BROWARD SWIMMING & DIVING HONOR ROLL: WEEK TWO, SEPT. 16, 2018


GIRLS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:49.47, 2. Cooper City 1:51.56, 3. Somerset 1:54.06, 4. South Broward 1:54.09, 5. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:54.74, 6. Cypress Bay 1:54.82, 7. Calvary Christian 1:57.94; 2017 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:46.38.

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 1:54.97, 2. Mariangela Cincotti, NSUUS 1:58.15, 3. Rachel Contich, CALV 1:58.28, 4. Paige Lane, CB 1:59.35, 5. Kasey Jordan, STA 2:00.43, 6. Mallory Schleicher, CC 2:01.51, 7. Lara Jones, PC 2:02.40, 8. Maya Coffey, CC 2:02.86, 9. Nadya Yanova, PC 2:03.22, 10. Lydia Lanahan, SFH 2:03.40, 11. Thais Carrion, NSUUS 2:03.72, 12. Flora Beleznay, PC 2:03.85; 2017 TOP TIME: Andrea Santander, Pine Crest 1:47.02.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 2:05.67, 2. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:06.60, 3. Amanda Kopas, NSUUS 2:12.7, 4. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:12.19, 5. Riley Botting, PC 2:12.37, 6. Rachel Contich, CALV 2:15.86, 7. Daniela Kim, CB 2:17.45, 8. Adrianna Barone, SFH 2:17.77, 9. Lara Jones, PC 2:17.86, 10. Isabella Taylor, AHP 2:17.97; 2017 TOP TIME: Kathleen Golding, Cooper City 1:59.72.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 24.05, 2. Gaby Banks, CB 24.10, 3. Rachel Botting, PC 24.56, 4. Isabella Chambers, STA 24.82, 5. Hanna Smith, PC 25.01, 6. Solana Capalbo, CC 25.03, 7. Olivia Flack, NSUUS 25.52, 8. JoJo Richter, WA 25.60, 9. Daniela Munoz, PC 26.02, 10. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOM 26.08, 11. Ellie Koch, CB 26.12, 12. Olivia Mason, AHP 26.15, 13. Callie Jordan, STA 26.56 and Kate Kaplan, CC 26.56, 15. Syven Walker, ABM 26.60, 16. Andrea Toledano, CB 26.61, 17. Alexandra Ruiz, SB 26.96; 2017 TOP TIME: Cathy Cooper, American Heritage Plantation 23.53.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Maia Goldstein, NSUUS 271.52, 2. Olivia Rosen, DOUG 246.90, 3. Ishani Singh, PC 232.50, 4. Kaylee Greenberg, PC 218.20, 5. Sophia Souza, CALV 211.50, 6. Penelope Jacobson, DOUG 211.40, 7. Shiraz Shiff, PC 210.15, 8. Kaylee Greenberg, PC 206.40; 2017 TOP POINTS: Maia Goldstein, NSU University School 529.85.

100-yard Butterfly: 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 58.08, 2. Esther Lin, PC 59.34, 3. Amanda Kopas, NSUUS 1:00.05, 4. Rachel Contich, CALV 1:00.95, 5. Molly Golding, CC 1:01.17, 6. Molly See, PC 1:02.15, 7. Simone Vale, PC 1:02.48, 8. Victoria Bruno, CC 1:02.89, 9. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 1:03.36, 10. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 1:03.64, 11. Victoria Bruno-Martinez, SB 1:03.71, 12. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:03.85, 13. Madison Kozel, PC 1:03.96, 14. Kyana Castro, PPC 1:04.34, 15. Samantha Litman, STA 1:04.57, 16. Andromeda Smith, DOUG 1:06.64, 17. Emily Rosa, DOUG 1:06.70, 18. Kari Manrique, CB 1:06.88; 2017 TOP TIME: Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 53.39.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 51.19, 2. Kathleen Golding, CC 53.41, 3. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 54.03, 4. Isabella Chambers, STA 54.06, 5. Gaby Banks, CB 54.09, 6. Hanna Smith, PC 54.26, 7. Rachel Botting, PC 54.46, 8. Hannah Virgin, PC 55.78, 9. Kasey Jordan, STA 55.84, 10. Robyn Patton, CALV 56.96, 11. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOM 57.03, 12. Jemma Kelly, CB 57.12, 13. Nadya Yanova, PC 57.48, 14. Thais Carrion, NSUUS 58.21, 15. Callie Jordan, STA 58.45, 16. Sofia Sarros, NSUUS 58.85, 17. Alexandra Ruiz, SB 58.90, 18. Olivia Mason, AHP 58.93, 19. Marianna Serrao, CB 58.98; 2017 TOP TIME: Kathleen Golding, Cooper City 49.79.

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Rachel Contich, CALV 5:12.75, 2. Mariangela Cincotti, NSUUS 5:12.82, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 5:16.73, 4. Riley Botting, PC 5:17.60, 5. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:19.77, 6. Lara Jones, PC 5:20.99, 7. Paige Lane, CB 5:23.69, 8. Adrianna Barone, SFH 5:30.06, 9. Flora Beleznay, PC 5:30.21, 10. Ashlynn Amon, CB 5:33.82, 11. Giulianna Garcia, MON 5:34.00, 12. Isabella Taylor, AHP 5:34.96, 13. Brooke Cordoba, PC 5:36.04, 14. Michelle Marinheiro, CC 5:39.06, 15. Molly See, PC 5:42.16; 2017 TOP TIME: Rachel Contich, Calvary Christian 5:00.83.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:38.07, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:43.20, 3. NSU University School 1:43.47, 4. Cypress Bay 1:44.51, 5. Calvary Christian 1:44.59, 6. American Heritage Plantation 1:47.59, 7. Pembroke Pines Charter, 1:50.46, 8. Cooper City 1:51.01, 9. Somerset 1:51.27, 10. South Broward 1:54.09, 11. Douglas 1:54.38, 12. Westminster Academy 1:57.65, 13. Archbishop McCarthy 1:57.75, 14. Flanagan 1:58.67; 2017 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:34.70.

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:00.93, 2. JoJo Richter, WA 1:01.59, 3. Simone Vale, PC 1:01.72, 4. Solana Capalbo, CC 1:01.96, 5. Ellie Koch, CB 1:03.48, 6. Olivia Flack, NSUUS 1:04.04, 7. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:04.06, 8. Imriel Coughlin, CC 1:05.01, 9. Sarah Souza, CALV 1:05.12, 10. Emily Lopez-Diaz, CB 1:05.26, 11. Jena Legaspi, PPC 1:06.28, 12. Madison Kozel, PC 1:06.30, 13. Lydia Lanahan, SFH 1:06.78, 14. Isabella Di Salvo, SOM 1:06.87, 15. Anabela Shearer, STA 1:07.08, 16. Ali Klis, STA 1:07.17, 17. Giuliana Galetto, NSUUS 1:08.94; 2017 TOP TIME: Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 55.10.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:06.35, 2. Riley Botting, PC 1:07.81, 3. Molly Golding, CC 1:08.22, 4. Esther Lin, PC 1:09.91, 5. Gina Fimiano, STA 1:09.94, 6. Daniela Kim, CB 1:10.37, 7. Victoria Torres, PPC 1:10.70, 8. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:11.24, 9. Sally Golding, CC 1:11.84, 10. Ray Young, DOUG 1:12.02, 11. Emme Ham, AHP 1:12.15, 12. Thea Mckenna, AHP 1:12.34, 13. Maddie Sipowski, WA 1:12.61, 14. Natalia Sibug, SOM 1:15.94, 15.Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:15.97; 2017 TOP TIME: Hannah Virgin, Pine Crest 1:03.89.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Cooper City 3:28.89, 2. Pine Crest 3:34.71, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:40.95, 4. NSU University School 3:43.92, 5. Cypress Bay 3:46.83, 6. South Florida Heat 3:54.02, 7. American Heritage Plantation 3:58.71, 8. Pembroke Pines Charter 4:05.03, 9. Douglas 4:07.47, 10. Somerset 4:10.03; 2017 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 3:27.85.

WEEK TWO GIRLS POLL: 1. Pine Crest, 2. Cypress Bay, 3. Cooper City, 4. American Heritage Plantation, NSU University School, St. Thomas Aquinas, 5. Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines Charter.

BOYS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:39.31, 2. Cooper City 1:43.71, 3. Cypress Bay 1:45.88, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:46.29, 5. Douglas 1:48.34, 6. American Heritage Plantation 1:50.43, 7. NSU University 1:51.78, 8. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:52.06, 9. South Broward 1:52.62, 10. Archbishop McCarthy 1:53.09, 11. Flanagan 1:53.25, 12. Westminster Academy 1:53.41; 2017 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:33.15.

