SOFLO’s Atkinson Adds Two Silvers On Final Day Of Tokyo FINA/MASTBANK World Cup


By Sharon Robb

October 29, 2014—A day after upsetting world record holder Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania and nearly breaking a world short course record, Alia Atkinson had to settle for two silver medals on the final day of the FINA/MASTBANK World Cup Series Wednesday at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Centre.

Meilutyte came back to beat Atkinson in the 50-meter breaststroke, 29.36-29.66, second fastest time in the world behind Atkinson (29.12 in Dubai).

Atkinson also finished behind Hungarian Katinka Hosszu in the 100-meter individual medley, 57.74-59.47.

“She had a solid swim in the breaststroke,” said SOFLO coach Chris Anderson, who is coaching her in Japan.

“She had a very unlucky breaststroke start and could not recover from the bad start but had a nice recovery during the second 25. She had a very nice 100 IM and will work more underwaters next start.”

Atkinson, 25, a three-time Jamaican Olympian and South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer leaves Tokyo with one gold medal and two silver medals and $3,500 in prize money for the second consecutive meet.

Atkinson was coming off a two gold, one bronze medal and $3,500 performance on the opening leg in Beijing.

Atkinson remains fourth on the women’s money list with $50,000 behind series leader Hosszu ($228,000), Dutch swimmer Inge Dekker ($103,500) and Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia ($79,500).

Series leader Chad le Clos of South Africa leads the men’s money prize list with $136,000 after winning $4,500 in Tokyo. American Tom Shields is second ($78,250) and Hungarian Daniel Gyurta is third ($75,500).

In other final events:

Men’s 1500-meter freestyle: Hungarian Gergely Gyurta led from wire-to-wire to win in 14:36.38.

Women’s 400-meter individual medley: Hosszu won her first event of the night and fourth event of the competition in 4:23.67. She won the race by nearly three seconds.

Women’s 100-meter freestyle: Brit Fran Halsall won in 51.96, third fastest in the world this year.

Men’s 200-meter freestyle: Japan’s Kosuke Hagino won in 1:42.62.

Men’s 100-meter breaststroke: Hungarian Daniel Gyurta came from behind to win in 57.23, just 1/100th of a second ahead of Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki.

Men’s 100-meter butterfly: South African Chad le Clos won his first event of the night in 48.95.

Women’s 100-meter backstroke: Hosszu won her second race in 56.07.

Men’s 50-meter backstroke: Spain’s Miguel Ortiz out-touched American Eugene Godsoe, 23.30-23.36. to win.

Women’s 200-meter butterfly: Hosszu outlasted Belmonte to win by 69/100ths of a second in 2:03.14.

Men’s 200-meter individual medley: Japan’s Kousuke Hagino won her second race of the night in 1:51.27, breaking his own national and World Cup record.

Women’s 400-meter freestyle: Belmonte won the distance event in 4:00.87 just ahead of Japan’s Chihiro Igarashi in 4:00.89.

Men’s 50-meter freestyle: Japan’s Shinri Shioura out-touched Bolles alum George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago, 21.42-21.43.

Women’s 200-meter breaststroke: Rie Kanetou of Japan won in 2:19.18, fastest time in the world this year.

Women’s 100-meter individual medley: Hosszu won her sixth and final gold medal in 57.74.

Men’s 200-meter backstroke: Aussie Mitch Larkin and Japan’s Yuuki Shirai tied for the gold medal in 1:49.95. Shirai reeled Larkin with 50 meters to go.

Women’s 50-meter butterfly: Dekker outsprinter Halsall to win in 25.18.

Mixed 4×50-meter freestyle relay: Japan clubs swept the top three medal spots. Mikihouse won in 1:33.28.

The competition now moves to Singapore for the World Cup Series’ final stop on Nov. 1-2.

Swimmers are racing for $1,500 for first, $1,000 for second and $500 for third. There is also a $10,000 bonus offered for a world record performance swim. A prize purse of $300,000 in prize money will be awarded to the sixth highest ranked men and women swimmers.

After the Singapore leg, the men’s and women’s World Cup winners will earn $100,000, second place $50,000 and third place $30,000.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Takes Gold, Breaks Own National Record On Day One Of FINA/MASTBANK World Cup In Tokyo


By Sharon Robb

October 28, 2014—Alia Atkinson knocked off world record holder Ruta Meilutyte, just missing her world record by a half-second, on Day One of the FINA/MASTBANK World Cup Series Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.

The three-time Jamaican Olympian and South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer won the 100-meter breaststroke in a lifetime-best short course time and Jamaican national record in 1:02.86.

It was also the first time Atkinson, now ranked No. 2 on the all-time short course list, had beaten the Lithuanian in any breaststroke event. She earned another $1,500 for the victory.

Meilutyte, coming off a layoff, is returning to heavy training and competition in preparation for the upcoming world championships.

Atkinson was joined by her longtime SOFLO coach Chris Anderson for the two-day Tokyo meet and final stop in Singapore.

“She swam well tonight but is still hungry to improve,” Anderson said. “I am looking forward to some fast breaststroke swimming in the next few days.”

Atkinson was coming off a two gold, one bronze medal and $3,500 performance on the opening leg in Beijing. She is zeroing in on the $30,000 third place spot on the leading points and money list.

Great Britain, which sent a contingent to Tokyo, had one national record broken. Fran Halsall broke the 50-meter backstroke record in 26.42, shaving .03 off the previous mark set in December by Lizzie Simmonds. Halsall now has six national short course records.

In other final events:

Women’s 800-meter freestyle: Spain’s Mireia Belmonte-Garcia won in 8:08.57 for her fourth win in the distance event over six stops. She outsprinted Hungarian Katinka Hosszu, who was second in 8:09.27. Florida alum Elizabeth Beisel took a bronze in 8:19.32 and $500 in 8:19.32.

Men’s 400-meter individual medley: Daiya Seto of Japan won his second consecutive World Cup race in the event against a good field in 3:59.91, the only swimmer to break the 4-minute mark.

Men’s 100-meter freestyle: Without Chad le Clos of South Africa in the field, the race was wide open and slow. Katsumi Nakamura of Japan won in 47.30, edging Russian Sergei Fesikov (47.31) and German Steffen Deibler (47.35).

Women’s 200-meter fresstyle: Hosszu won her first race of the night and 111th World Cup overall win, in 1:52.45. She has not lost a 200 race since last September.

Men’s 50-meter breaststroke: South African Roland Schoeman won in 26.02 edging Hungarian Daniel Gyurta (26.60). Bolles alum George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago was fourth in 26.85.

Women’s 100-meter butterfly: Inge Dekker of the Netherlands won in 56.11. Hosszu was second in 56.94.

Men’s 100-meter backstroke: American Eugene Godsoe won in 50.49 for his first World Cup win of the season.

Men’s 200-meter butterfly: South African Chad le Clos won in 1:49.20 ahead of Japan’s Daiya Seto (1:49.68).

Women’s 200-meter individual medley: Hosszu, who has already clinched the top money spot, won her second event of the night in 2:05.18. American Caitlin Leverenz was second in 2:06.15. Beisel was fifth in 2:08.55.

Men’s 400-meter freestyle: South African Myles Brown won in 3:37.96.

Women’s 50-meter freestyle: Brit Fran Halsall upset Inge Dekker to win in 23.80. Dekker was second in 23.89.

Men’s 200-meter breaststroke: Daniel Gyurta of Hungary won in 2:02.12.

Men’s 100-meter individual medley: Japan’s Kosuke Hagino won in 52.03. Bovell was fifth in 52.89.

Women’s 200-meter backstroke: If anyone thinks Iron Lady is running out of gas, guess again. Hosszu won her third event in 2:01.97, just a second off her national record. Beisel was sixth in 2:05.77.

Men’s 50-meter butterfly: Chad le Clos won his second event in 22.20 ahead of Roland Schoeman in 22.66.

Mixed 200-meter medley relay: Japan clubs swept the top four places with the winning time in 1:40.51.

The competition continues for one more day in Tokyo.

This is the sixth leg of the tour that started in Doha and Dubai in August. The final stop is Singapore (Nov. 1-2).

