2014 Florida HS District Championships: Class 3A, Districts 1, 2, 3

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DISTRICT 1

The Niceville girls took the team title in the District 1 meet, while the boys of Mosley won their team title. Here’s how team scores panned out:

GIRLS

Niceville – 566
Mosley – 494
Navarre – 219
Fort Walton Beach – 205
Pace – 192

Niceville won the first two events, with Sydney Dawson shining in the 200 free. She posted the top time of 1:56.41 to cruise ahead of the rest of the field. Dawson would return to take the 100 free (54.12).

Tatum Hackler provided a spark for Niceville, winning the 50 free (25.17) and 100 back (1:01.35), the latter of which she won by over four seconds. Dawson and Hackler were members of Niceville’s winning 200 relays, making them both 4-for-4 on the day.

Mosley had some nice wins, taking the 200 IM and 100 fly, as well as earning a victory in the 400 free relay, with the fastest split in the pool done by anchor Sophee Beall (56.74).

BOYS

Mosley – 531
Niceville – 496
Fort Walton Beach – 363
Navarre – 175
Escambia – 139

Niceville started off with a big win in the 200 medley relay (1:41.47), highlighted by Teddy Vaughen’s blazing 23.43 fly split. The 200 free saw a Niceville 1-2 finish, and Daniel Orcutt of Fort Walton Beach had an impressive swim in the 200 IM (1:59.26) for the win.

Mosley tallied up their first win in the 50 free, thanks to a quick 21.92 by Casey Pridgen, who came back after the diving break for a win in the 100 fly (53.30).

Fort Walton Beach had a string of wins, taking the 200 free relay, while Orcutt returned for his second victory, this time in the 100 back (54.83). Niceville would win the final relay, although it was Mosley who took the team title.

DISTRICT 2

On the girls’ side of the District 2 meet, Gainesville chalked up a victory, while the Chiles boys took the boys title. Team scores were as follows:

GIRLS

Gainesville – 495
Chiles – 449
Lincoln – 245
Leon – 221
Columbia – 190

Gainesville led off with a nice win in the 200 medley relay (1:53.17), highlighted by quick splits in the middle. Senior Anna Beebe on the breaststroke leg (30.97) and sophomore Monona Martin (26.64) powered their team over Chiles.

The 200 free featured a showdown between Gainesville and Chiles, as a mere 1.85 separated the four top girls at the end of the race. Gainesville freshman Alena Kraus touched out Chiles Senior Makayla Ayers, 1:55.02 to 1:55.71, while Martin beat Chiles senior Cristina Pereda to the wall, 1:56.26 to 1:56.87.

Gainesville went 1-3 in the 50 free, and Martin won the 100 fly (1:00.02), nearly cracking a minute. Pereda and Kraus dueled again in the 100 free, but this time it was Pereda of Chiles who topped the event (53.61) just ahead of Kraus (53.65).

Gainesville took the 200 free relay easily, however Chiles stacked their 400 relay for the win (3:38.93). Three of the four legs on Chiles’ star relay swam sub-55-second splits. Kraus of Gainesville had the fastest split in the pool, however. The freshman anchored her relay in a 53.40, faster than her individual time.

Other big swims came from senior Hannah Burns of Columbia. Burns torched the 200 IM (2:05.91), winning by over five seconds. She followed that up with a 5:02.31 in the 500 free over Chiles’ Makayla Ayers (5:08.39). Burns’ split (26.04) from Columbia’s 3rd. place medley relay was the hottest in the field.

BOYS

Chiles – 420
Westport – 344
Gainesville – 323
Lincoln – 276
Forest – 186

There was an equally intense battle in the boys 200 free, as three Gainesville swimmers fought until the finish. Seth Borgert, a junior, finished on top (1:45.26) over fellow juniors Eric Geunes (1:45.47) and Josh Quillen (1:46.53). Borgert and Quillen jumped into the 200 free after swimming on Gainesville’s winning medley relay.

Quillen swam to a win in the 100 fly (53.77), and Borgert was back in the 500 free (4:44.01), holding off Chiles sophomore Charlie Gallagher (4:44.52) for the victory.

After that, it was all Chiles, as they won the remainder of the events, as well as the team title.

DISTRICT 3

Creekside topped both the boys’ and girls’ team titles at the District 3 meet. Here’s what the team scores looked like:

GIRLS

Creekside – 570
Fleming Island – 407
Nease – 268
Bartram Trail – 245
Oakleaf – 180

Creekside’s dominance was clear, as they won all three relays handily. In addition, they won a few individual titles. Dani Gordon was the only swimmer under 2:20 in the 200 IM (2:17.48), and she came back to win the 100 breast (1:08.20) for Creekside. Lauren Trummel earned a victory in the 100 fly (1:01.28), and Abigail Ellis won the 100 back (1:01.72).

Other strong swims came from a pair of Nease girls. Alice Gau and Jane Wadhams showed prowess in freestyle. They went 1-2 in the 200 free (1:55.44 and 1:58.06, respectively), and Gau squeaked out a win in the 100 free (54.50) over Fleming Island’s Elizabeth Watts (54.54) who was 3rd in the 200 free. Then, Wadhams had a convincing win in the 500 free, going 5:12.10, the only swimmer under 5:20.00.

BOYS

Creekside – 452.5
Bartram Trail – 415
Fleming Island – 323.5
Nease – 236
Atlantic Coast – 176

The Bartram Trail boys notched a slim win over Creekside in the opening medley relay (1:41.27 to 1:41.53), while Fleming Island swimmers went on to win the 200 free and 200 IM.

Creekside swimmer Zach Burke came through in the 50 free (22.27) for his team’s first win, which gave way to another Creekside victory. This time it was Gian Garcia, swimming a speedy 52.06 for the win in the 100 fly.

Creekside held on for a close win over Fleming Island in the 200 free relay, while Bartram Trail would go on to win the next two events, the 100 back and 100 breast.

Finally, Creekside was victorious once more, as three of their four legs on the 400 free relay broke the 50-second barrier. That solidified their team title over Bartram, who placed 2nd in that final relay.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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