Chiles Girls, Barron Collier Boys Win State 3A Titles; SOFLO Swimmers Lance Lesage Of St. Thomas, Rafael Rodriguez Of Pines Charter Top Broward Finishers


By Sharon Robb

STUART, November 16, 2019—The high school swimming and diving season came to a close on a chilly Saturday night with Tallahassee Chiles and Naples Barron Collier capturing the FHSAA State 3A Swimming and Diving Championships at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center.

Tallahassee Chiles topped a field of 45 girls teams to capture the state team title with 240 points. Naples Barron Collier was second with 173.5 and Sarasota was third with 156.

Chiles was led by double winner Lydia Hanlon in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.94 and 100-yard backstroke in 55.87. Hanlon was also a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay that won in 1:36.69 with teammates Stella Watts, Carly White and Virginia Russell.

Naples Barron Collier won the boys crown with 199 points topping a field of 50 boys teams.

Mason Laur was an individual champion for Barron Collier in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:48.17 and was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay that won in 3:05.20 with Anton Sunyak, Jacob Connor and Andrew Garner.

St. Thomas Aquinas junior Lance Lesage just missed a state title in the 100-yard backstroke. Lesage was Broward County’s top finisher.

Lesage was the top seed in the 100-yard backstroke after morning prelims in a best time 49.16, dropping 1.38 seconds. He finished second at night in 49.55 behind Chiles junior Hayden Kwan in 49.01.

Lesage was also seventh in the 100-yard freestyle in 46.37, bettering his prelim time of 46.88 and bettering his previous best of 47.53. His total time improvement was 1.16.

He was also a member of the Raiders’ 11th place 400-yard freestyle relay that finished in 3:18.76 with teammates Steven Grady, Felipe Bravo and David Garzon. Lesage finished with 29 points.

Pembroke Pines Charter senior Rafael Rodriguez took home a pair of fourths in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 1:52.73 (2.36 drop) and 100-yard butterfly in 50.73 (1.03 drop). He finished with 30 points in high points.

SOFLO’s Victoria Torres of Pembroke Pines Charter was tenth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.43.

Fort Lauderdale was Broward’s top boys team placing 16th with 52 points. St. Thomas Aquinas was 19th with 42 points.

St. Thomas Aquinas was Broward’s top girls’ team placing 17th with 47 points.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Tallahassee Chiles 240, 2. Barron Collier 173.5, 3. Sarasota 156, 4. Fort Myers 136.5, 5. Countryside 127, 6. Fleming 124, 7. Osceola 117, 8. Lincoln 116, 9. Sunlake 114, 10. Gainesville 102, 11. Mosley 94, 12. Forest 91, 13. Naples 72, 14. Freedom 71, 15. Ponte Vedra 55, 16. Niceville 52, 17. St. Thomas Aquinas 47, 18. Doral 45, 19. tie, Port Charlotte, Winter Springs 33, 21. tie, Seminole 30, Milton 30, 23. Fort Walton 28, 24. Lakeland 27, 25. tie, Gulf Breeze 24, St. Petersburg 24, 27. tie, Lake Minneola 17, West Boca Raton 17, Port St. Lucie, 17, 30. tie, Pace 14, Lecanto 14, 34. Hialeah 12, 35. Olympic Heights 11, 36. Largo 9, 37. Pembroke Pines Charter 7, 38. St. Cloud 5, 39. Martin County 3, 40. tie, Goleman, Wiregrass Ranch 2, Duncan 2, 43. tie, Boca Ciega 1, New Smyrna Beach 1, Braden River 1.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Fleming 1:48.35 (Sarah Grimm, Emma Grimm, Abree Clark, Christine Johnson), 2. Fort Myers 1:48.85, 3. Gainesville 1:48.88, 13. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:52.70 (Lalainie Bannister, Isabella Nigro, Samantha Litman Gina Fimiano).

200-yard freestyle:
1. Summer Cardwell, COU 1:49.35, 2. Elise Bauer, FORE 1:49.85, 3. Stella Watts, CHI 1:50.46, 15. Gabriella Chambers, STA 1:59.29.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Olivia McMurray, FTMY 2:00.83, 2. Michelle Morgan, FRTP 2:02.17, 3. Saige Kemeny, LINC 2:04.28.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Madison Feehery, BC 23.00, 2. Sarah Evans, PSL 23.10, 3. Julia Mauter, WSPR 23.94.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Lydia Hanlon, CHIL 54.94, 2. Madison Feehery, BC 55.41, 3. Clara Williams, OSCS 55.47.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Summer Cardwell, COUN 51.37, 2. Julia Mauter, WSPR 51.45, 3. Virginia Russell, CHIL 52.32.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Olivia McMurray, FTMY 4:46.50, 2. Michelle Morgan, FRTP 4:47.38, 3. Elise Bauer, FORE 4:50.66.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Chiles 1:36.69 (Stella Watts, Lydia Hanlon, Carly White, Virginia Russell), 2. Fleming 1:38.48, 3. Naples 1:39.70, 15. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:45.84 (Teresa Landron, Callie Jordan, Isabella Nigro, Gabriella Chambers).

