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

King’s Academy Girls, Bolles Boys Win Woodson Team Titles; Erika Pelaez, Kaii Winkler Swimmers Of The Meet; Rodriguez Top SOFLO Finisher


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, September 24, 2022–King’s Academy knocked off defending state girls champion Jacksonville Bolles to highlight the 58th annual Woodson Invitational Saturday at the Panthers’ pool.

King’s Academy, led by double winner Aly Bozzuto, individual winners Kiki Munna and Ava Fasano and winning 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relay teams won with 298 points. Bolles was runner-up with 249.50 and South Florida Heat was third with 183.

Bozzuto won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.23 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.35. Munna won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.69. Fasano won the 100-yard backstroke in 57.81

King’s Academy won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:44.82 with Fasano, Bozzuto, Emma Herrera and Julianna Bell and 200-yard freestyle relay with Bozzuto, Fasano, Munna and Bell.

Bolles, with five individual winners and two relay wins, won the boys team title with 387 points. St. Andrew’s was second with 149 and Pine Crest was third with 132.

Host Pine Crest had two individual winners. Diver Allen Levitis continued his streak winning the 1-meter title with 527.40 points. Riley Botting won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:00.56.

Erika Pelaez and Kaii Winkler, both of South Florida Heat, were the Swimmers of the Meet.

Pelaez, 16, a member of the U.S. junior national team, was awarded the Ann Marshall Award after winning the 50-yard freestyle in 23.47 after going 23.01 in prelims and 100-yard freestyle in 50.96 after going 50.61 in prelims. She was also a member of the runner-up 200-yard freestyle relay.

Winkler, 16, also a member of the U.S. junior national team, earned the Andy Coan Award. He was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 50.59 after going 49.41 in prelims and second in the 100-yard freestyle in 46.36 after going 45.31 in prelims. He also anchored the winning 200-yard freestyle relay with teammates Nikita Efimov, Finn Winkler and Giulian Martin.

South Florida Aquatic Club had several swimmers compete for Somerset. Enrique Rodriguez was top SOFLO finisher with a fifth place in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:49.45 and sixth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.38. Other SOFLO swimmers in the top 10 were Aldo Zepeda and Felix Gonzalez. Somerset was also fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay with Zepeda, Rodriguez, Sebastian Fernandez and Gonzalez.

It was the first time in three years swimmers competed in front of a full house of fans after the pandemic.

The field featured 14 teams: American Heritage Plantation, Boca Raton, Bolles, Calvary Christian, Gulliver Prep, Immaculata-La Salle, Miami Country Day, NSU University School, Pine Crest, St. Andrew’s, Somerset Academy, South Florida Heat, The King’s Academy and Westminster Academy.

Bolles also had 40 swimmers competing at Saturday’s FSPA High School Invitational in Stuart.

58th WOODSON RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. King’s Academy 298, 2. Bolles 249.50, 3. South Florida Heat 183, 4. St. Andrew’s 162, 5. Pine Crest 143, 6. Gulliver Prep 120, 7. NSU University School 56.50, 8. Calvary Christian 36, 9. Miami Country Day 30, 10. Somerset 28, 11. Boca Raton 26, 12. American Heritage Plantation 12, 13. Westminster Academy 10.
    GIRLS RESULTS
    200-yard medley relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:44.82 (Ava Fasano, Aly Bozzuto, Emma Herrera, Julianna Bell), 2. Pine Crest 1:47.92, 3. Bolles A 1:48.49, 10. Somerset 2:06.06 (Pilar Duranti, Sabrina Osorio, Sofia Hernandez, Mariana Pinto).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kiki Munna, KA 1:53.69, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 1:53.77, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 1:54.54.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Aly Bozzuto, KA 2:06.35, 2. Emma Herrera, KA2:07.84, 3. Lila Higgo, BSS 208.75.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 23.47, 2. Ava Fasano, KA 24.02, 3. Anais Gedeon, SFH 24.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Elyse Wood, GP 56.80, 2. Alexia Sotomayor, SAS 56.92, 3. Julia Murphy, BSS 57.52.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 50.96, 2. Madi Sipowski, KA 52.44, 3. Kiki Munna, KA 52.82.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 5:00.56, 2. Emma Herrera, KA 5:00.58, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 5:10.73, 16. Mariana Pinto, SOM 5:51.95.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:35.36 (Aly Bozzuto, Ava Fasano, Kiki Munna, Julianna Bell), 2. South Florida Heat 1:37.23, 3. Bolles 1:37.36, 11. Somerset 1:55.73 (Marie-Elise Baptiste, Kaitlyn Barrios, Sofia Osorio, Alyda Mendez).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ava Fasano, KA 57.81, 2. Elisabeth Eriendsdottir, BSS 58.01, 3. Giovanna Musiello, GP 58.58.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Aly Bozzuto, KA 1:03.23, 2. Sara Lin, PC 1:05.14, 3. Madi Sipowski, KA 1:06.67, 9. Sabrina Osorio, SOM 1:12.14.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:33.67, 2. King’s Academy 3:33.72, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:38.09, 8. Somerset 3:58.64 (Sofia Hernandez, Natalia Sibug, Sabrina Osorio, Pilar Duranti).

1-meter diving: 1. Alexyia Downer, BSS 434.55, 2. Millie Cochrane, SAS 364.05, 3. Kirra Reid, PC 314.20.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bolles 387, 2. St. Andrew’s 149, 3. Pine Crest 132, 4. South Florida Heat 123, 5. King’s Academy 105, 6. Boca Raton 91, 7. American Heritage Plantation 81, 8. Somerset 72, 9. NSU University School 55, 10. Westminster Academy 47, 11. Miami Country Day 40, 12. Gulliver Prep 31, 13. Calvary Christian 18, 14. Immaculata-La Salle 16.

BOYS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:35.06, 2. King’s Academy 1:37.58, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:39.05, 9. Somerset 1:44.73 (Aldo Zepeda, Enrique Rodriguez, Sebastian Fernandez, Felix Gonzalez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alston Qin, BSS 1:42.64, 2. Kayden Lancaster, BSS 1:42.89, 3. Ambrus Barcsak, SAS 1:44.88, 6. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 1:50.38.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Carter Lancaster, BSS 1:53.55, 2. Landon Kyser, BSS 1:55.22, 3. Aidan Paro, BSS 1:55.34, 9. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 2:07.20.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Andy Kravchenko, BSS 21.41, 2. Finn Winkler, SFH 21.43, 3. Noah Smith, KA 21.54, 8. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 22.32

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aidan Paro, BSS 50.53, 2. Kaii Winkler, SFH 50.59, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDS 51.18.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andy Kravchenko, BSS 46.33, 2. Kaii Winkler, SFH 46.36, 3. Seth Tolentino, BSS 48.78.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alston Qin, BSS 4:39.90, 2. Kayden Lancaster, BSS 4:40.21, 3. Alessandro Pereira, AHP 4:42.22, 5. Enrique Rodriguez, SOM 4:49.45, 6. Felix Gonzalez, SOM 4:50.73.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:27.19 (Nikita Efimov, Finn Winkler, Giulian Martin, Kaii Winkler), 2. King’s Academy 1:31.52, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:32.46.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Noah Smith, KA 50.42, 2. Finn Winkler, SFH 51.02, 3. Carter Lancaster, BSS 51.91. 8. Aldo Zepeda, SOM 54.69

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 57.78, 2. Will Heck, BSS 57.91, 3. Cohen Barron Chiam, BSS 58.03

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:09.39 Anthony Whittall, Seth Tolentino, Landon Kyser, Kayden Lancaster), 2. St. Andrew’s 3:15.51, 3. American Heritage Plantation 3:20.78, 4. Somerset 3:24.37 (Aldo Zepeda, Enrique Rodriguez, Sebastian Fernandez, Felix Gonzalez).

1-meter diving: 1. Allen Levitis, PC 527.40, 2. Max Starkman, PC 383.70, 3. Ashton Jacobi, PC 378.05.

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

Powerhouse Bolles Sweeps Team Titles; Three State Records Broken; Mendez Wins Record Sixth Diving Title; SOFLO’s Olivia Dinehart Wins


By Sharon Robb
STUART, November 6, 2021—In one of the fastest meets in state history, Jacksonville Bolles brought out the best in every one on a wind-chilled Saturday night at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center.

Bolles swept the team titles and raised the bar for every other team in the meet. The boys won with 574 points and girls with 370 points.

