Jacksonville Bolles Sweeps State 1A Team Titles; SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart Repeats As State Champion; Kaii Winkler Breaks NAG Record


By Sharon Robb
STUART, November 18, 2022–Cutler Bay High School senior Olivia Dinehart left a lasting impression Friday night at the FHSAA State 1A Swimming and Diving Championship at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center.

The South Florida Aquatic Club and Auburn-bound swimmer defended her title in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:01.60, an automatic All-American time with a 0.88 time drop. Last year she won in 1:02.18.

Dinehart was also sixth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:04.26 and was a member of the sixth place 200-yard medley and seventh place 400-yard freestyle relay teams.

Jacksonville Bolles swept the boys and girls team titles and continued its unmatched winning streaks.

Bolles topped a field of 40 boys teams with 546 points. South Florida Heat was runnerup with 182 points followed by St. Andrew’s (172.5) and Pine Crest (162).

Bolles, with only one relay win but plenty of depth, won the girls title among a 43-team field with 374 points. King’s Academy was second with 237 and St. Andrew’s was third with 229 points.

Bolles has won every boys state championship since 1988 and every girls title since 1991, and with decades of tradition on the line, Bolles kept the streak going. Bolles has now won a record 35 boys titles and 32 girls titles to continue as the state’s all-time high school swimming dynasty.

Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest finished her illustrious high school career with a state title in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.81, a time drop of 4.48 seconds and automatic All-American time. The University of Florida-bound swimmer finished with six individual state titles (10 overall including four relays). She was also second in the 100 backstroke in 54.56.

The only other individual event Broward state champion was double winner Erika Pelaez of South Florida Heat in the 100-yard butterfly in 52.12 and 100-yard backstroke in 52.30, both automatic All-American times. The North Carolina State commit also led off the state champion 400-yard freestyle relay that won in 3:24.30 with teammates Alanis Santiago, Mia Patton and Gioia Balzano.

Top-seeded Bolles (1:25.12) was disqualified in the boys’ 200-yard freestyle relay final opening the door for second-seeded Pine Crest (1:27.92) to rise to the occasion and capture the state title in 1:26.56 with Colin Nealy (21.56), Lucas Opperman (21.57), Kingsley Bailey (21.46) and Roman Ferrara (21.97). The relay dropped 1.13 seconds off its entry time of 1:27.69.

Kaii Winkler, 16, of South Florida Heat was a double winner in the boys’ 200-yard freestyle in 1:34.18, a time drop of 5.09 seconds, breaking Caeleb Dressel’s state high school record of 1:34.69. He also won the 100-yard freestyle in 42.52, his first sub-43 breaking the 15-16 national age group record of Ryan Hoffer’s 42.67 set in 2014 and breaking Ryan Murphy’s state high school record of 42.95. His splits were 20.57 and 21.95. He also split 18.98 on his freestyle split to open the meet in the 200-yard medley relay.

Pine Crest boys diving was shut out of a state title after dominating the event for six consecutive years by Kevin Mendez, one of the state’s most decorated athletes. Pine Crest’s Allen Levitis finished second with 476.75 points behind Lake Highland Prep’s Jack Bessire with 515.45.

It was evident the week delay imposed by the FHSAA because of Hurricane Nicole affected several athletes while a handful were out of the country on planned field trips including Pine Crest top diver Ava Andersen. The host meet facility was not damaged and teams were able to travel last weekend, the meet’s original date.

The FHSAA State 2A concludes the high school season on Saturday with prelims and finals. SOFLO swimmers competing are: Natalia Sibug, Sofia Hernandez, Sofia Osorio, Sabrina Osorio, Sebastian Fernandez, Felix Gonzalez, Giorgio Rusconi, Enrique Rodriguez, Aldo Zepeda and Carlos Salas.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES

  1. Bolles 374, 2. King’s Academy 237, 3. St. Andrew’s 229, 4. South Florida Heat 190, 5. Cutler Bay 148, 6. Pine Crest 143, 7. Montverde Academy 115, 8. PK Yonge 111, 9. Episcopal 94, 10. Berkeley Prep 74; Other local teams: 13. FAU High 47, 19. Benjamin 19, 25. Carrollton 14, 26. Ransom Everglades 13, 27. NSU University School 12, 28. tie, Westminster Academy, Coral Springs Charter 11, 36. Oxbridge 6, 37. Miami Country Day 5.
    GIRLS RESULTS
    1-meter diving: 1. Elle Jacobsen, HTRN 466.10, 2. Lana Schmadeke, EDWD 394.70, 3. Alexiya Downer, BOLL 383.20, 8. Mackenzie Blake, WA 351.25.

200-yard medley relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:42.41 (Ava Fasano, Alyssa Bozzuto, Emma Herrera, Julianna Bell), 2. Bolles 1:42.49, 3. South Florida Heat 1:43.82 (Samantha Schoenborn, Erika Pelaez, Anais Gedeon, Gioia Balzano).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Lillian Nesty, PKYO 1:46.65, 2. Bella Ekk, MAC 1:48.18, 3. Emma Sundermeyer, FOU 1:49.00, 7. Maddie Smutny, CB 1:53.44.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:58.81, time drop 4.48, 2. Michaela Mattes, CM 1:59.27, 3. Gwen Shahboz, PKYO 2:02.07, 5. Riley Botting, PC 2:02.26, 6. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:04.26, 8. Samantha Schoenborn, SFH 2:06.62, 11. Sara Lin, PC 2:08.05.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 22.69, 2. Aspen Gersper, STA 22.79, 3. Katherine Meyers-Labenz, BOLL 23.27, 11. Riley McCormick, CSCS 24.32, 13. Natalie Gembicki, CB 24.44, time drop 0.01.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 52.12, 2. Julia Murphy, BOLL 54.93, 3. Aubrey Finn, EPIS 54.94, 8. Elena Dinehart, CB 56.40, time drop 0.11, 12. Riley McCormick, CSCS 57.83.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Aspen Gersper, STA 49.15, 2. Bella Ekk, MAC 50.11, 3. Gioia Balzano, SFH 50.31., 15. Natalie Gembicki, CB 53.19, 16. Alanis Santiago, SFH 53.52.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Michaela Mattes, CM 4:43.80, 2. Adele Sands, CAR 4:53.00, 3. Riley Botting, PC 4:56.80, 4. Maddie Smutny, CB 4:57.72, 7. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:02.87.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:32.82 (Simany Lee, Katherine Meyers-Labenz, Julia Murphy, Lila Higgo), 2. King’s Academy 1:33.64, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:34.92, 4. Pine Crest 1:37.22, 11. Cutler Bay 1:41.43 (Sophia Grubbs, Lydia Smutny, Elise Dinehart, Katelyn Gembicki).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 52.30, time drop 0.50, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 54.56, 3. Alexia Sotomayor, STA 54.59, 8. Samantha Schoenborn, SFH 56.26, 10. Elena Dinehart, CB 56.56.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:01.60, time drop 0.88, 2. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 1:01.72, 3. Emily Santos, MON 1:02.60, 4. Sara Linn, PC 1:03.67, 15. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:07.14.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 3:24.30 (Erika Pelaez, Alanis Santiago, Mia Patton, Gioia Balzano), 2. Bolles 3:26.03, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:26.15, 7. Cutler Bay 3:32.49 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Natalie Gembicki, Maddie Smutny).

BOYS TEAM SCORES

  1. Jacksonville Bolles 546, 2. South Florida Heat 182, 3. St. Andrew’s 172.5, 4. Pine Crest 162, 5. King’s Academy 133.5, 6. Out of Door Academy 96, 7. Montverde 94.5, 8. Episcopal 77, 9. Windermere 66, 10. Trinity Prep 49; Other locals: 11. LaSalle 45, 15. Miami Country Day 38, 21. Westminster Academy 31, 24. tie, Cutler Bay, NSU University School 24, 26. Ransom Everglades 21, 29. FAU High 15, 30. Oxbridge 14.
    BOYS RESULTS
    1-meter diving: 1. Jack Bessire, LH 515.45, 2. Allen Levitis, PC 476.75, 3. Jordan Green, FSU 427.60.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:28.05 (Carter Lancaster, William Heck, Aidan Paro, Andrew Heck), 2. South Florida Heat 1:30.85 (Finn Winkler, Giulian Martin, Nikita Efimov, Kaii Winkler), 3. Pine Crest 1:37.98, 16. Cutler Bay 1:42.76 (Austin Nelson, Nicolai Ross, Jaden Amores, Nicholas Pelaez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 1:34.18, time drop 5.09, 2. Kayden Lancaster, BOLL 1:36.43, 3. Felipe Baffico Balharry, OUT 1:37.90, 15. Kingsley Bailey, PC 1:46.03.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Carter Lancaster, BOLL 1:45.02, 2. Aidan Paro, BOLL 1:46.54, 3. Wiliam Heck, BOLL 1:47.18, 7. Nikita Efimov, SFH 1:54.25, 9. Giulian Martin, SFH 1:54.69, 10. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSU 1:55.40, 16. Jake Jones, PC 2:00.34.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Andrew Kravchenko, BOLL 20.41, 2. Seth Tolentino, BOLL 20.48, 3. Adam Varga, SPCA 20.81, 16. Christian Clark, WA 22.23.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 47.15, 2. Diego Balbi, STA 47.36, 3. Aidan Paro, BOLL 47.52, 9. Colin Nealy, PC 49.60.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 42.52, 1.42 time drop, 2. Andrew Kravchenko, BOLL 44.68, 3. Seth Tolentino, BOLL 44.86, 5. Finn Winkler, SFH 46.14, 16. Lucas Opperman, PC 48.32.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Kayden Lancaster, BOLL 4:25.74, 2. Victor Derani, BOLL 4:30.21, 3. T.J. Froster, BS 4:30.50, 8. Austin Nelson, CB 4:41.75, time drop 6.44, 15. Freddy Rosenthal, PC 4:51.81.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:26.56 (Colin Nealy, Lucas Opperman, Kingsley Bailey, Roman Ferrara), 2. Windermere 1:27.42, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:28.04, Bolles DQ.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Landon Kyser, BOLL 49.02, 2. Noah Smith, KA 49.59, 3. Finn Winkler, SFH 50.25, 16. Austin Nelson, CB 54.55.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. William Heck, BOLL 53.60, 2. Wyatt Porch, BOLL 54.01, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCD 54.51, 5. Giulian Martin, SFH 57.16, 6. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSU 57.82, 9. Nikita Efimov, SFH 58.21, 13. Ronin Jones, PC 59.06

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 2:58.05 (Seth Tolentino, Carter Lancaster, Anthony Whittall, Kayden Lancaster), 2. South Florida Heat 3:03.74, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:05.95, 9. Pine Crest 3:16.33, 12. Cutler Bay 3:19.21 (Nicolai Ross, Austin Nelson, Nicholas Pelaez, Jaden Amores).

SOFLO SWIMMERS PRELIM RESULTS
GIRLS
200-yard medley relay: 5. Cutler Bay 1:46.17, time drop 0.66 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Natalie Gembicki).
200-yard freestyle: 5. Maddie Smutny, CB 1:51.46, time drop 1.76.
200-yard individual medley: 4. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:04.80, 22. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:12.47.
50-yard freestyle: 12. Natalie Gembicki, CB 24.51, 22. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 25.00.
100-yard butterfly: 7. Elena Dinehart, CB 56.44, time drop 0.07.
100-yard freestyle: 13. Natalie Gembicki, CB 52.61, time drop 0.67.
500-yard freestyle: 6. Maddie Smutny, CB 5:00.78, 8. Izzy Wilson, CAR 501.51, time drop 4.00.
200-yard freestyle relay: 14. Cutler Bay 1:42.09, time drop 0.34 (Sophia Grubbs, Lydia Smutny, Elise Dinehart, Katelyn Gembicki).
100-yard backstroke: 10. Elena Dinehart, CB 56.56, time drop 0.18.
100-yard breaststroke: 3. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:02.79, 15. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.56.
400-yard freestyle relay: 3. Cutler Bay 3:30.35, time drop 2.51 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Natalie Gembicki, Maddie Smutny).
BOYS
200-yard medley relay: 16. Cutler Bay 1:43.50 (Austin Nelson, Nicolai Ross, Jaden Amores, Nicholas Pelaez).
100-yard butterfly: 21. Jaden Amores, CB 54.63, time drop 0.25.
500-yard freestyle: 8. Austin Nelson, CB 4:41.83, time drop 6.36, 21. Nicolai Ross, CB 4:57.14.
100-yard backstroke: 14. Austin Nelson, CB 53.78, time drop 0.39, 19. Jaden Amores, CB 55.72, time drop 0.40.
400-yard freestyle relay: 11. Cutler Bay 3:19.76, time drop 1.80 (Nicolai Ross, Austin Nelson, Nicholas Pelaez, Jaden Amores).

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

Powerhouse Bolles Sweeps Team Titles; Three State Records Broken; Mendez Wins Record Sixth Diving Title; SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart Wins


By Sharon Robb
STUART, November 6, 2021—In one of the fastest meets in state history, Jacksonville Bolles brought out the best in every one on a wind-chilled Saturday night at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center.

Bolles swept the team titles and raised the bar for every other team in the meet. The boys won with 574 points and girls with 370 points.

King’s Academy boys were second with 174.5, St. Andrew’s third with 165, South Florida Heat fourth with 159, NSU University School sixth with 102.5 and Pine Crest ninth with 92 points.

St. Andrew’s girls were runner-up with 238, Pine Crest third with 200, King’s Academy with 186, Cutler Bay fifth with 166 and South Florida Heat seventh with 118.

Bolles has won every boys state championship since 1988 and every girls title since 1991, and with 30 years of tradition on the line, Bolles kept the streak going. Bolles has now won a record 34 boys titles and 31 girls titles to continue as the state’s all-time high school swimming dynasty.

Unparalleled depth and relay excellence buoyed Bolles. Bolles won two girls relays and all three boys relays and won two individual girls events and five individual boys events.

In the boys competition, there were 40 automatic All-American times and 43 All-American consideration times posted. In the girls competition, there were 29 automatic All-American times and 33 All-American consideration times.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Olivia Dinehart of Cutler Bay won her first state title in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.28, an automatic All-American time. She was also third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.61, an All-American consideration time.

SOFLO’s Maddy Smutny, also of Cutler Bay, was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:54.20, an All-American consideration time.

Three state records were broken during prelims and finals.

King’s Academy’s Josh Zuchowski broke the state record in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:45.51, breaking the 2004 record of 1:46.31 set by Bradley Ally of St. Thomas Aquinas. Zuchowski also won the 100-yard backstroke in 47.29. Both were automatic All-American times.

South Florida Heat sophomore Erika Pelaez broke the state record in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.34. The previous record was 52.46 set by Clara Smiddy of South Florida Heat in 2013. Pelaez also won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.29. Both were automatic All-American times.

In prelims, Bolles’ William Heck broke his own 100-yard breaststroke record in 53.64. His 2020 state record was 53.73. He went on to win the event in 53.95.

Pine Crest senior diver Kevin Mendez took his final bow on 1-meter winning his sixth consecutive state title becoming one of the state’s most decorated athletes. Mendez won with 606.75 points ahead of teammate Allen Levitis with 490.50.

The victory gave him state records in most consecutive individual titles and most individual diving titles in state history. He broke a tie of four straight that stood for 33 years with Brian Gillooly, Gateway (Kissimmee), who won from 1990-93 and Mark Ruiz, Dr. Phillips (Orlando), 1994-97. No other swimmer or diver has won six straight titles since records were kept, dating back to the 1920s.

Pine Crest’s Julia Podkoscielny won the 200-yard individual medley in a career-best 1:59.79, an automatic All-American time. The U.S. junior national team member was the only swimmer in the field to break 2 minutes. Her previous best was 2:01.89. She was also second in the 100-yard backstroke in 53.30, an automatic All-American time.

In the most exciting relay race of the night, St. Andrew’s won the girls 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:23.46 with Aspen Gersper, Nicole Aguilar, Erin Miller and Ella Martinez ahead of Bolles in 3:23.51. Gersper also won the 100-yard butterfly in 54.02.

Kaii Winkler of South Florida Heat took seconds in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:36.78 and 100-yard freestyle in 44.00. Both were automatic All-American times.

NSU University School was second in the 400-yard freestyle relay in an All-American consideration time and school record 3:08.63 with Karl Wilson Aimable, Michele Vandenbossche, Marcelo Carrion and Max Fermayer. The relay broke an eight-year-old record.

A disqualification proved costly for the Pine Crest girls. The Panthers had their top-seeded girls’ 400-yard freestyle relay disqualified in morning prelims.

The Class 3A and 4A state meets are next Friday and Saturday.

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bolles 370, 2. St. Andrew’s 238, 3. Pine Crest 200, 4. King’s Academy 186, 5. Cutler Bay 166, 6. PK Yonge 126, 7. South Florida Heat 118, 8. Berkeley Prep 117, 9. Holy Names 91, 10. Episcopal 81, 20. Ransom Everglades 29, 26. Westminster Academy 15, 28. Carrollton 13, 31. Coral Springs Charter 10, 35. Calvary Christian 7, 42. St. John Paul II 2, 44. North Broward Prep, Benjamin 1.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:43.95 (Katherine Meyers-Labenz, Jessica Strong, Julia Murphy, Alexandra Zorn), AA-A, 2. King’s Academy 1:44.86, AA-C, 3. Cutler Bay 1:45.08 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Nat Gembicki), AA-C, 4. St. Andrew’s 1:45.10, AA-C, 5. Pine Crest 1:45.85, AA-C.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Megan McGrath, Bolles 1:48.60, AA-A, 2. Emma Sundermeyer, FOU 1:48.98, 3. Ella Martinez, STA 1:50.14, 6. Maddy Smutny, CB 1:51.19, 7. Elena Dinehart, CB 1:51.50.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:59.79, AA-A, 2. Michaela Mattes, CM 2:00.71, AA-A, 3. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:03.61, AA-C.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 22.29, AA-A, 2. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 22.38, AA-A, 3. Lillie Nesty, PKY 23.06, AA-A, 4. Ava Fasano, KA 23.51, AA-C, 6. Isabella Chambers, PC 23.67, 7. Hanna Smith, PC 23.81, 8. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 24.12, 10. Logan Zielinski, STA 24.13, 11. Gioia Balzano, SFH 24.28, 12. Lydia Lanahan, CAL 24.37, 16. Isabella Hernandez, NB 24.72.

