Dr. Phillips junior swimmer Jake Meinsenheimer had a career day and won both the 200-meter and 500-meter freestyle at the Spruce Creek Invitational on Sept. 26 — breaking the meet record in each event in the process.
Meisenheimer’s time of 1:47.46 in the 200-meter freestyle was good for gold and his 500-meter freestyle time (4:51.50) eclipsed his brother John Meisenheimer’s previous meet record by a second.
Meisenheimer also led the Panthers’ 400-meter freestyle relay to a runner-up finish with Tyler Haugh, Luis Ortiz and Max Meisenheimer and a third-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle relay with Tyler Haugh, Gavin Collins and Max Meisenheimer.
Dr. Phillips placed fourth overall as a team, with top eight individual finishes turned in by Max Meisenheimer in the 50 free (fifth) and 100 free (sixth), Andrew Tobiasen in the 100 fly (sixth) and 200 IM (eighth), and Tyler Haugh in both the 100 free (eighth) and 100 breaststroke (eighth).
Titans cross country thrives
The Olympia boys placed first and its girls team placed eighth last weekend at the flrunners.com Invitational in Titusville. Tyson Occenat recorded the top finish for the boys team, clocking in at 16:51.4 for fourth place. Mariana Ortiz registered the top performance for the girls team, placing 31st with a time of 21:18.9.
Olympia athletes commit
Olympia baseball outfielder Drenis Ozunahas verbally committed to play his college baseball for South Florida State College. MacKenzie Loos, a senior guard for the Olympia High girls basketball team, has committed to play her college basketball for the University of Charleston.