J.P. Taravella Boys Swim Team Finishes 3rd in Districts

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J.P. Taravella Swim Team. {Athletics}

By: Matt Rothman

J.P. Taravella boys swim team had the opportunity to participate in Districts, finishing in third place on Thursday.

The Trojans competed against 15 other schools and saw 200 and 400-yard freestyle boy’s relay teams come first.

Competing were Mason Green, RJ Martin, Zarek Wilson, and Miles Green. Wilson and Mason won two individual events to qualify for regionals, while Miles and Martin had top-three finishes.

Mekhi Dawkins was the other swimmer to advance after coming in eighth in the 50-yard freestyle in the 50-yard freestyle. Noel Marzon, Alex Kelin, Carstern Dunham, Matthias Arguellas and Julian Anton competed as well.

The girls also competed, and while no one advanced to Regionals, they had several swimmers with solid performances. Their team was Savannah Dailey, Madison Dearen, Ashly Torres, Jordan Weintraub, Rylee Staats, Daniella Fiero, Jonel Bailey, Joslyn Brown, and Dani Garmendia.

“What I have liked most about this team is how they bonded and supported each other throughout the season,” said Head Coach Candy Allen. “The boys that have made it to Regionals have extraordinary talent, and I hope they continue to improve and get their best times.”

Next, the JPT boys team will prepare for Regionals on Thursday, November 4, at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

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Matt Rothman

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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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