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

St. Andrew’s Boys, King’s Academy Girls Win Region 4-1A Team Titles; Pelaez, Bozzuto, Winkler, Smiley Double Winners; SOFLO’s Nelson Wins


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, November 4, 2022—With so many great teams and swimmers, the Region 4-1A Swimming and Diving Championships remain the hardest region to get out of.

Friday’s mini-state meet featuring King’s Academy, Pine Crest, South Florida Heat, Cutler Bay and St. Andrew’s was no different.

St. Andrew’s won the boys team title with 369 points ahead of Pine Crest with 346 and King’s Academy won the girls team title with 374 points and St. Andrew’s was runner-up with 314 at NSU University School Aquatic Complex.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Austin Nelson of Cutler Bay won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.19 ahead of Pine Crest’s Freddy Rosenthal in 4:49.70. Nelson was also seventh in the 100-yard backstroke in 54.17. He also led off the eighth place 200-yard medley relay.

Teammate Olivia Dinehart was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.96, giving Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest (2:03.29) a run for her money. Dinehart was also second in the 100-yard breaststroke in another close race, this time against King’s Alyssa Bozzuto, 1:02.41-1:02.48.

There were four double winners: U.S. junior national team members Erika Pelaez and Kaii Winkler of South Florida Heat; Alyssa Bozzuto of King’s Academy and Dylan Smiley of Miami Country Day.

N.C. State commit Pelaez won the 100-yard butterfly in 53.26 and 100-yard backstroke in 52.80. She also led off the winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Winkler won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:39.27 and 100-yard freestyle in 43.94. He also anchored the winning 200-yard medley relay.

Bozzuto won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.42 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.41. She was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyles.

Smiley won the 100-yard butterfly in 47.88 and 100-yard breaststroke in 55.37.

Pine Crest’s Julia Podkoscielny won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.29. Teammate Ava Andersen won the 1-meter diving title with 480.15 points.

Pine Crest won the boys 200-yard freestyle in 1:27.69 with Kingsley Bailey, Colin Nealy, Kian Saffari and Roman Ferrara. Allen Levitis won the boys diving with 538.05 points. All state qualifiers will be posted on the FHSAA.org site with the unenviable task of taking on Jacksonville Bolles’ powerhouse, the overwhelming favorite to sweep the team titles.

REGION 4-1A RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM SCORES

  1. King’s Academy 374, 2. St. Andrew’s 314, 3. South Florida Heat 306.50, 4. Cutler Bay 274.50, 5. Pine Crest 265, 6. Coral Shores 101, 7. NSU University School 94, 8. FAU 92, 9. Oxbridge 85, 10. Carrollton 74.50, 11. Ransom Everglades 66, 12. Coral Springs Charter 62, 13. Miami Country Day 50.50, 14. Calvary Christian 43, 15. Westminster Academy 37, 16. St. John Paul II 24, 17. Immaculata-LaSalle 7, 18. Cardinal Newman 6, 19. Westminster Christian 2.

GIRLS RESULTS
1-meter diving: 1. Ava Andersen, PC 480.15, 2. Mackenzie Blake, WA 446.10, 3. Madison Okon, KA 414.00.

200-yard medley relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:43.40 (Ava Fasano, Alyssa Bozzuto, Emma Herrera, Julianna Bell), 2. South Florida Heat 1:44.23, 3. St. Andrew;s 1:46.47, 4. Cutler Bay 1:46.83 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Mattea Sirulnik, Natalie Gemnicki), 11. Carrollton 1:57.48 (Izzy Wilson, Alexandra DeAngulo, Katia Alonso, Mila Fanjul).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Erin Miller, SA 1:51.47, 2. Kiersten Munna, KA 1:52.17, 3. Siena Griffiths, SA 1:52.37, 4. Maddie Smutney, CB 1:53.22, 9. Izzy Wilson, CAR 1:58.27.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:03.29, 2. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:03.96, 3. Riley Botting, PC 2:04.45, 8. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:11.75, 10. Elise Dinehart, CB 2:15.52

50-yard freestyle: 1. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 23.42, 2. Aspen Gersper, SA 23.92, 3. Ava Fasano, KA 23.93, 7. Natalie Gembicki, CB 24.45, 14. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 25.06,

100-yard butterfly: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 53.26, 2. Emma Herrera, KA 55.65, 3. Alexia Sotomayor, SA 56.30, 4. Elena Dinehart, CB 56.51, 13. Lydia Smutny, CB 1:00.11.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 51.25, 2. Gioia Balzano, SFH 51.32, 3. Kiersten Munna, KA 52.35, 7. Natalie Gembicki, CB 53.28, 12. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 55.55.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Emma Herrera, KA 4:53.07, 2. Riley Botting, PC 4:54.11, 3. Maddie Smutny, CB 4:59.70, 6. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:05.51, 10. Jenesys Amores, CB 5:18.27.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:34.40 (Alyssa Bozzuto, Ava Fasano, Kiersten Munna, Julianna Bell), 2. South Florida Heat 1:38.31, 3. Pine Crest 1:38.60, 7. Cutler Bay 1:42.43 (Sophia Grubbs, Lydia Smutny, Elise Dinehart, Katelyn Gembicki).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 52.80, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 55.42, 3. Alexia Sotomayor, SA 56.19, 6. Elena Dinehart, CB 56.74, 10. Jenesys Amores, CB 1:01.40, 14. Lydia Smutny, CB 1:02.96

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 1:02.41, 2. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:02.48, 3. Sara Lin, PC 1:03.16, 6. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.27, 13. Elise Dinehart, CB 1:10.07

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 3:26.46 (Erika Pelaez, Alanis Santiago, Alera Hurwitz, Gioia Balzano), 2. St. Andrew’s 3:30.07, 3. King’s Academy 3:32.15, 4. Cutler Bay 3:32.86 (Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Natalie Gembicki, Olivia Dinehart).

BOYS TEAM SCORES

  1. St. Andrew’s 369, 2. Pine Crest 346, 3. South Florida Heat 310, 4. King’s Academy 201.50, 5. Cutler Bay 138, 6. Oxbridge 125.50, 7. Ransom Everglades 104, 8. Westminster Academy 101, 9. NSU University School 96, 10. Miami Country Day 91.50, 11. Immaculata-LaSalle 88, 12. Calvary Christian 53, 13. FSU 47, 14. Doctors Charter 46, 15. Riviera Prep 44, 16. Westminster Christian 35.50, 17. Coral Shores 27, 18. St. John Paul II 10, 19. tie, Cushman, North Broward Prep, Chaminade-Madonna, 7.

BOYS RESULTS
1-meter diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 538.05, 2. Sean Dowling, OX 472.10, 3. Danyal Ghadiali, PC 428.95.

