Larin, Marin Top SOFLO Finishers At State 2A Meet; Gulliver Prep Sweeps Team Titles


By Sharon Robb

November 14, 2016—Ervin Marin of Mater Lakes and Elise Larin of Somerset Academy were South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finishers at the FHSAA State 2A Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday night in Stuart.

Marin was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 59.04. He earned the sixth fastest seed time in morning prelims in 59.32, faster than his 1:00.18 seed.

Marin was also fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:53.77. He was seventh in prelims in 1:55.96, bettering his seed time of 1:56.43.

Larin finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.92, after going 1:07.60, faster than her seed time of 1:08.56.

Other SOFLO top finishers:

Kevin Porto led off American Heritage’s 11th-place 200-yard medley relay in 1:40.82 along with teammates Carlos Rodriguez, Sebastian Vargas and Cristian Rossi. In prelims, the Patriots were 12th in 1:41.82.

Porto was also eighth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.50, after going 1:44.94 in prelims. His seed time was 1:43.56.

Porto was 14th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.49 after going 4:44.03 in prelims. His seed time was 4:42.89.

Porto led off the Patriots sixth-place 400-yard freestyle relay that finished in 3:15.31 with teammates Nicholas Pacitti, CJ Kopecki and Sebastian Vargas.

Esteban Diaz-Velasco of Somerset was seventh in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:46.29, after going 1:45.49 in prelims. His seed time was 1:46.19.

Diaz-Velasco won the 100-yard backstroke consolation in 54.56, after going 54.28 in prelims faster than his 54.78 seed.

CJ Kopecki was 14th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.90 improving his prelim time of 1:46.39. His seed time of 1:45.64.

Kopecki was 12th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.54 after going 4:49.78 in prelims. His seed time was 4:48.83.

Brandon Moran of Mater Lakes was tenth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.73 faster than his prelim time of 1:00.88. His seed time was 1:00.58.

SOFLO’s Annita Huang was a member of all three American Heritage relays, either in prelims or finals. She swam the 200-yard freestyle relay in prelims that qualified fourth. She was a member of the sixth place 400-yard freestyle relay and 16th place 200-yard medley relay.

Three-time defending state champion American Heritage boys finished fifth with 109 points. The girls team, led by double winner Cathy Cooper, also finished fifth with 111.

Gulliver Prep swept the team titles. The girls team won its third consecutive state crown while the boys team, with only seven swimmers, won its first in the program’s history.

Going into the boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay final, Gulliver Prep was leading by one point. Throughout the night, the boys’ competition was close with only four points separating Gulliver Prep, Arnold and Tampa Jesuit for most of the meet.

The foursome of junior Trahern Gribble, senior Pablo Luchau, senior Orest Danyliv and junior Miguel Cancel won the relay in 3:07.31, an All-American consideration time, to clinch the title.

The boys finished with 234 points. Arnold was second in 225 and Tampa Jesuit was third with 220 in one of the closest competitions in state meet history.

Gulliver Prep was led by double winner Miguel Cancel in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:48.25 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:24.99. Both are automatic All-American times.

Junior Trahern Gribble won the 100-yard butterfly in 49.83, an All-American consideration time and was third in the 100-yard backstroke in 51.52. Gribble’s father, Matt, a University of Miami swimmer, two-time Olympian, world champion and world record holder was tragically killed at age 41 in a car accident in Miami.

The girls’ team, with 12 state qualifiers, was just as impressive dominating the girls’ field with 322 points for its three-peat, the first team in Miami-Dade County ever to accomplish the feat. Academy of Holy Names was runner-up with 159.

Broward had two state champions. American Heritage junior Cathy Cooper won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.34, an All-American consideration time, and 100-yard freestyle in 52.31.

University of Georgia-bound Zach Allen of Cardinal Gibbons won his third straight 2A diving title. He won the 1-meter springboard title with a season-best 551.90 points.

STATE 2 RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM SCORES: 1. Gulliver Prep 322, 2. Academy of Holy Names 159, 3. Titusville 143, 4. Mosley 120, 5. American Heritage Plantation 111, 8. Cardinal Gibbons 87, 9. Suncoast 80, 23. Pompano Beach 38, 29. Coral Springs Charter 20.