1-meter diving: 1. Charlotte Norman, CSNA 459.65, 2. Elle Jacobsen, HTRN 441.20, 3. Ava Anderson, PC 406.60, 4. Makenzie Blake, WA 406.00, 10. Kaeden Dunham, STA 374.90, 12. Sarah Ghadiali, PC 362.75, 14. Madison Okon, KA 342.15, 16. Sarah Napier, BEN 292.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, STA 54.02, AA-A, 2. Marcela Scaramuzza, WIND 54.75, AA-C, 3. Megan McGrath, BOLL 55.02, 4. Nicole Aguilar, STA 55.31, 11. Riley McCormick, CSC 57.45.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 49.10, AA-A, 2. Lillie Nesty, PKYO 49.84, AA-A, 3. Adele Sands, CARW 51.50, 4. Hanna Smith, PC 51.68, 6. Isabella Chambers, OC 52.26, 8. Logan Zielinski, STA 52.85, 9. Nat Gembicki, CB 52.08, 15. Lyda Lanahan, CAL 53.33.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Michaela Mattes, CMOO 4:45.51, AA-A, 2. Maddy Smutny, CB 4:54.20, AA-C, 3. Riley Botting, PC 4:57.05, 6. Erin Miller,. STA 5:02.85, 8. Emma Herrera, KA 5:09.17, 10. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:01.85, 16. Paige Munna, KA 5:08.24.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:32.68, AA-A (Katherine Meyers-Labenz, Megan McGrath, Sabrina Lyn, Manita Sathianchokwisan), 2. King’s Academy 1:33.77, AA-A (Ava Fasano, Alyssa Bozzuto, Kiersten Munna, Julianna Bell), 3. Pine Crest 1:33.93, AA-A (Hanna Smith, Julia Podkoscielny, Isabella Chambers, Riley Botting), 4. St. Andrew’s 1:36.80, AA-C (Logan Zielinski, Nicole Aguilar, Nicole Casariego Mera, Erin Miller), 10. South Florida Heat 1:40.94, 11. Ransom Everglades 1:40.98.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 52.34, AA-A, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 53.30, AA-A, 3. Aspen Gersper, STA 54.68, AA-A, 5. Ella Martinez, STA 56.51, 7. Elena Dinehart, CB 57.21, 8. Ava Fasano, KA 57.65, 10. Kiersten Munna, KA 58.10, 15. Samantha Schoenborn, SFH 59.87.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:02.28, AA-A, 2. Marcela Scaramuzza, WIND 1:02.50, AA-A, 3. Jessica Strong, BOLL 1:02.57, AA-A, 4. Michaela Sierra, SFH 1:03.54, AA-C, 7. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 1:04.67, 11. Sara Linn, PC 1:05.74, 12. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.79, 13. Madison Sipowski, KA 1:06.99.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:23.46, AA-A, (Aspen Gersper, Nicole Aguilar, Erin Miller, Ella Martinez), 2. Bolles 3:23.51, AA-A, 3. South Florida Heat 3:29.44, AA-C, (Erika Pelaez, Gioia Balzano, Samantha Schoenborn, Michaela Sierra) 4. Cutler Bay 3:31.62 (Nat Gembicki, Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny), 7. King’s Academy 3:35.57, 14. Carrollton 3:49.12, 16. Coral Springs Charter 3:53.44.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bolles 574, 2. King’s Academy 174.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 165, 4. South Florida Heat 159, 5. Trinity Prep 129.5, 6. NSU University School 102.5, 7. Edgewood 100, 8. Berkeley Prep 95, 9. Pine Crest 92, 10. Clearwater 87.5, 19. Miami Country Day 28, 23. Cutler Bay 17, 33. Doctors Charter 8, 35. Riviera Prep 4, 37. Oxbridge 2, 38. FAU High 1.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:28.28 (Carter Lancaster, William Heck, Miguel Rojas Newman, Tucker Peterson), AA-A, 2. South Florida Heat 1:31.94 (Finn Winkler, Dario Martin, Nikita Efimov, Kaii Winkler), AA-A, 3. Trinity Prep 1:35.15, 5. St. Andrew’s 1:35.33, 7. King’s Academy 1:37.96, 9. NSU University School 1:37.79, 11. Pine Crest 1:39.28, 16. Cutler Bay 1:43.41.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 1:35.90, AA-A, 2. Kaii Winkler, SFH 1:36.78, AA-A, 3. Stuart Higdon, MAC 1:36.91, AA-A.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:45.51, AA-A, 2. Carter Lancaster, BOLL 1:46.91, AA-A, 3. Logan Ingerick, BERK 1:49.30, AA-A, 10. Aitor Arrese-Igor, STA 1:55.53, 12. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 1:58.15.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Miguel Rojas Newman, BOLL 20.49, AA-A, 2. Andy Kravchenko, EDWD 20.53, AA-A, 3. Tyler Roberton, BERK 20.60, AA-C, 7. Kacper Rafal, STA 21.29, 8. Noah Smith, KA 21.35, 10. Noah Engstrom, KA 21.51, 11. Finn Winkler, SFH 21.54, 12. Karl Wilson Aimable, NSUS 21.62, 16. Maxim Timperman, OXB 22.12.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 606.75, 2. Allen Levitis, PC 490.50, 3. Nicholas Santiago, TRIN 416.50, 8. Ashton Jacobi, PC 322.00, 10. Oliver Dunham, STA 273.40.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Miguel Rojas Newman, BOLL 48.26, AA-A, 2. Mason Williams, FOUN 48.43, AA-A, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDY 48.59, AA-A, 5. Diego Balbi, STA 48.86, AA-A, 6. Dario Martin, SFH 48.87, AA-A, 9. Valerio Bonuglia, STA 50.38, 14. Nikita Efimov, SFH 51.62.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 43.74, AA-A, 2. Kaii Winkler, SFH 44.00, AA-A, 3. Tyler Roberton, BERK 44.85, AA-A, 9. Kacper Rafal, STA 46.47, 10. Max Fermayer, NSUS 46.92, 11. Michele Vandenbossche, NSUS 47.88, 16. Maxim Timperman, OXB 48.87.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Stuart Higdon, MAC 4:24.81, AA-A, 2. Kayden Lancaster, BOLL 4:27.28, AA-A, 3. Jacob Hamlin, CCBI 4:27.30, AA-A, 6. Christian Proscia, KA 4:38.00, 8. Austin Nelson, CB 4:43.19, 13. Ivan Grass, CB 4:47.11, 15. Mario Suarez, STA 4:54.76.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:20.30, AA-A, 2. South Florida Heat 1:24.22, AA-A, (Kaii Winkler, Finn Winkler, Nikita Efimov, Dario Martin), 3. King’s Academy 1:26.83 (Josh Zuchowski, Noah Engstrom, Diego Barberna, Christian Proscia), 5. St. Andrew’s 1:27.14, 8. NSU University School 1:28.74, 9. Pine Crest 1:28.41.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 47.29, AA-A, 2. Carter Lancaster, BOLL 49.10, AA-A, 3. Tucker Peterson, BOLL 49.14, AA-A, 6. Noah Smith, KA 50.76, 9. Diego Balbi, STA 51.67, 10. Finn Winkler, SFH 51.82, 13. Aitor Arrese-Igor, STA 53.45,14. Ambrus Barcsak, STA 53.61.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. William Heck, BOLL 53.95, AA-A, 2. Harrison Herrera, BOLL 54.99, AA-A, 3. Ethan Maloney, BOLL 55.55, AA-A, 4. Dario Martin, SFH 56.02, AA-C, 10. Aiden Kohanyi, SFH 58.38, 11. Nikita Efimov, SFH 58.47, 16. Pete Pokatragool, FAU 59.52.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 2:58.10 (Seth Tolentino, Carter Lancaster, Andres Dupont Cabrera, Kayden Lancaster), AA-A, 2. NSU University School 3:08.63, AA-C, (Karl Wilson Aimable, Michele Vandenbossche, Marcelo Carrion, Max Fermayer), 3. St. Andrew’s 3:09.30, 4. King’s Academy 3:10.57, 10. Pine Crest, Cuter Bay DQ.

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

Powerhouse Jacksonville Bolles Sweeps FHSAA State 1A Team Titles; Miguel Sierra, Olivia Dinehart Top SOFLO Finishers


By Sharon Robb
STUART, November 15, 2020—The season’s journey through the pandemic for St. Andrew’s and King’s Academy ended with two runner-up finishes Sunday at the FHSAA State 1A Swimming and Diving Championship at Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

And, for Jacksonville Bolles, the legacy continued.

Bolles extended its state championship streak to a record 33 years for the boys and 30 years for the girls and is the state’s all-time high school swimming dynasty.

Bolles, buoyed by two winning relays, won the girls title with 380 points, an 87-point cushion ahead of St. Andrew’s among 45 teams. Cutler Bay was third with 172 points.

As always, overall depth and relay strength enabled Bolles boys to sweep all three relays and collect three individual titles to win with 501 points among a field of 33 teams.

St. Andrew’s girls, led by double winner Aspen Gersper and winning 200-yard medley relay, finished second with 293.

“The girls stepped up and Aspen winning two events was phenomenal,” St. Andrew’s coach Sid Cassidy said. “You just need more bodies to beat Bolles. They have so many people that score. They brought out the best in us.”

King’s Academy boys, led by double winner Joshua Zuchowski, was second with 222 points, redeeming their tie finish with St. Andrew’s for the region title.

“It was always the goal coming into the season to get second place overall,” said King’s Academy coach Jonathan Zuchowski referring to his team’s highest finish at state. “I knew exactly what we had to do.”

St. Andrew’s set the tone early winning the opening event. The Scots knocked off Bolles to win the girls’ 200-yard medley relay in an automatic All-American time of 1:43.35 with Ella Martinez, Lucia Miller, Nicole Aguilar and Stella Urness.

The Scots picked up their second girls’ win in the 100-yard butterfly with Gersper, a freshman, winning in a lifetime-best 54.51 after placing fourth in the 100 freestyle Saturday at the Toyota U.S. Open in Sarasota.

Gersper was a double winner, capturing the 100-yard backstroke in a lifetime best 54.28, an automatic All-American time. She has been swimming on the high school team since seventh grade.

“I’m excited, I’m ecstatic,” Gersper said. “I am happy I did what I did. I just wanted to get some personal best times honestly. I just wanted to be in a good mindset.”

King’s Academy junior Joshua Zuchowski, who has narrowed his college choices to five including Florida and Stanford, was a double winner. He won the 200-yard individual medley in a lifetime best 1:46.85, nearly three seconds ahead of his closest competitor and automatic All-American time. He dropped 4.23 off his previous best. He also won the 100-yard backstroke by more than three seconds in 47.45, another lifetime best and automatic All-American time.

In the best race of the evening, St. Andrew’s senior Tiago Pereira won the boys’ first state title in the 100-meter butterfly in 47.22 with the top three swimmers finishing in 47-plus automatic All-American times including SOFLO’s Miguel Sierra, third in 47.93. Sierra had the fastest morning swim. Pereira bounced back after being disqualified in the 50-yard freestyle.

SOFLO swimmers had their share of good swims in what is arguably the toughest state classification to compete in.

Cutler Bay senior Miguel Sierra finished with 33 points, highest among SOFLO swimmers. In addition to his All-American swim in the butterfly, Sierra was second in the 100 backstroke in a best time 50.78.

Cutler Bay sophomore Olivia Dinehart swam the third fastest qualifying time in prelims in the 200-yard individual medley in a lifetime best 2:03.88, an 0.96 drop and finished fourth in 2:04.19. Dinehart came back to finish second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.79. She went a best time in prelims in 1:02.71, a drop of 1.06. Dinehart finished with 32 points.

Also in the 200 IM, Sara Quintero of Sagemont swam the 12th fastest time of 2:12.41, with a time drop of 0.61 and came back to lower that time at night in 2:11.72. She was also 16th in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.02.

In the 100-yard butterfly, sophomore Maddy Smutny of Cutler Bay had the sixth fastest prelim time in 56.12, a best time by 0.74 and finished eighth in 56.50.

Teammate Elena Dinehart, also a sophomore, won the B final in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.79. She was also fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.25. She went a best time of 57.60 in prelims.

In the 500-yard freestyle, Cutler Bay sophomore Maddy Smutny broke 5 minutes for the first time. She swam the third fastest in a best time 4:59.96, a 1.49 drop, in prelims and came back to finish sixth in 5:00.31.

Cutler Bay senior Lucy Smutny had the seventh fastest time of 58.90, a best time by 0.38 drop. She came back at night to finish seventh in 59.63. She was also 11th in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:10.32.

Cutler Bay sophomore Sophia Grubbs, swam a best time in the 100-yard breaststroke prelims in 1:05.51, an 0.55 drop and finished eighth in 1:06.10. She was also 18th in the 200 IM in a best time 2:13.55.

