St. Andrew’s Wins Girls Team Title, Record Tenth Combined Title; King’s Academy Wins Boys Title; Zuchowski, Trieschmann Swimmers of the Meet


By Sharon Robb

WEST PALM BEACH, October 5, 2019—St. Andrew’s and King’s Academy, two small private schools, took center stage Saturday night at the Palm Beach County Swimming and Diving Championships at Lake Lytal Aquatic Complex.

St. Andrew’s won a record tenth straight combined team title with 736 points. Jupiter was second with 674 and King’s Academy was third with 639 points.

The Scots also won the girls team title with 424 ahead of Jupiter with 319 and Boca Raton with 266.

King’s Academy knocked off defending champion St. Andrew’s to win the boys team title for the first time with 378 points. Jupiter was second with 355 and St. Andrew’s was third with 312.

St. Andrew’s Emily Trieschmann was named Female Swimmer of the Meet. She finished with 40 points in high point. She won the 200- and 500-yard freestyles in 1:48.63 and 4:48.07, and was a member of the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Josh Zuchowski of King’s Academy was the Male Swimmer of the Meet. He also had 40 points in high point. Zuchowski won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:49.42 and 100-yard backstroke in 48.76 and was a member of the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Both Trieschmann and Zuchowski broke county records and turned in All-American times.

Megan Murphy of Forest Hill was the only other girls’ double winner. She won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.43 and 100-yard backstroke in 55.18.

St. Andrew’s swept all three girls relays to pile up the points. Aspen Gersper and Lucy Miller were individual winners for the Scots.

Leila Glowka of Jupiter won the 1-meter diving title with 414.10 points.

In addition to Zuchowski, junior Reese Branzell of Dreyfoos School of the Arts and junior Michael Fernandez of West Boca Raton were double winners.

Branzell won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:40.81 and 100-yard freestyle in 45.55.

Fernandez of West Boca Raton won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.21 and 100-yard breaststroke in 58.44.

King’s Academy won the boys 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Jupiter made it a clean sweep with Tyler Coffey winning the boys 1-meter diving title with 490.60 points.

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.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
1. St. Andrew’s 736, 2. Jupiter 674, 3. King’s Academy 639, 4. Boca Raton 473, 5. Park Vista 307, 6. Suncoast 301, 7. Wellington 242, 8. Forest Hill 193, 9. FAU 168, 10. West Boca Raton 150.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. St. Andrew’s 424, 2. Jupiter 319, 3. Boca Raton 266, 4. King’s Academy 261, 5. Forest Hill 162, 6. Park Vista 139, 7. Suncoast 130, 8. Wellington 123, 9. FAU 83, 10. Palm Beach Central 76.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. St. Andrew’s 1:46.81 (Nicole Casariego Mera, Lucy Miller, Maci Rippo, Nicole Aguilar) 2. Boca Raton 1:49.29, 3. Jupiter 1:49.46.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Emily Trieschmann, STA 1:48.63, 2. Ella Martinez, BR 1:50.20, 3. Anna Auld, FH 1:50.77.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Paige Maceachern BR 2:06.93, 2. Nicole Aguilar, STA 2:08.90, 3. Ryan Flynn, FH 2:12.27.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 23.66, 2. Aspen Gersper, STA 23.84, 3. Lucy Miller, STA 24.14.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Leila Glowka, JUP 414.10, 2. Emilie Moore, BR 401.85, 3. Peyton Gaillard, JUP 396.90.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Megan Murphy, FH 55.43, 2. Nicole Aguilar, STA 56.82, 3. Ella Gates, PV 58.07.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Aspen Gersper, STA 50.96, 2. Kiara Caamano, JUP 52.83, 3. Nicole Casariego Mera, STA 53.08.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Emily Trieschmann, STA 4:48.07, 2. Anna Auld, FH 4:48.14, 3. Erin Miller, STA 4:56.64.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. St. Andrew’s 1:35.20 (Lucy Miller, Aspen Gersper, Erin Miller, Emily Trieschmann), 2. Forest Hill 1:40.38, 3. Boca Raton 1:40.62.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Megan Murphy, FH 55.18, 2. Ella Martinez, BR 56.58, 3. Gabby Beltrano, STA 58.86.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Lucy Miller, STA 1:04.22, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:04.46, 3. Paige Maceachern, BR 1:05.69.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. St. Andrew’s 3:26.40 (Erin Miller, Aspen Gersper, Nicole Aguilar, Emily Trieschmann), 2. Jupiter 3:35.33, 3. Boca Raton 3:35.50.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. King’s Academy 378, 2. Jupiter 355, 3. St. Andrew’s 312, 4. Boca Raton 207, 5. Suncoast 171, 6. Park Vista 168, 7. Wellington 119, 8. Dreyfoos School of the Arts 107, 9. West Boca Raton 95, 10. FAU 85.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. King’s Academy 1:36.69 Josh Zuchowski, Noah Sipowski, Christian Proscia, Riley Taylor), 2. Boca Raton 1:39.66, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:41.77.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Reese Branzell, DSOA 1:40.81, 2. Varis Monroe, JUP 1:41.84, 3. Pace Edwards, KA 1:42.67.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:49.42, 2. Nicolas Gallego, JUP 1:58.44, 3. Bora Hurst, KA 2:02.39.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Michael Fernandez, WBOC 21.21, 2. Tiago Pereira, STA 21.42, 3. Noah Sipowski, KA 21.95.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Tyler Coffey, JUP 490.60, 2. Thomas Dowling, SUN 469.80, 3. Jack Patton, STA 366.65.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Tiago Pereira, STA 51.18, 2. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 51.39, 3. Gavin Smith, SUN 52.63.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Reese Branzell, DSOA 45.55, 2. Maximillian Zum Tobel, BR 47.46, 3. Ryan Nordheim, STA 48.01.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Phillip Moldovanu, WELL 4:37.29, 2. Pace Edwards, KA 4:43.25, 3. Varis Monroe, JUP 4:44.77.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. St. Andrew’s 1:26.16 (Zach Moore, Ryan Nordheim, Seth Berke, Tiago Pereira), 2. Jupiter 1:27.92, 3. King’s Academy 1:29.08.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 48.76, 2. Hudson Bishop, JUP 52.73, 3. Gavin Smith, SUN 53.33.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Michael Fernandez, WBOC 58.44, 2. Noah Sipowski, KA 59.12, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 59.97.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. King’s Academy 3:09.46 (Pace Edwards, Will Cody, Noah Sipowski, Josh Zuchowski), 2. St. Andrew’s 3:10.07, 3. Jupiter 3:11.04.

