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 Girls Defend Title, St. Andrew’s Boys Edge Pine Crest By One Point at Region 4-1A Championship


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, November 10, 2018—Pine Crest defended its girls team title and came within one point of knocking off St. Andrew’s boys at the Region 4-1A Swimming and Diving Championship Friday at Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center.

The Panthers girls team won the title with 501 points, more than 100 points ahead of St. Andrew’s with 376. For the second year in a row, the Panthers were the only team, girls or boys, to crack the 500-point mark.

The defending champion Pine Crest boys were edged by St. Andrew’s by one point, 408.50-407.50, in one of the closest finishes in region meet history.

Pine Crest won the girls 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays and relied on its talented depth in the individual events. Julia Podkoscielny was the only individual winner capturing the 100-yard backstroke in 56.50. She is ranked No. 1 in the county in 56.28.

Pine Crest had two individual boys’ winners. Joshua Hanks won the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.29.

Pine Crest freshman and two-time defending state champion Kevin Mendez topped a field of six divers to win the 1-meter diving title with 545.25 points. Teammate Denny Gulia-Janovski was runnerup with 534.20. Pine Crest had four divers among the top six finishers.

Defending state champion Maia Goldstein, a junior at NSU University School, won the girls diving title with 495.70 points. Trinity Christian sophomore Chloe Bishop was second with 463.00 and Ishani Singh of Pine Crest was third with 462.95.

The remaining relay and individual events were won by Palm Beach County teams including St. Andrew’s, Trinity Christian and King’s Academy, and swimmers.

The FHSAA Class 1A State Swimming and Diving Championships are Friday, Nov. 16. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals are 5:30 p.m. at the Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center in Stuart.

Jacksonville Bolles is defending girls and boys champion and has had a hammerlock on the 1A state titles for more than two decades. The boys are going after their 32nd consecutive and girls their 29th state title.

The Region 4-1A meet is the strongest of all regions, essentially the state championship minus Bolles. The competition among the strongest South Florida teams sometimes works against them in their bid to qualify enough swimmers to seriously challenge Bolles. This year just may be another story. Stay tuned!

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
1. Pine Crest 501, 2. St. Andrew’s 376, 3. Trinity Christian 296, 4. NSU University School 170, 5. Calvary Christian 154, 6. King’s Academy 139, 7. Cutler Bay 121, 8. Ransom Everglades 91, 9. South Florida Heat 86, 10. Oxbridge 77, 11. Sagemont 62, 12. Benjamin 39, 13. Westminster Academy 38, 14. tie, Coral Shores 31, Westminster Christian, 31, 16. Carrollton 28, 17. Immaculata-LaSalle25, 18. Florida Atlantic 18, 19. Chaminade-Madonna 17, 20. Cardinal Newman 14, 21. Miami Country Day 6, 22. Hawks 4, 23. North Broward Prep 1.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:45.64 (Gaby Beltrano, Shayna Fetes, Madelyn Rippo, Aspen Gersper), 2. Pine Crest 1:45.79 (Julia Podkoscielny, Sara Lin, Esther Lin, Hanna Smith), 3. Trinity Christian 1:49.02

200-yard freestyle: 1. Nicole Gomez, TC 1:50.06, 2. Mary Smutny, CB 1:50.11, 3. Emily Trieschman, SA 1:52.84, 20. Alexis Christensen, NSU 2:01.50.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Jennifer Secrest, OX 2:01.63, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 2:04.10, 3. Eriana Temperino, TC 2:04.68.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Chade Nersicio, TC 22.89, 2. Rachel Botting, CALV 23.36, 3. Lucia Miller, SA 23.78.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jennifer Secrest, OX 54.74, 2. Eriana Temperino, TC 56.12, 3. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 57.16, 8. Sara Quintero, SAGE 59.13.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Chade Nersicio, TC 50.51, 2. Mary Smutny, CB 51.17, 3. Andrea Santander, PC 51.34.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nicole Gomez, TC 4:55.39, 2. Shauna Abair, TC 4:59.77, 3. Emily Trieschmann, SA 5:00.52, 13. Sara Quintero, SAGE 5:16.64, 14. Alexis Christensen, NSU 5:16.58.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:36.55 (Andrea Santander, Rachel Botting, Hanna Elks Smith, Alexandra Meszaros), 2. Trinity Christian 1:36.60, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:38.12.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 56.50, 2. Aspen Gersper, SA 57.01, 3. Gaby Beltrano, SA 57.18.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Shayna Fetes, SA 1:03.95, 2. Sara Lin, PC 1:05.33, 3. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:06.03.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:26.97 (Alexandra Meszaros, Rachel Botting, Julia Podkoscielny, Andrea Santander), 2. Trinity Christian 3:28.45, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:31.96.

