Roundup: Eastside's Olmsted wins state swim title
Published: Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 12:07 a.m.
STUART — Eastside senior Wesley Olmsted captured state titles in the 100-freestyle and the 100-backstroke at the Class 2A state meet Saturday at the Sailfish Aquatic Complex.
Olmsted's finishes of 45.03 (100-free) and 49.54 (100-back) were both All-American qualifying times and school records. Olmsted will sign a scholarship with Stanford on Wednesday.
Also for the Rams boys, the 400-freestyle relay team of Olmsted, Lucas Zhou, Rosvel Bracho and Jeffrey Wu placed seventh with a time of 3:24.13, while Andy Zhong was a state finalist for Eastside in the 100-breastroke.
On the girls side, diver Alicia Frazer placed fifth at the 2A state meet. Frazer, who was competing for the Rams with a stress fracture in her foot, completed the event with a score of 372.00. Diver Naomi Peng placed 18th with a 211.35 score
In the girls 100-butterfly, Meera Srinivasan placed 16th with a time of 1:00.62 and the 200-medley relay the team of Tess Bunkin, Sarah McDonald, Srinivasan and Grace Sanchez placed ninth with a time of 1:54.37.
In the 400-freestyle relay, the team of Srinivasan, Bunkin, Hannah Songayab and Sanchez placed 14th with a time of 3:51.94.
Cross Country: The top two girls teams in last year's Class 1A state cross country meet traded places Saturday in this year's state championship at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.
The Melbourne Holy Trinity girls, the top-ranked team coming in after placing second last year, won the event in a team time of 18:53 and 48 points.
The Oak Hall girls, the defending champions, finished second with 62 points in 19:12.
“We competed hard,” Oak Hall coach Edwin McTureous said. “We actually ran 1:53 faster than last year when we won state. We lost to a better team.”
Brittney Olinger led the way for Oak Hall with a time of 18:31 to finish third. She was followed by teammates Lauren Perry (14th, 19:19), Talia Carlson (15th, 19:20), Nadiria Evans (16th, 19:22) and Grace Blair (18th, 19:28).
The P.K. Yonge boys finished in ninth in the Class 1A boys division, which was won by Melbourne Holy Trinity. Joseph Janson placed sixth with a 16:13 to lead the Blue Wave, who also had Brett Gerhardt (39th, 17:25.94), Nicolas Pelegrina (64th, 17:49.88), Gabriel Pelegrina (75th, 17:58.89) and Joseph Meert (152nd, 20:15.93) score.
The Oak Hall boys finished in 13th place and were led by Junior Austin Perry (17:02), who was followed by teammates Zack Beauchamp (17:51), Camilo Urdaneta (18:19), Cody Blair (18:50) and Elijah Eyerly (19:00).
Volleyball: St. Francis (27-3) advanced to the Class 3A state semifinals in Kissimmee with a 25-10, 25-7, 25-15 win at Tallahassee Maclay (12-11) for the Region 1 title.
The Wolves will play Tuesday.
In the Region 3-Class 1A final, homestanding Hilliard (19-6) edged Bell (19-9) 3-2.
State volleyball semifinals
at Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee
St. Francis (27-3) vs. Miami Westminster (24-4), 9:02 a.m.
Clearwater Central Catholic (26-5) vs. Orlando The First Academy (19-9)
Newberry (17-11) vs. Sneads (22-8), 1:02 p.m.
Hilliard (19-6) vs. Baker (20-4), 3:02 p.m.