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Swimming: South Florida Produces Multiple Individual State Champs

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While teams in Miami-Dade and Broward were shut out of state titles at the FHSAA State 4A and 3A Swimming and Diving Championships at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Center in Stuart, there were plenty of individual champions.


Adrian Moya, Doral, 3A: The senior won the 100-yard butterfly in 48.56, an automatic All-American time. He was also a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Aitor Fungairino, Belen Jesuit, 3A: The junior swept the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.63) and 500-yard freestyle (4:26.82) events, both automatic All-American times.

Julio Horrego, Mater Academy, 3A: The senior won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:50.35, an All-American consideration time, for the second straight year. He was also second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 56.31, another All-American consideration time.

Doral Academy won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:25.46, an All-American consideration time, with relay members David Montana, Adrian Moya, Adrian Aguilar and Diego Faucher and the 400-yard freestyle in 3:05.55, an automatic All-American time with Vittorio Parravano, Moya, Aguilar and Faucher.

In team competition, Belen Jesuit was the highest team finisher placing second in the boys competition with 198 points. Tallahassee Lawton Chiles won with 242. Defending state champion Doral Academy placed third with 176.


Philippe Marcoux, Fort Lauderdale, 3A: The senior won the 50-yard freestyle in 20.70 and 100-yard freestyle in 44.61, both automatic All-American times.

Logan Downey, South Plantation, 4A: The diver made history winning his fourth consecutive 1-meter springboard title. He won with 494.60 points.

Karlee Price, St. Thomas Aquinas, 4A: The senior and University of South Carolina-bound diver won her third career state title on 1-meter springboard with 475.70 points.

Kathleen Golding, Cooper City, 4A: The sophomore defended her title in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.34, an automatic All-American time. She was also fourth in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.63, another automatic All-American time.

"I knew what to expect since this was my second state meet," said Golding, a 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier. "I was a little bit more prepared. Obviously, coming off Olympic Trials was a real confidence-booster.

"I am happy with both my state meets. This meet I swam faster and that makes this one better. In both of them I went out and swam as fast as I could."

Cypress Bay's boys team was seventh, St. Thomas Aquinas as 12th and Ferguson was 20th in the 4A team competition. Cooper City girls' team finished 15th among girls teams, the best finish of any Broward or Dade school. Gainesville Buchholz won the girls team title and Sarasota Riverview won the boys team title.


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