Buchholz Girls Four-Peats, Oviedo Boys Win Team Title; SOFLO’s Golding, Lesage Top Finishers; St. Thomas’ Zapata Only Broward Winner At FHSAA State 4A Meet


By Sharon Robb

STUART, November 10, 2018—Kathleen Golding of Cooper City and Lance Lesage of St. Thomas Aquinas were top South Florida Aquatic Club finishers Saturday at the FHSAA State 4A Swimming and Diving Championship at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center.

In her final state meet appearance, Golding was second in the 200-yard individual medley in a best time of 1:59.30, an automatic All-American time and fastest time in her three previous appearances as state champion. Top-seeded Emma Weyant of Riverview knocked off the defending champion in 1:58.07. Weyant also won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.32, a 6-second margin of victory.

Golding, a University of Florida commit, was also third in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 50.86, lowering her seed time of 51.81.

Cooper City freshman Mallory Schleicher, in her state debut, was tenth in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:59.48 and first time under 5 minutes. Her previous best was 5:03.05. She was also 20th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.63.

Cypress Bay sophomore Paige Lane was tenth in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 1:52.36. She lowered her previous best of 1:55.94 twice, also in prelims in 1:53.41 and bettered it in finals.

Lesage, a sophomore, was fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 51.55 after swimming a best time 51.50 in prelims. He went out 25.08 in his first 50. His previous best was 53.35. Lesage was also 11th in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.50.

St. Thomas Aquinas teammate Juan Zapata was the lone Broward County champin winning the 100-yard butterfly in 50.05. He was also fifth in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:53.37.

Gainesville Buchholz won the girls team title for the fourth straight time with 250 points edging out Oviedo with 239.5. Buccholz qualified only seven swimmers led by Talia Bates, daughter of coach Tina Bates and University of Florida commit. The senior swimmers have been year-round Gator Swim Club swimmers since their freshman year.

“We kind of came into it, I did not envision them quite having this kind of success,” Buchholz coach Tina Bates told the Gainesville Sun. “They love high school swimming so much. They have a good, mature working relationship.

“Having such high-end swimmers, the one thing about their freshman year was their sprint ability. To have girls that have so much speed as a group is what makes them so good.”

Defending champion Talia Bates broke her own state record in the 100-yard butterfly in 52.82 and won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.45.

Oviedo, which didn’t win any events, won the boys team title with 231.5 points ahead of Seminole with 216.

Cooper City was the top Broward girls team finisher among a 40-team field placing 14th with 58 points followed by Cypress Bay 15th with 48 points.

St. Thomas Aquinas was the top Broward boys team finisher among a 46-team field placing 13th with 63 points. Cypress Ba was 21st with 27 points.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Buchholz 250, 2. Oviedo 239.5, 3. Riverview 230, 4. Plant 182, 5. Boca Raton 128, 6. West Orange 122, 7. Winter Park 108, 8. Sarasota 103, 9. Seminole 98, 10. Jupiter 95, 11. Forest Hill 88, 12. George Steinbrenner 87, 13. Palm Harbor 68, 14. Cooper City 58, 15. Cypress Bay 48, 16. Flagler Palm Coast 40, 17. St. Thomas Aquinas 30, 18. Atlantic 29, 19. Countryside 27, 20. Fleming Islad 26, 21. Olympia 25, 22. Durant 24, 23. Winter Springs 23, 24. Freedom 22, 25. Hialeah Gardens 18, 26. tie, Lakewood Ranch, Wellington 17, 28. tie, Lake Nona, Vero Beach 16, 30. Mandarin 15, 31. Lake Brantley 14, 32. Palm Beach Gardens 13, 33. tie, Timber Creek, Dr. Phillips 9, 35. Ferguson 7, 36. Miami Palmetto 6, 37. Park Vista 5, 38. East Ridge 4.5, 39. Palm Beach Central 4, 40. Douglas 2.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Tampa Plant 1:42.92 (Reagan Flynn, Ella Bathurst, Jilian Sculte, Ella Marlow), 2. Oviedo 1:43.34,3. West Orange 1:46.53, 12. Cooper City 1:50.58 (Imriel Coughlin, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Kate Kaplan), 13. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:50.79 (Lalainie Bannister, Isabella Nigro, Samantha Litman, Isabella Chambers).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Micayla Cronk, FLPC 1:46.68, 2. Ella Bathurst, PLAN 1:46.82, 3. Savannah Barr, RIV 1:48.83, 10. Paige Lane, CB 1:52.36.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Emma Weyant, RIV 1:58.07, 2. Kathleen Golding, CC 1:59.30, 3. Paige Maceachern, BR 2:03.12, 16. Molly Golding, CC 2:10.71.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Talia Bates, BUCH 22.45, 2. Alexis Mulvihill, GEO 22.83, 3. Kaitlyn Cronin, BUCH 23.16, 8. Gaby Banks, CB 23.79.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Talia Bates, BUCH 52.82, 2. Abigail Gibbons, OVD 53.45, 3. Caitlin Brooks, BUCH 53.64.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Micayla Clark, FLPC 49.43, 2. Kaitlyn Cronin, BUCH 50.51, 3. Kathleen Golding, CC 50.86.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Emma Weyant, RIV 4:44.32, 2. Christina Cianciolo, RIV 4:50.21, 3. Anna Auld, FH 4:50.59, 10. Mallory Schleicher, CC 4:59.48.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Buchholz, 1:32.85 (Georgia Bates, Caitlin Brooks, Kaitlyn Cronin, Talia Bates), 2 Oviedo 1:35.15, 3. Plant 1:36.56, 9. Cypress Bay 1:37.51 (Gabrianna Banks, Paige Lane, Emily Lopez-Diaz, Ellie Koch), 13. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:39.77 (Kasey Jordan, Gabriella Chambers, Gina Fimiano, Isabella Chambers).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Caitlin Brooks, BUCH 52.54, 2. Gabriela Donahue, OVD 55.06, 3. Jaden Herbert, OVD 56.01.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ella Bathurst, PLAN 1:01.97, 2. Leah Gentry-Tuney, FR 1:04.58, 3. Jennifer Rodriguez, HG 1:04.69, 12. Molly Golding, CC 1:07.37.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Buccholz 3:23.21 (Kaitlyn Cronin, Julia Rodriguez, Leah Reisker, Talia Bates), 2. Sarasota 3:26.81, 3. Plant 3:27.22, 10. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:36.01 (Kasey Jordan, Lalainie Bannister, Gabriella Chambers, Isabella Chambers), 16. Cooper City 3:41.34 (Molly Golding, Kate Kaplan, Kathleen Golding, Mallory Schleicher).