1-meter diving: 1. Maia Goldstein, NSU 495.70, 2. Chloe Bishop, TC 463.00, 3. Ishani Singh, PC 462.95.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. St. Andrew’s 408.50, 2. Pine Crest 407.50, 3. King’s Academy 238, 4. NSU University School 229, 5. Chaminade-Madonna 126, 6. Trinity Christian 99, 7. Ransom Everglades 94.50, 8. Miami Country Day 88, 9. Cutler Bay 87, 10. Florida Atlantic 81, 11. Hawks 71, 12. Benjamin 67, 13. Westminster Academy 49, 14. Riviera Prep 42, 15. North Broward Prep 37, 16. Immaculata-LaSalle 28.50, 17. Calvary Christian 27, 18. Oxbridge 18, 19. American Heritage Delray 13, 20. tie, Coral Shores, Westminster Christian 12, 22. tie, Slam Academy, Miami Pace 11, 24. Pope John Paul II 4.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:36.02 (Joshua Balbi, John Hollowell, Tiago Pereira, Ryan Nordheim), 2. Pine Crest 1:36.26, 3. King’s Academy 1:41.40.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Tomas Piza, SA 1:41.31, 2. Zachary Moore, SA 1:44.29, 3. Trenton Edwards, KA 1:45.26.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 1:52.61, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 1:55.25, 3. Matthew Petreski, PC 1:59.75.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Tiago Pereira, SA 21.49, 2. Ryan Nordheim, SA 21.83, 3. Noah Sipowski, WA 21.98.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Joshua Balbi, SA 49.99, 2. Nicholas Vale, PC 50.00, 3. Tiago Pereira, SA 51.31.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Tomas Piza, SA 46.49, 2. Zachary Moore, SA 47.44, 3. Ryan Nordheim, SA 49.00.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nicole Gomez, TC 4:55.39, 2. Shauna Abair, TC 4:59.77, 3. Emily Trieschmann, SA 5:00.52.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:25.82 (Zachary Moore, Tiago Pereira, Ryan Nordheim, Tomas Piza), 2. Pine Crest 1:26.53, 3. NSU University School 1:31.11.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, KA 49.66, 2. Joshua Balbi, SA 51.04, 3. Nicholas Vale, PC 51.17.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 58.29, 2. Cameron Brown, NSU 58.96, 3. Matthew Petreski, PC 59.43.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:08.44 (Joshua Balbi, Zachary Moore, Seth Berke, Tomas Piza), 2. Pine Crest 3:10.61, 3. King’s Academy 3:16.22.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 545.25, 2. Denny Gulia-Janovski, PC 534.20, 3. Jack Patton, SA 455.70.

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

Pine Crest Splits With St. Andrew’s In Regular Season Finale; Pine Crest Girls Finish Dual Meet Season Undefeated


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, October 20, 2018—In an exciting regular season finale that featured several close races, Pine Crest and St. Andrew’s, two Class 1A swimming powers, split on Saturday at Woodson Pool.

Pine Crest girls looked impressive en route to finishing the regular season undefeated at 10-0 with a 107-79 victory. In addition to the Scots, the Panthers also defeated reigning Class 1A state champion Bolles during the season.

The Panthers boys team dropped a 100-85 decision to the Scots to finish the regular season at 8-2.

Pine Crest is now off for two weeks of training before the state meet qualification meets begin with districts at Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center. The Sharks will host the defending district champion Panthers along with seven other teams in the District 11-1A Swimming and Diving Championship on Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.

In Saturday’s meet, Pine Crest won the girls 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Andrea Santander was a double winner for the Panthers in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.51 and 100-yard freestyle in 51.99.

Emily Trieschman was a double winner for St. Andrew’s in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.53 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:03.42.

Pine Crest’s Sara Lin, 12, knocked off defending state breaststroke champion Shayna Fetes, 17, of St. Andrew’s in an exciting 100-yard breaststroke race, 1:06.15-1:06.54.

St. Andrew’s swept all three boys relays and won five individual events.

Nicholas Vale of Pine Crest was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:44.09 and 100-yard butterfly in 51.30.

