Hard Work Brings Top Finishes For SPA at Championship Meets

PATTY NARDOZZI
Jul 24, 2019

St. Petersburg Aquatics has had a busy July so far.  A large group headed to Gainesville for Summer Sectionals, July 11-14 and many swimmers had a great meet.  Finishing in the top sixteen were Ben Cote (800 Free - 13th, 400 IM - 10th, 1500 Free - 9th), Lukas Cote (200 Free - 3rd, 100 Free - 8th, 200 Back - 6th), Christopher Dieffenthaller (100 Breast - 11th, 50 Breast - 5th, 200 Breast - 8th) and Caleb Kravitz (800 Free - 4th, 400 Free - 6th, 1500 Free - 7th), Will Smith (800 Free - 10th, 400 Free - 16th, 1500 Free - 6th). Also qualifying for the meet were Mya Baker, Abby Berlin, Joseph Brockman, Dante Des Rosier, Matthew Dieffenthaller, Rusty Jerger, Sarah Lankford, Victor Rosado, William Walker and Taylor Williams.

Next up was the Florida Age Group Championship Meet held in Orlando on July 17-21.  Scoring points with their top sixteen finishes were: Catherine Dieffenthaller (100 Breast - 14th, 50 Breast - 16th), David Dieffenthaller (100 Breast - 11th, 50 Free - 15th, 100 Free - 16th, 50 Breast - 10th), Brinkleigh Hansen (100 Fly - 10th, 200 IM 16th, 100 Back - 15th), Karrington Hansen (50 Back - 5th, 400 Free - 10th, 100 Free - 15th, 200 IM - 9th and 100 Back - 6th), Sawyer Hansen (400 Free - 16th), Robert Melsom (800 Free - 14th), 400 IM - 11th, 200 IM - 12th, 200 Back - 12th), Alex Pope (50 Fly - 11th) and Brandon Rocha (200 Breast - 16th).  Qualifying to swim at FLAGS were William Brockman, Ainsley Burke and Claire Emerson.  Congratulations to all on a job well done!