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posted Nov 7, 2013 - 3:05:45pm
The Florida High School Athletic Association District Swimming Championship was completed last week in the University of Florida pool, while being hosted by Gainesville Buchholz High School. Each swimmer was trying to advance to the regional meet to be held at the International Drive YMCA pool in Orlando Friday, Nov. 8.
The DeLand High School squad qualified 13 swimmers, eight girls and five boys, to advance to the regional meet, while University High School in Orange City had two boys advance. In the district championship, the DeLand girls placed fifth and the boys placed seventh, while University girls and boys both were ninth.
The DeLand girls’ squad was led by Vicky Frederico, who placed first in the 100 breaststroke, with a clocking of 1:11.83. Cortney Miller was right behind Frederico in the same event, placing third at 1:12.59. Also qualifying as individuals were Frederico in the 200 individual medley; Miller and Megan Manning in the 100 butterfly; Amber Brown in the 500 free; and Manning in the 100 backstroke.
The Lady Bulldogs qualified in three relays as well, with Manning, Frederico, Miller and Corben Champoux doing the work in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay, while Michelle Kunz, Brown, Kelsey Miller and Lindsay Fox will swim the 400 free relay.
The Bulldog boys were led by Jorden Youell, who placed second in the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 1:04.12. Forest Froehlich placed third in the 100 free, with a time of 49.41. Also advancing as an individual-event swimmer will be Froehlich, in the 100 butterfly. There will be two relays advancing, with Brendan Langford, Youell, Froehlich and Chaz Cummings advancing in the 200 medley relay, and Froehlich, Youell, Cummings and Jojo Hennessy going in the 200 free relay.
Representing University High School will be two male swimmers. Garrett Goodale moves to the regional meet in the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 1:08.40, as will Ben Sava in the 100 backstroke, being clocked at 1:02.75.
At the regional meet, swimmers will be trying to earn a trip to the FHSAA State Swimming Championship, which will be at the Sailfish Splash Waterpark Aquatic Center in Stuart Saturday, Nov. 16.
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