Pine Crest Swimming Swims Fast at 2019 East Elite Showcase

Danny Palmiotto
Apr 17, 2019

This past weekend, Pine Crest Swimming competed at the 2019 TYR East Elite Showcase in St. Petersburg, FL. This is one of the fastest age group meets on the east coast, with athletes attending from New York, Maine, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and many other states. With only 15 athletes, Pine Crest was able to finish 8th place out of 106 teams, and was the highest placing team from Florida. In addition to the overall team score, the Pine Crest Girls placed 5th, also the highest placed team from Florida.

Our roster included:

Kaitlyn Armbruster, Tyler Armbruster, Jared Berke, Riley Botting, Isabella Chambers, Bella Egizi, Johanna Henry, Jake Jones, Lara Jones, Ronin Jones, Christopher Lin, Sara Lin, Julia Podkoscielny, and Melody Yates.

Congratulations to our top individual top 10 finishes. Events listed in bold were top 3 “podium” finishes:

Tyler Armbruster (12 year old boys): 8th in the 1000 free, 9th in the 500 free

Jared Berke (10 year old boys): 9th in the 50 fly, 6th in the 50 breast, 10th in the 100 free, 5th in the 50 free

Riley Botting (14 year old girls): 4th in the 50 breast, 6th in the 50 free, 7th in the 200 IM, 7th in the 500 free, 2nd in the 200 breast, 10th in the 100 free, 9th in the 400 IM, 3rd in the 100 breast, 9th in the 200 free

Isabella Chambers (14 year old girls): 10th in the 200 back, 3rd in the 50 free, 5th in the 50 back, 8th in the 100 back, 4th in the 100 free

Johanna Henry (11 year old girls): 3rd in the 50 breast, 7th in the 200 breast, 2nd in the 100 breast

Jake Jones (11 year old boys): 5th in the 50 breast, 3rd in the 200 breast, 4th in the 400 IM, 5th in the 100 breast

Ronin Jones (12 year old boys): 10th in the 1000 free, 7th in the 200 breast, 9th in the 100 breast

Lara Jones (14 year old girls): 8th in the 100 breast

Sara Lin (13 year old girls): 1st in the 50 breast, 4th in the 200 breast, 3rd in the 100 breast

Julia Podkoscielny (14 year old girls): 1st in the 200 back, 1st in the 50 free, 1st in the 200 IM, 1st in the 50 back, 1st in the 500 free, 1st in the 100 back, 4th in the 100 fly, 1st in the 100 free, 1st in the 400 IM, 1st in the 200 free

Congratulations to our top 3 placing relays:

The team of Julia Podkoscielny, Lara Jones, Riley Botting, and Isabella Chambers claimed 1st place in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.

The team of Julia Podkoscielny, Sara Lin, Riley Botting and Isabella Chambers claimed 2nd place in the 400 medley relay and 400 free relay

Pine Crest also broke 15 team records, 3 FGC records, and 1 Meet record in the following events:

Tyler Armbruster set a new team record in the 1000 Freestyle for 11-12 boys in a time of 10:54.85, breaking his own record set at JO’s this past March

Sara Lin set a new team record in the 50 breaststroke for 13-14 girls in a time of 29.73. It should also be noted that this time was also a club open record meaning it is the fastest 50 breaststroke for all ages in the history of Pine Crest Swimming.

Julia Podkoscielny set 5 new records for the 13-14 girls age group. They included the 100 backstroke in 55.66, 200 backstroke in 1:58.59, 200 freestyle in 1:49.71, 200 IM in 2:02.04, and 400 IM in 4:19.40 It should also be noted that the 200 Backstroke and 400 IM were also club open records. She also set the meet record for 14 year old girls in the 50 backstroke with a time of 26.08

The Relay team of Tyler Armbruster, Ronin Jones, Jake Jones, and Roman Ferrara set the team record in the 400 Freestyle relay for 11-12 Boys in a time of 3:51.64. That team also broke the 400 Medley relay for 11-12 boys in a time of 4:15.91.

The Relay team of Julia Podkoscielny, Riley Botting, Sara Lin, and Isabella Chambers set the Team and FGC Record in the 400 Free Relay in a time of 3:31.13. They also broke the team and FGC record in the 400 Freestyle Relay in a time of 3:53.92.

The Relay team of Julia Podkoscielny, Riley Botting, Lara Jones, and Isabella Chambers set the Team and FGC Record in the 200 Medley Relay in a time of 1:46.92.

A special congratulations to Julia Podkoscielny who won 1st place high point for 14 year old girls, and Isabella Chambers who qualified for the 2019 Futures Championships!

Way to go Pine Crest!!

Click HERE for full results

Click HERE for team scores

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