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 1:45.17, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:46.27, 3. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:47.47, 4. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:48.21, 5. Jimmy Hart, PC 1:48.43, 6. Diego Machado, CB 1:49.28, 7. Daniel Escobar, AHP 1:50.78, 8. Pedro Pavao, NSUUS 1:53.77, 9. Antony Novak, PC 1:54.30, 10. Steven Grady, STA 1:55.36, 11. Andrew Rogatinsky, SB 1:55.43, 12. Javier Roman, CC 1:55.90, 13. Mark Zhang, CC 1:56.29, 14. Pedro Pavao, NSUUS 1:57.29, 15. Juan Rosas, CB 1:57.43; 2017 TOP TIME: Daniel Jacobs, NSU University School 1:39.37.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 1:55.71, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 2:00.17, 3. Jimmy Hart, PC 2:02.07, 4. Matthew Petreski, PC 2:02.50, 5. Miguel Angel Caballero, NSUUS 2:03.50, 6. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 2:03.97, 7. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:05.12, 8. Tom Liraz, CB 2:05.25, 9. John Paul Handal, CC 2:05.28, 10. Jimmy Hart, PC 2:05.36; 2017 TOP TIME: Patrick Groters, NSU University School 1:49.02.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson, CC 22.95, 2. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 23.01, 3. Diego Machado, CB 23.24, 4. Sebastian Santiago, SB 23.31, 5. David Perez, NSUUS 23.43, 6. Juan Rosas, CB 23.63, 7. Max Fermayer, CB 23.85, 8. David Garzon, STA 23.97, 9. Daniyil Kovalov, SB 24.11, 10. Aaron Blanco, CC 24.23 and Diego Jose Darquea-Juris, NSUUS 24.23, 12. Christian Barthelemy, HICHR 24.41, 13. Tomas Pelaez, CB 24.44, 14. Luc Ferrera, PC 24.54, 15. Daniel DiMarcoberadino, AHP 25.07, 16. Robert Pope, ABM 25.15, 17. Christian Vasquez, PPC 25.46, 18. Arie Sternberg, NSUUS 25.55, 19. Evan Wang, AHP 25.56, 20. Enrique Perez, NSUUS 25.59; 2017 TOP TIME: Nico Ferrara, Pine Crest 20.91.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Denny Gulia-Janovski, PC 264.00, 2. Connor Diedrick, DOUG 249.90, 3. Allen Levitis, PC 207.30; 2017 TOP POINTS: Kevin Mendez, Pine Crest 537.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Andrew Rogatinsky, SB 51.45, 2. Juan Zapata, STA 51.65, 3. Nicholas Vale, PC 51.75, 4. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 52.63, 5. Jacob Silberman, PC 53.16, 6. Max Miller, CB 55.96, 7. Joseph Lee, AHP 57.34 and Marcos Vazquez, CC 57.34, 9. Felipe Bravo, STA 57.66, 10. Juan Mora, ABM 58.06, 11. Angelo Martinez, CM 58.13, 12. Cody Chin, DOUG 58.59, 13. Yesh Mandava, CB 58.68. 14. Luc Ferrara, PC 59.06, 15. Christian Vasquez, PPC 1:00.08; 2017 TOP TIME: Carlos Vasquez-Moreno, St. Thomas Aquinas 49.71.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 47.66, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 49.74, 3. Patrick Franzino, DOUG 50.95, 4. Jacob Silberman, PC 51.67, 5. Diego Machado, CB 51.69, 6. Sebastian Seville, PPC 52.00, 7. Robert Wilson, CC 52.28, 8. Cristian Tortola, CM 52.74, 9. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 52.75, 10. Juan Rosas, CB 52.76, 11. David Garzon, STA 53.38 and Christian Barthelemy, HICHR 53.38, 13. Victor Faynberg, STA 53.41, 14. David Perez, NSUUS 53.59, 15. Tomas Pelaez, CB 53.72, 16. Diego Jose Darquea-Juris, NSUUS 54.12, 17. Sebastian Santiago, CC 54.30, 18. Sebastian Simko, FLAN 54.45, 19. Luc Ferrara, PC 54.48; 2017 TOP TIME: Nico Ferrara, Pine Crest 45.60.

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 4:48.21, 2. Daniel Escobar, AHP 4:52.71, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:56.53, 4. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:57.88, 5. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 4:59.07, 6. Antony Novak, PC 5:00.74, 7. Max Miller, CB 5:03.38, 8. Jimmy Hart, PC 5:05.03, 9. Felipe Bravo, STA 5:11.36, 10. Steven Grady, STA 5:12.24, 11. Max Fermayer, CB 5:13.04, 12. Sebastian Sevilla, PPC 5:13.41, 13. Nicolas Rossi, AHP 5:13.84, 14. Joshua Hanks, PC 5:14.90; 2017 TOP TIME: Daniel Jacobs, NSU University School 4:28.38.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:27.94, 2. Cypress Bay 1:34.07, 3. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:35.50, 4. Douglas 1:37.75, 5. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:38.79, 6. NSU University School 1:40.67, 7. American Heritage Plantation 1:40.84, 8. South Broward 1:42.53, 9. Somerset 1:44.87, 10. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:47.27, 11. Flanagan 1:47.52; 2017 TOP TIME: Pompano Beach 1:27.80.

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 51.78, 2. Nicholas Vale, PC 53.60, 3. Mikey Cline, CC 57.87, 4. Alex Marrero, CC 58.31, 5. Yesh Mandava, CB 58.65, 6. Jack Faulkner, STA 59.32, 7. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:00.15, 8. Michael Melendez, EVER 1:02.43, 9. Guillermo Barrios, DOUG 1:03.82, 10. Tomas Pelaez, CB 1:04.02, 11. Martin Berti, PPC 1:04.33, 12. Isaac Paiz, CB 1:04.45, 13. Anthony Montanez, SB 1:04.73, 14. Oscar Gonzalez, ABM 1:05.12, 15. Sebastian Simko, FLAN 1:05.22, 16. Antony Novak, PC 1:05.36, 17. Tommy Windisch, AHP 1:05.59; 2017 TOP TIME: Patrick Groters, NSU University School 50.18.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:00.24, 2. Matthew Petreski, PC 1:00.69, 3. Jacob Silberman, PC 1:00.86, 4. Jimmy Hart, PC 1:01.08, 5. Andrew Rogatinsky, SB 1:02.96, 6. Javier Roman, CC 1:04.40, 7. Noah Sipowski, WA 1:05.42, 8. Kenan Kocuglu, DOUG 1:06.07, 9. Miguel Angel Caballero, NSUUS 1:06.34, 10. Tom Liraz, CB 1:06.35, 11. Samuel Manrique, CB 1:06.91; 2017 TOP TIME: Jacob Silberman, Pine Crest 58.16.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:16.09, 2. Cypress Bay 3:24.94, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:26.74, 4. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:32.53, 5. NSU University School 3:38.11, 6. American Heritage Plantation 3:41.93, 7. Westminster Academy 3:43.68, 8. South Broward 3:46.59; 2017 TOP TIME: Cypress Bay 3:11.47.

WEEK TWO BOYS POLL: 1. Pine Crest, 2. Cypress Bay, 3. Cooper City, 4. American Heritage Plantation, 5. NSU University School, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pembroke Pines Charter.

The above times reflect the results and times turned in from coaches.–Sharon Robb, South Florida Aquatic Club

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Cooper City Sweeps South Broward, West Broward; SOFLO Swimmers Play Key Role


By Sharon Robb

HOLLYWOOD, September 13, 2018—Cooper City, last season’s surprise team, swept West Broward and South Broward on Wednesday at the Bulldogs’ pool.

The girls’ team defeated West Broward, 76-18, and South Broward, 79-12. West Broward beat South Broward, 56-36.

In the boys competition, the Cowboys defeated South Broward, 63-29, and West Broward, 71-23. South Broward topped West Broward, 66-28.

The girls team was led by double winners Mallory Schleicher, Kathleen Golding, Solana Capalbo and Molly Golding, all South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers.

The Cowboys swept all three relays and won all eight individual events. There was no diving competition.

Schleicher, one of the state’s top open water swimmers, won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:01.51 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:19.77.

Defending state champion and Florida commit Kathleen Golding won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.60 and 100-yard freestyle in 53.41. She was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Capalbo won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.03, 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.96 and on the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Molly Golding won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.17 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.22.

The boys team was led by double winner Robert Wilson, also a SOFLO swimmer, in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.95 and 100-yard freestyle in 52.28. He was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Other SOFLO winners for Cooper City were Javier Roman, John Paul Handal and Alex Golding.

South Broward was led by double winner Andrew Rogatinsky in the 100-yard butterfly in 51.45 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.07.

GIRLS
Cooper City 76, West Broward 18
Cooper City 79, South Broward 12
West Broward 56, South Broward 36

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City (Solana Capalbo, Sally Golding, Kathleen Golding, Kate Kaplan) 1:51.56.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher (CC) 2:01.51; 2. Maya Coffey (CC) 2:02.86.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding (CC) 2:06.60; 2. Imriel Coughlin (CC) 2:22.31.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Solana Capalbo (CC) 25.03; 2. Kate Kaplan (CC) 26.56.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Molly Golding (CC) 1:01.17; 2. Victoria Bruno (CC) 1:02.89.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding (CC) 53.41; 2. Sally Golding (CC) 59.42.

500 Freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher (CC) 5:19.77; 2. Michelle Marinheiro (CC) 5:39.06.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City (Imriel Coughlin, Kate Kaplan, Sally Golding, Jeanna Marie Brames) 1:51.01.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Solana Capalbo (CC) 1:01.96; 2. Imriel Coughlin (CC) 1:05.01.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Molly Golding (CC) 1:08.22; 2. Sally Golding (CC) 1:11.84.

400-yard freestyle Relay: 1. Cooper City (Mallory Schleicher, Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding) 3:28.89.

