The Pine Crest School’s girls’ swim team broke a 20-year old losing streak against the Bolles School, beating them by 11 points in a dual meet on Friday September 23rd.
- Pine Crest – 160
- Bolles – 149
- Bolles – 193
- Pine Crest – 112
The Pine Crest girls won 10 out of all 12 events, including all of the relay events, the 200 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 free, 100 fly, 100 free and 500 free. They also went 1-2-3-4 in the diving events, with first place in the 1m diving. They finished the meet with a total score of 160, beating out the Bolles girls by 11 points.
Pine Crest’s young swimmers, Alexandra Meszaros and Andrea Santander, led them to victory with two wins each. Meszaros took the 200 free in 1:55.15 and later took the 100 fly in 57.10. Santander’s wins came in the 200 IM (2:08.47) and the 500 free (5:05.98).
The Bolles girls made a big push late to steal the lead back with wins in the 100 backstroke from Abi Wilder (58.71) and Katherine Baker won the 100 breaststroke (1:08.31) – the latter of which came in a 1-3-4-5 finish for Bolles. The Bulldogs held even in the meet-closing 400 free relay, but Meszaros anchored Pine Crest to a punctuating win in that race and an overall win in the meet.
The Bolles girls won last year’s Florida 1A High School State Championship meet, and Pine Crest was 4th.
Countering the women’s result, the Pine Crest boys fell to the dominant Bolles School, with the Bulldogs winning 7 out of 12 events.
Matt Serra, an uncommitted senior, had a big early performance to his final year of high school with a 51.29 in the 100 fly and a 52.78 in the 100 back.