King’s Academy boys were second with 174.5, St. Andrew’s third with 165, South Florida Heat fourth with 159, NSU University School sixth with 102.5 and Pine Crest ninth with 92 points.

St. Andrew’s girls were runner-up with 238, Pine Crest third with 200, King’s Academy with 186, Cutler Bay fifth with 166 and South Florida Heat seventh with 118.

Bolles has won every boys state championship since 1988 and every girls title since 1991, and with 30 years of tradition on the line, Bolles kept the streak going. Bolles has now won a record 34 boys titles and 31 girls titles to continue as the state’s all-time high school swimming dynasty.

Unparalleled depth and relay excellence buoyed Bolles. Bolles won two girls relays and all three boys relays and won two individual girls events and five individual boys events.

In the boys competition, there were 40 automatic All-American times and 43 All-American consideration times posted. In the girls competition, there were 29 automatic All-American times and 33 All-American consideration times.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Olivia Dinehart of Cutler Bay won her first state title in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.28, an automatic All-American time. She was also third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.61, an All-American consideration time.

SOFLO’s Maddy Smutny, also of Cutler Bay, was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:54.20, an All-American consideration time.

Three state records were broken during prelims and finals.

King’s Academy’s Josh Zuchowski broke the state record in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:45.51, breaking the 2004 record of 1:46.31 set by Bradley Ally of St. Thomas Aquinas. Zuchowski also won the 100-yard backstroke in 47.29. Both were automatic All-American times.

South Florida Heat sophomore Erika Pelaez broke the state record in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.34. The previous record was 52.46 set by Clara Smiddy of South Florida Heat in 2013. Pelaez also won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.29. Both were automatic All-American times.

In prelims, Bolles’ William Heck broke his own 100-yard breaststroke record in 53.64. His 2020 state record was 53.73. He went on to win the event in 53.95.

Pine Crest senior diver Kevin Mendez took his final bow on 1-meter winning his sixth consecutive state title becoming one of the state’s most decorated athletes. Mendez won with 606.75 points ahead of teammate Allen Levitis with 490.50.

The victory gave him state records in most consecutive individual titles and most individual diving titles in state history. He broke a tie of four straight that stood for 33 years with Brian Gillooly, Gateway (Kissimmee), who won from 1990-93 and Mark Ruiz, Dr. Phillips (Orlando), 1994-97. No other swimmer or diver has won six straight titles since records were kept, dating back to the 1920s.

Pine Crest’s Julia Podkoscielny won the 200-yard individual medley in a career-best 1:59.79, an automatic All-American time. The U.S. junior national team member was the only swimmer in the field to break 2 minutes. Her previous best was 2:01.89. She was also second in the 100-yard backstroke in 53.30, an automatic All-American time.

In the most exciting relay race of the night, St. Andrew’s won the girls 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:23.46 with Aspen Gersper, Nicole Aguilar, Erin Miller and Ella Martinez ahead of Bolles in 3:23.51. Gersper also won the 100-yard butterfly in 54.02.

Kaii Winkler of South Florida Heat took seconds in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:36.78 and 100-yard freestyle in 44.00. Both were automatic All-American times.

NSU University School was second in the 400-yard freestyle relay in an All-American consideration time and school record 3:08.63 with Karl Wilson Aimable, Michele Vandenbossche, Marcelo Carrion and Max Fermayer. The relay broke an eight-year-old record.

A disqualification proved costly for the Pine Crest girls. The Panthers had their top-seeded girls’ 400-yard freestyle relay disqualified in morning prelims.

The Class 3A and 4A state meets are next Friday and Saturday.

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bolles 370, 2. St. Andrew’s 238, 3. Pine Crest 200, 4. King’s Academy 186, 5. Cutler Bay 166, 6. PK Yonge 126, 7. South Florida Heat 118, 8. Berkeley Prep 117, 9. Holy Names 91, 10. Episcopal 81, 20. Ransom Everglades 29, 26. Westminster Academy 15, 28. Carrollton 13, 31. Coral Springs Charter 10, 35. Calvary Christian 7, 42. St. John Paul II 2, 44. North Broward Prep, Benjamin 1.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:43.95 (Katherine Meyers-Labenz, Jessica Strong, Julia Murphy, Alexandra Zorn), AA-A, 2. King’s Academy 1:44.86, AA-C, 3. Cutler Bay 1:45.08 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Nat Gembicki), AA-C, 4. St. Andrew’s 1:45.10, AA-C, 5. Pine Crest 1:45.85, AA-C.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Megan McGrath, Bolles 1:48.60, AA-A, 2. Emma Sundermeyer, FOU 1:48.98, 3. Ella Martinez, STA 1:50.14, 6. Maddy Smutny, CB 1:51.19, 7. Elena Dinehart, CB 1:51.50.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:59.79, AA-A, 2. Michaela Mattes, CM 2:00.71, AA-A, 3. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:03.61, AA-C.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 22.29, AA-A, 2. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 22.38, AA-A, 3. Lillie Nesty, PKY 23.06, AA-A, 4. Ava Fasano, KA 23.51, AA-C, 6. Isabella Chambers, PC 23.67, 7. Hanna Smith, PC 23.81, 8. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 24.12, 10. Logan Zielinski, STA 24.13, 11. Gioia Balzano, SFH 24.28, 12. Lydia Lanahan, CAL 24.37, 16. Isabella Hernandez, NB 24.72.

