By; Matt Rothman
Both Coral Glades boys and girls swim teams had great results in Districts and earned themselves a chance to compete in Regionals.
For the boys, Coral Glades advanced in all three of their relays highlighted by their 200-yard medley team. The Jaguars finished in third place with Anthony Vargas, Alex Zapata, Billy Overfelt, Sherwin Sterling, while Sean Doyle, Grayson Yellin, Alexander Zapata, and Vargas came in fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Lastly, Sterling, Justin Gonzalez, Matthew Feuss, and Yellin ended fifth in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Individually, Doyle had the lone first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57:66. He finished six spots ahead of Sterling.
Both Overfelt and Vargas qualified in the 200-yards individual medley, Yellin in the 50-yard freestyle, while Doyle and Zapata advanced in the 200-yard freestyle. Overfelt also came in fifth place in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Scott Liedtke finished seventh in the 500-yard freestyle, and Justin King competed in the 50-yard freestyle, helping Coral Glades come in 12th place overall.
The girls came in 11th place with a pair of relay teams in Kaitlyn Bonasera, Courtney Hartung, Camryn Meyer, Cassia Flynn, Courtney Hartung, Emma Jeffries, Kaitlyn Harter, Kaitlyn Bonassera making regionals.
Cassia Flynn came in second in the 100-yard freestyle, four spots ahead of Camryn Meyer, who also advanced. Bonasera finished in third place in both the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, and Hartung came in fifth in the 100-yard butterfly.
Three other girls competed in Districts: Camryn Poole, Emma Jeffries, and Sarah Liedtke.
“I am very pleased with our District meet results,” said Head Coach Mark Vanhooris. “A fifth-place finish for both the girls and boys teams is something for our swimmers to be proud of. This year’s team really came together considering our late start.”
Next, Coral Glades will prepare for regionals on Thursday, November 4, at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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