Bolles School Continues Dominance In Florida 1A Region Meets

2020 FHSAA 1A Region Championships

In the final step before the 1A State Championship meet, schools competed in their respective Region meets, fighting to qualify to swim at state.

FHSAA Class 1A Region Championships

  • Region 1: Bolles girls and Bolles boys
  • Region 2: Berkeley Prep girls and Berkeley Prep boys
  • Region 3: Lake Highland girls and Lake Highland boys
  • Region 4: Saint Andrew’s girls and Saint Andrew’s/King’s Academy (tie) boys

Class 1A Region Highlights

Last year’s 1A state champions for both the girl’s and boy’s, Bolles look poised to continue their historic winning streak as they swept the Region 1 meet. The girls haven’t lost a state championship meet since 1991, while the boys’ winning streak dates back to 1988.

Bolles only lost four swimming events across both sides of the Region 1 meet, three on the girl’s side, and 1 on the guys. Two of those races on the girls’ side came from Episcopal senior and University of Florida commit Mary Kelley. Kelly took the top spot in both the 100 fly (56.55) and 100 back (56.41) by wide margins. Last year she was the runner-up in both events at the 1A State Championship meet. Her highest seed entering the state meet is 3rd in the 100 back.

In Region 4, the boy’s meet came down to the final event, with Saint Andrews taking the top spot to move them into a tie with King’s Academy. King’s was led by junior Joshua Zuchowski, who topped the field in both the 200 IM and 100 back. Zuchowski won the IM by over six seconds to finish in 1:51.08. He currently holds the fastest time in the state in both events going into this weekend’s state meet.

The Berkeley Prep boys were helped to their win by junior Tyler Roberton, who swept the 100 and 200 freestyles. In the 200 he was the only boy to swim under 1:39, touching in 1:38.70, while in the 100 he topped the field by almost three full seconds (44.96). He enters the state meet as the second seed in the 200 behind BollesAndres Dupont Cabrera and the top seed in the 100. Cabrera is the second seed in that event.

In Region 3, Foundation Academy freshman Emma Sundermeyer swam to the fastest time in the 200 free, beatin second place by three seconds to finish in 1:52.98. She later added a second place finish in the 500 (5:04.11). She enters the state meet as the 4th seed in the 200 and 6th seed in the 500.

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1 year ago

You’ve got the boys and girls mixed up there…the boys’ streak extends back to 1988 while the girls’ streak started in ’91.

1 year ago

Congrats Bolles team for winning another year! As a Bolles Alumni I can tell this program will keep winning for many more years to come! It’s just sad that they will never be as good as the 2011-2013 class. Maybe that was the Sergio loss effect. Not trying to be a douche here but it is what it is. That class was one of the most (if not the most) talented class in history of any High School program. The team is still crushing some amazing times but not even near what Ryan, Caeleb, Santo and Joseph used to go. Those guys could win Jr. Nationals races with times that they would push from the bottom in the last round… Read more »

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1 year ago

2012 with Ryan, Joseph and Santo will go down in history as the best Bolles HS team ever. However Caleb was never part of Bolles High School, only Bolles club team.