1-meter diving: 1. Charlotte Norman, CSNA 459.65, 2. Elle Jacobsen, HTRN 441.20, 3. Ava Anderson, PC 406.60, 4. Makenzie Blake, WA 406.00, 10. Kaeden Dunham, STA 374.90, 12. Sarah Ghadiali, PC 362.75, 14. Madison Okon, KA 342.15, 16. Sarah Napier, BEN 292.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, STA 54.02, AA-A, 2. Marcela Scaramuzza, WIND 54.75, AA-C, 3. Megan McGrath, BOLL 55.02, 4. Nicole Aguilar, STA 55.31, 11. Riley McCormick, CSC 57.45.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 49.10, AA-A, 2. Lillie Nesty, PKYO 49.84, AA-A, 3. Adele Sands, CARW 51.50, 4. Hanna Smith, PC 51.68, 6. Isabella Chambers, OC 52.26, 8. Logan Zielinski, STA 52.85, 9. Nat Gembicki, CB 52.08, 15. Lyda Lanahan, CAL 53.33.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Michaela Mattes, CMOO 4:45.51, AA-A, 2. Maddy Smutny, CB 4:54.20, AA-C, 3. Riley Botting, PC 4:57.05, 6. Erin Miller,. STA 5:02.85, 8. Emma Herrera, KA 5:09.17, 10. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:01.85, 16. Paige Munna, KA 5:08.24.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:32.68, AA-A (Katherine Meyers-Labenz, Megan McGrath, Sabrina Lyn, Manita Sathianchokwisan), 2. King’s Academy 1:33.77, AA-A (Ava Fasano, Alyssa Bozzuto, Kiersten Munna, Julianna Bell), 3. Pine Crest 1:33.93, AA-A (Hanna Smith, Julia Podkoscielny, Isabella Chambers, Riley Botting), 4. St. Andrew’s 1:36.80, AA-C (Logan Zielinski, Nicole Aguilar, Nicole Casariego Mera, Erin Miller), 10. South Florida Heat 1:40.94, 11. Ransom Everglades 1:40.98.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 52.34, AA-A, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 53.30, AA-A, 3. Aspen Gersper, STA 54.68, AA-A, 5. Ella Martinez, STA 56.51, 7. Elena Dinehart, CB 57.21, 8. Ava Fasano, KA 57.65, 10. Kiersten Munna, KA 58.10, 15. Samantha Schoenborn, SFH 59.87.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:02.28, AA-A, 2. Marcela Scaramuzza, WIND 1:02.50, AA-A, 3. Jessica Strong, BOLL 1:02.57, AA-A, 4. Michaela Sierra, SFH 1:03.54, AA-C, 7. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 1:04.67, 11. Sara Linn, PC 1:05.74, 12. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.79, 13. Madison Sipowski, KA 1:06.99.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:23.46, AA-A, (Aspen Gersper, Nicole Aguilar, Erin Miller, Ella Martinez), 2. Bolles 3:23.51, AA-A, 3. South Florida Heat 3:29.44, AA-C, (Erika Pelaez, Gioia Balzano, Samantha Schoenborn, Michaela Sierra) 4. Cutler Bay 3:31.62 (Nat Gembicki, Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny), 7. King’s Academy 3:35.57, 14. Carrollton 3:49.12, 16. Coral Springs Charter 3:53.44.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bolles 574, 2. King’s Academy 174.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 165, 4. South Florida Heat 159, 5. Trinity Prep 129.5, 6. NSU University School 102.5, 7. Edgewood 100, 8. Berkeley Prep 95, 9. Pine Crest 92, 10. Clearwater 87.5, 19. Miami Country Day 28, 23. Cutler Bay 17, 33. Doctors Charter 8, 35. Riviera Prep 4, 37. Oxbridge 2, 38. FAU High 1.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:28.28 (Carter Lancaster, William Heck, Miguel Rojas Newman, Tucker Peterson), AA-A, 2. South Florida Heat 1:31.94 (Finn Winkler, Dario Martin, Nikita Efimov, Kaii Winkler), AA-A, 3. Trinity Prep 1:35.15, 5. St. Andrew’s 1:35.33, 7. King’s Academy 1:37.96, 9. NSU University School 1:37.79, 11. Pine Crest 1:39.28, 16. Cutler Bay 1:43.41.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 1:35.90, AA-A, 2. Kaii Winkler, SFH 1:36.78, AA-A, 3. Stuart Higdon, MAC 1:36.91, AA-A.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:45.51, AA-A, 2. Carter Lancaster, BOLL 1:46.91, AA-A, 3. Logan Ingerick, BERK 1:49.30, AA-A, 10. Aitor Arrese-Igor, STA 1:55.53, 12. Marcelo Carrion, NSU 1:58.15.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Miguel Rojas Newman, BOLL 20.49, AA-A, 2. Andy Kravchenko, EDWD 20.53, AA-A, 3. Tyler Roberton, BERK 20.60, AA-C, 7. Kacper Rafal, STA 21.29, 8. Noah Smith, KA 21.35, 10. Noah Engstrom, KA 21.51, 11. Finn Winkler, SFH 21.54, 12. Karl Wilson Aimable, NSUS 21.62, 16. Maxim Timperman, OXB 22.12.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 606.75, 2. Allen Levitis, PC 490.50, 3. Nicholas Santiago, TRIN 416.50, 8. Ashton Jacobi, PC 322.00, 10. Oliver Dunham, STA 273.40.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Miguel Rojas Newman, BOLL 48.26, AA-A, 2. Mason Williams, FOUN 48.43, AA-A, 3. Dylan Smiley, MCDY 48.59, AA-A, 5. Diego Balbi, STA 48.86, AA-A, 6. Dario Martin, SFH 48.87, AA-A, 9. Valerio Bonuglia, STA 50.38, 14. Nikita Efimov, SFH 51.62.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 43.74, AA-A, 2. Kaii Winkler, SFH 44.00, AA-A, 3. Tyler Roberton, BERK 44.85, AA-A, 9. Kacper Rafal, STA 46.47, 10. Max Fermayer, NSUS 46.92, 11. Michele Vandenbossche, NSUS 47.88, 16. Maxim Timperman, OXB 48.87.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Stuart Higdon, MAC 4:24.81, AA-A, 2. Kayden Lancaster, BOLL 4:27.28, AA-A, 3. Jacob Hamlin, CCBI 4:27.30, AA-A, 6. Christian Proscia, KA 4:38.00, 8. Austin Nelson, CB 4:43.19, 13. Ivan Grass, CB 4:47.11, 15. Mario Suarez, STA 4:54.76.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:20.30, AA-A, 2. South Florida Heat 1:24.22, AA-A, (Kaii Winkler, Finn Winkler, Nikita Efimov, Dario Martin), 3. King’s Academy 1:26.83 (Josh Zuchowski, Noah Engstrom, Diego Barberna, Christian Proscia), 5. St. Andrew’s 1:27.14, 8. NSU University School 1:28.74, 9. Pine Crest 1:28.41.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 47.29, AA-A, 2. Carter Lancaster, BOLL 49.10, AA-A, 3. Tucker Peterson, BOLL 49.14, AA-A, 6. Noah Smith, KA 50.76, 9. Diego Balbi, STA 51.67, 10. Finn Winkler, SFH 51.82, 13. Aitor Arrese-Igor, STA 53.45,14. Ambrus Barcsak, STA 53.61.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. William Heck, BOLL 53.95, AA-A, 2. Harrison Herrera, BOLL 54.99, AA-A, 3. Ethan Maloney, BOLL 55.55, AA-A, 4. Dario Martin, SFH 56.02, AA-C, 10. Aiden Kohanyi, SFH 58.38, 11. Nikita Efimov, SFH 58.47, 16. Pete Pokatragool, FAU 59.52.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 2:58.10 (Seth Tolentino, Carter Lancaster, Andres Dupont Cabrera, Kayden Lancaster), AA-A, 2. NSU University School 3:08.63, AA-C, (Karl Wilson Aimable, Michele Vandenbossche, Marcelo Carrion, Max Fermayer), 3. St. Andrew’s 3:09.30, 4. King’s Academy 3:10.57, 10. Pine Crest, Cuter Bay DQ.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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St. Andrew’s Scots Sweep Region 4-1A Team Titles; SOFLO’s Maddy Smutny, Olivia Dinehart Win


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, October 29, 2021—In the state’s fastest region qualifier, St. Andrew’s swept the boys and girls team titles Friday at the Region 4-1A Swimming and Diving Championships at Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Center.

The Scots won the girls’ team title with 376 points followed by Pine Crest with 369 and King’s Academy with 323 points.

The Scots won the boys’ team title with 350 points. Pine Crest was second with 319 and South Florida Heat was third with 273 points.

The 22-team field featured some of the most talented swimmers in the state including U.S. junior national team members Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest, Erika Pelaez of South Florida Heat and Josh Zuchowski of King’s Academy.

The Scots were led by girls’ individual winner Aspen Gersper in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.45 and winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Pine Crest had four individual winners with Podkoscielny in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.89; Ava Anderson in 1-meter diving; Hanna Elks Smith in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.76 and Riley Botting in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:52.97.

Pelaez was a double winner in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.02 and 100-yard backstroke in 54.11.

Cutler Bay had two individual champions, both South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers. Junior Maddy Smutny won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.02 and junior Olivia Dinehart won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.06.

The Scots’ boys were led by individual winner Kacper Rafael who tied King’s Academy’s Noah Engstrom in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.72. The Scots also won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:07.92.

Kaii Winkler of South Florida Heat was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:38.00 and 100-yard freestyle in 44.51. The Heat also won the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

South Florida Heat teammate Dario Martin was also a double winner in the 100-yard butterfly in 49.39 and 100-yard breaststroke in 56.58.

Zuchowski won two events in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:49.11 and 100-yard backstroke in 49.87. King’s teammate Christian Proscia won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:43.77.

Pine Crest senior diver Kevin Mendez defended his 1-meter title for his sixth crown and final opportunity to win his sixth state title.

The State 1A meet is next Saturday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart where defending champion Jacksonville Bolles is favored to win after sweeping the Region 1-1A titles. The girls and boys teams combined to win 21 events and posted several All-American time standards.

Bolles has been named No. 1 in the nation 18 times–10 for the boys and eight for the girls. The Bolles girls have won 34 state titles and boys have won 33 state titles.

A live broadcast of the state meet will be available on the NFHS Network (subscription required).

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Andrew’s 376, 2. Pine Crest 369, 3. King’s Academy 323, 4. South Florida Heat 242, 5. Cutler Bay 209, 6. tie, Ransom Everglades 106 and Coral Springs Charter, 106, 8. NSU University School 90, 9. Coral Shores 75, 10. tie, Carrollton 69 and Calvary Christian 69, 12. Miami Country Day 48.5, 13. North Broward Prep 39, 14. Oxbridge 33.5, 15. tie, Westminster Academy 30 and FAU High 30, 17. Sagemont 26, 18. St. John Paul II 17, 19. Miami LaSalle 16, 20. tie, Berean Christian, 8, and Westminster Christian 8, 22. tie, Lake Worth Christian, 4, and Cardinal Newman 4.

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:44.24, 2. King’s Academy 1:45.20, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:45.31.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Maddy Smutny, CB 1:51.02, 2. Riley Botting, PC 1:51.13, 3. Kiersten Munna, KA 1:52.22, 4. Elena Dinehart, CB 1:52.89, 9. Nat Gembicki, CB 1:55.00, 12. Izzy Wilson, CAR 1:59.36.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:01.89, 2. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:04.91, 3. Nicole Aguilar, SA 2:05.02, 8. Sara Quintero, SAGE 2:11.81, 9. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:13.42, 22. Fiorella DiSalvo, SFH 2:24.92.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 23.02, 2. Ava Fasano, KA 23.56, 3. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 23.93, 16. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 25.42.