100-yard backstroke:
1. Lydia Hanlon, CHIL 55.87, 2. Clara Williams, OSCS 56.08, 3. Lily Bradford, MOSL 56.57.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Saige Kemeny, LINC 1:03.87, 2. Emma Wortman, MILT 1:04.10, 3. Stephanie Suarez, DOR 1:04.78, 10. Victoria Torres, PPC 1:07.43, 12. Isabella Nigro, STA 1:07.61

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Fort Myers 3:32.77 (Clarice Spencer, Sydni Starling, Josie Hiers, Olivia McMurray), 2. Sarasota 3:33.52, 3. Barron Collier 3:34.62, 12. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:43.03 (Lalainie Bannister, Teresa Landron, Samantha Litman, Gabriella Chambers).

1-meter diving:
1. Carina Lumia, OSCS 429.95, 2. Amelia Lehel, WBOC 404.10, 3. Katie McKyton, SPET 399.20.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Naples Barron Collier 199, 2. Doral 159, 3. Fletcher 157, 4. Seminole 145, 5. St. Petersburg 141, 6. Countryside 126, 7. tie, Lawton 102, Sunlake 102, 9. Land O Lakes 101, 10. Fort Walton Beach 91, 11. Gulf Breeze 76, 12. Belen Jesuit 75, 13. Sarasota 74, 14. West Boca Raton 63, 15. Sebastian 61, 16. Fort Lauderdale 52, 17. Gainesville 47, 18. Mitchell 44, 19. tie, Osceola 42, St. Thomas Aquinas 42, 21. Martin County 36, 22. Pembroke Pines Charter 34, 23. Forest 33, 24. tie, East River 28, Mater 28, 26. Fleming 22, 27. South Fort Myers 20, 28, tie, Plantation, 19, Lake Minneola 19, 30. tie, Goleman 17, Port Charlotte 17, Seminole Ridge 17, 33. tie, Pace 16, Palmetto 16, 35. Wiregrass 14, 36. tie, Freedom 13, Lincoln 13, 38. tie, Crawford 8, North Fort Myers 8, 40. Booker T. Washington 7, 41. tie, C. Leon King, 9, Leon 6, 43. tie, Melbourne 5, New Smyrna Beach 5, 45. Clearwater 4, 46. tie, Viera 3, Ponte Vedra 3, 48. tie, Fort Myers, 2, Lecanto 2, 50. St. Cloud 1.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Doral 1:33.41 (Nestor Montero, Carlos Nava, Juan Mora, David Montana), 2. Barron Collier 1:34.35, 3. Countryside 1:37.19, 12. Fort Lauderdale 1:40.15 (Daniel Givskov, Georgy Goncharov, Myles Felt, Daniel Lilley).

200-yard freestyle:
1. Lukas Cote, SPET 1:37.90, 2. Andres Wong, BJ 1:40.22, 3. Riley Sampson, FORE 1:40.32.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Mason Laur, BCOL 1:48.17, 2. Hayden Kwan, CHIL 1:48.41, 3. Stephen Speck, GB 1:52.23, 4. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:52.73.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Zuri Ramsey, LOL 20.58, 2. Michael Fernandez, WBOC 20.68, 3. Larry Salls, FLET 20.76.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Andrew Billitto, SMSE 49.54, 2. Mason Laur, BC 49.66, 3. Mitchell Ledford, SBRI 50.40, 4. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 50.73, 12. Juan Mora, DOR 52.24.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Lukas Cote, SPET 45.04, 2. Andrew Garner, BC 45.42, 3. Carlos Nava, DOR 45.68, 7. Lance Lesage, STA 46.37, 11. Daniel Givskov, FTL 47.80.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Chance Conde, FLET 4:29.76, 2. Riley Sampson, FORE 4:32.96, 3. Andrew Taylor, COUN 4:34.42.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Duncan 1:25.38 (Larry Salls, Samuel Florey, Andrew Turrentine, Chance Conde), 2. Seminole 1:25.54, 3. Fort Walton Beach 1:27.17, 15. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:31.98 (Ryan Alfonso, Zackary Harris, Christian Vasquez, Rafael Rodriguez).

100-yard backstroke:
1. Hayden Kwan, CHIL 49.01, 2. Lance Lesage, STA 49.55, 3. Andrew Billitto, SMSE 50.90, 7. Daniel Givskov, FTL 53.02, 16. Jack Faulkner, STA 55.09.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Carlos Nava, DOR 55.70, 2. Andrew Garner, BC 56.44, 3. Liam Heary, SARA 57.87.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Barron Collier 3:05.20 (Mason Laur, Anton Sunyak, Jacob Connor, Andrew Garner), 2. Doral 3:10.48, 3. Seminole 3:11.48, 7. Fort Lauderdale 3:14.89 (Daniel Givskov, Georgy Goncharov, Matthew Gocke, Daniel Lilley), 11. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:18.76 (Lance Lesage, Steven Grady, Felipe Bravo, David Garzon).

1-meter diving:
1. Brandon Shepherd, SFMY 436.95, 2. Bryson Hayden, SR 368.75, 3. Miles Vincent, CHIL 350.20.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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