In another exciting race, the boys’ 50-yard freestyle, four swimmers touched in the 22s, separated by 84/100ths. Ryan Nordheim of St. Andrew’s won in 22.12 followed by Joshua Hanks of Pine Crest in 22.24 and St. Andrew’s teammates Tiago Pereira in 22.30 and Seth Berke in 22.96.

In another close race, Zachary Moore of St. Andrew’s won the 100-yard freestyle in 49.13 followed by Tom Piza of St. Andrew’s in 49.29 and Pine Crest’s Joshua Hanks in 49.39.

Joshua Balbi of St. Andrew’s just edged Pine Crest’s Elvis Kotikovski in the 100-yard backstroke, 52.25-52.85.

GIRLS
Pine Crest 107, St. Andrew’s 79

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:48.91, 2. Pine Crest A 1:50.17, 3. Pine Crest B 1:55.02.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Emily Trieschmann, SA 1:53.53, 2. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 1:56.16, 3. Erin Miller, SA 1:57.92.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 2:05.51, 2. Shayna Fetes, SA 2:11.16, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:13.28.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Aspen Gersper, SA 24.67, 2. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 24.69, 3. Rachel Botting, PC 24.74.

1-meter diving: 1. Ishani Singh, PC 262.43, 2. Kaylee Greenberg, PC 234.97, 3. Lisa Fischer, SA 233.32.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 57.63, 2. Esther Lin, PC 59.79, 3. Madelyn Rippo, SA 59.91.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 51.99, 2. Lucy Miller, SA 53.86, 3. Hanna Elks Smith, PC 53.94.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Emily Trieschmann, SA 5:03.42, 2. Erin Miller, SA 5:20.91, 3. Flora Beleznay, PC 5:23.04.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest A 1:37.52, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:39.08, 3. Pine Crest B 1:42.65.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Gabby Beltrano, SA 59.47, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:00.07, 3. Simone Vale, PC 1:00.69.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:06.15, 2. Shayna Fetes, SA 1:06.54, 3. Riley Botting, PC 1:07.66.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1 3:30.70, 2. St. Andrew’s A 3:32.66, 3. Pine Crest B 3:44.83.

BOYS
St. Andrew’s 100, Pine Crest 85

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s A 1:37.92, 2. Pine Crest A 1:38.07, 3. St. Andrew’s B 1:47.59.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 1:44.09, 2. Zachary Moore, SA 1:47.05, 3. Tom Piza, SA 1:48.72.

200-yard individual medley: 1. John Hollowell, SA 1:58.97, 2. Matthew Petreski, PC 1:59.76, 3. Matthew Aronsohn, SA 2:16.14.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Ryan Nordheim, SA 22.12, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 22.24, 3. Tiago Pereira, SA 22.30.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 283.27, 2. Denny Gulia-Janovski, PC 282.38, 3. Jack Patton, SA 250.50.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 51.30, 2. Joshua Balbi, SA 51.47, 3. Jacob Silberman, PC 53.11.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Zachary Moore, SA 49.13, 2. Tom Piza, Sa 49.29, 3. Joshua Hanks, PC 49.39.

500-yard freestyle: 1. John Hollowell, SA 4:56.73, 2. Jimmy Hart, PC 5:01.86, 3. Seth Berke, SA 5:19.07.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s A 1:29.04, 2. Pine Crest A 1:29.14, 3. Pine Crest B 1:40.71.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Joshua Balbi, SA 52.25, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 52.85, 3. Antony Novak, PC 55.06.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Matthew Petreski, PC 1:00.73, 2. Jacob Silberman, PC 1:01.82, 3. Erick Zepeda, PC 1:08.19.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s A 3:14.42, 2. Pine Crest A 3:16.98, 3. St. Andrew’s B 3:33.10.

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

Pine Crest Hosts 55th Woodson Invitational On Saturday


By Sharon Robb

FORT LAUDERDALE, October 12, 2018—A field of 350 swimmers and divers from fifteen teams will compete Saturday in the 55th annual Woodson Invitational at Pine Crest’s Woodson Pool.

Swimmers and divers are looking forward to competing in the state’s oldest invitational against some of the state’s top teams as a gauge for the upcoming post-season meets. The meet also serves as a sneak peak of the state meet in all classifications.

Among teams competing are defending 1A state champion Jacksonville Bolles, NSU University School, Boca Raton, St. Andrew’s, Winter Park, American Heritage Plantation, Tampa Berkeley, King’s Academy, Calvary Christian and South Florida Heat.