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:33.54 (Finn Winkler, Giulian Martin, Nikita Efimov, Kaii Winkler), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:34.61, 3. Pine Crest 1:38.05, 8. Cutler Bay 1:42.55 (Austin Nelson, Nicolai Ross, Jaden Amores, Nicholas Pelaez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 1:39.27, 2. Ambrus Barcsak, SA 1:41.45, 3. Valerio Bonuglia, SA 1:42.06, 9. Nicolai Ross, CB 1:49.13.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SA 1:52.91, 2. Giulian Martin, SFH 1:54.19, 3. Nikita Efimov, SFH 1:54.20.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Noah Smith, KA 21.31, 2. Evan Wilson, DC 21.35, 3. Paul Pokatragol, FAU 21.47.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 47.88, 2. Diego Balbi, SA 47.93, 4. Valerio Bonuglia, SA 50.06, 9. Jaden Amores, CB 54.88.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 43.94, 2. Finn Winkler, SFH 47.15, 3. Christian Clark, WA 47.84.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Austin Nelson, CB 4:48.19, 2. Freddy Rosenthal, PC 4:49.70, 3. William Domokos-Murphy, SA 4:51.78, 5. Nicolai Ross, CB 4:55.87, 8. Nicholas Pelaez, CB 4:58.80.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:27.69 (Kingsley Bailey, Colin Nealy, Kian Saffari, Roman Ferrara), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:28.50, 3. South Florida Heat 1:28.88.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Diego Balbi, SA 50.06, 2. Noah Smith, KA 50.45, 3. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SA 50.75, 7. Austin Nelson, CB 54.17, 11. Jaden Amores, CB 56.12.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 55.37, 2. Giulian Martin, SFH 57.30, 3. Evan Wilson, DC 57.84.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:06.28 (Valerio Bonuglia, Ambrus Barcsak, Aitor Arrese-Igor, Diego Balbi), 2. South Florida Heat 3:10.93, 3. King’s Academy 3:15.87, 7. Cutler Bay 3:21.56 (Nicholas Pelaez, Jaden Amores, Nicolai Ross, Austin Nelson).

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

South Florida Heat Girls, Pine Crest Boys Win District 11-1A Team Titles; N.C. State Commit Erika Pelaez Double Winner


By SHARON ROBB
FORT LAUDERDALE, October 30, 2022—South Florida Heat knocked off defending girls champion Pine Crest to capture the District 11-1A Swimming and Diving Championships Friday at NSU University School Aquatic Center.

South Florida Heat, led by double winner Erika Pelaez, won with 528 points. Pine Crest was runner-up with 424 and host NSU University School was third with 255.50. Pine Crest had won 32 girls district titles in the last 34 years.

Pine Crest boys, with two relay wins and three individual winners, won their 32nd title in 35 years. The Panthers finished with 562 points. South Florida Heat was second and Westminster Academy was third with 263.

Pelaez, who recently committed to North Carolina State, won the 100-yard butterfly in 54.35 and 100-yard backstroke in 53.50. She was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

Pelaez, a junior home schooler and U.S. junior national team member, announced her verbal commitment to the Wolfpack’s class of 2028 last week.

“I’m blessed to announce my verbal commitment to North Carolina State University!” Pelaez announced on social media. “Thank you to my family, Coach Adam, Coach Eric, and teammates for their guidance during this process. And a special thank you to the staff and team at NC state! So excited to become part of the Wolfpack!! Go Pack!”

Other South Florida Heat winners were Anais Gedeon and Alera Hurwitz tying in the 50-yard freestyle, Alanis Santiago in the 200-yard freestyle and Gioia Balzano in the 100-yard freestyle. The Heat also won the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

University of Florida-bound Julia Podkoscielny led Pine Crest with a win in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.42 and second in the 100-yard backstroke in 55.79.

Other Pine Crest winners were Riley Botting in the 500-yard freestyle and Sara Lin in the 100-yard breaststroke and 400-yard freestyle relay.

Pine Crest’s Ava Andersen won the diving title with 452.05 points. The Panthers swept diving with Allen Levitis winning the boys with 547.65.

Pine Crest won the boys 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays. Colin Nealy won the 100-yard butterfly and Freddy Rosenthal won the 500-yard freestyle.

Kaii Winkler was a double winner for the Heat in the 100-yard freestyle in 44.57 and 200-yard freestyle in 1:39.18. Other Heat winners were Nikita Efimov in the 200 IM, Finn Winkler in the 100 backstroke and Giulian Martin in the 100 breaststroke. The Heat also won the 200-yard medley relay.

The only other district champion was sprinter Christian Clark of Westminster Academy in the 50 freestyle in 22.34.

The top district qualifiers now advance into the Region 4-1A meet on Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. at NSU University School.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES

  1. South Florida Heat 528, 2. Pine Crest 424, 3. NSU University School 255.50, 4. Coral Springs Charter 242, 5. Calvary Christian 189.50, 6. Westminster Academy 178, 7. North Broward Prep 75, 8. Posnack 47, 9. Sagemont 18.

GIRLS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:45.77 (Samantha Schoenborn, Erika Pelaez, Alera Hurwitz, Gioia Balzano), 2. Pine Crest 1:48.53, 3. NSU University School 1:55.91.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alanis Santiago, SFH 1:55.71, 2. Alexis Christensen, NSU 1:56.61, 3. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSC 2:02.54.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:05.42, 2. Samantha Schoenborn, SFH 2:09.08, 3. Riley Botting, PC 2:09.89.

50-yard freestyle: 1. tie, Anais Gedeon, SFH 24.40 and Alera Hurwitz, SFH 24.40, 3. Mia Patton, SFH 24.66.

1-meter diving: 1. Ava Andersen, PC 452.05, 2. Mackenzie Blake, WA 439.45, 3. Kirra Reid, PC 310.25.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 54.35, 2. Alera Hurwitz, SFH 58.95, 3. Riley McCormick, CSC 59.67.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Gioia Balzano, SFH 51.59, 2. Alanis Santiago, SFH 53.27, 3. Emory Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 55.90

500-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 5:04.99, 2. Alexis Christensen, NSU 5:20.39, 3. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSC 5:26.04.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:36.38 (Gioia Balzano, Alera Hurwitz, Alanis Santiago, Erika Pelaez), 2. Calvary Christian 1:42.92, 3. Pine Crest 1:45.59.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 53.50, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 55.79, 3. Samantha Schoenborn, SFH 57.21.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:06.01, 2. Rafaella Araujo, NSU 1:09.88, 3. Alani Lopez, SFH 1:11.21.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 3:34.39 (Anais Gedeon, Samantha Schoenborn, Mia Patton, Alanis Santiago), 2. Pine Crest 3:36.10, 3. NSU University School 3:45.27.

BOYS TEAM SCORES

  1. Pine Crest 562, 2. South Florida Heat 361, 3. Westminster Academy 263, 4. Calvary Christian 198, 5. NSU University School 164, 6. Coral Springs Charter 130, 7. Chaminade-Madonna 105, 8. North Broward Prep 99, 9. Posnack 80.

