Marjory Stoneman Douglas Swim Records Wins Over Monarch and Northeast
Sophia Barrios of Marjory Stoneman Douglas swim. {MSD Swim and Dive}

By: Matt Rothman

Marjory Stoneman Douglas won multiple events in their swim meet, defeating Monarch and Northeast High School.

On September 20, the girls team beat Northeast 112-2 and had a 106-16 win against Monarch, with all three relay teams placing first. Allyson Lake, Reese Balkcom, Sophia El Chantiry, and Carly Chin won the 200-yard medley and the 200-yard medley, while Sienna Grayeli, Sadie Totensor, Samantha Renna, and Nisa Kurt won the 400-yard freestyle.

The Eagles also placed second in all three relays, with Brittany Bean, Kayleigh Didovic, Isabella Perez, and Alexa Anthony securing one of the runner-up finishes.

Didovic, Megan Hammerle, Sofia Ghahari, and Isabella Perez finished second in the 200-yard medley, with Vanessa Sanchez, Sophia Zengotita, Hannah Pomerantz, and Analyse Armstrong also swimming well in their race.

El Chantiry and Balkcom individually won two races, with Bean, Anthony, Chin, and Lake also taking first.

Chin, Anthony, Lake, Vivian Fernandez, and Didovic all placed second, with Selah Rogers, Isabella Perez, and Jessica Lea coming in third.

The boys beat Monarch 110-16 and Northeast 110-2, with Lorenzo Herek, Joshua Guo, Alexander Nichols, and Frank Etchers winning the 200-yard medley.

Andrew Greenberg, Sean Carlucci, Nicholas Lara, and Max Georgiev followed in second place.  Georgiev, Joshua Guo, Alexander Nichols, and Lorenzo Harek won the 200-yard freestyle, and Greenberg, Graeson Rose, Blake Balkcom, and Nisa Kurt won the 400-yard freestyle.

Evan Ng, Balkcom, Nathan Didovic, Matteo Suarez Bueno, Keith Bronson, Xander Tabora, Christian Nichols, and Dylan Shapins finished second in their relay races.

Individually, Nichols, Guo, and Herek combined to win six races, while  Georgiev also came in first. Austin McClennan had two-second lace finishes along with Jayden Guo, Lara, Georgiev, and Etchevers, with Mathias Gold and Etchevers also placing third in their races.

The Eagles, who had ten swimmers make it to States last year, look to do the same this year as they continue their regular season and head into Districts and Regionals.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Swim Records Wins Over Monarch and Northeast
Sophia Barrios of Marjory Stoneman Douglas swim. {MSD Swim and Dive}

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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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