Club Seminole Dominates Relays at Orlando Sectionals Day 1


  • July 6th-9th, 2017
  • Psych Sheet
  • Meet Info
  • Results on Meet Mobile Under “Southern Zone South Sectional Championship” (search “Orlando”)

Thursday evening was strictly distance events and relays in Orlando.

New Jersey’s Scarlet Aquatics ruled the women’s 1500 and men’s 800. It was 14-year-old Junseo Kim who took the women’s 1500 win at 17:05.77. That was a drop of over six seconds from her seed, and almost two seconds ahead of 2nd place Marcella Ruppert-Gomez (17:07.59) of Gulliver Swim Club. In the men’s 800, Jackson Karofsky swam an 8:22.62 to touch ahead of Clearwater Aquatic Team’s Alfonso Mestre (8:23.54).

Club Seminole, the club team affiliated with Florida State University, combined for the win at 1:53.96 in the women’s 200 medley relay. Led off by Tayla Lovemore‘s 30.25, it was Natalie Pierce who delivered a great 30.89 split on the breaststroke leg. Leila Johnston was 27.59 swimming fly, while Nicole Blank anchored in a 25.23. Club Seminole also dominated the men’s 200 medley relay, as Chad Mylin (26.06), Juan Sequera (28.51), William Pisani (25.08) and John Vann (23.23) combined for a 1:42.88.

Winning the 200 free relay were the Club Seminole women again at 1:45.73, getting a 26.17 from Blank. The men touched first at 1:32.70, with Mylin (22.73) and Pisani (22.83) getting them off to a very strong start. Blank was a tad faster leading off Club Seminole’s winning mixed 200 free relay with a 25.97.

Finally, Scarlet Aquatics grabbed a relay win in the mixed 200 medley relay. They went 1:54.65, winning by four tenths over East Coast Aquatic Club (1:55.09).

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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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