BOYS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:35.52 (Finn Winkler, Giulian Martin, Nikita Efimov, Kaii Winkler), 2. Pine Crest 1:40.74, 3. NSU University School 1:42.66.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 1:39.18, 2. Surfiel Santiago, SFH 1:49.18, 3. Andres Teran, NSU 1:49.39.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Nikita Efimov, SFH 1:53.61, 2. Giulian Martin, SFH 1:56.98, 3. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSU 1:58.74.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Christian Clark, WA 22.34, 2. Lucas Opperman, PC 22.89, 3. Egor Frantsevsky, NBP 23.12.

1-meter diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 547.65, 2. Danyal Ghadiali, PC 445.80, 3. Ashton Jacobi, PC 423.95.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Colin Nealy, PC 53.72, 2. Sebastian Lobaton, NSU 53.79, 3. Christopher Lin, PC 55.62.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 44.57, 2. Finn Winkler, SFH 47.97, 3. Christian Clark, WA 48.38.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Freddy Rosenthal, PC 4:54.59, 2. Surfiel Santiago, SFH 4:57.63, 3. Andres Teran, NSU 5:02.48.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:30.79 (Kingsley Bailey, Colin Nealy, Kian Saffari, Roman Ferrara), 2. Westminster Academy 1:31.39, 3. South Florida Heat 1:32.21.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Finn Winkler, SFH 53.86, 2. Joshua Justin, WA 57.47, 3. Kian Saffari, PC 57.58.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Giulian Martin, SFH 58.45, 2. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSU 58.48, 3. Nikita Efimov, SFH 59.62.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:20.92 (Lucas Opperman, Kingsley Bailey, Roman Ferrara, Jake Jones), 2. NSU University School 3:24.15, 3. Calvary Christian 3:49.84.

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

Pine Crest Girls, St. Andrew’s Boys Win In Dual Meet; Scots’ Aspen Gersper Virginia-Bound


By Sharon Robb
BOCA RATON, October 13, 2022—With some great racing among talented teams, St. Andrew’s tuned up for Friday’s Palm Beach County Championships while Pine Crest continued to focus on district championships in their dual meet Wednesday night at Duff Tyler Aquatic Complex.

St. Andrew’s boys, led by double winners Ambrus Barcsak, Diego Balbi and Aitor Arrese-Igor and two relay victories, defeated Pine Crest 164-147.

Barcsak won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.01 and 100-yard backstroke in 53.46.

Balbi, who represented Peru at the World Junior Championships, won the 100-yard butterfly in 50.57 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.44.

Diver Allen Levitis was Pine Crest’s lone individual winner with 243.05. Pine Crest also won the boys 200-yard medley relay with Kian Saffari, Jake Jones, Colin Nealy and Lucas Opperman.

Arrese-Igor won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.59 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.42.

Pine Crest girls, led by double winners Julia Podkoscielny and Riley Botting, defeated the Scots, 152-134.

The University of Florida-bound Podkoscielny won her marquis events 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.64 and 100-yard backstroke in 58.60.

Podkoscielny and Botting were also members of the winning 200-yard medley relay with teammates Sara Lin and Lauren Balfour, winning in 1:51.34. Lin also won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.53.

St. Andrew’s won the girls 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays and had four individual winners: Logananne Zielinski, diver Millie Cochran, Erin Miller and Siena Griffiths.

St. Andrew’s is expected to defend its titles at the Palm Beach County Swimming and Diving Championships Friday at Lake Lytal. The Scots finish their regular season Oct. 18 on Seniors Night at home against Grandview Prep and St. John Paul II.

The Scots’ top swimmer Aspen Gersper, a junior ranked fourth in the state and graduates in 2024, orally committed to two-time NCAA women’s champion Virginia.

“I am SOOO excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my academic and athletic career at the University of Virginia,” Gersper wrote on social media. “I want to thank my family, the coaches at UVA, SA coaches, and my friends for always supporting me and getting me to where I am today!!! I am super, super excited to be a part of the family!! GO HOOS

GIRLS
Pine Crest 152, St. Andrew’s 134

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:51.34 (Julia Podkoscielny, Sara Lin, Lauren Balfour, Riley Botting), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:58.29, 3. Pine Crest B 2:02.94.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:55.39, 2. Siena Griffiths, SA 1:56.22, 3. Lauren Balfour, PC 2:01.67.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:06.64, 2. Alex Ericson, SA 2:12.05, 3. Sara Miller, SA 2:16.32.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Logananne Zielinski, SA 25.36, 2. Asha Davis, SA 26.47, 3. Emory Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 26.74.

1-meter diving: 1. Millie Cochran, SA 189.45, 2. Kirra Reid, PC 172.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Erin Miller, SA 58.44, 2. Lauren Balfour, PC 1:01.80, 3. Bella Egizi, PC 1:04.15.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Siena Griffiths, SA 53.79, 2. Logananne Zielinski, SA 54.88, 3. Sara Lin, PC 55.79.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 5:13.01, 2. Sara Miller, SA 5:27.49, 3. Carmela Coleman, SA 5:53.51.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s A 1:41.74 (Erin Miller, Logananne Zielinski, Alex Ericson, Siena Griffiths), 2. Pine Crest A 1:49.29, 3. Pine Crest B 1:57.33.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 58.60, 2. Erin Miller, SA 1:00.25, 3. Emory Jacobson-Bertanzettie, PC 1:05.53.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:07.53, 2. Alex Ericson, SA 1:09.92, 3. Rebekka von Klaeden, SA 1:16.68.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s A 3:36.34 (Logananne Zielinski, Sara Miller, Erin Miller, Siena Griffiths), 2. Pine Crest A 3:37.45, 3. St. Andrew’s B 4:04.25.

BOYS
St. Andrew’s 164, Pine Crest 147

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:42.55 (Kian Saffari, Jake Jones, Colin Nealy, Lucas Opperman), 2. St. Andrew’s A 1:42.83, 3. St. Andrew’s B 1:53.13.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Ambrus Barcsak, SA 1:49.01, 2. Colin Nealy, PC 1:51.77, 3. William Domokos-Murphy, SA 1:51.88.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SA 1:58.59, 2. Kingsley Bailey, PC 2:02.71, 3. Jake Jones, PC 2:04.67.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Ethan Kim, SA 22.80, 2. Jake Venezia, Sa 22.83, 3. Roman Ferrara, PC 22.96.

