Broward ROUNDUP

Pine Crest’s Montgomery captures district crown

 

flyon@MiamiHerald.com

Pine Crest’s Julia Montgomery got her Class 2A state title defense off to a rousing start with a runaway victory at the District 15-2A championships Thursday.

The biggest difference this season is Montgomery might pull the F.A.C.A No. 2 ranked Panthers to the top of the state podium with her.

Pine Crest swept the top five spots at Mills Pond Park and earned a rare perfect 15 score behind Montgomery, who finished in 19:09, ahead of Katherine Jovanovic (19:34), standout sixth-graders Tsion Yared (20:12) and Amanda Schwartz (20:18), and Katarina Stevanovich (20:32).

“Just based on what we did [Thursday], it is just awesome to see what we will be able to do at states,” Montgomery said. “That is pretty much what I am focused on right now. Our sixth-graders are improving their times. It is so awesome to have my teammates pushing me. They just motivate you. Having them there is a great feeling.”

Yared opted to run beside her sister, Mahlet, for the first two miles but surged to third place when she realized the Panthers had a shot at securing the top five spots.

The top 15 finishers and top four teams advance to the Region 4-2A championships.

In contrast to Montgomery’s wire-to-wire victory, the boys’ race was competitive through the first 1 3/4 miles before Calvary Christian’s Joel Lacy kicked it into a second gear that North Broward’s Jack Klumpp and Pine Crest’s Ryan Welch couldn’t answer.

After going off course for a brief time, Lacy unleashed a deadly kick that brought him across the finish line in 16:29.

“I love these type of races where you have good competition and a challenging race,” Lacy said.

Klumpp finished second in 16:47 and was followed by Welch (17:00) and Pine Crest’s Michael Kennedy (17:11).

For Klumpp, finishing a distant second after winning the district title by a 39-second margin last season, left him soul searching.

“I’m probably going to try to get my mind off it this week,” Klumpp said. “This was kind of devastating. I won by 39 seconds. To come back and lose as a senior is devastating. I will come back at regionals and attack the field. I will not go out so slow.”

District 15-2A – Girls’ individual results: 1. Julia Montgomery (PC) 19:09, 2. Jovanovic (PC) 19:34, 3. Tsion Yared (PC) 20:12, 4. Schwartz (PC) 20:18, 5. Stevanovich (PC) 20:32, 6. Taggart (CalvChr) 20:45, 7. Selbach (CG) 21:08, 8. Mahlet Yared (PC) 21:17, 9. B. Morgan (CG) 21:41, 10. Vigarino (CG) 21:42, 11. Pawelczyk (CG) 21:46, 12. Opalinski (CG) 21:48, 13. Haley (CG)21:51, 14. Perry (CG) 22:02, 15. S. Gonzalez (PC) 22:19. Team scores: 1. Pine Crest 15, 2. Cardinal Gibbons 49, 3. Calvary Christian 91, 4. North Broward 118.

Boys’ individual results: 1. Joel Lacy (CalvChr) 16:29, 2. Klumpp (NBP) 16:47, 3. Welch (PC) 17:00, 4. Kennedy (PC) 17:11, 5. Gulibert (CalvChr) 17:25, 6. Lasher (CG) 17:41, 7. T. Gonzalez (PC) 17:47, 8. B. Williams (CM) 17:51, 9. Roberts (CG)17:54, 10. Decker (PC) 17:55, 11. Solis (AH) 17:57, 12. Cabral (PC) 18:10, 13. Gugel (PC)18:12, 14. J. Sahagian (CG) 18:19, 15. J. Campbell (CalvChr) 18:24.

Boys’ team scores: 1. Pine Crest 34, 2. Cardinal Gibbons 58, 3. Calvary Christian 63, 4. North Broward 109

District 14-1A – Boys’ team results: 1. Highlands Christian, 2. Coral Springs Christian, 3. Boca Raton Christian, 4. Donna Klein Jewish, 5. Lake Worth Christian, 6. Zion Lutheran.

Boys’ individual results: 1. Otto, Charles (BC) 17:14.55, 2. Hindle, Tucker (BC) 17:41.19, 3. Matthias, Adrian (HC) 18:49.48, 4. Ross, Jason (BC) 18:56.57, 5. Johnson, Trace (HC) 18:57.53, 6. Szklany, Ryan (HC) 19:00.60, 7. Conde, Sebastian (CS) 19:42.97, 8. Slupecki, Nicholas (CS) 19:48.42, 9. Grinage, Mark (LW) 20:02.96, 10. Mena, Nicolas (CS) 20:08.82, 11. Kuyper, Jacob (CS) 20:17.59, 12. Welin, Jamie (CS) 20:39.26, 13. Ludwig, Steven (HC) 20:40.05, 14. Elisha, Ari (DK) 21:13.51, 15. Hurwitz, Jonathan (DK) 21:13.79.

