July 6, 2016 - by
Noles Eye South Sectional

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – Nine swimmers will be racing at the 2016 Speedo South Sectional that will take place from July 7-10 at the YMCA Aquatic Center.


Caroline Nava, Carolina Page, Lydia Ware, Kunmi Ogunfeibo, Jonathan Ratliff, Brenna Ruth along with newcomer Natalie Chambers will all represent ClubNole at the meet, while Fabiana Ingram will swim for the Lake Lytal Lightning. Each swimmer is scheduled to swim at least three events.

“They’ve done an excellent job with training this summer,” FSU assistant coach Matt McVittie said. “They’ve stayed the course and trusted in their training and now it’s time to trust their ability to race.”

In addition to the eight current student-athletes, former standout Pavel Sankovich is scheduled to compete in four events that include the 100 fly, 200 IM, 50 free and 100 free before heading to his third Olympic Games in August.

The Seminoles will be eligible for the ‘A’ and ‘B’ finals, which will contain the top 16 finishers from the prelim heats.

“This will be a positive way to end our summer as we start to prepare for the fall,” McVittie said. “They’ve all improved and hopefully this meet can give us momentum heading into the 2016-17 season.”

Prelims will start at 9 a.m. each day, with finals following at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sunday’s finals will begin at 4 p.m.

Caroline Nava       So.      Sea Ranch Lakes, Fla.  – 50 back, 100 fly, 100 fly, 50 free, 50 fly, 100 free

Caroline Page       Sr.       Pace, Fla. – 50 back, 100 fly, 100 back, 50 free, 100 free

Lydia Ware           Sr.       Jacksonville, Fla. – 50 back, 100 fly, 100 back, 50 fly, 50 free, 100 free

Natalie Chambers  Gr.       Spring, Texas – 200 back, 100 fly, 100 back

Brenna Ruth         Jr.       Boca Raton, Fla. – 50 back, 100 back, 50 free, 100 free

Fabiana Ingram    So.      Wellington, Fla. – 50 back, 100 fly, 100 back, 50 fly, 50 free, 100 free

McKenna Harris     Jr.       St. Petersburg, Fla. – 100 breast, 200 breast, 50 breast, 50 free, 200 IM

Kunmi Ogunfeibo   So.      Surrey, UK – 100 back, 50 free, 200 back, 50 back

Jonathan Ratliff     Jr.       Panama City, Fla. -100 fly, 50 fly, 100 free, 200 free


Olympic Trials Conclude

Full Results: http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2124&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

 Current, former and future members of the Florida State swimming team competed at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. at the Century Link Center, which ran from June 26-July3.

Six finished within the top 50 of their events, as Natalie Pierce (100 breast) and William Pisani (100 fly) closed out the meet with career best times.

Calvin Bryant                      Jr.      St. Petersburg, Fla.             SPA

1500 free (16:00.57, 77th), 400 free (4:01.26, 88th)

Kanoa Kaleoaloha   So.     Aiea, Hawaii                       KSC

50 free (24.01, 158th)

Connor Kalisz                     Jr.      BelAir, Md.               NBAC

100 back (56.58, 64th), 200 back (2:04.51)

Jason McCormick    Sr.      Boca Raton, Fla.                 ClubNole

50 free (23.02, 44th)

Chad Mylin             Jr.      Longwood, Fla.                  ClubNole

50 free (23.07, 49th)

Meg Brown            So.     Chelmsford, Mass.              ClubNole

400 IM (4:52.41, 35th), 200 IM

Summer Finke        So.     Clearwater, Fla.                 SPA

800 free (8:48.95, 26th), 400 free (4:20.96 75th)

William Pisani           So.     West Palm Beach, Fla.         ClubNole

100 fly (61st 54.56)

Natalie Pierce        Jr.      Birmingham, Mich.              ClubNole

100 breast (1:10.09, 40th)

Nika Blank               Fr.      Lowell, Mass.                     PAA

50 Free (26.23, 82nd)

Griffin Alainz           Fr.      Rockville, Md.                    RMSC

200 back (55th 2:03.60)

Mark Weber           ‘13      Macon, Ga.                        SwimMAC

50 Free (22.89, 30th)

Ian Apple               ‘16      Jacksonville, Fla.                 ClubNole

50 Free, (23.39, 99th)

Kaitlyn Dressel       ‘15      Green Cove Springs, Fla.     ATAC

50 Free (26.38, 101st)

Cole Hensley           ‘16      Winter Spring, Fla.              Blue Dolphins

100 fly (55.99, 128th)


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