BOYS
Cooper City 63, South Broward 29
Cooper City 71, West Broward 23
South Broward 66, West Broward 28

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City (Cline, Roman, Robert Wilson, Mark Zhang), 1:43.71.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Javier Roman (CC) 1:55.90; 2. Mark Zhang (CC) 1:56.29.

200-yard individual medley: 1. John Paul Handal (CC) 2:05.28; 2. Mikey Cline (CC) 2:07.60.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson (CC) 22.95; 2. Aaron Blanco (CC) 24.23).

100-yard butterfly: 1. Andrew Rogatinsky (SB) 51.45; 2. Marcos Vazquez (CC) 57.34.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Wilson (CC) 52.28; 2. Sebastain Santiago (CC) 54.30.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alex Golding (CC) 5:19.06; 2. Sam Nimroozi (CC) 5:12.53.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Broward (Ashola Adefunmi, Sobora, Daniyil Kovalov, Santiago), no time reported.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Mikey Cline (CC) 57.87; 2. Alex Marrero (CC) 58.31.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Andrew Rogatinsky (SB) 1:03.07; 2. Javier Roman (CC) 1:04.40.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City (Robert Wilson, Mark Zhang, Mikey Cline, Sam Nimroozi), no time reported.

Please note scores reported by South Broward and are unofficial.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Expected To Make Huge Impact During 2018 High School Season; Pines Charter Opens Season Wednesday


By Sharon Robb

SEPTEMBER 4, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers are expected to play a huge role in high school swimming this season at various high schools including Pembroke Pines Charter and Cooper City.

After its season-opener was cancelled last week, Pembroke Pines Charter opens the season Wednesday on the road at Cypress Bay at 7 p.m.

The Jaguars are coached by SOFLO age group coach Rose Lockie at Academic Village Pool.

Last season at the State 3A meet, Pembroke Pines Charter’s boys team was fourth with 135 points, the program’s highest finish in school history.

Rafael Rodriguez leads the boys’ team this year. He was a region runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly (52.04) and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.42). Rodriguez and Sebastian Sevilla return off the fifth place 400-yard freestyle relay (3:14.16).

The Jaguars graduated several top swimmers including Ricardo Roche (Florida State) and Kelley Heron (Michigan State) but has good depth and talented swimmers including Ryan Alfonso, Daniela Barreto, Jena Legaspi, Tanner Gibson, Matthew Kim, Victoria Torres, Christian Vasquez, Julinna Villarta and seventh grader Lucas Porven.

Cooper City, Broward’s top girls finisher at the State 4A meet last season placing eighth, returns another strong girls team with sisters Kathleen and Molly Golding and freshman newcomer Mallory Schleicher, all three coming off a strong club season at SOFLO.

University of Florida-bound Kathleen Golding returns as a three-time defending state champion in the 200-yard individual medley for her final high school season. Golding was the only girl or boy swimmer from Broward County to win a state title at the Class 4A level.

SOFLO’s Paige Lane returns to Cypress Bay as a sophomore with a high school season of experience under her belt. She was an All-County second team selection as a freshman. Senior Marianna Serrao and junior Jacqueline Lugo lead the girls team.

Lance Lesage, who swam for Fort Lauderdale High last season, has transferred to St. Thomas Aquinas. Distance swimmer Leonardo Mateus returns to Everglades as a junior.

Sam Quintero, at age 12 one of the youngest swimmers to qualify for last year’s Class 1A state meet, returns to Sagemont. At the state meet, Quintero swam lifetime-bests in the 200-yard individual medley (1:59.24) and 100-yard breaststroke (59.96).

And, don’t forget the divers who have made the difference for several teams down the championship stretch. University School junior two-time defending state champion Maia Goldstein returns to lead a talented list of divers. Pine Crest freshman Kevin Mendez returns to defend his 1-meter title.

Pine Crest is expected to be the county’s top boys and girls team under new head coach Mariusz Podkoscielny who takes over the reins from veteran Hall of Fame coach Jay Fitzgerald who retired after last season. Podkoscielny’s daughter Julia, who recently turned 14, is coming off an outstanding summer of swim meets and expected to be among the county’s best. She has been swimming high school meets since age 12.

The Panthers return a wealth of talent including Andrea Santander, who will represent Venezuela at the Youth Olympics; Virginia Tech-bound senior Hannah Virgin, who represents Sweden internationally; Alexandra Meszaros, diver Ishani Singh, Emily Weiss, Esther Lin, and Rachel Botting. The boys’ team is led by Elvis Kotikovski, Jacob Silberman, Nicholas Vale and Matthew Petreski.

American Heritage Plantation, Cardinal Gibbons and Westminster Academy are expected to rebuild this season. Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Cypress Bay, St. Thomas Aquinas and University School are expected to be among top teams. Cypress Bay returns as defending BCAA boys and girls champions.

Perennial powerhouse Jacksonville Bolles remains the winningest team in the state and prototype for every other high school team at all levels around the state.

With 30 state titles in a row, Bolles boys team has a place on everyone’s team to watch list, and that’s not changing in 2018. The strength starts at the top with senior Texas commit Paul DeGrado, among the leading junior breaststroke swimmers in the nation, and follows with Jack Wessell and Noah Emerson, both Class 1A state finalists last year. As usual, it’s the unmatched depth of the Bolles squad that keeps the team a lock to repeat as state champion.

After a close call in 2016 finishing just 10 points ahead of Pine Crest, Bolles bounced back for a more impressive 27th straight state title last year. Most of the team’s speed and point scorers return. Among the state finalists returning are distance specialist Leah DeGeorge, sophomore sprinter Emily MacDonald and Sasha Ramey and Adair Sand in the individual medley.

2018 HIGH SCHOOL SWIM SEASON PREVIEW CHART

KEY DATES

Sept. 5: Pines Charter at Cypress Bay; Calvary Christian, South Florida Heat at University School
Sept. 7: Pine Crest at Somerset
Sept 12: Douglas, Stranahan at Pines Charter; Pine Crest at University School; Cooper City, West Broward at South Broward; Archbishop McCarthy at American Heritage.
Sept. 15: Bolles Invitational; September Splash at St. Andrew’s
Sept. 17: Deerfield Beach at Cooper City
Sept. 20: Pines Charter, Piper at Northeast; Monarch, Cooper City at Nova.
Sept. 21: American Heritage at Pine Crest
Sept. 22: Sharks Invitational at NSU
Sept. 24: Pines Charter at Fort Lauderdale; Taravella, West Broward at Cooper City
Sept. 26: North Broward, Posnack at University School
Sept. 28-29: FSPA High School Invitational at Stuart
Sept. 28: Pine Crest at Westminster Academy
Sept. 29: BCAA Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex
Oct. 3: Pines Charter, St. Thomas at Pompano Beach; Flanagan, McArthur at Cooper City; American Heritage, Chaminade-Madonna at University School
Oct. 5: Belen Jesuit at Pine Crest
Oct. 5-6: Palm Beach County Championships at Lake Lytal
Oct. 10: Flanagan, West Broward at Pines Charter; Ransom Everglades at Pine Crest; Everglades, Western at Cooper City; Somerset, Sagemont at University School.
Oct. 12: Bolles at Pine Crest
Oct. 13: 55th Woodson Invitational
Oct. 17: Westminster Academy at University School; Somerset at American Heritage
Oct. 19: St. Andrew’s at Pine Crest
Oct. 22-27: District meets for Class 3A & 4A
Oct. 29-Nov. 3: District meets for Class 1A & 2A
Oct. 29-Nov. 2: Region meets for Class 3A & 4A
Nov. 5-10: Region meets for Class 1A & 2A
Nov. 9: Class 3A State Meet, Stuart
Nov. 10: Class 4A State Meet, Stuart
Nov. 16: Class 1A State Meet
Nov. 17: Class 2A State Meet

DEFENDING STATE CHAMPIONS

CLASS 1A GIRLS: Jacksonville Bolles
CLASS 1A BOYS: Jacksonville Bolles
CLASS 2A GIRLS: Gulliver Prep
CLASS 2A BOYS: Tampa Jesuit
CLASS 3A GIRLS: St. John’s Creekside
CLASS 3A BOYS: Tallahassee Chiles
CLASS 4A GIRLS: Gainesville Buchholz
CLASS 4A BOYS: Sarasota Riverview

2017 FINAL BROWARD COUNTY SWIMMING & DIVING HONOR ROLL
GIRLS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:46.38, 2. Cooper City 1:49.11, 3. Cypress Bay 1:50.15, 4. Westminster Academy 1:50.52, 5. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:53.00, 6. Fort Lauderdale 1:53.85, 7. Somerset 1:54.31, 8. Deerfield Beach 1:54.46, 9. Calvary Christian 1:54.98, 10. South Florida Heat 1:56.63; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:47.47 (Annabella Lyn, Hannah Virgin, Andrea Santander, Jamie Flores).

