Pine Crest Swimming Has Successful Junior Olympics

Danny Palmiotto
Jul 24, 2019

This past weekend, Pine Crest Swimming competed at the 2019 FGC Junior Olympic Championship. Pine Crest Boys took 15th place, PC women finished 5th, and Pine Crest placed 9th overall among all teams in South Florida.

Congratulations to those who achieved top 8 in an individual event. 1st place finishes are in bold:

Jake Venezia (13-14) – 200 Breaststroke

Julia Podkoscielny (13-14) – 200 Backstroke, 400 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 400 IM, 200 IM, 50 Backstroke

Jared Berke (10&U) – 50 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly, 100 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 50 Breaststroke, 50 Backstroke

Jake Jones (11-12) – 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, 50 Breaststroke

Sara Lin (13-14) – 100 Breaststroke, 50 Breaststroke

Riley Botting (13-14) – 100 Breaststroke, 400 Freestyle, 200 Breaststroke, 400 IM, 200 IM, 50 Breaststroke

Aitor Arrese-Igor (13-14) – 200 Butterfly

Melody Yates (13-14) – 200 Backstroke, 100 Backstroke

A special congratulations to our top 3 high point scorers and new team record holders:

Jared Berke won the 2nd place high point award for 10&U boys

Julia Podkoscielny finished 1st place in the high point standings for 13-14 girls

The relay team of Riley Botting, Julia Podkoscielny, Sara Lin, and Melody Yates broke the team record in the 200 Freestyle relay in a time of 1:50.97. It should be noted that they also were under the FGC record, but due to a 2nd place finish are not able to claim it. They also broke the team record in the 400 Freestyle relay, in a time of 4:03.54.

The relay team of Riley Botting, Julia Podkoscielny, Melody Yates, and Kaitlyn Armbruster broke the team record in the 800 Freestyle relay in a time of 8:54.58.

The relay team of Riley Botting, Julia Podkoscielny, Sara Lin, and Stephanie Udell broke the team record in the 400 Medley relay in a time of 4:30.43.

The relay team of Riley Botting, Julia Podkoscielny, Sara Lin, and Kaitlyn Armbruster broke the team and FGC record in the 200 Medley Relay in a time of 2:03.01.

Julia Podkoscielny set the 13-14 + Open Team, as well as the FGC record in the 50m backstroke in a time of 29.58. The same night, she broke the 13-14 200 IM record in a time of 2:19.71. That swim was also Julia’s first Summer Junior National cut.

Sara Lin set a new 13-14 girls team record in the 50m Breaststroke, with a time of 33.54. That time was only .01 off of the FGC Record.

The 13-14 Girls also won their age group in a close battle with St. Andrews.

Click HERE for full team scores

Click HERE for individual scores

Click HERE for full results

Way to go Pine Crest!!

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