Cypress Bay Defends Titles, Captures Broward County Athletic Association Championship; Lance Lesage Breaks Only Meet Record


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, October 5, 2019—Cypress Bay owns the Broward County Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championship.

The Lightning defended their titles sweeping the boys and girls team titles Saturday night at rain-soaked Plantation Aquatic Complex.

It was the Lightning’s third consecutive boys’ team title and girls second team title in three years. Since 2013, Cypress Bay has finished first or second at the BCAA meet.

“Our swim teams have been very consistent,” Cypress Bay veteran coach John Spire said. “We have a strong feeder system that has helped us remain in the mix. I don’t know if we’ll remain on the top for years to come, but we should remain in the top three because of the nature of the school.”

Cypress Bay boys totaled 403 points. Fort Lauderdale was second with 314 and Cooper City with 289.

The girls finished with 577 points. Cooper City was runner-up with 382 points and St. Thomas Aquinas was third with 344.50.

Cypress Bay senior Luis Bucaro was a double winner. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.96 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:39.06. Both were season-best times.

Bucaro was also a member of the Lightning’s 400-yard freestyle relay that won in 3:13.49 along with Philopatier Ibrahim, Jack D’Avi and Diego Machado.

Pompano Beach junior Rafael Santos was the only other boys double winner. He won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.11 and 100-yard freestyle in 46.54. Both times were season-best.

St. Thomas Aquinas junior Lance Lesage broke the only meet record. Lesage won the 100-yard backstroke in 51.73, breaking the previous mark of 52.03 set by Brandon Goldman of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2012.

Cooper City’s Tyler Flowers won the boys 1-meter diving title with 276.75 points.

Other individual champions were Patrick Doyle, Coral Glads, 200-yard individual medley, 1:55.77; Renato Herron, Plantation, 100-yard butterfly, 51.83; and Andy Rogatinsky of South Broward, 100-yard breaststroke, 58.79.

Deerfield Beach won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:41.10 and Cooper City won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:30.68 with Robert Wilson as anchor.

Cypress Bay girls were even more dominant than the boys team, sweeping all three girls relays.

The Lightning won three individual events. Nicol Bellardi won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.75; Gaby Banks won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.46; and Ellie Koch won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.39.

Other individual champions were Mallory Schleicher of Cooper City, 200-yard freestyle, 1:53.99; Giulianna Garcia of Monarch, 100-yard butterfly, 58.11; Delaney Biro of Coral Springs Charter, 100-yard freestyle, 52.67; Sarah Acevedo of Everglades, 500-yard freestyle, 5:04.11 and Molly Golding of Cooper City, 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.82

Kaitlyn Ross of St. Thomas Aquinas won the girls 1-meter diving title with 232.30 points.

