Doral Prep Firebirds Boys Knock Off Defending State Champion Gulliver Prep To Finish Undefeated, Give Cathy Silveira 100th Win


By Sharon Robb

October 11, 2017—For the first time in the swim program’s history, the Doral Prep Firebirds upset Gulliver Prep in their final boys’ dual meet of the season.

The Doral Prep Firebirds defeated the State 2A defending boys champions, 164-121, to finish undefeated and give head coach and South Florida Aquatic Club age group coach her 100th victory as Doral Prep head coach.

The teams, both competing in their final dual meet before the championship season begins with districts, split. The Gulliver Prep girls defeated the Doral Prep Firebirds, 197-86.

The Doral Prep Firebirds boys team came up big sweeping all three exciting relays, winning three individual events and coming through with its depth by finishing with seconds, thirds, fifths and sevenths to pile up points.

Winning individually for Doral were all underclassmen including Aaron Rodriguez, 16, in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.36 outsprinting Rene Peralta, 16, of Gulliver Prep in 23.74; Nestor Montero, 15, in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.46; and Santiago Gomez, 15, in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.82.

In another close race, Jonathan Rodriguez of Gulliver Prep out-touched Vittorio Parravano, 15, 49.89-49.96 in the 100-yard freestyle.

For Gulliver Prep, Trahern Gribble and Miguel Cancel, the team’s one-two punch, were double winners. Gribble won the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard backstroke. Cancel won the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly.

The defending State 2A girls champions were more fortunate, sweeping all three relays and every individual event.

Emily Cordovi and Alicia Mancilla were double winners.

GIRLS
Gulliver Prep 197, Doral Prep Firebirds 86

200-yard medley relay: 1. Gulliver Prep A 1:52.93 (Kayla Kraft, Julia Rosenthal, Emily Cordovi, Nicole Regueira), 2. Doral 1:57.33, 3. Gulliver Prep B 2:03.63.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GP 1:56.09, 2. Stephanie Hernandez, Doral 1:58.48, 3. Sarah Abril, GP 2:02.54.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Emily Cordovi, GP 2:12.28, 2. Olivia Hernandez, GP 2:16.71, 3. Stephanie Sequera, Doral 2:23.27.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Nicole Regueira, GP 26.59, 2. Nicole Luchau, GP 27.23, 3. Shani Rupp, GP 29.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alicia Mancilla, GP 1:01.15, 2. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GP 1:02.69, 3. Stephanie Suarez, Doral 1:02.80.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Emily Cordovi, GP 53.91, 2. Stephanie Hernandez, Doral 56.99, 3. Daniela Luchau, GP 59.59.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alicia Mancilla, GP 5:13.55, 2. Nicole Regueira, GP 5:22.57, 3. Sarah Abril, GP 5:27.61.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep A 1:42.30 (Emily Cordovi, Olivia Hernandez, Chloe Hernandez, Sarah Abril), 2. Doral 1:47.21, 3. Gulliver Prep B 1:50.22.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kayla Kraft, GP 1:04.62, 2. Sabrina Perna, Doral 1:07.87, 3. Sophia Diaz, Doral 1:08.42.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Chloe Hernandez, GP 1:09.73,2. Olivia Hernandez, GP 1:10.06, 3. Stephanie Suarez, Doral 1:12.06.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep A 3:43.92 (Sarah Abril, Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, Alicia Mancilla, Olivia Hernandez), 2. Gulliver Prep B 3:49.49, 3. Doral Prep Firebirds 3:51.66.

BOYS
Doral Firebirds 164, Gulliver Prep 12

200-yard medley relay: 1. Doral Prep Firebirds A, 1:39.41 (Nestor Montero, Santiago Gomez, Vitto Parravano, Adrian Aguilar), 2. Gulliver Prep 1:40.17, 3. Doral Prep Firebiards B 1:47.00.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Miguel Cancel, GP 1:47.11, 2. Gregory Espinoza, DP 1:49.59, 3. Neil Picon, DP 1:54.07.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Trahern Gribble, GP 1:56.67, 2. Nestor Montero, DP 1:58.81, 3. Santiago Gomez, DP 2:05.33.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Aaron Rodriguez, DP 23.36, 2. Rene Peralta, GP 23.74, 3. Brandan Dunnigan, GP 24.20.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Miguel Cancel, GP 50.26, 2. Adrian Aguilar, DP 51.11, 3. Gregory Espinoza, DP 53.67.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jonathan Rodriguez, GP 49.89, 2. Vittorio Parravano, DP 49.96, 3. David Montana, DP 51.26.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nestor Montero, DP 4:44.46, 2. Rene Peralta, GP 4:48.94, 3. Neil Picon, DP 5:01.09.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral Prep Firebirds A 1:30.63 (Adrian Aguilar, Aaron Rodriguez, David Montana, Santiago Gomez), 2. Gulliver Prep 1:31.31, 3. Doral Prep Firebirds B 1:35.93.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Trahern Gribble, GP 52.06, 2. Vittorio Parravano, DP 1:00.60, 3. Philip Meira, GP 1:02.36.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Santiago Gomez, DP 1:03.82, 2. Matthew Posso, DP 1:05.06, 3. Jonathan Rodriguez, GP 1:05.27.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Doral Prep Firebirds A 3:15.70 (Adrian Aguilar, Aaron Rodriguez, David Montana, Vitto Parravano), 2. Gulliver Prep 3:17.81, 3. Doral Prep Firebirds 3:23.98.

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