Florida State, Georgia Tech Split; SOFLO’s Gabby Banks Takes Two Seconds


By Sharon Robb


TALLAHASSEE, November 6, 2020—Florida State split with Georgia Tech Friday in an Atlantic Coast Conference dual meet at Morcom Aquatic Center.

Georgia Tech picked up its first dual meet win over the Seminoles since 2014, 176-124, while the Seminoles men’s team edged Georgia Tech, 152-147.

It was only the second win for Georgia Tech women in their 17 all-time match-ups. The women won 12 of 16 events.

The Seminoles were without about a third of their roster because of COVID-19 protocols.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Gabby Banks, a freshman at Florida State, took two seconds and one sixth in individual events and third place on a relay.

Banks, who totaled eight points, was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.84 and second in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.46.

Banks was also a member of FSU’s third-place 200-yard medley relay that finished in 1:45.30. She was sixth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.72.

Another Florida Gold Coast swimmer, Izaak Bastian, a junior at Florida State, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 55.40 and second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:04.23. He was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay and fifth place 400-yard freestyle relay. He totaled 13 points.

No spectators were allowed at the meet under strict COVID-19 guidelines.

WOMEN
Georgia Tech 176, Florida State 124


200-yard medley relay: 1. Georgia Tech 1:44.28, 2. FSU A 1:45.15, 3. FSU B 1:45.30 (Madeline Cohen, Kile Carriger, Elise Olsen, Gabby Banks).

1,000-yard freestyle: 1. Maria Schramm Seifer, GT 10:12.01, 2. Maggie Emary, FSU 10:18.52, 3. Sydney Cole, FSU 10:19.85.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Rei Kuramoto, GT 1:51.56, 2. Phoebe Griffiths, FSU 1:51.60, 3. Maria Schramm Seifer, GT 1:53.65, 6. Gabby Banks, FSU 1:57.72.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Allie Paschal, GT 55.48, 2. Pia Murray, FSU 56.02, 3. Maddie McDonald, FSU 57.29.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Catriona MacGregor, GT 1:04.29, 2. Nicole Williams, GT 1:04.75, 3. Claudia Butterfield, GT 1:04.90.

200-yard butterfly: 1. McKenzie Campbell, GT 2:00.33, 2. Hannah Womer, FSU 2:03.34, 3. Ginerva Molino, FSU 2:05.41.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Rebecca Moynihan, FSU 23.56, 2. Gabby Banks, FSU 23.84, 3. Emily Graham, GT 24.11.

1-meter diving: 1. Samantha Vear, FSU 253.30, 2. Carmen Woodruff, GT 249.83, 3. Anna Bradescu, GT 239.55.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Rebecca Moynihan, FSU 51.73, 2. Gabby Banks, FSU 52.46, 3. Emma Terebo, FSU 52.53.

200-yard backstroke: 1. Allie Paschal, GT 1:59.83, 2. Pia Murray, FSU 2:01.94, 3. Astrid Dirkzwager, GT 2:02.79.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Julia Shuford, GT 2:20.07, 2. Claudia Butterfield, GT 2:20.36, 3. Nicole Williams, GT 2:21.65.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Maria Schramm seifer, GT 4:57.11, 2. Phoebe Griffiths, FSU 4:57.12, 3. McKenzie Campbell 4:59.70.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Rei Kuramoto, GT 56.59, 2. Lindsey Merk, GT 56.66, 3. Hannah Womer, FSU 56.99.

3-meter diving: 1. Carmen Woodruff, GT 266.63, 2. Anna Bradescu, GT 263.25, 3. Samantha Vear, FSU 247.57.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Catriona MacGregor, GT 2:04.77, 2. McKenzie Campbell, GT 2:06.54, 3. Hannah Womer, FSU 2:06.94.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. FSU A 3:28.32 (ana Zortea, Phoebe Griffiths, Emma Terebo, Rebecca Moynihan), 2. Georgia Tech A 3:29.17, 3. Georgia Tech B 3:36.33.

MEN
Florida State 152, Georgia Tech 147


200-yard medley relay: 1. Florida State A 1:29.01 (Mason Hebert, Izaak Bastian, Domen Demsar, Kuba Ksiazek), 2. Florida State B 1:31.62, 3. Georgia Tech 1:32.97.

