Jessica Nava Lowers 100 Fly State Record, Bolles Wins Florida 1A Girls Meet

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With just one victory in the whole evening, Bolles won the Florida Girls High School 1A state title, scoring 333.5 points. Pine Crest totaled 288 points for second while Saint Andrew’s finished third with a total of 208.5 points.

The meet was tight from the beginning. Bolles’ Faith KhooKatherine BakerKate Wilkerson, and Adair Sand raced to a 1:44.48 200 medley relay victory. Just behind them in 1:44.64 was the Saint Andrew’s crew of Gabby BeltranoShayna FetesLauren Hew, and Hannah Trieschmann. Lake Highland Prep was another second back in 1:45.75 with the team of Abby BurkeNovember BrownKatarina Svetz, and Alix Roy.

Sophomores took the top two spots in the 200 free. Pine Crest’s Andrea Santander (1:47.02) was first to the wall, followed by Trinity Christian’s Nicole Gomez (1:48.59).

Indiana commit Christin Rockway of Tampa Catholic posted a 2:00.02 to win the 200 IM. Benjamin senior Alessa Baldari was a second back in 2:01.28. Finishing in 2:01.99 was Jen Secrest of Oxbridge Academy.

Rockaway also won the 500 free (4:49.90). She was followed by Gomez (4:53.23) and Bolles’ Leah DeGeorge (4:55.22).

Two women were under 23 seconds in the 50 free: Montverde’s Kaitlyn Schorr (22.89) and Trinity Christian’s Chade Nercisio (22.93). Schorr also won the 100 free with a 49.90, just .09 faster than Santander (49.99). Nercisio (50.22) finished third.

Three women separated themselves from the field in the 100 fly. Westminister Academy’s Jessica Nava lowered her own state record in the 100 fly with a 53.39. St. John Neumann’s Maddy Burt was second in 53.62 and Baldari earned another podium finish with her 53.77. Nava returned for a second victory, a 55.10 100 backstroke. Bradenton Christian’s Anna Freed (55.41) and Berkeley’s Gabriela Donahue (55.67) were second and third.

Pine Crest’s Rachel BottingEsther LinAlexandra Meszaros, and Santander got to the wall first in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:34.70. Trinity Christian’s Eriana Temperino, Gomez, Hailey Rudd, and Nercisio were second in 1:35.47. Two tenths behind them was Bolles’ Emily MacDonaldStefanie Mendizabal, Wilkerson, and Sasha Ramey (1:35.67).

Saint Andrew’s’ breaststroker Fetes won the 100 breaststroke by a large margin in 1:02.40. Pine Crest’s Hannah Virgin (1:04.32) and Bolles’ Baker (1:05.17), a Florida State commit, earned silver and bronze.

The team of Santander, Annabella LynMarissa Brannan, and Meszaros won the 400 freestyle relay for Pine Crest in 3:27.85. Placing second with a 3:28.17 was Sand, Camila BaitstaKaraline Gavin, and Edie Bates, for Bolles. Rounding out the top three was Trinity Christian’s Temperino, Gomez, Rudd, and Nercisio (3:28.62).

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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