Raider swimmers have strong showing at Gulf Breeze

Navarre’s swim team competed against rival Gulf Breeze on the road Sept. 3 and had several swimmers turn in strong performances at the meet.

Rebekah Lee had the top finish of the day for the girls team, taking first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:24.03. Jordan Gilliard earned a third-place finish in the event, clocking in with at time of 1:29.56, and Carissa Spessard was eighth in a time of 1:36.44.

Olivia Sczesny shined in the 50 freestyle, placing second with a time of 27.87. Spessard was fourth, finishing the race in a time of 30.34. Lee also placed in the top eight in the event, coming in with a time of 31.00.

Sczesny was also second in the 100 freestyle, finishing in a time of 1:04.56, and Jordan Gilliard placed seventh in a time of 1:10.51.

Moira Conley placed fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:31.91 while Sarah Taylor (3:06.90), Lauren Robbins (3:07.02) and Sadie Crump (3:22.95) took fifth through seventh, respectively, in the 200 IM.

Erin Figueroa was fifth in the 100 butterfly, clocking in at 1:29.25 and Veronica Hersom (1:36.65) and Robbins (1:40.91) finished seventh and eighth, respectively.

Conley earned a third-place finish in the 500 freestyle, wrapping up the race in 6:40.61. Jamie Butler (7:16.28) and Crump (8:16.82) were fourth and eighth, respectively, for the Raiders. Figuerora was fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:20.37).

In the relays, the Raiders took third (2:14.85) and fifth (2:26.61) in the 200 medley while placing second (2:01.81) and sixth (2:19.62) in the 200 freestyle relay.

Navarre took fourth (4:45.68), seventh (5:29.78) and eighth (5:39.59) in the 400 freestyle relay.

On the boys side, Brandon Hahn nailed down a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:16.37. Darian Allen finished seventh (2:42.99) and Brandon Cooper (3:01.21) was eighth.

Connor Phillips earned a third-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 2:29.14. Talon Norris finished fifth in the event, clocking in at 2:40.14, while Luke Smith (2:42.66) and Jake Losquadro (3:04.00) were sixth and eighth, respectively.

Zach Sutton led the way in the 50 freestyle for the Raiders, taking sixth in a time of 25.80. Jimmie Crouse was seventh (27.48) and Chandler Hersom finished eighth (27.64).

Smith was third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:12.09 and Hersom placed fourth in a time of 1:13.37.  Josh VanDrunen took sixth in a time of 1:23.78.

Chase Woodard took fifth in the 100 freestyle (58.49) and Dylan Porter was sixth (59.83). Sutton finished seventh (1:02.30) and Crouse was eighth (1:02.44).

Hahn earned a third-place finish in the 500 freestyle, clocking in at 58.49, while Losquadro (7:11.86) and VanDrunen (7:29.12) were seventh and eighth, respectively.

Porter took third in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:07.41 and Phillips was fifth in a time of 1:09.11. Norris finished eighth in a time of 1:20.74.

Woodard led Navarre in the 100 breaststroke as he took third with a time of 1:18.47. Hunter Richardson finished fourth (1:19.53), Andrew Townsend placed fifth (1:23.28) and Miguel Homar-Ortiz (1:39.26) finished seventh.

In the relay events for the boys, Navarre took second (1:58.31), third (1:58.71) and fourth (2:05.50) in the 200 medley. The Raiders finished third (1:45.96), fourth (1:55.03) and fifth (1:59.37) in the 200 freestyle relay and placed third (4:10.55), sixth (4:49.55) and seventh (5:12.28) in the 400 freestyle relay.

The Raiders are back in action Monday when they compete in Niceville at the Bluewater Bay Pool.

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