulte, Bencie, Macalage, Costello), 2. Pompano Beach 4:45, 3. Cardinal Gibbons 4:46.50.

Cardinal Gibbons 108, Piper 17

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cardinal Gibbons 2:04.18 (LaPlant, Yates, Udell, Rodriguez), 2. Cardinal Gibbons 2:31.53, 3. Piper 2:46.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Spencer, CG 2:43.56, 2. Mitchell, CG 2:59.19.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rodriguez, CG 2:25.37, 2. Udell, CG 2:32.00.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Yates, CG 28.37, 2. Mandreck, CG 28.66, 3. White, PIP 32.00.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Udell, CG 1:07.28, 2. Ruffalo, CG 1:29.09.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Odiant, CG 1:05.03, 2. Reiterk, CG 1:08.22.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Rodriguez, CG 5:39.15, 2. Mitchell, CG 8:28.03.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cardinal Gibbons 1:54.54, 2. Piper 2:23.96.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Nagy, PB 1:17, 2. Guard, CG 1:25.19.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Yates, CG 1:10.54, 2. Laplant, CG 1:24.09, 3. Streakus, PIP 1:33.69.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cardinal Gibbons 4:46.50.

BOYS
Pompano Beach 142, Cardinal Gibbons 34

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pompano Beach 1:49.50 (Marquez, Schulte, Quinones, Arias), 2. Pompano Beach 1:54.12.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Santos, PB 1:49.35, 2. Marquez, PB 1:57.06, 3. Arias, PB 2:05.12.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Santos, PB 2:16.47, 2. Garriga, PB 2:18.93, 3. Parraga, PB 2:25.81.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Poe, PB 22.75, 2. Quinones, PB 22.87, 3. Lorenz, CG 24.50.
1-meter diving: 1. Magee, PB.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Quinones, PB 58.12, 2. Santos, PB 1:01.04, 3. Lorenz, CG 1:02.00.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Santos, PB 50.53, 2. Poe, PB 52.07, 3. Hache, PB 55.09.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Garriga, PB 5:29.95, 2. Beller, CG 6:11.12, 3. Vasquez, PB 6:19.50.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 1:33.60, 2. Pompano Beach 1:39.00, 3. Cardinal Gibbons, 1:40.45.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Marquez, PB 1:00.26, 2. Paciaga, PB 1:08.00, 3. Lopez, PB 1:15.78.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Schulte, PB 1:13.24, 2. McCawley, CG 1:14.02, 3. Spada, PB 1:14.24.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 3:28.47, 2. Pompano Beach 3:53.82, 3. Cardinal Gibbons 4:04.65.

Cardinal Gibbons 107, Piper 8

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cardinal Gibbons 1:59.40.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Fitzpatrick, CG 2:28.09, 2. Zislisi, CG 2:37.15.

200-yard individual medley: 1. McCauley,CG 2:40.68.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Lorenz, CG 24.50, 2. Beuer, CG 24.59, 3. Williams, PIP 34.12.
1-meter diving: 1. Coldren, CG 230.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Lorenz, CG 1:02.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Fitzpatrick, CG 58.78, 2. Davis, CG 1:09.97, 3. Adams, CG 1:18.19.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Beher, CG 6:11.12, 2. Carrao, CG 7:39.56.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cardinal Gibbons 2:00.75, 2. Piper 2:23.62.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Zishar, CG 1:15.72, 2. Carron, CG 1:44.41.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. McCauley, CG 1:16.43, 2. Davis, CG 1:44.07.

400-yard freestyle relay: None.

Editor’s Note: My apologies if names are misspelled and times are off. The combination of old-school scoring, hard-to-read handwriting and my old age are a bad combination when trying to type results but still important to post every result we can on the high school website. Thank you for understanding.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

NSU University School Sharks Sweep North Broward Prep, Posnack In Tri-Meet


By Sharon Robb

October 3, 2017–NSU University School picked up four more wins with victories over North Broward Prep and David Posnack Jewish School Tuesday at Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center.

The Sharks boys team, led by double winner Patrick Groters, defeated North Broward Prep, 81-48, and David Posnack Jewish School, 88-33.

The versatile Groters showed his range winning the 50-yard freestyle in 22.28 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.11.

Other NSUS boy winners were Marcelo Carrion, Renato Franchi Filho and Diego Jose Darquea-Juris. The trio teamed with leadoff Groters to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:38.69.

Ethan Di Egidio of North Broward Prep won two events in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.58 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.30.

The Sharks girls team swept all 12 events to defeat North Broward Prep, 110-37 and David Posnack Jewish School, 109-25.