1-meter diving: 1. Jessie Creed, BR 479.35, 2. Julia Wortman, WELL 454.30, 3. Kara Holt, OLY 441.85.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Oviedo 231.5, 2. Seminole 216, 3. Lake Brantley 211, 4. Buchholz 150, 5. Newsome 127, 6. Jupiter 123, 7. Riverview 110, 8. Fletcher 103, 9. Olympia 91, 10. Miami Palmetto 85, 11. St. Petersburg 84, 12. Palm Harbor 81, 13. St. Thomas Aquinas 63, 14. George Steinbrenner 58, 15. Winter Park 54, 16. Plant 46, 17. tie, Countryside, Lakewood Ranch 43, 19. Mandarin 41, 20. Fleming Island 29, 21. Cypress Bay 27, 22. West Port Ocala 24, 23. East Ridge 20, 24. Boca Raton 19, 25. tie, Coral Glades, Treasure Coast 16, 27. Cooper City 15, 28. Park Vista 14.5, 29. tie, Boone, West Orange 14, 31. tie, Apopka, Lyman, Strawberry Crest 13, 34. Vero Beach 12, 35. tie, Spanish River, Coral Reef, 10, 37. Douglas 9, 38. Deerfield Beach, Western 8, 40. Southwest Miami 7, 41. tie, Sarasota, North Port, Flagler Palm Coast 6, 44. Bloomingdale 5, 45. Cypress Creek 4, 46. Wiregrass Ranch 2.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Seminole 1:33.61, 2. Buccholz 1:33.70, 3. Oviedo 1:34.05, 14. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:39.14 (Lance Lesage, Juan Zapata, Kalvin Hernandez, David Garzon), 15. Cypress Bay 1:40.64 (Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Max Miller, Jack D’Avi).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Julian Hill, BUCH 1:35.70, 2. Peyton Werner, BUCH 1:38.40, 3. Kyle Korvick, MPAL 1:40.50, 12. Jack D’Avi, CB 1:44.46, 14. Jose Diaz, WES 1:45.23.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Garrett McGovern, NEWS 1:50.30, 2. Carlos Catagena-Diaz, OVD 1:52.03, 3. Nathaniel Boccuzzo, LBRN 1:52.08, 5. Juan Zapata, STA 1:53.37, 13. Patrick Doyle, CGL 1:57.81.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Dawson Joyce, SNSA 20.34, 2. Cole Parnell, LBRN 20.73, 3. Luke Carey, OLY 21.01, 15. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 22.05.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 50.06, 2. Sebastian Aguirre, LWRA 50.27, 3. Jhon Moncada, LBRN 50.59, 16. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 53.11.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Dawson Joyce, SMSA 45.12, 2. Cole Parnell, LBRN 45.42, 3. Kyle Korvick, MPAL 45.66, 11. Lance Lesage, STA 47.50.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Julian Hill, BUCH 4:22.35, 2. Peyton Werner, BUCH 4:27.09, 3. Chance Conde, FLET 4:30.44.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Seminole 1:24.38, 2. Lake Brantley 1:25.32, 3. Oviedo 1:26.19, 13. Deerfield Beach 1:29.21 (Carter Carlson, Ian Martinez, Ben Simonson, Emilio Barrantes).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Jhon Moncada, LBRN 50.47, 2. Noah Evans, SMSA 50.68, 3. Carlos Cartagena-Diaz, OVD 50.74, 5. Lance Lesage, STA 51.55, 7. Patrick Doyle, CGL 52.60, 12. Jose Diaz, WES 53.25.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Nathaniel Boccuzzo, LBRN 56.88, 2. Hector Rodriguez, WP 57.12, 3. Daniel Varon, TR 57.60.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Lake Brantley 3:06.26 (Sage Sungail, Jhon Moncada, Alexander Guitian, Nathaniel Boccuzzo), 2. Buchholz 3:07.30, 3. Seminole 3:10.77, 9. Cypress Bay 3:13.65 (Jack D’Avi, Max Miller, Luis Bucaro, Philopatier Ibrahim).

1-meter diving: 1. Tyler Coffey, JUP 516.10, 2. Brandon Wegner, OLY 502.70, 3. Will Lefebvre, JUP 500.10, 4. Tyler Flowers, CC 441.05.

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

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High School Swimmers Head To FHSAA State 3A, 4A And Region 1A, 2A Meets This Weekend; SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding Goes For State 4A Four-Peat


By Sharon Robb

November 8, 2017—It’s show time for high school swimmers whose season kicks into high gear at the FHSAA State 3A and 4A Swimming and Diving Championships in Stuart and Region 1A and 4-2A Meets in Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers.

The FHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships begin Friday at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center with the State 3A competition featuring three talented Pembroke Pines Charter swimmers including district and region champion Victoria Torres, a freshman.

Torres, one of the youngest swimmers in the region meet, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.71 and is seeded ninth at state.

Pembroke Pines Charter freshman Jena Legaspi, also of SOFLO, was second in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.01. She is seeded 19th at state.

Pembroke Pines Charter junior Rafael Rodriguez was second in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.31 and third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:44.63. He is seeded seventh in the 200 IM and 16th in the 500 freestyle.

The State 4A competition, featuring the bulk of Broward County teams including Cypress Bay, Cooper City and St. Thomas Aquinas, is Saturday.

Cooper City senior Kathleen Golding will close out an impressive high school career before heading to University of Florida for the next chapter of her swimming career.

Golding will be going for a four-peat in the 200-yard individual medley. She won as a freshman in 2:00.40, an All-American automatic time; as a sophomore in 2:00.34, another All-American automatic time; and as a junior in 1:59.72, also an All-American automatic time.