1,000-yard freestyle: 1. David Quirie, FSU 9:25.31, 2. Zachary Smith, FSU 9:25.80, 3. Caleb Blischke, GT 9:28.30.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Caio Pumputis, GT 1:37.32, 2. Aziz Ghaffari, FSU 1:39.38, 3. Josh Cohen, GT 1:39.56.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Mason Hebert, FSU 48.20, 2. Jackson Lucas, FSU 50.28, 3. LeonWarnakulasuriya, GT 51.51, exhibition, Elvis Kotikovski, FSU 53.57.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Izaak Bastian, FSU 55.40, 2. Daniel Kertesz, GT 55.89, 3. Paxton Rhoads, FSU 57.25.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Christian Ferraro, GT 1:46.41, 2. Nick Vance, FSU 1:48.88, 3. Tommy Eaton, FSU 1:50.13.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kuba Ksiazek, FSU 20.69, 2. Domen Demsar, FSU 20.87, 3. Grant Allison, GT 21.05.

1-meter diving: 1. Joshua Davidson, FSU 325.50, 2. Ruben Lechuga, GT 319.20, 3. Jesco Helling, FSU 273.53.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Christian Ferraro, GT 45.02, 2. Max McCusker, FSU 45.41, 3. Grant Allison, GT 45.77.

200-yard backstroke: 1. Nick Vance, FSU 1:48.57, 2. Leon Warnakulasuriya, GT 1:51.92, 3. Noah Young, FSU 1:54.03.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Caio Pumputis, GT 1:56.70, 2. Izaak Bastian, FSU 2:04.23, 3. Tanner Doan, GT 2:07.26.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Josh Cohen, GT 4:31.40, 2. Dylan Scott, GT 4:32.27, 3. Aziz Ghaffari, FSU 4:35.21, exhibition Daniel Jacobs, GT 4:40.06, Cam Taddonio, 4:52.96.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Christian Ferraro, GT 47.74, 2. Max McCusker, FSU 48.56, 3. Mason Hebert, FSU 48.75.

3-meter diving: 1. Ruben Lechuga, GT 328.58, 2. Jacob Kreider, GT 286.95, 3. Joshua Davidson, FSU 276.75.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Caio Pumputis, GT 1:48.92, 2. Nick Vance, FSU 1:49.76, 3. Mason Hebert, FSU 1:51.66. exhibition, Elvis Kotikovski, FSU 2:02.42.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Georgia Tech A 2:58.69, 2. Florida State A 2:59.87, 3. Georgia Tech B 3:03.11.

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

Florida Beats State Rival Miami In Home-Opener; SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding Captures 200 IM


By Sharon Robb


GAINESVILLE, November 5, 2020–University of Florida looked impressive in its 190-94 home-opener victory over state rival University of Miami Thursday at Stephen O’Connell Center.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Kathleen Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.51, finishing ahead of Miami’s Emma Sundstrand in 2:06.68.

Golding’s splits were 26.88 (butterfly), 30.64 (backstroke), 35.22 (breaststroke) and 28.77 (freestyle).

Golding was second in an exhibition 500-yard freestyle in 4:55.62. She was also fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.62.

The Gators, coming off their season-opening loss to Georgia on the road, won all 14 swimming events. University of Miami sophomore Mia Vallee swept the 1- and 3-meter springboard events for the Hurricanes only victories.

Senior Taylor Ault earned her first win of her final season in the 1,000-yard freestyle, finishing ahead of freshman Elise Bauer, 10:04.52-10:07.43.

Several newcomers won their first events as UF swimmers. Junior transfer Annette Schultz earned her first win in the 100-yard backstroke. Schultz continued to dominate winning the 100-yard freestyle. Katie Mack, a transfer from North Carolina State, also got her first win in the 100-yard butterfly.

Freshmen Kenady Biel, Cecilia Porter and Chloe Grimme also picked up their first collegiate wins. Biel posted a 1:59.44 in the 200-yard butterfly. Porter won the 100-yard breaststroke. Grimme won the 50-yard freestyle.

Some UF swimmers will compete next week at the US Open in Sarasota. Both the men’s and women’s teams return to action on Nov. 18 for the Auburn Invitational.

WOMEN
Florida 190, Miami 94


200-yard medley relay: 1. Florida C 1:43.64 (Rosie Zavaros, Cecilia Porter, Chade Nersicio, Bettina Boszormenyi), 2. Florida A 1:43.87, 3. Florida B 1:44.00.