1-meter diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 243.05, 2. Max Starkman, PC 229.05, 3. Danyal Ghadiali, PC 217.75.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Diego Balbi, SA 50.57, 2. Colin Nealy, PC 53.35, 3. Conner Brinley, SA 56.68.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jake Venezia, Sa 49.53, 2. Lucas Opperman, PC 50.29, 3. Kingsley Bailey, PC 50.59.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Diego Balbi, SA 4:51.44, 2. William Domokos-Murphy, SA 5:01.00, 3. Freddy Rosenthal, PC 5:02.85.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s A 1:30.70 (Jake Venezia, Ambrus Barcsak, Aitor Arrese-Igor, Ethan Kim), 2. Pine Crest A 1:32.93, 3. Pine Crest B 1:38.29.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ambrus Barcsak, SA 53.46, 2. Conner Brinley, SA 59.10, 3. Mario Suarez, SA 1:00.48.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SA 1:01.42, 2. Jake Jones, PC 1:01.52, 3. Jared Berke, SA 1:06.22.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s B 3:17.63 (Andrew Beleznay, William Domokos-Murphy, Mario Suarez, Ryan Miller), 2. Pine Crest A 3:18.16, 3. St. Andrew’s A 3:18.70.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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Pine Crest Sweeps Somerset, Calvary Christian In Final Home Meet; Panthers Honor Seniors; SOFLO’s Rodriguez, Gonzalez, Zepeda Win


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, October 11, 2022—Pine Crest won its final home meet of the season Monday with convincing victories over Somerset Academy and Calvary Christian Fort Lauderdale.

The tri-meet was a makeup meet that was cancelled because of bad weather in September.

Pine Crest girls, led by double winners Julia Podkoscielny, Sara Lin and Riley Botting, defeated Somerset, 118-62, and Calvary Christian Fort Lauderdale, 123-57. In the other matchup, Somerset topped Calvary Christian Fort Lauderdale, 107-61.

Podkoscielny won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.73 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.13.

Lin won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:01.49 and 100-yard freestyle in 54.70.

Botting won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.90 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.06.

Calvary Christian Fort Lauderdale’s 200-yard freestyle relay was the only non-Pine Crest winner in 1:44.68 with Dylan Kanell, Marley Tyner, Summer Polling and Christina Paschal.

Pine Crest boys beat Somerset, 129-50, and Calvary Christian Fort Lauderdale, 144-39. In the other match, Calvary Christian Fort Lauderdale edged Somerset, 88-74.

Pine Crest swept all three relays and had five individual winners including double winner Ronin Jones.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers and Somerset teammates Enrique Rodriguez, Felix Gonzalez and Aldo Zepeda won. Rodriguez and Zepeda were double winners.

Rodriguez won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.32 and 100-yard butterfly in 56.25.

Zepeda won the 100-yard freestyle in 50.45, tying with Pine Crest’s Ronin Jones and 100-yard backstroke in 56.62.

Gonzalez won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.93.

Pine Crest honored its six seniors: Ava Andersen, Lauren Balfour, Riley Botting, Julia Podkoscielny, Colin Nealy and Rafael Opperman. Podkoscielny is finishing up a distinguished 14-year student-athlete career at Pine Crest before heading off to University of Florida.

COMBINED TEAM SCORES
Pine Crest 247, Somerset 112
Pine Crest 267, Calvary Christian 96
Somerset 181, Calvary Christian 149

GIRL TEAM SCORES
Pine Crest 118, Somerset 62
Pine Crest 123, Calvary Christian 57
Somerset 107, Calvary Christian 61

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:54.62, 2. Somerset 1:59.61 (Natalia Sibug, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Osorio, Sofia Hernandez), 3. Calvary Christian 2:00.31.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Sara Lin, PC 2:01.49, 2. Parker Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 2:08.04, 3. Natalia Sibug, SOM 2:11.81.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Lauren Balfour, PC 2:20.35, 2. Emory Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 2:21.51, 3. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 2:25.38.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 24.73, 2. Christian Paschal, CCFT 25.36, 3. Sofia Hernandez, SOM 26.90.

1-meter diving: 1. Ava Andersen, PC 259.57, 2. Kirra Reid, PC 170.40.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:00.90, 2. Sofia Hernandez, SOM 1:04.55, 3. Sofia Osorio, SOM 1:05.76.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Sara Lin, PC 54.70.2. Lauren Balfour, PC 55.89, 3. Christina Paschal, CCFT 56.52.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Parker Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 5:47.13, 2. Mariana Pinto, SOM 5:53.84, 3. Blair Joselson, PC 5:56.65.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Calvary Christian 1:44.68 (Dylan Kanell, Marley Tyner, Summer Polling, Christina Paschal), 2. Pine Cres A 1:50.21, 3. Somerset A 2:01.42.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:01.06, 2. Natalia Sibug, SOM 1:05.37, 3. Sofia Osorio, SOM 1:06.53.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:09.13, 2. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 1:13.03, 3. Johanna Henry, PC 1:17.42.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 3:43.54, 2. Pine Crest B 4:02.88, 3. Somerset A 4:10.51 (Sofia Osorio, Mariana Pinto, Natalia Sibug, Pilar Duranti).

MEN TEAM SCORES
Pine Crest 129, Somerset 50
Pine Crest 144, Calvary Christian 39
Calvary Christian 88, Somerset 74

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:43.07, 2. Somerset A 1:47.65 (Aldo Zepeda, Felix Gonzalez, Enrique Rodriguez, Sebastian Fernandez), 3. Calvary Christian 1:49.77.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 1:51.32, 2. Lucas Opperman, PC 1:54.98, 3. Roman Ferrara, PC 1:57.41.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 2:09.93, 2. Danil Sachenko, PC 2:15.71, 3. Christopher Lin, PC 2:16.89.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Colin Nealy, PC 23.04, 2. Lucas Opperman, PC 23.73, 3. Jacob Pasche, CCFT 23.79.

1-meter diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 294.15, 2. Ashton Jacobi, PC 228.67, 3. Max Starkman, PC 223.73.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 56.25, 2. Roman Ferrara, PC 59.37, 3. Danil Sachenko, PC 1:00.13.

100-yard freestyle: 1. tie, Aldo Zepeda, SOM and Ronin Jones, PC 50.45, 3. Colin Nealy, PC 50.53.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Kingsley Bailey, PC 5:11.91, 2. Brady Baur, PC 5:28.81, 3. Andre Porras-Aguilar, CC 5:48.40.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest B 1:34.96, 2. Pine Crest A 1:35.12, 3. Calvary Christian A 1:38.88.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ronin Jones, PC 1:01.39, 2. Jacob Pasche, CC 1:03.45, 3. Giorgio Rusconi, SOM 1:06.96.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 56.62, 2. Kingsley Bailey, PC 59.58, 3. Jake Jones, PC 1:00.49.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 3:26.24, 2. Pine Crest B 3:26.61, 3. Somerset A 3:27.41 (Aldo Zepeda, Enrique Rodriguez, Felix Gonzalez, Sebastian Fernandez).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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Bolles, Pine Crest Tune Up For Saturday’s 58th Woodson Invitational


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, September 23, 2022—In a dress rehearsal for Saturday’s 58th Woodson Invitational, defending state champion Jacksonville Bolles swept Pine Crest in a dual meet on Friday at the Panthers pool.