FHSAA STATE 1A RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Jacksonville Bolles 380, 2. St. Andrew’s 293, 3. Cutler Bay 172, 4. PK Yonge 128, 5. King’s Academy 125, 6. tie, South Florida Heat, Berkeley Prep 122, 8. Jacksonville Episcopal 91, 9. Clearwater Central Catholic 72, 10. tie, Foundation, Trinity Prep 71, 29. Jupiter Christian 14, 30. Oxbridge 13, 45. Lake Worth Christian 1.
    GIRLS INDIVIDUAL

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:43.35, 2. Bolles 1:44.37, 3. Cutler Bay 1:47.02 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Natalie Gembicki).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Sarah Lankford, SHOR 1:49.21, 2. Erin Miller, SA 1:49.25, 3. Megan McGrath, BOLL 1:49.31.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Michaela Mattes, CMOO 2:01.10, 2. Sasha Ramey, BOLL 2:02.90, 3. Ella Martinez, SA 2:03.55, 4. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:04.19, 13. Sara Quintero, SAGE 2:11.72, 18. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:13.55.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 22.52, 2. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 22.85, 3. McKenna Smith, AATL 23.15.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 54.51, 2. Mabry Bishop, BERK 54.78, 3. Mary Kelley, EPIS 54.92, 8. Maddy Smutny, CB 56.50, 9. Elena Dinehart, CB 56.79, 16. Sara Quintero, SAGE 1:00.02.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 49.47, 2. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 50.21, 3. McKenna Smith, AATL 50.34.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Michaela Mattes, CMOO 4:47.19, 2. Lauren Gualtieri, CCC 4:54.12, 3. Sarah Lankford, SHOR 4:55.36, 6. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:00.31, 11. Lucy Smutny, CB 5:10.32, 14. Izzy Wilson, CTON 5:13.37.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:33.01, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:34.10, 3. King’s Academy 1:39.67.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 54.28, 2. Mary Kelley, EPIS 54.73, 3. Ella Martinez, SA 56.46, 5. Elena Dinehart, CB 58.25, 7. Lucy Smutny, CB 59.63.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Marcela Scaramuzza, WIND 1:01.41, 2. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:02.79, 3. Jessica Strong, BOLL 1:03.11, 8. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.10.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:23.19, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:24.76, 3. South Florida Heat 3:33.84, 6. Cutler Bay 3:37.11 (Natalie Gembicki, Maddy Smutny, Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart).

1-meter diving: 1. Amy Wotovich, BERK 420.65, 2. Elizabeth Isenhour, FRST 402.35, 3. Makenzie Blake, WA 390.30.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Jacksonville Bolles 501, 2. King’s Academy 222, 3. St. Andrew’s 184, 4. Berkeley Prep 174, 5. Bishop Verot 140, 6. Jacksonville Episcopal 131, 7. Trinity Prep 105.5, 8. Maclay 101, 9. Lake Highland Prep 81, 10. Out of Door Academy 68, 33. Florida Atlantic HS 1.
    BOYS INDIVIDUAL
    200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:30.72, 2. King’s Academy 1:32.86, 3. Bishop Verot 1:36.83, 10. Cutler Bay 1:43.16 (Austin Nelson, Alexander Miller, Miguel Sierra, Adrian Hernandez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 1:35.60, 2. Tyler Roberton, BERK 1:38.16, 3. Pace Edwards, KA 1:39.02.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Joshua Zuchowski, KA 1:46.85, 2. Logan Ingerick, BERK 1:49.83, 3. Tomohiro Nozaki, BOLL 1:51.47.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Julian Smith, EPIS 20.56, 2. Noah Sipowski, KA 20.57, 3. Ryan Nordheim, SA 20.65.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Tiago Pereira, SA 47.22, 2. Martin Espernberger, BOLL 47.82, 3. Miguel Sierra, CB 47.93.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 44.09, 2. Tyler Roberton, BERK 44.76, 3. Ryan Nordheim, SA 45.55.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Conor Cranfield, BVRT 4:26.27, 2. Joshua Brown, LHIP 4:28.77, 3. Pace Edwards, KA 4:30.29,

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:21.96, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:23.79, 3. Berkeley Prep 1:24.07.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Joshua Zuchowski, KA 47.45, 2. Miguel Sierra, CB 50.78, 3. Tucker Peterson BOLL 51.14.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. William Hack, BOLL 54.20, 2. Ansen Meyer, BOLL 55.39, 3. Harrison Herrera, BOLL 55.79.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:02.73, 2. King’s Academy 3:04.79, 3. Berkeley Prep 3:04.96.

1-meter diving: 1. Blakeman Shaw, WA 488.00, 2. Jack Bessire, LHIP 423.15, 3. Canon Fleming, COBC 390.70.

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

FHSAA State Swim 1A Meet, Other State Meets Moved To Sunday Because Of Expected Bad Weather


By Sharon Robb
GAINESVILLE, November 11, 2020—For the first time in the history of the state swimming and diving championships, the Florida High School Athletic Association postponed Friday’s state championships in cross country, swimming and volleyball because of Tropical Storm Eta.

Those contests will now occur on Sunday, an extreme rarity in Florida high school sports. High school athletes are rarely allowed to compete on Sundays.

Affected are the Class 1A Swimming and Diving prelims and finals at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart, in which Bolles will pursue its 33rd boys title and 30th girls title.

SOFLO has nine swimmers in the Class 1A meet including Olivia Dinehart and Miguel Sierra, both of Cutler Bay.

The Class 1A and 2A cross country meets at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, with contenders Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, are Sunday beginning 7:30 a.m.

Also postponed is Bishop Kenny’s Class 4A volleyball final against Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons, which now moves to 1 p.m. Sunday at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers.

Any spectator tickets already pre-purchased through GoFan will continue to be honored at the newly-schedule date and time.

Schedules remain unchanged for teams that were set to compete Saturday, including State 2A Swimming and Diving Meet in Stuart, featuring defending champion Pine Crest Panthers.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Shine At Region 4-1A Meet, Nine Swimmers Qualify For State Meet Including Three Region Champions


By Sharon Robb
FORT PIERCE, November 8, 2020—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers turned in their finest high school performance of the COVID-19 abbreviated season at the recent Region 4-1A Swimming and Diving Championship at Indian River State College Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO qualified nine swimmers and three relays featuring SOFLO swimmers. SOFLO will have a total of 16 swimmers compete in individual events in this weekend’s 1A and 2A state meets.

The Class 1A classification is arguably the most competitive of all classifications and toughest state meet to qualify for.

SOFLO’s region champions were Olivia Dinehart in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke, Maddy Smutny in the 500-yard freestyle and Miguel Sierra in the 100-yard butterfly.

Among SOFLO’s state qualifiers are:

Cutler Bay senior Miguel Sierra is seeded first with an automatic All-American time of 48.75 in the 100-yard butterfly. He is also seeded second in the 100-yard backstroke in 51.61 behind King’s Academy Josh Zuchowski (49.59, All-American consideration time).

Cutler Bay sophomore Olivia Dinehart is top seed in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.77, an All-American consideration time and second seed in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:04.84.

Cutler Bay sophomore Maddy Smutny is third seed in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:01.45 and sixth seed in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.86.

Cutler Bay senior Lucy Smutny is fourth seed in the 100-yard backstoke in 59.28 and eighth seed in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:06.61.

Cutler Bay sophomore Elena Dinehart is seeded fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.53 and seeded 15th in the 100-yard butterfly in 59.94.

Cutler Bay sophomore Sophia Grubbs is eighth seed in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.06.

Sagemont’s Sara Quintero is 12th seed in the 200 IM in 2:13.02 and seeded 14th in the 100 butterfly in 59.90.

Cutler Bay sophomore Sophia Grubbs is 19th seed in the 200 IM in 2:14.30.

Carrollton’s Izzy Wilson is 18th seed in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:16.24.

Cutler Bay’s girls 200-yard medley relay featuring Elena and Olivia Dinehart and Maddy Smutny is seeded third in 1:49.35. Cutler Bay’s girls 400-yard freestyle, featuring the same threesome, is seeded fourth in 3:38.00.

Cutler Bay’s boys 400-yard freestyle relay, featuring Miguel Sierra and Adrian Hernandez, is seeded 14th in 1:45.38.

Sophia Souza of Calvary Christian won the girls 1-meter diving title with 431.45, less than 3 points ahead of Oxbridge Academy’s Noa Miller with 428.50. She is seeded fourth.

Westminster Academy senior Blakeman Shaw won the boys 1-meter diving with 498.25.

Qualified swimmers and divers advance into the FHSAA State 1A Swimming and Diving Championships Friday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark Aquatics Center in Stuart.

Defending champion Jacksonville Bolles is the overwhelming favorite to sweep the team titles.

Last season Bolles extended its state championship streak to a national record 32 years for the boys and 29 years for the girls to finish the season as the state’s all-time high school swimming dynasty.

Bolles is historically one of the best high school programs in American swimming history, producing 13 Olympic medalists (winning 20 total medals), in addition to 9 other Olympians who weren’t students but trained with the Bolles club team.

Please note: FHSAA officials and host coaches withheld the region results until every meet was completed to avoid any early advantage for coaches. The results were posted Sunday.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Andrew’s 476, 2. King’s Academy 285, 3. Cutler Bay Academy 272, 4. South Florida Heat 165, 5. Ransom Everglades 156, 6. Carrollton 150, 7. Calvary Christian 144, 8. Coral Shores 128, 9. Westminster Academy 118, 10. Miami Country Day 77, 11. tie, Oxbridge, Sagemont 52, 13. tie, Berean Christian, Westminster Christian, Cardinal Newman 47, 16. Doctors Charter School 27, 17. Lake Worth Christian 24.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:45.59, 2. Cutler Bay 1:49.35 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Natalie Gembicki), 3. South Florida Heat 1:49.78, 6. Carrollton 2:00.21 (Izzy Wilson, Maria Wolfington, Alexandra DeAngulo, Natalia Solano), 10. Westminster Christian 2:16.24 (Valentina Stromeyer, Sophie Lamesla, Alana Deo, Tala Naber).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Erin Miller, SA 1:53.97, 2. Kiersten Munna, KA 1:55.57, 3. Lillian Smith, SA 1:58.15, 7. Izzy Wilson, CAR 2:01.86.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:04.84, 2. Ella Martinez, SA 2:05.51, 3. Nicole Aguilar, SA 2:08.01, 5. Sara Quintero, SAGE 2:13.02.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 23.37, AA-C, 2. Lucia Miller, SA 23.90, 3. Logananne Zielinski, KA 24.44.