Among top swimmers in the field are Mariangela Cincotti and Amanda Kopas of NSU University School; Cameron Taddonio and Paige MacEachern of Boca Raton; Andrea Santander, Alexandra Meszaros, Elvis Kotikovski, Nicholas Vale, Joshua Hanks and Hannah Virgin; Josh Balbi, Tiago Pereira, Emily Trieschmann and defending state breaststroke champion Shayna Fetes of St. Andrew’s; Matthew Dieffenthaller of Berkeley; Leah DeGeorge, Daniel Bowen and Rafael Ponce de Leon of Bolles.

In last year’s Woodson, Jacksonville Bolles swept the team titles with its depth. The boys won with 372 points after sweeping all three relays and only one individual event. The girls won with 329.50 points after winning only one relay.

Returning Woodson champions are Santander in the 200-yard individual medley; Fetes in the 100-yard breaststroke; Pine Crest’s Ishani Singh and Kevin Mendez in diving; and Nicholas Vale in the 100-yard butterfly.

Patrick Groters of NSU University School and Jessica Nava of Westminster Academy were named the meet’s Most Valuable Swimmers.

Groters, a senior, won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:51.43 and 100-yard backstroke in 51.77 and totaled 32 points to earn the Andy Coan Award. It was the second time in three years he earned the honor.

Nava, also a senior, finished with 32 points after winning the 50-yard freestyle in 23.84 and 100-yard freestyle in 51.07 to earn the Ann Marshall Award.

The Ann Marshall Award for outstanding female competitor and Andy Coan Award for outstanding male competitor will be presented at the conclusion of the meet.

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

Coan, a former world record holder in the 100-meter freestyle, passed away in a Boca Raton hospice in March 2017 at age 60 after losing his battle with liver cancer.

2017 WOODSON INVITATIONAL RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1. Bolles 329.50, 2. St. Andrew’s 263.50, 3. Pine Crest 255, 4. Boca Raton 103, 5. Winter Park 94, 6. Westminster Academy 76, 7. NSU University School 63, 8. Benjamin School 61, 9. Calvary Christian 38, 10. American Heritage Delray Beach 34, 11. South Florida Heat 7.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:48.19, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:49.86, 3. Pine Crest 1:51.68.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Alessandra Baldari, BENJ 1:51.84, 2. Lauren Hew, SAS 1:54.06, 3. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 1:54.26.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Andrea Santander, PC 2:04.39, 2. Shayna Fetes, SAS 2:07.93, 3. Amanda Kopas, NSUS 2:10.39.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Jessica Nava, WA 23.84, 2. Emily MacDonald, Bolles 24.38, 3. Hannah Trieschmann, SAS 24.79.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Caroline Cooper, WP 55.53, 2. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 57.29, 3. Kate Wilkerson, Bolles 59.51.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Jessica Nava, WA 51.07, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 51.14, 3. Emily MacDonald, Bolles 53.87.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Alessandra Baldari, BENJ 4:57.21, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 5:02.95, 3. Leah DeGeorge, Bolles 5:06.77.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:37.55, 2. Pine Crest 1:39.41, 3. Winter Park 1:41.42.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Lauren Hew, SAS 56.99, 2. Caroline Cooper, WP 57.03, 3. Mary Kate Kelley, Bolles 59.51.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Shayna Fetes, SAS 1:05.56, 2. Esther Lin, PC 1:06.87, 3. Lucy Miller, SAS 1:08.03.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:31.22, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:32.09, 3. Bolles 3:35.40.

1-meter diving: 1. Ishani Singh, PC 477.25, 2. Kaleigh Dundov, BR 432.60, 3. Lisa Fischer, SAS 392.40.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
1. Bolles 372, 2. Pine Crest 229, 3. St. Andrew’s 189, 4. Boca Raton 160, 5. Winter Park 120, 6. NSU University School 86, 7. Westminster Academy 76, 8. Calvary Christian 68, 9. American Heritage Delray Beach 35, 10. Cooper City 10, 11. Chaminade-Madonna 3.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Bolles 1:35.69, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:36.17, 3. Pine Crest 1:37.88, 5. Boca Raton 1:45.36 (Tadas Seniuta, Cameron Taddonio, Jose Garcia, Kyle Tatton).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Tomas Piza, SAS 1:43.74, 2. Noah Emerson, Bolles 1:46.50, 3. Hector Rodriguez, WP 1:48.16.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Patrick Groters, NSUS 1:51.43, 2. Ariel Spektor, Bolles 1:51.69, 3. Nicholas Vale, PC 1:57.11

50-yard freestyle: 1. Chase Perry, WA 21.58, 2. John Pate, Bolles 21.84, 3. Izaak Bastian, SAS 21.87.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Nicholas Vale, PC 51.79, 2. Ariel Spektor, Bolles 51.90, 3. Jose Garcia, BR 52.89.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Chase Perry, WA 47.22, 2. Nico Ferrara, PC 47.71, 3. John Pate, Bolles 48.33.