Swimmers are racing for $1,500 for first, $1,000 for second and $500 for third. There is also a $10,000 bonus offered for a world record performance swim.

The stakes are high with $300,000 in prize money offered to the sixth highest ranked men and women swimmers.

After the Singapore leg, the men’s and women’s World Cup winners will be awarded $100,000, second place $50,000 and third place $30,000.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

2014 BROWARD COUNTY HONOR ROLL, Week Nine


2014 BROWARD COUNTY HONOR ROLL, Week Nine

October 27, 2014

GIRLS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:46.76 (Miriyam Ghali, Lindsey Swartz,Tyla Martin, Marta Ciesla), 2. Westminster Academy 1:49.16, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:49.63, 4. University School 1:55.04, 5. Nova 1:55.46, 6. Douglas 1:55.77, 7. American Heritage 1:57.76, 8. Coral Springs Charter 1:58.60, 9. Coral Glades 1:58.92, 10. South Florida Heat 2:00.15, 11. Fort Lauderdale 2:00.55, 12. South Plantation 2:00.91, 13. Cypress Bay 2:01.15, 14. Pembroke Pines Charter 2:01.50, 15. Pompano Beach 2:02; 2013 BEST: 1. Pine Crest 1:44.86, AA-A, (Miriyam Ghali, Lindsey Swartz, Tyla Martin, Marta Ciesla).

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Lydia Musleh, Coral Glades 1:51.84, 2. Melissa Marinheiro, West Broward 1:55.00, 3. Samantha Roth, Douglas 1:55.66, 4. Tyla Martin, Pine Crest 1:55.75, 5. Alexandra Pacitti, American Heritage 1:56.70, 6. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 1:57.13, 7. Annabella Lyn, University School 1:57.34, 8. Sabrina Gornisiewicz, Pine Crest 1:57.57, 9. Rose Smiddy, South Florida Heat 1:58.45, 10. Catharine Cooper, American Heritage 1:58.80, 11. Mary Smutny, South Florida Heat 1:59.00, 12. Caroline Nava, Westminster Academy 1:59.13, 13. Allison Kopas, University School 1:59.21, 14. Andrea Bucaro, Cypress Bay 2:00.15, 15. Haley Wright, Cypress Bay 2:00.86, 16. Samantha Breistol, South Broward 2:00.87, 17. tie, Kelly Gest, Cardinal Gibbons and Elizabeth Zubero, Westminster Academy 2:00.98, 19. Marissa Brannan, American Heritage 2:00.99, 20. Abby Oyetunji, Somerset 2:01.70, 21. Sophia Bucaro, Cypress Bay 2:02.03, 22. Morgan Meadows, Fort Lauderdale 2:02.05, 23. Kylie Herman, Cypress Bay 2:02.29, 24. tie, Stephanie Campo, Coral Springs Charter and Camila Manrique, Western 2:02.80, 26. Daniela Gomez, Pine Crest 2:03.00, 27. Isabella Comunale, St. Thomas 2:04.17, 28. Lilli Calero, Pembroke Pines Charter 2:04.48, 29. Julianna Russell, Pine Crest 2:04.93, 30. Lindsay Sauer, South Florida Heat 2:06.26, 31. Vanessa Comunale, St. Thomas 2:06.83; 2013 BEST: 1. Emma Lincoln, Cypress Bay 1:52.14.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Allison Kopas, University School 2:06.22, 2. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 2:08.22, 3. Kelley Heron, Pembroke Pines Charter 2:10.84, 4. Elizabeth Zubero, Pine Crest 2:10.85, 5. Danielle Ginzburg, Coral Glades 2:11.06, 6. Tyla Martin, Pine Crest 2:12.67, 7. Amanda Tipton, Nova 2:13.21, 8. Kelley Heron, Pembroke Pines Charter 2:13.73, 9. Sarah Asseraf, St. Thomas 2:13.99, 10. Megan Schimansky, Coral Glades 2:14.10, 11. Lydia Musleh, Coral Glades 2:14.21, 12. Rose Smiddy, South Florida Heat 2:14.26, 13. Molly See, Pine Crest 2:16.85, 14. Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 2:17.39, 15. Samantha Roth, Douglas 2:18.91, 16. Emily Jurich, Douglas 2:19.00, 17. Caitlin Ahern, St. Thomas 2:19.76, 18. Lindsey Sauer, South Florida Heat 2:20.83, 19. Alemy Barreto, Cypress Bay 2:21.37, 20. Rebecca Wilkerson, Coral Springs Charter 2:21.53, 21. Annabella Lyn, University School 2:21.57, 22. Audrey Mason, American Heritage 2:21.90, 23. Abigail Fossas, Taravella 2:22.02, 24. Mary Smutny, South Florida Heat 2:22.19, 25. Skye Downey, South Plantation 2:22.29, 26. Kelly Gest, Cardinal Gibbons 2:22.35, 27. Star Fassler, Cooper City 2:22.55, 28. Emiliana Pelaez, Cypress Bay 2:22.73, 29. Daniela Gomez, Pine Crest 2:22.84; 2013 BEST: 1. Clara Smiddy, South Florida Heat 1:58.39, AA-A.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 23.39, 2. Catharine Cooper, American Heritage 24.04, 3. Osianna McReed, Northeast 24.15, 4. Fatimah Westbrook, Fort Lauderdale 24.38, 5. Caroline Nava, Westminster Academy 24.44, 6. Allison Kopas, University School 24.82, 7. Allora Williams, Plantation 25.05, 8. Emiliana Pelaez, Cypress Bay 25.07, 9. Nicole Gautieri, Douglas 25.08, 10. Natalya Wozab, St. Thomas 25.30, 11. Elizabeth Zubero, Westminster Academy 25.36, 12. Amy Kranz, Westminster Academy 25.38, 13. Brooke Bernstein, Pine Crest 25.37, 14. Dominique Fajardo, Coral Springs 25.43, 15. Kelly Gest, Cardinal Gibbons 25.47, 16. Aliyah Wakeland, Nova 25.53, 17. Samantha Stinemire, St. Thomas 25.57, 18. Rose Smiddy, South Florida Heat 25.59, 19. Racine Ross, Hollywood Hills 25.66, 20. Jamie Flores, Pine Crest 25.71, 21. Alexandra Pacitti, American Heritage 25.75, 22. Andrea van den Berg, Cypress Bay 25.84, 23. tie, Victoria Hill, Pembroke Pines Charter and Lindsay Hay, American Heritage 25.94, 25. Jillian Contich, Calvary Christian 25.96, 26. Alex Sanchez, Nova 25.99, 27. Annabella Lyn, University School 26.01, 28. Carly Hyman, St. Thomas 26.14, 29. Miriyam Ghali, Pine Crest 26.19, 30. tie, Amanda Tipton, Nova and Carly Swanson, Cypress Bay 26.21, 32. Daria Chiarella, Taravella 26.25, 33. Luisa Suzuki, Monarch 26.26, 34. Emily Puia, St. Thomas 26.29, 35. Sabrina Gornisiewicz, Pine Crest 26.44, 36. Gabrielle Arteaga, Coral Springs 26.45; 2013 BEST: 1. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 23.10, AA-A.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Carolyn Chaney, Pine Crest 513.30, 2. Karlee Price, St. Thomas 510.30, 3. Johanna Holloway, Westminster Academy 489.15, 4. Gabriella Comunale, St. Thomas 465.60, 5. Maia Goldstein, University School 452.20, 6. Juliette Pozzuoli, Pine Crest 423.95, 7. Ali Watson, Pine Crest 413.10, 8. Daniela Castillo, Sagemont 412.25, 9. Leanne Sheffer, South Plantation 400.45, 10. Ishani Singh, Pine Crest 392.75, 11. Skye Warriner, Fort Lauderdale 371.20, 12. Aubrey Quintanilla, South Florida Heat 359.65, 13. Adaliz Pelcastre, Fort Lauderdale 345.00, 14. Maya Fernandes, Cypress Bay 344.80, 15. Jessica Brownell, Calvary Christian 339.05, 16. Taylor Alfonso, Pembroke Pines Charter 331.05; 2013 BEST: 1. Carolyn Chaney, Pine Crest 520.15.

