Bolles swimming teams look to keep record streaks growing on Sunday

The Class 2A and 1A high school swimming championships continue this week in Stuart. The Class 2A meet is Saturday and the 1A meet is Sunday. (Photo by Jim Sugar/Corbis via Getty Images)
The Class 2A and 1A high school swimming championships continue this week in Stuart. The Class 2A meet is Saturday and the 1A meet is Sunday. (Photo by Jim Sugar/Corbis via Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two of the most dominant programs in national swimming history will hit the water on Sunday and look to add to a championship legacy that has shown no signs of letting up.

Bolles has dominated the pool like no other program in the country and will be a heavy favorite to do the same in the Class 1A meet at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center in Stuart. The Class 2A meet with a handful of state title contenders is Saturday.

The Bolles boys have a staggering 42 state championships and a United States-record 32 in a row. The Bolles girls have 33 in all, including 27 straight.

Those streaks aren’t slowing down.

In 2017, the Bulldogs set the country’s record for consecutive titles, breaking Punahou, Hawaii’s mark of 29 in a row. The last time Bolles didn’t win (1987) the Bulldogs were state runners-up. The girls team had a close call in 2016 with a 10-point team win over Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest, but haven’t been threatened before or since that.

Get ready for more.

Bolles has 35 boys qualifiers (32 individuals and all three relay teams), making its depth. Fifteen of those individuals are seeded within the top five of their events, including Andres Dupont Cabrera (200 free) and William Heck (100 breast) who are No. 1 in their events. All three relay teams enter as No. 1 seeds.

The Bolles girls have similar depth, with 29 individual qualifiers and all three relay teams. Sasha Ramey (200 IM) and Manita Sathianchokwisan (50 free) are top seeds in their events.

In the Class 2A championship Saturday, the area has a handful of top seeds, including Clay’s Sara Stotler in the 100 fly. She’s also a No. 2 seed in the 200 IM. Stanton diver Rylie Darkatsh and White High’s Elisha Dees are No. 1 seeds. And Baker County sprinter Braeden Knight is a No. 1 in the 100 fly.

Creekside’s girls team brought home the Class 4A team state championship last week.

Class 2A

Saturday

at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center

Note: Locals who are seeded in the top five are shown

200 free relay

4. Gwyneth Sturm (Stanton).

200 IM

2. Sara Stotler (Clay).

Diving

1. Rylie Darkatsh (Stanton), 5. Kiley Wegner (Stanton).

100 fly

1. Sara Stotler (Clay).

100 breast

5. Isabella Marim (Stanton).

Boys

200 medley relay

4. Bishop Kenny, 5. Stanton

200 IM

4. Mehdi Elaoufir (Stanton).

50 free

4. Braeden Knight (Baker County).

100 fly

1. Braeden Knight (Baker County), 5. Zachary Jones (Bishop Kenny).

Diving

1. Elisha Dees (White).

500 free

4. Mehdi Elaoufir (Stanton).

Class 1A

Sunday

at Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center

Note: Locals who are seeded in the top five are shown

Girls

200 medley relay

2. Bolles

200 free

3. Megan McGrath (Bolles), 5. Avery Lambert (Bolles).

200 IM

1. Sasha Ramey (Bolles), 5. Alexandra Breuer (Bolles).

50 free

1. Manita Sathianchokwisan (Bolles).

Diving

2. Laurel Coppedge (Bolles).

100 fly

4. Mary Kelley (Episcopal).

100 free

2. Manita Sathianchokwisan (Bolles).

500 free

4. Avery Lambert (Bolles).

200 free relay

2. Bolles.

100 backstroke

3. Mary Kelley (Episcopal).

100 breast

4. Alexandra Breuer (Bolles), 5. Jessica Strong (Bolles).

400 free relay

2. Bolles.

Boys

200 medley relay

1. Bolles.

200 free

1. Andres Dupont Cabrera (Bolles), 5. Seth Tolentino (Bolles).

200 IM

3. Tomohiro Nozaki (Bolles), 4. Martin Espernberger (Bolles).

50 free

1. Julian Smith (Episcopal), 4. Ansen Meyer (Bolles), 5. William Heck (Bolles).

100 fly

5. Martin Espernberger (Bolles).

100 free

2. Andres Dupont Cabrera (Bolles), 4. Seth Tolentino (Bolles), 5. Dale Haney (Episcopal).

500 free

4. Guido Neto (Bolles).

200 free relay

1. Bolles, 5. Episcopal.

100 backstroke

5, Tucker Peterson (Bolles).

100 breast

1. William Heck (Bolles), 2. Julian Smith (Episcopal), 3. Ansen Meyer (Bolles), 4. Tomohiro Nozaki (Bolles), 5. Harrison Herrera (Bolles).

400 free relay

1. Bolles.


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