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Cape Coral boys, Gulf Coast girls win Shark Relays

Naples Daily News

Published 6:23 p.m. ET Sept. 8, 2018

The trophy presentation wasn’t as dramatic as when Steve Harvey announced the incorrect Miss Universe winner or when Warren Beatty announced “La La Land” the best picture at the Oscars instead of “Moonlight”.

Initially, the Gulf Coast High School boys and girls swimming teams were announced as winning their respective titles, Cape Coral took second, and Barron Collier took third, at the Shark Relays on Saturday.


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Prep swimming: Gulf Coast’s Olivia Ricard diving for gold in 2018

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The Shark Relays were more about team chemistry than team success. It’s one of the bigger events of the year and coaches try to let everyone swim. The top swimmers do not compete in every swim.

“We had a lot of new swimmers compete, and today was about team,” Elliott said. “We may look like individuals in a pool, but we don’t do anything well without the team. I’m proud of how we acted as a team.”

The Gulf Coast girls took first four-place finishes. Rachel Moran, Kristi Broadnax, Olivia Owens and Brooke Boling helped the Sharks win the 200 medley relay (1:55.11). Danielle Boland, Boling, Owens and Moran took the 200 fly relay (1:52.02). Broadnax, Owens, Moran and Alexis Ricard took the 200 breast relay (2:13.85). Ricard, Boling, Maeve Gillen and Grace Muesing won the 250 crescendo relay (2:22.81).

It was a different scene at the YMCA Norris Aquatic Center a year ago when Hurricane Irma canceled the event. The Shark Relays had their 20th anniversary.

“It’s exciting,” Elliott said. “We got through the whole day with no delays. Everyone was fleeing a year ago.”

Shark Relays

Saturday at Norris Pool

Team standings


1. Gulf Coast 482, 2. Cape Coral 460, 3. Barron Collier 436, 4. Naples 400, 5. Riverdale 362, 6. Port Charlotte 358, 7. North Fort Myers 304, 8. Lely 242, 9. Community School of Naples 210, 10. South Fort Myers 180, 11. Seacrest Country Day School 102, 11. Canterbury Fort Myers 102, 13. Oasis 14


1. Cape Coral 460, 2. Gulf Coast 452, 3. Barron Collier 450, 4. Naples 314, 5. Seacrest Country Day School 312, 6. North Fort Myers 304, 6. Community School of Naples 304, 8. Port Charlotte 264, 8. South Fort Myers 264, 10. Riverdale 250, 11. Canterbury Fort Myers 136, 11. Oasis 136, 13. Lely 102

Combined Team Scores

1. Gulf Coast 934, 2. Cape Coral 920, 3. Barron Collier 886, 4. Naples 714, 5. Port Charlotte 622, 6. Riverdale 612, 7. North Fort Myers 608, 8. Community School of Naples 514, 9. South Fort Myers 444, 10. Seacrest Country Day School 414, 11. Lely 344, 12. Canterbury 238



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