St. Thomas Aquinas Finishes In Top 10 At Lake Brantley Patriot Invitational; Raiders Juan Zapata Wins Butterfly


By Sharon Robb

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, September 15, 2018—St. Thomas Aquinas, the only Broward team in the field, finished among the Top 10 boys and girls teams in the Lake Brantley Patriot Invitational Saturday night at Lake Brantley Aquatic Center.

The Raiders girls finished tied for eighth place with Lake Nona and Timber Creek with 94 points. Tampa Plant won the girls team title with 383.

The Raiders boys finished ninth with 89 points. Oviedo won the team title with 369 points, 65 points ahead of Seminole with 304.

The Raiders were led by individual winner Juan Zapata winning the 100-yard butterfly in 51.65. Zapata was the fourth fastet qualifier in morning prelims. Zapata was also third in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:55.71. He was fifth fastest in prelims. Zapata finished with 36 points.

The girls top finisher was Gina Fimiano, fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

After morning prelims, St. Thomas’ Kalvin Hernandez lost a swim-off for a finals spot with Kaleb Byrd of Winter Park in the 50-yard freestyle, 22.53-24.11. He finished 15th overall in 23.01.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Tampa Plant 383, 2. Oviedo 340, 3. Seminole 243, 4. Winter Park 224, 5. Lake Brantley 167, 6. Lake Highland Prep 154, 7. West Orange 95, 8. tie, Lake Nona, St. Thomas Aquinas, Timber Creek 94.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Tampa Plant 1:46.17, 2. Oviedo 1:47.06, 3. Seminole 1:48.44, 10. St. Thomas 1:54.74.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Ella Bathurst, TP 1:49.70, 2. Alix Roy, LHP 1:52.36, 3. Katarina Svetz, LHP 1:54.36, 16. Kasey Jordan, STA 2:01.31.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Caroline Cooper, WP 2:03.85 2. Jordan Agliano, LNOL 2:05.96, 3. Gabby Donahue, OV 2:10.21.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Abigail Gibbons, OV 24.28, 2. Julia Mauter, WS 24.34, 3. Ella Marlow, TP 24.46, 9. Isabella Chambers, STA 24.82.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Abigail Gibbons, OV 55.43, 2. Jordan Agliano, LN 55.77, 3. Anna Freyman, SM 56.71.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Caroline Cooper, WP 51.84, 2. Julia Mauter, WS 53.19, 3. Izzy Bishop, OV 53.81, 11. Isabella Chambers, STA 54.06, 15. Kasey Jordan, STA 56.07.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alix Roy, LH 4:56.87, 2. Lockett Bowley, WP 5:03.63, 3. Sophie Hampson, OV 5:04.33.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Tampa Plant 1:37.89, 2. Seminole 1:38.37, 3. Oviedo 1:38.95, 7. St. Thomas 1:43.20.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ella Bathurst, TP 55.87, 2. Katarina Svetz, LHP 57.79, 3. Gabby Donahue, OV 58.15.

100-yard breaststoke: 1. Caroline Rossi, TP 1:05.73, 2. Heidi Bruining, LB 1:08.31, 3. Morgan Austrich, TP 1:08.50, 5. Gina Fimiano, STA 1:09.94.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Tampa Plant 3:32.79, 2. Winter Park 3:35.20, 3. Lake Highland Prep 3:37.52, 7. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:40.95.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Oviedo 369, 2. Seminole 304, 3. Lake Brantley 281, 4. Winter Park 208, 5. Flether 189, 6. Tampa Plant 117, 7. Boone 105, 8. West Orange 104, 9. St. Thomas Aquinas 89, 10. Bishop Moore 85.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Oviedo 1:36.18, 2. Seminole 1:36.32, 3. Lake Brantley 1:38.01, 10. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:46.29.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Cole Parnell, LB 1:42.42, 2. Elias Contogonas, OB 1:45.01, 3. Alexander Guitian, LB 1:45.26, 16. Steven Grady STA 1:57.13.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Noah Evans, SMSA 1:53.51, 2. Carlos Cartagena, OV 1:54.03, 3. Juan Zapata, STA 1:55.71.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Dawson Joyce, SMSA 20.75, 2. Payton Poore, SMSA 21.87, 3. Sam Florey, FLET 22.01, 15. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 23.01.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 51.65, 2. Mason Hebert, OV 52.14, 3. Sage Sungail, LB 52.66, 15. Felipe Bravo, STA 57.69.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Dawson Joyce, SMSA 45.94, 2. Cole Parnell, LB 46.20, 3. Stephen Zanowic, LYM 47.98.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Sage Sungail, LB 4:38.97, 2. Elias Contogonas, OB 4:41.53, 3. Alexander Guitian, LB 4:43.72, 15. Felipe Bravo, STA 5:14.13, 16. Steven Grady, STA 5:15.99.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Seminole 1:25.57, 2. Oviedo, 1:27.12, 3. Lake Brantley 1:29.31, 13. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:38.79.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Carlos Cartagena, OV 51.54, 2. Noah Evans, SMSA 52.05, 3. Tyler Hanley, OV 52.57, 16. Jack Faulkner, STA 1:00.01.

100-yard breaststoke: 1. Hector Rodriguez, WP 59.01, 2. Nathaniel Buccuzzo, LB 59.59, 3. David Carrasquillo, OV 59.98.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Lake Brantley 3:12.86, 2. Winter Park 3:17.98, 3. Oviedo 3:18.55, 8. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:26.74.

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

St. Thomas Aquinas Sweeps Florida Catholic Invitational


By Sharon Robb

October 1, 2017—With only one dual meet under its belt, St. Thomas Aquinas swept the boys and girls team titles at the 27th annual Florida Catholic Invitational Saturday at Lake Highland Prep School in Orlando.