Bolles, with one of its most talented teams in school history, dominated the meet with the girls defeating Pine Crest, 116-67, and the boys winning, 135-48.

Pine Crest’s one-two punch of Julia Podkoscielny and Riley Botting were double winners.

Podkoscielny, a University of Florida commit, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.30 and 100-yard backstroke in 57.27.

Botting won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.02 and 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.54.

Colin Nealy of Pine Crest won the 100-yard butterfly in 51.51. He was the only Panther boy swimmer to win an event.

Pine Crest swept the 1-meter diving with Ava Anderson winning the girls with 243.22 points and Allen Levitis the boys with 263.70.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
Bolles 251, Pine Crest 115
GIRLS
Bolles 116, Pine Crest 67

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles A 1:49.02, 2. Pine Crest A 1:59.96, 3. Pine Crest B 2:10.41.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:53.54, 2. Julia Murphy, BSS 1:55.73, 3. Ella Gotham, BSS 1:56.63.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:05.30, 2. Sophia Joos, BSS 2:13.50, 3. Kate Meyers-Labenz, BSS 2:13.92.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Simany Lee, BSS 24.96, 2. Ella Chan, BSS 25.21, 3. Elisabeth Erlendsdottir, BSS 25.35.

1-meter diving: 1. Ava Anderson, PC 243.22, 2. Alexiya, BSS 226.88, 3. Kirra Reid, PC 151.65.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Ella Chan, BSS 58.43, 2. Lila Higgo, BSS 1:00.53, 3. Gracie Lanning, BSS 1:00.72.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Julia Murphy, BSS 53.41, 2. Kate Meyers-Labenz, BSS 55.02, 3. Elisabeth Erlendsdottir, BSS 1:02.14.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Neala Klein, BOLLES 5:10.99, 2. Ella Gotham, BSS 5:13.03, 3. Simany Lee, BSS 5:14.25.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles A 1:36.99, 2. Pine Crest A 1:40.72, 3. Bolles B 1:42.25.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 57.27, 2. Lila Higgo, BSS 1:01.57, 3. Blaine Huddleston, BSS 1:03.43.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:07.02, 2. Sophia Joos, BSS 1:08.90, 3. Gracie Lanning, BSS 1:09.24.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles A 3:35.01, 2. Pine Crest A 3:39.86, 3. Bolles B 3:43.71.

BOYS
Bolles 135, Pine Crest 48

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles A 1:35.47, 2. Bolles B 1:35.87, 3. Pine Crest A 1:42.28.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Seth Tolentino, BSS 1:44.74, 2. Aidan Paro, BSS 1:46.64, 3. Andy Kravchenko, BSS 1:47.33.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Cohen Barron Chiam, BSS 1:55.18, 2. Alston Qin, BSS 1:58.72, 3. Victor Derani, BSS 1:59.18.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Anthony Whittall, BSS 21.91, 2. Kayden Lancaster, BSS 22.16, 3. Michael McGrath, BSS 22.27.

1-meter diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 263.70, 2. Ashton Jacobi, PC 231.37, 3. Max Starkman, PC 189.98.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Colin Nealy, PC 51.51, 2. Drew Heck, BSS 52.50, 3. Kayden Lancaster, BSS 52.76.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Cohen Barron Chiam, BSS 48.44, 2. Anthony Whittall, BSS 48.71, 3. Carter Lancaster, BSS 48.97.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Landon Kyser, BSS 4:40.09, 2. Alston Qin, BSS 4:41.79, 3. Xavier Sohovich, BSS 4:58.62.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles B 1:26.64, 2. Bolles A 1:27.60, 3. Pine Crest A 1:32.65.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Andy Kravchenko, BSS 53.57, 2. Seth Tolentino, BSS 54.10, 3. Will Heck, BSS 55.82.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Aidan Paro, BSS 59.79, 2. Victor Derani, BSS 1:00.74, 3. Ronin Jones, PC 1:01.75.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles A 3:10.66, 2. Bolles B 3:13.05, 3. Pine Crest A 3:22.16.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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St. Andrew’s Sweeps Team Titles, Pine Crest Runner-Up In Palm League Championships


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, September 21, 2022–In an early sneak preview of the state meet, St. Andrew’s dominated the Palm League Championships Wednesday night at Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Center.

The Scots swept the combined (932.5), girls (412) and boys (520.5) team titles. Pine Crest finished second in combined (788.5), girls (353) and boys (435.5).

Pine Crest was led by girls double winners Julia Podkoscielny and Riley Botting.

Podkoscielny won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.45 and 100-yard backstroke in 56.16. She was also a member of the second place 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Botting won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.05 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:01.96. She was a member of the runnerup 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Aspen Gersper was a double winner for St. Andrew’s. She won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.96 and 100-yard freestyle in 51.88. She also was on the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Diego Balbi of St. Andrew’s was a double winner for the boys in the 100-yard butterfly in 49.54 and 100-yard backstroke in 51.68. He was a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

In one of the best races of the night, Pine Crest won the boys’ 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:29.35 with Colin Nealy, Roman Ferrara, Kingsley Bailey and Lucas Opperman ahead of St. Andrew’s in 1:29.76 with Jake Venezia, Ethan Kim, Andrew Beleznay and Ambrus Barcsak.

In another close race, Elyse Wood of Gulliver Prep edged Kiera Rampersad of Ramsom Everglades, 1:09.30-1:09.54.

St. Andrew’s swept the girls and boys 200-yard medley relays. The girls won in 1:47.94 with Alexia Sotomayor, Alex Ericson, Aspen Gersper and Logananne Zielinski ahead of Pine Crest in 1:50.43 with Julia Podkoscielny, Riley Botting, Bella Egizi and Lauren Balfour.

The Scots boys won in 1:37.32 with Aitor Arrese-Igor, Matthew Aronsohn, Diego Balbi and Valerio Bonuglia ahead of NSU University School in 1:41.96 with Andres Teran, Salvatore Lanzafame, Sebastian Lobaton Vargas and Arthur Monastyrsky.

Lanzafame won two events for NSU University School in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:57.75 and 100-yard breaststroke in 58.60.

Pine Crest’s Allen Levitis won the boys 1-meter diving title with 494.75 points. Benjamin freshman Sarah Napier won the girls diving with 377.60 just ahead of Pine Crest’s Ava Anderson with 372.60.

Nine teams competed including Gulliver Prep, Miami Country Day, North Broward Prep, host NSU University School, Oxbridge Academy, Pine Crest, Ransom Everglades, St. Andrew’s and Benjamin School.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Andrew’s 932.5, 2. Pine Crest 788.5, 3. Gulliver Prep 513.5, 4. Oxbridge Academy 432, 5. NSU University School 311.5, 6. Benjamin 299, 7. Ransom Everglades 245, 8. Miami Country Day 172, 9. North Broward Prep 39.
    GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
  2. St. Andrew’s 412, 2. Pine Crest 353, 3. Gulliver Prep 326, 4. Oxbridge 255, 5. Benjamin 205, 6. NSU University School 171.5, 7. Ransom Everglades 111.5, 8. Miami Country Day 92, 9. North Broward Prep 16.
    GIRLS RESULTS
    200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s A 1:47.94 (Alexia Sotomayor, Alex Ericson, Aspen Gersper, Logananne Zielinski), 2. Pine Crest A 1:50.43, 3. Gulliver Prep A 1:52.64

200-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:54.05, 2. Allison Kelly, BENJ 1:55.07, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 1:55.14.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:06.45, 2. Alex Ericson, SAS 2:13.36, 3. Bella Egizi, PC 2:18.55.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 23.96, 2. Hannah Webb, MCD 25.32, 3. Logananne Zielinski, SAS 25.33.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alexia Sotomayor, SAS 57.17, 2. Kiera Rampersad, RANS 57.92, 3. Feagin Kaminski, BEN 1:01.00.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 51.88, 2. Logananne Zielinski, SAS 55.71, 3. Liliana Novak, NSUS 56.92.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 5:01.96, 2. Gabriela Campuzano, OXB 5:06.74, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 5:12.10.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:41.38 (Logananne Zielinski, Alex Ericson, Erin Miller, Siena Griffiths), 2. Oxbridge 1:45.59, 3. Pine Crest 1:46.94.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 56.16, 2. Alexia Sotomayor, SAS 57.29, 3. Allison Kelly, BEN 59.69.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Elyse Wood, GP 1:09.30, 2. Kiera Rampersad, RAN 1:09.54, 3. Rafaella Araujo, NSUS 1:11.54.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:34.85 (Aspen Gersper, Alexia Sotomayor, Erin Miller, Sienna Griffiths), 2. Pine Crest 3:42.69, 3. NSU University School 3:45.00.

Diving: 1. Sarah Napier, BEN 377.60, 2. Ava Anderson, PC 372.60, 3. Millie Cochrane, SAS 350.95.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Andrew’s 547.5, 2. Pine Crest 465.5, 3. Gulliver Prep 208.5, 4. Oxbridge 184, 5. NSU University School 161, 6. Ransom Everglades 147.5, 7. Benjamin 106, 8. Miami Country Day 101, 9. North Broward Prep 25.
    BOYS RESULTS
    200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s A 1:37.32 (Aitor Arrese-Igor, Matthew Aronsohn, Diego Balbi, Valerio Bonuglia), 2. NSU University Schol A 1:41.96, 3. Pine Crest A 1:45.44.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Valerio Bonuglia, SAS 1:45.43, 2. Ambrus Barcsak, SAS 1:45.96, 3. Andres Teran, NSUS 1:48.28.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSUS 1:57.75, 2. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SAS 1:57.94, 3. Kingsley Bailey, PC 2:02.20.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Jake Venezia, SAS 22.74, 2. Max Timperman, OXB 23.08, 3. Ethan Kim, SAS 23.09.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Diego Balbi, SAS 49.54, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCD 50.79, 3. Valerio Bonuglia, SAS 51.50.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jake Venezia, SAS 49.78, 2. Kingsley Bailey, PC 50.09, 3. Roman Ferrara, PC 50.75.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Ambrus Barcsak, SAS 4:51.05, 2. Andres Teran, NSUS 4:58.56, 3. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 5:01.28.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:29.35 (Colin Nealy, Roman Ferrara, Kingsley Bailey, Lucas Opperman), 2. St. Andrew’s A 1:29.76, 3. St. Andrew’s B 1:33.69.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Diego Balbi, SAS 51.68, 2. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SAS 53.07, 3. Nohan Gomez, RANS 57.86.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSUS 58.60, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCD 58.73, 3. Jake Jones, PC 1:04.35.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:11.60 (Ambrus Barcsak, Valerio Bonuglia, Aitor Arrese-Igor, Diego Balbi), 2. Pine Crest 3:18.88, 3. NSU University School 3:24.86.

Diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 494.75, 2. Sean Dowling, OXB 430.50, 3. Max Starkman, PC 372.15.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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Pine Crest Panthers Girls Shine; Bolles Sweeps Team Titles, Pine Crest Runner-Up At Bulldog Byron Plapp Invite


By Sharon Robb
JACKSONVILLE, September 18, 2022–Pine Crest girls and boys swim teams got in some great racing Saturday at the Bulldog Byron Plapp Invite at Jacksonville Bolles.

The Panther girls finished runner-up to host Bolles with 450 points and were led by double winners Julia Podkoscielny and Riley Botting.

Podkoscielny, a member of the U.S. junior national team coming off Junior Pan Pacs, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.58 and 100-yard backstroke in 55.81. She broke her 2021 pool records in the 200 IM (2:03.74) and 100 backstroke (56.08).

Podkoscielny also led off the Panthers winning 200-yard medley relay that tied with Bolles in an exciting finish in 1:48.86 with teammates Sara Lin, Bella Egizi and Lauren Balfour.

Botting won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.82 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:56.61.

Other individual Pine Crest winners were Sara Lin in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.55 and diver Allen Levitis winning the boys’ 1-meter springboard title with 239.85 points.

Bolles, with loads of talent and depth, defended its boys and girls team titles. The boys won with 888 points and Pine Crest was second with 649 points. The girls won with 915 points and Pine Crest finished second with 450.

Ten teams competed in the day-long meet. In addition to Bolles and Pine Crest, they were Atlantic Coast, Baker County, Episcopal, Gulliver Prep, Providence, Terry Parker, Westminster Academy and Wolfson.

Bolles, looking stronger than ever, has won 44 boys and 35 girls state high school team titles including 34 consecutive boys and 31 consecutive girls titles and look like they are primed to extend its streak in November.

Former Cypress Bay and American Heritage Plantation swimmer Landon Kyser, now swimming for Bolles, anchored the winning 200-yard freestyle relay, led off the winning 400-yard freestyle relay and placed second in both the 100-yard backstroke in 51.74 and 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.57.

The meet is named after First Lieutenant Byron Joseph Plapp of Jacksonville, who died at age 25 on March 27, 2015 after a hard-fought battle with lymphoma. Born in Jacksonville, Plapp was a passionate swimmer from the age of six, becoming a lifetime letterman and swim team captain at The Bolles School.

Pine Crest will compete next Wednesday in the Palm League Championships at NSU University School.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bolles 915, 2. Pine Crest 450, 3. Gulliver Prep 412, 4. Epicopal 393.50, 5. Wolfson 297.50, 6. Providence 231.50, 7. Westminster Academy 216.50, 8. Baker County 139, 9. Fletcher 66, 10. Atlantic Coast 32, 11. Stanton 24.