BOYS TEAM SCORES: 1. Gulliver Prep 234, 2. Arnold 225, 3. Tampa Jesuit 220, 4. Suncoast 140, 5. American Heritage Plantation 109, 20. Cardinal Gibbons 36, 26. Pompano Beach 24, 27. Somerset 24.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

200-yard medley relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:47.08, (Emily Cordovi, Olivia Hernandez, Alicia Mancilla, Sarah Abril), 2. Mosley 1:49.45, 3. Holy Names 1:51.05, 16. American Heritage 1:59.58 (Annita Huang, Thea McKenna, Molly Weidner, Olivia Mason).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Ryley Ober, BY 1:48.98, 2. Hunter Scott, LB 1:51.41, 3. Alicia Mancilla, GP 1:55.43.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Mackenzie Stumpf, TS 2:03.14, 2. Isabella Penkwitz, BOOK 2:05.44, 3. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GP 2:06.16.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Cathy Cooper, AH 23.34, 2. Taylor Radcliffe, BK 24.44, 2. Savannah Yates, CG 24.47.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Emily Cordovi, GP 54.67, 2. Abbey Duncan, WESC 55.31, 3. Hannah Sykes, WOLF 55.64.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Cathy Cooper, AH 52.31, 2. Sarah Abril, GP 53.03, 3. Sophia Macaisa, LECA 53.16.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Ryley Ober, BY 4:52.20, 2. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GP 4:53.69, 3. Alicia Mancilla, GP 4:56.13.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:38.74 (Sarah Abril, Chloe Hernandez, Daniela Luchau, Brooke Ellis), 2. Holy Names 1:38.99, 3. American Heritage 1:40.83 (Cathy Cooper, Jade Grabow, Molly Weidner, Olivia Mason).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Emily Cordovi, GP 56.34, 2. Abbey Duncan, WESC 56.98, 3. Mimi Filkin, TAVA 57.38.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Mackenzie Stumpf, TS 1:02.60, 2. Savannah Yates, CG 1:04.63, 3. Callie Sellers, STAN 1:06.50, 6. Elise Larin, SOM 1:07.92.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 3:34.06 (Emily Cordovi, Sarah Abril, Alicia Mancilla, Brooke Ellis), 2. Holy Names 3:39.21, 3. Mosley 3:39.57, 6. American Heritage 3:42.20 (Cathy Cooper, Jude Grabow, Annita Huang, Thea McKenna).

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Naomi Peng, ESID 446.45, 2. Carly Ehrlich, PB 428.10, 3. Mikayla Martin, BK 396.45.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Arnold 1:35.23, 2. Gulliver Prep 1:37.19, 3. Tampa Jesuit 1:37.23, 11. American Heritage 1:40.82 (Kevin Porto, Carlos Rodrigue, Sebastian Vargas, Cristian Rossi), Mater Lakes, DQ.

200-yard freestyle: 1. T.C. Smith, BY 1:39.46, 2. Ethan Long, LW 1:40.44, 3. Adam Tapia, TS 1:41.67, 5. Sebastian Vargas, AH 1:43.40, 7. Esteban Diaz-Velasco, SOM 1:46.29, 8. Kevin Porto, AH 1:48.50, 14. CJ Kopecki, AH 1:45.90.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Miguel Cancel, GP 1:48.25, 2. Daniel Orcutt, FWB 1:50.40, 3. Tyler Watson, PAX 1:52.11, 4. Ervin Marin, Mater 1:53.77.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Manden Smith, GULF 20.69, 2. Irvin Hoost, SB 20.89, 3. Anthony Davis, GB 21.29.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Trahern Gribble, GP 49.83, 2. Tyler Watson, PAX 50.68, 3. Sebastian Vargas, AH 50.87.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Manden Smith, GULF 45.75, 2. Ethan Long, LW 46.21, 3. Irvin Hoost, SB 46.39.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Miguel Cancel, GP 4:24.99, 2. T.C. Smith, BY 4:25.33, 3. Brendan Driscoll, JES 4:32.05, 12. CJ Kopecki, AH 4:48.54, 14. Kevin Porto, AH 4:51.49.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Tampa Jesuit 1:26.61, 2. Gulf Breeze 1:27.03, 3. Gulliver Prep 1:27.06.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Daniel Orcutt, FWB 50.17, 2. Conor Lynch, SLAK 50.20, 3. Trahern Gribble, GP 51.52, 9. Esteban Diaz-Velasco, SOM 54.56.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jabari Ramsey, LOL 56.86, 2. Chad McGuire, ARNO 57.30, 3. Jonah Martinez, CC 58.94, 4. Ervin Marin, Mater 59.04, 10. Brandon Moran, Mate 1:00.73.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 3:07.31 (Trahern Gribble, Pablo Luchau, Orest Danyliv, Miguel Cancel), 2. Suncoast 3:10.48, 3. Arnold 3:13.72, 6. American Heritage 3:14.47 (Kevin Porto, Sebastian Vargas, CJ Kopecki, Nicholas Pacitti).

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Zach Allen, CG 551.90, 2. Jonathan Geraghty, LP 542.85, 3. Hudson Coldren, CG 421.40.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO’s Kopecki, Farah Play Key Role In American Heritage Three-Peat At FHSAA State 2A Meet; Freshman Larin Swims Best Time, Makes Final


By Sharon Robb

November 7, 2015—In an exciting finish, American Heritage boys team came from behind to defend its title at the Pinch-A-Penny FHSAA State 2A Swimming and Diving Meet Saturday at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart.

