Lucas Kravchenko of Edgewood brought home four medals Friday from Stuart’s Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center, the site of the Class 1A state swimming and diving meet.
In his first race, he placed seventh in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:41.67. He followed later with an eighth-place finish in the 100 backstroke, in 53.29 seconds. His 200 free relay, with Gavin Dunton, Matthew Mizell and James Phipps, was 15th overall, seventh in the consolation final in 1:31.98.
He completed his day in the last event of the meet, joining the same relay partners to place 14th overall in the 400 freestyle relay (3:26.81).
The Cocoa Beach 200 medley relay team of Cameron Ferreira, Dain Rust, Dylan Pletcher and Zac Drazich was 12th overall, fourth in the consolation final with a time of 1:42.33.
Other Brevard individuals competing in finals were Jamie McGarrigle of the Brevard Heat, who placed 12th in the girls 100 freestyle (53.66); Cocoa Beach’s Dylan Rust, the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke consolation (59.07), 10th overall; and Holy Trinity’s James Burke, who finished 12th in diving. He scored 321.45 points.
The Viera girls won the Region 2-3A swimming and diving title on Wednesday, adding to the sweep by the girls and boys teams of the previous week’s District 5-3A competition.
Sarah Rousseau was the regional diving champion. The boys 200 free relay also advanced to next weekend’s state meet.
Cross goes for state title on Saturday
Merritt Island’s Steven Cross will race for the Class 3A boys cross country title on Saturday at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.
Cross was last year’s state runner-up on the same course, but this year he has the state’s fastest time in any classification entering the event. A year ago, he ran the 5,000-meter event in 15:23.3, but his best performance this season has been 14:56. Last week, he ran a 15:40.1 in the Region 4-3A meet in Stuart, the best time in any of the four 3A regions, followed by the 15:42.8 of Gainesville High’s Thomas Lowery.
Several other Brevard individuals advanced to the Saturday race as individuals, as did boys teams from Melbourne, Merritt Island, Satellite, Titusville, Viera and West Shore and girls teams from Holy Trinity, Merritt Island and West Shore. Both the girls teams from Merritt Island and Holy Trinity won regional titles.
Class 1A state swimming
Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center, Stuart
100 free – 12. Jamie McGarrigle, BH 53.66.
200 medley relay – 12. Cocoa Beach (Cameron Ferreira, Dain Rust, Dylan Pletcher, Zac Drazich) 1:42.33; 200 free – 7. Lucas Kravchenko, E 1:41.67; diving – 12. James Burke, HT 321.45; 200 free relay – 15. Edgewood (Kravchenko, Gavin Dunton, Matthew Mizell, James Phipps) 1:31.98; 100 backstroke – 8. Kravchenko, E 53.29; 100 breast – 10. Rust, CB 59.07; 400 free relay – 14. Edgewood (Mizell, Dunton, Phipps, Kravchenko) 3:26.81.
Class 2A state swimming
Girls: Emma Colvin (T) 100 free; Caroline Dumoulin (MI) 200 free, 100 fly; Julianna Graf (T) 100 free, 100 back; Jordan MacDonald (T) 50 free, 100 fly; Jessica Matteson (T) 100 back; Hannah O’Toole (S) 100 fly, 100 breast; Tori Talbert (T) 50 free, 100 breast; Titusville – 200 medley relay, 200 free relay; 400 free relay
Boys: Oleg Ammala (PB) diving; Noah Andronescu (R) 500 free; Garrett Buckingham (T) 50 free; Adam Corbin (A) 50 free, 100 free; Jeff Jones (T) diving; Triston Mahony (T) 100 breast; Colin McKinnon (S) 200 IM; Jeremiah Seale (T) 50 free; Evan Tatro (T) 200 IM, 100 fly; Tyler Tatro (T) 200 free, 100 back; Rockledge – 200 free relay; Titusville – 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay.