Emily Brandt – Mustang’s Ahead

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Mustang swimmers at districts

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last weekend LRHS sent 31 swimmers and one diver to the District Championship Meet at the Long Center in Clearwater. The diver, junior Izzie Uribe, competed Friday afternoon and the swimmers competed early Saturday morning.

Nine LRHS girls and seven Mustang boys qualified for the regional championship meet next weekend. All six of the relays that swam at districts qualified and will compete Saturday for a chance to make the State Championships.

Regional Qualifiers for the Girls –

  • Senior Keely Radloff – 200 Medley Relay, 200 free, 100 fly, 400 Free relay
  • Sophomore Suzy Aguirre – – 200 Medley Relay, 200 free, 100 fly, 400 free relay
  • Junior Emily Massengale – 200 Medley Relay, 200 IM, 100 back, 400 free relay
  • Senior Emily Loefgren – 200 Medley Relay, 200 IM, 100 breast, 400 free relay
  • Freshman Phoebe Duval – 200 IM, 500 free, 200 free relay
  • Junior Jamie Melzer – 100 breast
  • Sophomore Elaina Karow – 200 Free Relay
  • Junior Natalie Mount – 200 Free Relay
  • Senior Bella Yost – 200 Free Relay

Regional Qualifiers for the Boys –

  • Senior Sebastian Aguirre – 200 Medley Relay, 100 fly, 100 back 400 Free Relay
  • Freshman Dimiter Zafirov – 200 Medley Relay, 500 Free, 400 Free Relay
  • Freshman Frank Runge – 200 free, 500 free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
  • Senior Ata Aka – 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
  • Senior Josh Moore – 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay
  • Junior Will Reed – 200 Free Relay
  • Senior Jordan McHardy – 200 Free Relay

Yost said, “I am very excited to compete in the 200-freestyle relay next weekend at regionals. This is my first time qualifying and I can’t wait to swim against even harder competition.”

Coach Julie Santiago said, “All who competed did great. There is no doubt that our swimmers stepped up and competed to the best of their ability.”

Assistant coach Kyle Steinberg added, “Our swimmers should all be very proud of all their hard work.”

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