500-yard freestyle: 1. James Kim, Bolles 4:50.68, 2. Neo Garcia Nohra, Bolles 4:52.30, 3. Miles Herman, Bolles 4:55.53.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 1:27.35, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:29.24, 3. Pine Crest 1:30.06, 7. Boca Raton 1:35.55 (Ryan Nordheim, Tadas Seniuta, Arda Aktarma, Eric Matheus).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Patrick Groters, NSUS 51.77, 2. Joshua Balbi, SAS 53.27, 3. Elvis Kotikovski, PC 54.69.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Izaak Bastian, SAS 57.94, 2. Paul DeGrado, Bolles 58.92, 3. Jacob Silberman, PC 1:00.24.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Bolles 3:13.64, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:17.76, 3. Boca Raton 3:22.53.

1-meter diving: 1. Kevin Mendez, PC 497.95, 2. Blake Shaw, WA 447.45, 3. Lyle Hayes-Macaluso, PC 437.90.

IF YOU GO

What: 55th Woodson Invitational

When: Saturday, prelims 9 a.m.; finals, 4:30 p.m.; warm-up for prelims, 7:30 a.m. and finals, 3 p.m. Diving finals are 10 a.m.

Where: Woodson Pool, Pine Crest School, 1501 NE 62nd Street, Fort Lauderdale.

How to get there: Take I-95 to Cypress Creek Road, head east on Cypress Creek Road. The road will turn into 62nd Street. Go over the railroad tracks and the campus is on the left hand side. Take the first possible entrance on the left where there is a multi-story parking garage. Follow signs to the pool walking east along the corridor. Team buses should park in the West Lot in front of the baseball field.

Defending champions: Jacksonville Bolles (girls), Jacksonville Bolles (boys).

Of note: The pool is a 25-yard heated pool with six short-course racing lanes with a separate 50-meter pool for warm-up and swim-down…The timeline has morning prelims ending at 12:23 p.m…For questions call 954-492-4173.

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

SOFLO Swimmers Compete Saturday In SAA Pumpkin Patch Sizzler & Invite


By Sharon Robb

October 20, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club will compete Saturday in the St. Andrew’s Aquatics Pumpkin Patch Sizzler & Invite at Duff Tyler Aquatic Complex.

The fun holiday meet is a one-day, timed final meet featuring divisions ages 8-and-under through open.

SOFLO’s top seeds are: Sebastian Lares, 13, 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard butterfly and 400-yard individual medley; Christopher Ha, 13. 100-yard breaststroke; Sarah Acevedo, 13, 100-yard butterfly; Michael Yannai, 13, 200-yard individual medley; Alex Viazmetinov, 8, 25-yard freestyle, 25-yard backstroke, 25-yard breaststroke, 25-yard butterfly; Sabrina Osorio, 12, 50-yard freestyle; Kaitlyn Barrios, 11, 50-yard breaststroke, 50-yard butterfly; and Logan Gonzalez, 12, 50-yard breaststroke.

Session I action will feature boys and girls 14-and-under 100-yard freestyle, open 200-yard freestyle, 14-and-under 100-yard backstroke, open 200-yard backstroke, 14-and-under 100-yard breaststroke, open 200-yard breaststroke, 14-and-under 100-yard butterfly, open 200-yard butterfly, 14-and-under 200-yard individual medley and open 400-yard individual medley.

The second session will have boys and girls 8-and-under 25-yard freestyle, 12-and-under 50-yard freestyle, 8-and-under 25-yard backstroke, 12-and-under 50-yard backstroke, 8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke, 12-and-under 50-yard breaststroke, 8-and-under 25-yard butterfly, 12-and-under 50-yard butterfly and 12-and-under 100-yard individual medley relay.

IF YOU GO

What: St. Andrew’s Aquatics Pumpkin Patch Sizzler & Invite

Where: St. Andrew’s School, Duff Tyler Aquatic Complex, Reed Family Pool, 3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton.

Schedule: Saturday, Session I, 9 a.m.; Session II, noon.