1-meter diving: 1. Sophia Souza, CALV 431.45, 2. Noa Miller, OXB 428.50, 3. Makenzie Blake, WA 425.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 55.40, 2. Nicole Aguilar, SA 56.56, 3. Maddy Smutny, CB 56.86, 4. Sara Quintero, SAGE 59.90, 5. Elene Dinehart, CB 59.94, 16. Fiorello DiSalvo, SFH 1:07.40.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 50.38, AA-C, 2. Logananne Zielinski, KA 52.86, 3. Lydia Lanahan, CALV 54.01.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:01.45, 2. Erin Miller, SA 5:06.60, 3. Lucy Smutny, CB 5:06.61, 7. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:16.24.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:36.89, 2. King’s 1:41.42, 3. Calvary Christian 1:44.64, 9. Cutler Bay 1:52.43 (Lucy Smutny, Naomi Vera, Lauren Swicegood, Sophia Grubbs), 11. Westminster Christian 2:02.63 (Sophie Lamelas, Tala Naber, Valentina Stromeyer, Alana Deo).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 55.33, 2. Ella Martinez, SA 56.16, 3. Lucy Smutny, CB 59.28, 4. Elena Dinehart, CB 59.53, 14. Fiorella DiSalvo, SFH 1:08.80.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:03.77, AA-C, 2. Lucia Miller, SA 1:04.39, 3. Michael Sierra, SFH 1:05.22, 4. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.06, 10. Alana Deo, WC 1:14.34.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:29.10, 2. King’s 3:36.15, 3. Cutler Bay 3:38.00 (Natalie Gembicki, Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny), 8. Carrollton 3:58.33 (Katia Alonso, Alexandra DeAngulo, Izzy Wilson, Natalia Solano).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. tie, King’s Academy, St. Andrew’s 470, 3. Cutler Bay 208, 4. Ransom Everglades 161, 5. South Florida Heat 149, 6. Westminster Academy 111, 7. FAU High 108, 8. Westminster Christian 102, 9. Oxbridge 70, 10. Calvary Christian 69, 11. Miami Country Day 66, 12. Coral Shores 56, 13. Cardinal Newman 36, 14. tie, Doctors Charter, Berean Christian 28, 16. Sagemont 16, 17. Sports Leadership Academy 7.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. King’s 1:38.49, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:40.03, 3. Cutler Bay 1:45.38 (Austin Nelson, Alexander Miller, Miguel Sierra, Matthew Hebert), 6. Westminster Christian 1:50.59 (Mario Solorzano, Joshua Francis, Esteban Acosta, Noah Lopez-Calleja).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Pace Edwards, KA 1:41.86, 2. Kacper Rafal, SA 1:42.52, 3. Santiago Espinoza, SA 1:45.43, 9. Kevin Moya, SAGE 1:55.43.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:51.08, 2. Nikita Efimov, SFH 1:57.63, 3. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SA 1:59.95.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Noah Sipowski, KA 20.97, 2. Ryan Nordheim, SA 20.99, 3. Tiago Pereira, SA 21.93.

1-meter diving: 1. Blakeman Shaw, WA 498.25, 2. Oliver Sunham, SA 283.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Miguel Sierra, CB 48.75, AA-A, 2. Tiago Pereira, SA 51.08, 3. Diego Balbi, SA 51.63, 11. Adrian Hernandez, CB 57.91.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Ryan Nordheim, SA 46.22, 2. Kacper Rafal, SA 47.80, 3. Magnus Kron, RE 49.25.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Pace Edwards, KA 4:41.18, 2. Santiago Espinoza, SA 4:45.74, 3. Christian Pisani, KA 4:51.01.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:29.94 (Noah Sipowski, Noah Smith, Josh Zuchowski, Pace Edwards), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:25.79, 3. Ransom Everglades 1:34.67, 5. Cutler Bay 1:37.41 (Allen Alfonso, Austin Nelson, Ivan Grass, Adrian Hernandez).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 49.59, 2. Miguel Sierra, CB 51.61, 3. Diego Balbi, SA 53.56, 8. Austin Nelson, CB 58.58, 10. Kevin Moya, SAGE 1:00.94.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Noah Sipowski, KA 58.01, 2. Dario Martin, SFH 1:00.26, 3. Dylan Smiley, MC 1:00.43.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:06.79, 2. King’s Academy 3:13.27, 3. Cutler Bay 3:25.24 (Miguel Sierra, Matthew Hebert, Alexander Miller, Adrian Hernandez).

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

Jacksonville Bolles Sweeps State 1A Team Titles Again; NSU University School Top Broward Team; Olivia Dinehart, Miguel Sierra SOFLO’s Top Finishers


By Sharon Robb

STUART, November 9, 2019–On a rain-soaked Saturday, the legacy continued for powerhouse Jacksonville Bolles at the FHSAA State 1A Swimming and Diving Championships.

The girls team crushed a field of 45 girls teams with 489 points to capture the girls team title. St. Andrew’s was a distant second with 280.

The boys team had to scratch and claw a little more but prevailed to win the boys team title with 337 points among a field of 35 boys. Episcopal was second with 209.5.

NSU University School was Broward’s top team among the girls and boys fields. The girls team was sixth with 107 points and boys team was 13th with 63 points. Cutler Bay Academy was the top Dade girls team placing fifth with 118.5 points.

Bolles extended its state championship streak to a national record 32 years for the boys and 29 years for the girls to finish the season as the state’s all-time high school swimming dynasty.

Bolles is historically one of the best high school programs in American swimming history, producing 13 Olympic medalists (winning 20 total medals), in addition to 9 other Olympians who weren’t students but trained at the Bolles Bulldogs club team.

It was the first two state team titles for first-year head coach Peter Verhoef who took over for Jon Sakovich who resigned at the end of the 2018 season.

Bolles swept all three girls relays convincingly and had one individual champion, Carly Schwab in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.76.

Bolles boys team was buoyed by its depth after winning only one individual event, Ansen Meyer in the 100-yard breaststroke in 56.33, and taking two seconds and one third in the relays.

Josh Zuchowski of King’s Academy was a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:47.44 and 100-yard backstroke in 47.85. He was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay that won in 1:31.87. His 200-yard freestyle relay, seeded third after prelims, was disqualified in finals.

The only Broward boys state champion was Blake Shaw of Westminster Academy in 1-meter diving with 496.90 points. He won by nearly 100 points.

South Florida Heat’s Erika Pelaez was a double winner in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.86 and 100-yard freestyle in 49.37. She was the only Broward girls state champion.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s top girls finisher was Olivia Dinehart of Cutler Bay, fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.16.

SOFLO’s top boys finisher was Miguel Sierra, also of Cutler Bay, fourth in the 100-yard butterfly in 49.45.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Jacksonville Bolles 489, 2. St. Andrew’s 280, 3. PK Yonge 152.5, 4. Trinity Prep 119, 5. Cutler Bay Academy 118.5, 6. NSU University School 107, 7. Windermere 104.5, 8. Berkeley Prep 100, 9. Calvary Christian 92, 10. King’s Academy 88.5, 11. Episcopal 82, 12. South Florida Heat 69, 13. Bradenton Christian 58, 14. Cardinal Mooney 37, 15. St. John Neumann 33, 16. Academy at the Lakes Day School 32, 17. tie, Clearwater Central Catholic, Shorecrest Prep 31, 19. Trinity Christian 29, 20. Ransom Everglades 26, 21. West Shore 22, 22. First Academy 21, 23. Maclay 20, 24. Oxbridge 17, 25. Westminster Academy 14, 26. tie, Bishop Snyder, Pensacola Catholic 13, 28. tie, Providence, Foundation Academy 12, 31. Out of Door 10, 32. tie, FAU, Oak Hall 9, 34. Wolfson 8, 35. Lake Highland Prep 7, 36. tie, Evangelical Christian, Sagemont, 6, 38. tie, Lake Placid, Tampa Prep 5, 40. tie, Coral Shores, Holy Trinity, Cardinal Newman, 4, 43. tie, Doctors Charter, Northside Christian 3, 45. St. Petersburg 1.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Bolles 1:43.43 (Faith Khoo, Carly Schwab, Emily MacDonald, Sasha Ramey), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:44.87, 3. Trinity Prep 1:47.35, 7. Cutler Bay 1:49.98 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Madeline Smutny, Lucy Smutny), 8. NSU University School 1:51.12 (Olivia Flack, Rafaella Araujo, Amanda Kopas, Sofia Sarros).

200-yard freestyle:
1. Emily Trieschmann, SA 1:47.84, 2. Erin Miller, SA 1:49.65, 3. Nicole Aldrich, TC 1:49.82, 12. Elena Dinehart, CB 1:55.35, 15. Mariangela Cincotti, NSU 1:55.52.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Anna Freed, BRCH 2:01.21, 2. Michaela Mattes, CM 2:02.74, 3. Sasha Ramey, JB 2:04.04, 4. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:05.16, 14. Sara Quintero, SAGE 2:10.92.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 22.86, 2. Manita Satianchokwisan, JB 22.93, 3. McKenna Smith, AAT 23.05, 16. Olivia Flack, NSU 24.96

100-yard butterfly:
1. Madeline Burt, STJ 53.69, 2. Mary Kelley, EPIS 55.64, 3. Marcela Scaramuzza, WIND 55.74, 7. Amanda Kopas, NSU 57.25, 13. Madeline Smutny, CB 58.40, 16. Sara Quintero, SAGE 1:00.40.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 49.37, 2. Manita Satianchokwisan, JB 49.98, 3. McKenna Smith, AAT 50.11.

1-meter diving:
1. Amy Wotovich, BERK 463.15, 2. Noa Miller, OXB 390.80, 3. Kendall Minter, MAC 389.90.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Michaela Mattes, CM 4:46.59, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SA 4:48.57, 3. Lain Shahboz, PK 4:48.68, 8. Mariangela Cincotti, NSU 5:07.00, 10. Madeline Smutny, CB 5:01.97.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Bolles 1:33.61 (Manita Satianchokwisan, Emily MacDonald, Sasha Ramey, Adair Sand), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:35.00, 3. Trinity Prep 1:35.75, 10. NSU University School 1:43.03 (Anastasia Lutz, Sofia Sarros, Rafaella Araujo, Mariangela Cincotti).

100-yard backstroke:
1. Lain Shahboz, PK 54.11, 2. Mary Kelley, EPIS 54.51, 3. Anna Freed, BRCH 54.93, 6. Elena Dinehart, CB 58.67, 14. Olivia Flack, NSU 1:00.88, 15. Lucy Smutny, CB 1:01.06.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Carly Schwab, JB 1:01.76, 2. Marcela Scaramuzza, WIND 1:03.87, 3. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:03.87, 12. Rafaella Aruajo, NSU 1:06.65.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Bolles 3:23.18 (Emily MacDonald, Manita Satianchokwisan, Megan McGrath, Adair Sand), 2. St. Andrew’s 3:24.00, 3. PK Yonge 3:35.29, 5. Cutler Bay 3:37.09 (Natalie Gembicki, Elena Dinehart, Madeline Smutny, Olivia Dinehart), 6. NSU University School 3:37.31 (Amanda Kopas, Olivia Flack, Sofia Sarros, Mariangela Cincotti).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Jacksonville Bolles 337, 2. Episcopal 209.5, 3. Berkeley 169, 4. St. Andrew’s 162.5, 5. King’s Academy 153, 6. Maclay 128, 7. PK Yonge 112, 8. Trinity Prep 108, 9. tie, Tampa Prep, Clearwater Central Catholic 102, 11. Bishop Verot 100, 12. Lake Highland Prep 76, 13. NSU University School 63, 14. Northside Christian 56, 15. FAU 50, 16. Out of Door 43, 17. Shorecrest Prep 31, 18. Providence 30, 19. Cocoa Beach 28, 20. tie, Community School of Naples, Evangelical 24, 22. Cutler Bay 23, 23. tie, Canterbery, Doctors Charter 22, 25. tie, Westminster Academy, Bishop Snyder 20, 27. West Shore 18, 28. Cardinal Newman 16, 29. All Saints 11, 30. Lake Placid, Miami Country Day 10, 32. Holy Trinity 5, 33. St. Stephens 4, 34. Southwest Florida Christian 3, 35. Circle Christian 2.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. King’s Academy 1:31.87 (Josh Zuchowski, Noah Sipowski, Christian Proscia, William Coady), 2. Episcopal 1:33.35, 3. Bolles 1:33.85, 9. NSU University School 1:40.11 (Marcelo Carrion, Cameron Brown, Angelo Martinez, Max Fermayer).