100-yard Butterfly: 1. Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 55.53, 2. Miriyam Ghali, Pine Crest 57.86, 3. Tyla Martin, Pine Crest 57.89, 4. Amanda Tipton, Nova 58.37, 5. Racine Ross, Hollywood Hills 58.70, 6. Molly See, Pine Crest 59.77, 7. Allison Kopas, University School 1:00.00, 8. Meagan Abad, South Plantation 1:00.12, 9. Caroline Nava, Westminster Academy 1:00.31, 10. Quinn Connor, St. Thomas 1:00.51, 11. Sarah Asseraf, St. Thomas 1:00.81, 12. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 1:00.82, 13. Elizabeth Zubero, Westminster Academy 1:00.84, 14. Rose Smiddy, South Florida Heat 1:00.93, 15. Ariana Quelaqudelo, Hollywood Hills 1:01.14, 16. Samantha Breistol, South Broward 1:01.52, 17. Haley Wright, Cypress Bay 1:02.26, 18. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 1:02.49, 19. Haley Wright, Cypress Bay 1:02.71, 20. Natasha Testa, Cooper City 1:02.75, 21. Mia Marquez, Pompano Beach 1:03.01, 22. Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 1:03.22, 23. Osianna McReed, Northeast 1:03.27, 24. Rachel Contich, Calvary Christian 1:03.33, 25. Angela Petrillo, Fort Lauderdale 1:03.37, 26. Adrienne Aponte, Fort Lauderdale 1:03.40, 27. Amy Kranz, Westminster Academy 1:03.44, 28. Catharine Cooper, American Heritage 1:03.58; 2013 BEST: 1. Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 55.45, AA-C.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 51.66, 2. Lydia Musleh, Coral Glades 52.35, 3. Samantha Roth, Douglas 52.70, 4. Caroline Nava, Westminster Academy 52.98, 5. Allison Kopas, University School 53.26, 6. Emiliana Pelaez, Cypress Bay 53.54, 7. Catharine Cooper, American Heritage Plantation 53.59, 8. Osianna McReed, Northeast 54.05, 9. Courtney Stewart, Pompano Beach 54.07, 10. Andrea van den Berg, Cypress Bay 55.22, 11. Morgan Meadows, Fort Lauderdale 55.23, 12. Nicole Gautieri, Douglas 55.26, 13. Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 55.29, 14. Mary Smutny, South Florida Heat 55.36, 15. Elizabeth Zubero, Westminster Academy 55.38, 16. Kelly Gest, Cardinal Gibbons 55.56, 17. Rose Smiddy, South Florida Heat 55.57,18. Kelley Heron, Pembroke Pines Charter 55.83, 19. Amy Kranz, Westminster Academy 56.15, 20. Brooke Bernstein, Pine Crest 56.22, 21. Natalya Wozab, St. Thomas 56.46, 22. Alexandra Pacitti, American Heritage 56.61, 23. Carly Swanson, Cypress Bay 56.65, 24. Victoria Hill, Pembroke Pines Charter 56.78, 25. Annabella Lyn, University School 56.87, 26. Sabrina Gornisiewicz, Pine Crest 56.90, 27. Dominique Fajardo, Coral Springs 57.29, 28. Daria Chiarella, Taravella 57.57, 29. Miriyam Ghali, Pine Crest 57.64, 30. Carly Hyman, St. Thomas 57.82, 31. tie, Amanda Tipton, Nova and Lindsey Sauer, South Florida Heat 57.86, 33. Alicja Zielinski, Northeast 58.40, 34. Alex Sanchez, Nova 58.48, 35. Luisa Suzuki, Monarch 58.51, 36. Emily Puia, St. Thomas 58.64, 37. Jillian Contich, Calvary Christian 58.66, 38. Isabella Comunale, St. Thomas 58.71, 39. Sophia Bucaro, Cypress Bay 58.72, 40. Theresa Sandbrook, St. Thomas 58.79; 2013 BEST: 1. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 50.42, AA-A.

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Melissa Marinheiro, West Broward 5:00.67, 2. Lydia Musleh, Coral Glades 5:04.65, 3. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 5:07.71, 4. Sabrina Gornisiewicz, Pine Crest 5:08.69, 5. Tyla Martin, Pine Crest 5:12.59, 6. Allison Kopas, University School 5:13.87, 7. Alexandra Pacitti, American Heritage 5:15.67, 8. Samantha Roth, Douglas 5:18.00, 9. Marissa Brannan, American Heritage 5:19.03, 10. Elizabeth Zubero, Westminster Academy 5:19.74, 11. Julianna Russell, Pine Crest 5:20.49,12. Stephanie Campo, Coral Springs Charter 5:21.89, 13. Kylie Herman, Cypress Bay 5:22.65, 14. Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 5:23.48, 15. Mary Smutny, South Florida Heat 5:25.61, 16. Lilli Calero, Pembroke Pines Charter 5:29.33,17. Kelly Gest, Cardinal Gibbons 5:30.17, 18. Camila Manrique, Western 5:30.74, 19. Lindsey Sauer, South Florida Heat 5:31.50, 20. Vanessa Comunale, St. Thomas 5:31.99, 21. Annabella Lyn, University School 5:32.26, 22. Megan Schimansky, Coral Glades 5:32.37, 23. Isabella Comunale, St. Thomas 5:32.99, 24. Delaney Biro, Coral Springs Charter 5:35.29, 25. Caroline Nava, Westminster Academy 5:36.53, 26. Rebecca Wilkerson, Coral Springs Charter 5:36.90, 27. Adriana Rodriguez, Cardinal Gibbons 5:37.39, 28. Daniela Gomez, Pine Crest 5:37.52, 29. Abby Oyetunji, Somerset 5:38.13, 30. Kelly Kealty, Taravella 5:38.24; 2013 BEST: 1. Melissa Marinheiro, West Broward 4:51.13, AA-A.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:39.25 (Marta Ciesla, Brooke Bernstein, Tyla Martin, Lindsey Swartz), 2. Westminster Academy 1:39.78, 3. St. Thomas 1:42.31, 4. Douglas 1:42.51, 5. Fort Lauderdale 1:43.16, 6. Nova 1:43.91, 7. South Florida Heat 1:44.22, 8. Cypress Bay 1:44.71, 9. American Heritage 1:46.82, 10. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:48.71,11. University School 1:48.76, 12. Northeast 1:50.05,13. Calvary Christian 1:50.17, 14. Cardinal Gibbons 1:50.51,15. Hollywood Hills 1:52.44,16. South Broward 1:53.06, 17. South Plantation 1:53.13, 18. Coral Glades 1:53.16, 19. Taravella 1:53.35, 20. Monarch 1:53.97, 21. Pompano Beach 1:54.77; 2013 BEST: 1. Pine Crest 1:35.99, AA-A, (Marta Ciesla, Julia Chui, Brooke Bernstein, Hannah Veal).