Of note: Warm-ups will be held before each session after the pool is cleared at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m…it is a timed final meet…admission is $3 and heat sheets $2 for both sessions…for questions call the swim office at 561-210-2128.
Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

American Heritage Boys Win Season-Opener; SOFLO’s Pinon Takes Two Firsts, Second, Third

American Heritage Boys Win Season-Opener; SOFLO’s Pinon Takes Two Firsts, Second, Third


By Sharon Robb

September 16, 2014—Defending boys 2A state champion American Heritage Plantation began its quest for another state title Tuesday with impressive wins over two of South Florida’s top programs.

The Patriots defeated Boca Raton, 103-77, and host St. Andrew’s, 108-68, in their season-opener at the Duff Tyler Aquatic Complex in Boca Raton. Boca Raton defeated St. Andrew’s, 107-76.

The season-opener gave American Heritage coach Nobutaka Tan an opportunity to gauge his team’s strength and weaknesses against two of the stronger boys’ teams so early in the season.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Julien Pinon, fresh off a summer of training and competing overseas for France, led off the winning 200-yard freestyle relay and anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Pinon was also second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.40 and third in the 100-yard freestyle in 50.03.

SOFLO teammates Cristian Rossi was seventh in 25.47 and CJ Kopecki was tenth in 24.09 in the 50-yard freestyle.

American Heritage had four different swimmers win individual events and also won the 200- and 400-yard freestyler relays.

The boys’ competition was evenly balanced, but it was the Patriots’ depth that clinched the wins.

Boca Raton, third place finishers at last year’s state meet, had three individual winners and St. Andrew’s had two individual winners and won the 200-yard medley relay.

American Heritage heads the field for Saturday’s Sun Invitational at Nova Southeastern.

In the girls’ competition, the St. Andrew’s Scots defeated cross-town rival Boca Raton, 110-75 and American Heritage Plantation, 119-55. Boca Raton defeated American Heritage Plantation, 115-66.

Seven-time state champion Megan Moroney of St. Andrew’s, one of the state’s most recruited swimmers, was a double winner in individual events and relays.

Moroney won the 100-meter butterfly in 56.99 and 100-yard backstroke in 57.35. She also led off the winning 200-yard medley relay and anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle.

Scots teammate Rachael Bradford-Feldman was also a double winner capturing the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.62 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.53.