1-meter diving: 1. Ava Anderson, PC 467.85, 2. Kaeden Dunham, SA 432.70, 3. Makenzie Blake, WA 423.80.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 54.45, 2. Nicole Aguilar, SA 54.95, 3. Riley McCormick, CSC 57.92, 4. Sara Quintero, SAGE 59.12, 19. Fiorella DiSalvo, SFH 1:05.53.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 51.76, 2. Isabella Chambers, PC 52.63, 3. Lydia Lanahan, CC 52.92, 6. Nat Gembicki, CB 53.19, 11. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 55.57.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Riley Botting, PC 4:52.97, 2. Emma Herrera, KA 4:58.96, 3. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:01.92, 7. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:09.45, 14. Alexis Christensen, NSU 5:28.11.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:35.06, 2. Pine Crest 1:35.65, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:37.74.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 54.11, 2. Aspen Gersper, SA 54.66, 3. Julia Podkosciely, PC 55.13, 6. Elena Dinehart, CB 56.85.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:03.06, 2. Micaela Sierra, SFH 1:03.47, 3. Alyssa Bozzuto, KA 1:03.75, 7. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.57.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:24.53, 2. Pine Crest 3:27.51, 3. South Florida Heat 3:29.77.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Andrew’s 350, 2. Pine Crest 319, 3. South Florida Heat 273.5, 4. King’s Academy 269.5, 5. NSU University School 226.5, 6. Cutler Bay 150, 7. Riviera Prep 96, 8. Ransom Everglades 72, 9. FAU High 70, 10. Miami Country Day 62, 11. Oxbridge 57, 12. Westminster Academy 50, 13. Calvary Christian 44, 14. Coral Shores 36, 15. Doctors Charter 33, 16. North Broward Prep 32.5, 17. Westminster Christian 31, 18. Miami LaSalle 27, 19. St. John Paul II 24, 20. Sagemont 9, 21. Cardinal Newman 4, 22. Posnack 2.

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:32.41, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:37.32, 3. King’s Academy 1:38.54.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 1:38.00, 2. Valerio Bonuglia, SA 1:44.42, 3. Ambrus Barcsak, SA 1:44.63, 10. Ivan Grass, CB 1:51.00, 11. Nicholas Pelaez, CB 1:52.12.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:49.11, 2. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SA 1:56.09, 3. Pablo Lopez Franco, LAS 1:58.38, 4. Adrian Hernandez, CB 1:59.75.

50-yard freestyle: 1. tie, Kacper Rafal, SA 21.72 and Noah Engstrom, KA 21.72, 3. tie, Finn Winkler, SFH 21.83, and Karl Wilson Aimable, NSU 21.83.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 586.25, 2. Allen Levitis, PC 518.30, 3. Ashton Jacobi, PC 346.55.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Dario Martin, SFH 49.39, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCD 49.44, 3. Diego Balbi, SA 49.69, 8. Adrian Hernandez, CB 53.97, 14. Jaden Amores, CB 56.08.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 44.51, 2. Kacper Rafal, SA 46.54, 3. Max Fermayer, NSU 48.28, 15. Alexander Miller, CB 50.42.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Christian Proscia, KA 4:43.77, 2. Austin Nelson, CB 4:45.05, 3. Ivan Grass, CB 4:51.12.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:24.52, 2. King’s Academy 1:26.97, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:27.82.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 49.87, 2. Noah Smith, KA 50.61, 3. Diego Balbi, SA 51.21, 10. Austin Nelson, CB 54.56, 11. Jaden Amores, CB 58.37.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Dario Martin, SFH 56.58, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCD 56.98, 3. Nikita Efimov, SFH 57.70, 15. Alexander Miller, CB 1:04.40.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:07.92, 2. NSU University School 3:11.14, 3. Pine Crest 3:16.34.

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

St. Andrew’s Sweeps District 10-1A Team Titles; Four Pool Records Broken


By Sharon Robb
BOCA RATON, October 23, 2021—St. Andrew’s School swept the boys and girls team titles in the District 10-1A Swimming and Diving Championships Friday at the Scots’ pool.

In what looked more like a dual meet between rivals St. Andrew’s and King’s Academy, St. Andrew’s girls won with 597 points ahead of King’s with 545.

The boys won with 560 points and King’s finished with 525.5.

Four pool records including two by King’s Academy senior Josh Zuchowski, were broken.

Zuchowski, a member of the U.S. National Junior Team and Stanford-bound, won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:49.89 and 100-yard backstroke in 49.39, both pool records and All-American consideration times.

King’s Academy won the girls 200-yard freestyle relay in a pool record and All-American consideration time of 1:36.09 with relay swimmers Ava Fasano, Julianna Bell, Kiki Munna and Aly Bozzuto.

St. Andrew’s won the girls 400-yard freestyle relay in a pool record and All-American consideration time of 3:32.54 with Aspen Gersper, Nicole Aguilar, Erin Miller and Ella Martinez.

Emma Herrera and Ava Fasano were double winners for King’s.

Herrera, a freshman, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:07.82 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:01.55.

Fasano, a junior, won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.72 and 100-yard backstroke in 56.52.

King’s Academy won the girls’ 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

King’s Academy boys also won the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

Senior Kacper Rafal of St. Andrew’s and senior Christian Proscia of King’s Academy also joined Zuchowski as double winners.

Rafal won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.84 and 100-yard freestyle in 47.59

Proscia won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:46.00 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:46.67.

The top qualifiers advance into the Region 4-1A meet Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at NSU Aquatic Center.

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Andrew’s 597, 2. King’s Academy 545, 3. Oxbridge 188, 4. FAU High 136, 5. St. John Paul II 135, 6. Cardinal Newman 97, 7. Berean Christian 79, 8. Lake Worth Christian 63, 9. Grandview Prep 1.

200-yard medley relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:46.35, pool record (Ava Fasano, Aly Bozzuto, Emma Herrera, Julianna Bell), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:49.67, 3. Oxbridge 2:02.89.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Ella Martinez, SA 1:52.73, 2. Kiki Munna, KA 1:52.88, 3. Paige Munna, KA 1:54.18.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Emma Herrera, KA 2:07.82, 2. Nicole Aguilar, SA 2:08.76, 3. Madison Sipowski, KA 2:14.57.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Ava Fasano, KA 23.72, 2. Aly Bozzuto, KA 24.09, 3. Logananne Zielinski, SA 24.52.

1-meter diving: 1. Kaeden Dunham, FAU 416.90, 2. Madison Okon, KA 380.70, 3. Ashley Kelly, SA 359.60.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 56.62, 2. Nicole Aguilar, SA 57.06, 3. Madelyn Rippo, SA 1:02.03.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Logananne Zielinski, SA 53.78, 2. Julianna Bell, KA 54.71, 3. Amanda Loomis, KA 54.91.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Emma Herrera, KA 5:01.55, 2. Paige Munna, KA 5:01.67, 3. Erin Miller, SA 5:14.65.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:36.09, AA-C (Ava Fasano, Julianna Bell, Kiki Munna, Aly Bozzuto), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:39.08, 3. FAU 1:45.28.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ava Fasano, KA 56.52, 2. Aspen Gersper, SA 57.26, 3. Ella Martinez, SA 57.48.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Aly Bozzuto, KA 1:04.92, 2. Madison Sipowski, KA 1:05.89, 3. Morgan Hiller, LWC 1:10.70.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:32.54, pool record (Aspen Gersper, Nicole Aguilar, Erin Miller, Ella Martinez), 2. King’s Academy 3:54.91, 3. St. John Paul II 4:26.44.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

  1. St. Andrew’s 560.5, 2. King’s Academy 525.5, 3. Oxbridge 203, 4. FAU High 166, 5. Cardinal Newman 142, 6. St. John Paul II 138, 7. Berean Christian 82, 8. Lake Worth Christian 12, 9. Grandview Prep 11.

200-yard medley relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:35.75, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:39.59, 3. FAU 1:51.75.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Christian Proscia, KA 1:46.00, 2. Valerio Bonuglia, SA 1:47.69, 3. Ambrus Barcsak, SA 1:48.18.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:49.89, pool record and AA-C, 2. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SA 2:00.66, 3. Diego Barnera, KA 2:07.04.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kacper Rafal, SA 21.84, 2. Noah Smith, KA 22.07, 3. Noah Engstrom, KA 22.15.