The field featured thirteen Catholic high schools from around the state. They were Archbishop McCarthy, Bishop John, Bishop Kenny, Bishop Moore, Bishop Verot, Chaminade-Madonna, Father Lopez, Immaculata LaSalle, Melbourne Central Catholic, St. John Paul II, St. Joseph and Trinity Catholic.

The Raiders boys’ team won five individual events and swept all three relays to total 503 points.

Carlos Vasquez and Kalvin Hernandez were double winners for the Raiders. Vasquez won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.24 and 100-yard butterfly in 52.19. Hernandez won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.78 and 100-yard freestyle in 49.99.

The Raider girls relied on depth to win with 557 points. Abigail Bush was the Raiders lone individual winner in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.36. The Raiders had eight other swimmers place either second or third.

The Raiders won the girls’ 200-yard medley relay in 1:58.28 with Lalainie Bannister, Gina Fimiano, Ali Klis and Carly Hyman.

Archbishop McCarthy sophomore Valentina Carrion earned 24 points in high point after finishing fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:16.06 with a time drop of 1.01; sixth on the 400-yard freestyle relay; seventh on the 200-yard medley relay and ninth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.70.

It was the Raiders’ first invitational of the season after only one dual meet because of Hurricane Irma.

The Raiders will tune up for Saturday’s BCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a tri-meet against Deerfield Beach and South Plantation on Monday.

27th FLORIDA CATHOLIC INVITATIONAL RESULTS
GIRL TEAM TOTALS

1. St. Thomas Aquinas 557, 2. Bishop Verot 450, 3. Bishop Kenny 220.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:58.28 (Lalainie Bannister, Gina Fimiano, Ali Klis, Carly Hyman), 2. Bishop Kenny 1:59.92, 3. Bishop Verot 2:00.73.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Hannah VanDress, BV 2:00.00, 2. Gabriella Chambers, STA 2:05.08, 3. Erin Trammell, BM 2:06.89.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Amanda Reeter, BV 2:15.98, 2. Theresa Owens, BM 2:21.60, 3. Lalainie Bannister, STA 2:22.28.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Paloma Sanchez, ILAS 25.16, 2. Haynes Grant, BK 25.17, 3. Kasey Jordan, STA 25.89.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Erika Baumgardner, BV 1:00.85, 2. Alexa Gonzalez, BV 1:02.04, 3. Theresa Owens, BM 1:04.36.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Haynes Grant, BK 54.81, 2. Paloma Sanchez, ILAS 55.91, 3. Kasey Jordan, STA 56.10.

1-meter diving: 1. Mikayla Martin, BK 254.40, 2. Blair Isenhour, BM 228.95, 3. Jasmine Messiah, STA 200.50.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Baumgardner, BV 5:25.21, 2. Gabriella Chambers, STA 5:31.20, 3. Erin Trammel, BM 5:36.93.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bishop Kenny 1:46.38, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:47.61 (Kasey Jordan, Emily Puia, Gina Fimiano, Abigail Bush), 3. Bishop Verot 1:50.76.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Gaby Antonini, ILAS 1:02.88, 2. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:03.77, 3. Amanda Reeter, BV 1:04.48.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Abigail Bush, STA 1:12.36, 2. Gina Fimiano, STA 1:12.57, 3. Maddie Dwyer, BV 1:14.08.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bishop Verot 3:48.62, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:51.35 (Kasey Jordan, Emily Puia, Lalainie Bannister, Ali Klis), 3. Bishop Moore 4:00.19.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. St. Thomas Aquinas 503, 2. Bishop Verot 415, 3. Bishop Moore 248.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:44.41 (Kyle Kaufman, Diego Avellaneda, Juan Zapata, Kalvin Hernandez), 2. Bishop Verot A 1:51.25, 3. Bishop Verot B 1:53.32.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Carlos Vasquez, STA 1:45.24, 2. Ryan Staunch, BV 1:47.62, 3. Zach Brewer, BM 1:48.60.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 1:57.78, 2. Garrett Stanley, BV 2:03.78, 3. Conor Cranfield, BV 2:06.84.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 22.78, 2. Makarius Attia, FLHS 23.34, 3. Max Goodwin, BK 24.01, 4. David Garzon, STA 24.32.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Carlos Vasquez, STA 52.19, 2. Nick Salzone, BV 54.24, 3. Mathew Strickland, BV 55.16, 4. Felipe Bravo, STA 58.29.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 49.99, 2. Alejandro Alvaro, STA 51.06, 3. Makarius Attia, FL 51.30.

1-meter diving: 1. Brandon Shepard, BV 128.20.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Ryan Staunch, BV 4:42.19, 2. Zach Brewer, BM 4:47.31, 3. Mathew Strickland, BV 4:56.43.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:32.90 (Kalvin Hernandez, Alejandro Alvaro, Diego Avellaneda, Carlos Vasquez), 2. Bishop Moore 1:37.67, 3. Father Lopez 1:40.71.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Garrett Stanley, BV 55.64, 2. Juan Zapata, STA 56.17, 3. Kyle Kaufman, STA 56.25.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ian Hamilton, BJS 1:02.75, 2. Ian Hamilton, STA 1:08.25, 3. Levi Leuck, MCC 1:08.30, 4. Diego Avellaneda, STA 1:10.34.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:23.73 (Carlos Vasquez, Felipe Bravo, Juan Zapata, Alejandro Alvaro), 2. Bishop Verot 3:27.33, 3. Father Lopez 3:45.08.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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