With only eight swimmers, including South Florida Aquatic Club’s CJ Kopecki and Jonathan Farah, the Patriots went down to the wire to clinch their third consecutive boys state title with a convincing victory in the final event.

With Tampa Jesuit leading 210.5-210 going into the 400-yard freestyle relay, American Heritage’s Sebastian Vargas, Nico Medina, CJ Kopecki and Julien Pinon won in 3:09.08 finishing ahead of Tampa Jesuit in 3:14.21.

In one of the closest finishes, American Heritage finished with 250 points, 5.5 points ahead of Tampa Jesuit (244.5). Gulliver Prep was third with 185 points.

American Heritage boys trailed Tampa Jesuit by as many as 20 points during the meet but still managed to pull it off.

“I think they needed to check my blood pressure or heart monitor for me,” American Heritage coach Nobutaka Tan said.

“We knew after regions we were coming in down by three points. We knew it was going to be close. At the beginning of the season I talked to the kids and coaches and told them if we win it again it would be by less than 10 points.”

The Patriots set themselves up nicely in morning prelims.

“We had a lot of nice swims and a lot of kids in the top eight,” Nobu said. “It was a good kick start. We had a hiccup in the 200 relay and a few challenges came into it. We knew something had to be done. Our boys didn’t quit, I am really proud of them. This is the smallest team we have had at states. Tampa Jesuit had double that. I am glad we were able to capitalize on our opportunities.”

The Patriots were led by double winner Julien Pinon. Pinon, an Auburn-bound senior, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:37.75 and 100-yard butterfly in 48.83, both automatic All-American times.

Farah was third in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:53.14 and eighth in the 100-yard backstroke in 53.58; Kopecki was third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:37.45 and eighth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:43.53 after going 1:42.64 in prelims; and Sebastian Vargas was third in the 100-yard butterfly in 51.94.

Farah was also a member of the Patriots’ second place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:26.68) and fourth-place 200-yard medley relay (1:38.40).

SOFLO’s Ervin Marin of Mater Lakes was third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 59.51 after going 59.48 in prelims and sixth in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:56.47 after going 1:55.56 in prelims; Ricardo Roche of Somerset was tenth in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.52 and 11th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:46.19; Kevin Porto of Mater Lakes was 12th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:47.28 and 16th in 1:48.68 in the 200-yard freestyle; Esteban Diaz Velasco of Somerset was 12th in the 100-yard backstroke in 53.87 and 17th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.78.

SOFLO’s Elise Larin, a freshman at Somerset, swam a best time in the 100-yard breaststroke prelims in 1:07.89 and came back at night to finish in the final in 1:08.26. She shaved 1:05 off her previous best.

In the girls competition, Gulliver Prep built up a sizeable lead with three relay wins, double winners Kelly Fertel and Niki Urquidi and sweep of the 500-yard freestyle to finish by more than 200 points with 377. Panama City Arnold was runner-up with 166.

Unlike last year, Gulliver Prep had plenty of depth this time around.

“I feel real good about this team,” Gulliver Prep coach Jeff Poppell said. “What makes this year a little bit more special is this is the most complete team we have had. Last year we had holes. This year we were as strong as we could be in every event. We had someone in every final.”

Urquidi, a senior, won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:48.17 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:46.97, both automatic All-American times.

Fertel, also a senior, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.20, an automatic All-American time and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.29, an All-American consideration time.

Eighth grader Andrea Santander, making her sate meet debut, was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.31, an All-American consideration time, and third in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.90.

“It’s been 3 ½ years of hard work,” Poppell said. “It’s definitely more satisfying this year. We had more girls come to the meet, young and old. We set the bar higher for ourselves this year.

“It was a lot of fun. We were motivated by school records and we wanted to see how we stacked up against all the other classes. We had a lot of young swimmers who made huge contributions and will be our leaders in future years. We want to sustain this and keep it going for a while. Both our girls and boys team are in a pretty good place.”

American Heritage girls, led by sprinter Catharine Cooper, finished fifth. “We have young girls coming up,” Nobu said. “Gulliver is a dynasty now and they will be tough to beat. Hopefully, we will find a way to challenge them in some way.”

Cardinal Gibbons junior Zach Allen defended his title in diving. For the second year in a row, Allen won the 1-meter springboard title with a school record 617.30 points, ninth highest score in state history. Teammate Hudson Coldren, a sophomore, was third in 438.60. Cape Coral junior Megan Galbreath won the girls diving title with 459.25 points.

The FHSAA State 3A and 4A meets are next weekend at the same venue.

