FHSAA 1A State Championships
On Saturday, the Bolles High School boys and girls have extended their historic state-winning streak, with both programs sweeping the team scores for the 29th-year in a row. For the boys, this 2019 state title is now their 32nd-consecutive title.
Top 5 Boys’ Team Scores:
- Bolles – 337
- Episcopal – 209.5
- Berkeley Prep – 169
- Saint Andrew’s – 162.5
- King’s Academy – 153
Top 5 Girls’ Team Scores:
- Bolles – 489
- Saint Andrew’s – 280
- PK Yonge – 152.5
- Trinity Prep – 119
- Cutler Bay – 118.5
Both Bolles programs easily won their respective team races by more than 100 points. The Episcopal boys and Saint Andrew’s girls comfortably achieved their state runner-up positions.
For the boys, Berkeley Prep held off Saint Andrew’s by 6.5 points for 3rd place while King’s Academy sat in 5th place by 9.5 points. On the girls’ side, Yonge held a 33.5-point lead for 3rd place while Trinity Prep took out Cutler Bay by a half point for 4th place.
The swim of the meet that was closest to a state record was Bolles swimmer Carly Schwab in the 100 breast. The senior, committed to swim at Florida, won the event with a lifetime best of 1:01.76. Her time was just 0.08s off of Caroline White‘s 2015 state record of 1:01.68.
Earlier in the meet, Schwab swam the breaststroke leg of the winning Bolles 200 medley relay (1:43.43). The Bolles girls went on to sweep all three relays, also winning both the 200 free relay (1:33.61) and 400 free relay (3:23.18).
Episcopal senior Jace Crawford was another multi-winner, earning victories in the 200 free (1:37.57) and 100 fly (48.70). Crawford then led off the winning Episcopal 400 free relay (3:04.07) at 45.19, which would have placed 3rd in the event final.
The winner of the boys 100 free was Tampa Prep’s Logan Tirheimer, winning the event with a 44.46. He earlier won the 50 free at 20.25, sweeping the boys sprint events.
King’s Academy sophomore Joshua Zuchowski had a monster of a state meet, sweeping both his individuals and aiding a relay win. His first win was in the boys’ 200 medley relay, where he blasted a 22.24 back lead-off to aid the relay’s winning time of 1:31.87.
Zuchowski handily won the 200 IM with a 1:47.44, crushing his lifetime best of 1:49.42. He later won the 100 back with a 47.85, smashing his LTB from prelims (48.63). Both of Zuchowksi’s times entered the top-35 all-time 15-16 event rankings.
8th-grader Erika Pelaez of So. Florida Heat impressed once again, sweeping both girls’ sprint events at 13 years of age. Pelaez first won the 50 free at 22.86, smashing her prelims lifetime best of 23.33. Pelaez’s time now puts her at #21 on the 13-14 all-time rankings. She also won the 100 free at 49.37, now the #14 on the ranks.
Other Class 1A State Champions:
- Girls 200 Free: Emily Trieschmann (Saint Andrew’s)- 1:47.84
- Girls 200 IM: Anna Freed (Bradenton Christ)- 2:01.21
- Girls 100 Fly: Madeline Burt (St John Neumann)- 53.69
- Girls 500 Free: Michaela Mattes (Cardinal Mooney)- 4:46.59
- Boys 500 Free: Conor Cranfield (Bishop Verot)- 4:26.66
- Boys 200 Free Relay: PK Yonge- 1:23.28
- Girls 100 Back: Lain Shahboz (PK Yonge)- 54.11
- Boys 100 Breast: Ansen Meyer (Bolles)- 56.33