GOLD Masters Swimmers Win Seven Gold Medals At Masters Nationals

GOLD Masters Swimmers Win Seven Gold Medals at Masters Nationals


August 5, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

It was a good day for GOLD Masters at the U.S. Masters Long Course Summer National Championships Friday at Auburn University’s James E. Martin Aquatics Center.

GOLD swimmers captured seven gold medals, the team’s biggest gold medal haul of the four-day meet.

David Quiggin and Pat Sargeant were double gold medal winners for GOLD.

Quiggin, 67, won the 65-69 400-meter freestyle in 5:27.13 and 100-meter freestyle in 1:03.

Sargeant, 58, won the 55-59 50-meter butterfly in 34.18 and 100-meter freestyle in 1:09.71.

Other individual gold medalists were:

Former U.S. national team member Todd Pace, 43, in the 40-44 50-meter butterfly, 26.39.

Cav Cavanaugh, 76, in the 75-79 100-meter freestyle, 1:13.30.

Maureen Hughes, 58, in the 55-59 50-meter backstroke, 37.26.

Coral Springs Masters’ Barbara Protzman, 57, was fifth in the 200-meter individual medley in 3:12.84 and sixth in the 50-meter butterfly in 37.58.

Other local results:

Men’s 400-meter freestyle: 18-24, 2. Richard Garza, FLAQ 4:55.08; 25-29, 1. Sebastian Young, FLAQ 4:30.96; 35-39, 4. Robert Pardo, FLAQ 4:57.75; 40-44, 6. David LeClair, GOLD 4:54.12; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 5:27.13.

Men’s 100-meter breaststroke: 40-44, 7. Terry Lage, FLAQ 1:21.03.

Men’s 50-meter butterfly: 18-24, 3. Richard Garza, FLAQ 27.09, 5. Guillermo Aguilar, FLAQ 28.18; 40-44, 1. Todd Pace, GOLD 26.39, 3. Scott Walker, GOLD 27.56, 15. James Wray, FLAQ 30.76; 45-49, 4. Bryan Tatterson, FLAQ 27.28; 65-69, 2. David Quiggin, GOLD 31.23; 70-74, 2. David McIntyre, GOLD 39.06.

Men’s 200-meter individual medley: 18-24, 1. Guillermo Aguilar, FLAQ 2:24.80, 2. Richard Garza, FLAQ 2:37.05; 25-29, 2. Sebastian Young, FLAQ 2;21.75; 35-39, 5. Robert Pardo, FLAQ 2:45.59.

Men’s 100-meter freestyle: 18-24, 5. Guillermo Aguilar, FLAQ 1:01.32; 35-39, 6. Robert Pardo, FLAQ 1:03.18; 40-44, 6. Scott Walker, GOLD 59.38, 8. Terry Lage, FLAQ 1:01.04, 11. David LeClair 1:02.26; 45-49, 3. Bryan Tatterson, FLAQ 58.31; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 1:03.00; 75-79, 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 1:13.30.

Men’s 50-meter backstroke: 40-44, 6. James Wray, FLAQ 32.41, 12. David LeClair, GOLD 35.70; 50-54, 13. Marty Hendrick, FLAQ 35.00; 70-74, 2. David McIntyre, GOLD 39.72; 75-79, 5. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 44.75.

Men’s 200-meter freestyle relay: 120-159, 1. FLAQ “A” 1:42.77 (Richard Garza, Guillermo Aguilar, Sebastian Young, Bryan Tatterson); 240-279, 2. GOLD “A” 1:56.84 (David Quiggin, Cav Cavanaugh, David McIntyre, Todd Pace).

Women’s 100-meter breaststroke: 18-24, 1. Jamie Marks, FLAQ 1:21.13, 3. Ailie McGowan, FLAQ 1:23.00, 4. Kelly Abner, FLAQ 1:26.23; 50-54, 4. Debbie Cavanaugh, GOLD 1:32.54; 55-59, 2. Peggy McDonnell, GOLD 1:31.57; 65-69, 2. Linda Webb, FLAQ 1:48.12.  

Women’s 50-meter butterfly: 18-24, 1. Jamie Marks, FLAQ 32.12; 40-44, 4. Dale LeClair, GOLD 33.57; 55-59, 1. Pat Sargeant, GOLD 34.18, 2. Peggy McDonnell, GOLD 34.62, 6. Barbara Protzman, GOLD 37.58.