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Amanda Tipton, Nova 58.50, 2. Megan Schimansky, Coral Glades 58.76, 3. Meagan Abad, South Plantation 58.94, 4. Miriyam Ghali, Pine Crest 59.21, 5. Allison Kopas, University School 59.35, 6. Samantha Stinemire, St. Thomas 59.75, 7. Kelley Heron, Pembroke Pines Charter 59.96, 8. Jessica Nava, Westminster Academy 1:00.43, 9. Courtney Stewart, Pompano Beach 1:01.07, 10. Jamie Flores, Pine Crest 1:01.46, 11. Lindsay Hay, American Heritage 1:01.47, 12. Annabella Lyn, University School 1:02.02, 13. Tyla Martin, Pine Crest 1:03.48, 14. Allora Williams, Plantation 1:03.60, 15. Abigail Fossas, Taravella 1:03.86,16. tie, Stephanie Campo, Coral Springs Charter and Skye Downey, South Plantation 1:04.10, 18. Caroline Nava, Westminster Academy 1:04.27, 19. tie, Quinn Connor, St. Thomas and Rose Smiddy, South Florida Heat 1:04.43, 21. Elizabeth Zubero, Westminster Academy 1:05.23, 22. Sarah Bucaro, Cypress Bay 1:05.65, 23. Sarah Bucaro, Cypress Bay 1:06.05, 24. Andrea Bucaro, Cypress Bay 1:06.17; 2013 BEST: 1. Clara Smiddy, SF Heat 52.46, AA-A.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Caitlin Ahern, St. Thomas 1:04.10, 2. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 1:06.39, 3. Emily Jurich, Douglas 1:07.63, 4. Elizabeth Zubero, Westminster Academy 1:07.77, 5. Fatimah Westbook, Fort Lauderdale 1:08.16, 6. Kelly Kealty, Taravella 1:09.42, 7. Chelaine van der Westhuizen, Pine Crest 1:10.03, 8. Hayley Johnson, Deerfield Beach 1:10.65, 9. Jackie Alexander, Coral Springs Charter 1:12.16, 10. Allison Kopas, University School 1:12.30, 11. Rebecca Wilkerson, Coral Springs Charter 1:12.33, 12. Amanda Tipton, Nova 1:12.62, 13. Alemy Barreto, Cypress Bay 1:12.85, 14. Kelley Heron, Pembroke Pines Charter 1:13.03, 15. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 1:13.35, 16. Emiliana Pelaez, Cypress Bay 1:13.58, 17. Jillian Alexander, Coral Springs Charter 1:14.07, 18. Bianca Monti, West Broward 1:14.15, 19. Alicja Zielinski, Northeast 1:14.30, 20. Rachel Botting, South Florida Heat 1:14.59, 21. Kaitlyn Moreschi, Fort Lauderdale 1:14.74, 22. Natalya Wozab, St. Thomas 1:14.76, 23. Koral Lastella, Westminster Academy 1:14.82, 24. Alicja Zielinski, Northeast 1:15.13, 25. Star Fassler, Cooper City 1:15.32, 26. tie, Gabrianna Banks, American Heritage and Audrey Mason, American Heritage 1:15.85, 28. Andrea Homes, Cypress Bay 1:16.19, 29. Lyanla Jackson, Stranahan 1:16.27, 30. Aliyah Wakeland, Nova 1:16.30, 31. Nat Gadelrab, Nova 1:16.40, 32. Theresa Sandbrook, St. Thomas 1:16.62, 33. Lindsey Sauer, South Florida Heat 1:16.64; 2013 BEST: 1. Emily Kopas, University School 1:01.92, AA-A.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:40.24 (Miriyam Ghali, Jamie Flores, Sabrina Gornisiewicz, Molly See), 2. American Heritage 3:40.38, 3. Cypress Bay 3:43.76, 4. Fort Lauderdale 3:45.32, 5. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:46.80, 6. St. Thomas 3:47.48, 7. South Florida Heat 3:48.83, 8. Cardinal Gibbons 3:51.15, 9. University School 3:51.24, 10. Coral Springs Charter 3:54.84, 11. Coral Glades 3:56.10,12. West Broward 3:57.64, 13. South Plantation 3:58.53, 14. Nova 4:00.54; 2013 BEST: 1. Pine Crest 3:30.22, AA-C, (Miriyam Ghali, Julia Chui, Tyla Martin, Hannah Veale).

GIRLS 2014 SEASON RANKINGS

1. Pine Crest, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas, 3. Cypress Bay, 4. Fort Lauderdale, Westminster Academy, 5. University School, Nova

BOYS

200-yard Medley Relay: 1. American Heritage 1:37.99 (Nico Medina, Jonathan Farah, Fernando Bohorquez, Taylor Eaddy), 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:40.38, 3. University School 1:40.49, 4. Pine Crest 1:41.99, 5. Pompano Beach 1:42.42, 6. Douglas 1:44.10, 7. Cypress Bay 1:44.25, 8. Fort Lauderdale 1:44.80, 9. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:44.83,10. Flanagan 1:46.99, 11. South Florida Heat 1:47.32, 12. Nova 1:47.52, 13. West Broward 1:47.97, 14. Monarch 1:48.27, 15. Calvary Christian 1:49.11, 16. Somerset Academy 1:50.65, 17. Westminster Academy 1:50.74, 18. Deerfield Beach 1:51.68, 19. Sagemont 1:52.72, 20. Coral Glades 1:53.43; 2013 BEST: 1. American Heritage 1:36.31 (Nico Medina, Digby Nothard, Fernando Bohorquez, Taylor Eaddy).

200-yard Freestyle: 1. Julien Pinon, American Heritage 1:41.92, 2. Anton Voronin, North Broward Prep 1:44.22, 3. Chris Garcia, American Heritage 1:44.55, 4. Mark Burnley, Cypress Bay 1:45.00, 5. Ryan Capote, Pembroke Pines Charter 1:45.05, 6. Sebastian Vargas, American Heritage 1:47.39, 7. Padraic Cassidy, St. Thomas 1:47.81, 8. Philippe Marcoux, Fort Lauderdale 1:48.02, 9. Andres Lares, Pembroke Pines Charter 1:48.03, 10. Fernando Bohorquez, American Heritage 1:48.12, 11. Maxamillian Asnis, University School 1:48.33, 12. Eduardo Pineiro-Barros, Cypress Bay 1:48.69, 13. David Cantu, Nova 1:49.14, 14. Juan Lucas, Pembroke Pines Charter 1:49.23, 15. Bryce Pierce, South Florida Heat 1:49.29, 16. CJ Kopecki, American Heritage 1:49.30,17. Esteban Velasquez, St. Thomas 1:49.32, 18. Samuel Asnis, University School 1:49.40,19. Matthew Lyn, University School 1:49.53, 20. Tyler Zuyus, Fort Lauderdale 1:49.88, 21. Luke Smutny, South Florida Heat 1:50.00, 22. Daniel Pereira, University School 1:50.18, 23. Carlos Rodriguez, American Heritage 1:51.44, 24. Juan Diaz, Cypress Bay 1:51.50, 25. Esteban Diaz-Velasco, Somerset 1:51.53, 26. John Graner, Pine Crest 1:51.98, 27. Martin Vivas, Cypress Bay 1:52.32, 28. Bennett Rodrigues, South Broward 1:53.10, 29. Patrick Groters, University School 1:53.48, 30. Christopher Schulte, Pompano Beach 1:53.58, 31. Dylan Allen, Douglas 1:53.67, 32. Carlos Gallego, Cypress Bay 1:53.92; 2013 BEST: 1. Julien Pinon, American Heritage 1:39.34.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1. Daniel Pereira, University School 1:55.91, 2. Fernando Alatorre, Sagemont 1:56.87, 3. Fernando Bohorquez, American Heritage 1:58.95, 4. Marco Guarente, Cypress Bay 1:59.03, 5. Esteban Velasquez, St. Thomas 1:59.98, 6. Jonathan Farah, American Heritage 2:00.46, 7. Jorge Depassier, Cypress Bay 2:01.22, 8. Jonathan Strod, Cypress Bay 2:02.00, 9. Philippe Marcoux, Fort Lauderdale 2:02.05, 10. Juan Lucas, Pembroke Pines Charter 2:03.40, 11. Henrique Yamamoto, Douglas 2:03.79, 12. James Dika, Fort Lauderdale 2:03.83, 13. Ryan Graff, Pine Crest 2:03.86, 14. Patrick Groters, University School 2:04.01,15. Anton Voronin, North Broward Prep 2:05.50, 16. Christian Carlson, Calvary Christian 2:06.29, 17. Luke Smutny, South Florida Heat 2:06.55, 18. Maxamillian Asnis, University School 2:07.03, 19. James Dika, Fort Lauderdale 2:07.35, 20. Santiago Ospina, Monarch 2:08.33, 21. Kearn Kurbanali, St. Thomas 2:08.51, 22. Alex Monti, West Broward 2:08.57, 23. Bruno Berti, Pembroke Pines Charter 2:08.71, 24. Gabriel Perez Silva, St. Thomas 2:09.25, 25. Francisco Cantu, Nova 2:09.54, 26. Matthew Lyn, University School 2:09.68, 27. Simon Ortiz, West Broward 2:09.75; 2013 BEST: 1. Alex Evdokimov, Taravella 1:52.57, AA-C.