200-yard freestyle:
1. Jace Crawford, EPIS 1:37.53, 2. Dale Henry 1:39.26, 3. Rafaela Nicola Ponce De Leon, JB 1:39.36, 15. Pedro Pavao, NSU 1:43.72.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:47.44, 2. Logan Ingerick, BERK 1:51.35, 3. Julian Smith, EPIS 1:53.13.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Logan Tirheimer, TP 20.25, 2. Tiago Pereira, SA 20.37, 3. Luke Uttley, TP 20.54.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Jace Crawford, EPIS 48.70, 2. Luke Uttley, TRIN 48.81, 3. James Jerger, NS 49.24, 4. Miguel Sierra, CB 49.45, 5. Tiago Pereira, SA 49.73.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Logan Tirheimer, TP 44.46, 2. Nicholas Eunice, PK 44.86, 3. Jackson Kirk, JB 45.91.

1-meter diving:
1. Blakeman Shaw, WA 496.90, 2. Brady White, TPR 399.35, 3. Jack Bessire, LH 396.00.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Conor Cranfield, BV 4:26.66, 2. Brendan Peacock, EV 4:27.37, 3. Rafael Nicola Ponce De Leon, JB 4:27.81, 15. Pedro Pavao, NSU 4:41.06.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. PK Yonge 1:23.28 (Nicholas Eunice, Travor McGovern, Matthew Poppell, Jayden Herron), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:24.82, 3. Bolles 1:25.20, 9. NSU University School 1:29.45 (Max Fermayer, Cameron Brown, Marcelo Carrion, Pedro Pavao).

100-yard backstroke:
1. Joshua Zuchowski, KA 47.85, 2. Trevor McGovern, PK 49.68, 3. Caden Staggard, EPIS 50.75, 13. Miguel Sierra, CB 53.02.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Ansen Meyer, JB 56.33, 2. Christopher Dieffenthaller, BERK 57.29, 3. Julian Smith, EPIS 57.38, 12. Cameron Brown, NSU 59.64.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Episcopal 3:04.07 (Jace Crawford, Dale Haney, Julian Smith, Caden Staggard), 2. Bolles 3:05.80, 3. Berkeley 3:07.87, 9. NSU University School 3:15.71 (Pedro Pavao, Angelo Martinez, Marcelo Carrion, Max Fermayer), 15. Cutler Bay 3:24.62 (Miguel Sierra, Alejandro Brunet, Mason Thompson, Matthew Hebert).

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

SOFLO’s Max Asnis Makes Two Consolations, Swims Best Time; Pine Crest Girls Finish Second; Bolles Sweeps Again


By Sharon Robb

November 11, 2016—University School senior Max Asnis competed in his final high school meet Friday night at the FHSAA State 1A Swimming and Diving Championship in Stuart.

In the state’s fastest meet and one of the nation’s most competitive, the South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer qualified for consolations in both the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events.

Asnis, seeded in 1:45.62, finished 15th in prelims in a best time 1:44.63. He lowered that time in consolations in 1:43.80, placing fifth in consolations and 13th overall.

In the 500-yard freestyle, he was 16th in prelims in 4:44.05 and finished 16th again in consolations in 4:45.71. He was seeded in 4:43.59.

Asnis was also a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished 13th in prelims in 3:21.66 with Renato Filho, Daniel Jacobs and Patrick Groters and
ninth in 3:16.09. Asnis swam leadoff leg.

On a night where Pine Crest, the county’s top team, was favored to win its first girls state crown in more than 20 years, Jacksonville Bolles showed why it has dominated the state meet for nearly three decades.

Pine Crest came within 10 points, but Bolles prevailed to win with 270 points. Pine Crest finished second with 260. The only other Broward team in the Top 10 was South Florida Heat, seventh with 102 points.

Bolles won its 26th girls’ state title. Bolles boys team had no problem winning its 29th consecutive team title with 384 points. Tampa Berkeley Prep was second with 209. Pine Crest, led by state champion diver Kevin Mendez, was third with 202.

The Panthers came up short in a few events they were favored to win or place in the top three.

Isabel Ivey of Gainesville Oak Hall won back-to-back titles in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:57.31, an automatic All-American time, and 50-yard freestyle in 22.51, also an automatic All-American time.

With only 12 minutes between races, Ivey knocked off favorite Marta Ciesla of Pine Crest, runner-up in 22.61, also an automatic All-Ameican time. Ivey also made it official announcing she is transferring to Gainesville Buchholz.

Ivey said she did not shave for the meet and rested for only two days. She is aiming for nationals in December.

Ciesla bounced back to win the 100-yard freestyle in 49.67, another automatic All-American time.

“I was tired after the 50, I didn’t warm down after the medal ceremony,” said Ciesla, who is competing in the short course world championships in December in Canada. “I had to get my hand on the wall. I had to come back. We have a great team and to be this close and have a shot at winning was amazing.”

University School junior Patrick Groters was unable defend his state title in the 200-yard individual medley with Bishop Verot’s Santiago Corredor winning in 1:47.63. Groters was second in 1:48.52.

However, Groters came back to win his first state title in the 100-yard backstroke in 49.19 ahead of Bolles’ Matt Serra in 50.30.

“I knew it was going to be a tough race,” Groters said. “I went easier in the morning and took it out fast tonight.”

Ransom Everglades’ Kyla Valls won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.96, an automatic All-American time.

“I just wanted to go out fast from the beginning, that’s how I hold on to the lead if I am leading,” Valls said. “I held on for the last 100.”

Westminster Academy junior Jessica Nava was the standout of the night. She broke her own state record for the second time in two weeks in the 100-yard butterfly to defend her state title in 53.45, an automatic All-American time.

Nava also won the 100-yard backstroke in 54.55, also an automatic All-American time. She was also a member of the ninth place 200-yard medley relay team (1:51.54) and led off the 16th place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:44.05).

On Saturday, several SOFLO swimmers will compete in the fourth and final state meet over two weekends. The Class 2A meet features defending boys state champion American Heritage led by Kevin Porto and CJ Kopecki, both SOFLO swimmers.

SOFLO CLASS 2A QUALIFIERS

Girls 200-yard medley relay, American Heritage, 15th seed, 1:55.77.

Boys 200-yard medley relay, American Heritage, 9th seed, 1:41.92; Mater Lakes, 11th, 1:42.43.

Boys 200-yard freestyle, Kevin Porto, AH, second seed 1:43.56, CJ Kopecki, AH, 10th seed, 1:45.64, Esteban Diaz-Velasco, Somerset, 14th 1:46.19.

Boys 200-yard individual medley, Ervin Marin, Mater Lakes, 6th seed, 1:56.43.

Boys 500-yard freestyle, Kevin Porto, AH, 6th seed, 4:42.89; CJ Kopecki, AH 13th seed, 4:48.83.

Girls 200-yard freestyle relay: American Heritage, 15th seed, 1:45.74.

Boys 200-yard freestyle relay: Mater Lakes, 15th seed, 1:32.70.

Boys 100-yard backstroke, Esteban Diaz-Velasco, Somerset, 8th seed, 54.78.

Girls 100-yard breaststroke: Elise Larin, Somerset, 12th seed, 1:08.56.

Boys 100-yard breaststroke: Ervin Marin, Mater Lakes, 5th seed, 1:00.18.

Girls 400-yard freestyle relay, American Heritage, 10th seed, 3:44.48.

Boys 400-yard freestyle relay, American Heritage, third seed, 3:14.40.

FHSAA STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING

at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Center, Stuart

Class 2A: Saturday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.

STATE 1A RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM SCORES: 1. Jacksonville Bolles 270, 2. Pine Crest 260, 3. Lake Highland Prep 256, 4. Montverde 144, 5. St. Andrew’s 130, 6. Trinity Prep 120, 7. South Florida Heat and Trinity Christian 102, 9. Oxbridge 81, 10. Community School Napes 73, 11. Benjamin 70, 12. Westminster Academy 60, 14. University School 53, 15. Ransom Everglades, 20. King’s Academy 26, 23. Calvary Christian 21, 32. Sagemont 12.