1-meter diving: 1. Oliver Dunham, SA 292.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Diego Balbi, SA 51.39, 2. Valerio Bonuglia, SA 52.12, 3. Diego Barberna, KA 56.17.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kacper Rafal, SA 47.59, 2. tie, Jake Venezia, SA 49.57 and Noah Engstrom, KA 49.57.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Christian Proscia, KA 4:46.67, 2. Mario Suarez, SA 5:07.40, 3. Maxwell Strohecke, KA 5:14.83.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:27.57 (Josh Zuchowski, Noah Smith, Noah Engstrom, Christian Proscia), 2. St. Andrew’s 1:29.34, 3. FAU 1:39.29.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 49.39, pool record, AA-C, 2. Noah Smith, KA 51.92, 3. Diego Balbi, SA 53.42.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Pete Pokatragool, FAU 1:00.27, 2. Paul Pokatragool, FAU 1:03.02, 3. Matthew Aronsohn, SA 1:04.59.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:16.47 (Ambrus Barcsak, Diego Balbi, Aitor Arrese-Igor, Kacper Rafal), 2. King’s Academy 3:35.33, 3. St. John Paul II 3:49.09.

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

St. Andrew’s Wins Boys’ Team Title, Record 11th Combined Title; King’s Academy Wins Girls Title At Palm Beach County Championships; Gersper, Zuchowski Swimmers of the Meet


By Sharon Robb
WEST PALM BEACH, October 1, 2021—St. Andrew’s and King’s Academy turned the Palm Beach County High School Swimming and Diving Championships into a dogfight Friday at Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Complex.

In one of the closest and most exciting finishes in meet history, St. Andrew’s won a record eleventh straight combined team title with 719.5 points. King’s Academy was runner-up with 702 points.

The Scots also won the boys’ team title with 343 points followed by King’s Academy with 299.5 points.

King’s Academy knocked off defending champion St. Andrew’s to win the girls’ team title for the first time with 402.5 points. The Scots were runners-up with 376.5 points.

St. Andrew’s sophomore Aspen Gersper was named Female Swimmer of the Meet. She finished with 40 points in high point after winning the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.93 and 100-yard butterfly in 54.84. She also led off the Scots’ winning 400-yard freestyle relay with a 50.08 split breaking Rhi Jeffrey’s county record.

Other girls’ double winners were Heidi Smithwick of Jupiter and Ava Fasano of King’s Academy.

Smithwick, a senior, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.82 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:54.24.

Fasano, a junior, won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.40 and 100-yard backstroke in 55.84.

King’s Academy won the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays. Julianna Bell and Aly Bozzuto were indvidual winners for King’s Academy.

Stanford-bound Josh Zuchowski, a senior at King’s Academy, was the Male Swimmer of the Meet for the second consecutive year. He also finished with 40 points. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:39.61 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:31.75.

Noah Smith of King’s Academy was a double winner in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:53.55 and 100-yard backstroke in 51.02.

St. Andrew’s won the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays and had two individual winners, Kacper Rafal and Diego Balbi.

Other individual winners were Maximilian zum Tobel of Boca Raton in the 100-yard freestyle (45.08) and Chase Foulds of Park Vista in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.40).

The 1-meter diving competition was held Friday at Wellington Aquatic Complex. Emilie Moore of Boca Raton won the girls with 539.55 points and Thomas Dowling won the boys with 530.60 points.

The swimming prelims were held Monday at Lake Lytal, North County Aquatic Complex and Boca Raton High School.

Unlike the Broward County Athletic Association which features only BCAA-member schools, the Palm Beach County Championships feature private and public schools to determine a true county champion.

GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS

1.King’s Academy 402.5, 2. St. Andrew’s 376.5, 3. Jupiter 289.5, 4. Park Vista 164, 5. Boca Raton 164, 6. Suncoast 131, 7. Dwyer 117.5, 8. Wellington 115, 9. Benjamin 96, 10. Dreyfoos School of the Arts 83, 11. Spanish River 68, 12. Palm Beach Central 63, 13. FAU High 61.5, 14. Seminole Ridge 32, 15. Oxbridge 29, 16. St. John Paul II 20, 17. Forest Hill 17, 18. West Boca Raton 14, 19. Lake Worth Christian 12.5, 20. Jupiter Christian 12, 21. tie, Palm Beach Gardens, Somerset Canyons 11, 23. Cardinal Newman 5, 24. Royal Palm Beach 1.

200-yard medley relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:45.01, 2. Jupiter 1:46.03, 3. Boca Raton 1:52.99.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 1:48.93, 2. Emma Herrera, KA 1:52.34, 3. Siena Griffiths, SA 1:53.89.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 2:02.82, 2. Nicole Aguilar, SA 2:03.58, 3. Ella Martinez, SA 2:07.02.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Ava Fasano, KA 23.40, 2. Kiara Caamano, JUP 23.70, 3. Aly Bozzuto, KA 23.86.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 54.84, 2. Leorah Rotchin, WHS 58.42, 3. Elizabeth Sikes, BR 59.21.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Julianna Bell, KA 53.63, 2. Amanda Loomis, KA 54.43, 3. Anna Macaulay, SUN 56.44.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 4:54.24, 2. Emma Herrera, KA 5:02.68, 3. Faith Mutchsler, PBC 5:03.18.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:34.71, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:35.75, 3. Jupiter 1:42.36.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ava Fasano, KA 55.84, 2. Ella Martinez, SA 56.09, 3. Katherine Nordheim, BR 57.61.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Aly Bozzuto, KA 1:04.07, 2. Madison Sipowski, KA 1:05.55, 3. Amanda Loomis, KA 1:08.11.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:25.08, 2. Jupiter 3:29.74, 3. King’s Academy 3:37.66.

1-meter diving: 1. Emilie Moore, BR 539.55, 2. Kaeden Dunham, SA 422.05, 3. Madison Okon, KA 386.05.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS

1.St. Andrew’s School 343, 2. King’s Academy 299.5, 3. Boca Raton 248, 4. Jupiter 220, 5. Park Vista 156.5, 6. Suncoast 150, 7. Spanish River 134, 8. Wellington 127, 9. Dreyfoos School of the Arts 93, 10. Palm Beach Central 74, 11. FAU High 68, 12. Seminole Ridge 67, 13. Dwyer 51, 14. Oxbridge 50, 15. West Boca Raton 47, 16. Somerset Canyons 33, 17. St. John Paul II 32, 18. Benjamin 31, 19. Jupiter Christian 24, 20. tie, John I. Leonard, Lake Worth Christian 15, 22. Santaluces 4, 23. Cardinal Newman 2.

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:36.68, 2. Boca Raton 1:39.97, 3. Park Vista 1:40.82.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:39.61, 2. Maximilian zum Tobel, BR 1:40.15, 3. Christian Proscia, KA 1:44.90.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Noah Smith, KA 1:53.55, 2. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SA 1:56.17, 3. Jacques Sonnier, SR 2:01.92.

50-yard freestyle: 1.Kacper Rafal, SA 21.48, 2. John Trieu, SCBB 21.69, 3. Chase Foulds, PV 22.09.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Diego Balbi, SA 50.15, 2. Alex Nunez, JUP 53.71, 3. Tanner Zilch, JUP 53.92.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Maximilian zum Tobel, BR 45.08, 2. Kacper Rafal, SA 46.91, 3. John Trieu, SCBB 47.37.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 4:31.75, 2. Christian Proscia, KA 4:49.34, 3. Ambrus Barcsak, SA 4:53.90.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:26.32, 2. Boca Raton 1:28.60, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:31.32.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Noah Smith, KA 51.02, 2. Diego Balbi, SA 52.73, 3. Hudson Bishop, JUP 53.17.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Chase Foulds, PV 59.40, 2. Jacques Sonnier, SR 1:00.77, 3. Paul Pokatragool, FAU 1:01.15.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:10.37, 2. King’s Academy 3:11.10, 3. Jupiter 3:23.30.

1-meter diving: 1. Thomas Dowling, SUN 530.60, 2. Bryson Hayden, SRDG 428.70, 3. Christian Torres, DWY 423.85.

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

King’s Academy Girls, Bolles Boys Capture Team Titles At FSPA Invitational; SOFLO’s Juan Mora Double Winner


STUART, September 25, 2021—Jacksonville Bolles boys and King’s Academy girls won the team titles in the Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) High School Invitational Saturday at Sailfish Splash Aquatic Athletics Center.