Golding is expected to go head-to-head with Sarasota Riverview’s Emma Weyant who finished runner-up last year in 2:02.44 and is seeded first in 2:02.67. Golding will also compete in the 100-yard freestyle. She was second last year in 49.79 to Flagler Palm Coast freshman Micayla Cronk in 49.58. Both were All-American automatic times. Golding is seeded second in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 freestyle. Golding will also swim on the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

The 4A meet has several SOFLO swimmers competing including St. Thomas Aquinas sophomore Lance Lesage in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke. Lesage is seeded 22nd in the 100 freestyle and ninth in the 100 backstroke.

Cooper City freshman Mallory Schleicher will make her state meet debut in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. She is seeded 16th in the 500 freestyle in 5:03.05 and 20th in the 200 freestyle. She won region titles in the 200 freestyle in 1:54.14 and 500 freestyle.

Cypress Bay sophomore Paige Lane also qualified in the 200-yard freestyle, seeded 24th at the state meet in 1:55.94 and also the 100-yard freestyle, seeded 24th in 53.60. Lane was runner-up in the 100- and 200-yard freestyles. Lane anchored Cypress Bay’s runner-up 400-yard freestyle relay.

Molly Golding of Cooper City qualified in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.23 and is seeded 11th and 200 IM and is seeded 13th in the 100 breaststroke. She was second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 IM in 2:09.21.

Jennifer Rodriguez of Hialeah Gardens is seeded fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.58. She also qualified in the 200 IM and is seeded 22nd in 2:10.44. She won the 100 breaststroke and was fourth in the 200 IM at regions.

Gaby Banks of Cypress Bay is seeded 11th in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.23. Cooper City’s Solana Capalbo is seeded 17th in the sprint event in 24.58. Banks won the 50-yard freestyle at regions. Capalbo was second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle in 53.62.

Sarah Acevedo is Everglades’ lone qualifier. Acevedo will also make her state meet debut in the 500-yard freestyle, seeded 24th in 5:11.43. She was second at regions.

Cypress Bay sophomore Philopatier Ibrahim will make his state debut after qualifying in the 200-yard freestyle, seeded 18th in 1:45.02 and 500-yard freestyle, seeded 23rd in 4:44.83. He was fourth in the 500 freestyle. He was also a member of the runner-up 200-yard freestyle relay team.

Robert Wilson of Cooper City is seeded 20th in the 100-yard freestyle in 48.48 and 22nd in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.25. Wilson won the region title in the 50 in 22.25 and was third in the 100 freestyle n 48.48.

Javier Roman of Cooper City is seeded 22nd in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.69.

Swimming prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m. Boys diving begins 9 a.m. and girls diving at 1:30 p.m. There is a live webcast at NFHS Network for a subscription fee.

The Region 1A and 2A qualifying meets are also being held this week for next weekend’s state competition, the ultimate meet in high school swimming. The top 24 swimmers from the combined regions around the state qualified.

NSU University School will host the Region 4-1A Swimming and Diving Championship on Friday at NSU Aquatic Complex. The meet features defending champion Pine Crest and St. Andrew’s. The diving and swimming competition begins 10 a.m.

The Region 4-2A, hosted by Cape Coral and featuring American Heritage Plantation’s Nicolas Rossi and Archbishop McCarthy’s Juan Mora, is Saturday at Florida Gulf Coast University Aquatic Center. The swimming timed finals are 10:30 a.m. and diving at 11 a.m.

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

Jupiter Sweeps Region 3-4A Titles, St. Thomas Aquinas Finishes Second; SOFLO’s Lance Lesage Heads State Qualifiers


By Sharon Robb

BOCA RATON, November 5, 2018—Jupiter topped a field of 23 teams to win the girls and boys team titles at the Region 3-4A Swimming and Diving Championships at the Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

Jupiter won the girls team title with 371 points followed by runner-up St. Thomas Aquinas with 324.

The Raiders lone girls region victory was the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:40.03 with Kasey Jordan, Gabriella Chambers, Gina Fimiano and Isabella Chambers.

Jupiter won the boys team title with 290 points. The Raiders were second with 264 points.

SOFLO’s Lance Lesage, competing for St. Thomas Aquinas for the first year as a sophomore, qualified for the state meet in the 100-yard freestyle, seeded 22nd in 48.56 and 100-yard backstroke, seeded ninth in 53.35. Lesage was fourth in the 100 freestyle and third in the 100-yard backstroke.

Lesage was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay that qualified 16th in 1:40.72. The Raiders won the region title with Lesage leading off followed by Ian Hamilton, Juan Zapata and Kalvin Hernandez.

Zapata was a double winner for the Raiders in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:56.00 and 100-yard butterfly in 51.36.

GIRLS TEAM RESULTS
1. Jupiter 371, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 324, 3. Boca Raton 322, 4. Wellington 188, 5. Forest Hill 166, 6. Vero Beach 157, 7. Park Vista 128, 8. Palm Beach Central 112, 9. Deerfield Beach 94, 10. tie, Atlantic, Douglas 85, 12. Monarch 63, 13. Palm Beach Gardens 58, 14. Spanish River 33, 15. Coral Springs 28, 16. South Plantation 27, 17. Taravella 25, 18. Lake Worth 20, 19. Coral Glades 19, 20. Seminole Ridge 8, 21. tie, Piper, Fort Pierce Central, 4, 23. Treasure Coast 2.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Boca Raton 1:49.86 (Ella Martinez, Monika Seniuta, Paige Maceachern, Caroline Nordheim), 2. Jupiter 1:49.90, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:49.95 (Lalainie Bannister, Isabella Nigro, Samantha Litman, Isabella Chambers).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Elizabeth Richardson, VB 1:51.85, 2. Ella Martinez, BR 1:52.04, 3. Anna Auld, FH 1:52.06.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Paige Maceachern, BR 2:04.98, 2. Ryan Flynn, FH 2:09.23, 3. Sophia Ruppert, WELL 2:13.24.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 23.68, 2. Megan Murphy, FH 23.88, 3. Isabella Chambers, STA 24.47.

