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Verot’s Cranfield wins Class 2A title in 500-meter freestyle

Prep Report 11-16-20

By Staff | Nov 16, 2020



Class 1A state championships

at Stuart

Bishop Verot’s Conor Cranfield brought home the state Class 2A championship Sunday in the 500-meter freestyle event. Cranfield led the way as the Vikings finished fifth in the state in the team competition. The boys 200 medley relay team of Robert Flannery, Marcos Egri-Martin, Ryan Staunch and Cranfield finished third while breaking the school record (1:36.83) in the event for the third time this season. The Vikings;’ 400 freestyle relay team (Egri Martin, Staunch, Flannery and Cranfield) came home fifth.  Cranfield also posted a sixth in the 200 freestyle.  Taunch was fifth in the 500 free.

Boys: 200 medley relay: 3. Bishop Verot (Robert Flannery, Marcos Egri-Martin, Ryan Staunch, Conor Cranfield) 1:36.83. 200 freestyle: 6. Conor Cranfield (BV) 1:40.06, Ryan Staunch (BV) 1:43.14. 200 IM: 12. Robert Flannery (BV) 1:58.03. 50 free: 9. Marcos Egri-Martin (BV) 22.03. 500 free: 1. Conor Cranfield (BV) 4:26.77; 5. Ryan Staunch (BV) 4:35.04. 100 breaststroke: 7. Marcos Egri-Martin (BV) 59.56. 400 free relay: 4. Bishop Verot (Marcos Egri-Martin, Ryan Staunch, Robert Flannery, Conor Cranfield) 3:10.16. 

Cross country

Class 2A state championships

At Tallahassee

Girls (Bishop Verot 13th overall)

35. Julia Reitz (BV) 20:57.7. 68. McKinley Parker (BV) 21:40.4.  69. Lauren Mills (BV) 21:41.2. 86. Maren Pfleger (BV) 22:12.7. 90. Mia Cross (BV) 22:26.2. 95. Kylie Thomas (BV) 22:35.2. 118. Madison Thomas (BV) 23:38.2. 

Boys (Bishop Verot NTS)

38. Cooper Banks (BV) 17:29.2.  


The Cape Coral High School Seahawks girls finished sixth in the FHSAA Class 2A state meet Saturday in Stuart.  The 200 medley relay team came in third, Phaedra Jeleniowski was fourth in diving, and the 400 freestyle relay team also came in fourth. Cape’s boys were 12th, with the 400 free relay team finishing sixth.

FHSAA Class 2A State Swimming and Diving Championships

At Stuart

Saturday’s results

Girls (Cape Coral 6th overall)

200 medley relay: 3. Cape Coral (Nicole Rodriguez, Madison Lehman, Melissa Blaine, Riley McFarland) 1:59.29.  200 freestyle: 8. Nicole Rodriguez (CC) 1:56.37.  200 IM: 5. Melissa Blaine (CC) 2:09.09.  50 free: 11. Madison Lehman (CC) 25.08; 15. Riley McFarland (CC) 25.32.  1-meter diving: 4. Phaedra Jeleniowski (CC) 337.90.  100 free: 6. Madison Lehman (CC) 53.76; 13. Riley McFarland (CC) 55.56.  500 free: 8. Melissa Blaine (CC) 5:11.11. 100 backstroke: 7. Nicole Rodriguez (CC) 1:00.11.  400 free relay: 4. Cape Coral (Melissa Blaine, Riley McFarland, Madison Lehman, Nicole Rodriguez) 3:38.94.  

Boys (Cape Coral 12th overall)

200 medley relay: 12. Cape Coral (Kyle Marra-Ulfe, Liam Dugan, Skyler Gusler, Mamdooh Abel Rhim) 1:43.87.  200 freestyle: 12. Tyler Thomas (CC) 1:47.53.  100 butterfly: 16. Liam Dugan (CC) 55.44.  200 free relay: Cape Coral DQ in A final.  100 backstroke: 9. Tyler Thomas (CC) 54.03.  400 free relay: 6. Cape Coral (Tyler Thomas, Kyle Marra-Ulfe, Kelvin Manzano, Mamdooh Abdel Rhim) 3:21.60.  



Lely 28, Ida Baker 26: A valiant fourth-quarter comeback wasn’t quite enough to get the Bulldogs into the next round of the Class 6A playoffs.  Down 28-13 with less than eight minutes to play, Ida Baker got big contributions from its defense, special teams and offense to take the game down to the wire.  Colin Army recovered a Lely fumble and scored with 3:15 to go, although a two-point conversion attempt failed.  The Bulldogs then recovered an onsides kick, setting up Eric Swanson’s 40-yard TD pass to Sebastian Grafmyre with 2:53 remaining.  Army’s fumble recovery TD was the Bulldogs’ second of the game.  Angel Alverio took a Trojans fumble 3 yards for Baker.  Swanson had an 86-yard pass and run to Bo Summersett for the Bulldogs’ first score.  Lely’s first score of the second half, a safety, wound up providing the Trojans with their two-point margin.

Naples 17, North Fort Myers 7: The bad luck of the draw hit hard Friday night when North had its undefeated season end with a Class 6A playoff loss at Naples. Tavin Ward’s 24-yard run and Brandon Bush’s extra point early in the first quarter would be the Red Knights’ only score of the night. Naples had a 10-7 lead at halftime, and salted the game away with a TD in the final minute.  

Estero 19,Cape Coral 7: The Seahawks’ defense held Estero to 13 points, but the offense would manage only Karim Babernitch’s 7-yard run with 3:33 to play. The Estero defense scored on Sage Haislip’s 20-yard fumble return as the Wildcats scored 13 of their 19 points in less than two minutes early in the fourth quarter.  The loss knocked Cape out of the Class 5A playoffs.

Tampa Berkeley Prep 33, Bishop Verot 6: Deaglan Camron’s two field goals provided all the scoring as the Vikings were knocked out of the Class 3A playoffs.

Frostproof 1, Oasis 0: Officially a forfeit by the Sharks due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Oasis advanced in the Class 3A playoffs by a forfeit last week, and had its season ended by another this week.

Girls soccer

Cape Coral 7, Ida Baker 1: The Seahawks opened the new season with a dominant performance against the Bulldogs.  Cape led 3-0 at halftime and 5-1 by the second half water break.


Girls soccer

North Fort Myers 9, Fort Myers 2: Freshman Sophia Kerns had a hat trick (three goals) top led the Red Knights (2-0) to a convincing victory.  Michelle Horan had two goals and three assists, while Samantha Conner, Evie McCarthy. Kinsey Dold and Alexandria Spiller each scored a goal. McCarthy also contributed two assists.

Bishop Verot 5, Community School of Naples 0: Kendal Gargiula had a monster performance with five goals against CSN.  Gabby Tuffo, Chloe Brown and Jules Taglien had assists for the Vikings (1-0).

Evangelical Christian 2, Oasis 1: The Sharks opened the season with a loss at Evangelical Christian.