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

Pine Crest Captures Combined, Girls Team Titles, Bolles Wins Boys Title At 56th Woodson Invitational


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, September 29, 2019–For the second year in a row, the Pine Crest Panthers won the combined and girls team titles Saturday at the 56th annual Woodson Invitational.

The Panthers won the nation’s oldest high school invitational with 522 points in the combined team standings and 312 in the girls competition. Bolles won the boys title with 244 points, ahead of Pine Crest with 210.

It was one of the most competitive meets in Woodson history attracting some of the state’s fastest swimmers.

Pine Crest freshman Julia Podkoscielny, 15, won the Ann Marshall best female performer after winning the 200-yard individual medley in a season-best 2:00.40 and 100-yard backstroke in 55.54. She was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Joshua Zuchowski, 15, of King’s Academy was named the Andy Coan best male performer. He won the 100-yard butterfly in 49.51 and 100-yard backstroke in 49.40.

Marshall and Coan were highly-decorated Pine Crest swimmers before going on to make their mark on the national and international stage.

Pine Crest opened the meet with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay in a season-best 1:45.07 with Podkoscielny, Sara Lin, Esther Lin and Rachel Botting. The winning time already improved the Panthers’ 2018 season-best 1:45.29.

The Panthers ended up sweeping all three girls relays.

Andrea Santander was also a double winner for the Panthers. She won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.40 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.43, both season-best times. She was also a member of the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

There were no other Broward champions in the girls’ swimming competition. Bolles, Winter Park and St. Andrew’s won the remaining five individual events.

In an exciting girls’ 1-meter diving competition, Bolles’ Laurel Coppedge edged Pine Crest’s Kaylee Greenberg, 396.55-393.45. Calvary Christian’s Sophia Souza was third in 390.45.

Defending state champion Kevin Mendez won the boys’ diving with 511.90 points.

Pine Crest won the boys’ 200-yard medley relay in a season-best 1:34.72 with Elvis Kotikovski, Joshua Hanks, Will Taner and Jimmy Hart. The winning time bettered last year’s season-best of 1:35.15.

Joshua Hanks was a double winner for the Panthers in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:54.56 and 100-yard breaststroke in 57.20, both season-bests. Teammate Jimmy Hart won the 100-yard freestyle in a season-best 47.53.