BOYS TEAM SCORES: 1. Jacksonville Bolles 384, 2. Berkeley Prep 209, 3. Pine Crest 202, 4. St. Andrew’s 177, 5. Trinity Prep 147, 6. Tampa Prep 138, 7. Bishop Verto 112, 8. Trinity Christian 108, 9. University School 91, 10. Episcopal 87, 14. Ransom Everglades 47, 18. Westlake Prep 30, 21. Westminster Academy 25, 26. Miami Country Day 13, 31. Sagemont 7.5, 32. South Florida Heat and Calvary Christian, 6.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

200-yard medley relay: 1. Lake Highland Prep 1:44.09, AA-A, 2. Bolles 1:44.60, AA-A, 3. Trinity Prep 1:44.81, AA-A, 4. Pine Crest 1:47.64 (Annabella Lyn, Hannah Virgin, Andrea Santander, Jamie Flores).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kyla Valls, RE 1:45.96, AA-A, 2. Mary Smutny, SFH 1:46.62, AA-A, 3. Kaitlyn Schorr, MONT 1:49.07.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Isabel Ivey, OAK 1:57.31, AA-A, 2. Carley Lowe, LH 1:59.65, AA-A, 3. Christin Rockway, TC 2:00.24, AA-A.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Isabel Ivey, OAK 22.51, AA-A, 2. Marta Ciesla, PC 22.61, AA-A, 3. Chade Nercisio, TC 22.96, AA-A.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jessica Nava, WA 53.45, state record, AA-A, 2. Alessandra Baldari, BEN 53.59, state record, AA-A, 3. Claire Maiocco, TP 53.84, AA-A.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Marta Ciesla, PC 49.67, AA-A, 2. Kaitlyn Schorr, MONT 49.74, AA-A, 3. Kyla Valls, RE 49.98, AA-A.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Emma Feehery, CSNA 4:49.00, AA-A, 2. Christin Rockway, TC 4:50.50, 3. Carley Lowe, LH 4:53.66

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:35.13 (Andrea Santander, Alexandra Meszaros, Jamie Flores, Marta Ciesla), AA-C, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:37.20, 3. Montverdae 1:37.42.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jessica Nava, WA 54.55, 2. Abi Wilder, JB 55.03, 3. Lauren Hew, STA 55.29.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:04.06, 2. Katherine Baker, JB 1:04.92, 3. Adrianna DeBoer, COBC 1:05.02.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Lake Highlands 3:26.95, 2. Pine Crest 3:27.02 (Alexandra Meszaros, Annabella Lyn, Hannah Virgin, Marta Ciesla), 3. Bolles 3:30.32.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Nicole Stambo, BERK 507.95, 2. Maia Goldstein, US 457.30, 3. Emma Whitner, 455.80.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:29.36, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:33.21, 3. Trinity Prep 1:35.12, 4. Pine Crest 1:35.80 (Elvis Kotikovski, Matthew Petreski, Nicholas Vale, Christian Soderberg).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Hayden Curry, LH 1:39.04, 2. Stanislav Van Genderen, BV 1:39.16, 3. Daniel Jacobs, US 1:39.67.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Santiago Corredor, BV 1:47.63, 2. Patrick Groters, US 1:48.52, 3. Van Cates, TP 1:50.50

50-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Cecil, BERK 20.73, 2. Izaak Bastian, SA 20.75, 3. Nico Ferrara, PC 20.97.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Ariel Spektor, JB 47.84, 2. Matt Serra, JB 48.82, 3. Cole Crane, EPIS 49.89.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Robert Cecil, BERK 45.07, 2. Gabi Gomez Treig, JB 45.42, 3. Matthew Nutter, CM 45.80.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Santiago Corredor, BV 4:23.90, 2. Hayden Curley, LH 4:26.70, 3. Stanislav Van Genderen, BV 4:29.75, 4. Daniel Jacobs, US 4:30.64.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:23.45, 2. Trinity Prep 1:24.91, 3. Berkeley Prep 1:25.96, 5. Pine Crest 1:26.04, AA-C (Nico Ferrara, Elvis Kotikovski, Nicholas Vale, Christian Soderberg).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Patrick Groters, US 49.19, 2. Matt Serra, JB 50.30, 3. Thiago Ferreira, MON 50.78.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. James Daugherty, JB 54.38, 2. Paul DeGrado, JB 55.56, 3. Izaak Bastian, STA 55.68.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:03.01, 2. Berkeley 3:07.83, 3. Pine Crest 3:08.04 (Christian Soderberg, Elvis Kotikovski, Nicholas Vale, Nico Ferrara).

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 494.50, 2. Jesse Potts, BERK 463.45, 3. Lyle Hayes-Macaluso, PC 446.15.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Sixteen SOFLO Swimmers Will Compete This Weekend At FHSAA State 1A, 2A Meets


By Sharon Robb

November 5, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented at the Pinch-A-Penny FHSAA State 1A and 2A Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart.

Sixteen SOFLO swimmers will represent seven Broward and Dade high schools on Friday and Saturday.

SOFLO’s CJ Kopecki, a sophomore, and senior Jonathan Farah will compete for American Heritage Plantation boys team going for a three-peat when they compete Saturday in the Class 2A meet.

The Patriots are two-time defending state champions and are hoping to win another boys’ team title. It is American Heritage’s third year of competing in the 2A competition.

SOFLO teammate Annita Huang, a freshman, will make her state meet debut after an outstanding season. The Patriots’ girls team is led by sprinter Catharine Cooper of Swim Fort Lauderdale.

In the girls 2A competition, Gulliver Prep is expected to repeat as state champions. Last year the girls team won 240-185 over Riviera Beach Suncoast.

This year Gulliver Prep, with three loaded relays and talented individuals, is expected to win by at least 200 points. Eighth grader Andrea Santander, a top Florida Gold Coast swimmer, will make her state meet debut.

Other SOFLO swimmers are:

Archbishop McCarthy: Wyatt Jennessee, junior; Isabel Shashaty, sophomore

Goleman: Delanie Perez, sophomore

Mater Lakes: Ervin Marin, junior; Brandon Moran, freshman; Kevin Porto, sophomore

Sagemont: Samuel Quintero, sophomore

Somerset Academy: Esteban Diaz Velasco, junior; Eduardo Graziano, senior; Elise Larin, freshman; Ricardo Roche, sophomore

University School: Sam Asnis, Maxamillian Asnis

In one of the nation’s fastest high school state meets, Jacksonville Bolles is expected to add another page to its very large history book during the FHSAA State 1A meet on Friday night.

The Bolles boys team have won 27th consecutive team titles and the girls team have won 24rd straight team titles.

Quintero, a sophomore at Sagemont, will compete on relays in Friday’s Class 1A meet.

IF YOU GO

What: Pinch-A-Penny FHSAA State 1A Swimming and Diving Meet

When: Friday, 9 a.m. prelims, 5:30 p.m. finals

Where: Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center, 931 S.E. Ruhnke St., Stuart.

Admission: $9 per session, parking $5.

What: Pinch-A-Penny FHSAA State 2A Swimming and Diving Meet.

When: Saturday, 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. finals

Where: Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center, 931 S.E. Ruhnke St., Stuart.

Admission: $9 per session, parking $5.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Pinon Medals, Swims Best Time In State 1A Meet Debutt

SOFLO’s Pinon Medals, Swims Best Time In State 1A Meet Debut


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

November 19, 2012

Julien Pinon, one of the youngest swimmers at the FHSAA State 1A Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday night at the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center, left a lasting impression in his state meet debut.

The American Heritage Plantation freshman finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 1:41.31, bettering his prelim time of 1:42.22 and previous best of 1:41.41.

Pinon also won his first state high school medal in the 200-yard freestyle relay that finished third in 1:26.73, an All-American consideration time, with teammates Scott Clark, Digby Nothard and Daniel Spas. The Patriots finished behind national record holder Jacksonville Bolles and St. Andrew’s.

Pinon was also fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:10.43, another All-American consideration time with teammates Nico Medina, another freshman, Fernando Bohorquez and Spas.

“I was obviously nervous before my race but I am learning how to control it,” said Pinon, the only South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer in the meet. “I wasn’t that nervous. I treated it just like any other meet. I just wanted to race and touch the wall first.

“I wanted to lower my time more. I came in seeded third but I knew I would get caught by some people. Fifth is still good for a little freshman. This does motivate me for the future.

“When I was racing I could see the people who were flat out fast and the people I could stay with,” Pinon said. “I knew when I was swimming the 200 the really fast people were on record pace. I tried to eyeball the other people, someone I could catch up to. Swimming against fast people made me want to go faster.”

In one of the nation’s fastest high school state meets, Bolles won its 25th consecutive boys team title with 515 points ahead of Lake Highland Prep with 200.5 and St. Andrew’s with 179.

The Bolles girls won their 22nd straight championship with 408.5 points ahead of runner-up St. Andrew’s with 251.5 and Pine Crest with 245.

In addition to sweeping the boys and girls team titles, Jacksonville Bolles made history with a national high school relay record sweep of the 200-yard medley, 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays and is the first high school to hold all three titles at the same time.

Bolles Singapore Olympian Joseph Schooling also lowered the 100-yard butterfly national mark.

The 200-yard medley relay foursome of Ryan Murphy (21.09), Joseph Schooling (25.48), Josh Booth (21.81) and Santo Condorelli (19.64) finished in 1:28.09 to break Bolles’ 2009 record of 1:29.79.

Schooling, a junior, then shattered the 100-yard butterfly national high school record in 46.50, breaking the previous record of 46.64.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Bolles finished in 1:19.27 with Murphy (19.54), Schooling (19.73), Emiro Goossen (20.54) and Condorelli (19.46). Bolles broke its own record of 1:20.88 it set last month and previous national record of 19.74.

Bolles broke the 400-yard freestyle relay record in 2:54.34 with Murphy (42.95), Condorelli (43.11), Booth (44.67) and Schooling (43.70).

Bolles finished with five national records and seven state records and may have established itself as the greatest high school team ever.

Schooling broke the 100-yard butterfly state record in 47.38 in morning prelims (Anthony Nesty’s 47.60 set in 1986) and 46.50.

Condorelli broke the state record in the 50-yard freestyle in 19.88 and another state record in the 100-yard freestyle in 43.47 (leading off the 400 free relay) and tied his record in finals in 19.88.

Murphy broke the national high school  and state records in the 100-yard backstroke in 45.34. His  performance not only broke the independent school record of 46.82 set by Alex Lim, also from Bolles in 1999, it also broke the 45.49 record set by David Nolan of Hershey High (Pa.) in 2011. Murphy is now ranked 16th on the all-time event list.

The field was so fast in the boys 500-yard freestyle that the top earned All-American automatic times.

A one-hour recap show will be televised by Bright House Sports Network on Nov. 20 at 5 p.m., Nov. 21 at 9 p.m., Nov. 23 at 6;30 p.m. and Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.

STATE 1A RESULTS

GIRLS

TEAM TOTALS: 1. Jacksonville Bolles 408.5, 2. St. Andrew’s 251.50, 3. Pine Crest 245, 4. Ransom Everglades 134, 5. Lake Highland Prep 115, 6. Bishop Kenny 111, 7. Westminster Academy 97, 8. Pine School 82, 9. American Heritage Plantation 80, 10. Trinity Prep 74, 11. South Florida Heat 61, 12. Booker 60, 13. University School 54, 14. St. Stephen’s 44, 15. Tampa Prep 43, 16. Episcopal 34, 17. Gulliver Prep 32, 18. Satellite 30 and West Florida 30, 20. St. Brendan 27, 21. Fernandina Beach 25, 22. Lincoln Park 24, 23. Providence 23, 24. Coral Springs Charter 22, 25. Cocoa Beach 22, 26. Clearwater Central 18.5, 27. Oak Hill 18, 28. Grandview Prep 16 and Berkeley Prep, 16, 30. Community School 12.5, 31. Immaculata 11, 32. Sagemont 10, 33. North Broward Prep 9, 34. Umatilla 8, Carrollton 8, 36. St. Joseph 5, 37. American Heritage Delray Beach 4, King’s Academy 4, Shorecrest Prep 4, 40. Cardinal Gibbons 3, Posnack 3, 42. Northside Christian 2.