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 1:47.02, 2. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 1:52.69, 3. Rachel Contich, CALV 1:53.89, 4. Paige Lane, CB 1:53.98, 5. Annabella Lyn, PC 1:54.10, 6. Haley Cisewski, PC 1:55.73, 7. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 1:56.12, 8. Delaney Biro, CSCS 1:56.68, 9. Kasey Jordan, STA 1:56.87, 10. Marissa Brannan, PC 1:57.22, 11. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:58.69, 12. Summer Schulte, PB 1:59.05; 2016 TOP TIME: Mary Smutny, South Florida Heat 1:46.62.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 1:59.72, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 2:03.45, 3. Hannah Virgin, PC 2:07.17, 4. Kelley Heron, PPC 2:07.21, 5. Mary Smutny, SFH 2:08.79, 6. Molly Golding, CC 2:10.13, 7. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 2:10.39, 8. Emily Weiss, PC 2:10.92, 9. Lara Jones, PC 2:12.09, 10. JoJo Richter, WA 2:13.66, 11. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:14.50, 12. Jessica Nava, WA 2:15.64, 13. Adriana Gooding, SAGE 2:15.70, 14. Thea Mckenna, AHP 2:15.95; 2016 TOP TIME: Kathleen Golding, Cooper City 2:00.34.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Cathy Cooper, AHP 23.53, 2. Rachel Botting, PC 23.64, 3. Jessica Nava, WA 23.84, 4. Gaby Banks, CB 23.88, 5. 6. Savannah Yates, CG 24.05, 7. Allora Williams, WES 24.14, 8. Racine Ross, FTL 24.24, 9. Solana Capalbo, CC 24.26, 10. Olivia Mason, AHP 24.53, 11. Marissa Brannan, PC 24.94, 12. Matea Smith, TAR 25.01, 13. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOM 25.06, 14. Emily Chen, DB 25.17, 15. JoJo Richter, WA 25.22, 16. Maya Coffey, WB 25.52, 17. Sarah Souza, CALV 25.71, 18. Anna Montgomery, PC 25.81, 19. Robyn Patton, CALV 25.85, 20. Emily Puia, STA 25.88; 2016 TOP TIME: Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 22.61.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Maia Goldstein, NSUS 529.85, 2. Ishani Singh, PC 496.70, 3. Olivia Rosen, DOUG 459.40, 4. Leanne Sheffer, SP 456.40, 5. Courtney Russo, CC 437.40, 6. Olivia Rosen, DOUG 421.60, 7. Sophia Souza, CALV 409.35, 8. Shiraz Shiff, PC 408.05, 9. Penelope Jacobson, DOUG 406.15, 10. Makenzie Blake, WA 383.85, 11. Lily Ehrlich, PB 380.45; TOP POINTS: 1. Karlee Price, St. Thomas Aquinas 523.95.

100-yard Butterfly: 1. Jessica Nava, WA 53.39, 2. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 55.79, 3. Racine Ross, FTL 56.73, 4. Mary Smutny, South Florida Heat 57.01, 5. Molly See, PC 58.04, 6. Esther Lin, PC 58.10, 7. Delaney Biro, CSC 58.27, 8. Katrina Del Vecchio, SOM 59.80, 9. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:00.82, 10. Jacque Lugo, CB 1:00.89, 11. Gwen Bencie, PB 1:01.02, 12. Adriana Gooding, SAGE 1:01.49, 13. Isabella DiSalvo, SOM 1:01.73, 14. Simone Vale, PC 1:01.96; 2016 TOP TIME: Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 53.45.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 49.79, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 49.99, 3. Jessica Nava, WA 51.07, 4. Rachel Botting, PC 52.05, 5. Cathy Cooper, AHP 52.34, 6. Solana Capalbo, CC 52.57, 7. Paige Lane, CB 52.82, 8. Annabella Lyn, PC 52.91, 9. Gaby Banks, CB 53.01, 10. Mary Smutny, SFH 53.14, 11. Haley Cisewski, PC 53.56, 12. Kasey Jordan STA 53.85, 13. Allora Williams, WES 53.98, 14. Olivia Mason, AHP 54.27, 15. Matea Smith, TAR 55.74, 16. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 55.87, 17. Thais Carrion, NSUS 56.13, 18. Hannah Virgin, PC 56.20, 19. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 56.28, 20. Sofia Sarros NSUS 56.53; 2016 TOP TIME: Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 49.67.

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Rachel Contich, CALV 5:00.83, 2. Marissa Brannan, PC 5:02.99, 3. Anna Montgomery, PC 5:06.12, 4. Giulia Guerre Montes, FTL 5:07.31, 5. Molly See, PC 5:12.54, 6. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 5:13.36, 7. Summer Schulte, PB 5:14.18, 8. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 5:14.62, 9. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 5:15.33, 10. Barbara Bernal, CC 5:18.62, 11. Jessica Nava, WA 5:20.64, 12. Lara Jones, PC 5:21.59, 13. Megan Schimansky, CGL 5:22.17, 14. Adriana Rodriguez, CG 5:22.66, 15. Sara Quintero, SAGE 5:23.68, 16. Gabriella Chambers, STA 5:24.33, 17. JoJo Richter, WA 5:26.45; 2016 TOP TIME: Rachel Contich, Calvary Christian 5:00.32.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:34.70, 2. Cooper City 1:39.23, 3. American Heritage Plantation 1:39.32, 4. Calvary Christian 1:40.63, 5. Westminster Academy 1:41.10, 6. NSU University School 1:42.69, 7. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:42.76, 8. Cypress Bay 1:42.94, 9. Pompano Beach 1:43.52, 10. Taravella 1:45.07, 11. Fort Lauderdale 1:45.67, 12. Cardinal Gibbons 1:47.78; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:35.13 (Andrea Santander, Alexandra Meszaros, Marissa Brannan, Marta Ciesla).

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Jessica Nava, WA 55.10, 2. Kelley Heron, PPC 57.10, 3. JoJo Richter, WA 58.15, 4. Gwen Bencie, PB 58.60, 5. Giulia Guerre Montes, FTL 58.67, 6. Mary Smutney, SFH 59.32, 7. Victoria Abad, SP 59.43, 8. Kayla Cunningham, EVER 59.60, 9. Megan Schimansky, CGL 1:00.01, 10. Simone Vale, PC 1:00.56, 11. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:00.79, 12. Emily Chen, DB 1:00.87, 13. Daniela Gomez, PC 1:00.92, 14. Annabella Lynn, PC 1:01.70, 15. Solana Capalbo, CC 1:01.89, 15. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:02.23; 2016 TOP TIME: Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 54.20.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:03.89, 2. Savannah Yates, CG 1:05.75, 3. Esther Lin, PC 1:05.95, 4. Emily Weiss, PC 1:06.75, 5. Molly Golding, CC 1:06.84, 6. Gina Fimiano, STA 1:08.85, 7. Elise Larin, SOM 1:08.90, 8. Samantha Trodick, NOVA 1:09.01, 9. Sara Lin, PC 1:09.27, 10. Daniela Kim, CB 1:09.37, 11. Riley Botting, SFH 1:09.51, 12. Emme Ham, AHP 1:10.02, 13. Thea Mckenna, AHP 1:10.50, 14. Samantha Trodick, NOVA 1:10.73, 15. Victoria Torres, PPC 1:10.78, 16. Alicja Zielinski, NE 1:10.83, 17. Andrea Santander, PC 1:10.87, 18. Abigail Bush, STA 1:10.88; 2016 TOP TIME: Hannah Virgin, Pine Crest 1:04.06.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:27.85, 2. Cypress Bay 3:38.29, 3. Somerset 3:43.37, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:43.56, 5. American Heritage Plantation 3:44.04, 6. Cooper City 3:44.99, 7. NSU University School 3:45.62, 8. Fort Lauderdale 3:50.29, 9. Pompano Beach 3:56.01, 10. Coral Springs Charter 3:57.53; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 3:27.02.

WEEK TEN GIRLS POLL: 1. Pine Crest, 2. Cooper City, 3. Cypress Bay, 4. American Heritage Plantation, 5. Westminster Academy, Fort Lauderdale.

BOYS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:33.15, 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:38.22, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:38.56, 4. Fort Lauderdale 1:38.92, 5. Cypress Bay 1:40.82, 6. Sagemont 1:42.32, 7. American Heritage Plantation 1:44.36, 8. NSU University School 1:44.49, 9. Coral Glades 1:45.13, 10. Douglas 1:45.39, 11. Deerfield Beach 1:45.88, 12. Pompano Beach 1:46.82, 13. Calvary Christian 1:47.31, 14. Western 1:47.89; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:35.80 (Elvis Kotikovski, Matthew Petreski, Nicholas Vale, Christian Soderberg).

