Area teams set for District 1A, 2A meets

Area teams prepare for 1A and 2A District Championship Swim Meets at NE Pool
Area teams prepare for 1A and 2A District Championship Swim Meets at NE Pool. (File photo by Megan V. Winslow)

The 1A District 1 Championship Swim Meet will be held at Northeast Pool starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

The meet will take place at Dwight H. Hunter Northeast Pool located at 1100 NE 14th St. in Gainesville.

Oak Hall, P.K. Yonge, St. Francis Catholic Academy and Union County (Lake Butler) are the local teams slated to compete. Click here for a list of the local swimmers and events.

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Union County’s Eva Whitehead, a freshman, is expected to qualify for regionals in the 200-yard individual medley (IM) and 100 breaststroke events.

P.K. Yonge (PKY) boys and girls are projected to contest for title. Potential PKY winners are racing in the following events:

Girls

200 medley relay- P.K. Yonge

200 free- Lillie Nesty (PKY, Jr.)- selected to USA training program. Top 48 young swimmers will attend camp in Colorado Springs.
200 IM- Gwen Shahboz (PKY, Sr.) Tulane commit

50 free- Talia Herron (PKY, Jr.)

200 free relay- PKY                                                                    

100 back- Lillie Nesty (PKY, Jr.)

100 breaststroke-Gwen Shahboz (PKY, Jr.)

400 free relay- PKY     

Boys
200 medley relay-PKY
200 IM-Ben Wolking (PKY, Sr.)
50  free- Joseph Pyon (PKY, Sr.)

100y butterfly-Joseph Pyon (PKY, Sr.)

100 breaststroke- Benjamin Wolking (PKY,Sr.)

The 2A District 3 Championship Swim Meet will be held at NE Pool starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Eastside, Santa Fe (Alachua) and Suwannee (Live Oak) will be competing. This is the first time Santa Fe has fielded a team. Click here for a list of the local swimmers and events.

Eastside boys and girls should contest for the title.

Possible winners for Eastside are listed in the following events:

Girls
200 medley relay-Eastside

50  freestyle- Hannah Ahn (Eastside, Sr.) Brown commit

100  butterfly- Hannah Ahn (Eastside, Sr.) defending state champion

Boys

200 freestyle- Joseph Songayab (Eastside, Sr.)

50 freestyle- Cheongmin Lee (Eastside, Jr.)

100 freestyle- Eric Gong (Eastside, Fr.)

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