1-meter diving: 1. Jessie Creed, BR 546.85, 2. Juli Wortman, WELL 524.40, 3. Emilie Moore, BR 493.40.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Madison Cummings, ATL 54.78, 2. Ella Gates, PV 57.90, 3. Ashley Cozad, WELL 58.28.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Elizabeth Richardson, VB 52.14, 2. Nicole Aguilar, PBC 52.21, 3. Kiara Caamano, JUP 53.41.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Anna Auld, FH 4:54.63, 2. Erin Tague, PBG 5:02.85, 3. Erika Wesch, JUP 5:06.56.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:40.03 (Kasey Jordan, Gabriela Chambers, Gina Fimiano, Isabella Chambers), 2. Boca Raton 1:40.15, 3. Jupiter 1:41.20.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Megan Murphy, FH 55.65, 2. Madison Cummings, ATL 55.96, 3. Ella Martinez, BR 57.17.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Paige Maceachern, BR 1:05.37, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 1:05.64, 3. Ryan Flynn, JUP 1:06.62.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jupiter 3:34.10 (Erika Wesch, Kiara Caamano, Heidi Smithwick, Michaela Avedisian), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:34.27 (Isabella Chambers, Lalainie Bannister, Gabriella Chambers, Kasey Jordan), 3. Boca Raton 3:38.08.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Jupiter 290, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 264, 3. Boca Raton 211, 4. Coral Glades 201, 5. Vero Beach 162, 6. Wellington 159, 7. Douglas 139, 8. Deerfield Beach 135.5, 9. Spanish River 107, 10. Seminole Ridge 96, 11. Park Vista 95, 12. Atlantic 81.5, 13. Palm Beach Central 75, 14. Coral Springs 63, 15. Treasure Coast 59, 16. Plantation 31, 17. Taravella 30, 18. John I. Leonard 27, 19. Lake Worth 16, 20. Fort Pierce Central 15, 21. Monarch 14, 22. South Plantation 12, 23. Palm Beach Gardens 5.


BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:40.72 (Lance Lesage, Ian Hamilton, Juan Zapata, Kalvin Hernandez), 2. Coral Glades 1:41.19, 3. Wellington 1:43.16.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres McKeon, CS 1:44.27, 2. Quoctuan Ho, PV 1:44.40, 3. Varis Monroe, JUP 1:45.08.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 1:56.00, 2. Patrick Doyle, CGL 1:57.28, 3. Ethan Roach, SR 1:57.69.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 21.84, 2. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 21.97, 3. Joshua Curtis, JUP 22.16.

1-meter diving: 1. Tyler Coffey, JUP 575.15, 2. Will Lefebvre, JUP 544.30, 3. Tristan Trax, VB 481.75.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 51.36, 2. Quoctuan Ho, PV 51.45, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, JUP 52.64.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Varis Monroe, JU 47.66, 2. Tadas Seniuta, BR 48.15, 3. Carter Carlson, DB 48.27. 4. Lance Lesage, STA 48.56.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Cameron Taddonio, BR 4:40.29, 2. Andres McKeon, CS 4:44.96, 3. Nicolas Gallego, JUP 4:47.05.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jupiter 1:28.50 (Caleb Petranchuk, Varis Monroe, Joshua Curtis, Nicolas Gallego), 2. Deerfield Beach 1:29.86, 3. Boca Raton 1:31.25.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ethan Roach, SR 52.89, 2. Patrick Doyle, CGL 53.24, 3. Lance Lesage, STA 53.35.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Daniel Varon, TC 58.82, 2. Carter Carlson, DB 59.93, 3. Will Jason, BR 1:00.59.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Jupiter 3:14.85 (Varis Monroe, Caleb Petranchuk, Joshua Curtis, Nicolas Gallego), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:17.70 (Kalvin Hernandez, Felipe Bravo, Lance Lesage, Juan Zapata), 3. Wellington 3:19.65.

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

St. Thomas Aquinas Sweeps District 9-4A Team Titles; Lance Lesage Wins District Title


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, October 29, 2018—St. Thomas Aquinas defended its girls and boys team titles at last week’s District 9-4A Swimming and Diving Championship at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

The Raiders young girls team won with 646.5 points ahead of Douglas with 357 points and Deerfield Beach with 218 points.

The Raiders won all three of the girls relays and won six individual events.

The Raiders swept the top three places in the girls’ 200-yard freestyle with senior Kasey Jordan winning in 2:00.24 followed by sophomore Gabriella Chambers in 2:02.82 and freshman Isabella Troccoli in 2:07.12.

The Raiders also swept the top three places in the girls 100-yard butterfly with Jordan in 55.15, sophomore Lalainie Bannister in 55.89 and Troccoli in 57.99.

The Raiders swept the top three spots in the girls 500-yard freestyle with Gabriella Chambers in 5:25.13, freshman Victoria Landron in 5:27.18 and freshman Megan Smith in 5:32.63.

Kasey Jordan and Giulianna Garcia were double winners in individual events for the Raiders.

Jordan won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.24 and 100-yard freestyle in 55.15.

Garcia won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:15.07 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.39.

The Raiders boys team won the district crown with 427 points. Douglas was second with 365 and Coral Glades was third with 335 points.

SOFLO’s Lance Lesage won the 100-yard backstroke in 54.22 and was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.52. He was also a member of the Raiders’ two winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Juan Zapata was a double winner for the Raiders boys in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.27 and 100-yard butterfly in 52.00.

Andres McKeon of Coral Springs and Carter Carlson of Deerfield Beach were also double winners.

McKeon won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.19 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:55.55.

Carlson won the 100-yard freestyle in 49.34 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.92 and anchored the Bucks’ winning 200-yard freestyle relay that won in 1:31.55.

Connor Dietrich of Douglas won the boys diving title with 450.45 points. Teammate Olivia Rosen won the girls diving title with 410.60.

Boca Raton High School will host the Region 3-4A meet at Bobcat Aquatic Complex on Friday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. for diving and 5:30 p.m. for swimming. The event is timed finals.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. St. Thomas Aquinas 646.5, 2. Douglas 357, 3. Deerfield Beach 218, 4. Monarch 200, 5. Taravella 173.5, 6. Coral Springs 156, 7. Coral Glades 131, 8. South Plantation 116, 9. Piper 72, 10. Plantation 27.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:54.80 (Lalainie Bannister, Gina Fimiano, Samantha Litman, Isabella Chambers), 2. Deerfield Beach 1:59.32, 3. Douglas 2:04.76.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kasey Jordan, STA 2:00.24, 2. Gabriella Chambers, STA 2:02.82, 3. Isabella Troccoli, STA 2:07.12.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Giulianna Garcia, MON 2:15.07, 2. Abigail Bush, STA 2:18.06, 3. Gina Fimiano, STA 2:21.94.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Chambers, STA 24.83, 2. Matea Smith, TAR 25.14, 3. Emily Chen, DB 26.04.