GIRLS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. tie, Pine Crest 1:48.86 (Julia Podkoscielny, Sara Lin, Bella Egizi, Lauren Balfour) and Bolles (Kate Meyers-Labenz, Sophia Joos, Julia Murphy, Simany Lee) 1:48.86, 3. Gulliver Prep 1:49.28.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:52.82, 2. Aubrey Finn, EPIS 1:54.91, 3. Sophie Benkusky, BOLL 1:57.49.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:03.58, 2. Savannah Branon, EPIS 2:06.87, 3. Giovanna Musiello, GP 2:08.53.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kate Meyers-Labenz, BOLL 24.27, 2. Jayla Covington, AC 24.28, 3. Julia Murphy, BOLL 24.57.

Diving: 1. Rylle Darkatsh, STAN 196.60, 2. Alexiya Downer, BOLL 195.70, 3. Haley Aschenbrenner, PROV 192.35.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aubrey Finn, EPIS 56.61, 2. Julia Murphy, BOLL 57.59, 3. Elyse Wood, GP 57.61.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Sophie Benkusky, BOLL 54.44, 2. Blaine Huddleston, BOLL 55.03, 3. Elisabeth Erlendsdottir, BOLL 55.13.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 4:56.61, 2. Ella Gotham, BOLL 5:09.94, 3. Neala Klein, BOLL 5:12.81.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles A 1:37.85 (Simany Lee, Lila Higgo, Sophie Benkusky, Kate Meyers-Labenz), 2. Bolles B 1:40.91, 3. Episcopal A 1:42.02, 4. Pine Crest A 1:42.54 (Riley Botting, Sara Lin, Bella Egizi, Sofia Egizi)

100-yard backstroke: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 55.81, 2. Elisabeth Erlendsdottir, BOLL 57.78, 3. Giovanna Musiello, GP 58.55.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:04.55, 2. Savannah Branon, EPIS 1:04.79, 3. Victoria Edgar, BOLL 1:07.70.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles A 3:33.53 (Julia Murphy, Lila Higgo, Sophie Benkusky, Simany Lee), 2. Bolles B 3:38.10, 3. Pine Crest A 3:38.25 (Riley Botting, Julia Podkoscielny, Lauren Balfour, Zoe Antonio).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. Bolles 888, 2. Pine Crest 649, 3. Episcopal 467, 4. Wolfson 295, 5. Gulliver Prep 257, 6. Westminster Academy 203, 7. Providence 154, 8. Baker County 93, 9. Fletcher 54, 10. Terry Parker 27, 11. Clay 16.

BOYS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:33.40 (Carter Lancaster, Will Heck, Aidan Paro, Andy Kravchenko), 2. Bolles B 1:36.32, 3. Episcopal 1:42.18.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kayden Lancaster, BOLL 1:41.98, 2. Landon Kyser, BOLL 1:42.57, 3. Xavier Sohovich, BOLL 1:44.40.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Aidan Paro, BOLL 1:52.82, 2. Will Heck, BOLL 1:52.94, 3. Carter Lancaster, BOLL 1:53.86.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Andy Kravchenko, BOLL 21.30, 2. Anthony Whittall, BOLL 21.44, 3. Alex Meyers-Labenz, BOLL 22.23.

Diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 239.85, 2. Max Starkman, PC 196.00, 3. Travis Hardy, FLET 184.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aidan Paro, BOLL 50.54, 2. Colin Nealy, PC 51.20, 3. Anthony Whittall, BOLL 53.23.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andy Kravchenko, BOLL 46.93, 2. Dowl Bowen, BOLL 48.42, 3. Roman Ferrara, PC 49.02.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Kayden Lancaster, BOLL 4:38.70, 2. Alston Qin, BOLL 4:41.76, 3. Dillon Brigman, BOLL 4:56.94.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles A 1:24.67 (Andy Kravchenko, Will Heck, Carter Lancaster, Landon Kyser), 2. Bolles B 1:27.21, 3. Pine Crest A 1:28.82 (Colin Nealy, Roman Ferrara, Lucas Opperman, Kingsley Bailey).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Carter Lancaster, BOLL 51.41, 2. Landon Kyser, BOLL 51.74, 3. Ralph Weakland, EPIS 54.39.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Will Heck, BOLL 56.78, 2. Cohen Barron Chiam, BOLL 57.82, 3. Nic Parnell, WOLF 1:00.06.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles A 3:08.28 (Landon Kyser, Alex Meyers-Labenz, Anthony Whittall, Kayden Lancaster), 2. Bolles B 3:12.09, 3. Pine Crest A 3:13.84 (Colin Nealy, Kingsley Bailey, Roman Ferrara, Lucas Opperman).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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Pine Crest Sweeps NSU University School In Dual Meet Opener


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, September 14, 2022–Despite threatening skies, Pine Crest opened its weather-delayed dual meet season on a successful note.

After its Calvary Christian-Somerset Academy home meet was rained out last week, the host Panthers swept NSU University School girls and boys teams by identical scores, 129-44.

The girls were led by double winners Julia Podkoscielny and Riley Botting.

Podkoscielny, fresh off the Junior Pan Pacific Games, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:07.52 and 100-yard freestyle in 54.16.

Botting won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.47 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:10.23.

Pine Crest swept all three girls relays.

The only NSU University School winner was sprinter Liliana Novak in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.07.

The boys team was led by double winner Kingsley Bailey in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.67 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.27.

Salvatore Lanzafame was a double winner for NSU University School in the 100-yard butterfly in 52.77 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.77.

Pine Crest swept all three boys relays.

Pine Crest swept the diving titles. Ava Anderson won the girls event with 263.47 points. Allen Levitis won the boys event with 301.80 points.

Pine Crest’s next meet is the Plapp Invite at Bolles on Saturday. Pine Crest and NSU University School will compete against each other again in the Sept. 21 Palm League Championships at NSU.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
Pine Crest 258, NSU University School 88
GIRLS
Pine Crest 129, NSU University School 44

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:51.74, 2. Pine Crest B 1:59.22, 3. NSUS A 1:59.28.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 1:57.47, 2. Lauren Balfour, PC 2:00.20, 3. Alexis Christensen, NSUS 2:05.58.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:07.52, 2. Sara Lin, PC 2:15.92, 3. Bella Egizi, PC 2:18.87.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Liliana Novak, NSUS 26.07, 2. P. Jacobson-Bertanzaetti, PC 26.49, 3. Em Jacobson-Bertanzaetti, PC 26.60.