Bolles won the combined team title with 741 points and boys team title with 463 points. King’s Academy won the girls crown and was runner-up in the combined and boys competition.

King’s Academy was led by double winner Ava Fasano in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.68 and 100-yard backstroke in 56.77. Teammate Emma Herrera won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:07.34.

King’s Academy swept all three girls relays.

Jupiter’s Heidi Smithwick won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.36.

Blair Stoneburg of Jensen Beach was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.12 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:42.71.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Juan Mora of Doral Academy was a double winner in the 100-yard butterfly in 50.38 and 100-yard breaststroke in 55.79.

Noah Smith was a double winner for King’s Academy for King’s Academy in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:53.70 and 100-yard backstroke in 51.43.

King’s Academy won the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays with Josh Zuchowski swimming anchor for both relays. Zuchowski also won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:39.03.

Bolles, a powerhouse for decades, is so deep it was able to split its squads and also compete in the 57th Woodson Invitational at Pine Crest, where it swept the combined, boys and girls team titles.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bolles 741, 2. King’s Academy 617, 3. Jensen Beach 315, 4. Doral 313, 5. Montverde 308, 6. Lake Mary 269, 7. Wolfson 227, 8. Cornerstone Charter 174, 9. Jupiter 167, 10. Fort Myers 141, 11. Providence 131, 12. Satellite 130, 13. Carrollwood 115, 14. Port Charlotte 90, 15. St. Petersburg Catholic 89, 16. Lake Placid 85, 17. Holy Trinity 81, 18. Space Coast 54, 19. South Fork 54, 20. Titusville 53, 21. Vero Beach 19, 22. Tarpon Springs 16, 23. Suwannee 11, 24. Dunbar 1.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.King’s Academy 394, 2. Bolles 278, 3. Jensen Beach 213, 4. Lake Mary 163, 5. Montverde 147, 6. Fort Myers 131, 7. Doral 128, 8. Wolfson 104, 9. Cornerstone Charter 97, 10. tie, Port Charlotte, Jupiter 80, 12. Carrollwood 61, 13. Holy Trinity 52, 14. Providence 50, 15. Space Coast 43, 16. Lake Placid 41, 17. Satellite 24, 18. South Fork 18, 19. Tarpon Springs 16, 20. St. Petersburg Catholic 9, 21. Vero Beach 3, 22. tie, Dunbar, Titusville 1.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard freestyle: 1. Blair Stoneburg, JB 1:47.12, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:50.67, 3. Brynn Stoneburg, JB 1:50.73.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Emma Herrera, KA 2:07.34, 2. Clarice Spencer, FTM 2:08.56, 3. Caitlin Bartle, CCAO 2:10.17.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Ava Fasano, KA 23.68, 2. Adele Sands, CDS 23.73, 3. Aly Bozzuto, KA 23.76.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Clarice Spencer, FTM 56.60, 2. Sophia Diaz, DOR 56.70, 3. Caitlin Bartle, CCAO 57.95.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Adele Sands, CDS 50.87, 2. Aly Bozzuto, KA 52.35, 3. Sydney Stemley, LM 53.76.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Blair Stoneburg, JB 4:42.71, 2. Emma Herrera, KA 5:02.64, 3. Paige Munna, KA 5:13.57.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:36.23 (Julianna Bell, Ava Fasano, Kiki Munna, Aly Bozzuto), 2. Jensen Beach 1:38.25, 3. Lake Mary 1:41.63.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ava Fasano, KA 56.77, 2. Brynn Stoneburg, JB 57.60, 3. Kiki Munna, KA 58.52.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:03.36, 2. Emily Santos, MONT 1:03.37, 3. Madison Sipowski, KA 1:06.34.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 3:33.88, 2. Jensen Beach 3:36.06, 3. Bolles 3:42.85.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Bolles 463, 2. King’s Academy 223, 3. Doral 185, 4. Montverde 161, 5. Wolfson 123, 6. tie, Lake Mary, Satellite 106, 8. Jensen Beach 102, 9. Jupiter 87, 10. Providence 81, 11. St. Petersburg Catholic 80, 12. Cornerstone Charter 77, 13. Carrollwood 54, 14. Titusville 52, 15. Lake Placid 44, 16. South Fork 36, 17. Holy Trinity 29, 18. Space Coast 22, 19. Vero Beach 16, 20. Suwannee 11, 21. tie, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers 10.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:36.81 (Drew Bowen, Wyatt Porch, Zackary Cheung, Drew Heck), 2. Doral 1:38.05, 3. Montverde 1:40.83.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:39.03, 2. Christian Proscia, KA 1:45.24, 3. Alex Nunez, JUP 1:46.09.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Noah Smith, KA 1:53.70, 2. Anthony Whittall, JB 1:57.57, 3. Wyatt Porch, JB 1:58.80.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Drew Heck, JB 21.96, 2. Jacob Hamlin, CCAO 22.06, 3. Ayden Cason 22.13.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Mora, DOR 50.38, 2. Caleb Rohacs, SAT 52.92, 3. Noah Raszczyk, MON 53.16.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Zach Bishop, LM 48.62, 2. Drew Heck, JB 48.71, 3. Ayden Cason, JB 48.79.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Jacob Hamlin, CCAO 4:34.52, 2. Christian Proscia, KA 4:44.83, 3. Victor Deranio, JB 4:48.18.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:26.63 (Noah Smith, Noah Engstrom, Christian Proscia, Josh Zuchowski), 2. Bolles 1:30.01, 3. Montverde 1:30.42.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Noah Smith, KA 51.43, 2. Hudson Bishop, JUP 52.60, 3. Drew Bowen, JB 54.92.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Juan Mora, DOR 55.79, 2. Josh Zuchowski, KA 55.99, 3. Kebo Stubbs, MON 58.01.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 3:11.45 (Christian Proscia, Noah Engstrom, Noah Smith, Josh Zuchowski), 2. Bolles 3:17.33, 3. Doral 3:19.98.

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

King’s Academy Captures Florida Christian Schools Invitational


By Sharon Robb
FORT LAUDERDALE, September 11, 2021–King’s Academy swept the girls and boys team titles in the annual Florida Christian Schools Invitational Saturday at host Westminster Academy.

The girls’ team, with three relay and five individual wins, won the team title with 585 points. South Florida Heat was runner-up with 315 and Carrollton was third with 295 points.

The boys’ team, with six individual and one relay win, won the team title with 480 points. South Florida Heat was second with 392 points and Calvary Christian was third with 234.

The day-long meet featured nine teams from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade.

Paige Munna was a double winner for the Lions in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.77 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:07.72.

Emma Herrera, Ava Fasno and Ally Bozzuto also won individual events for King’s Academy.

Lydia Lanahan was also a double winner in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.36 and 100-yard freestyle in 55.63.

Nicolette Xydas of Carrollton won the girls 1-meter diving with 181 points. There was no boys event.

Erika Pelaez of South Florida won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.48.

Double winners Josh Zuchowski and Noah Engstrom led King’s Academy boys. Zuchowski won the 100-yard butterfly in 48.52 and 100-yard breaststroke in 56.52. Engstrom won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.34 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.74.

South Florida Heat won two relays and two individual events.

FLORIDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INVITATIONAL
Held at Westminster Academy, Fort Lauderdale
GIRLS
TEAM TOTALS:
1. The King’s Academy 585, 2. South Florida Heat 315, 3. Carrollton 295, 4. Calvary Christian 201, 5. Jupiter Christian 181, 6. Westminster Academy 152, 7. Westminster Christian 89, 8. Berean Christian 75, 9. St. Edwards 46.
200-yard medley relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:47.02, 2. South Florida Heat 1:48.89, 3. Carrollton 2:02.77.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Munna, KA 1:54.77, 2. Kiki Munna, KA 1:58.85, 3. Gioia Balzano, SFH 2:02.05.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 2:03.48, 2. Aly Bozzuto, KA 2:05.07, 3. Emma Herrera, KA 2:05.51.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Lydia Lanahan, CALV 25.36, 2. Julianna Bell, KA 25.65, 3. Micaela Sierra, SFH 26.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Emma Herrera, KA 56.67, 2. Ava Fasano, KA 57.24, 3. Gioia Balzano, SFH 1:00.61.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Lydia Lanahan, CALV 55.63, 2. Amanda Loomis, KA 55.71, 3. Julianna Bell, KA 56.53.