SATURDAY STATE 2A RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.Gulliver Prep 377, 2. Panama City Arnold 166, 3. tie, Jacksonville Stanton, Titusville 132, 5. American Heritage 110, 6. Gulf Breeze 104, 7. Tampa Holy Names 93, 8. Lincoln Park 92, 9. Eastside 89, 10. Mosley 72.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:

1.Gulliver Prep 1:45.55 (Emily Cordovi, Kelly Fertel, Brooke Ellis, Sarah Abril), 2. Arnold 1:49.08, 3. Lincoln Park 1:50.90.

200-yard freestyle:

1.Niki Urquidi, GP 1:48.17, 2. Ryley Ober, BYSH 1:50.93, 3. Taylor Ward, LOL 1:51.06.

200-yard individual medley:

1.Kelly Fertel, GP 2:01.20, 2. Mackenzie Stumpf, TSPR 2:02.84, 3. Brooke Ellis, GP 2:06.68.

50-yard freestyle:

1.Tori Bindi, GBRZ 23.52, 2. Catharine Cooper, AH 23.69, 3. Andrea Santander, GP 23.90.

100-yard butterfly:

1.Sherridon Dressel, CLAY 54.04, 2. Hannah Retherford, ARNO 55.82, 3. Emily Cordovi, GP 56.14.

100-yard freestyle:

1.Tori Bindi, GBRZ 50.38, 2. Andrea Santander, GP 51.31, 3. Amelia Talkington, MOSL 51.44.

500-yard freestyle:

1.Niki Urquidi, GP 4:46.97, 2. Alicia Mancilla, GP 4:53.22, 3. Namilla Sanchez, GP 4:56.23.

200-yard freestyle relay:

1.Gulliver Prep 1:36.59 (Emily Cordovi, Niki Urquidi, Sarah Abril, Andrea Santander), 2. Titusville 1:39.11, 3. Lincoln Park 1:39.55.

100-yard backstroke:

1.Sherridon Dressel, CLAY 54.90, 2. Hannah Retherford, ARNO 57.03, 3. Ryley Ober, BYSH 57.37.

100-yard breaststroke

1.Kelly Fertel, GP 1:03.29, 2. Mackenzie Stumpf, TSPR 1:04.26, 3. Francesca Vandersluis, SUN 1:05.92.

400-yard freestyle relay:

1.Gulliver Prep 3:28.23 (Andrea Santander, Niki Urquidi, Namilla Sanchez, Kelly Fertel), 2. Holy Names 3:34.63, 3. Arnold 3:36.83.

1-meter springboard diving:

1.Megan Galbreath, CCOR 459.25, 2. Journi Northorp, MANR 429.30, 3. Carolyn Ehrlich, PB 424.75.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.American Heritage 250, 2. Tampa Jesuit 244.5, 3. Gulliver Prep 185, 4. Panama City Arnold 143, 5. Suncoast 108, 6. Titusville 107, 7. Clay 100.5, 8. Lincoln Park 92, 9. Fort Walton Beach 87, 10. Gulf Breeze 70.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:

1.Tampa Jesuit 1:36.01 (Byrne Litschgi, Chris Jenings, Matthew Dieffenthaller, Tommy Shaffer), 2. Arnold 1:37.45, 3. Gulliver Prep 1:38.29.

200-yard freestyle:

1.Julien Pinon, AH 1:37.75, 2. Miguel Cancel, GP 1:39.11, 3. Dakota Mahaffey, CLAY 1:40.01.

200-yard individual medley:

1.Daniel Orcutt, FWB 1:50.68, 2. Byrne Litschgi, JES 1:52.65, 3. Jonathan Farah, AH 1:53.14.

50-yard freestyle:

1.Manden Smith, GULF 21.13, 2. Anthony Davis, GBRZ 21.15, 3. Irvin Hoost, SBR 21.30.

100-yard butterfly:

1.Julien Pinon, AH 48.83, 2. Lucca Delcompare, LELY 50.46, 3. Sebastian Vargas, AH 51.94.

100-yard freestyle:

1.Tommy Shaffer, JES 46.42, 2. Manden Smith, GULF 46.81, 3. Anthony Davis, GBRZ 46.85.

500-yard freestyle:

1.Theodore Smith, BYSH 4:23.91, 2. Miguel Cancel, GP 4:24.35, 3. CJ Kopecki, AH 4:37.45.

200-yard freestyle relay:

1.Tampa Jesuit 1:26.37 (Byrne Litschgi, Will Sands, Sam Sands, Tommy Shaffer), 2. American Heritage 1:26.68, 3. Gulliver Prep 1:26.79.

100-yard backstroke:

1.Dakota Mahaffey, CLAY 48.73, 2. Byrne Litschgi, JES 50.73, 3. Conor Lynch, SLAK 51.79.