Catharine Cooper of American Heritage, who competes internationally for Panama, was a double winner in the freestyle events, winning the 50 in 24.50 and 100 in 53.73.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
St. Andrew’s 110, Boca Raton 75
St. Andrew’s 119, American Heritage Plantation 55
Boca Raton 115, American Heritage Plantation 66
GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:50.10 (Megan Moroney, Rachael Bradford-Feldman, CJ McCartin, McKenna Keith), 2. Boca Raton 1:54.35, 3. American Heritage Plantation 1:58.67.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Cassidy Blackwin, SA 1:58.31, 2. Ali Pacitti, AH 2:01.49, 3. Marin Mullen, SA 2:04.83.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Rachael Bradford-Feldman, SA 2:05.62, 2. Victoria Miyamoto, BR 2:14.88, 3. Julianna Carbone, SA 2:21.46.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Catharine Cooper, AH 24.50, 2. Kelly Harrington, BR 24.97, 3. Chelsea Scuderi, SA 25.56.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Caylin Hirapara, BR 243.85, 2. Julie Carter, BR 172.65, 3. Maya Sikora, SA 158.25.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Megan Moroney, SA 56.99, 2. Julianna Carbone, SA 1:02.85, 3. Whittaker Johnston, BR 1:03.29.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Catharine Cooper, AH 53.73, 2. Kelly Harrington, BR 55.16, 3. Chelsea Scuderi, SA 56.50.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Ali Pacitti, AH 5:19.98, 2. Cassidy Blackwin, SA 5:20.19, 3. Marissa Brannan, AH 5:29.60.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:43.20 (Cassidy Blackwin, Chelsea Scuderi, Julianna Carbone, McKenna Keith), 2. Boca Raton 1:43.32, 3. American Heritage Plantation 1:47.29.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Megan Moroney, SA 57.35, 2. Whittaker Johnston, BR 1:01.42, 3. Marin Mullen, SA 1:04.43.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Rachael Bradford-Feldman, SA 1:07.53, 2. Victoria Miyamoto, BR 1:10.24, 3. Grayson Johnston, BR 1:11.93.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:38.79 (CJ McCartin, Chelsea Scuderi, Rachael Bradford-Feldman, Megan Moroney), 2. American Heritage Plantation 3:50.84, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:57.57.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS
American Heritage Plantation 108, St. Andrew’s 68
American Heritage Plantation 103, Boca Raton 77
Boca Raton 107, St. Andrew’s 76
BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 1:39.28 (Nick Sharp, Izaak Bastian, Tanner Fuller, Nicholas Conrad), 2. American Heritage Plantation 1:41.10, 3. Boca Raton 1:48.01.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Chris Garcia, AH 1:46.25, 2. Julien Pinon, AH 1:47.40, 3. Matthew Fisher, BR 1:49.68.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Fernando Bohorquez, AH 1:59.79, 2. Nick Sharp, SA 2:02.53, 3. Jonathan Farah, AH 2:06.27.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Brody Heck, BR 21.25, 2. Nicholas Conrad, SA 21.60, 3. Kyle Tatton, BR 23.69, 7. Cristian Rossi, AH 25.47, 10. CJ Kopecki, AH 24.09.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Jacob Williams, BR 181.55, 2. Alex Hofstetter, BR 160.70, 3. John Morin, SA 153.71.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Taylor Eaddy, AH 53.27, 2. Nicholas Conrad 54.33, 3. Nico Medina, AH 54.44, 4. CJ Kopecki, AH 56.49.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Brody Heck, BR 46.66, 2. Chris Garcia, AH 49.78, 3. Julien Pinon, AH 50.03.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nico Medina, AH 4:48.18, 2. Matthew Fisher, BR 4:53.87, 3. Nicholas Pacitti, AH 5:04.65.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 1:30.53 (Julien Pinon, Chris Garcia, Carlos Rodriguez, Taylor Eaddy), 2. Boca Raton 1:31.53, 3. St. Andrew’s 1:31.74.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Nick Sharp, SA 54.96, 2. Fernando Bohorquez, AH 58.82, 3. Jonathan Farah, AH 1:00.06.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Izaak Bastian, SA 1:03.38, 2. Ricardo Martinez, SA 1:04.18, 3. Kyle Tatton, BR 1:04.62.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage Plantation 3:20.11 (Taylor Eaddy, Chris Garcia, Sebastian Vargas, Julien Pinon), 2. Boca Raton 3:21.33, 3. St. Andrew’s 3:31.83.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Pinon Double Winner, St. Andrew’s Sweeps American Heritage In Dual Meet

SOFLO’s Pinon Double Winner, St. Andrew’s Sweeps American Heritage In Dual Meet


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

September 24, 2013

The high school dual meet season is heating up.

Two days after competing in the Woodson Invitational at Pine Crest, St. Andrew’s relied on its depth to sweep American Heritage Plantation on Tuesday at the Duff Tyler Aquatic Complex.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Julien Pinon of American Heritage won two individual events. Pinon, 15, won the 200-yard freestyle in a season-best 1:45.21 and 100-yard freestyle in 48.85, just off his season-best 48.77.

Pinon was also a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay (3:17.87) and second place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:30.45).

SOFLO teammate Cristian Rossi was sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.99 and sixth in the 100-yard freestyle in 55.50. He was also a member of the third place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:38.88).

The boys’ competition was hotly contested with the Scots edging the Patriots, 99-84. The Scot boys won two relays and swept all but three individual events.

The boys were led by double winner Sidrell Williams of Jamaica in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.20 and 100-yard butterfly in 53.66. Williams competed in the FINA World Junior Championships in Dubai this past summer.

The Scots girls’ victory was more lopsided with a 129-43, even without top swimmer and All-American Megan Moroney, the Woodson’s Outstanding Female Performer.

American Heritage competed without top sprinter Cathy Cooper, an eighth grader who will represent Panama in the Central American Championships of Clubs that begin Wednesday in Panama.

The girls, led by double winner Rachael Bradford-Feldman, won all three relays and all but two individual events.

Bradford-Feldman won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.31 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:07.99.

American Heritage Plantation will compete in Saturday’s FSPA High School Invitational in Stuart, a dress rehearsal for the state meet’s new venue.