1-meter diving: 1. Ava Anderson, PC 263.47.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Lauren Balfour, PC 1:00.73, 2. Bella Egizi, PC 1:01.15, 3. Ornella Giuliano, NSUS 1:02.94.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 54.16, 2. Liliana Novak, NSUS 59.00, 3. Isabella Bello, NSUS 1:01.35.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 5:10.23, 2. Alexis Christensen, NSUS 5:30.25, 3. Zoe Antonio, PC 5:43.57.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:43.79, 2. Pine Crest C 1:52.28, 3. NSUS A 1:59.89.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Em Jacobson-Bertanzaetti, PC 1:06.49, 2. Zoe Antonio, PC 1:10.25, 3. Annelise Driscoll, PC 1:15.40.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:07.86, 2. Rafaella Araujo, NSUS 1:14.52, 3. P. Jacobson-Bertanzetti, PC 1:16.35.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 3:45.12, 2. NSUS A 3:54.35, 3. Pine Crest C 4:28.91.

BOYS
Pine Crest 129, NSU University School 44

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:42.86, 2. NSUS A 1:44.76, 3. Pine Crest B 1:49.79.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kingsley Bailey, PC 1:49.67, 2. Andres Teran, NSUS 1:53.48, 3. Freddy Rosenthal, PC 1:55.20.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Colin Nealy, PC 2:04.86, 2. Jake Jones, PC 2:09.41, 3. Leo Hauser, PC 2:27.83.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Roman Ferrara, PC 23.62, 2. Lucas Opperman, PC 23.65, 3. Ronin Jones, PC 24.19.

1-meter diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 301.80, 2. Max Starkman, PC 241.87, 3. Davin Girardin, PC 180.76.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSUS 52.77, 2. Colin Nealy, PC 52.78, 3. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSUS 56.01.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kingsley Bailey, PC 50.27, 2. Roman Ferrara, PC 50.95, 3. Lucas Opperman, PC 51.58.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Teran, NSUS 5:06.19, 2. Freddy Rosenthal, PC 5:08.14, 3. Nikita Sachenko, PC 5:47.42.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:34.03, 2. Pine Crest B 1:39.07, 3. Pine Crest C 1:48.54.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Sebastian Lobaton Vargas, NSUS 1:00.28, 2. Kian Saffari, PC 1:02.20, 3. Rafael Opperman, PC 1:04.65.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Salvatore Lanzafame, NSUS 1:01.77, 2. Jake Jones, PC 1:02.29, 3. Ronin Jones, PC 1:02.42.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 3:23.99, 2. NSUS A 3:33.51, 3. Pine Crest B 3:39.93.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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Winkler Wins Second Relay Gold, Ties For Silver Sprint Medal; Podkoscielny Wins Second “B” Final; Team USA Sweeps Team Titles


By Sharon Robb
HONOLULU, Hawaii, August 28, 2022—Kaii Winkler of Team USA left a lasting impression at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships at Mark Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

On the fourth and final day on Saturday, Winkler, 16, of Eagle Aquatics, won his second gold relay medal of the meet on the 4×100-meter medley relay. Winkler anchored the winning relay that finished in a Junior Pan Pac record 3:36.65 with teammates Daniel Diehl, Zhier Fan and Thomas Heilman just edging the Aussies who finished in 3:36.96. His 100 freestyle split was 49.18. He held off Aussie anchor Flynn Southam who turned in a 47.87 final split.

On Friday, Winkler swam anchor leg on the U.S. boys’ winning 4×100-meter freestyle relay that won in world junior record of 3:15.79. Winkler’s split was 48.95, second fastest on the relay. It was the only world junior record of the meet. Winkler also won the “B” final in the 100-meter butterfly in a best time 53.94.

Also on Saturday, Winkler tied U.S. teammate Diggory Dillingham in the 50-meter freestyle in 22.50 to win his first individual silver medal in a best time. Aussie Flynn Southam won in 22.36. Winkler swam back-to-back best times, 22.74 in prelims, bettering his previous time of 23.03, dropping 0.53 and dipping below 23 seconds for the first time.

U.S. teammate Julia Podkoscielny, 17, of Pine Crest Swimming, won her second “B” final of the meet in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:15.79, just off her best time of 2:15.08. She went 2:16.54 in prelims and came back to win the “B” final and finish ninth overall. She also won the 400 IM “B” final in 4:47.34.

Josh Zuchowski of FAST, two-time silver medalist, was second in the “B” final and tenth overall in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:02.88 after going 2:03.09 in prelims off his best time of 2:01.92. The Stanford-bound Zuchowski, 18, swept the 100 and 200 backstrokes for silver.

The talented trio represented the U.S. internationally for the first time and were among emerging stars from four Pan Pac charter nations (U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia) and other non-European teams New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and Singapore.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS: 1. USA 235, 2. Japan 171, 3. Australia 148, 4. Canada 112, 5. New Zealand 33, 6. Singapore 23, 7. Fiji 8.
BOYS: 1. USA 224, 2. Australia 171, 3. Japan 162.5, 4. Canada 102.5, 5. Singapore 39, 6. New Zealand 17, 7. Fiji 4.

GIRLS
1500-meter freestyle: 1. Michael Mattes, US 16:24.02, 2. Ruka Takezawa, JPN 16:25.19, 3. Tiana Kritzinger, AUS 16:26.63.
200-meter individual medley: 1. Mio Narita, JPN 2:11.22, 2. Ashley McMillan, CAN 2:13.31, 3. Gracie Weyant, US 2:14.36, 9. Julia Podkoscielny, US 2:15.79.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Milla Jansen, AUS 25.19, 2. Anna Moesh, USA 25.32, 3. Erin Gemmell, USA 25.46.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Kotomi Kato, JPN 2:26.55, 2. Yuri Matsumoto, JPN 2:27.46, 3. Piper Enge, USA 2:27.93, 4. Gracie Weyant, USA 2:32.21.

4×100-meter medley relay: 1. USA 4:02.14 (Maggie Wanezek, Piper Enge, Alex Shackell, Erin Gemmell), 2. Japan 4:04.01, 3. Australia 4:05.84.

BOYS
800-meter freestyle: 1. Joshua Staples, AUS 7:56.29, 2. Hiroyoshi Miyaki, JPN 7:57.64, 3. Alec Enyeart, US 8:02.92.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Maximus Williamson, USA 1:59.01, 2. Tomoyuki Matsushita, JPN 2:00.64, 3. William Petric, AUS 2:00.82, 10. Josh Zuchowski, USA 2:02.88.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Flynn Southam, AUS 22.36, 2. tie, Diggory Dillingham, USA and Kaii Winkler, USA 22.50.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Asahi Kawashima, JPN 2:11.81, 2. Yamato Okadome, JPN 2:12.19, 3. Nicholas Mahabir, SGP 2:12.50.

4×100-meter medley relay: 1. USA 3:36.65 (Daniel Diehl, Zhier Fan, Thomas Heilman, Kaii Winkler), 2. Australia 3:36.96, 3. Japan 3:40.35

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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