Amanda Kopas, Thais Carrion and Madison Kozel were double winners. Kopas won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.52 and 50-yard freestyle in 26.15.

Carrion won the 100-yard freestyle in 59.62 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:49.08.

Kozel won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.40 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:06.93.

Other individual winners were Kaiana Kibler in the 100-yard backstroke and Nadia Ajirnia in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Maia Goldstein won the 1-meter diving with 377.10 points.

Because of lightning, the final event, the boys and girls 400-yard freestyle relay events were cancelled.

GIRLS
NSU University School 110, North Broward Prep 37
NSU University School 109, David Posnack Jewish School 25
North Broward Prep 69, David Posnack Jewish School 43

200-yard medley relay: 1. NSUS 2:06.71 (Kaiana Kibler, Nadia Ajirnia, Madison Kozel, Calissa Page), 2. North Broward Prep 2:24.35, 3. David Posnack Jewish School 2:27.27.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 2:04.52, 2. Sofia Sarros, NSUS 2:14.71, 3. Alexis Christensen, NSUS 2:16.59.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Madison Kozel, NSUS 2:29.40, 2. Calissa Page, NSUS 2:35.32, 3. Nadia Ajirnia, NSUS 2:35.41.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 26.15, 2. Jennifer Langone, NSUS 27.21, 3. Calissa Page, NSUS 28.39.

1-meter diving: 1. Maia Goldstein, NSUS 377.10.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Madison Kozel, NSUS 1:06.93, 2. Francesca Smith, NBP 1:12.55, 3. Zoe Abovitz, DPJS 1:12.62.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Thais Carrion, NSUS 59.62, 2. Jennifer Langone, NSUS 1:02.10, 3. Deborah Wainberg, DPJS 1:16.37.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Thais Carrion, NSUS 5:49.08, 2. Zoe Abovitz, DPJS 5:50.52, 3. Alexis Christensen, NSUS 5:53.36.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSUS 1:49.82 (Amanda Kopas, Thais Carrion, Jennifer Langone, Sofia Sarros), 2. North Broward Prep 2:04.44, 3. NSUS B 2:12.05.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kaiana Kibler, NSUS 1:09.54, 2. Brooke Powell, NBP 1:14.03, 3. Francesca Smith, NBP 1:16.60.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Nadia Ajirnia, NSUS 1:21.86, 2. Jackie Huss, DPJS 1:43.83, 3. Christina Saiger, NBP 1:44.07.

BOYS
NSU University School 81, North Broward Prep 48
NSU University School 88, David Posnack Jewish School 33
North Broward Prep 72, David Posnack Jewish School 39

200-yard medley relay: 1. North Broward Prep 2:01.56 (Ethan DiEgidio, Luca Wiersma, Evan Brooks, Maxwell Myerson), 2. David Posnack Jewish School 2:44.13.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Marcelo Carrion, NSUS 2:04.34, 2. Alexander Benashvili, NSUS 2:24.97, 3. Joaquin Morales, NSUS 2:36.20.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Renato Franchi Filho, NSUS 2:16.61, 2. Isaac Tawil, DPJS 3:00.43, 3. Ryan Kibler, NSUS 3:00.83.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Patrick Groters, NSUS 22.28, 2. Diego Jose Darquea-Juris, NSUS 24.99, 3. Maxwell Myerson, NBP 25.56.

1-meter diving: 1. None

100-yard butterfly: 1. Ethan Di Egidio, NBP 1:01.58, 2. Marcelo Carrion, NSUS 1:02.09, 3. Alexander Benashvili, NSUS 1:10.19.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Diego Jose Darquea-Juris, NSUS 53.65, 2. Maxwell Myerson, NBP 55.34, 3. Thiago Dalmaso Rodrigues, NSUS 1:03.71.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Patrick Groters, NSUS 4:44.11, 2. Luca Wiersma, NBP 7:07.12, 3. Isaac Tawil, DPJS 7:15.47.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSUS 1:38.69 (Patrick Groters, Diego Jose Darquea-Juris, Renato Franchi Filho, Marcelo Carrion), 2. North Broward Prep 1:54.99, 3. David Posnack JS 2:19.92.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Sam Poisik, DPJS 1:23.71, 2. Joaquin Morales, NSUS 1:28.92, 3. Jonah Sabbota, NBP 1:48.35.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ethan Di Egidio, NBP 1:09.30, 2. Renato Franchi Filho, NSUS 1:10.68, 3. Ryan Kibler, NSUS 1:30.49.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com