Banks, Garcia, Koch, Golding, Bucaro, Lesage and Rogatinsky were repeat BCAA champions.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 577, 2. Cooper City 382, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 344.50, 4. Coral Springs Charter 278, 5. Douglas 220, 6. Cardinal Gibbons 188, 7. Coral Glades 165, 8. Pompano Beach 154, 9. Nova 140, 10. Monarch 132, 11. Fort Lauderdale 129, 12. South Broward 121, 13. West Broward 114, 14. Everglades 101, 15. Western 100.50, 16. Pembroke Pines Charter 82, 17. Taravella 63 18. Flanagan 45, 19. McArthur 28, 20. Deerfield Beach 26, 20. Coral Springs 24, 22. Piper 21, 23. South Plantation 14.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Cypress Bay 1:37.08 (Ellie Koch, Ana Villamil, Jacqueline Lugo, Gaby Banks), 2. Cooper City 1:39.75, 3. Cardinal Gbbons 1:42.39.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Mallory Schleicher, CC 1:53.99, 2. Delaney Biro, CSC 1:54.04, 3. Paige Lane, CB 1:54.62.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Nicol Bellardi, CB 2:08.75, 2. Molly Gooding, CC 2:10.13, 3. Giulianna Garcia, MON 2:11.88.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Gaby Banks, CB 24.46, 2. Jemma Kelly, CB 25.09, 3. Riley McCormick, CSC 25.31.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Kaitlyn Ross, STA 232.30, 2. Penelope Jacobson, DOUG 219.00, 3. Christina Hilton, PB 207.40.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Giulianna Garcia, MON 58.11, 2. Paige Lane, CB 58.19, 3. Riley McCormick, CSC 59.10.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Delaney Biro, CSC 52.67, 2. Gaby Banks, CB 53.49, 3. Emily Lopez Diaz, WB 54.35.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Sarah Acevedo, EVER 5:04.11, 2. Mallory Schleicher, CC 5:04.58, 3. Nicol Bellardi, CB 5:09.81.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 1:40.75 (Paige Lane, Nicol Bellardi, Jacqueline Lugo, Gaby Banks), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:45.21, 3. Douglas 1:46.12.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Ellie Koch, CB 59.39, 2. Imriel Coughlin, CC 1:01.51, 3. Lalainie Bannister, STA 1:01.93.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Molly Golding, CC 1:06.82, 2. Samantha Trodick, NOVA 1:07.72, 3. Ana Villamil, CB 1:08.19.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 3:40.04 (Paige Lane, Elizabeth Riley, Ellie Koch, Nicol Bellardi), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:44.72, 3. Coral Springs Charter 3:46.41.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Cypress Bay 403, 2. Fort Lauderdale 314, 3. Cooper City 289, 4. Coral Glades 259, 5. Everglades 230, 6. South Broward 207, 7. Western 201, 8. Deerfield Beach 177, 9. Pompano Beach 170, 10. St. Thomas Aquinas 156, 11. Douglas 154, 12. Taravella 150, 13. West Broward 122, 14. Pembroke Pines Charter 109, 15. Cardinal Gibbons 88, 16. Plantation 51, 17. Coral Springs 45, 18. Coral Springs Charter 34, 19. Flanagan 32, 20. Nova 26, 21. Piper 23, 22. Monarch 22, 23. South Plantation 17, 24. Northeast 4.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:
1. Deerfield Beach 1:41.10 (Brian Bencie, Ben Simonson, Emilio Barrantes, Carter Carlson), 2. Fort Lauderdale 1:41.66, 3. Cypress Bay 1:42.05.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, CB 1:42.96, 2. Diego Machado, CB 1:43.63, 3. Emilio Barrantes, DB 1:46.59.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Patrick Doyle, CGL 1:55.77, 2. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 1:58.14, 3. Philopatier Ibrahim, CB 1:59.46.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 21.11, 2. Robert Wilson, CC 21.99, 3. Alex Marrero, SB 22.04.

1-meter springboard diving:
1. Tyler Flowers, CC 276.75, 2. tie, Jude Waring, STA 101.50 and Brady Wampler, SB 101.50.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Renato Herron, PTTN 51.83, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 51.89, 3. Trent Albury, CGIB 52.37.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 46.54, 2. Lance Lesage STA 47.25, 3. Carter Carlson, DB 48.21.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Luis Bucaro, CB 4:39.06, 2. Leonardo Mateus, EVER 4:45.08, 3. Brian Gonzalez, CGL 4:49.14.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cooper City 1:30.68 (Mark Zhang, Christopher Christakis, Michael Cline, Robert Wilson), 2. Deerfield Beach 1:30.77, 3. Cypress Bay 1:31.04.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Lance Lesage, STA 51.73, 2. Patrick Doyle, CGL 52.49, 3. Alex Marrero, SB 53.30.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Andy Rogatinsky, SB 58.79, 2. Aiden Kohanyi, WES 59.29, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, PPC 1:00.41.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Cypress Bay 3:13.49 (Philopatier Ibrahim, Jack D’Avi, Luis Bucaro, Diego Machado), 2. Cooper City 3:18.57, 3. Coral Glades 3:20.27.

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

Fort Lauderdale Flying Ls, Pompano Beach Tornadoes Split


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, September 13, 2019—In one of the more competitive BCAA dual meets of the season, Pompano Beach girls and Fort Lauderdale boys won Wednesday at the Flying Ls pool.

In the girls’ competition, Pompano Beach edged Fort Lauderdale, 97-86.

Junior Summer Schulte won two events for Pompano Beach and led off the winning 400-yard freestyle relay. She won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.23 and 100-yard freestyle in 58.27.

Christina Hilton of Pompano Beach won the girls’ 1-meter diving but Fort Lauderdale showed its depth with a second and third place finish.

Fort Lauderdale won the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays.

Rylie Barnhardt was a double winner for the Flying Ls and a member of two winning relays.

Barnhardt won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:07.64 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:34.98.

The girls meet came down to the final event which the Tornadoes finished one-two in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

In the boys competition, Fort Lauderdale defeated Pompano Beach 95-65. Plantation, the third boys team in the meet, finished with 10 points.

The boys’ races were just as competitive as the girls.

The Flying Ls won the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays and four individual events.

Brothers Myles and Dylan Felt each won an event for the Flying Ls. Myles Felt won the 100-yard butterfly in 56.04 and Dylan Felt captured the 500-yard freestyle in 4:59.67, the only swimmer to crack 5 minutes.

