Pine Crest Girls Knocks Off Bolles In Rain-Abbreviated Meet, Next Up Woodson


By Sharon Robb

October 12, 2018—Pine Crest tuned up for Saturday’s 55th annual Woodson Invitational with a dual meet against defending state champion Jacksonville Bolles Friday at the Woodson Pool.

The Panthers girls, led by double winners Alexandra Meszaros and Andrea Santander, knocked off Bolles, 88-52. The boys team dropped an 87-52 decision to Bolles. Both teams had some exciting races.

The meet lasted through the 4×50-yard freestyle relays before the remainder of the meet was cancelled due to weather.

Meszaros, 17, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.53 and 100-yard butterfly in 57.46.

Santander, 16, fresh off representing Venezuela in the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.14 and 100-yard freestyle in 51.60.

Other individual winners were Rachel Botting in the 50-yard freestyle and diver Ishani Singh. The Panthers also won the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

The Panther boys winners were Joshua Hanks in the 50-yard freestyle and defending state champion Kevin Mendez in 1-meter diving. In an exciting 200-yard medley relay, Bolles won by 1/100th of a second, 1:36.98-1:36.99.

In an exciting boys’ 100-yard butterfly race, Bolles’ Daniel Bowen won in 52.62 ahead of Pine Crest teammates Jacob Silberman (52.71) and Nicholas Vale (52.75).

GIRLS
Pine Crest 88, Bolles 52

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:48.55, 2. Bolles 1:49.99, 3. Pine Crest B 1:52.62.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 1:54.53, 2. Camila Batista, JB 1:55.47, 3. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:55.90.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 2:05.14, 2. Sasha Ramey, JB 2:07.92, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:10.33.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Rachel Botting, PC 24.30. 2. Megan McGrath, JB 24.55, 3. Hanna Smith, PC 24.90.

1-meter diving: 1. Ishani Singh, PC 267.23, 2. Kathryn Teofilo, JB 225.45, 3. Kaylee Greenberg, PC 207.82.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 57.46, 2. Esther Lin, PC 59.93, 3. Molly See, PC 1:01.53.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 51.60, 2. Megan McGrath, JB 52.90, 3. Rachel Botting, PC 53.45.

Mixed 500-yard freestyle: 1. Leah DeGeorge, JB 5:08.79, 2. Camila Batista, JB 5:12.40, 3. Alex Breuer, JB 5:16.97.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:36.54, 2. Bolles 1:37.66, 3. Pine Crest 1:42.42.

BOYS
Bolles 87, Pine Crest 52

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles A 1:36.98, 2. Pine Crest A 1:36.99, 3. Bolles B 1:43.82.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Rafael Ponce de Leon, JB 1:44.45, 2. Jimmy Hart, PC 1:46.37, 3. Jacob Pishko, JB 1:48.57.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Paul DeGrado, JB 1:54.91, 2. Nicholas Vale, PC 1:56.00, 3. Jack Wessell, JB 1:58.57.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 21.57, 2. Ansen Meyer, JB 22.14, 3. Ethan Thomas, JB 22.49.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 304.42, 2. Denny Gulia-Janovski, JB 279.22, 3. Danyal Ghadiali, PC 175.49.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Daniel Bowen, JB 52.62, 2. Jacob Silberman, PC 52.71, 3. Nicholas Vale, PC 52.75.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Ethan Thomas, JB 48.83, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 49.84, 3. Noah Emerson, JB 49.93.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Rafael Ponce de Leon, JB 4:46.33, 2. Neo Garcia Nohra, JB 4:46.81, 3. Jacob Pishko, JB 4:51.09.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles A 1:28.19, 2. Pine Crest 1:29.40, 3. Bolles B 1:3.87.

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

Pine Crest Sweeps Calvary Christian, Chaminade-Madonna In Tri-Meet


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, September 26, 2018—Pine Crest remained undefeated in tri-meets with wins over Calvary Christian and Chaminade-Madonna Wednesday in its’ home pool.

In the girls’ competition, the Panthers defeated Chaminade-Madonna, 149-26, and Calvary Christian 137-49. Calvary Christian defeated Chaminade-Madonna, 140-38.

Pine Crest swept all three girls relays. Alexandra Meszaros and Andrea Santander were double winners for the Panthers.

Meszaros won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.11 and 100-yard butterfly in 58.38.

Santander won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.74 and 100-yard freestyle in 52.63.

Pine Crest’s Ishani Singh won the 1-meter diving event with 246.75 points.

Calvary Christian had two individual winners. Rachel Contich won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:13.87 and Sarah Souza won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.99.

