March 9, 2021
Record Breaking FLAGS for the Cyclones!
Our 2021 FLAGS team of 6 Cyclones, Ella Harmon, Alexis Petrosevich, Brandon Gear, Walker Lanoue, Alex Kim, and Dylan Matthews crushed 17 Cyclones All Time Records.
Ella Harmon is a TWO Event FLAGS CHAMPION in the 11-12 Girls 100 YD Breaststroke and 200 YD Breaststroke. Coach Frank says it has been over 5 years since the team had a swimmer accomplish this amazing feat. Ella now holds all 3 Breaststroke records in her age group for the team along with 50 Fly and 100 Free records. She is ranked 8th in 2021 FLAGS results for her age group and single handedly ranked the St. Augustine Swim Team in 15th place out of almost 30 teams competing in the 11-12 yr. old Girls events. Ella earned a spot on the Florida All Stars Meet.
Alexis Petrosevich had a fantastic meet and was a FLAGS finalist in 50, 100, and 200 YD Breaststroke events. She achieved personal best times in all of her events, including nearly 4 seconds drop in the 200 Breast and now holds team records for all 3 Breaststroke events for 13-14 year old Girls.
The combination of our Cyclones Boys relay results and their individual events points ranked the St. Augustine Swim Team in 3rd Place for 13-14 yr old Boys Events with 306 points. This group of 4 boys, Walker Lanoue, Dylan Matthews, Brandon Gear and Alex Kim, earned more points than 30 other teams participating in FLAGS, with many of the teams having more qualifying swimmers attending.
This Cyclones 13-14 Boy relay team achieved the following:
2nd Place – 200 YD Free Relay
3rd Place – 400 YD Free Relay
4th Place – 200 YD Medley Relay
6th Place – 800 YD Free Relay
Along with these great relay results, our Cyclones achieved personal best times in almost all their individual events and went back for finals in their events. Each boy stepped up to the block to compete between 11 and 17 times over this 4 day meet. Here are some of the highlights:
Walker Lanoue – 2nd place in 100 Free with time of 48.76., 4th place in 50 Free with a time of 22.93, 4th place in 200 Free, 6th in 200 Fly,12th in 100 Fly, and 23rd in 100 Back. Walker broke team records in 50 Free and 200 Free. Walker earned a spot on the Florida All Star Team.
Dylan Matthews – 1st time FLAGS Qualifier earned the following: 4th in 200 Back dropping over 6 seconds for a time of 1:57.17. 9th place in 50 Back, 10th place in 100 Back. Dylan qualified for the Florida All Star Team, unfortunately turns 15 yrs. old prior to the meet. Dylan now holds team records in all 3 distances of Backstroke for Boys 13-14 yrs. old.
Brandon Gear – 9th in 50 Breast with a time of 29.70, 10th in 200 Free, 10th in 500 Free with a time of 4:49.41, 10th in 100 Breast, 12th in 1000 Free, 18th in 200 Breast. Brandon broke team records 500 Free, 1000 Free, 50 Breaststroke, 100 Breaststroke. All his events totaled 3400 yards of swimming which is nearly 2 miles.
Alex Kim – 10th place in 100 Free with a time of 50.32, 11th in 100 Fly with a time of 54.45, 17th place in 50 Back, 19th place in 100 Back, 28th place in 50 Free, 25th place in 200 Free.
Congratulations to our swimmers and coaches on these amazing results!
Click here for all the Meet Results: 2021 FLAGS Results