100-yard breaststroke:

1.Jabari Ramsey, LOL 57.07, 2. Logan Flitcraft, MOSL 58.83, 3. Ervin Marin, MAT 59.51.

400-yard freestyle relay:

1.American Heritage 3:09.08 (Sebastian Vargas, Nico Medina, CJ Kopecki, Julien Pinon), 2. Tampa Jesuit 3:14.21, 3. Gulliver Prep 3:14.58.

1-meter springboard diving:

1.Zach Allen, CG 617.30, 2. Jonathan Geraghty, LPK 497.45, 3. Hudson Coldren, CG 438.60.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

American Heritage Plantation Boys Win First State 2A Team Title

American Heritage Plantation Boys Win First State 2A Team Title


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

November 9, 2013

American Heritage Plantation made a good first impression in its debut by capturing the boys team title at the FHSAA State 2A Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday at the Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart.

“The kids were awesome and did great,” said American Heritage coach Nobutaka Tan.

American Heritage, with talent and depth, won by more than 100 points with 276 points. Clay was second with 169 and Riviera Beach Suncoast was third with 139 points.

American Heritage started the meet off on a winning note by capturing the 200-yard medley relay state title in 1:36.31 with Nico Medina, Digby Nothard, Fernando Bohorquez and Taylor Eaddy.

The boys 200-yard freestyle relay of Julien Pinon, Nothard, Chris Garcia and Eaddy was third in 1:27.24.

The boys 400-yard freestyle relay of Pinon, Medina, Bohorquez and Garcia was second in 3:09.46, an All-American consideration time.

Pinon, a South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer, was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:40.59, an All-American consideration time. He went 1:39.34 in prelims.

Pinon was also fifth in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.33 after going 46.96 in prelims.

The Patriots relays totaled 106 points alone.

Medina, a sophomore, won an individual state title in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:34.05, an All-American consideration time. Medina picked up another 20 points with the win for the Patriots.

For Archbishop McCarthy, senior Kry Nichlany was seventh in the 100-yard butterfly in 52.14, duplicating his prelim time and bettering his seed time of 52.22. Nichlany was also 16th in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.15 after going 57.15 in prelims.

The Mavericks’ 400-yard freestyle relay of Kry Nichlany, Philippe Coppee, Jojo Perez and Matt Mila was 11th in 3:22.37, bettering its prelim time of 3:24.08 and seed time of 3:22.50.

Mila was 15th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.98 (1:01.48 prelims) and 20th in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.42.

Archbishop McCarthy was disqualified in the 200-yard freestyle relay for an early takeoff.

Caeleb Dressel of Clay broke his own national high school record in the 50-yard freestyle swimming a 200-yard freestyle relay leadoff leg of 19.29, bettering his own record of 19.36.

He won the 100-yard butterfly in 45.99, another automatic All-American time but missing his own national record by 1/10th of a second and won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:34.69.

STATE 2A RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.Pensacola Washington 233, 2. Estero 216, 3. Holy Names 206, 4. Gulliver Prep 189, 5. Suncoast 171, 6. Bishop Kenny 113, 7. Booker 101, 8. Lemon Bay 92, 9. Cape Coral 88, 10. Clay 87; Other locals: 14. American Heritage 58, 19. Pompano Beach 38, 22. Coral Springs Charter 32, 23. Doral 31, 28. St. Brendan 14, 33. Dreyfoos 8.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

1-meter diving: 1. Carol Gerhardt, Stanton 427.95, 2. Elizabeth Tillo, Stanton 408.75, 3. Courtney Clark, Satellite 388.25.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Washington 1:47.16, AA-C, 2. Bishop Kenny 1:47.64, AA-C, 3. Holy Names 1:49.47.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Abbey Duncan, WC 1:50.82, AA-C, 2. Niki Urquidi, GP 1:50.99, AA-C, 3. Kaitlyn Hauser, EST 1:51.41.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sophia Cattermole, LB 2:00.39, AA-A, 2. McKenna DeBever, BK 2:02.51, AA-A, 3. Bethany Leap, BOOK 2:04.29, AA-C.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Tori Bindi, GB 23.24, AA-A, 2. Brianna Mount, WAS 23.57, AA-C, 3. Brooke Ferrera, WAS 23.68, AA-C.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Grace DiMeo, BOOK 54.99, AA-A, 2. Abbey Duncan, WC 56.23, AA-C, 3. Madison Michaels, PV 58.31.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Tori Bindi, GB 50.29, AA-A, 2. Sophia Cattermole, LB 50.50, AA-A, 3. McKenna DeBever, BK 51.02, AA-C.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Kaitlyn Hauser, Estero 4:54.34, AA-C, 2. Namille Sanchez, GP 4:57.43, AA-C, 3. Jena Pisani, SUN 4:59.75.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Washington 1:36.57, AA-C, 2. Suncoast 1:37.02, AA-C, 3. Holy Names 1:37.05, AA-C.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Emma Strom, CHOC 55.83, AA-C, 2. Sherri Dressel, CLAY 56.05, AA-C, 3. Brooke Ferrera, WASH 56.56, AA-C.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Bethany Leap, BOOK 1:03.01, AA-A, 2. Jacquie Kinman, WASH 1:04.77, AA-C, 3. Shae Timmons, HN 1:05.72.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Washington 3:31.98, AA-C, 2. Estero 3:35.52, 3. Gulliver Prep 3:37.04.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.American Heritage Plantation 276, 2. Clay 169, 3. Suncoast 139, 4. Cape Coral 137, 5. Jesuit 117, 6. Washington 104, 7. Doral 97, 8. Lakewood 86, 9. Lincoln Park 83.5, 10. St. Brendan 81; Other locals: 12. Gulliver Prep 68, 13. Cardinal Gibbons 65, 20. Pompano Beach 37, 24. Archbishop McCarthy 27, 27. Dreyfoos 20