50-yard Freestyle: 1. Raphael Marcoux, Fort Lauderdale 21.01, 2. Gabriel Perez-Silva, St. Thomas 21.51, 3. August Charni, Coral Glades 21.78, 4. tie, Anton Voronin, North Broward Prep and Patrick Groters, University School 21.97, 6. tie, Fisher Crist, Cardinal Gibbons and Sean Chen, South Plantation 22.05, 8. Taylor Eaddy, American Heritage 22.15, 9. tie, Otavio Metzker, Monarch and Jason Woodburn, Westminster Academy 22.29, 11. Hank Contich, Calvary Christian 22.38, 12. Philippe Marcoux, Fort Lauderdale 22.39, 13. Ryan Capote, Pembroke Pines Charter 22.40, 14. Julien Pinon, American Heritage 22.46, 15. Kearn Kurbanali, St. Thomas 22.62, 16. Gregory Roseman, Douglas 22.82,17. Gustavo Valery, Flanagan 22.85, 18. Stephen Duhaney, Pembroke Pines Charter 22.87, 19. tie, Esteban Velasquez, St. Thomas and Tristan Celestin, Douglas 22.90, 21. Sammy McGinnis, Nova 22.91, 22. Fernando Navarrete, Cypress Bay 22.91, 23. Andrew Szatkowski, St. Thomas 22.93, 24. Carlos Rodriguez, American Heritage 22.99, 25. Tyler Zuyus, Fort Lauderdale 23.06, 26. Andrew Coffey, Pompano Beach 23.10, 27. Christian Soderberg, Pine Crest 23.16, 28. Matthew Lyn, University School 23.21, 29. Santiago Ospina, Monarch 23.22, 30. Stephen Duhaney, Pembroke Pines Charter 23.23, 31. Leo Manrique, Western 23.27, 32. Alejandro Santos, Hollywood Hills 23.28, 33. Luiz Renato Freire, Cypress Bay 23.56, 34. Amani McFarline, Piper 23.60; 2013 BEST: 1. Jordy Groters, University School 20.46, AA-A.

1-meter Springboard Diving: 1. Logan Downey, South Plantation 581.05, 2. Zach Allen, Cardinal Gibbons 509.70, 3. Austin Fields, Pine Crest 480.50, 4. Devin Nugent, St. Thomas 458.85, 5. Louis Giroire, Fort Lauderdale 400.75, 6. Alex Warters, Westminster Academy 380.90, 7. Lyles Hayes-Macaluso, PC 377.85, 8. Hudson Coldren, Cardinal Gibbons 354.70, 9. Blake Shreves, Nova 337.80, 10. Johnny Kovalcik, Douglas 331.00, 11. Hunter Fields, Pine Crest 330.95, 12. Chaney Hewlett, Calvary Christian 307.95, 13. Andre Williams, Fort Lauderdale 305.60, 14. Justin Adelkopf, West Broward 304.15, 15. Dane Gailitis, Pine Crest 303; 2013 BEST: 1. Zach Allen, Cardinal Gibbons and Logan Downey, South Plantation 560.05.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Taylor Eaddy, American Heritage 52.40, 2. Nico Medina, American Heritage 52.59, 3. Raphael Marcoux, Fort Lauderdale 52.88, 4. Brendan Teeters, Coral Springs Christian 52.97, 5. Chris Garcia, American Heritage 53.58, 6. Carlos Gallego, Cypress Bay 53.73, 7. Luke Smutny, South Florida Heat 54.06, 8. Henrique Yamamoto, Douglas 54.10, 9. Bryce Pierce, South Florida Heat 54.19, 10. CJ Kopecki, American Heritage 54.74, 11. Victor Zielinski, Pompano Beach 54.75, 12. Fernando Alatorre, Sagemont 54.78, 13. Daniel Pereira, University School 54.92, 14. Daniel Lobaton, Cooper City 55.09, 15. Otavio Metzker, Monarch 55.43, 16. Gabriel Perez-Silva, St. Thomas 55.56, 17. Juan Diaz, Cypress Bay 55.98, 18. Quinn Roth, Monarch 56.01, 19. Maxamillian Asnis, University School 56.09, 20. Santiago Ospina, Monarch 56.10, 21. John Silvera, University School 56.27, 22. Esteban Diaz, Somerset 56.39, 23. Felipe Farias, Taravella 56.51, 24. Luiz Renato Freire, Cypress Bay 56.77, 25. Esteban Velasquez, St. Thomas 56.81; 2013 BEST: 1. Chad Moody, Cardinal Gibbons 51.16.

100-yard Freestyle: 1. Raphael Marcoux, Fort Lauderdale 46.13, 2. Gabriel Perez-Silva, St. Thomas 47.19, 3. Philippe Marcoux, Fort Lauderdale 47.20, 4. Julien Pinon, American Heritage 47.26, 5. Ryan Capote, Pembroke Pines Charter 48.05, 6. Kearn Kurbanali, St. Thomas 48.30, 7. Taylor Eaddy, American Heritage 48.50, 8. Anton Voronin, North Broward Prep 49.24, 9. Chris Garcia, American Heritage 49.28, 10. Jason Woodburn, Westminster Academy 49.33, 11. Fernando Navarrete, Cypress Bay 49.58, 12. Sammy McGinnis, Nova 49.85, 13. Sean Chen, South Plantation 49.92, 14. Anton Generalov, Pine Crest 50.21, 15. tie, Bryce Pierce, South Florida Heat and Santiago Ospina, Monarch 50.29, 17. Barros, Cypress Bay 50.40, 18. Otavio Metzker, Monarch 50.47,19. Fisher Crist, Cardinal Gibbons 50.55, 20. tie, Brendan Teeters, Coral Springs Christian and Gregory Roseman, Douglas 50.57, 22. Patrick Groters, University School 50.65, 23. Juan Imposimato, Sagemont 50.85, 24. Esteban Velasco, Somerset 50.90, 25. Matthew Kronengold, Pine Crest 50.98; 2013 BEST: 1. Anton Veronin, North Broward Prep 46.53.

500-yard Freestyle: 1. Patrick Groters, University School 4:40.24, 2. Mark Burnley, Cypress Bay 4:43.94, 3. Nico Medina, American Heritage Plantation 4:47.64, 4. Esteban Velasquez, St. Thomas 4:47.98, 5. Julien Pinon, American Heritage 4:48.46, 6. Sebastian Vargas, American Heritage 4:48.97, 7. Luke Smutny, South Florida Heat 4:49.17, 8. Samuel Asnis, University School 4:49.24, 9. Eduardo Pineiro-Barros, Cypress Bay 4:49.30, 10. Matthew Lyn, University School 4:50.50, 11. Maxamillian Asnis, University School 4:51.36, 12. Daniel Pereira, University School 4:52.98, 13. Padraic Cassidy, St. Thomas 4:53.43, 14. Dylan Allen, Douglas 4:54.79, 15. tie, James Dika, Fort Lauderdale and Nazareth Lockart, South Plantation 4:55.12, 17. Carlos Gallego, Cypress Bay 4:55.80, 18. Andres Lares, Pembroke Pines Charter 4:56.41, 19. Nicholas Pacitti, American Heritage 4:56.46, 20. David Cantu, Nova 4:57.21, 21. Juan Lucas, Pembroke Pines Charter 4:58.25, 22. Alex Monti, West Broward 5:01.39, 23. tie, Joseph Ring, Pompano Beach and Gene Meloro, Plantation 5:02.23, 25. Carlos Rodriguez, American Heritage 5:02.31, 26. Simon Ortiz, West Broward 5:02.57, 27. John Graner, Pine Crest 5:02.90, 28. Jonathan Strod, Cypress Bay 5:04.17, 29. Gustavo Valery, Flanagan 5:04.47; 2013 BEST: 1. Kent Haeffner, Pine Crest 4:25.75, AA-A.

200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale 1:27.52 (Philippe Marcoux, Tyler Zuyus, James Dika, Raphael Marcoux), 2. American Heritage 1:28.46, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:30.01, 4. tie, Pine Crest and St. Thomas 1:31.18, 6. University School 1:31.93, 7. Douglas 1:31.89, 8. Cypress Bay 1:32.04, 9. Pompano Beach 1:32.46, 10. Monarch 1:32.72, 11. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:34.12, 12. South Florida Heat 1:35.43, 13. Calvary Christian 1:37.30, 14. Westminster Academy 1:37.50, 15. Sagemont 1:38.43, 16. Flanagan 1:38.97, 17. tie, Archbishop McCarthy and Deerfield Beach 1:40.50, 19. Coral Springs 1:40.99, 20. Nova 1:41.33, 21. Taravella 1:41.87; 2013 BEST: 1. University School 1:26.98.