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Daniel Jacobs, NSUS 1:39.37, 2. Andres Lares, PPC 1:41.17, 3. Carlos Vasquez-Moreno, STA 1:41.29, 4. Diego Machado, CB 1:41.53, 5. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:43.03, 6. Heath Brames, CC 1:43.09, 7. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:43.10, 8. CJ Kopecki, AHP 1:43.72, 9. Chase Perry, WA 1:45.09, 10. Juan Diaz, CB 1:45.66, 11. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:45.94, 12. Alex Marrero, SB 1:47.15, 13. Nicholas Pacitti, AHP 1:47.30, 14. Andres McKeon, CS 1:47.34, 15. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 1:47.47; 2016 TOP TIME: Tyler Zuyus, Fort Lauderdale 1:39.32.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Patrick Groters, US 1:49.02, 2. Kevin De Grijz, FTL 1:52.45, 3. Ricardo Roche, PPC 1:53.46, 4. Juan Zapata, STA 1:55.20, 5. Jacob Silberman, PC 1:56.56, 6. Nicholas Vale, PC 1:57.11, 7. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:57.54, 8. Raphael Santos, PB 1:57.79, 9. Sam Quintero, SAGE 1:58.76, 10. Matthew Petreski, PC 1:59.26, 11. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:00.04, 12. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 2:01.16, 13. Luis Villanueva, SAGE 2:01.23, 14. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 2:01.47, 15. Yona Rubin, FTL 2:01.66; 2016 TOP TIME: Patrick Groters, US 1:48.52.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Nico Ferrara, PC 20.91, 2. Chase Perry, WA 21.00, 3. Mattheus Santos, PB 21.45, 4. Juan Serna, WB 21.54, 5. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 21.62, 6. Robert Wilson, CC 21.81, 7. Kevin Porto, AHP 22.08, 8. Casey Moya, PPC 22.16, 9. Christian Carlson, CALV 22.17, 10. Dante Poe, PB 22.26, 11. Patrick Groters, NSUS 22.28, 12. Nick Dereils-Douglas, STA and Leo Manrique, CB 22.40, 14. Emilio Barrantes, DB 22.59, 15. Daniel Jacobs, NSUS 22.76, 16. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 22.78, 17. Ivan Capalbo, CC 22.83, 18. Alexander Meyer, CGL 22.85, 19. Nicholas Vale, PC 22.87, 20. Guy Bogoslavsky, DOUG 22.88, 21. Cameron Brown, SAGE 22.97; 2016 TOP TIME: Philippe Marcoux, FTL 20.70.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 537.00, 2. Hudson Coldren, CG 519.10, 3. Lyle Hayes-Macaluso, PC 488.15, 4. Blake Shaw, WA 487.35, 5. Connor Dietrich, DOUG 465.25, 6. Tyler Flowers, CC 429.65, 7. Dillon Kadish, NOVA 377.15, 8. Brandon Austin, NE 306.95; 2016 Top Points: 1. Zach Allen, Cardinal Gibbons 551.90.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Carlos Vasquez-Moreno, STA 49.71, 2. Nicholas Vale, PC 49.79, 3. Juan Zapata, STA 50.99, 4. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 51.33, 5. Diego Machado, CB 51.84, 6. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 52.66, 7. CJ Kopecki, AHP 52.78, 8. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 52.97, 9. Juan Serna, WB 53.27, 10. Sam Bauta, SFH 53.43, 11. Luis Villanueva, SAGE 53.94, 12. Alexio Musleh, CGL 54.69, 13. Jacob Silberman, PC 54.79, 14. Robert Wilson, CC 54.89, 15. Nico Ferrara, PC 54.90, 16. Jose Diaz Lainez, WES 54.92; 2016 TOP TIME: Sebastian Vargas, American Heritage 50.87.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Nico Ferrara, PC 45.60, 2. Chase Perry, WA 46.06, 3. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 46.53, 4. Mattheus Santos, PB 46.90, 5. Heath Brames, CC 47.38, 6. Juan Serna, WB 47.49, 7. Kevin Porto, AHP 47.64, 8. Robert Wilson, CC 48.01, 9. David Blanco. CGL 49.05, 10. Nick Dereils-Douglas, STA 49.20, 11. Guy Bogoslavsky, DOUG 49.39, 12. Rafael Santos, PB 49.47, 13. Dante Poe, PB 49.62, 14. David Blanco, CGL 49.93, 15. Diego Jose Darquea-Juris, NSUS 50.13, 16. Ivan Capalbo, CC 50.21, 17. Ralph Meadows, FTL 50.81, 18. David Blanco, CGL 50.22; 2016 TOP TIME: Philippe Marcoux, FTL 44.61.

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Daniel Jacobs, NSUS 4:28.38, 2. Andres Lares, PPC 4:31.18, 3. Nicholas Pacitti, AHP 4:34.05, 4. Ricardo Roche, PPC 4:35.38, 5. Carlos Vasquez, STA 4:38.17, 6. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:39.14, 7. Raphael Santos, PB 4:42.40, 8. Patrick Groters, NSUS 4:43.19, 9. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:45.26, 10. Nicolas Rossi, AHP 4:46.23, 11. Andres McKeon, CS 4:46.72, 12. Daniel Escobar, AH 4:48.66, 13. Ronald Hache, PB 4:48.98, 14. Max Miller, CB 4:53.50, 15. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 4:53.51; 2016 TOP TIME: Daniel Jacobs, US 4:30.64.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pompano Beach 1:27.80, 2. Pine Crest 1:27.84, 3. Cypress Bay 1:28.29, 4. NSUS 1:29.22, 5. Cooper City, 1:29.57, 6. Douglas 1:29.87, 7. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:31.98, 8. Fort Lauderdale 1:31.99, 9. Westminster Academy 1:32.53, 10. Calvary Christian 1:33.37, 11. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:33.66, 12. Deerfield Beach 1:33.87, 13. American Heritage Plantation 1:34.58, 14. South Broward 1:34.60; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 1:26.04, AA-C, (Nico Ferrara, Elvis Kotikovski, Nicholas Vale, Christian Soderberg).

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Patrick Groters, NSUS 50.18, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 51.10, 3. Nicholas Vale, PC 51.47, 4. Ricardo Roche, PPC 52.58, 5. Lance Lesage, FTL 52.76, 6. Juan Diaz, CB 53.33, 7. Kyle-Anthony Kaufman, STA 53.45, 8. Juan Zapata, STA 53.62, 9. Alex Marrero, SB 53.90, 10. Christian Carlson, CALV 54.60, 11. Jose Diaz Lainez, WES 55.09, 12. Jack D’Avi, CB 57.19, 13. Alexandro Marquez, PB 57.20, 14. Patrick Doyle, CGL 57.43, 15. Sam Nimroozi, CC 57.61, 16. Chad Kersey, FTL 57.66, 17. Yesh Mandava, CB 57.95; 2016 TOP TIME: Patrick Groters, US 49.19.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Jacob Silberman, PC 58.16, 2. Kevin Grijze, FTL 58.39, 3. Matthew Petreski, PC 58.68, 4. Andrew Rogantinsky, SB 59.71, 5. Cameron Brown, SAGE 59.73, 6. Sam Quintero, SAGE 59.81, 7. Patrick Groters, NSUS 59.93, 8. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:00.01, 9. Yona Rubin, FTL 1:00.19, 10. Pablo Murillo, CB 1:00.79, 11. Joseph Lee, AHP 1:03.01, 12. Ricardo Roche, PPC 1:03.22, 13. Sam McCormick, CSC 1:03.65 and Shane Schulte, PB 1:03.65, 15. David Avalos, WB 1:04.01, 16. David Blanco, CGL 1:04.30, 17. Ethan Di Egidio, NBP 1:04.55, 18. Kyle Jones, DOUG 1:04.66, 19. tie, CJ Kopecki, AHP 1:04.79 and Renato Franchi Filho, NSUS 1:04.79; 2016 TOP TIME: Adan Diaz, Westlake Prep 56.67.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:11.47, 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:13.10, 3. Pompano Beach 3:13.35, 4. NSU University School 3:14.75, 5. Cooper City 3:15.26, 6. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:15.64, 7. American Heritage Plantation 3:15.98, 8. Pine Crest 3:16.81, 9. Westminster Academy 3:23.46, 10. Sagemont 3:24.68; 2016 TOP TIME: Pine Crest 3:08.04, AA-C (Christian Soderberg, Elvis Kotikovski, Nicholas Vale, Nico Ferrara).

WEEK TEN BOYS POLL: 1. Pine Crest, 2. Cypress Bay, 3. Pompano Beach, 4. American Heritage Plantation, Pembroke Pines Charter, NSU University School.

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Three SOFLO Swimmers Earn Broward All-County First Team Honors


By Sharon Robb

December 26, 2017—-For the second year in a row, South Florida Aquatic Club had three of its high school swimmers earn 2017 Broward All-County first team honors.

Selected by the Sun-Sentinel and announced last week, Kathleen Golding of Cooper City, Kelley Heron of Pembroke Pines Charter and Juan Diaz of Cypress Bay earned first team honors.

Golding, a junior and University of Florida commit, was named to the first team for the third consecutive year. Golding was selected in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle.

Golding is a three-time state champion in the 200-yard individual medley with a best time of 1:59.72. She was a state runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.79. She was a member of the seventh place 200-yard medley relay team making its state meet debut.

Golding is joined by her high school coach Jill Ankney for the first time. The Cowboys finished 7-1 and were district and region runners-up. The Cowboys were eighth at the state meet with 10 swimmers and two divers.

Heron, a senior and Michigan State commit, was named first team for the second straight year in the 100-yard backstroke. The MVP leaves behind two high school records in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.22 and 100-yard backstroke in 56.33.

Diaz made first team on the 400-yard freestyle relay with teammates Diego Machado, Luis Bucaro and Diego Homes with a season-best 3:11.47. Diaz was also among the county’s Top 10 in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle.

Diaz’ high school coach John Spire was named Boys Coach of the Year. The Lightning won BCAA, district and region boys team titles and was 11th at state.

Junior Ricardo Roche of Pembroke Pines Charter and freshman Paige Lane of Cypress Bay earned second team honors. Roche was selected for the 500-yard freestyle and Lane, making her high school debut, was picked in the 200-yard freestyle.