1-meter diving: 1. Olivia Rosen, DOUG 410.60, 2. Emma Murray, STA 377.25, 3. Penelope Jacobson, DOUG 339.70.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Giulianna Garcia, MON 1:00.39, 2. Samantha Litman, STA 1:04.13, 3. Andromeda Smith, DOUG 1:05.39.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Kasey Jordan, STA 55.15, 2. Lalainie Bannister, STA 55.89, 3. Isabella Troccolo, STA 57.99.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Gabriella Chambers, STA 5:25.13, 2. Victoria Landron, STA 5:27.18, 3. Megan Smith, STA 5:32.63.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:42.85 (Kasey Jordan, Gabriella Chambers, Gina Fimiano, Isabella Chambers), 2. Deerfield Beach 1:48.31, 3. Douglas 1:49.97.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:02.37, 2. Anabela Shearer, STA 1:03.40, 3. Victoria Abad, SP 1:03.70.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Isabella Nigro, STA 1:09.63, 2. Rayanna Young, DOUG 1:10.79, 3. Abigail Bush, STA 1:11.14.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:44.65 (Isabella Chambers, Lalainie Bannister, Gabriella Chambers, Kasey Jordan), 2. Monarch 4:09.11, 3. Douglas 4:19.32.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. St. Thomas Aquinas 427, 2. Douglas 365.5, 3. Coral Glades 335, 4. Deerfield Beach 212.5, 5. Coral Springs 198, 6. Taravella 132, 7. Plantation 98, 8. Monarch 93, 9. South Plantation 63, 10. Piper 44.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:43.55 (Lance Lesage, Ian Hamilton, Juan Zapata, Kalvin Hernandez), 2. Coral Glades 1:44.19, 3. Douglas 1:46.86.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Andres McKeon, CS 1:50.19, 2. Jason Bonasera, CGL 1:51.90, 3. Steven Grady, STA 1:56.28.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 1:58.27, 2. Renato Herran, Plantation 2:01.12, 3. Patrick Doyle, CGL 2:03.97.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 22.58, 2. Emilio Barrantes, DB 23.10, 3. Alex Meyer, CGL 23.58.

1-meter diving: 1. Connor Dietrich, DOUG 450.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 52.00, 2. Renato Herran, PLAN 53.62, 3. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 54.87.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Carter Carlson, DB 49.34, 2. Lance Lesage, STA 49.52, 3. David Blanco, CGL 49.70.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Andres McKeon, CS 4:55.55, 2. Greg Trimble, TAR 5:02.40, 3. Brian Gonzalez, CGL 5:02.66.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Deerfield Beach 1:31.55 (Emilio Barrantes, Ben Simonson, Ian Martinez, Carter Carlson), 2. Douglas 1:34.06, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:36.03.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 54.22, 2. Patrick Doyle, CGL 56.09, 3. Jack Faulkner, STA 58.59.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Carter Carlson, DB 1:02.92, 2. David Blanco, CGL 1:03.70, 3. Kenan Kocoglu, DOUG 1:04.88.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:22.57 (Kalvin Hernandez, Felipe Bravo, Lance Lesage, Juan Zapata), 2. Deerfield Beach 3:24.89, 3. Douglas 3:50.57.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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Cypress Bay Defends BCAA Team Titles; Kathleen Golding, Diego Machado, Juan Zapata Double Winners; Golding, Machado Break Meet Records


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, September 30, 2018—Defending champion Cypress Bay lived up to expectations sweeping the girls and boys team titles Saturday night at the Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championship at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The Lightning boys’ team, led by double winner and record breaker Diego Machado and relays, won the team title with 585 points for the third time in four years.

Machado won the 200-yard freestyle in the county’s fastest time of 1:41.81, breaking the BCAA record of 1:42.41 set by Cypress Bay alum Franco Lupoli in 2011. Machado also won the 100-yard freestyle in 46.74, also the county’s fastest this season.

In an exciting girls competition, the Lightning, led by individual winners Gaby Banks and Elle Koch and relays, won the team title with 585 points. St. Thomas Aquinas was runner-up with 557 points and Cooper City was third with 437.

Banks, a junior, won the 50-yard freestyle in the county’s fastest time of 23.97, was fourth in the 100-yard freestyle in 53.17, a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay with teammates Emily Lopez-Diaz, Jacqueline Lugo and Paige Lane, and second-place 400-yard freestyle relay. She finished with 43 points in high point.

In morning prelims, Cypress Bay junior Ellie Koch swam the county’s fastest time this season in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.37 to earn the top seed for finals. She came back in finals and bettered her time in 1:00.22 to win the event. She finished with 41 points in high point.

Cooper City senior Kathleen Golding left a lasting impression in her final BCAA Championship appearance. The University of Florida commit broke the BCAA record in the 200-yard freestyle to finish with three career BCAA records.

Golding won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.39, breaking the previous record of 1:52.35 set by Ileana Lucos of Cypress Bay in 2006. She also won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.35, off her record of 2:02.93 set last year. Both times moved Golding into the No. 1 position of the county honor roll.

Golding was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay with teammates Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding and Kate Kaplan. Golding finished with 48 points.

Cooper City freshman teammate Mallory Schleicher had a successful BCAA meet debut, winning the 500-yard freestyle in 5:09.56, second fastest time in the county this season. Other Cooper City individual winners were Solana Capalbo in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.21 and finished with 45 points and Molly Golding in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.66. Golding finished with 45 points.

St. Thomas Aquinas’ Juan Zapata continued his outstanding season with wins in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:54.72 and 100-yard butterfly in 50.72, flirting with St. Thomas alum Bradley Alley’s 2004 meet record of 50.26. He finished with 48 points in high point.

Cypress Bay flexed its muscles in the relay competition sweeping all three boys’ relays. The Lightning’s only other winner was Luis Bucaro in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:40.65.

There were three other individual winners from Western, St. Thomas Aquinas and South Broward.

Eduardo Lopez of Western won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.25, knocking off Cooper City’s Robert Wilson, second in 22.40.

