Cypress Bay Sweeps District 10-4A Titles; Lane, Brames, Mateus, Golding Sisters Earn Top Seeds For Region 4-4A Meet

By Sharon Robb

October 26, 2017–Defending champion Cypress Bay swept the boys and girls team titles in the District 10-4A Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday at Fort Lauderdale High.

It was the Lightning’s second major meet the teams had swept titles. Cypress Bay also swept the Broward County Athletic Association Championships.

Cypress Bay will be the favorite going into next week’s Region 4-4 Meet hosted at the Boca Raton Aquatic Center. The girls team is defending region champions.

Cypress Bay won the girls’ team title with 613 points. Cooper City was second with 392.50.

Cypress Bay, with an edge in depth, boys held off Cooper City to win the team title with 515 points. Cooper City was runner-up with 471.

Cooper City’s Heath Brames, Kathleen Golding and Molly Golding, Cypress Bay’s Paige Lane and Everglades’ Leonardo Mateus, all SOFLO swimmers, earned top region meet seeds.

Brames, a senior, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.88 and 100-yard freestyle in 48.23. He is seeded first in both events for the Region 4-4A meet. Brames was also a member of the Cowboys’ winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Defending state champion Kathleen Golding, a junior, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.95 followed by her sister Molly Golding, a freshman making her district meet debut, in 2:16.13. Kathleen Golding also won the 100-yard freestyle in 51.65. She is seeded first in both.

Molly Golding won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.62 to earn the top region seed.

Cypress Bay freshman Paige Lane, also making her district debut, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:58.38 to earn the top region seed. Lane was also third in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.62.

Everglades sophomore Leonardo Mateus earned the top region seed in the 500-yard freestyle after winning the distance event in 4:45.26, just ahead of Cypress Bay sophomore Luis Bucaro in 4:45.43.

Cooper City is the top seed just ahead of Cypress Bay in the 200-yard medley relay after finishing one-two at districts in 1:53.12-1:53.39. The Cowboys winning relay members were Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding and Barbara Bernal. Bernal also won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:18.62 to earn the top seed at regions.

Cooper City and Cypress Bay also finished one-two in the 200-yard freestyle relay and are the top two seeds. The Cowboys winning relay members were the same foursome as the medley relay.

In addition to Lane’s win, the Lightning won two other individual events and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Gaby Banks won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.39 and Jacque Lugo won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.82. Lane anchored the winning relay that won in 3:47.74 with other members Banks, Lugo and Ulrike Tovilla.

Everglades freshman Kayla Cunningham, making her district debut, won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.89 and is seeded third behind Ferguson senior Angelina Roque and Miami Palmetto sophomore Madison Schain.

West Broward’s Juan Serna won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.48 and is seeded second for regions behind South Dade senior Alejandro Gonzalez.

Cooper City swept the 1-meter diving events. Sophomore Courtney Russo won the girls title with 437.40 and freshman Tyler Flowers won the boys tite with 425.30.

In the close boys competition, there was more parity with swimmers from West Broward, Cooper City, Everglades and Cypress Bay all winning events.

In two of the closer races, Diego Machado of Cypress Bay won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.02 ahead of Jose Diaz Lainez of West Broward in 55.24. David Avalos of West Broward won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.01 and Pablo Murillo of Cypress Bay was second in 1:04.49.


1. Cypress Bay 613, 2. Cooper City 392.50, 3. Everglades 248, 4. Western 235.50, 5. West Broward 210, 6. Flanagan 110, 7. McArthur 92.


200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 1:53.12 (Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Barbara Bernal), 2. Cypress Bay 1:53.39 (Ellie Koch, Isabella Nigro, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks), 3. Western 2:05.47, 4. Everglades 2:07.84 (Kayla Cunningham, Sophia Bedoya, Alana Acevedo, Sarah Acevedo).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 1:58.38, 2. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 2:00.47, 3. Andrea Bucaro, CB 2:00.79.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:06.95, 2. Molly Golding, CC 2:16.13, 3. Daniela Kim, CB 2:19.47.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.39, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 25.01, 3. Allora Williams, WES 25.01.

1-meter diving: 1. Courtney Russo, CC 437.40, 2. Cecilia Bernardi, CB 371.05, 3. Sofia Gross, WEES 364.75.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jacque Lugo, CB 1:02.82, 2. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:03.68, 3. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 1:04.97.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 51.65, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 54.44, 3. Paige Lane CB 54.62.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Barbara Bernal, CC 5:18.62, 2. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 5:23.30, 3. Ashlynn Amon, CB 5:27.60.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:42.74 (Solana Capalbo, Barbara Bernal, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding), 2. Cypress Bay 1:46.19, 3. West Broward 1:53.51 (Maya Coffey, Kellie Wilcox, Michelle Ordonez, Zariya Harris).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kayla Cunningham, EVER 1:02.89, 2. Ellie Koch, CB 1:03.98, 3. Imriel Coughlin, CC 1:05.01.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Molly Golding, CC 1:08.62, 2. Daniela Kim, CB 1:11.05, 3. Isabella Nigro, CB 1:12.47.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:47.74 (Gaby Banks, Jacque Lugo, Ulrike Tovilla, Paige Lane), 2. Western 4:00.61, 3. Everglades 4:08.44 (Sarah Acevedo, Alana Acevedo, Paola Huerta, Kayla Cunningham).


1. Cypress Bay 515, 2. Cooper City 471, 3. West Broward 268, 4. Western 218, 5. Flanagan 143, 6. Everglades 123, 7. McArthur 9.


200-yard medley relay: 1. West Broward 1:47.89 (David Avalos, Michael McCann, Nicolas Munoz, Juan Serna), 2. Western 1:51.09, 3. Cooper City 1:51.20 (Mikey Cline, Christopher Christakis, Nicolas Christakis, Mark Zhang).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Heath Brames, CC 1:45.88, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:46.40, 3. Diego Machado, CB 1:46.59, 4. Juan Diaz, CB 1:47.15.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:01.92, 2. Tom Liraz, CB 2:08.91, 3. Samuel Manrique, CB 2:10.32.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Juan Serna, WB 22.48, 2. Ivan Capalbo, CC 22.86, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 23.12.

1-meter diving: 1. Tyler Flowers, CC 425.30, 2. Matthew Burton, WB 233.95.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Diego Machado, CB 55.02, 2. Jose Diaz Lainez, WEST 55.24, 3. Max Miller, CB 55.81.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Heath Brames, CC 48.23, 2. Juan Serna, WB 48.28, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 49.88.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:45.26, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:45.43, 3. Max Miller, CB 5:01.38.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:32.49 (Heath Brames, Ivan Capalbo, Mark Zhang, Robert Wilson), 2. Cypress Bay 1:33.78, 3. West Broward 1:35.37 (David Avalos, Bryce Carro, Nicolas Munoz, Juan Serna).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Juan Diaz, CB 55.38, 2. Jose Diaz Lainez, WEST 56.15, 3. Sam Nimroozi, CC 57.61.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. David Avalos, WB 1:04.01, 2. Pablo Murillo, CB 1:04.49, 3. Samuel Manrique, CB 1:06.67.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 3:18.73 (Nicolas Christakis, Ivan Capalbo, Heath Brames, Robert Wilson), 2. Cypress Bay 3:18.97, 3. Western 3:45.69.

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