1,000-yard freestyle: 1. Taylor Ault, UF 10:04.52, 2. Elise Bauer, UF 10:07.43, 3. Adrianna Cera, UM 10:15.95.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Nikki Miller, UF 1:48.15, 2. Katelyn Mack, UF 1:49.36, 3. Savannah Barr, UM 1:50.89.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Annette Schultz, UF 55.58, 2. Rosie Zavaros, UF 57.05, 3. Bettina Boszormenyi, UF 57.45, 5. Kathleen Golding, UF 58.62.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Cecilia Porter, UF 1:01.82, 2. Tylor Mathieu, UF 1:03.66. 3. Emma Sundstrand, UM 1:03.74.

200-yard butterfly: 1. Kenady Beil, UF 1:59.00, 2. Madison Kolessar, UF 2:03.63, 3. Isabel Traba, UM 2:04.15.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Chloe Grimme, UF 23.40, 2. Kirschtine Balbuena, UF 23.62, 3. Ria Malhotra, UF 23.64, 4. Chad Nersicio, UF 23.95.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Annette Schultz, UF 51.66, 2. Chloe Grimme, UF 51.86, 3. Gabriella Hillis, UF 51.88.

200-yard backstroke: 1. Celismar Guzman, UF 2:00.49, 2. Alaina Skellett, UM 2:02.60, 3. Rosie Zavaros, UF 2:00.63.

200-yard breaststroke: 1. Tylor Mathieu, UF 2:18.14, 2. Emma Sundstrand, UM 2:21.72, 3. Chandler Sensibaugh, UM 2:30.01.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nikki Miller, UF 4:53.01, 2. exhibition, Kathleen Golding, UF 4:55.62, 2. Adrianna Cera, UM 5:04.32, 3. Savannah Barr, UM 5:08.82

100-yard butterfly: 1. Katelyn Mack, UF 56.63, 2. Isabel Traba, UM 57.75, 3. Una Forsythe, UM 1:00.63.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, UF 2:01.51, 2. Emma Sundstrand, UM 2:06.68, 3. Isabel Traba, UM 2:11.68.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Florida A 3:27.04 (Vanessa Pearl, Nikki Miller, Taylor Ault, Kirschtine Balbuena), 2. Miami A 3:30.77, 3. Miami B 3:44.37.

3-meter diving: 1. Mia Vallee, UM 343.35, 2. Elizabeth Perez, UF 341.48, 3. Ashley McCool, UF 339.60.

1-meter diving: 1. Mia Vallee, UM 308.40, 2. Millie Haffety, UM 289.95, 3. Ashley McCool, UF 286.50.

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

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Streak Ends, Takes Third In ISL Match


By Sharon Robb


BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 5, 2020–In their highly-anticipated showdown, undefeated swimmers Alia Atkinson of the London Roar and Lilly King of the Cali Condors met in the 50-meter breaststroke for the first time in an International Swimming League match Thursday at Duna Arena.

Atkinson, 31, of South Florida Aquatic Club, a four-time Jamaican Olympian, and King, 23, were both undefeated at 2-0 going into their race.

King won in 29.20 followed by Cali Condors teammate Molly Hannis in 29.25 and Akinson third in 29.65. The trio was dead even off the blocks. Hannis turned first but King pulled away in the final 15 meters to touch first.

The top three finishers were the only swimmers in the field to crack 30 seconds.

King’s fastest time is 28.86, turned in Match One. King is 29-for-29 in ISL event wins, including 6-for-6 in the 50 breaststroke.

Atkinson, the world record holder in the event, had won 12 consecutive 50-meter breaststroke event wins dating back to 2016.

Atkinson and King will clash again on Friday in the 100-meter breaststroke. King is undefeated all-time with six straight wins. Atkinson hasn’t lost this year and only once last season.

Atkinson also swam second leg on the 4×100-meter medley relay for the London Roar that finished second in 3:47.91. Her split was 1:03.80.

King also won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:15.80.

The Cali Condors are the ISL’s top team in power ratings. The Condors’ women’s team is averaging nearly 60 points per match and outscored London by 33.5 points on Day One.

Other notable swims:

Brit Adam Peaty won the men’s 50-meter breaststroke in 25.98 ahead of Michael Andrew in 26.14 and Caeleb Dressel in 26.15.

American Melanie Margalis won the battle of the unbeatens against Yui Ohashi of the Tokyo Frog Kings in the 200-meter individual medley, 2:04.18-2:05.04. The two will meet again Friday in the 400 IM.

Dressel won the 100-meter butterfly in 49.33 ahead of Cali Condors teammate Marcin Cieslak in 49.66. Dressel also won the 50 freestyle in 20.65 ahead of Michael Andrew in 21.18.

After Day One, Cali Condors lead with 255.0 followed by London Roar, 246.5, Tokyo Frog Kings, 210.0 and NY Breakers, 167.5.

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