Emily Cordovi, Marcella Ruppert-Gomez Double Winners for FL 2A Girls Champions Gulliver Prep

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Florida High School swimming action kicked off today with the 2A Championship meet. At the end of Friday night Gulliver Prep was crowned champions of the girls meet, totalling 317 points. The team from Holy Names used its depth to secure second with 163 points. Arnold was third with 145.

Kayla KraftChloe HernandezEmily Cordovi, and Sarah Abril posted a 1:46.73 to win the 200 medley relay for Gulliver prep. Mosley was second in 1:49.73 with the team of Molly Grace BradfordElizabeth FisherBrooke Dorr, and Madeline McKim. Just behind them was Arnold’s Taylor WarrenPaige SondergrothKaia Stevenson, and Maddie Campbell (1:50.01).

Bayshore junior Ryley Ober swam away from the field in the 200 free. She touched in 1:47.25. Land O’Lakes’ Taylor Ward out touched Clay freshman Sara Stotler 1:50.27 to 1:50.32. Ober went two for two, clocking a 50.39 to win the 100 free. Lemon Bay’s Hunter Scott (52.12) and American Heritage’s Catharine Cooper (52.74) completed the podium.

Gulliver Prep got its first individual win of the evening when Marcella Ruppert-Gomez hit the wall in 2:06.53 to win the 200 IM. Lely’s Audrey Delcompare finished second in 2:09.67 and third went to Titusville’s Julianna Graf (2:10.55).

Ruppert-Gomez was back for more in the 500 free, winning the event in 4:52.80. Ward (4:56.57) and Wolfson’s Alexis Durlacher (4:57.74) also cleared five minutes.

Cooper, a senior, topped the 50 free in 23.53. Cardinal Gibbons’ Savannah Yates (24.05) was second while Hernandez (24.33) snagged third.

It was all Cordovi in the 100 fly. The Gulliver Prep junior posted a 53.86, closing in on Jessica Nava‘s 53.45 state record. Stotler stood on the podium again with a 55.12. Also under 56 was Hannah Sykes (55.70) of Wolfson. Cordovi was back for another win, this time in the 100 backstroke with a 55.19. Tavares’ Mimi Filkin (56.92) and Arnold’s Taylor Warren (57.94) finished second and third.

Hernandez, Abril, Cassandra Kraft, and Olivia Hernandez touched in 1:38.06 to win the 200 freestyle relay. Picking up silver was American Heritage’s Olivia MasonThea MckenaAnnita Huang, and Cooper (1:39.32). Land O’Lakes won bronze with Romina McCloskeyMargarita CzuprynAshley Schrader, and Ward (1:39.71).

Yates won the 100 breaststroke with a 1:05.92. Lincoln Park’s Kayla Glennon (1)6.14) and Callie Sellers of Stanton (1:06.87) finished second and third.

In the final relay, Cordovi, Hernandez, Ruppert-Gomez, and Abril touched in 3:32.17. Katie RaulbeeLauren SellersGabby Delp, and Bella Kirkpatrick were second for Holy Names (3:35.73). With a 3:37.57 and the team of Daniela SalcedoDakota BriscoRachel Cherelstein, and Sierra Robinson were third for Suncoast.

Full results available here.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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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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