Earning Honorable Mention honors were CJ Kopecki and Kevin Porto of American Heritage Plantation; Heath Brames of Cooper City; Rafael Rodriguez of Pembroke Pines Charter; Juan Serna of West Broward; Sam Quintero of Sagemont; Molly Golding of Cooper City; and Sarah Acevedo of Everglades.

Patrick Groters of NSU University School and Aruba was named the Boys Swimmer of the Year. The University of Denver commit won a state title in the 100-yard backstroke and was state runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley.

Westminster Academy senior and University of Virginia commit Jessica Nava was named Girls Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive year. She defended her title in the 100-yard butterfly in a state record 53.39 and won the 100-yard backstroke in 55.10

It was one of SOFLO’s finest showings on an all-county team since the program’s inception. Only Broward County swimmers were eligible. The Miami Herald is expected to announce its Broward and Dade all-county teams in January.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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Cooper City’s Kathleen Golding Three-Peats, Wins State Title At FHSAA State 4A Meet


By Sharon Robb

STUART, November 10, 2017—-In front of a packed house at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center on an electrifying Friday night, Kathleen Golding won another state title at the FHSAA State 4A Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Cooper City junior defended her title in the 200-yard individual medley in an automatic All-American time of 1:59.72, the only swimmer to crack 2 minutes in the field. It was her third consecutive state title in the challenging event.

“I had confidence since I had won it twice before,” Golding said. “I’m glad I did well and had a better time that was under two minutes.”

Golding was the only girl or boy swimmer from Broward County to capture a state title. She was also second in the 100-yard freestyle in a close race with Micayla Cronk of Flagler Palm Coast, 49.58-49.79. It was the first time she swam the 100 freestyle at state. In the past two state meets, her second event was the 100 butterfly.

Golding was a member of the Cowboys’ seventh place 200-yard medley relay that finished in 1:49.11 with teammates Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding and Barbara Bernal. She also anchored the tenth place 200-yard freestyle relay.

Cooper City was the top Broward girls team finisher placing eighth with 93 points. The next Broward girls finisher was Cypress Bay, 19th with 32 points. Cypress Bay was the top boys team, placing 11th with 79 points.

Jennifer Rodriguez of Hialeah Gardens had a Top 10 finish placing ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.57.

Cypress Bay freshman Paige Lane was 11th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.98 and 12th in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.97. Another freshman, Molly Golding of Cooper City was tenth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.84.

Cooper City’s Heath Brames, making his first state meet appearance, was tenth in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.38. Brames also led off the Cowboys’ 200-yard freestyle relay that was ninth in 1:29.59 with teammates Ivan Capalbo, Mark Zhang and Robert Wilson.

Juan Diaz of Cypress Bay was 12th in the 100-yard backstroke in 53.56.

Park Vista senior Kyle DiMatteo ended his high school career with two state titles in the 50-yard freestyle in 20.42 and 100-yard freestyle in 44.45. The high school All-American is headed to Florida State next fall.

Jupiter’s Will Lefebre won the 1-meter diving title with 505.75 points.

Mandarin senior Keegan Fluharty, seeded second, won the girls diving title with 470.30. She is the first northeast Florida diver to win a state girls title since 2013 after placing sixth, sixth and fifth the past three seasons.

Gainesville Buchholz won the girls team title with 360.5 points, ahead of Tampa Plant with 273. Sarasota Riverview won the boys title with 278.5 points. Laker Brantley was second with 198.

The FHSAA state championships conclude on Saturday with the Class 3A finals with Pembroke Pines Charter and Doral Academy swimmers vying for state titles.

STATE 4A RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1. Buchholz 360.5, 2. Tampa Plant 273, 3. Riverview 196, 4. Oviedo 161, 5. Palm Harbor 101, 6. Boca Raton 98, 7. Seminole 97, 8. Cooper City 93, 9. Lake Brantley 89, 10. Sarasota 78, 11. Forest Hill 69, 12. Mandarin 68, 13. Winter Park 65, 14. George Steinbrenner 63, 15. tie, Durant, Lakewood 44, 17. West Orange 43, 18. Dr. Philips 39, 19. Cypress Bay 32, 20. Strawberry 30, 21. Flagler Palm Coast 29, 22. Freedom 28.5, 23. Newsome 26, 24. tie, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter 24, 26. Countryside 21, 27. Hialeah Gardens 19, 28. Wellington 16, 29. Olympia Winter Springs 15, 31. tie, Lake Nona, St. Petersburg 12, 33. Douglas 7, 34. Timber Creek 5, 35. tie, Bloomingdale, Hagerty, Western, Fleming Island, 4, 39. tie, Spanish River, Apopka, Vero Beach, Gateway 3.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Buchholz 1:42.34, 2. Tampa Plant 1:45.89, 3. Oviedo 1:47.78, 7. Cooper City 1:49.11 (Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Barbara Bernal), 14. Hialeah Gardens 1:51.62 (Claudia Acosta, Jennifer Rodriguez, Daniela Curbelo, Jenneily Montes), 15. Cypress Bay 1:52.21 (Ellie Koch, Isabella Nigro, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Isabel Ivey, BUCH 1:44.68, 2. Morgan Tankersley, TP 1:46.75, 3. Kensey McMahon, MAND 1:50.30, 11. Paige Lane, CB 1:53.98.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 1:59.72, 2. Emma Weyant, RIVS 2:02.44, 3. Kirschtine Balbuena, BUCH 2:02.64, 18. Molly Golding, CC 2:11.74.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Talia Bates, BUCH 22.67, 2. Lexie Mulvihill, GEOS 23.16, 3. Abigail Gibbons, OVDO 23.24, 16. Solana Capalbo, CC 24.67.

1-meter diving: 1. Keegan Fluharty, MAND 470.30, 2. Kaleigh Dundov, BR 443.65, 3. Julia Wortman, WELL 441.75.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Talia Bates, BUCH 53.28, 2. Abigail Gibbons, OVDO 53.60, 3. Caroline Cooper, WP 53.99.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Micayla Cronk, FLPC 49.58, 2. Kathleen Golding, CC 49.79, 3. Kirschtine Balbuena, BUCH 50.82, 12. Paige Lane, CB 52.97, 16. Solana Capalbo, CC 54.12.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Morgan Tankersley, TP 4:44.75, 2. Emma Weyant, RIVS 4:45.11, 3. Kensey McMahon, MAND 4:45.85, 24. Sarah Acevedo 5:20.49.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Buchholz, 1:31.66, 2. Tampa Plant 1:34.35, 3. Seminole 1:37.03, 10. Cooper City 1:39.87 (Solana Capalbo, Barbara Bernal, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Caitlin Brooks, BUCH 52.65, 2. Celi Guzman, STRA 54.90, 3. Megan Murphy, FOHL 56.37, 23. Kayla Cunningham, EVER 1:00.26.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Isabel Ivey, BUCH 1:00.99, 2. Leah Gentry-Tuney, FROR 1:04.77, 3. Paige MacEachern, BR 1:05.10, 5. Victoria Miyamoto, BR 1:05.62, 9. Jennifer Rodriguez, HG 1:06.57, 10. Molly Golding, CC 1:06.84.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Buchholz 3:20.95, 2. Tampa Plant 3:24.16, 3. Riverview 3:30.87, 12. Cypress Bay 3:39.05 (Paige Lane, Ulrike Tovilla, Jacque Lugo, Gaby Banks).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. Sarasota Riverview 278.5, 2. Lake Brantley 198, 3. Fleming Island 162, 4. Buchholz 150, 5. Seminole 139, 6. Olympia 126, 7. Oviedo 109, 8. Countryside 105, 9. Jupiter 93, 10. Boca Raton 83, 11. Cypress Bay 79, 12. St. Petersburg 68, 13. St. Thomas Aquinas 67, 14. Tampa Plant 53, 15. Palm Harbor 52, 16. Douglas 43, 17. Park Vista 41, 18. Strawberry 39.5, 19. Columbus 37, 20. Cooper City 31, 21. Sarasota 29, 22. George Steinbrenner 26, 23. Apopka 25, 24. tie, Winter Park, Dr. Phillips 24, 26. East Ridge 23, 27. West Port Ocala 21, 28. Lakewood 20, 29. DeLand 17, 30. Treasure Coast 16, 31. tie, Atlantic, Miami, 15, 33. Lake Worth 13, 34. Vero Beach 12, 35. Mandarin 11, 36. Spanish River 10, 37. tie, Braddock, West Broward 9, 39. tie, Boone, Lyman 7, 41. tie, Newsome, Miami Beach, Palmetto, George Jenkins, Fletcher 4, 4. tie, Spruce Creek, Santaluces, Lake Howell, 3, 49. Everglades, 2, 50. Southwest Miami 1.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Lake Brantley 1:33.72, 2. Buchholz 1:33.99, 3. Sarasota Riverview 1:34.44.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Julian Hill, BUCH 1:37.68, 2. Brendan Firlie, RIVS 1:38.57, 3. Nick Hackett, FLEM 1:39.61, 17. Heath Brames, CC 1:43.59, 20. Juan Diaz, CB 1:45.66.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Robert Finke, COUN 1:47.41, 2. Gabe Parnell, LB 1:47.50, 3. Brett Riley, RIVS 1:50.97, 15. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:00.99.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kyle DiMatteo, PV 20.42, 2. Jack Neeley, FLEM 21.10, 3. Luke Carey, OLYM 21.31, 9. Juan Serna, WB 21.54.