1-Meter Diving: 1. Nicolette Xydas, CAR 181.00, 2. Laurel MacPhee, CALV 158.95, 3. Zoe Strachan, KA 84.55.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Paige Munna, KA 5:07.72, 2. Alexandra Stern, STED 5:15.07, 3. Olivia Wiebe, SFH 5:27.68.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:39.75, 2. South Florida Heat 1:45.66, 3. Jupiter Christian 1:51.91.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ava Fasano, KA 57.50, 2. Kiki Munna, KA 1:00.10, 3. Amanda Loomis, KA 1:00.9, 4. Izzy Wilson, CAR 1:05.02.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Aly Bozzuto, KA 1:05.23, 2. Micaela Sierra, SFH 1:05.27, 3. Madison Sipowski, KA 1:07.54, 6. Fiorella Di Salvo, SFH 1:17.67.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 3:34.32, 2. Carrollton 4:03.76, 3. South Florida Heat 4:13.62.

BOYS
TEAM TOTALS: 1. The King’s Academy 480, 2. South Florida Heat 392, 3. Calvary Christian 234, 4. Jupiter Christian 220, 5. Westminster Academy 217, 6. Westminster Christian 103, 7. Berean Christian 74, 8. St. Edwards 56, 9. Rhema Word Christian 31.

200-yard medley relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:36.07, 2. King’s Academy 1:38.36, 3. Calvary Christian 1:55.01.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Christian Proscia, KA 1:49.23, 2. Finn Winkler, SFH 1:49.89, 3. Christian Clark, WA 1:54.14.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Dario Martin, SFH 1:53.25, 2. Kaii Winkler, SFH 1:53.66, 3. Diego Barberna, KA 2:12.44.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Noah Engstrom, KA 22.34, 2. Noah Smith, KA 22.53, 3. Mario Solorzano, WC 22.78.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Josh Zuchowski KA 48.52, 2. Nikita Efimov, SFH 51.91, 3. Diego Barberna, KA 57.04.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Noah Engstrom, KA 50.74, 2. Christian Clark, WA 51.24, 3. Mario Ssolorzano, WC 51.56.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, SFH 4:45.86, 2. Christian Proscia, KA 4:55.20, 3. Josue Paiz, SFH 5:33.01.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. South Florida Heat 1:27.50, 2. King’s Academy 1:35.58, 3. Westminster Academy 1:40.41.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Noah Smith, KA 53.33, 2. Finn Winkler, SFH 54.47, 3. Josh Justin, RWCA 1:00.20.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 56.52, 2. Dario Martin, SFH 57.23, 3. Nikita Efimov, SFH 59.85.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 3:27.46, 2. South Florida Heat 3:33.00, 3. Westminster Academy 3:45.84.

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

King’s Academy Sweeps Calvary Christian; Zuchowski Breaks Two National Records


By Sharon Robb
WEST PALM BEACH, September 4, 2021–King’s Academy swept Calvary Christian in its’ Aug. 26 dual meet season-opener at the Lions’ pool.

The girls’ team won, 138-31 and the boys’ team won 132-33. The meet was held in a short course meter-configured pool instead of the regular short course yards.

2020 U.S. Olympic trials qualifier Joshua Zuchowski broke two national independent short course meter records in the 100-meter butterfly and 100-meter backstroke.

The Stanford-bound Zuchowski broke his own 100-meter butterfly in 54.12. He also broke the 100-meter backstroke in 53.80. He was also a member of the winning 200-meter medley relay and 400-meter freestyle relay.

Other boys’ double winners were Christian Proscia and Noah Engstrom.

The girls’ team was led by double winners Emma Herrera, Madison Sipowski and Aly Bozzuto.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: King’s Academy 270, Calvary Christian 64
GIRLS (Short course meters)
King’s Academy 138, Calvary Christian 31
200-meter medley relay: 1. King’s Academy 2:05.78 (Ava Fasano, Madison Sipowski, Marin Zuchowski, Julianna Bell), 2. King’s Academy B 2:16.56, 3. Calvary Christian 2:38.85.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Emma Herrera, KA 2:07.04, 2. Kiki Munna, KA 2:07.23, 3. Paige Munna, KA 2:13.91.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Madison Sipowski, KA 2:28.76, 2. STella Wiegert, KA 2:45.55, 3. Gwen Wiegert, KA 2:56.14.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Aly Bozzuto, KA 26.84, 2. Ava Fasano, KA 27.07, 3. Julianna Bell, KA 28.46.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Marin Zuchowski, KA 1:15.50, 2. Maris Proscia, KA 1:16.51, 3. Rachel Rummo, KA 1:21.80.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Aly Bozzuto, KA 59.38, 2. Amanda Loomis, KA 1:03.05, 3. Julianna Bell, KA 1:03.27.

500-meter freestyle: 1. Emma Herrera, KA 5:44.21, 2. Paige Munna, KA 5:57.75, 3. Marley Tyner, CALV 7:42.59.

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:50.46 (Julianna Bell, Ava Fasano, Kiki Munna, Aly Bozzuto), 2. King’s Academy B 1:56.70, 3. King’s Academy C 2:08.86.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Ava Fasano, KA 1:06.89, 2. Kiki Munna, KA 1:08.58, 3. Amanda Loomis, KA 1:11.11.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Madison Sipowski, KA 1:16.40, 2. Taylor Sipowski, KA 1:26.20, 3. Gwen Wiegert, KA 1:34.43.

400-meter freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 4:06.26 (Emma Herrera, Paige Munna, Amanda Loomis, Madison Sipowski), 2. King’s Academy 4:13.52, 3. King’s Academy 4:44.36.

BOYS (Short course meters)
King’s Academy 132, Calvary Christian 33
200-meter medley relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:49.49 (Noah Smith, Tyler Wilkinson, Josh Zuchowski, Noah Engstrom), 2. King’s Academy B 2:08.25, 3. Calvary Christian 2:22.13.

200-meter freestyle: 1. Christian Proscia, KA 1:59.01, 2. Maxwell Strohecker, KA 2:10.15, 3. Aiden Bloomfield, KA 2:33.92.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Noah Smith, KA 2:13.81, 2. Asher Smith, KA 2:47.06, 3. Josh Wallace, CALV 2:57.80.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Noah Engstrom, KA 25.20, 2. Tyler Wilkinson, KA 27.13, 3. Aaron McQueeney, KA 27.87.

100-meter butterfly: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 54.12, 2. Sammy Strohecker, KA 1:10.06, 3. Drew McQueeney, KA 1:10.45.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Noah Engstrom, KA 56.02, 2. Matthew Clancy, KA 1:01.37, 3. Aaron McQueeney, KA 1:01.95.

500-meter freestyle: 1. Christian Proscia, KA 5:22.71, 2. Dash Edwards, KA 5:33.85, 3. Maxwell Strohecker, KA 5:49.40.

200-meter freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 1:41.15 (Noah Smith, Tyler Wilkinson, Noah Engstrom, Christian Proscia), 2. King’s Academy B 1:57.65, 3. King’s Academy C 2:06.68.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 53.80, 2. Asher Smith, KA 1:18.54, 3. Caleb Barnes, CALV 1:32.

100-meter breaststroke: 1. Tyler Wilkinson, KA 1:13.52, 2. Drew McQueeney, KA 1:19.78, 3. David Quiceno, CALV 1:47.40.

400-meter freestyle relay: 1. King’s Academy 3:42.96 (Josh Zuchowski, Christian Proscia, Noah Smith, Maxwell Strohecker), 2. King’s Academy B 4:19.14, 3. Calvary Christian 5:04.62.

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

Powerhouse Jacksonville Bolles Sweeps FHSAA State 1A Team Titles; Miguel Sierra, Olivia Dinehart Top SOFLO Finishers


By Sharon Robb
STUART, November 15, 2020—The season’s journey through the pandemic for St. Andrew’s and King’s Academy ended with two runner-up finishes Sunday at the FHSAA State 1A Swimming and Diving Championship at Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

And, for Jacksonville Bolles, the legacy continued.

Bolles extended its state championship streak to a record 33 years for the boys and 30 years for the girls and is the state’s all-time high school swimming dynasty.

Bolles, buoyed by two winning relays, won the girls title with 380 points, an 87-point cushion ahead of St. Andrew’s among 45 teams. Cutler Bay was third with 172 points.

As always, overall depth and relay strength enabled Bolles boys to sweep all three relays and collect three individual titles to win with 501 points among a field of 33 teams.

St. Andrew’s girls, led by double winner Aspen Gersper and winning 200-yard medley relay, finished second with 293.

“The girls stepped up and Aspen winning two events was phenomenal,” St. Andrew’s coach Sid Cassidy said. “You just need more bodies to beat Bolles. They have so many people that score. They brought out the best in us.”

