Panthers in College (pt.1)

Danny Palmiotto
Feb 26, 2019

As we enter our championship season, we wanted to check in with some of our Pine Crest Swim Team alumni. We currently have 23 swimmers at the collegiate level, many of which competed at their respective conference championships this past weekend. For part one of our “Panthers in College” news release, we will take a look at a few of those student-athletes who competed.

Brooke Bernstein, a sophomore at Tufts University, helped her team take 2nd place at the New England Small College Athletic Championships. There she swam a 24.20 in the 50 freestyle, good for a lifetime best and a spot in the championship final. Brooke also helped the 200 Medley Relay to a 4th place finish.

Anton Generalov, a junior at University of Chicago, competed at the University Athletic Association Championships helping his team to a 3rd place finish. Anton had a strong meet, competing in the 50 free, 100, free and 100 back. He also helped his teammates to an 11th place finish in the 200 freestyle and medley relays.

Audrey Mason, a junior also at the University of Chicago, helped her team to a 2nd place finish at the University Athletic Association Championships. There she scored in all three of her individual events, the 200, 500, and 1650 freestyle. Audrey also was a key leg on the 800 free relay where the Maroons finished 3rd.

Nico Medina, a junior at Birmingham Southern College, helped his team capture 1st place at the Southern Athletic Association Championships. There he earned 1st place in the 500 freestyle in 4:33.57, and the 1650 freestyle in 16:18.81. That performance earned him Male Swimmer of the Year for the Southern Athletic Association.

Racine Ross, a freshman at Kenyon College, helped her team to a 2nd place finish at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. Racine recorded best times in the 100 butterfly in 56.06, and the 50 freestyle breaking 24 for the first time in 23.93. She swam in the championship final in both the 100 and 200 butterfly, and helped her 400 medley relay team earn 2nd place.

Anna Montgomery, a freshman at Davidson College, competed at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships where her team finished 8th. There, Anna recorded season best times in the 200, 500, and 1650 freestyle, including a 5:16.14 in the 500.

Annabella Lyn, a freshman at Swarthmore College, helped her team to a 2nd place finish at the Centennial Conference Championships. There she finished 5th in the 100 free, and 3rd in the 200 free. Ana also was essential to all 5 of Swarthmore’s relays, bringing in massive points to the Garnet.

Giulia Guerra-Montes has been trying to stay warm during her freshman year at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. At the Horizon League Championships, she pushed the Panthers to a 3rd place finish with scoring swims in the 200 IM, 400 IM, and a 3rd place podium finish in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:01.33

Jessica Nava, a freshman at University of Virginia, helped her team to a 2nd place finish at the Atlantic Coast Conference. There she went lifetime bests in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 100 back in times of 51.99, 1:56.18, and 53.66 respectively. Wither her performances, she has a great shot of making the NCAA Championships in Austin, TX.

Hudson Coldren, in his first year at University of Georgia, competed on their SEC championship team, helping the Georgia Bulldogs finish 5th in their conference.  Hudson had a great freshman season and is competing new and harder dives, which will help bring him to the next level for future seasons. 

 Lyle Hayes-Macaluso is competing in his freshman season at the University of Florida.  In his first year, he has already competed on their SEC Championship team and helped the Florida Gators achieve their 7th SEC Championship victory.  Lyle has proved to be able to compete against some of the highest levels of diving and shows a promising future at the University of Florida. 

Way to go Pine Crest alumni! Stay tuned for part 2 where we will continue to showcase the rest of our college student-athletes!

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