1-meter diving: 1. Will Lefebvre, JUP 505.75, 2. Emanuel Vazquez, DRPH 498.50, 3. Tyler Coffey, JUP 459.15.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Mason Wilby, BUCH 48.12, 2. Nick Hackett, FLEM 48.89, 3. Carlos Vasquez, STA 49.71.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kyle DiMatteo, PV 44.45, 2. JJ Corrigan, RIVS 46.11, 3. Wesley Kephart, SMSA 46.25, 10. Heath Brames, CC 47.38, 19. Juan Serna, WB 48.08.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Finke, COUN 4:18.74, 2. Brendan Firlie, RIVS 4:25.59, 3. Julian Hill, BUCH 4:28.31, 22. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:50.63.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fleming 1:24.82, 2. Seminole 1:25.45, 3. Riverview 1:26.19, 7. Cypress Bay 1:28.29 (Leo Manrique, Juan Diaz, Diego Homes, Diego Machado), 9. Cooper City 1:29.59 (Heath Brames, Ivan Capalbo, Mark Zhang, Robert Wilson).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Joey Licht, COUN 49.56, 2. Mason Wilby, BUCH 49.58, 3. Brett Riley, RIVS 50.60, 12. Juan Diaz, CB 53.56.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Gabe Parnell, LB 56.07, 2. Hector Rodriguez, WP 56.88, 3. Daniel Varon, TRCO 57.01.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Riverview 3:05.23, 2. Lake Brantley 3:07.11, 3. Fleming Island 3:07.28, 7. Cypress Bay (Diego Machado, Luis Bucaro, Diego Homes, Juan Diaz), 14. Cooper City 3:16.25 (Ivan Capalbo, Nicolas Christakis, Heath Brames, Robert Wilson).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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Cypress Bay Sweeps District 10-4A Titles; Lane, Brames, Mateus, Golding Sisters Earn Top Seeds For Region 4-4A Meet


By Sharon Robb

October 26, 2017–Defending champion Cypress Bay swept the boys and girls team titles in the District 10-4A Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday at Fort Lauderdale High.

It was the Lightning’s second major meet the teams had swept titles. Cypress Bay also swept the Broward County Athletic Association Championships.

Cypress Bay will be the favorite going into next week’s Region 4-4 Meet hosted at the Boca Raton Aquatic Center. The girls team is defending region champions.

Cypress Bay won the girls’ team title with 613 points. Cooper City was second with 392.50.

Cypress Bay, with an edge in depth, boys held off Cooper City to win the team title with 515 points. Cooper City was runner-up with 471.

Cooper City’s Heath Brames, Kathleen Golding and Molly Golding, Cypress Bay’s Paige Lane and Everglades’ Leonardo Mateus, all SOFLO swimmers, earned top region meet seeds.

Brames, a senior, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.88 and 100-yard freestyle in 48.23. He is seeded first in both events for the Region 4-4A meet. Brames was also a member of the Cowboys’ winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Defending state champion Kathleen Golding, a junior, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.95 followed by her sister Molly Golding, a freshman making her district meet debut, in 2:16.13. Kathleen Golding also won the 100-yard freestyle in 51.65. She is seeded first in both.

Molly Golding won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.62 to earn the top region seed.

Cypress Bay freshman Paige Lane, also making her district debut, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:58.38 to earn the top region seed. Lane was also third in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.62.

Everglades sophomore Leonardo Mateus earned the top region seed in the 500-yard freestyle after winning the distance event in 4:45.26, just ahead of Cypress Bay sophomore Luis Bucaro in 4:45.43.

Cooper City is the top seed just ahead of Cypress Bay in the 200-yard medley relay after finishing one-two at districts in 1:53.12-1:53.39. The Cowboys winning relay members were Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding and Barbara Bernal. Bernal also won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:18.62 to earn the top seed at regions.

Cooper City and Cypress Bay also finished one-two in the 200-yard freestyle relay and are the top two seeds. The Cowboys winning relay members were the same foursome as the medley relay.

In addition to Lane’s win, the Lightning won two other individual events and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Gaby Banks won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.39 and Jacque Lugo won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.82. Lane anchored the winning relay that won in 3:47.74 with other members Banks, Lugo and Ulrike Tovilla.

Everglades freshman Kayla Cunningham, making her district debut, won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.89 and is seeded third behind Ferguson senior Angelina Roque and Miami Palmetto sophomore Madison Schain.

West Broward’s Juan Serna won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.48 and is seeded second for regions behind South Dade senior Alejandro Gonzalez.

Cooper City swept the 1-meter diving events. Sophomore Courtney Russo won the girls title with 437.40 and freshman Tyler Flowers won the boys tite with 425.30.

In the close boys competition, there was more parity with swimmers from West Broward, Cooper City, Everglades and Cypress Bay all winning events.

In two of the closer races, Diego Machado of Cypress Bay won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.02 ahead of Jose Diaz Lainez of West Broward in 55.24. David Avalos of West Broward won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.01 and Pablo Murillo of Cypress Bay was second in 1:04.49.

DISTRICT 10-4A RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1. Cypress Bay 613, 2. Cooper City 392.50, 3. Everglades 248, 4. Western 235.50, 5. West Broward 210, 6. Flanagan 110, 7. McArthur 92.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 1:53.12 (Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Barbara Bernal), 2. Cypress Bay 1:53.39 (Ellie Koch, Isabella Nigro, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks), 3. Western 2:05.47, 4. Everglades 2:07.84 (Kayla Cunningham, Sophia Bedoya, Alana Acevedo, Sarah Acevedo).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 1:58.38, 2. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 2:00.47, 3. Andrea Bucaro, CB 2:00.79.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:06.95, 2. Molly Golding, CC 2:16.13, 3. Daniela Kim, CB 2:19.47.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.39, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 25.01, 3. Allora Williams, WES 25.01.

1-meter diving: 1. Courtney Russo, CC 437.40, 2. Cecilia Bernardi, CB 371.05, 3. Sofia Gross, WEES 364.75.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jacque Lugo, CB 1:02.82, 2. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:03.68, 3. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 1:04.97.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 51.65, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 54.44, 3. Paige Lane CB 54.62.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Barbara Bernal, CC 5:18.62, 2. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 5:23.30, 3. Ashlynn Amon, CB 5:27.60.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:42.74 (Solana Capalbo, Barbara Bernal, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding), 2. Cypress Bay 1:46.19, 3. West Broward 1:53.51 (Maya Coffey, Kellie Wilcox, Michelle Ordonez, Zariya Harris).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kayla Cunningham, EVER 1:02.89, 2. Ellie Koch, CB 1:03.98, 3. Imriel Coughlin, CC 1:05.01.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Molly Golding, CC 1:08.62, 2. Daniela Kim, CB 1:11.05, 3. Isabella Nigro, CB 1:12.47.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:47.74 (Gaby Banks, Jacque Lugo, Ulrike Tovilla, Paige Lane), 2. Western 4:00.61, 3. Everglades 4:08.44 (Sarah Acevedo, Alana Acevedo, Paola Huerta, Kayla Cunningham).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. Cypress Bay 515, 2. Cooper City 471, 3. West Broward 268, 4. Western 218, 5. Flanagan 143, 6. Everglades 123, 7. McArthur 9.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. West Broward 1:47.89 (David Avalos, Michael McCann, Nicolas Munoz, Juan Serna), 2. Western 1:51.09, 3. Cooper City 1:51.20 (Mikey Cline, Christopher Christakis, Nicolas Christakis, Mark Zhang).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Heath Brames, CC 1:45.88, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:46.40, 3. Diego Machado, CB 1:46.59, 4. Juan Diaz, CB 1:47.15.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:01.92, 2. Tom Liraz, CB 2:08.91, 3. Samuel Manrique, CB 2:10.32.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Juan Serna, WB 22.48, 2. Ivan Capalbo, CC 22.86, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 23.12.

1-meter diving: 1. Tyler Flowers, CC 425.30, 2. Matthew Burton, WB 233.95.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Diego Machado, CB 55.02, 2. Jose Diaz Lainez, WEST 55.24, 3. Max Miller, CB 55.81.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Heath Brames, CC 48.23, 2. Juan Serna, WB 48.28, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 49.88.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:45.26, 2. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:45.43, 3. Max Miller, CB 5:01.38.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:32.49 (Heath Brames, Ivan Capalbo, Mark Zhang, Robert Wilson), 2. Cypress Bay 1:33.78, 3. West Broward 1:35.37 (David Avalos, Bryce Carro, Nicolas Munoz, Juan Serna).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Juan Diaz, CB 55.38, 2. Jose Diaz Lainez, WEST 56.15, 3. Sam Nimroozi, CC 57.61.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. David Avalos, WB 1:04.01, 2. Pablo Murillo, CB 1:04.49, 3. Samuel Manrique, CB 1:06.67.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 3:18.73 (Nicolas Christakis, Ivan Capalbo, Heath Brames, Robert Wilson), 2. Cypress Bay 3:18.97, 3. Western 3:45.69.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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Cypress Bay Lightning Sweeps BCAA Team Titles; Cooper City’s Kathleen Golding Breaks Two BCAA Records


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, OCTOBER 7, 2017—Before the season started, Cypress Bay veteran swim coach John Spire said he could have the best girls team since 2006 when it finished sixth at the State 4A meet. He just may be right.

