Florida High School 1A Regionals: Meet Highlights & State Qualifiers

The Florida High School Athletic Association’s 2016 state meet series is in full swing, with the Class 1A regional meets now complete. The top 24 swimmers from the combined regions will move on to the Class 1A State Championships.

Below are all the links you need to view regional results and state qualifiers, as well as a list of regional champions and highlights from the meets.

FHSAA Class 1A Regional Champions

  • Region 1: Bolles boys, Bolles girls
  • Region 2: Trinity Prep boys, Lake Highland Prep girls
  • Region 3: Berkeley Prep School boys, Berkeley Prep School girls
  • Region 4: Saint Andrew’s boys, Pine Crest girls

Class 1A Regional Meet Highlights

Oak Hall’s Isabel Ivey, a member of the USA’s National Junior Team, set herself up well for the state meet after winning both of her races at the region 1 meet. Ivey heads to the meet with seed times of 23.28 in the 50 free and 2:03.22 in the 200 IM, making her the 2nd and 3rd seed in those events respectively.

In the 50 free, Ivey will be up against Pine Crest’s Marta Ciesla, the 2016 region 4 champ and defending state champion. Ciesla nearly cracked the 23-second barrier at the regional meet to set her seed time at 23.09, but she’s been as fast as 22.52 before. Ivey has also been sub-23 with her personal best 22.90, so it should be a fun race to watch on Friday night. In addition to the 50 free, Ciesla is also the top seed in the 100 free with her 50.25.

Westminster Academy’s Jessica Nava put her speed on full display at the regional meet, swimming her way to top state seed in the 100 fly and 100 back. In the 100 fly, Nava blasted a 53.64 to win the 100 fly, an event in which she’s currently the state meet record holder. In the 100 back, she sits atop the psych sheet with her region-winning time of 55.02.

Robert Cecil, a Berkeley High School senior, swept the sprint free races in region 3 top help his team to a regional title. He’s the only swimmer going to the state meet with a sub-21 50 free time, leading the way with his 20.99 ahead of Bolles’ John Pate (21.32). Those two swimmers also headline the 100 free psych sheet with Cecil’s 45.88 leading the way and Pate’s 46.58 giving him 2nd seed.

Seed times in the boys’ 100 breast for the state meet indicate we may see one of the deepest fields of the meet in that event. A slew of swimmers in the 57-range make up the top 5. Currently leading the pack is Bolles’ Paul DeGrado, who clocked a 57.15 to win regionals by a fingernail over teammate James Daugherty, who heads to states as the 2nd seed with his 57.17.

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