Lance Lesage, competing for St. Thomas for the first season after transferring from Fort Lauderdale, won his first BCAA title in the 100-yard backstroke in 53.83.

Andy Rogatinsky of South Broward, enjoying a good season, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.27 and was third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.59. He finished with 44 points.

Freshman Giulianna Garcia of Monarch won the 100-yard butterfly in 59.36. She was the only swimmer to dip under a minute and was also the first BCAA girls champion for Monarch. She was the fastest qualifier in morning prelims in 1:00.07.

St. Thomas Aquinas girls team gave Cypress Bay a run for its’ money throughout the meet. The Raiders won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:37.60 with Lalainie Bannister, Gabriella Chambers, Kasey Jordan and Isabella Chambers and picked up 48 points. Cypress Bay clinched the title with a second place 42 points finishing in 3:38.30 with Banks, Marianna Serrao, Koch and Lane.

In a battle of freshman divers, Pompano Beach’s Christina Hilton won the girls 1-meter diving title with 236.90, knocking off defending champion Olivia Rosen of Douglas with 224.05.

In the boys 1-meter event, Blake Shaw of Northeast won with 258.30 points. Cooper City’s Tyler Flowers finished second for the second consecutive year with 249.95 points, bettering last year’s total of 193.40.

2018 BCAA RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 585, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 557, 3. Cooper City 437, 4. Coral Springs Charter 277, 5. Douglas 213, 6. Pompano Beach 157, 7. West Broward 149, 8. Fort Lauderdale 136.50, 9. Western 131, 10. Deerfield Beach 124, 11. Pembroke Pines Charter 123, 12. Nova 102, 13. South Broward 89.50, 14. Everglades 87, 15. Monarch 75, 16. Taravella 51, 17. South Plantation 45, 18. Flanagan 42, 19. Coral Glades 26, 20. Coral Springs 24, 21. McArthur 19, 22. Piper 16.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cooper City 1:50.82 (Solana Capalbo, Molly Golding, Kathleen Golding, Kate Kaplan), 2. Cypress Bay 1:53.70, 3. Coral Springs Charter 1:54.42.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 1:50.39, 2. Paige Lane, CB 1:54.00, 3. Delaney Biro, CSC 1:55.29, 4. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:55.48.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kathleen Golding, CC 2:03.35, 2. Molly Golding, CC 2:11.08, 3. Daniela Kim, CB 2:14.64.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gaby Banks, CB 23.97, 2. Solana Capalbo, CC 24.24, 3. Isabella Chambers, STA 24.36.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Giulianna Garcia, MON 59.36, 2. Elizabeth Riley, CB 1:00.50, 3. Jacqueline Lugo, CB 1:00.86, 4. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 1:01.83, 5. Maya Coffey, WB 1:01.97.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Solana Capalbo, CC 52.21, 2. Paige Lane, CB 52.53, 3. Isabella Chambers STA 52.71, 4. Gaby Banks, CB 53.17.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:09.56, 2. Gabriella Chambers, STA 5:19.30, 3. Giulianna Garcia, MON 5:21.19.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:41.95 (Gaby Banks, Emily Lopez-Diaz, Jacqueline Lugo, Paige Lane), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:43.28, 3. Cooper City 1:46.27.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Ellie Koch, CB 1:00.22, 2. Emily Chen, DB 1:01.32, 3. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:01.76.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Molly Golding, CC 1:07.66, 2. Daniela Kim, CB 1:08.29, 3. Kate Kaplan, CC 1:08.55, 4. Victoria Torres, PPC 1:09.60.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:37.60 (Lalainie Bannister, Gabriella Chambers, Kasey Jordan, Isabella Chambers), 2. Cypress Bay 3:38.30, 3. Cooper City 3:38.49.

1-meter diving: 1. Christina Hilton, PB 236.90, 2. Olivia Rosen, DOUG 224.05, 3. Penelope Jacobson, DOUG 201.10.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 569, 2. Cooper City 330.50, 3. Coral Glades 294.50, 4. Fort Lauderdale 280, 5. South Broward 225.50, 6. St. Thomas Aquinas 214, 7. Pompano Beach 210, 8. Western 171, 9. Douglas 170, 10. Pembroke Pines Charter 150, 11. Deerfield Beach 135.50, 12. tie, Nova, West Broward 100, 14. Taravella 99, 15. Everglades 79, 16. Coral Springs 63, 17. Coral Springs Charter 61, 18. Northeast 55, 19. Flanagan 24, 20. South Plantation 22, 21. Coconut Creek 4, 22. Piper 2.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:41.03 (Yesh Mandava, Samuel Manrique, Max Miller, Jack D’Avi), 2. Fort Lauderdale 1:42.27, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:43.29.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Diego Machado, CB 1:41.81, 2. Mattheus Santos, PB 1:42.82, 3. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 1:42.94.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 1:54.72, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:57.76, 3. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 2:00.59, 4. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 2:01.12.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Eduardo Lopez, WES 22.25, 2. Robert Wilson, CC 22.40, 3. Alex Marrero, SB 22.47.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 50.72, 2. Kevin De Grijze, FTL 51.10, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 52.81.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Diego Machado, CB 46.74, 2. Carter Carlson, DB 48.73, 3. Robert Wilson, CC 49.45.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:40.65, 2. Mattheus Santos, PB 4:42.76, 3. Max Miller, CB 4:43.19.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:30.67 (Juan Rosas, Luis Bucaro, Santiago Homes, Diego Machado), 2. Deerfield Beach 1:31.68, 3. Pompano Beach 1:33.32.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 53.83, 2. Alex Marrero, SB 54.04, 3. Jose Diaz, WHS 54.06.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 1:00.27, 2. Javier Roman, CC 1:01.19, 3. Carter Carlson, DB 1:01.85.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:13.95 (Diego Machado, Max Miller, Jack D’Avi, Luis Bucaro), 2. Fort Lauderdale 3:17.56, 3. Cooper City 3:21.86.

1-meter diving: 1. Blake Shaw, NE 258.30, 2. Tyler Flowers, CC 249.95, 3. Pedro Santos Do Amaral, SB 207.90.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.
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Pine Crest Girls, Gulliver Prep Boys Capture Team Titles At Shark Invitational; Cincotti, Zapata, Lesage, Escobar Double Winners


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, September 22, 2018–Pine Crest captured the girls team title and Gulliver Prep won the boys team title Saturday in the Shark Swimming and Diving Invitational at Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Center.