The boys team defeated Chaminade-Madonna, 144-30, and Calvary Christian, 149-33. Calvary Christian defeated Chaminade-Madonna, 92-57.

Pine Crest won all three relays and all nine individual events. The Panthers had three double winners.

Elvis Kotikovski won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.42 and 100-yard backstroke in 55.21.

Jimmy Hart won the 100-yard freestyle in 49.77 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.49.

Nicholas Vale won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.14 and 500-yard freestyle 4:58.59.

In an exciting boys race, Hart out-touched teammate Jacob Silberman in the 100-yard breaststroke by 1/100ths of a second, 1:01.49-1:01.50.

Pine Crest’s next meet is on the road Friday at 4 p.m. at Westminster Academy.

This weekend Pine Crest will also send five divers to the FSPA High School Invitational at Sailfish Splash Aquatic Athletics Center including two-time state champion Kevin Mendez, a freshman.

COMBINED
Pine Crest 293, Chaminade-Madonna 56
Pine Crest 286, Calvary Christian 82
Calvary Christian 232, Chaminade-Madonna 95

GIRLS
Pine Crest 149, Chaminade-Madonna 26
Pine Crest 137, Calvary Christian 49
Calvary Christian 140, Chaminade-Madonna 38

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:51.24, 2. Pine Crest B 1:53.72, 3. Calvary Christian 1:57.37.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 1:57.11, 2. Riley Botting PC 2:00.08, 3. Daniela Munoz, PC 2:07.73.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 2:09.74, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:14.74, 3. Lara Jones, PC 2:16.40.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Rachel Botting, PC 24.73, 2. Sarah Souza, CALV 25.85, 3. Hanna Smith, PC 25.93.

1-meter diving: 1. Ishani Singh, PC 246.75, 2. Sarah Souza, CALV 232.72, 3. Shiraz Shiff, PC 220.05.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 58.38, 2. Rachel Contich, CALV 1:00.04, 3. Molly See, PC 1:03.10.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 52.63, 2. Rachel Botting, PC 54.99, 3. Esther Lin, PC 56.60.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Rachel Contich, CALV 5:13.87, 2. Flora Beleznay, PC 5:26.82, 3. Brooke Cordoba, PC 5:45.25.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest C 1:38.50, 2. Pine Crest A 1:42.87, 3. Pine Crest B 1:46.83.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Sarah Souza, CALV 1:03.99, 2. Riley Botting, PC 1:04.00, 3. Simone Vale, PC 1:04.22.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:07.78, 2. Lara Jones, PC 1:10.47, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:11.38.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 3:41.02, 2. Pine Crest B 3:51.63, 3. Pine Crest C 3:56.01.

BOYS
Pine Crest 144, Chaminade-Madonna 30
Pine Crest 149, Calvary Christian 33
Calvary Christian 92, Chaminade-Madonna 57

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:38.12, 2. Pine Crest B 1:49.27, 3. Calvary Christin 2:02.02.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 1:47.14, 2. Cristian Tortola, CM 1:52.81, 3. Matthew Petreski, PC 1:54.38.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:59.91, 2. Angelo Martinez, CM 2:13.40, 3. Wyatt Denhard, PC 2:17.32.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 23.42, 2. Christopher Martinez, PC 25.55, 3. Luc Ferrara, PC 25.59.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 236.03, 2. Danyal Ghadiali, PC 191.40, 3. Adam Shiff, PC 183.30.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jacob Silberman, PC 53.49, 2. Matthew Petreski, PC 55.61, 3. Angelo Martinez, CM 58.09.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jimmy Hart, PC 49.77, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 49.89, 3. Antony Novak, PC 50.85.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 4:58.59, 2. Cristian Tortola, CM 5:00.10, 3. Victor Lago, PC 5:37.00.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:33.09, 2. Pine Crest B 1:42.21, 3. Chaminade-Madonna 1:49.11.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 55.21, 2. Antony Novak, PC 1:00.40, 3. Josh Wallace, CALV 1:11.21.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jimmy Hart, PC 1:01.49, 2. Jacob Silberman, PC 1:01.50, 3. Erick Zepeda, PC 1:06.78.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest B 3:22.48, 2. Pine Crest A 3:30.99, 3. Calvary Christian 4:06.58.

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

Pine Crest Sweeps Westminster Academy In Battle Of Class A Teams


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, September 28, 2017–Pine Crest boys and girls swim teams are working themselves back into shape after being out of the pool because of Hurricane Irma.

The Panthers swept Westminster Academy in a dual meet between Class A teams in a home meet.

