Creekside Girls Win Florida 3A High School State Meet

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At tonight’s Florida 3A High School swimming and diving state championships Creekside (St. Johns) swam away with the girls’ title, totaling 237 points to Bartram’s 160 points. Chiles scored 141 points to finish third.

The Creekside team of Abigail EllisTaylor ThomsonAubrey Miller, and Anna Gapinski out touched Gainesville’s Alena KrausSavannah BuchMakayla Kraus and Jessie Jones 1:46.58 to 1:46.78 to win the 200 medley relay.

Alena Kraus returned to the blocks to win the next event, the 200 free, with a 1:47.33. Chiles’ Stephanie Holmes, an FSU commit, and her teammate Kealyn Bowie touched second and third in 1:51.27 and 1:51.97.

Fort Myers freshman Olivia McMurray broke two minutes (1:59.99) to win the 200 IM. Kristen Nutter of Venice won the 100 fly in 55.66. McMurray picked up a second victory in the 500 freestyle with her 4:50.44. Forest’s Elise Bauer (4:54.70) and Vanguard’s Kat Kilpatrick (4:55.77) earned silver and bronze.

Chloe Grimme of Sunlake raced to the wall in 23.11 to win the 50 freestyle. Nease’s Ria Malhotra (23.45) and Creekside’s Lia Campbell (23.86) filled out the podium. Grimme was later second in the 100 free (51.18) behind Kraus (50.02).

The Sunlake squad of Tori EurellAudrey BallashHanna Barton, and Chloe Grimme took the 200 freestyle relay in 1:36.88. Creekside’s Lia CampbellJennifer Bird Brooke Arnold, and Shannon Campbell were second (1:37.03) while Martin County’s Delaney SimpkinsDorian FejuzliGabby Johnson, and Sloan Sizemore (1:37.27) touched third.

Clearwater senior Helen Heuberer won the 100 backstroke (55.86). Nease freshman Olivia Peoples took the 100 breaststroke title (1:03.94) and Lincoln’s Saige Kemeny (1:04.29) finished second.

Bartram Trail edged Creekside 3:30.09 to 3:30.23 for the 400 freestyle relay crown. Summer StanfieldLexi SmithLilly McCabe, and Nicole Sowell were state champions while Shannon Campbell, Arnold, Emma Chestang, and Lia Campbell were second.

Full results available here.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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