Women’s 200-meter individual medley: 18-24, 2. Kelly Abner, FLAQ 2:38.78, 4. Ailie McGowan, FLAQ 2:41.56; 25-29, 3. Nicola Sutherland, FLAQ 2:41.28; 55-59, 3. Peggy McDonnell, GOLD 3:00.36, 5. Barbara Protzman, GOLD 3:12.84.

Women’s 100-meter freestyle: 40-44, 3. Dale LeClair, GOLD 1:07.18; 55-59, 1. Pat Sargeant, GOLD 1:09.71; 65-69, 2. Linda Webb, FLAQ 1:24.45, 3. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 1:25.20.

Women’s 50-meter backstroke: 18-24, 2. Caroline Ball, FLAQ 32.86, 3. Ailie McGowan, FLAQ 33.27; 25-29, 2. Nicola Sutherland, FLAQ 36.09; 40-44, 2. Dale LeClair, GOLD 37.54; 50-54, 4. Debbie Cavanaugh, GOLD 37.76; 55-59, 1. Maureen Hughes, GOLD 37.26, 2. Pat Sargeant, GOLD 37.63, 3. Linda Larson, FLAQ 40.30; 65-69, 2. Jeannie Mitchell, GOLD 42.49.

Mixed 200-meter medley relay: 72-99, 1. FLAQ “A” 2:07.48 (Caroline Ball, Ailie McGowan, Guillermo Aguilar, Richard Garza); 100-119, 1. FLAQ “A” 2:09.22 (Nicola Sutherland, Sebastian Young, Jamie Marks, Robert Pardo); 120-159, 11. FLAQ “A” 2:25.08 (James Wray, Marty Hendrick, Kelly Abner, Kristin Volz); 200-239, 1. GOLD “A” 2:08.50 (Maureen Hughes, Scott Walker, Todd Pace, Pat Sargeant), 9. FLAQ “A” 2:20.80 (Linda Larson, Terry Lage, Bryan Tatterson, Linda Webb); 240-279, 2. GOLD “A” 2:22.58 (David Quiggin, Peggy McDonnell, Dale LeClair, Cav Cavanaugh).

SATURDAY GOLD SCHEDULE: 400-meter freestyle, Dale LeClair, 42, 5:08.76; Jeannie Mitchell, 65, 6:58.21; Deb Cavanaugh, 1:25.00; Pat Sargeant, 58, 1:24.58; 100-meter backstroke, Maureen Hughes, 58, 1:27.00; Jeannie Mitchell, 65, 1:37.21; 200-meter breaststroke: Deb Cavanaugh, 53, 3:25.00; 50-meter freestyle: Todd Pace, 43, 24.50; Scott Walker, 43, 27.59; David Quiggin, 67, 29.12; Cav Cavanaugh, 76, 33.00; Pat Sargeant, 58, 31.24; Maureen Hughes 58, 35.00.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 50: GOLD’s Quiggin Wins Gold, Lytal’s Templin Breaks Record At Masters Nationals

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 50: GOLD’s Quiggin Wins Gold, Lytal’s Templin Breaks Record At Masters Nationals


August 3, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

David Quiggin got off on the right foot at the U.S. Masters Long Course Summer National Championships Wednesday at Auburn’s James E. Martin Aquatics Center.

Quiggin, 67, a world and national age group record holder for GOLD Masters, won the 65-69 800-meter freestyle title in 11 minutes, 18.88 seconds.

Quiggin was the only GOLD swimmer who competed in the distance events.

Alison Templin, 21, of Lake Lytal Lightning crushed the national masters record in the women’s 18-24 1500-meter freestyle.

Templin, a former standout swimmer at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, won the gold in 17:27.74. The previous record was 17:58.61 set by Jamie Marks in 2010.

Lake Lytal teammate Catherine Rust, 58, also won gold in the women’s 1500-meter freestyle in the 55-59 age group competition in 22:14.59.

Other local results:

Men’s 800-meter freestyle: 18-24, 3. Richard Garza, FLAQ 10:52.13, 35-39, 1. Robert Pardo, FLAQ 10:32.32.

Women’s 800-meter freestyle: 35-39, 3. Kristin Volz, FLAQ 14:53.08.

Men’s 1500-meter freestyle: 50-54, 7. Marty Hendrick, FLAQ 21:29.12, 70-74, 4. Bruce Meintjies, FLA 29:36.00.