King’s Academy boys, led by double winner Joshua Zuchowski, was second with 222 points, redeeming their tie finish with St. Andrew’s for the region title.

“It was always the goal coming into the season to get second place overall,” said King’s Academy coach Jonathan Zuchowski referring to his team’s highest finish at state. “I knew exactly what we had to do.”

St. Andrew’s set the tone early winning the opening event. The Scots knocked off Bolles to win the girls’ 200-yard medley relay in an automatic All-American time of 1:43.35 with Ella Martinez, Lucia Miller, Nicole Aguilar and Stella Urness.

The Scots picked up their second girls’ win in the 100-yard butterfly with Gersper, a freshman, winning in a lifetime-best 54.51 after placing fourth in the 100 freestyle Saturday at the Toyota U.S. Open in Sarasota.

Gersper was a double winner, capturing the 100-yard backstroke in a lifetime best 54.28, an automatic All-American time. She has been swimming on the high school team since seventh grade.

“I’m excited, I’m ecstatic,” Gersper said. “I am happy I did what I did. I just wanted to get some personal best times honestly. I just wanted to be in a good mindset.”

King’s Academy junior Joshua Zuchowski, who has narrowed his college choices to five including Florida and Stanford, was a double winner. He won the 200-yard individual medley in a lifetime best 1:46.85, nearly three seconds ahead of his closest competitor and automatic All-American time. He dropped 4.23 off his previous best. He also won the 100-yard backstroke by more than three seconds in 47.45, another lifetime best and automatic All-American time.

In the best race of the evening, St. Andrew’s senior Tiago Pereira won the boys’ first state title in the 100-meter butterfly in 47.22 with the top three swimmers finishing in 47-plus automatic All-American times including SOFLO’s Miguel Sierra, third in 47.93. Sierra had the fastest morning swim. Pereira bounced back after being disqualified in the 50-yard freestyle.

SOFLO swimmers had their share of good swims in what is arguably the toughest state classification to compete in.

Cutler Bay senior Miguel Sierra finished with 33 points, highest among SOFLO swimmers. In addition to his All-American swim in the butterfly, Sierra was second in the 100 backstroke in a best time 50.78.

Cutler Bay sophomore Olivia Dinehart swam the third fastest qualifying time in prelims in the 200-yard individual medley in a lifetime best 2:03.88, an 0.96 drop and finished fourth in 2:04.19. Dinehart came back to finish second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.79. She went a best time in prelims in 1:02.71, a drop of 1.06. Dinehart finished with 32 points.

Also in the 200 IM, Sara Quintero of Sagemont swam the 12th fastest time of 2:12.41, with a time drop of 0.61 and came back to lower that time at night in 2:11.72. She was also 16th in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.02.

In the 100-yard butterfly, sophomore Maddy Smutny of Cutler Bay had the sixth fastest prelim time in 56.12, a best time by 0.74 and finished eighth in 56.50.

Teammate Elena Dinehart, also a sophomore, won the B final in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.79. She was also fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.25. She went a best time of 57.60 in prelims.

In the 500-yard freestyle, Cutler Bay sophomore Maddy Smutny broke 5 minutes for the first time. She swam the third fastest in a best time 4:59.96, a 1.49 drop, in prelims and came back to finish sixth in 5:00.31.

Cutler Bay senior Lucy Smutny had the seventh fastest time of 58.90, a best time by 0.38 drop. She came back at night to finish seventh in 59.63. She was also 11th in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:10.32.

Cutler Bay sophomore Sophia Grubbs, swam a best time in the 100-yard breaststroke prelims in 1:05.51, an 0.55 drop and finished eighth in 1:06.10. She was also 18th in the 200 IM in a best time 2:13.55.

FHSAA STATE 1A RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Jacksonville Bolles 380, 2. St. Andrew’s 293, 3. Cutler Bay 172, 4. PK Yonge 128, 5. King’s Academy 125, 6. tie, South Florida Heat, Berkeley Prep 122, 8. Jacksonville Episcopal 91, 9. Clearwater Central Catholic 72, 10. tie, Foundation, Trinity Prep 71, 29. Jupiter Christian 14, 30. Oxbridge 13, 45. Lake Worth Christian 1.
    GIRLS INDIVIDUAL

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:43.35, 2. Bolles 1:44.37, 3. Cutler Bay 1:47.02 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Natalie Gembicki).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Sarah Lankford, SHOR 1:49.21, 2. Erin Miller, SA 1:49.25, 3. Megan McGrath, BOLL 1:49.31.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Michaela Mattes, CMOO 2:01.10, 2. Sasha Ramey, BOLL 2:02.90, 3. Ella Martinez, SA 2:03.55, 4. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:04.19, 13. Sara Quintero, SAGE 2:11.72, 18. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:13.55.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 22.52, 2. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 22.85, 3. McKenna Smith, AATL 23.15.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 54.51, 2. Mabry Bishop, BERK 54.78, 3. Mary Kelley, EPIS 54.92, 8. Maddy Smutny, CB 56.50, 9. Elena Dinehart, CB 56.79, 16. Sara Quintero, SAGE 1:00.02.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, SFH 49.47, 2. Manita Sathianchokwisan, BOLL 50.21, 3. McKenna Smith, AATL 50.34.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Michaela Mattes, CMOO 4:47.19, 2. Lauren Gualtieri, CCC 4:54.12, 3. Sarah Lankford, SHOR 4:55.36, 6. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:00.31, 11. Lucy Smutny, CB 5:10.32, 14. Izzy Wilson, CTON 5:13.37.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:33.01, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:34.10, 3. King’s Academy 1:39.67.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 54.28, 2. Mary Kelley, EPIS 54.73, 3. Ella Martinez, SA 56.46, 5. Elena Dinehart, CB 58.25, 7. Lucy Smutny, CB 59.63.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Marcela Scaramuzza, WIND 1:01.41, 2. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:02.79, 3. Jessica Strong, BOLL 1:03.11, 8. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:06.10.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:23.19, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:24.76, 3. South Florida Heat 3:33.84, 6. Cutler Bay 3:37.11 (Natalie Gembicki, Maddy Smutny, Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart).

1-meter diving: 1. Amy Wotovich, BERK 420.65, 2. Elizabeth Isenhour, FRST 402.35, 3. Makenzie Blake, WA 390.30.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Jacksonville Bolles 501, 2. King’s Academy 222, 3. St. Andrew’s 184, 4. Berkeley Prep 174, 5. Bishop Verot 140, 6. Jacksonville Episcopal 131, 7. Trinity Prep 105.5, 8. Maclay 101, 9. Lake Highland Prep 81, 10. Out of Door Academy 68, 33. Florida Atlantic HS 1.
    BOYS INDIVIDUAL
    200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:30.72, 2. King’s Academy 1:32.86, 3. Bishop Verot 1:36.83, 10. Cutler Bay 1:43.16 (Austin Nelson, Alexander Miller, Miguel Sierra, Adrian Hernandez).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 1:35.60, 2. Tyler Roberton, BERK 1:38.16, 3. Pace Edwards, KA 1:39.02.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Joshua Zuchowski, KA 1:46.85, 2. Logan Ingerick, BERK 1:49.83, 3. Tomohiro Nozaki, BOLL 1:51.47.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Julian Smith, EPIS 20.56, 2. Noah Sipowski, KA 20.57, 3. Ryan Nordheim, SA 20.65.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Tiago Pereira, SA 47.22, 2. Martin Espernberger, BOLL 47.82, 3. Miguel Sierra, CB 47.93.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andres Dupont Cabrera, BOLL 44.09, 2. Tyler Roberton, BERK 44.76, 3. Ryan Nordheim, SA 45.55.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Conor Cranfield, BVRT 4:26.27, 2. Joshua Brown, LHIP 4:28.77, 3. Pace Edwards, KA 4:30.29,

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:21.96, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:23.79, 3. Berkeley Prep 1:24.07.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Joshua Zuchowski, KA 47.45, 2. Miguel Sierra, CB 50.78, 3. Tucker Peterson BOLL 51.14.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. William Hack, BOLL 54.20, 2. Ansen Meyer, BOLL 55.39, 3. Harrison Herrera, BOLL 55.79.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:02.73, 2. King’s Academy 3:04.79, 3. Berkeley Prep 3:04.96.

1-meter diving: 1. Blakeman Shaw, WA 488.00, 2. Jack Bessire, LHIP 423.15, 3. Canon Fleming, COBC 390.70.

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