GIRLS

St. Andrew’s 129, American Heritage 43

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s “A” 1:57.99 (Brenna Ruth, Cybele Jung, Stephanie Pfeffer, Chelsea Scuderi), 2. St. Andrew’s “C” 1:58.00, 3. American Heritage 2:03.33 (Hannah Krohn, Audrey Mason, Elizabeth Windisch, Aly Pacitti).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Cassidy Blackwin, SA 2:01.60, 2. Audrey Mason, AH 2:01.96, 3. Julianna Carbone, SA 2:08.67.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Brenna Ruth, SA 2:16.00, 2. CJ McCartin, SA 2:23.66, 3. Brinton Coombs, SA 2:32.60.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Aly Pacitti, AH 25.85, 2. Annabella van Olden, SA 26.14, 3. Cybele Jung, SA 26.30.

1-meter diving: 1. Blaire Mulka, SA 263.55, 2. Maya Sikora, SA 193.05.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Rachael Bradford Feldman, SA 1:01.31, 2. Brenna Ruth, SA 1:01.95, 3. Shanna Bober, SA 1:12.84.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Aly Pacitti, AH 56.13, 2. CJ McCartin, SA 56.18, 3. McKenna Keith, SA 56.50.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Rachael Bradford-Feldman, SA 5:07.99, 2. Brinton Coombs, SA 5:58.91.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s “B” 1:44.31 (Brenna Ruth, Cybele Jung, Chelsea Scuderi, Stephanie Grau), 2. St. Andrew’s “A” 1:47.94, 3. St. Andrew’s “C” 1:48.74.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Courtney Bober, SA 1:03.93, 2. Hannah Krohn, AH 1:09.47, 3. Annabelle van Olden, SA 1:15.33.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Julianna Carbone, SA 1:13.09, 2. Audrey Mason, AH 1:13.82, 3. Stephanie Pfeffer, SA 1:15.14.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s “B” 4:00.23 (Courtney Bober, Shanna Bober, Stephanie Grau, Julianna Carbone), 2. American Heritage 4:00.92 (Aly Pacitti, Hannah Krohn, Elizabeth Windisch, Audrey Mason), 3. St. Andrew’s “A” 4:03.73.

BOYS

St. Andrew’s 99, American Heritage 84

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s “A” 1:40.82 (Santeri Pigg, Zach Moses, Sidrell Williams, Luke Hayhoe), 2. American Heritage “A” 1:45.09, 3. St. Andrew’s “B” 1:46.94, 4. American Heritahe “B” 1:49.33 (Alejandro Lombo, Diego Rodriguez, Sebastian Vargas, Marcos Serur).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Julien Pinon, AH 1:45.21, 2. Santeri Pigg, SA 1:52.55, 3. Sebastian Vargas, AH 1:52.87.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Zach Moses, SA 2:02.90, 2. Fernando Bohorquez, AH 2:02.95, 3. Jonathan Faras, AH 2:07.74.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Sidrell Williams, SA 22.20, 2. Taylor Eaddy, AH 22.55, 3. Nicholas Conrad, SA 22.95, 6. Cristian Rossi, AH 24.99.

1-meter diving: 1. John Morin, SA 166.05, 2. TM O’Connell 85.80, 3. Jackson Parell, SA 76.95.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sidrell Williams, SA 53.66, 2. Fernando Bohorquez, AH 53.85, 3. Sebastian Vargas, AH 57.54.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Julien Pinon, AH 48.85, 2. Taylor Eaddy, AH 49.10, 3. Luke Hayhoe, SA 49.18, 6. Cristian Rossi, AH 55.50.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Nico Medina, AH 4:56.24, 2. Nick Sharp, SA 5:10.70, 3. Carlos Rodriguez, AH 5:11.39.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s “A” 1:30.13 (Sidrell Williams, Nicholas Conrad, Santeri Pigg, Luke Hayhoe), 2. American Heritage “A” 1:30.45 (Fernando Bohorquez, Taylor Eaddy, Julien Pinon, Chris Garcia), 3. American Heritage “B” 1:38.88 (Cristian Rossi, Marcos Serur, Sebastian Vargas, Anthony Bronca).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Nick Sharp, SA 55.84, 2. Luke Hayhoe, SA 56.28, 3. Nico Medina, AH 56.53.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Zach Moses, SA 1:03.83, 2. Digby Nothard, AH 1:05.56, 3. Ricardo Martinez, SA 1:05.63.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. American Heritage “A” 3:17.87 (Julien Pinon, Nico Medina, Taylor Eaddy, Fernando Bohorquez), 2. American Heritage “B” 3:23.55 (Carlos Rodriguez, Digby Nothard, Jonathan Farah, Chris Garcia), 3. St. Andrew’s “B” 3:27.63 (Jason Beaubrun, Nick Sharp, Nicholas Conrad, Zach Moses).

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