Jacobsen 11th, Doig 14th at Class 1A state swimming meet

The Class 1A state finals took place Sunday at the Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center in Stuart on Sunday. Holy Trinity swimmers pictured are (from l-r) Alex Spies, James Lacey and Natalie Doig (not pictured: Elle Jacobsen).

The Holy Trinity swimming team finished off a successful season at the

Class 1A state meet at the Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics

Center in Stuart on Sunday.

Sophomore Elle Jacobsen placed 11th in the girls one-meter diving


Eighth-grader Natalie Doig qualified for the B final and finished 14th in

the 100 freestyle with a time of 55:02.

Senior James Lacey swam in the 50 free and junior Alex Spies took part

in the 200 IM and the 500 free, but neither made the finals.

Still, just getting to the state meet was a big accomplishment for all four

seniors, especially in a shortened season altered by COVID-19.

This season also saw three school records fall as Jacobsen, Lacey and

Spies (500 free) all set new marks in their respective events.

The Class 1A state final had originally been scheduled to take place on

Friday, but was moved to Sunday because of the threat of Eta, which hit

Florida as a tropical storm last Thursday.

“They all tried their hardest,” Holy Trinity coach Tiffany DeAngelis

wrote in an email. “It’s been a whirlwind of a season and, overall, just

really proud of each and every one of the swimming and dive team.”