Cypress Bay Defends Titles, Captures Broward County Athletic Association Championship; Lance Lesage Breaks Only Meet Record


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, October 5, 2019—Cypress Bay owns the Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championship.

The Lightning defended their titles sweeping the boys and girls team titles Saturday night at rain-soaked Plantation Aquatic Complex.

It was the Lightning’s third consecutive boys’ team title and girls second team title in three years. Since 2013, Cypress Bay has finished first or second at the BCAA meet.

“Our swim teams have been very consistent,” Cypress Bay veteran coach John Spire said. “We have a strong feeder system that has helped us remain in the mix. I don’t know if we’ll remain on the top for years to come, but we should remain in the top three because of the nature of the school.”

Cypress Bay boys totaled 403 points. Fort Lauderdale was second with 314 and Cooper City with 289.

The girls finished with 577 points. Cooper City was runner-up with 382 points and St. Thomas Aquinas was third with 344.50.

Cypress Bay senior Luis Bucaro was a double winner. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.96 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:39.06. Both were season-best times.

Bucaro was also a member of the Lightning’s 400-yard freestyle relay that won in 3:13.49 along with Philopatier Ibrahim, Jack D’Avi and Diego Machado.

Pompano Beach junior Rafael Santos was the only other boys double winner. He won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.11 and 100-yard freestyle in 46.54. Both times were season-best.

St. Thomas Aquinas junior Lance Lesage broke the only meet record. Lesage won the 100-yard backstroke in 51.73, breaking the previous mark of 52.03 set by Brandon Goldman of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2012.

Cooper City’s Tyler Flowers won the boys 1-meter diving title with 276.75 points.

Other individual champions were Patrick Doyle, Coral Glads, 200-yard individual medley, 1:55.77; Renato Herron, Plantation, 100-yard butterfly, 51.83; and Andy Rogatinsky of South Broward, 100-yard breaststroke, 58.79.

Deerfield Beach won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:41.10 and Cooper City won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:30.68 with Robert Wilson as anchor.

Cypress Bay girls were even more dominant than the boys team, sweeping all three girls relays.

The Lightning won three individual events. Nicol Bellardi won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.75; Gaby Banks won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.46; and Ellie Koch won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.39.

Other individual champions were Mallory Schleicher of Cooper City, 200-yard freestyle, 1:53.99; Giulianna Garcia of Monarch, 100-yard butterfly, 58.11; Delaney Biro of Coral Springs Charter, 100-yard freestyle, 52.67; Sarah Acevedo of Everglades, 500-yard freestyle, 5:04.11 and Molly Golding of Cooper City, 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.82

Kaitlyn Ross of St. Thomas Aquinas won the girls 1-meter diving title with 232.30 points.

Banks, Garcia, Koch, Golding, Bucaro, Lesage and Rogatinsky were repeat BCAA champions.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 577, 2. Cooper City 382, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 344.50, 4. Coral Springs Charter 278, 5. Douglas 220, 6. Cardinal Gibbons 188, 7. Coral Glades 165, 8. Pompano Beach 154, 9. Nova 140, 10. Monarch 132, 11. Fort Lauderdale 129, 12. South Broward 121, 13. West Broward 114, 14. Everglades 101, 15. Western 100.50, 16. Pembroke Pines Charter 82, 17. Taravella 63 18. Flanagan 45, 19. McArthur 28, 20. Deerfield Beach 26, 20. Coral Springs 24, 22. Piper 21, 23. South Plantation 14.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Cypress Bay 1:37.08 (Ellie Koch, Ana Villamil, Jacqueline Lugo, Gaby Banks), 2. Cooper City 1:39.75, 3. Cardinal Gbbons 1:42.39.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:53.99, 2. Delaney Biro, CSC 1:54.04, 3. Paige Lane, CB 1:54.62.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Nicol Bellardi, CB 2:08.75, 2. Molly Gooding, CC 2:10.13, 3. Giulianna Garcia, MON 2:11.88.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.46, 2. Jemma Kelly, CB 25.09, 3. Riley McCormick, CSC 25.31.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Kaitlyn Ross, STA 232.30, 2. Penelope Jacobson, DOUG 219.00, 3. Christina Hilton, PB 207.40.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Giulianna Garcia, MON 58.11, 2. Paige Lane, CB 58.19, 3. Riley McCormick, CSC 59.10.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Delaney Biro, CSC 52.67, 2. Gaby Banks, CB 53.49, 3. Emily Lopez Diaz, WB 54.35.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 5:04.11, 2. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:04.58, 3. Nicol Bellardi, CB 5:09.81.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 1:40.75 (Paige Lane, Nicol Bellardi, Jacqueline Lugo, Gaby Banks), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:45.21, 3. Douglas 1:46.12.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Ellie Koch, CB 59.39, 2. Imriel Coughlin, CC 1:01.51, 3. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:01.93.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Molly Golding, CC 1:06.82, 2. Samantha Trodick, NOVA 1:07.72, 3. Ana Villamil, CB 1:08.19.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 3:40.04 (Paige Lane, Elizabeth Riley, Ellie Koch, Nicol Bellardi), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:44.72, 3. Coral Springs Charter 3:46.41.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 403, 2. Fort Lauderdale 314, 3. Cooper City 289, 4. Coral Glades 259, 5. Everglades 230, 6. South Broward 207, 7. Western 201, 8. Deerfield Beach 177, 9. Pompano Beach 170, 10. St. Thomas Aquinas 156, 11. Douglas 154, 12. Taravella 150, 13. West Broward 122, 14. Pembroke Pines Charter 109, 15. Cardinal Gibbons 88, 16. Plantation 51, 17. Coral Springs 45, 18. Coral Springs Charter 34, 19. Flanagan 32, 20. Nova 26, 21. Piper 23, 22. Monarch 22, 23. South Plantation 17, 24. Northeast 4.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Deerfield Beach 1:41.10 (Brian Bencie, Ben Simonson, Emilio Barrantes, Carter Carlson), 2. Fort Lauderdale 1:41.66, 3. Cypress Bay 1:42.05.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:42.96, 2. Diego Machado, CB 1:43.63, 3. Emilio Barrantes, DB 1:46.59.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Patrick Doyle, CGL 1:55.77, 2. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 1:58.14, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 1:59.46.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 21.11, 2. Robert Wilson, CC 21.99, 3. Alex Marrero, SB 22.04.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Tyler Flowers, CC 276.75, 2. tie, Jude Waring, STA 101.50 and Brady Wampler, SB 101.50.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Renato Herron, PTTN 51.83, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 51.89, 3. Trent Albury, CGIB 52.37.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 46.54, 2. Lance Lesage STA 47.25, 3. Carter Carlson, DB 48.21.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:39.06, 2. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:45.08, 3. Brian Gonzalez, CGL 4:49.14.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cooper City 1:30.68 (Mark Zhang, Christopher Christakis, Michael Cline, Robert Wilson), 2. Deerfield Beach 1:30.77, 3. Cypress Bay 1:31.04.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Lance Lesage, STA 51.73, 2. Patrick Doyle, CGL 52.49, 3. Alex Marrero, SB 53.30.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 58.79, 2. Aiden Kohanyi, WES 59.29, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:00.41.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 3:13.49 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Jack D’Avi, Luis Bucaro, Diego Machado), 2. Cooper City 3:18.57, 3. Coral Glades 3:20.27.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

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