Bolles, King’s Academy and St. Andrew’s won the remaining five individual events.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
1. Pine Crest 522, 2. Bolles 508, 3. St. Andrew’s 385, 4. Winter Park 318, 5. King’s Academy 306, 6. NSU University School 251, 7. American Heritage Plantation 131, 8. Gulliver Prep 98, 9. Calvary Christian 91, 10. American Heritage Delray Beach 28, 11. Belen Jesuit 26, 12. Westminster Academy 21, 13. Somerset Academy 2.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Pine Crest 312, 2. Bolles 264, 3. St. Andrew’s 202, 4. Winter Park 195, 5. King’s Academy 106, 6. NSU University School 103, 7. Calvary Christian 82, 8. American Heritage Plantation 42, 9. Gulliver Prep 33, 10. American Heritage Delray Beach 10, 11. Westminster Academy 8, 12. Somerset Academy 2.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Pine Crest 1:45.07 (Julia Podkoscielny, Sara Linn, Esther Lin, Rachel Botting), 2. Winter Park 1:46.56, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:47.03.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Andrea Santander, PC 1:49.40, 2. Lockett Bowley, WP 1:49.79, 3. Erika Hirschmann, WP 1:52.08.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:00.40, 2. Emily Trieschmann, STA 2:02.16, 3. Sasha Ramey, JB 2:07.80.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Fresh Satianchokwisan, JB 23.65, 2. Rachel Botting, PC 23.73, 3. Cami Semmen, WP 24.14.

1-meter diving:
1. Laurel Coppedge, JB 396.55, 2. Kaylee Greenberg, PC 393.45, 3. Sophia Souzam CALV 390.45.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Moriah Freitas, WP 55.41, 2. Amanda Kopas, NSU 57.56, 3. Nicole Aguilar, STA 58.01.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Andrea Santander, PC 50.43, 2. Erika Hirschmann, WP 51.37, 3. Rachel Botting, PC 52.15.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Emily Trieschmann, STA 4:49.93, 2. Lockett Bowley, WP 4:56.01, 3. Riley Botting, PC 5:00.51.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Pine Crest 1:34.87 (Andrea Santander, Isabella Chambers, Hanna Elks Smith, Riley Botting), 2. Bolles 1:36.84, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:37.17.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 55.54, 2. Aspen Gersper, SA 58.77, 3. Caroline Chasser, WP 59.79.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Lucy Miller, STA 1:04.43, 2. Sara Lin, PC 1:04.99, 3. Carly Schwab, JB 1:05.08.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Pine Crest 3:26.01 (Julia Podkoscielny, Isabella Chambers, Hanna Elks Smith, Andrea Santander), 2. Winter Park 3:26.25, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:30.43.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Jacksonville Bolles 244, 2. Pine Crest 210, 3. King’s Academy 200, 4. St. Andrew’s 183, 5. NSU University School 148, 6. Winter Park 123, 7. American Heritage Plantation 89, 8. Gulliver Prep 65, 9. Belen Jesuit 26, 10. American Heritage Delray Beach 18, 11. Westminster Academy 13, 12. Calvary Christian 9.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Pine Crest 1:34.72 (Elvis Kotikovski, Joshua Hanks, Will Taner, Jimmy Hart), 2. King’s Academy 1:36.31, 3. Bolles 1:39.37.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Ponce De Leon, JB 1:44.0-2, 2. Hector Paz, BJES 1:44.61, 3. Pedro Pavao, NSU 1:45.16.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:54.56, 2. Sebastian Lares, AHP 1:57.58, 3. Ansen Meyer, JB 1:59.52.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Tiago Pereira, STA 21.50, 2. Ryan Nordheim, STA 21.55, 3. John Beattie, WP 21.83.

1-meter diving:
1. Kevin Mendez, PC 511.90, 2. Blakeman Shaw, WP 492.25, 3. Jack Patton, STA 394.65.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Joshua Zuchowski, KA 49.51, 2. Tiago Pereira, STA 51.42, 3. Will Taner, PC 52.74.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Jimmy Hart, PC 47.53, 2. Ryan Nordheim, STA 48.02, 3. John Beattie, WP 48.06.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Ponce De Leon, JB 4:39.05, 2. Hector Paz, BJES 4:41.75, 3. Daniel Escobar, AHP 4:42.20.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. St. Andrew’s 1:27.70 (Zachary Moore, Ryan Nordheim, Seth Berke, Tiago Pereira), 2. Pine Crest 1:27.77, 3. King’s Academy 1:29.45.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Joshua Zuchowski, KA 49.40, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 52.70, 3. Will Taner, PC 53.31.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Joshua Hanks, PC 57.20, 2. Noah Sipowski, KA 59.24, 3. Cameron Brown, NSU 59.43.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. King’s Academy 3:09.35 (Pace Edwards, Will Coady, Noah Sipowski, Joshua Zuchowski), 2. Bolles 3:11.70, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:13.17.

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