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Lillie Nesty Wins 3 Particular person Occasions on Saturday at Florida Senior Champs


17-year-old Lillian Nesty, daughter of College of Florida head coach Anthony Nesty, gained three occasions on Saturday in Ocala, Florida on the third night time of the 2024 Florida Swimming Spring Senior Championships.

In complete, she swam 4 occasions within the finals session – and received quicker because the night time went on.

She opened with a win within the 50 free in 22.60, beating out Bolles’ Maryn McDade on the contact. That wasn’t a greatest time for her, however it kicked off an electrical night time of racing for the highschool senior.

In her subsequent race, the 100 again, she swam 52.60, which was her greatest time by 1.22 seconds. Within the very subsequent race, she gained the 50 fly in 24.30, one other greatest time. Not like her dad, an Olympic gold medalist within the 100 fly, Nesty is just not primarily a dash butterflier. She didn’t swim the 100 fly on Friday, however that 24.30 within the 50 fly signifies that perhaps her 100 yard better of 55.84 doesn’t signify her full-potential within the occasion.

She completed the night time by swimming the leadoff leg of the Gator Swim Membership’s 400 free relay in 49.07, a quarter-second enchancment on her greatest time. The Sarasota Sharks gained that relay in 3:22.27.

Nesty is dedicated to swim at Texas within the fall.

Different winners on the women’ facet of the meet included Addison Reese, who will swim for Anthony Nesty at Florida this fall, who gained the 100 fly on Friday. On Saturday, she took the 200 IM title in 1:59.08, lacking her greatest time by about half-a-second.

The one different swimmer underneath two minutes was Jessica Beede from the Academy Aquatic Membership, who within the fall was the Florida Class 2A State Champion within the occasion.

23-year-old Canadian Nationwide Group member Mabel Zavaros gained the five hundred free in 4:43.70, main the sphere by about 4 seconds. She beforehand gained the 400 IM on Friday.

On the boys’ facet, the Bolles Faculty Sharks have been on fireplace all through the session.

16-year-old Andrew Kravchenko gained in 20.06 and 15-year-old Antoine Destang was 2nd in 20.44. Kravchenko’s swim places him within the prime 40 all-time amongst 15-16s within the occasion, and Destang’s swim ranks him 4th within the nation this season amongst 15-year-olds.

Each swimmers have been again within the 100 backstroke two races later, although their 17-year-old teammate Carter Lancaster gained in 48.72, a brand new private greatest. Destang was 2nd in 49.05, and Kravchenko was 4th in 49.18, sandwiched round Aidan Levine from Tampa Bay Aquatics in third in 49.16.

This was a decent battle on the time, with ATAC 16-year-old Ethan Ekk simply .01 behind Kravchenko for fifth in 49.19. Ekk got here out on the optimistic finish of one other shut race earlier within the meet – he gained the five hundred free in 4:19.35, a greatest time for him. He used an enormous remaining 50 of 25.21, overcoming a half-second deficit to out-touch Thomas Frost (4:19.42).

Ekk additionally gained the 200 free (1:35.66) on Friday, in one other tight battle, and was the highest junior finisher within the 400 IM (3:49.26).

26-year outdated Quick Falcons coach and swimmer Grant Sanders, who swam 4 races on Friday, had a quieter night time on Saturday, swimming only a single particular person race. He dominated the 200 IM in 1:45.45, with Bolles’ Landon Kyser ending 2nd as the highest junior-aged swimmer in 1:48.09.

He additionally swam 44.51 main of the Falons’ Ninth-place 400 free relay, a race that was gained by Bolles with a quartet of 44-second splits. Destang led off in 44.94, adopted by Kravchenko (44.27), Xavier Sohovich (44.95), and Landon Kyser (44.42), combining for a 2:58.58.

The opposite winner on the boys’ facet was Cameron Watson from North Florida Swimming, who touched first within the 50 fly in 22.26.

Group Scores After Day 3

Mixed High 5:

  1. Bolles – 3175
  2. Sarasota – 2530.5
  3. Planet Swim Aquatics – 1453
  4. ATAC – 897
  5. Quick Falcons – 876

Boys High 5:

  1. Bolles – 1747.5
  2. Sarasota Sharks – 869
  3. Planet Swim Aquatics – 815
  4. ATAC – 739
  5. Quick Falcons – 588

Ladies High 5:

  1. Sarasota Sharks – 1661.5
  2. Bolles – 1427.5
  3. Planet Swim Aquatics – 637
  4. Southwest Stars Swim Membership – 473.5
  5. Gator Swim Membership – 439

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