Pompano Beach was led by double winner Rafael Santos in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.85 and 100-yard freestyle in 48.12.

GIRLS
Pompano Beach 97, Fort Lauderdale 86

200-yard medley relay:
1. Fort Lauderdale 2:05.19 (Luiza Patrocinio, Charlotte Lucas, Rylie Barnhardt, Isabella Maisonette), 2. Pompano Beach A 2:06.98, 3. Pompano Beach B 2:24.72.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Rylie Barnhardt, FTL 2:07.64, 2. Lorelei Bennett, PB 2:12.44, 3. Maya Coan, FTL 2:24.23.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Conner Bennett, FTL 2:44.48, 2. Megan Roberson, PB 2:55.24, 3. Veronica Meyer, PB 2:55.31.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Summer Schulte, PB 26.23, 2. Charlotte Lucas, FTL 27.35, 3. Isabella Maisonette, FTL 27.96.

1-meter diving:
1. Christina Hilton, PB 276.30, 2. Julia Maier, FTL 155.35, 3. Carole Hynes, FTL 90.80.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Emma Lieber, PB 1:11.76, 2. Kamryn Phillips, PB 1:23.39, 3. Sarah El-Ali, FTL 1:30.94.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Summer Schulte, PB 58.27, 2. Luiza Patrocinio, FTL 58.65, 3. Victoria Zlateva, PB 59.88.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Rylie Barnhardt, FTL 5:34.98, 2. Lorelei Bennett, PB 5:49.26, 3. Sophie Lichtenstein, PB 6:42.18.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Fort Lauderdale A 1:51.25 (Rylie Barnhardt, Charlotte Lucas, Isabella Maisonette, Luiza Patrocinio), 2. Pompano Beach 1:53.04, 3. Fort Lauderdale B 2:07.26.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Luiza Patrocinio, FTL 1:09.01, 2. Veronica Meyer, PB 1:21.09, 3. Megan Roberson, PB 1:21.33.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Charlotte Lucas, FTL 1:17.13, 2. Victoria Zlateva, PB 1:18.10, 3. Emma Gurdus, PB 1:19.89.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Pompano Beach A 4:19.87 (Summer Schulte, Emma Lieber, Lorelei Bennett, Victoria Debrito), 2. Pompano Beach B 4:54.73, 2. Fort Lauderdale 5:23.29.

BOYS
Fort Lauderdale 95, Pompano Beach 65, Plantation 10

200-yard medley relay:
1. Fort Lauderdale A 1:45.24 (Daniel Givskov, Georgy Goncharov, Myles Felt, Matthew Gocke), 2. Pompano Beach 1:47.01, 3. Fort Lauderdale B 1:56.35.

200-yard freestyle:
1. Matthew Gocke, FTL 1:56.39, 2. Andrew Brantmeyer, FTL 1:58.30, 3. Joshua Cajuste, PB 2:01.85.

200-yard individual medley:
1. Alexandro Marquez, PB 2:06.35, 2. Myles Felt, FTL 2:07.38, 3. Georgy Goncharov, FTL 2:11.27.

50-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 21.85, 2. Renaulto Herron, PLAN 22.14, 3. Daniel Givskov, FTL 23.40.

1-meter diving:
None

100-yard butterfly:
1. Myles Felt, FTL 56.04, 2. Dylan Felt, FTL 57.77, 3. Fabrizio Parraga, PB 1:03.13.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Rafael Santos, PB 48.12, 2. Daniel Lilley, FTL 51.70, 3. Matthew Gocke, FTL 52.32.

500-yard freestyle:
1. Dylan Felt, FTL 4:59.67, 2. Steven Gary, PB 5:15.55, 3. James McCrady, FTL 5:34.45.

200-yard freestyle relay:
1. Fort Lauderdale A 1:35.70 (Daniel Givskov, Georgy Goncharov, Daniel Lilley, Matthew Gocke), 2. Pompano Beach 1:39.36, 3. Fort Lauderdale B 1:45.02.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Renaulto Herron, PLAN 55.29, 2. Alexandro Marquez, PB 56.25, 3. Daniel Givskov, FTL 59.74.

100-yard breaststroke:
1. Georgy Goncharov, FTL 1:06.31, 2. Jake Schulte, PB 1:11.27, 3. Sean Meyler, FTL 1:16.21.

400-yard freestyle relay:
1. Pompano Beach 3:26.30 (Rafael Santos, Alexandro Marquez, Joshua Cajuste, Steven Gary), 2. Fort Lauderdale A 3:36.80, 3. Fort Lauderdale B 3:46.10.