Girls’ team results: 1. Coral Springs Christian, 2. Boca Raton Christian, 3. Highlands Christian, 4. Lake Worth Christian, 5. Donna Klein Jewish.

Girls’ individual results: 1. Edmunds, Emily (CS) 21:45.84, 2. Giresi, Presley (LW) 21:52.75, 3. Martin, Julia (CS) 24:26.79, 4. Hincapie, Jasmin (BC) 24:29.36, 5. Ellard, Alexandria (CS) 24:57.95, 6. Burrell, Sierra (HC) 24:59.98, 7. Buteyn, Kalyn (LW) 25:03.55, 8. Crump, Savannah (CS) 25:10.05, 9. Tauzer, Anna (CS) 25:13.04, 10. Vander Laan, Tara (CS) 25:16.26, 11. Gomez, Melissa (BC) 25:19.25, 12. Schuppener, Jenna (BC) 26:19.66, 13. Canning, Abigail (HC) 26:34.92, 14. Sanchez, Emily (BC) 26:39.12, 15. Tardiff, Amber (HC) 26:58.73.

District 15-1A – Boys’ team results: 1. Westminster Academy, 2. South Florida Heat, 3. Sagemont.

Boys’ individual results: 1. McCracken, Casey (WA) 18:06.77, 2. Bejarano, Brandon (WA) 18:16.76, 3. Sastre, Patrick (WA) 18:32.51, 4. Luke, John (WA) 18:32.69, 5. Presume, Sthevenson (UC) 19:22.87, 6. Allsworth, Chase (WA) 19:38.33, 7. Wood, Daniel (WA) 19:52.01, 8. Deangulo, Josh (WA) 19:54.95, 9. Hibert, Noah (SFH) 20:43.65, 10. Rivera, David (SFH) 21:01.50, 11. Taylor, Nicholas (SFH) 21:12.50, 12. Meyers, Kirk (SAG) 21:19.45, 13. Safa, Tarek (SAG) 21:20.83, 14. Schertzer, William (POS) 21:39.21, 15. Velazquez, Jonathan (SFH) 21:45.44.

Girls team results: 1. South Florida Heat, 2. Westminster Academy, 3. Posnack.

Girls’ individual results:1. Baker, Amanda (WA) 20:33.29, 2. Evans, Jenna (SFH) 20:53.46, 3. Shields, Carolyn (SFH) 21:09.74, 4. Serda, Abigail (SFH) 21:45.85, 5. Hamilton, Caitlyn (WA) 22:01.58, 6. Cochran, Sophia (WA) 22:01.95, 7. Shields, Erin (SFH) 22:06.31, 8. Oman, Brooke (WA) 22:41.47, 9. Sumkin, Gabrielle (POS) 22:52.24, 10. Chussid, Cali (POS) 22:55.76, 11. Meadows, Elizabeth (WA) 23:13.66, 12. Morris, Sarah (SFH) 23:19.59, 13. Braden, Kaley (SFH) 23:31.28, 14. Gulley, Gillian (WA) 23:38.15, 15. Sekoff, Hannah (POS) 24:06.35.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

•  District 16-5A Championship: Cardinal Gibbons d. Pompano 24-26, 25-22, 25-23, 25-22: Kassie Akouri-Tejedor 20 assists, 12 points, 5 aces, 11 digs. CG 20-7.

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

University School at Bradenton Manatee, 7:30

Miramar at Cypress Bay, 7

South Plantation vs. Monarch (Deerfield Beach), 7

Plantation at Northeast, 7

Hollywood Hills at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7

Blanche Ely at Cardinal Gibbons, 7

West Broward at Flanagan, 7

Stranahan at Hallandale, 7

Deerfield Beach at Coral Glades, 7

Piper at Coral Springs, 7

Suncoast at Dillard, 7

McArthur at Western, 7

Cardinal Newman at North Broward Prep, 7

Chaminade at Riviera Beach Inlet Grove, 7

Coconut Creek at Boynton Beach, 7

Coral Springs Christian at Dade Christian, 7:30

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

District 14-4A final at Chaminade: 7

District 14-3A final at Lake Worth Christian: 7

District 15-3A final at Sagemont: 7

CROSS-COUNTRY

District 12-4A at Tradewinds Park – Girls: 9 a.m.; Boys: 9:40 a.m.

District 15-3A at Archbishop McCarthy – Girls: 4; Boys: 4:35.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

District 11-2A at Pompano Aquatic Center: noon

District 11-1A at Nova Southeastern University: 11 a.m.

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