100-yard Backstroke: 1. Philippe Marcoux, Fort Lauderdale 54.10, 2. Anton Generalov, Pine Crest 55.23, 3. Nico Medina, American Heritage 55.66, 4. Gustavo Valery, Flanagan 55.68, 5. Juan Lucas, Pembroke Pines Charter 55.88, 6. Jonathan Farah, American Heritage 55.96, 7. Fernando Bohorquez, American Heritage 56.11, 8. August Charni, Coral Glades 56.16, 9. Daniel Pereira, University School 56.22, 10. Fernando Alatorre, Sagemont 56.27,11. Esteban Diaz, Somerset Academy 56.49, 12. tie, Andre Lares, Pembroke Pines Charter and Tyler Zuyus, Fort Lauderdale 56.72, 14. Giancarlo Payamps, Coral Springs Charter 57.18, 15. Fernando Quintero, Flanagan 57.33, 16. Christian Carlson, Calvary Christian 57.41, 17. Kearn Kurbanali, St. Thomas 57.80, 18. Matthew Kronengold, Pine Crest 58.24, 19. Bryce Pierce, South Florida Heat 58.28, 20. Juan Imposimato, Sagemont 58.57, 21. Juan Osorio, West Broward 58.89, 22. Carlos Rodriguez, American Heritage 59.03, 23. David Cantu, Nova 59.25, 24. Liam Canning, South Plantation 59.53, 25. Alejandro Lombo, American Heritage 59.73, 26. Patrick Groters, University School 59.99; 2013 BEST: 1. Chad Moody, Cardinal Gibbons 52.57.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1. Daniel Pereira, University School 59.66, 2. Hank Contich, Calvary Christian 59.91, 3. Marco Guarente, Cypress Bay 1:00.21, 4. Jorge Depassier, Cypress Bay 1:01.93, 5. Brendan Teeters, Coral Springs Christian 1:02.29, 6. Ryan Graff, Pine Crest 1:02.30, 7. Tristan Celestin, Douglas 1:02.45, 8. Dylan Allen, Douglas 1:04.68, 9. Francisco Cantu, Nova 1:05.07, 10. Andrew Szatkowski, St. Thomas 1:05.55, 11. Santiago Ospina, Monarch 1:05.79, 12. Brendan Cassie, West Broward 1:05.85, 13. Alfred Maria, St. Thomas 1:05.88, 14. Esteban Velasquez, St. Thomas 1:06.15, 15. John Silvera, University School 1:06.08, 16. Andre Bacic, Deerfield Beach 1:06.28, 17. Kevin Wilson, South Florida Heat 1:06.43, 18. Brendan Cassie, West Broward 1:06.48, 19. tie, Tyler Gibson, Pembroke Pines Charter and Christopher Schulte, Pompano Beach 1:06.52, 21. Kyle Suarez, West Broward 1:07.00, 22. Liam Canning, South Plantation 1:07.34, 23. Chris Garcia, American Heritage 1:07.41, 24. David Cantu, Nova 1:07.55, 25. Yona Rubin, Fort Lauderdale 1:07.64, 26. Patrick Groters, University School 1:07.67, 27. Baldwin Suen, Cypress Bay 1:07.75; 2013 BEST: 1. Jordy Groters, University School 54.76.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1. American Heritage 3:11.68 (Taylor Eaddy, Chris Garcia, Fernando Bohorquez, Julien Pinon), 2. Fort Lauderdale 3:13.95, 3. Cypress Bay 3:19.02, 4. St. Thomas 3:20.07, 5. University School 3:20.64, 6. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:22.13, 7. Pine Crest 3:26.39, 8. Nova 3:29.13, 9. South Florida Heat 3:33.08, 10. Pompano Beach 3:33.16, 11. Cooper City 3:38.31, 12. West Broward 3:38.33, 13. Monarch 3:38.94, 14. Flanagan 3:39.06, 15. Douglas 3:41.02, 16. Somerset 3:43.07,17. Archbishop McCarthy 3:43.95, 18. Coral Glades 3:44.97, 19. Sagemont 3:45.66, 20. Westminster Academy 3:45.91, 21. South Plantation 3:45.94, 22. Cardinal Gibbons 3:46.76; 2013 BEST: 1. American Heritage 3:09.46, AA-C (Julien Pinon, Nico Medina, Fernando Bohorquez, Chris Garcia).

BOYS TEAM 2014 SEASON RANKINGS

1. American Heritage, 2. Cypress Bay, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4. Fort Lauderdale, 5. University School.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO’s Atkinson Takes Gold, Bronze On Day Two Of FINA/MASTBANK World Cup In Beijing


By Sharon Robb

October 25, 2014—Three-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club added another gold and bronze to her medal haul Saturday at the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup in Beijing, China.

Atkinson, 25, won the 50-meter breaststroke in 29.15, just 0.03 seconds off her season-best, and came from behind to finish third in the 100-meter individual medley in 59.05 and picked up $2,000. Her 50-meter breaststroke race was ranked the second best performance among women earning her 18 bonus points.

On Friday, Atkinson won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.11 and picked up 12 points and $1500 for the win.

Atkinson is fourth on the points and prize money list with 207 points and $46,500 in prize money earnings. She earned $3,500 in Beijing.

Atkinson will now head to Tokyo for the Oct. 28-29 where she will be joined by her longtime SOFLO coach Chris Anderson.

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu continues to take center stage on the World Cup Series. She has won $215,000 in prize money, picking up $11,000 in Beijing. South African Chad Le Clos leads the men’s prize money list with $131,500.

Hosszu, who won seven events at the Beijing stop, made more history by surpassing Slovakian Martina Moravcova for the most World Cup event wins of all-time. Moravcova attended SMU and trained in Fort Lauderdale with the now-defunct FLST.

Moravcova retired with 105 wins and two overall series titles. Hosszu, at age 25, now has 110 wins.

Aussie Mitch Larkin broke the national record in the 200-meter backstroke in 1:48.69, breaking the previous mark of 1:49.62 set in 2009. Larkin swam career-bests in all three backstroke events.

In other final events:

Men’s 1500-meter freestyle: Hungarian Gergley Gyurta, after finishing second in the 400-meter individual medley, won the distance event in 14:38.27.

Women’s 400-meter individual medley: Hosszu won her fifth gold medal of the meet in 4:25.66. Florida alum Elizabeth Beisel, making her World Cup debut, was fourth.

Women’s 100-meter freestyle: Inge Dekker of the Netherlands won in 52.72.

Men’s 200-meter freestyle: South African Myles Brown won in 1:44.12 just ahead of German Paul Biedermann in 1:44.48.

Men’s 100-meter breaststroke: Daniel Gyurta of Hungary won in 57.25.

Men’s 100-meter butterfly: German Steffan Deibler won in 49.96, the only swimmer to break 50 seconds.

Women’s 100-meter backstroke: Hosszu won her sixth medal in 56.73, winning by more than a second.

Men’s 50-meter backstroke: China’s Jiayu Xu won in 23.29 ahead of Aussie Mitch Larkin and American Eugene Godsoe.

Women’s 200-meter butterfly: China’s Li Shuang won in 2:04.34 to top an impressive field that included Hosszu who finished fourth.

Men’s 200-meter individual medley: In an all-Asian field, Daiya Seto of Japan won in 1:54.21.

Women’s 400-meter freestyle: Teenager Cao Yue of China won in 4:00.72 upsetting world record holder Mireia Belmonte of Spain who finished in 4:01.08.

Men’s 50-meter freestyle: South African Chad Le Clos won in 21.28. George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago finished out of the medal hunt placing fourth in 21.40.

Women’s 200-meter breaststroke: Aussie Sally Hunter led from start to finish to win in 2:19.26.

Women’s 100-meter individual medley: Hosszu won her seventh and final medal of the night in 58.11 ahead of China’s Shiwen Ye in 58.36.

Men’s 200-meter backstroke: Aussie Mitch Larkin won in 1:48.69.

