NSU University School Girls Make History, Win First District Crown; Shark Boys Win Second Title

By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, October 26, 2019–NSU University School swept the girls and boys District 11-1A Swimming and Diving Championships for the first time in school history Thursday at NSU Aquatic Center.

The girls’ team won for the first time ever with 544 points among the seven-team field.

The boys’ team captured its second title with 578.5 points among a nine-team field. The last time the Sharks won the boys title was in 2013.

NSU University won the girls’ 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays. Calvary Christian won the 200-yard freestyle.

NSU University School’s four individual girls district champions were Amanda Kopas, Mariangela Cincotti, Olivia Flack and Rafaella Araujo.

Erika Pelaez of South Florida Heat was a double winner in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles.

In some of the more exciting girls’ races:

In the 200-yard freestyle, Calvary Christian’s Angelic Hernandez edged NSU University School’s Mariangela Cincotti, 1:56.31-1:56.45.

In the 200-yard individual medley race, Adrianna Barone of Calvary Christian edged NSU University School’s Amanda Kopas, 2:11.67-2:11.93 to take first.

Calvary Christian junior Sophia Souza won the girls 1-meter diving title with 422.10 points. Five divers qualified for regions with the mandatory point cutoff total of 280.

NSU University School boys swept all three relays and had seven district champions.

Pedro Pavao and Angelo Martinez were double winners. Pavao won the 200- and 500-yard freestyles. Martinez won the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard butterfly.

Individual winners were Cameron Brown, Max Fermayer and Arie Sternberg.

In the exciting boys’ close races:

Cameron Brown of NSU University School won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.02 in a close race against Christian Barthelemy of Highlands Christian in 23.21. Six sprinters in the field were under 24 seconds.

NSU University School sophomore Max Fermayer won the 100-yard freestyle in 52.60, 2/100ths ahead of Trenton Shaw of Westminster Academy in 52.62.

In the boys’ 100-yard breaststroke, freshman Dario Martin of South Florida Heat won in 1:00.13, just ahead of NSU University School senior Cameron Brown in 1:00.36.

NSU University senior Arie Sternberg won a close one in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.26 ahead of his eighth grade teammate Sebastian Lobaton Vargas in 1:01.36.

Blakeman Shaw of Westminster Academy, the lone diver in the field, won the boys 1-meter diving title with 436.95 points.

The results were released officially on Saturday and can be found at fhsaa.org.

The top two finishers in each event from each district meet as well as the next overall best times at-large for a field of 24 from the remaining best times among top 16 finishers in the district meets will move on to regions.

For relays, the district champion advances plus the next overall best times at-large for a field of 16 from the remaining best times among eight finishers.

In diving, the top two in each district plus 18 at-large spots from the divers who placed in the top 16 in district meets. All divers must meet the minimum qualifying score of 280 points in the district meet.

NSU University School will also host the Region 4-1A Swimming and Diving Championships on Nov. 1 with a 9 a.m. start time for swimming and 10 a.m. for diving.

1. NSU University School 544, 2. Calvary Christian 427, 3. South Florida Heat 320, 4. Westminster Academy 218, 5. Chaminade-Madonna 133, 6. David Posnack JCC 77, 7. Sagemont 64.


200-yard medley relay:
1. NSU University 1:52.58 (Olivia Flack, Rafaella Araujo, Amanda Kopas, Mariangela Cincotti), 2. South Florida Heat 2:14.32, 3. Westminster Academy 2:15.58.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Angelic Hernandez, CALV 1:56.31, 2. Mariangela Cincotti, NSU 1:56.45, 3. Alexis Christensen, NSU 2:02.21.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Adrianna Barone, CALV 2:11.67, 2. Amanda Kopas, NSU 2:11.93, 3. Sara Quintero, SAGE 2:13.91

50-yard freestyle:
1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 23.76, 2. Robyn Patton, CALV 25.50, 3. Faith Suther, SFH 25.72.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Sophia Souza, CALV 422.10, 2. Abigail Farrar, WA 374.60, 3. Makenzie Blake, WA 365.65.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Amanda Kopas, NSU 59.56, 2. Sara Quintero, SAGE 1:00.07, 3. Adriana Gooding, SAGE 1:00.97.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 51.92, 2. Angelic Hernandez, CALV 54.63, 3. Faith Suther, SFH 56.06.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Mariangela Cincotti, NSU 5:13.45, 2. Adrianna Barone, CALV 5:17.35, 3. Alexis Christensen, NSU 5:20.17.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Calvary Christian 1:41.37 (Sarah Souza, Chloe Caignan, Angelic Hernandez, Lydia Lanahan), 2. NSU University School 1:43.65, 3. South Florida Heat 1:43.65.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Olivia Flack, NSU 1:02.61, 2. Sarah Souza, CALV 1:04.03, 3. Siera Leete, NSU 1:05.55.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 1:08.25, 2. Alyssa Irwin, CALV 1:17.90, 3. Sara Levin, SFH 1:21.51.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. NSU University School 3:39.09 (Amanda Kopas, Olivia Flack, Sofia Sarros, Mariangela Cincotti), 2. Calvary Christian 3:40.13, 3. South Florida Heat 3:52.37.

1. NSU University School 578.5, 2. Calvary Christian 340, 3. Westminster Academy 271, 4. David Posnack JCC 168, 5. South Florida Heat 162, 6. Hialeah Educational Academy 88, 7. Chaminade-Madonna 85.5, 8. Highlands Christian 33, 9. Sagemont 28.


200-yard medley relay:
1. NSU University School 1:44.11 (Marcelo Carrion, Cameron Brown, Angelo Martinez, Renato Franchi Filho), 2. Calvary Christian 1:55.91, 3. South Florida Heat 2:02.54.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Pedro Pavao, NSU 1:47.50, 2. Max Fermayer, NSU 2:05.70, 3. Dylan Gordon, POS 2:11.11.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Angelo Martinez, NSU 2:06.70, 2. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 2:08.79, 3. Renato Franchi Filho 2:09.67.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Cameron Brown, NSU 23.02, 2. Christian Barthelemy, HIGH 23.21, 3. Trenton Shaw, WA 23.42.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Blakeman Shaw, WA 436.95.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Angelo Martinez, NSU 56.54, 2. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSU 59.11, 3. Alexander Benashvili, NSU 1:02.17.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Max Fermayer, NSU 52.60, 2. Trenton Shaw, WA 52.62, 3. Christian Barthelemy, HIGH 53.06.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Pedro Pavao, NSU 4:42.80, 2. Alexander Benashvili, NSU 5:03.04, 3. Dylan Gordon, POS 6:08.63.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. NSU University School 1:33.35 (Cameron Brown, Jakob Kustin, Renato Franchi Filho, Pedro Pavao), 2. Westminter Academy 1:37.73, 3. Calvary Christian 1:43.15.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Arie Sternberg, NSU 1:01.26, 2. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSU 1:01.36, 3. Kevin Moya, SAGE 1:03.88.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Dario Martin, SFH 1:00.13, 2. Cameron Brown, NSU 1:00.36, 3. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 1:03.39.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. NSU University School 3:25.40 (Marcelo Carrion, Angelo Martinez, Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, Pedro Pavao), 2. Westminster Academy 3:44.52, 3. Calvary Christian 4:15.29.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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