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:42.77 (Tasija Karosas, Rachael Bradford-Feldman, Megan Moroney, Brenna Ruth), 2. Bolles 1:43.65, 3. Ransom Everglades 1:46.15, 4. Pine Crest 1:48.25 (Miriyam Ghali, Lindsey Swartz, Tyla Martin, Kaelah Chaney), 5. University School 1:49.81 (Allison Kopas, Emily Kopas, Krissa Robinson, Evy Sands), 12. Westminster Academy 1:53.66 (Alexa Rivera, Elizabeth Zubero, Jessica Nava, Caroline Israels), 13. Coral Springs Charter 1:53.82 (Steph Campo, Kristina Figueroa, Jenna Diamond, Natasha Payamps).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Megan Moroney (SA) 1:48.02, 2. Jessica Hodgson (JB) 1:48.29, 3. Claire Rasmus (JB) 1:49.10, 4. Brittany Hammond (PC) 1:49.17, 7. Jessie Randolph (AH) 1:50.23.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rachael Bradford-Feldman (SA) 2:00.40, 2. Tasija Karosas (SA) 2:01.38, 3. Bethany Leap (B) 2:02.39, 4. Casey Francis (PC) 2:03.24, 9. Tyla Martin (PC) 2:06.22, 11. Emily Kopas (US) 2:07.89, 16. Rose Smiddy (SFH) 2:09.48, 17. Lindsey Swartz (PC) 2:11.94, 19. Allison Kopas (US) 2:13.54.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kasey Schmidt (JB) 23.09, 2. Caroline Nava (WA) 23.62, 3. Brooke Ferrara (WF) 23.69, 4. Brenna Ruth (SA) 23.81, 7. Kaelah Chaney (PC) 24.32, 11. Hannah Veale (PC) 24.78, 13. Chelsea Scuderi (SA) 24.88, 14. Elizabeth Ryder (PC) 25.12, 17. CJ McCartin (SA) 25.22.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Megan Moroney (SA) 54.46, 2. Grace DiMeo (B) 55.47, 3. Tyla Martin (PC) 55.68, 10. Krissa Robinson (US) 57.78, 11. Jessica Nava (WA) 57.88, 17. Jessica Conway (SA) 59.61, 19. Miriyam Ghali (PC) 59.68, 20. Claudia Reyes (AH) 59.89.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Claire Rasmus (JB) 50.49, 2. McKenna DeBever (BK) 50.85, 3. Lydia Ware (BK) 51.06, 4. Clara Smiddy (SFH) 51.26, 5. Caroline Nava (WA) 51.43, 8. Brenna Ruth (SA) 51.74, 10. Dany Gomez (GP) 52.35, 14. Sivan Fraiman (POS) 53.89.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Ellen Berdusco (SS) 4:47.17, 2. Genevie Miller (JB) 4:48.18, 3. Brittany Hammond (PC) 4:49.44, 6. Casey Francis (PC) 4:52.23, 8. Jessie Randolph (AH) 5:05.46, 9. Geena Squartino (NBP) 5:02.01, 11. Daniela Vandenberg (SAGE) 5:05.33, 15. Steph Campo (CSC) 5:14.93.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:36.38 (Kaelah Chaney, Casey Francis, Hannah Veale, Brittany Hammond), 2. Lake Highlands 1:37.77, 3. Westminster Academy 1:37.87, 5. St. Andrew’s 1:38.67, 6. American Heritage 1:39.68, 14. South Florida Heat 1:43.92 (Rose Smiddy, Lindsey Sauer, Windsor Anderton, Ainsley Anderton).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Tasija Karosas (SA) 53.61, 2. Clara Smiddy (SFH) 55.31, 3. Darby Goodwin (PS) 55.92, 11. Jenna Diamond (CSC) 58.50, 15. Lindsay Hay (AH) 59.96, 16. Allison Kopas (US) 1:00.63.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Bethany Leap (BO) 1:02.61, 2. Rachael Bradford-Feldman (SA) 1:03.51, 3. Annie Valls (RE) 1:04.42, 10. Lindsey Swartz (PC) 1:06.51, 11. Kristina Figueroa (CSC) 1:06.63.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s  3:23.43 (Tasija Karosas, Brenna Ruth, Rachael Bradford-Feldman, Megan Moroney), 2. Bolles 3:23.72, 3. Bishop Kenny 3:32.24, 4. Pine Crest 3:33.14, 6. American Heritage 3:35.95, 8. South Florida Heat 3:40.71 (Rose Smiddy, Jillian Contich, Lindsey Sauer, Clara Smiddy), 9. Westminster Academy 3:36.28, 11. University School 3:41.31.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Carolyn Chaney (PC) 481.35, 2. Dakota Toner (PS) 475.90, 3. Victoria Chan (TP) 461.80.

BOYS

TEAM TOTALS: 1. Jacksonville Bolles 512, 2. Lake Highlands 200.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 179, 4. American Heritage 166, 5. Pine Crest 155, 6. Sagemont 130.5, 7. Shorecrest Prep 120, 8. Tampa Prep 99.5, 9. Trinity Prep 89.5, 10. Gulliver Prep 74, 11. University School 63, 12. Rickards 59, 13. Coral Shores 51, 14. St. Brendan 40, 15. Berkeley Prep 36, 16. Cardinal Mooney 35, 17. Immaculata 30, 18. Cardinal Gibbons 28, Grandview Prep 28, 20. Episcopal 18, Florida Air 18, 22. Satellite 16, 23. Benjamin 15, South Florida Heat 15, Lincoln Park 15, 26. Bishop Verot 14, 27. Doral 10, Seacrest 10, 29. Ridgewood 8, Bishop Kenny 8, Rockledge 8, 32. Frostproof 7, Mast 7, 34. Santa Fe 6, Clearwater Central 6, St. John’s 6, 37. Westminster Academy 5, Bishop Moore 5, 39. Bay 4, 40. Calvary Christian 3, 41. Lake Wales 2, 42. Providence 1.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:28.02 (Ryan Murphy, Joseph Schooling, Josh Booth, Santo Condorelli), 2. Trinity Prep 1:35.84, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:36.28 (Luke Hayhoe, Zach Moses, Shawn Warner, Nicholas Conrad), 8. American Heritage 1:42.11 (Taylor Eaddy, Chris Garcia, Nico Medina, Scott Clark), 9. Pine Crest 1:41.30, 10. Cardinal Gibbons 1:42.12,12. South Florida Heat 1:43.74 (Matt Smutny, Kevin Wilson, Like Smutny, Bryce Pierce), 13. University School 1:44.71, 15. Westminster Academy 1:45.96

200-yard freestyle: 1. Rasmus Skjaerpe (TP) 1:38.20, 2. Jemal Legrand (SAGE) 1:38.76, 3. Josh Booth (JB) 1:39.48, 4. Kent Haeffner (PC) 1:40.92, 5. Julien Pinon (AH) 1:41.31, 6. Marco Hosfeld (US) 1:41.72.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Quinn Cassidy (SA) 1:49.64, 2. Julian Radice (IM) 1:51.45, 3. Lorono Barrena (JB) 1:51.77, 9. Alex Evenson (PC) 1:57.54, 13. Jonathan Farah (AH) 2:00.00, 14. Daniel Pereira (US) 2:00.85, 17. Matthew Yakymiw (CG) 2:04.30.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Santo Condorelli (JB) 19.88, 2. Daniel Spas (AH) 20.37, 3. Emiro Goossen (JB) 20.90, 6. Descartes Holland (PC) 21.47, 8. Scott Clark (AH) 22.09, 9. Nicholas Conrad (SA) 21.56, 13. Robbie O’Gorman (GP) 22.25, 14. Ben Fruitman (SAGE) 22.26, 15. Connor Tobin (BEN) 22.33.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Joseph Schooling (JB) 46.50, 2. Rasmus Skjaerpe (TP) 49.08, 3. Josh Booth (JB) 49.13, 4. Lucas Debrito (SAGE) 49.48, 10. Shawn Warner (SA) 51.61, 12. Fernando Bohorquez (AH) 52.13, 16. Chad Moody (CG) 53.91, 17. Digby Nothard (AH)53.94, 23. Connor Tobin (BEN) 55.24.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Spas (AH) 44.55, 2. Jemal Legrand (SAGE) 45.21, 3. Luke Georgiadis (JB) 45.81, 9. Nicholas Conrad (SA) 47.55, 17. Robbie O’Gorman (GP) 48.75, 19. Descartes Holland (PC) 48.85.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Matt O’Donnell (CM) 4:29.51, 2. Alex Pena (LH) 4:30.74, 3. Kent Haeffner (PC) 4:30.93, 4. Lucas Debrito (SAGE) 4:32.55, 7. Marco Hosfeld (US) 4:35.05, 11. Nico Medina (AH) 4:39.45, 12. Fernando Bohorquez (AH) 4:40.01, 14. Sebastian Oberndorfer (US) 4:41.72, 15. Ferrucio Rossi (SAGE) 4:42.99.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:19.27, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:26.17 (Quinn Cassidy, Shawn Warner, Landy Lopez, Luke Hayhoe), 3. American Heritage 1:26.73, 4. Sagemont 1:27.11 (Lucas Debrito, Ferrucio Rossi, Ben Fruitman, Jemal Legrand), 6. Pine Crest 1:28.59, 10. Grandview Prep 1:31.41, 15. Cardinal Gibbons 1:34.08.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ryan Murphy (JB) 48.08, 2. John Farese (SP) 49.98, 3. Matt McPheters (JB) 51.13, 5. Luke Hayhoe (SA) 51.63, 9. Chad Moody (CG) 53.20, 12. Matt Smutny (SFH) 55.02, 18. Jonathan Farah (AH) 56.27, 20. Taylor Eaddy (AH) 56.61, 24. Nicholas Oberndorfer (US) 57.42.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Quinn Cassidy (SA) 56.87, 2. Wayne Denswil (STB) 57.53, 3. Gustavo Machado (JB) 58.86, 6. Daniel Pereira (US) 1:00.90, 9. Alex Evenson (PC) 1:00.93, 14. Thomas Doolittle (PC) 1:01.70, 15. Hank Contich (CAL) 1:02.28.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 2:54.43, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:06.21, 3. Sagemont 3:09.38 (Lucas Debrito, Carlos Gomes, Ben Fruitman, Jemal Legrand), 4. American Heritage 3:10.43 (Julien Pinon, Nico Medina, Fernando Bohorquez, Daniel Spas), 6. Pine Crest 3:15.87, 12. Grandview Prep 3:21.04

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Briada Herrera (GP) 569.25, 2. Jack Stein (SP) 497.95, 3. Cameron Johnson (SAT) 422.95.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com