Women’s 50-meter butterfly: Dutch swimmer Inge Dekker won in 24.97 and Hosszu was eighth in 27.51.

Men’s 4×50-meter freestyle relay: China won in 1:31.69 ahead of Russia in 1:41.66.

This is the fifth leg of the tour that started in Doha and Dubai in August. The final two stops are Tokyo, Japan (Oct. 28-29) and Singapore (Nov. 1-2).

The Beijing meet attracted 300 swimmers from 32 countries. Swimmers race for $1,500 for first, $1,000 for second and $500 for third. There is also a $10,000 bonus offered for a world record performance swim.

The stakes are high with $300,000 in prize money offered to the sixth highest ranked men and women swimmers. After the Singapore leg, the men’s and women’s World Cup winners will earn $100,000, second place $50,000 and third place $30,000.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO’s Colon, Perez, Travieso, Mesa Win District 12-3A Titles; Terra, Belen Win Team Titles


By Sharon Robb

October 24, 2014—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers continued to dominate district competition Friday at the District 12-3A Swimming and Diving Championships in Miami.

Delanie Perez of Goleman was a double winner. She won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:20.74 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.95.

Vanessa Mesa of Mater Academy was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay along with SOFLO teammate Liz Travieso, winning in 2:01.75 and anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle relay again with Travieso to win in 3:51.24.

Mesa was also second in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.08 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:31.06.

Liz Travieso won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.86 and was third in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.47.

Jordon Colon of Mater Academy won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.68 and was second in the 100-yard breaststroke behind teammate Julio Horrego in 1:02.70.

Alfredo Mesa was a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay and Colon led off to win in 3:20.79. Mesa and Colon were also members of the runner-up 200-yard medley relay.

Mesa was third in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.26 and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.15.

“SOFLO high school swimmers are kicking the high school state series off smart and strong and achieving best times and advancing into regions without tech suits,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said.

Terra Institute of Miami won the girls team title with 478 points. Mater Academy was runner-up with 443.

Miami Belen Jesuit defended its title with 455 points. Terra Institute was second in 382 and Mater Academy was third with 322.

GIRLS TEAM RESULTS

1. Terra Institute of Miami 478, 2. Mater Academy 443, 3. Mourning 300, 4. Hialeah American 235, 5. Goleman 111, 6. Hialeah-Miami Lakes 42.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Mater 2:01.75 (Liz Travieso, Dayme Delgado, Vanessa Mesa, Nataly Jimenez), 2. Hialeah American 2:06.09, 3. Terra Institute 2:13.65.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Maria Perez, HML 2:01.66, 2. Julia Talamo, TERR 2:02.82, 3. Nataly Jimenez, MA 2:13.35.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Delanie Perez, GOLE 2:20.74, 2. Loana Nardoni, MA 2:25.97, 3. Cristina Vale, TERR 2:35.99.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Omaira German, AMER 26.07, 2. Vanessa Mesa, MA 26.08, 3. Liz Travieso, MA 26.47.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Julia Talamo, TERR 1:02.08, 2. Omaira German, AER 1:02.26, 3. Ana Kondratovitch, MA 1:03.26.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Nataly Jimenez, MA 56.81, 2. Genesis Pabon, AMER 1:01.90, 3. Karen Perez, MA 1:02.36.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Maria Perez, HML 5:25.64, 2. Vanessa Mesa, MA 5:31.06, 3. Sofia Rodriguez, TERR 5:40.00.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Terra Institute 1:49.33 (Julia Talamo, Sofia Rodriguez, Catarina Vale, Cristina Vale), 2. Mater 1:54.36, 3. Hialeah American 1:56.34.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Liz Travieso, MA 1:04.86, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, MA 1:06.81, 3. Loana Nardoni, MA 1:08.28.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Delanie Perez, GOLE 1:11.95, 2. Cristina Vale, TERR 1:18.02, 3. Dayme Delgado, MA 1:22.45.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Mater 3:51.24 (Nataly Jimenez, Loana Nardoni, Liz Travieso, Vanessa Mesa), 2. Terra Institute 4:07.30, 3. Mourning 4:28.85.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. Miami Belen Jesuit 455, 2. Terra Institute 382, 3. Mater Academy 322, 4. Mourning 320, 5. Goleman 174, 6. Hialeah American 75, 7. Hialeah-Miami Lakes 54.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Belen 1:41.90 (Alejandro Carriazo, Bernardo Lima, Max Garcia-del Pozo, Daniel Simpson), 2. Mater 1:42.55 (Alfredo Mesa, Julio Horrego, Jose Llanio, Jordon Colon), 3. Mourning 1:56.22.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Jordan Colon, MA 1:47.68, 2. Miguel Basalo, BEL 1:50.25, 3. Alfredo Mesa, MA 1:51.26.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Julio Horrego, MA 2:02.41, 2. Bernardo Lima, BEL 2:06.46, 3. Michael Limia, BEL 2:07.94.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Antonio Perez, HML 22.46, 2. Daniel Simpson, BEL 23.35, 3. Brian Nguyen, TERR 24.04; SOFLO: 11. Bryan Moran, HML 26.02; SOFLO: 11. Bryan Moran, HML 26.02.

1-meter diving: 1. Javier Saumell, BEL 291.25, 2. Jonathan Rub, MOU 256.30.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alejandro Carriazo, BEL 51.87, 2. Antonio Perez, HML 53.20, 3. Max Garcia-del Pozo, BEL 53.48; SOFLO: 4. Alfredo Mesa, MA 56.15.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Christian Fowler, BEL 52.46, 2. Brian Nguyen, TERR 54.12, 3. Maurizio Pascual, TERR 54.45.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Miguel Basalo, BEL 4:50.52, 2. Rafael Mora, AMER 5:02.36, 3. David Llanio, MA 5:14.34.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Belen 1:35.66, 2. Terra 1:39.90, 3. Mourning 1:44.85.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Alejandro Carriazo, BEL 54.71, 2. Osmel Cereijo, MA 1:01.29, 3. Hugo Marin, BEL 1:02.63.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Julio Horrego, MA 1:00.30, 2. Jordan Colon, MA 1:02.70, 3. Bernardo Lima, BEL 1:02.79.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Mater 3:20.79 (Jordan Colon, Alfredo Mesa, Jose Llanio, Julio Horrego), 2. Belen 3:21.17, 3. Terra 3:41.24.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

SOFLO’s Atkinson Wins Gold, Bovell Takes Silver; Beisel Makes Debut On Day One Of FINA/MASTBANK World Cup In Beijing


By Sharon Robb

October 24, 2014—Alia Atkinson is now trying to play catch-up at the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup Friday in Beijing, China.

The three-time Jamaican Olympian of the South Florida Aquatic Club got off to a good start on Friday.

Atkinson, 25, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.11 and picked up 12 points against a week women’s field. She attacked the first 50 in sub-30 in 29.98 and won the race by more than a second picking up $1500 for the win.

Atkinson is fourth overall in money earnings with $44,500. After not competing in Russia, Atkinson is 21 points behind (171 points) Spain’s Mireia Belmonte of Spain (189 points) and $72,000 in the overall series standings.

Bolles alum George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago took second in the 50-meter breaststroke in 26.91 behind Roland Schoeman in 26.87.

Bovell won his second silver medal of the night in the 100-meter individual medley in 52.43 and earned $1,000 per medal.

Local fans had something to cheer about after watching China’s Lu Ying and Xu Jiayu break national records in back-to-back races.

Lu Ying lowered her national record in the 100-meter butterfly in 55.95 after knocking off favorite Inge Dekker of the Netherlands. Lu is the first Chinese woman to go under 56 seconds.

Xu Jiayu broke the men’s national record in the 100-meter backstroke in 50.14, shaving 8/10ths off the previous mark set by Sun Xiaolei in 2011.

Most of the Chinese swimming in the meet competed in the Asian Games in late September and national championships in mid-October.

In other final events:

Women’s 800-meter freestyle: Hungarian Katinka Hosszu took up where she left off in the second cluster. She won the distant event in a national record and career-best 8:08.41. “Compared with training, I like competition better because it is easier and more relaxed than training,” she said.

Men’s 400-meter individual medley: Daiya Seto of Japan won by nearly five seconds in 4:04.84.