And the boys team isn’t too shabby either.

With both talent and depth, which can take a high school team a long way during the championship season, Cypress Bay looked impressive Saturday night sweeping the boys and girls team titles at the Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championship.

The Lightning, led by freshman sensation Paige Lane, winner in the 200-yard freestyle and third in the 100-yard freestyle; Gaby Banks, winner in the 50-yard freestyle; and winning 400-yard freestyle relay with Lane, Elizabeth Riley, Ulrike Tovilla and Banks, the girls team won with 554 points, the only team, boys or girls, to crack the 500-point barrier.

2015 defending girls champion St. Thomas Aquinas was second with 426 and much-improved Cooper City was third with 334, edging Fort Lauderdale by two points (332).

Cypress Bay, the 2015 defending boys champion, defended its title with 419 points ahead of Fort Lauderdale with 345 and St. Thomas Aquinas was third with 321.

The Lightning was led by individual winner Diego Machado in the 200-yard freestyle, also second in the 100-yard butterfly. Machado was swimming on very little sleep after returning to the U.S. Saturday morning at 4 a.m. after competing in the Junior South American Youth Games in Santiago, Chile.

The 2016 BCAA meet was cancelled because of Hurricane Matthew. This season’s swimmers, despite missing more than a week of training because of Hurricane Irma, were excited to compete for BCAA bragging rights and gauge their training for the upcoming district, region and state meets.

Cooper City junior Kathleen Golding, who as a freshman won the 200-yard individual medley (2:06.86) and 100-yard butterfly (56.80, BCAA record) at the BCAA meet, was outstanding among the girls field breaking two more BCAA records.

Golding, the only Florida Gold Coast swimmer recently selected for USA Swimming’s National Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, set records in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle.

Golding led from wire-to-wire in the 200-yard medley relay to finish in 2:02.93 ahead of her freshman teammate and sister Molly Golding in 2:13.44. She broke the 2009 record of 2:03.64 set by Lindsey McKnight of Douglas.

Golding also broke the 100-yard freestyle record in 51.14. The previous mark of 52.10 was held by Tiffany Oliver of Cypress Bay. Oliver trained at the same South Florida Aquatic Club that Golding now trains at. Oliver went on to Florida State and successfully passed her bar exam and recently was sworn into the Florida Bar.

Oliver took to Facebook late Saturday night after learning her record was broken.

“Congratulations Kathleen Golding for breaking my 8-year-old Broward County High School record in the 100-freestyle,” Oliver wrote. “Must be one helluva swimmer.”

Golding finished with 48 points and tied Fort Lauderdale’s Giulia Guerre-Montes for high point honors.

At the mid-season point, Golding was pleased with her record swims and also happy the select camp will not interfere with her high school championship season.

“Those were two records I wasn’t really expecting at all,” Golding said. “I thought I could get close to the records, I knew that it was possible but because of the hurricane we have been training hard to catch up to the time lost. I didn’t think I would go best times, untaper and unshaved. I just wanted to see what I could.

“I am so happy for Cooper City, it’s exciting to have a team there,” Golding said. “The best part is they help me swim well. We talk and have fun.”

The only other girls’ double winner was Giulia Guerre Montes of Fort Lauderdale in the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke.

Fort Lauderdale also had a boys’ double winner. Kevin De Grijze won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:55.03 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.33. He finished with 48 points and tied for high point award with Douglas sprinter Nicholas Dworet also a double winner in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles.

Douglas swept the 1-meter springboard diving titles.

Connor Dietrich won the boys with 206.55 points. Tyler Flowers of Cooper City was runner-up with 193.40. Six divers competed with four no-shows. Olivia Rosen won the girls title with 232.45 points ahead of Cooper City’s Courtney Russo with 225.95.

Several swimmers did not compete because of Saturdays SATs college placement testing.

ELSEWHERE

Gulf Coast High School captured its eighth Collier County Athletic Conference overall title on Saturday. A scoring error of calculating points for only top five instead of top 16 was discovered after Barron Collier was initially announced the winner. Gulf Coast girls finished with 628 followed by Barron Collier with 451 and Naples with 344. Barron Collier won the boys with 511 and Gulf Coast was runner-up with 450.

2017 BCAA SWIMMING & DIVING RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Cypress Bay 973, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 747, 3. Fort Lauderdale 677.5, 4. Cooper City 648, 5. Douglas 475, 6. Pembroke Pines Charter 349, 7. Pompano Beach 335, 8. Deerfield Beach 291, 9. Coral Glades 286, 10. South Broward 234, 11. Everglades 215, 12. Cardinal Gibbons 204, 13. Nova 200, 14. Coral Springs Charter 189, 15. West Broward 167, 16. Western 165, 17. Taravella 164, 18. South Plantation 134.5, 19. Coral Springs 99, 20. Northeast 90, 21. Monarch 59, 22. Flanagan 58, 23. McArthur 20.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Cypress Bay 554, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 426, 3. Cooper City 334, 4. Fort Lauderdale 332, 5. Cardinal Gibbons 166, 6. Deerfield Beach 165, 7. Coral Springs Charter 164, 8. Douglas 159, 9. Everglades 157, 10. Taravella 118, 11. Pembroke Pines Charter 115, 12. Pompano Beach 113, 13. Coral Glades 112, 14. Nova 107, 15. South Broward 92, 16. Western, West Broward 72, 18. South Plantation 64, 19. Monarch 38, 20. Northeast 30, 21. Flanagan 25, 22. Coral Springs, McArthur 20.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:51.15 (Ellie Koch, Isabella Nigro, Paige Lane, Gaby Banks), 2. Cooper City 1:51.39, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:53.90.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Lane, CB 1:54.20, 2. Ulrike Tovilla, CB 1:58.26, 3. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:58.69.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:02.93, 2. Molly Golding, CC 2:13.44, 3. Lalainie Bannister, STA 2:17.23.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.23, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 24.26, 3. Savannah Yates, CG 24.98.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Racine Ross, FTL 57.95, 2. Delaney Biro, CSC 59.84, 3. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:00.82.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 51.14, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 52.57, 3. Paige Lane, CB 52.98.

1-meter diving: 1. Olivia Rosen, DOUG 232.45, 2. Courtney Russo, CC 225.95, 3. Leanne Sheffer, SP 215.55.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Giulia Guerre Montes, FTL 5:12.65, 2. Summer Schulte, PB 5:14.18, 3. Barbara Bernal, CC 5:21.41.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:40.88 (Solana Capalbo, Barbara Bernal, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding), 2. Cypress Bay 1:43.75, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:45.94.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Giulia Guerre Montes, FL 59.48, 2. Kayla Cunningham, EVER 1:02.04, 3. Ellie Koch, CB 1:02.67.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Savannah Yates, CG 1:07.45, 2. Molly Golding, CC 1:07.98, 3. Daniela Kim, CB 1:09.37.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:40.92 (Paige Lane, Elizabeth Riley, Ulrike Tovilla, Gaby Banks), 2. St. Thomas 3:45.85, 3. Fort Lauderdale 3:57.89.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Cypress Bay 419, 2. Fort Lauderdale 345.5, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 321, 4. Douglas 316, 5. Cooper City 314, 6. Pembroke Pines Charter 234, 7. Pompano Beach 222, 8. Coral Glades 174, 9. South Broward 142, 10. Deerfield Beach 126, 11. West Broward 95, 12. Western, Nova 93, 14. Coral Springs 79, 15. South Plantation 70.5, 16. Northeast 60, 17. Everglades 58, 18. Taravella 46, 19. Cardinal Gibbons 38, 20. Flanagan 33, 21. Coral Springs Charter 25, 22. Monarch 21.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:39.51 (Andres Lares, Ricky Roche, Rafael Rodriguez, Casey Moya), 2. Cypress Bay 1:40.82, 3. Fort Lauderdale 1:41.64.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Diego Machado, CB 1:42.92, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:44.90, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:45.36.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 1:55.03, 2. Juan Zapata, STA 1:55.20, 3. Rafael Santos, PB 1:59.83.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 21.77, 2. Dante Poe, PB 22.36, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 22.46.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 52.46, 2. Diego Machado, CB 53.02, 3. Juan Serna, WB 53.27.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Dworet, DOUG 47.87, 2. Heath Brames, CC 49.01, 3. Juan Serna, WB 49.18.

1-meter diving: 1. Connor Dietrich, DOUG 206.55, 2. Tyler Flowers, CC 193.40, 3. Dillon Kadish, NOVA 177.90.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Lares, PPC 4:36.77, 2. Carlos Vasquez, STA 4:38.17, 3. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:45.05.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cooper City 1:31.50 (Heath Brames, Ivan Capalbo, Mark Zhang, Robert Wilson), 2. Douglas 1:31.96, 3. Cypress Bay 1:32.06.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ricky Roche, PPC 52.58, 2. Juan Zapata, STA 53.52, 3. Alex Marrero, SB 55.13.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 1:00.33, 2. Yona Rubin, FTL 1:01.36, 3. Andrew Rogantinsky, SB 1:01.52.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:15.80 (Ricky Roche, Sebastian Sevilla, Rafael Rodriguez, Andres Lares), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:16.91, 3. Cypress Bay 3:17.60.

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