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

Pompano Beach Boys, Douglas Girls Win In Season Opener; Kocugh, Bennett, Santos Double Winners


By Sharon Robb

DEERFIELD BEACH, August 31, 2019—Douglas girls team won five individual and two relays to defeat Pompano Beach, 42-34, and Deerfield Beach, 52-23.

Pompano Beach boys, led by double winner Rafael Santos, won four individual events and two relays to defeat Douglas, 41-37, and tied Deerfield Beach, 34-34.

Santos won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.53 and 100-yard freestyle in 49.15.

Kenan Kocugh was a double winner. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.80 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.94.

Ana and Emily Rosa led Douglas. Ana won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:26.39 and Emily won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.41.

Lorelei Bennett led Pompano Beach with two wins. She won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:13.25 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:55.13.

Teammate Summer Shulte won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:13.88.

GIRLS
Douglas 42, Pompano Beach 34
Douglas 52, Deerfield Beach 23
Pompano Beach 51, Deerfield Beach 24

200-yard medley relay: 1. Douglas 2:02.55, 2. Pompano Beach 2:07.50, 3. Deerfield Beach 2:12.83.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Lorelei Bennett, Lorelei, PB 2:13.25, 2. Emma Gurdus, PB 2:21.28, 3. Victoria Veiga, MSD 2:23.51

200-yard individual medley: 1. Ana Rosa, MSD 2:26.39, 2. Victoria Zlateva, PB 2:30.63, 3. Elisabeth Olson, MSD 2:41.40.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Emily Rosa, MSD 26.41, 2. Kamilah Ivey, DB 28.83, 3. Veronica Meyer, PB 30.13.

1-meter diving: 1. Christina Hilton, PB 233.00, 2. Olivia Rosen, MSD 209.90, 3. Penelope Jacobson, MSD 204.40.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Andromeda Smith, MSD 1:05.71, 2. Sofia Barrios, MSD 1:09.66, 3. Emma Lieber, PB 1:15.87.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Madison Hockman, MSD 1:05.03, 2. Madeline Trumbore, DB 1:06.66, 3. Veronica Meyer, DB 1:09.69.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Lorelei Bennett, PB 5:55.13, 2. Sophie Lichtenstein, PB 6:42.00.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Douglas 1:50.09, 2. Pompano Beach 1:54.28, 3. Douglas 2:01.84.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Summer Shulte, PB 1:13.88, 2. Samantha Mahecha, MSD 1:18.10, 3. Krystal Walford, DB 1:25.47.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Ray Young, MSD, 1:18.28, 2. Victoria Zlateva, PB 1:18.36, 3. Emma Gurdus, PB 1:20.66.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 4:16.52, 2. Douglas A 4:31.97, 3. Douglas B 4:46.42.

BOYS
Pompano Beach 41, Douglas 27
Pompano Beach 34, Deerfield Beach 34
Deerfield Beach 36, Douglas 32

200-yard medley relay: 1. Deerfield Beach 1:47.64, 2. Pompano Beach 1:53.69, 3. Douglas 1:56.74.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kenan Kocugh, MSD 1:48.80, 2. Emilio Barrantes, DBHS) 1:48.96, 3. Alejandro Marquez, PB 1:56.59.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Carter Carlson, DB 2:05.03, 2. Brian Bencie, DB 2:13.50, 3. Fabrizio Parraga, PB 2:19.82.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Rafael Santos, PB 21.53, 2. Carlson, Carter, DB 23.75, 3. Joshua Cajuste, PB 23.94.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Emilio Barrantes, DB 55.84, 2. Cody Chin, MSD 58.15, 3. Patrick Franzino, MSD 1:02.31.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Rafael Santos, PB 49.15, 2. Ben Simonson, DB 52.78, 3. Guillermo Barrios, MSD 53.50.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Steven Gary, PB 5:14.44, 2. Alejandro Alvarez, MSD 5:17.00, 3. Gianluca Savino, MSD 5:54.31.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano Beach 1:36.81, 2. Deerfield Beach 1:39.15, 3. Douglas 1:50.09.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Alexandro Marques, PB 58.00, 2. Brian Bencie, DB 1:03.44, 3. Farbrizio Parraga, PB 1:03.81.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Kenan Kocugh, MSD 1:03.94, 2. Wilson Ward, MSD 1:05.63, 3. Ben Simonson, DB 1:07.34.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pompano 3:38.25, 2. Douglas 3:44.31, 3. Pompano 4:24.35.

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