Men’s 100-meter freestyle: South African Chad le Clos had no problem winning in 46.81. He led from start to finish.

Women’s 200-meter freestyle: Hosszu picked up her second win of the day. Florida alum Elizabeth Beisel, making her World Cup finals debut, was seventh in 1:57.28. It was only her second short course meters event.

Women’s 50-meter backstroke: China went one-two with Fu Yuanhui winning in 26.43 and Qiu Yuhan in 26.64.

Men’s 200-meter butterfly: Le Close picked up his second victory in 1:49.73 including 28.9 in the last 50 meters.

Women’s 200-meter individual medley: Hosszu picked up her third gold medal of the night in 2:02.13. American Caitlin Leverenz took silver in 2:07.88.

Men’s 400-meter freestyle: China’s 2012 Olympic champion Sun Yang won in 3:37.10, the fastest time in the world this year. “It is my first Beijing World Cup meet, I am excited,” Sun said. “I am not in my best shape.”

Women’s 50-meter freestyle: Inge Dekker of the Netherlands won in 23.97.

Men’s 200-meter breaststroke: Hungarian Daniel Gyurta won easily in 2:03.40. He led from start to finish after 50 meters.

Men’s 100-meter individual medley: Russian Sergei Fesikov won with a season-best 52.30.

Women’s 200-meter backstroke: Hosszu won her fourth gold medal in 2:02.71, just edging Aussie Madison Wilson who finished in 2:02.81.

Men’s 50-meter butterfly: Le Clos won his third gold medal in 22.03, second fastest time in the world this year.

4×50-meter mixed medley relay: China won in 1:40.10 followed by Russia and Japan.

This is the fifth leg of the tour that started in Doha and Dubai in August. The final stops are Beijing, Tokyo, Japan (Oct. 28-29) and Singapore (Nov. 1-2).

The Beijing meet has attracted 300 swimmers from 32 countries. Swimmers are racing for $1,500 for first, $1,000 for second and $500 for third. There is also a $10,000 bonus offered for a world record performance swim.

The stakes are high with $300,000 in prize money offered to the sixth highest ranked men and women swimmers. After the Singapore leg, the men’s and women’s World Cup winners will earn $100,000, second place $50,000 and third place $30,000.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

St. Thomas Aquinas Sweeps District 9-4A Team Titles


By Sharon Robb

October 23, 2014—St. Thomas Aquinas dominated the District 9-4A Swimming and Diving Championships to sweep the boys and girls team titles Thursday at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

St. Thomas girls swept all three relays and won four individual titles to win with 553 points, nearly 300 points ahead of host Douglas.

Sarah Asseraf won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.99 and was a member of the winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Vanessa Comunale won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:33.32 followed by her sister Isabella Comunale in 5:37.92.

Caitlin Ahern won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.73 and was a member of all three winning relays.

Karlee Price won the girls 1-meter springboard title with 510.30 points.

Lydia Musleh of Coral Gables was the only girls double winner, capturing the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.84 and 100-yard freestyle in 52.35.

The most exciting girls race was the 100-yard butterfly where 69/100ths of a second separated the top three places. Meagan Abad of South Plantation won in 1:00.12 followed by St. Thomas swimmers Quinn Connor in 1:00.51 and Asseraf in 1:00.81.

The St. Thomas boys team was just as dominant. The Raiders, led by double winners Padraic Cassidy and Gabriel Perez Silva and two relay victories, won with 552 points. Douglas was runner-up with 396 points.

Cassidy won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.81 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:46.55 and was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Perez Silva won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.51 and 100-yard freestyle in 47.19.

St. Thomas only other individual champion was Esteban Velasquez in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.75. He also led off the winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Logan Downey of South Plantation won the boys diving title with 581.05 points.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.St. Thomas Aquinas 553, 2. Douglas 285, 3. South Plantation 277, 4. Coral Glades 270, 5. Taravella 172, 6. Deerfield Beach 168, 7. Monarch 117, 8. Coral Springs 89, 9. Plantation 48, 10. Piper 18.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:51.21 (Samantha Stinemire, Caitlin Ahern, Quinn Connor, Natalya Wozab), 2. Douglas 1:55.85, 3. Coral Glades 1:58.92.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Lydia Musleh, CG 1:51.84, 2. Samantha Roth, DOUG 1:55.66, 3. Isabella Comunale, STA 2:06.18.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Sarah Asseraf, STA 2:13.99, 2. Megan Schimansky, CG 2:16.97, 3. Abigail Fossas, TAR 2:22.24.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Nicole Gautieri, DOUG 25.08, 2. Natalya Wozab, STA 25.30, 3. Dominique Fajardo, CS 25.43.

1-meter diving: 1. Karlee Price, STA 510.30, 2. Gabriella Comunale, STA 465.60, 3. Leanne Sheffer, SP 400.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Meagan Abad, SP 1:00.12, 2. Quinn Connor, STA 1:00.51, 3. Sarah Asseraf, STA 1:00.81.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Lydia Musleh, CG 52.35, 2. Samantha Roth, DOUG 52.70, 3. Nicole Gautieri, DOUG 56.27.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Vanessa Comunale, STA 5:33.32, 2. Isabella Comunale, STA 5:37.92, 3. Samantha Knight, STA 5:46.91.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas 1:42.31 (Samantha Stinemire, Natalya Wozab, Caitlin Ahern, Sarah Asseraf), 2. Douglas 1:42.51, 3. South Plantation 1:53.13.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Megan Schimansky, CG 58.76, 2. Meagan Abad, SP 58.94, 3. Samantha Stinemore, STA 1:00.27.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Caitlin Ahern, STA 1:07.73, 2. Emily Jurich, DOUG 1:07.82, 3. Kelly Kealty, TAR 1:09.42.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas 3:50.20 (Natalya Wozab, Samantha Stinemire, Sarah Asseraf, Caitlin Ahern), 2. Coral Glades 3:56.10, 3. South Plantation 3:58.53.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.St. Thomas Aquinas 552, 2. Douglas 396, 3. Monarch 238, 4. South Plantation 214, 5. Deerfield Beach 194, 6. Taravella 146, 7. Coral Glades 134, 8. Coral Springs 87, 9. Plantation 71, 10. Piper 21.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Douglas 1:44.10 (Dylan Allen, Tristan Celestin, Henrique Yamamoto, Gregory Roseman) 2. St. Thomas 1:44.94, 3. Monarch 1:48.27.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Padraic Cassidy, STA 1:47.81, 2. Dylan Allen, DOUG 1:53.67, 3. Felipe Farias, TAR 1:57.07.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Esteban Velasquez, STA 2:02.75, 2. Henrique Yamamoto, DOUG 2:04.53, 3. Santiago Ospina, MON 2:11.32.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Gabriel Perez Silva, STA 21.51, 2. August Charni, CG 21.78, 3. Sean Chen, SP 22.05.

1-meter diving: 1. Logan Downey, SP 581.05, 2. Devin Nugent, STA 458.85, 3. Johnny Kovalcik, DOUG 331.00.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Henrique Yamamoto, DOUG 55.26, 2. Felipe Farias, TAR 57.90, 3. Clement Bowe, STA 59.85.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Gabriel Perez Silva, STA 47.19, 2. Sean Chen, SP 49.92, 3. Santiago Ospina, MON 50.29.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Padraic Cassidy, STA 4:46.55, 2. Esteban Velasquez, STA 4:47.98, 3. Dylan Allen, DOUG 5:00.56.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas 1:31.18 (Gabriel Perez Silva, Andrew Szatkowski, Clement Bowe, Kearn Kurbanali), 2. Douglas 1:31.89, 3. Monarch 1:32.72.

100-yard backstroke: 1. August Charni, CG 56.16, 2. Quinn Roth, MON 1:00.45, 3. Clement Bowe, STA 1:00.75.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Tristan Celestin, DOUG 1:02.54, 2. Alfred Maria, STA 1:05.88, 3. Andre Bacic, DB 1:06.56.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. St. Thomas 3:25.72 (Esteban Velasquez, Padraic Cassidy, Kearn Kurbanali, Clement Bowe), 2. Douglas 3:41.02, 3. Coral Glades 3;44.97.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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