BOYS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

1-meter diving: 1. Cameron Johnson, Satellite 438.90, 2. Nolan Mallet, Dreyfoos 413.55, 3. Zach Allen, CG 411.40.

200-yard medley relay: 1. American Heritage 1:36.31 (Nico Medina, Digby Nothard, Fernando Bohorquez, Taylor Eaddy), 2. Suncoast 1:36.86, 3. Cape Coral 1:38.02.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Caeleb Dressel, CLAY 1:34.69, AA-A, 2. Noah Harasz, LAKE 1:38.99, AA-A, 3. Steffen Mount, WASH 1:40.52, AA-C, 4. Julien Pinon, AH 1:40.59, AA-C.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Wayne Denswil, STB 1:52.47, AA-C, 2. Matt Holmes, ROCK 1:55.19, 3. Jason Tillotson, CC 1:55.44.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Emir Muratovic, RIDG 20.81, AA-A, 2. Ross Brown, ROB 21.30, 3. Cameron Hilgenberg, LOL 21.33.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Caeleb Dressel, CLAY 45.99, AA-A, 2. Zuhayr Pigot, STB 48.88, AA-A, 3. Chad Moody, CG 51.16, 7. Kry Nihlany, ABM 52.14.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Wesley Olmsted, EAST45.03, AA-A, 2.Noah Harasz LAKE 45.34, AA-A, 3. Steffen Mount, WAS 45.85, AA-C, 5. Julien Pinon, AHP 47.33.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nico Medina, AHP 4:34.05, AA-C, 2. Shawn Lemarie, NAP 4:34.12, AA-C, 3. Eddie Zacka, EST 4:36.44.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Clay 1:24.26, AA-A, 2. Suncoast 1:26.87, 3. American Heritage 1:27.24 (Julien Pinon, Digby Nothard, Chris Garcia, Taylor Eaddy).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Wesley Olmsted, EAST 49.54, AA-A, 2. Dakota Mahaffey, CLAY 51.20, AA-C, 3. William Pisani, SUN 51.61, 16. Kry Nichlany, ABM 58.15.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Wayne Denswil, STB 56.97, AA-C, 2. Austin Sellers, JES 57.37, AA-C, 3. Cory Klemm, CC 58.38, 15. Matthew Mila, ABM 1:01.98.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Clay 3:07.36, AA-A, 2. American Heritage 3:09.46, AA-C (Julien Pinon, Nico Medina, Fernando Bohorquez, Chris Garcia), 3. Doral 3:16.76.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Ready For State 2A Meet On Saturday

SOFLO Swimmers Ready For State 2A Meet On Saturday


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

November 8, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club, American Heritage and Archbishop McCarthy will be well-represented at this weekend’s FHSAA State 2A Meet in Stuart, based on last week’s region meets.

SOFLO’s Julien Pinon, a medal contender in both his individual and relay events, will lead American Heritage boys team in its Class 2A state meet debut on Saturday.

On Friday, the Class 1A state meet will be held with defending champions Jacksonville Bolles the overhwhelming favorites.

SOFLO swimmers competing for American Heritage and Archbishop McCarthy will all compete on Saturday. Archbishop McCarthy is coached by SOFLO age group coach Megan Garland.

American Heritage boys will be among favorites to win the 2A team title.

In the Class 2A boys’ competition state qualifiers are:

American Heritage is seeded first in 1:38.57 in the 200-yard medley relay with Nico Medina, Digby Nothard, Fernando Bohorquez, Taylor Eaddy.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Pinon, a sophomore is seeded sixth in 1:43.22, which placed third at regions. Pinon will race against Caeleb Dressel of Clay who is seeded first with an automatic All-American time of 1:37.18, AA-A is seeded first. Pinon is also seeded 12th in 100-yard freestyle in 48.90, fourth at regions.