Women’s 1500-meter freestyle: 18-24, 1. Alison Templin, Lake Lytal 17:27.74, 2. Caroline Ball, FLAQ 19:17.98; 55-59, 1. Catherine Rust, Lake Lytal Lightning 22:14.59, 4. Linda Larson, FLAQ 24:24.54.

THURSDAY GOLD SCHEDULE: 200-meter freestyle, David LeClair, 44, 40-44, 2:15.26; Quiggin, 67, 65-69, 2:27.34; Cav Cavanaugh, 76, 75-79, 2:55.00; Dale LeClair, 42, 40-44, 2:25.21; Peggy McDonnell, 56, 55-59,  2:42.65; 50-meter breaststroke, Todd Pace, 43, 40-44, 31.99; Cav Cavanaugh, 49.00; Debbie Cavanaugh, 53, 50-54, 42.00; Peggy McDonnell, 56, 55-59, 41.94; Maureen Hughes, 58, 55-59, 47.00; Jeannie Mitchell, 65, 65-69, 51.88; 200-meter backstroke, Deb Cavanaugh, 53, 3:00.00; Pat Sargeant, 58, 200 back, 3:01.09; Jeannie Mitchell, 65, 3:33.32; 100-meter butterfly, David LeClair, 44, 1:13.00; Dale LeClair, 42, 1:23.00; Peggy McDonnell, 56, 1:21.81.

GOODWILL SWIM MEET IS ON

The 17th annual Goodwill Swim Meet, set for Aug. 12-14, will go on as

scheduled at the Centre of Excellence in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Council of the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago unanimously agreed to continue plans to host the meet.

The decision was made at an emergency meeting on Tuesday night. Organizers said cancellation is not an option. The meet is still $105,000 short, but has come up with $45,000 by attracting new sponsors, getting suppliers to reduce prices and reducing the budget.

The three-day meet has attracted swimmers ages 7-18 from Barbados, Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. Former Coral Springs Swim Club swimmer Sharntelle McLean will serve as a coach of the Goodwill Team for Trinidad and Tobago.

WATER POLO TEAM STRANDED

Trinidad and Tobago’s under-17 boys water polo team was left stranded in Antigua, two days after they were scheduled to arrive in Puerto Rico for the 2011 Pan American Under-17 Championships, a World Juniors qualifying competition.

A Monday morning flight to Antigua was delayed causing the team to miss its connecting flight to Puerto Rico.

The team was given accommodations for the night but there was no flight available Tuesday morning. Tropical Storm Emily is playing havoc in the northern Caribbean and Puerto Rico was under a tropical storm warning on Tuesday and had flooding on Wednesday.

The tournament begins on Friday and the team expects to arrive before it starts. Trinidad and Tobago missed its warm-up games against Canada and Puerto Rico.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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Dara Torres Heads This Weekend’s Masters Meet Field In Fort Myers

Dara Torres Heads This Weekend’s Masters Meet Field In Fort Myers


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

April 27, 2011

For a change, SOFLO’s Dara Torres will compete against swimmers her own age.

The five-time Olympian, looking to get in a little racing and work on her starts, has entered this weekend’s Gulf Coast Swim Team Spring Masters Meet at the Lee County/Florida Gulf Coast University Aquatics Center.

Torres, who turned 44 last week, will swim only in the 50-meter freestyle on Saturday. She will compete for the GOLD Coast Masters Team, comprised of swimmers from throughout South Florida including the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex where Torres competes.

Torres is seeded No. 1 in the event in 25.90. Kelly Carpenter of Sarasota YMCA Masters is seeded second in 34.00.

Warm-up is 9 a.m. and the meet begins at 10 a.m.

“I was shocked when I got the entry,” GCST club program director Don Henshaw told the Naples Daily News. “We’re pleased to have her come over. It will be neat to see someone with that kind of history.”

Torres has always been welcomed at masters meet. After the birth of her daughter, Tessa Grace, five years ago Torres eased back into competitive swimming on masters relays at Coral Springs before she decided to train for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Torres, a World age group masters record holder, already has her 2012 Olympic trials cut time in the 50 freestyle.

“She’s fun to be around and she likes the relaxed atmosphere of the masters meet,” said GOLD team leader Deb Cavanaugh, an age group record holder.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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