Pine Crest Panthers Girls, Boys Top Mater Lakes Academy


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, September 30, 2021–Pine Crest Panthers swept Mater Lakes Academy in a dual meet Thursday at the Panthers’ pool.

Pine Crest dominated the girls competition, sweeping all three relays and winning every individual event for a 147-29 victory.

The boys competition was closer with the Panthers winning 113.50-66.50.

The girls were led by double winners Sara Lin and Hanna Elks Smith.

Lin won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.09 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.66.

Elks Smith won the 100-yard freestyle in 53.63 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.04.

Pine Crest’s Roman Ferrara was a double winner in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles.

In one of the more exciting boys’ races, the top three finishers all touched in 51s in the 100-yard freestyle. Roman Ferrara won in 51.29 followed by Mater Lakes’ Andy Rueda in 51.40 and Panthers teammate Lucas Opperman in 51.65.

Agustin Rodriguez was a double winner for Mater Lakes Academy. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.30 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:00.59. He was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

Pine Crest’s defending five-time state champion Kevin Mendez made his season debut winning the 1-meter diving title with 325.05 points. Mendez, a senior, finished up his college recruiting trips.

Pine Crest hosts American Heritage Plantation Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS
Pine Crest 147, Mater Lakes 29

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:51.78, 2. Pine Crest B 1:57.58, 3. Mater Lakes 2:08.52.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Chambers, PC 1:56.27, 2. Lauren Balfour, PC 2:06.79, 3. Blair Joselson, PC 2:13.80.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Lara Jones, PC 2:13.80, 2. Bella Egizi, PC 2:14.99, 3. Charley Goldstein, PC 2:20.34.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Sara Lin, PC 25.09, 2. Michelle Fernandez, ML 25.27, 3. Esther Lin, PC 26.08.

1-meter diving: 1. Sarrah Ghadiali, PC 221.55.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Bella Egizi, PC 1:00.50, 2. Lauren Balfour, PC 1:04.09, 3. Blair Joselson, PC 1:12.00.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 53.63, 2. Isabella Chambers, PC 53.83, 3. Johanna Henry, PC 1:06.37.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Zoe Antonio, PC 5:46.47, 2. Emma Gomez, PC 6:02.87, 3. Annelise Driscoll, PC 6:22.98.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:43.85, 2. Mater Lakes 2:00.51, 3. Pine Crest B 2:00.60.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 1:01.04, 2. Charley Goldstein, PC 1:04.32, 3. Emma Gomez, PC 1:10.94.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:06.66, 2. Michelle Fernanez, ML 1:08.96, 3. Lara Jones, PC 1:10.47.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 3:47.75, 2. Pine Crest B 4:06.21, 3. Pine Crest C 4:30.69.

BOYS
Pine Crest 113.50, Mater Lakes 66.50

200-yard medley relay: 1. Mater Lakes 1:41.15 (Matthew Tarafa, Anthony Robaina, Anthony Martinez, Agustin Rodriguez), 2. Pine Crest A 1:46.75, 3. Pine Crest B 1:52.77.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Agustin Rodriguez, ML 1:48.30, 2. Colin Nealy, PC 1:50.99, 3. Rafael Opperman, PC 1:53.48.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kingsley Bailey, PC 2:04.18, 2. Ronin Jones, PC 2:04.60, 3. Wyatt Denhard, PC 2:07.81.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Roman Ferrara, PC 23.14, 2. Anthony Robaina, ML 23.62, 3. Victor Lago, PC 24.28.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 325.05, 2. Allen Levitis, PC 262.50.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Colin Nealy, PC 54.86, 2. Sergio Camaraza, ML 55.47, 3. tie, Anthony Martinez, ML and Kian Saffari, PC 1:02.68.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Roman Ferrara, PC 51.29, 2. Andy Rueda, ML 51.40, 3. Lucas Opperman, PC 51.65.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Agustin Rodriguez, ML 5:00.59, 2. Jake Jones, PC 5:13.32, 3. Rafael Opperman, PC 5:18.48.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Mater Lakes A 1:30.54 (Anthony Martinez, Anthony Robaina, Agustin Rodriguez, Matthew Tarafa), 2. Pine Crest 1:31.94, 3. Mater L:akes B 1:38.48.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Matthew Tarafa, ML 58.08, 2. Kingsley Bailey, PC 58.84, 3. Jake Jones, PC 1:03.27.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ronin Jones, PC 1:02.21, 2. Anthony Robaina, ML 1:03.33, 3. Wyatt Denhard, PC 1:04.62.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest B 3:25.13, 2. Pine Crest A 3:34.49, 3. Mater Lakes A 3:38.93.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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