Archbishop McCarthy senior Matthew Mila is seeded tenth in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.95, a third-place finish at regions.

Mila is also seeded ninth in 1:00.70 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

In the 100-yard butterfly, Archbishop McCarthy senior Kry Nichlany is seeded seventh in 52.22, that placed him sixth at regions. Nichlany is also seeded 14th in the 100-yard backstroke in 56.58, seventh at regions.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, American Heritage is seeded second in 1:28.25 with Pinon, Digby Nothard, Chris Garcia, and Taylor Eaddy. Archbishop McCarthy is seeded 11th in 1:31.38 with Mila, Jeremy Piacente, Jojo Perez and Nichlany.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, American Heritage is seeded second in 3:13.95 behind clay. Archbishop McCarthy is seeded 11th in 3:22.50.

In the Class 2A, girl qualifiers are:

Archbishop McCarthy senior Kaitlin Armstrong will be making her final state meet appearance. She is seeded 23rd in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.75.

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

CSSC Sending Strong Contingent To State 1A, 2A Meets This Weekend

Written by Sharon Robb

November 6, 2013

Based on last week’s region meets, Coral Springs Swim Club will be well-represented at this weekend’s FHSAA State 1A and 2A Meets in Stuart, based on last week’s region meets.

In the Class 2A girls competition:

200-yard medley relay: 16th, Coral Springs Charter 1:56.72 (team that finished sixth at regions with Steph Campo, Jillian Alexander, Delaney Biro, a sixth grader, Rebecca Wilkerson)

200-yard free relay, seeded 11th in 1:42.90 american heritage (Cathy Cooper, Audrey Mason, Elizabeth Windisch, Aly Pacitti)

400-yard free relay, American heritage 10th in 3:47.70 and coral springs charter 14th in 3:50.99

200-yard freestyle: Steph Campo, junior, seeded 13th in 1:57.11 (seventh at region) and Audrey Mason, sophomore is seeded 16th in 1:57.87 (ninth at region); also seeded eighth in the 500 freestyle in 5:09.00 (was 8th at regions) in which kaitlyn hauser, sophomore, is seeded first in 4:55.17, all American consideration

Audrey Mason is also seeded 21st in 100 breatsstroke in 1:12.39

200-yard individual medley: Rebecca Wilkerson, junior, seeded 22nd in 2:15.82 (fifth at regions)

100 breaststroke, Rebecca Wilkerson, junior, seeded ninth in 1:09.50 after finishing second at regions

50-yard freestyle: Cathy Cooper, eighth grader, seeded fourth in 24.09, she is the youngest in the field of 24 swimmers, won regions in her season best time

100-yard freestyle: Cathy Cooper, seeded 11th in 53.45, was second at regions

In the Class 2A boys competition:

American Heritage is seeded first in 1:38.57 in 200-yard medley relay (Nico Medina, Digby Nothard, Fernando Bohorquez, Taylor Eaddy).

200-yard freestyle, Julien Pinon, sophomore, seeded sixth in 1:43.22 (third at regions), caeleb dressel, clay, 1:37.18, AA-A is seeded first; seeded 12th in 100 meter freestyle in 48.90, was fourth at regions….

Sebastian Vargas, freshman, seeded 12th in 1:46.38 (ninth at regions) and is seeded 14th in 100 freestyle in 49.23, was sixth at regions

50-yard freestyle: Archbishop McCarthy, matthew Mila, senior, 21.95, seeded 10th third at regions

Mila is also seeded ninth in 1:00.70 in the 100 breaststroke…

100-yard butterfly, Kry Nichlany, senior, Archbishop McCarthy, seeded seventh in 52.22, caeleb dressel, clay, seeded first in 47.48, all-american automatic; kry was sixth at regions in fly; kry is also seeded 14th in the 100 backstroke in 56.58, seventh at regions

200-yard freestyle relay: American heritage is seeded second in 1:28.25 (Julien Pinon, Digby Nothard, Chris Garcia, Taylor Eaddy); archbishop mccarthy seeded 11th in 1:31.38 (Matt Mila, Jeremy Piacente, Jojo Perez, Kry Nichlany).

400-yard free relay: American heritage seeded second in 3:13.95 behind clay; archbishop mccarthyr seeded 11th in 3:22.50

American Heritage boys will be among favorites to win the 2A team title in their 2A meet debut.

In the Class 1A girls:

200-yard medley relay: u.s., sixth seed 1:47.52, AA-C; south florida heat, 11th, 1:52.22.