The girls team won, 231-75, and boys team won 196-110.

The Panthers won all three girls’ relays and six of nine individual events.

Daniela Munoz and Esther Lin were double winners for Pine Crest. Munoz won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:05.92 and 100-yard freestyle in 57.77. Lin won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.56 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.54.

Jessica Nava was a double winner for Westminster Academy in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:15.64 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:20.64 ahead of teammate JoJo Richter in second in 5:26.45. Richter won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.44.

Nicholas Vale won two events for the Panthers. He won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.87 and 100-yard backstroke in 54.65 and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay.

The Panthers swept all three boys’ relays and won every individual event.

Pine Crest swept the 1-meter diving titles. Ishani Singh, coming off her Woodson win, won with 245.18 points. Kevin Mendez, also a Woodson winner, won the boys event with 274.57 points.

GIRLS
Pine Crest 231, Westminster Academy 75

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:58.21 Simone Vale, Esther Lin, Lauren Noyola, Nadya Yanova), 2. Pine Crest C 2:04.03, 3. Pine Crest B 2:04.84.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Daniela Munoz, PC 2:05.92, 2. Flora Beleznay, PC 2:09.30, 3. Daniela Gomez, PC 2:10.15.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Jessica Nava, WA 2:15.64, 2. Lara Jones, PC 2:18.65, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:20.27.

50-yard freestyle: 1. JoJo Richter, WA 26.44, 2. Hannah Fowler, PC 27.00, 3. Alana van Woerkom, PC 27.53.

1-meter diving: 1. Ishani Singh, PC 245.18, 2. Shiraz Shiff, PC 227.55, 3. Kaylee Greenberg, PC 201.53.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Esther Lin, PC 1:02.56, 2. Lauren Noyola, PC 1:08.73, 3. Emmy Foltz, PC 1:09.19.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Daniela Munoz, PC 57.77, 2. Nadya Yanova, PC 1:00.25, 3. Julia Morrissey, PC 1:04.37.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Jessica Nava, WA 5:20.64, 2. JoJo Richter, WA 5:26.45, 3. Anna Montgomery, PC 5:28.31.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:47.18 (Esther Lin, Brooke Cordoba, Nadya Yanova, Daniela Munoz), 2. Westminster Academy A 1:48.93, 3. Pine Crest C 1:51.55.
100-yard backstroke: 1. Simone Vale, PC 1:03.89, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:05.99, 3. Alana van Woerkom, PC 1:07.94.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Esther Lin, PC 1:10.54, 2. Sara Lin, PC 1:11.22, 3. Madison Sipowski, WA 1:18.77.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 3:29.37 (Nico Ferrar, Jimmy Hart, Antony Novak, Jacob Silberman), 2. Westminster Academy 3:50.19, 3. Pine Crest B 3:53.28.

BOYS
Pine Crest 196, Westminster Academy 110

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:43.19 (Nicholas Vale, Jacob Silberman, Matthew Petreski, Antony Novak), 2. Pine Crest B 1:45.54, 3. Westminster Academy 1:49.81.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Nico Ferrara, PC 1:56.72, 2. Christian Henderson, WA 2:06.39, 3. Erick Zepeda, PC 2:10.38.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 2:01.47, 2. Matthew Petreski, PC 2:09.23, 3. Jimmy Hart, PC 2:09.70.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 22.87, 2. Noah Sipowski, WA 24.25, 3. Trenton Shaw, WA 25.51.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 274.57, 2. Blake Shaw, WA 237.22, 3. Adam Shiff, PC 163.65.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jacob Silberman, PC 54.79, 2. Nico Ferrara, PC 54.90, 3. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 58.38.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Antony Novak, PC 51.77, 2. Victor Lago, PC 1:01.76, 3. Sam Rosenthal, PC 1:06.49.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Jimmy Hart, PC 5:19.12, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 5:24.24, 3. Jacob Silberman, PC 5:26.35.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:35.01 (Elvis Kotikovski, Jimmy Hart, Joshua Hanks, Matthew Petreski), 2. Westminster Academy A 1:38.57, 3. Westminster Academy B 2:27.90.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 54.65, 2. Antony Novak, PC 59.48, 3. Adam Warters, WA 1:11.82.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Matthew Petreski, PC 1:05.53, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:05.54, 3. Noah Sipowski, Wa 1:10.01.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 3:29.37 (Nico Ferrara, Jimmy Hart, Antony Novak, Jacob Silberman), 2. Westminster Academy A 3:50.19, 3. Pine Crest B 3:53.28.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com