- Published: Thursday, 09 September 2010 07:32
- Written by Sharon Robb
American Heritage Wins Season Opener, SOFLO’s McKnight, Torres, Armstrong Victorious
PLANTATION---With a good balance of veteran and young athletes, American Heritage successfully opened its 2010 high school swimming and diving season on Wednesday.
American Heritage swept Archbishop McCarthy, 128-52 to win the girls competition and 108-72 to win the boys competition. South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers Lindsey McKnight, Kaitlin Armstrong and Luke Torres won four individual events, five relays, took one second and a pair of thirds.
McKnight, two-time High School Swimmer of the Year, made her debut for her new American Heritage High School team with victories in the 200-yard individual medley (2:11.08) and 100-yard freestyle (53.68) and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.
“I really like it here, everyone is so nice and welcoming,” McKnight said. “Today I mainly tried to work on my stroke which is what these meets are most helpful for. I felt pretty good, maybe a little tired from getting back into shape, but I was happy.”
Torres won the 100-yard butterfly (53.34) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.05) and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.