The Panthers, runners-up at last weekend’s Bolles School Byron Plapp Invitational, won the girls team title with 799.50 points in the nine-team field. Defending State 2A champion Gulliver Prep was second with 571.50, St. Thomas Aquinas third with 570 and NSU University School fourth with 500.

Pine Crest won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:50.78 with Julia Podkoscielny, Sara Lin, Esther Lin and Rachel Botting and 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:40.36 with Rachel Botting, Esther Lin, Hanna Smith and Alexandra Meszaros.

The Panthers individual winners were Rachel Botting in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.92, Simone Vale in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.43 and Sara Lin in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.28.

Gulliver Prep knocked off Pine Crest by nearly 200 points. Gulliver Prep won with 768 points in the 10-team field. Pine Crest was second with 578, NSU University School was third with 457 and St. Thomas Aquinas fourth with 437.

Sophomore Mariangela Cincotti of NSU University School was a double winner. She won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.72 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:07.59, the county’s fastest time this season. Both times were season-bests.

NSU University School teammate Amanda Kopas won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.99.

There were three boys double winners.

Junior Daniel Escobar of American Heritage Plantation won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.58 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:47.20.

St. Thomas Aquinas’ Juan Zapata won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:55.91 and 100-yard butterfly in 51.28.

St. Thomas Aquinas teammate Lance Lesage of South Florida Aquatic Club won the 100-yard freestyle in 49.21 and 100-yard backstroke in 53.88.

In one of the most exciting races of the meet, the host Sharks won the girls’ 400-yard freestyle relay of Amanda Kopas, Olivia Flack, Thais Carrion and Mariangela Cincotti won in 3:38.01 buoyed an impressive anchor leg of 52.99 by Cincotti. Her 100 split is the second fastest in the county this season. Pine Crest’s relay of Alexandra Meszaros, Julia Podkoscielny, Hanna Smith and Riley Botting finished second in 3:39.96.

In two exciting boys relay races, Pine Crest out-touched Gulliver Prep in the 200-yard medley, 1:41.76-1:41.94 and 400-yard freestyle relay in the final event, 3:20.70-3:20.91. The Panthers medley relay was Elvis Kotikovski, Matthew Petreski, Luc Ferrara and Joshua Hanks. The 400 free relay was Kotikovski, Petreski, Jimmy Hart and Antony Novak.

Petreski was the Panthers only individual winner in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.22.

Defending state champion Maia Goldstein of NSU University School won the girls 1-meter diving with 473.85 points. Sarah and Sophia Souza of Calvary Christian tied for second with 383.65.

Gulliver Prep junior Skyklar Mignon won the boys 1-meter diving event with 482.95, more than 100 points ahead of Allen Levitis of Pine Crest with 351.20.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Pine Crest 799.50, 2. Gulliver Prep 571.50, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 570, 4. NSU University School 500, 5. American Heritage Plantation 305, 6. Calvary Christian 266, 7. Sagemont 109, 8. Chaminade-Madonna 90, 9. American Heritage Delray Beach 61.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:50.78 (Julia Podkoscielny, Sara Lin, Esther Lin, Rachel Botting), 2. Pine Crest B 1:53.92, 3. Gulliver Prep 1:54.30.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mariangela Cincotti, NSUS 1:55.72, 2. Rachel Contich, CALV 1:59.39, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:01.08, 7. Sara Quintero, SAGE 2:04.22, 15. Alexis Christensen, NSUS 2:09.33, 19. Anastasia Lutz, NSUS 2:19.87.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 2:09.99, 2. Olivia Hernandez, GP 2:12.63, 3. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 2:12.74.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Rachel Botting, PC 24.92, 2. Isabella Chambers, STA 25.21, 3. Olivia Flack, NSUS 25.72.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Emily Cordovi, GP 57.18, 2. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 57.43, 3. Hanna Smith, PC 1:01.39.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Rachel Contich, CALV 54.59, 2. Isabella Taylor, AH 55.89, 3. Chloe Hernandez, GP 56.09, 21. Anastasia Lutz 1:03.04.

1-meter diving: 1. Maia Goldstein, NSUS 473.85, 2. Sarah Souza, CALV 383.65, 3. Emma Murray, STA 322.25.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mariangela Cincotti, NSUS 5:07.59, 2. Riley Botting, PC 5:12.96, 3. Julia Podskoscielny, PC 5:14.72, 5. Sara Quintero, SAGE 5:23.55, 8. Alexis Christensen, NSUS 5:35.48.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:40.36 (Rachel Botting, Esther Lin, Hanna Smith, Alexandra Meszaros), 2. NSU University School 1:41.38, 3. Gulliver Prep 1:42.99.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Simone Vale, PC 1:02.43, 2. Olivia Flack, NSUS 1:02.46, 3. Esther Lin, PC 1:04.58.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:07.28, 2. Olivia Hernandez, GP 1:09.59, 3. Isabella Nigro, STA 1:10.22.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. NSU University School 3:38.01 (Amanda Kopas, Olivia Flack, Thais Carrion, Mariangela Cincotti) 2. Pine Crest 3:39.96, 3. Gulliver Prep 3:44.78.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Gulliver Prep 768, 2. Pine Crest 578, 3. NSU University School 457, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 437, 5. American Heritage Plantation 404, 6. Calvary Christian 163, 7. Chaminade-Madonna 126, 8. North Broward Prep 38, 9. American Heritage Delray Beach 36, 10. Sagemont 1.

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:41.76 (Elvis Kotikovski, Matthew Patreski, Luc Ferara, Joshua Hanks), 2. Gulliver Prep 1:41.94, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:43.98.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Escobar, AH 1:49.58, 2. Nicolas Rossi, AH 1:50.76, 3. Pedro Pavao, NSUS 1:50.84.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 1:55.91, 2. Miguel Angel Caballero, NSUS 2:02.61, 3. Jonathan Rodriguez, GP 2:02.66, 4. Joseph Lee, AH 2:07.46.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Rene Peralta, GP 23.47, 2. David Perez. NSUS 23.78, 3. Brandan Dunnigan, GP 23.93.

