Riverview Wins Fast District 4A-6 As Florida High School Districts Conclude

Florida high school swimming wrapped up its district rounds over the weekend, with the big schools of classes 3A and 4A competing.

Here’s a rapid-fire look at some of the more notable districts:

Buchholz Girls win 8 events in 4A District 1 rout

The girls of Buchholz High won 8 of 12 events to blow out District 1 in Class 4A, for the state’s biggest schools. The Buchholz girls swept all three relays, including an All-American Consideration time in the 200 free relay. Sophomore Kirschtine Balbuena was the key force, sweeping the 200 free (1:54.56) and 100 back (57.57) while leading off both winning free relays.

Meanwhile the boys of Fletcher High picked up the win, led by sprint victories from Gavin Jones, who was 21.00 in the 50 and 46.21 in the 100.

Riverview Tops Fast 4A District 6

The biggest fireworks of the weekend came in District 6 of Class 4A, where Riverview took home both titles. The Riverview boys are the defending state champs, and got two wins from junior Austin Katz. He was 1:40.96 to win the 200 free, and maybe came up with the swim of the meet with a 50.58 in the 100 back.

Their closest challengers were Countryside, which got a big 49.39 100 fly win from senior Noah Lense.

St. Petersburg’s girls got two big wins from distance freestyler Peyton Palsha, who was 1:50.80 in the 200 and 4:54.34 in the 500. She’s a junior. Lakewood Ranch had a pair of nice swims on either side of the gender line, with Madison Jean going 55.91 to win the girls 100 fly and Daniel Erlenmeyer going 4:33.06 to take the boys 500 free.

Cline Blasts 20.7 In 4A District 8

District 8 was highlighted by the blazing speed of Wellington’s Cody Cline, who blasted wins in the 50 free and 100 fly. Cline was an All-America Consideration time of 20.72 in the free, plus 50.90 to win the fly.

Boca Ration won the overall team titles in both genders, winning 10 of 24 total events. That included a double from Sloan Sizemore (50 free in 24.70 and 100 free in 53.30) on the girls side and wins in 5 of 6 relays.

Gainesville Girls Beat Defending State Champs Chiles in 3A District 2

The girls of Gainesville knocked off the defending 3A state champs in District 2, winning 7 of 12 events. Alena Kraus and Courtney Bryant led that charge with two individual wins apiece. Kraus took the 200 free (1:54.12) and 100 free (53.94), while Bryant won the 50 free (24.98) and 100 back (1:00.72). It was all-out freestyle domination for Gainesville, which won both free relays as well.

Chiles finished 80 points back, getting two wins from Morgan Ayers (200 IM in 2:13.24 and 100 breast in 1:08.04).

Brent Dominates Distances In 3A District 9

Fort Myers senior Kendall Brent provided the biggest sparks in Class 3A’s District 9. She swept the distance races for Fort Myers, going 1:53.08 to blow out the 200 free field and an All-America Consideration time of 4:53.92 to take the 500 free.

Estero won the team title with wins from Bean Faunce in the 200 IM (2:10.48) and Paige Madden (1:01.57).

 

You can find full results of each district meet here:

Class 4A
District 1 | Hy-Tek
District 2Hy-Tek
District 3Hy-Tek
District 4 | Hy-Tek
District 5Hy-Tek
District 6Hy-Tek
District 7 | Hy-Tek
District 8Hy-Tek
District 9Hy-Tek
District 10 | Hy-Tek
District 11Hy-Tek
District 12Hy-Tek
Region 1 selection sheet
Region 1 athlete roster
Region 2 selection sheet
Region 2 athlete roster
Region 3 selection sheet
Region 3 athlete roster
Region 4 selection sheet
Region 4 athlete roster
Region 1 | Hy-Tek Region 2 | Hy-Tek Region 3 | Hy-Tek Region 4 | Hy-Tek
Class 4A State Meet Selection Sheet | Roster
Class 3A
District 1 | Hy-Tek
District 2Hy-Tek
District 3Hy-Tek
District 4 | Hy-Tek
District 5Hy-Tek
District 6Hy-Tek
District 7 | Hy-Tek
District 8Hy-Tek
District 9Hy-Tek
District 10 | Hy-Tek
District 11Hy-Tek
District 12Hy-Tek
Region 1 selection sheet
Region 1 athlete roster
Region 2 selection sheet
Region 2 athlete roster
Region 3 selection sheet
Region 3 athlete roster
Region 4 selection sheet
Region 4 athlete roster
Region 1 | Hy-Tek Region 2 | Hy-Tek Region 3 | Hy-Tek Region 4 | Hy-Tek
Class 3A State Meet Selection Sheet | Roster

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