200 IM, Emily kopas, senior, fourth seed 2:05.35…seeded first in 100 breaststroke, 1:03.39, AA-A

Allison kopas, tenth, freshman, 2:07.30,

200-yard freestyle,

500 freestyle, Allison kopas, eighth seed, 5:03.47, freshman

200 free relay, seeded 13th south florida heat, 1:43.08

400 free relay, u.s., seventh, 3:34.94; sf heat, eighth, 3:35.09

In the Class 1A boys:

200-yard medley relay: u.s., sixth, 1:39.66,

100 fly, 15th, Bryce pierce, junior, 53.18

200 free relay, u.s., third seed 1:28.35,

400 free relay, u.s. seeded second in 3:11.10

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

CSSC Sending Strong Contingent To State 1A, 2A Meets This Weekend

Written by Sharon Robb

November 6, 2013

Based on last week’s region meets, Coral Springs Swim Club will be well-represented at this weekend’s FHSAA State 1A and 2A Meets in Stuart, based on last week’s region meets.

In the Class 2A girls competition:

200-yard medley relay: 16th, Coral Springs Charter 1:56.72 (team that finished sixth at regions with Steph Campo, Jillian Alexander, Delaney Biro, a sixth grader, Rebecca Wilkerson)

200-yard free relay, seeded 11th in 1:42.90 american heritage (Cathy Cooper, Audrey Mason, Elizabeth Windisch, Aly Pacitti)

400-yard free relay, American heritage 10th in 3:47.70 and coral springs charter 14th in 3:50.99

200-yard freestyle: Steph Campo, junior, seeded 13th in 1:57.11 (seventh at region) and Audrey Mason, sophomore is seeded 16th in 1:57.87 (ninth at region); also seeded eighth in the 500 freestyle in 5:09.00 (was 8th at regions) in which kaitlyn hauser, sophomore, is seeded first in 4:55.17, all American consideration

Audrey Mason is also seeded 21st in 100 breatsstroke in 1:12.39

200-yard individual medley: Rebecca Wilkerson, junior, seeded 22nd in 2:15.82 (fifth at regions)

100 breaststroke, Rebecca Wilkerson, junior, seeded ninth in 1:09.50 after finishing second at regions

50-yard freestyle: Cathy Cooper, eighth grader, seeded fourth in 24.09, she is the youngest in the field of 24 swimmers, won regions in her season best time

100-yard freestyle: Cathy Cooper, seeded 11th in 53.45, was second at regions

In the Class 2A boys competition:

American Heritage is seeded first in 1:38.57 in 200-yard medley relay (Nico Medina, Digby Nothard, Fernando Bohorquez, Taylor Eaddy).

200-yard freestyle, Julien Pinon, sophomore, seeded sixth in 1:43.22 (third at regions), caeleb dressel, clay, 1:37.18, AA-A is seeded first; seeded 12th in 100 meter freestyle in 48.90, was fourth at regions….

Sebastian Vargas, freshman, seeded 12th in 1:46.38 (ninth at regions) and is seeded 14th in 100 freestyle in 49.23, was sixth at regions

50-yard freestyle: Archbishop McCarthy, matthew Mila, senior, 21.95, seeded 10th third at regions

Mila is also seeded ninth in 1:00.70 in the 100 breaststroke…

100-yard butterfly, Kry Nichlany, senior, Archbishop McCarthy, seeded seventh in 52.22, caeleb dressel, clay, seeded first in 47.48, all-american automatic; kry was sixth at regions in fly; kry is also seeded 14th in the 100 backstroke in 56.58, seventh at regions

200-yard freestyle relay: American heritage is seeded second in 1:28.25 (Julien Pinon, Digby Nothard, Chris Garcia, Taylor Eaddy); archbishop mccarthy seeded 11th in 1:31.38 (Matt Mila, Jeremy Piacente, Jojo Perez, Kry Nichlany).

400-yard free relay: American heritage seeded second in 3:13.95 behind clay; archbishop mccarthyr seeded 11th in 3:22.50

American Heritage boys will be among favorites to win the 2A team title in their 2A meet debut.

In the Class 1A girls:

200-yard medley relay: u.s., sixth seed 1:47.52, AA-C; south florida heat, 11th, 1:52.22.

200 IM, Emily kopas, senior, fourth seed 2:05.35…seeded first in 100 breaststroke, 1:03.39, AA-A

Allison kopas, tenth, freshman, 2:07.30,

200-yard freestyle,

500 freestyle, Allison kopas, eighth seed, 5:03.47, freshman

200 free relay, seeded 13th south florida heat, 1:43.08

400 free relay, u.s., seventh, 3:34.94; sf heat, eighth, 3:35.09

In the Class 1A boys:

200-yard medley relay: u.s., sixth, 1:39.66,

100 fly, 15th, Bryce pierce, junior, 53.18

200 free relay, u.s., third seed 1:28.35,

400 free relay, u.s. seeded second in 3:11.10

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