1-meter diving: 1. Skyklar Mignon, GP 482.95, 2. Allen Levitis, PC 351.20, 3. Danyal Ghadiali, PC 253.75.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 51.28, 2. Matthew Petreski, PC 54.45, 3. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 55.20, 9. Joseph Lee, AH 56.59.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 49.21, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 49.41, 3. Rene Peralta, GP 49.61.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Escobar, AH 4:47.20, 2. Cristian Tortola, CM 4:48.88, 3. Nicolas Rossi, AH 5:03.33.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:30.47 (Brandan Dunnigan, Jonathan Rodriguez, Philip Meira, Rene Peralta), 2. Pine Crest A 1:32.69, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:35.70.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 53.88, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 56.17, 3. Jack Faulkner, STA 57.75.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Matthew Petreski, PC 1:00.22, 2. Jimmy Hart, PC 1:01.82, 3. Ethan DiEgidio, NBP 1:01.93.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:20.70 (Kotikovski, Petreski, Jimmy Hart, Antony Novak), 2. Gulliver Prep 3:20.91, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:23.00.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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St. Thomas Aquinas Sweeps Plantation, Taravella; SOFLO’s Lance Lesage Double Winner


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, September 20, 2018—St. Thomas Aquinas, coming off the Lake Brantley Patriot Invitational, swept Plantation and Taravella in a tri-meet Thursday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

St. Thomas Aquinas girls team defeated Plantation, 141-30, and Taravella, 135-65. Taravella topped Plantation, 111-47.

The girls team swept all three relays and won all eight individual events. Gina Fimiano won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:08.21 and Gabriella Chambers won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:39.70.

The girls team swept the top three places in seven individual events.

St. Thomas’ Emma Murray won the girls 1-meter diving event with 212.25 points.

St. Thomas Aquinas boys team defeated Plantation, 191-10, and Taravella, 189-44. Taravella defeated Plantation, 123-16.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Lance Lesage, making his debut for St. Thomas after transferring from Fort Lauderdale, was a double winner.

Lesage won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.97, the county’s second fastest time behind SOFLO teammate and Cooper City’s Robert Wilson (22.95) and 100-yard backstroke in 54.59, the county’s third-fastest time. Lesage anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle relay that won in 3:36.27 with teammates Juan Zapata, Jack Faulkner and Kalvin Hernandez.

Juan Zapata was also a double winner for the Raiders. He won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.21 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.12. He was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Taravella’s lone individual winner was Nick Pototsky in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:07.88.

GIRLS
St. Thomas Aquinas 189, Taravella 44
St. Thomas Aquinas 191, Plantation 10
Taravella 123, Plantation 16

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:55.25 (Lalainie Bannister, Isabella Nigro, Samantha Litman, Isabella Chambers), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas B 1:58.21, 3. Taravella 2:15.27.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Gina Fimiano, STA 2:08.21, 2. Sofia Avellaneda, STA 2:08.75, 3. Eva Renaud, STA 2:15.38.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Abigail Bush, STA 2:19.60, 2. Megan Smith, STA 2:30.62, 3. Samantha Litman, STA 2:31.34.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Kasey Jordan, STA 25.26, 2. Tatiana Ilis, PLAN 26.64, 3. Sarah Selinsky, STA 29.08.

1-meter diving: 1. Emma Murray, STA 212.25, 2. Chiara Motta, STA 160.60, 3. Kerrigan McGreevy, STA 155.15.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alexia Tremellen, STA 1:07.14, 2. Tatiana Ilis, PLAN 1:07.33, 3. Eva Renaud, STA 1:08.37.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Isabella Chambers, STA 56.15, 2. Callie Jordan, STA 1:00.15, 3. Ashley Ruf, STA 1:02.33.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Gabriella Chambers, STA 5:39.70, 2. Victoria Landron, STA 5:41.07, 3. Anabela Shearer, STA 5:46.25.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:53.47 (Ali Klis, Grace Hennekens, Chloe Baker, Isabella Chambers), 2. Taravella 2:02.19, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas B 2:04.64.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:05.76, 2. Ali Klis, STA 1:09.62, 3. Sofia Marquis, STA 1:17.89.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Isabella Nigro, STA 1:09.97, 2. Gina Fimiano, STA 1:11.63, 3. Abigail Bush, STA 1:11.95.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 3:56.33 (Gabriella Chambers, Kasey Jordan, Alexia Tremellen, Isabella Troccoli), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas B 4:16.65, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas C 4:46.82.

BOYS
St. Thomas Aquinas 135, Taravella 65
St. Thomas Aquinas 141, Plantation 30
Taravella 111, Plantation 47

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:47.89 (Jack Faulkner, Ian Hamilton, Felipe Bravo, Juan Zapata), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas B 1:54.25, 3. Taravella 1:58.78.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 1:54.19, 2. Felipe Bravo, STA 1:59.47, 3. Justin Ruf, STA 2:33.21.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 2:00.21, 2. Greg Trimble, TAR 2:06.59, 3. Steven Grady, STA 2:14.15.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 22.97, 2. David Garzon, STA 24.59, 3. Connor Schwarz, TAR 28.38.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Steven Grady, STA 1:00.27, 2. John-Paul Fournier, STA 1:04.41.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Felipe Bravo, STA 53.44, 2. Kenwyn McComie, STA 1:00.62, 3. Arnaldo Castilo, STA 1:04.57.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nick Pototsky, TAR 5:07.88, 2. Kalvin Hernandez, STA 5:14.40, 3. Jack Faulkner, STA 5:26.63.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 1:40.96 (Trenton Shaw, David Garzon, Kenwyn McComie, John-Paul Fournier), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas B 1:55.31, 3. Taravella 2:03.01.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lance Lesage, STA 54.59, 2. Jack Faulkner, STA 1:01.97, 3. Julian Anton, TAR 1:40.19.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Juan Zapata, STA 1:04.12, 2. Darion Louis-Jeune, TAR 1:06.09, 3. Ian Hamilton, STA 1:10.25.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas A 3:36.27 (Juan Zapata, Jack Faulkner, Kalvin Hernandez, Lance Lesage), 2. Taravella A 3:59.40, 3. Taravella B 5:14.34.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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