Gulliver Prep Wins Both Team Titles at 2A State Championship

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On the final weekend of high school state swimming action, Gulliver Prep ended the competition by sweeping both the girls’ and boys’ team titles.

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Starting off with a win in the 200 Medley relay, Emily Cordovi, Olivia Hernandez, Alicia Mancilla, and Sarah Abril gave Gulliver (1:47.08) the victory over Mosley (1:49.45). Gulliver’s time was good enough fro All American consideration.

For the boys Alex Phlegar, Chad McGuire, Keenan Williams, and Nicholas Gobel combined to bring home the win for Arnold with a time of 1:35.23, which was also good enough for All American consideration. Second place went to Gulliver Prep.

In the 200 Free, Bayshore’s Ryley Ober swam a 1:48.98, good enough for consideration for All American, while Lemon Bay’s Hunter Scott was second with a 1:51.41. For the boys, Bayshore’s TC Smith (1:39.46) fought off Lakewood High’s Ethan Long (1:40.44) for the win. Both boys are under consideration for All American status.

In the 200 IM, Tarpon Springs’ Mackenzie Stumpf won the first of her two individual events with a time of 2:03,14, qualifying her for consideration status. Booker’s Isabel Penkwitz was second in 2:05.44. For the boys, Gulliver’s Miguel Cancel also got the first of his two individual wins, going 1:48.25 for automatic All American status. Fort Walton Beach’s Daniel Orcutt (1:50.40) was second while Paxon’s Tyler Watson (1:52.11) was third and both runner ups are under consideration for All American status.

In the 50 Free, speedy American Heritage swimmer Catharine Cooper won her first title of the night, going 23.34 for consideration status. Bishop Kenny’s Taylor Radcliffe was second in 24.44. In the boys’ 50, Gulf High’s Manden Smith got back to the wall in 20.69 for automatic All American status. St. Brendan’s Irvin Hoost (20.89) was second and is under consideration status.

Moving on to the 100 Fly where Gulliver’s Emily Cordovi won her first individual title of the night by going 54.67. Wesley Chapel’s Abbey Duncan (55.31) was second and Wolfson’s Hannah Sykes (55.64) was third. All three girls are under consideration for All American status. For the boys, Gulliver’s Trey Gribble won in a time of 49.83, giving him consideration status, while Tyler Watson was second with a 50.68.

In the 100 Free, Catharine Cooper got her second individual state title with a time of 52.31. Gulliver’s Sarah Abril was second in 53.03. For the boys, Manden Smith also got his second win in a time of 45.75, giving him consideration for All American status. Ethan Long was second, touching in at 46.21.

In the 500 Free, Ryley Ober returned to the podium by winning her second event in a time of 4:52.20, granting her automatic All American status. Gulliver Prep’s Marcella Rupert-Gomez (4:53.69) and Alicia Mancilla (4:56.13) also gained consideration status for their times. In the boys’s 500, Miguel Cancel (4:24.99) won a closely-contested race over TC Smith (4:25.33). Both boys earned automatic All American status while Jesuit’s Brendan Driscoll earned consideration status for his 4:32.05 third place finish.

In the 200 Free Relay, Gulliver Prep won, this time using Sarah Abril, Chloe Hernandez, Daniela Luchau, and Brooke Ellis to go 1:38.74. Holy Names was second with a time of 1:38.99. Meanwhile the boys’ winner was Tampa’s Jesuit. Chris Jennings, Stephen Dawes, and Will and Sam Sands combined to go 1:26.61. Gulf Breeze’s relay was second in a time of 1:27.03.

In the 100 Backstroke, Emily Cordovi scored her second individual state title with a time of 56.34, granting her consideration for All American status. Abbey Duncan was second in a time of 56.98. For the boys, Daniel Orcutt (50.17) out-touched South lake’s Conor Lynch (50.20) for the win, and both boys gained consideration status.

In the 100 Breaststroke, Mackenzie Stumpf claimed her second individual title of the night, going a blazing 1:02.60 for automatic All-American status. Cardinal Gibbons’ Savannah Yates was second in a time of 1:04.63. Meanwhile Land O’Lakes’ Jabari Ramsey defended his state title in the 100 Breast, repeating as champion in a time of 56.86. Arnold’s Chad McGuire was second in a time of 57.30, granting both boys consideration status.

In the final event of the night, the 400 Free Relay, the Gulliver Prep girls completed their sweep of the relay events. Emily Cordovi, Sarah Abril, Alicia Mancilla, and Brooke Ellis worked together to go 3:34.06. Holy Names was second in a time of 3:39.21. In the boys’ relay, Trey Gribble, Pablo Luchau, Orest Danyliv, and Miguel Cancel gave Gulliver Prep the win in a time of 3:07.31, granting them consideration status. Suncoast’s boys relay was second with a time of 3:10.48.

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