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

http://www.swim4soflo.com

FINA/MASTBANK World Cup Resumes Friday In Beijing With SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson


By Sharon Robb

October 23, 2014—The FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup resumes Friday in Beijing, China with a star-studded field including three-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club.

It is the fifth leg of the tour that started in Doha and Dubai in August. After a weak second cluster in Hong Kong and Moscow, the competition is expected to heat up in Beijing, Tokyo, Japan (Oct. 28-29) and Singapore (Nov. 1-2).

Atkinson, 25, will be focusing on the 100 breaststroke, 200 individual medley, 50 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 100 individual medley, according to her longtime SOFLO and Jamaican national team coach Chris Anderson.

Atkinson may also compete in the 50 backstroke and 50 butterfly depending on the field.

The meet has attracted 300 swimmers from 32 countries. Six world and 10 World Cup records have been broken during this year’s series.

The stakes will be 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.

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu is the clearcut favorite to win her third World Cup title with 643 points. Inge Dekker of the Netherlands is second with 252 and Spain’s Mireia Belmonte is third with 180 points.

The men’s leader is Chad Le Clos of South Africa with 282 points followed by American Tom Shields with 225 points and Hungarian Daniel Gyurta with 200 points.

Australia is sending a large contingent of ten swimmers to the final three meets, including six to the opener, in preparation of the Nov. 5-9 Australian Short Course Championships.

China’s Olympic champions Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen have also entered the field for the first time along with Germany’s world record holder Paul Biedermann.

ELSEWHERE

American long distance and open water swimmer Fran Crippen is being remembered on Thursday, four years after his life was tragically cut short during a FINA 10K open water swim on Oct. 23 ioff the United Arab Emirates.

The national team swimmer was 26.

Of all the tributes, USA Swimming’s Jack Roach said it best:

“Fran Crippen is a hero by every definition of the word. His love for life transcended the passions and depths he plunged into the sport of open water swimming with. Fran’s infectious smile and curiosity for others lives in his spirit that I am blessed to summon on runs loaded with excitement and a calmness through meditation that is silent in private thought. He is loved and missed by so many. Fran Crippen I salute you for your friendship and the way you lived your life.”…..

Brazilians Ana Marcela Cunha, who trained in South Florida, and Allan do Carmo won the overall women’s and men’s titles as the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup wrapped up its series in Hong Kong. Cunha finished with 148 points to win her third World Cup title. Carmo finished with 121 points.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Jessica Rodriguez Double Winner At District 11-4A Meet; Coral Gables, Hialeah Gardens Win Team Titles


By Sharon Robb

October 22—Jessica Rodriguez of Hialeah Gardens dominated the District 11-4A Swimming and Diving Championships.

Rodriguez, a sophomore and South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer, won the 200-yard individual medley in a season-best 2:13.78.

Her splits were 29.44 (butterfly), 34.77 (backstroke), 37.51 (breaststroke) and 32.06 (freestyle).

Rodriguez also won the 100-yard breaststroke 1:07.58, just off her seed time of 1:07.00. Her splits were 32.31 and 35.27.

Rodriguez anchored her team’s third place 200-yard freestyle relay with a 26.70 split for a finish time of 1:57.57 with teammates Claudia Canchica, Claudia Mendez and Michelle Quesada.

Coral Gables captured the girls team title with 560 points and Hialeah Gardens won the boys title with 481 points.

Arianna Noya of Reagan was the only other girls double winner, capturing the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.82 and 100-yard freestyle in 54.04.

Miguel Madeira of Reagan and Alexander Reid of Miami Beach were boys double winners.

Madeira won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.61 and 100-yard backstroke in 57.17.

Reid won the 100-yard butterfly in 53.22 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.35.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1. Coral Gables 560, 2. Dr. Krop 316, 3. Miami Beach 295, 4. Doral Reagan 240, 5. Hialeah Gardens 209, 6. North Miami Beach 69, 7. Miami 68, 8. Hialeah Senior 47.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Coral Gables 1:57.48 (Hanna Payne, Hannah Cordes, Jesitt Perez, Paloma Sanchez) 2. Dr. Krop 2:07.92, 3. Miami Beach 2:18.94.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Arianna Noya, REA 1:55.82, 2. Hanna Payne, CG 2:08.46, 3. Cathryn Cordes, CG 2:16.62.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Jessica Rodriguez, HG 2:13.78, 2. Hannah Cordes, CG 2:19.65, 3. Amber Lubie, DK 2:25.83.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Paloma Sanchez, CG 25.51, 2. Hannah Banceilla, CG 27.16, 3. Guillermina Pons, CG 27.36.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Jesitt Perez, CG 1:03.17, 2. Sydney Vigille, DK 1:03.48, 3. Cathryn Cordes, CG 1:04.98.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Arianna Noya, REA 54.04, 2. Paloma Sanchez, CG 56.21, 3. Guillermina Pons, CG 1:01.30.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Hannah Cordes, CG 5:26.00, 2. Claudia Mendez, HG 5:58.58, 3. Leila Iskandarani, CG 6:20.18.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Coral Gables 1:45.35 (Hanna Payne, Hannah Cordes, Jesitt Perez, Paloma Sanchez), 2. Reagan 1:53.07, 3. Hialeah Gardens 1:57.57.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Amber Lubie, DK 1:03.48, 2. Hanna Payne, CG 1:03.54, 3. Hannah Banceilla, CG 1:07.81.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jessica Rodriguez, HG 1:07.58, 2. Sydne Vigille, DK 1;12.09, 3. Michelle Quesada, HG 1:21.97.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Coral Gables 4:05.89 (Cathryn Cordes, Guillermina Pons, Camila Perez, Hannah Banceilla), 2. Reagan 4:10.26, 3. Miami Beach 4:36.22.

Please Note: No diving results were posted.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. Hialeah Gardens 481, 2. Miami Beach 372, 3. Coral Gables 274, 4. Dr. Krop 244, 5. Doral Reagan 234, 6. Hialeah Senior 121, 7. Miami 97, 8. North Miami Beach 56, 9. North Miami 22.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Miami Beach 1:45.22 (Alexander Reid, Bryan Quintero, Julius Petzold, Aaron Lowenstein), 2. Hialeah Gardens 1:46.56, 3. Coral Gables 1:54.88.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Miguel Madeira, REA 1:49.61, 2. Aaron Lowenstein, MB 2:01.16, 3. Christopher Cortina, HG 2:01.24.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Bryan Quintero, MB 2:08.04, 2. Francisco Real, HG 2:09.68, 3. Kevin Hernandez, MI 2:20.01.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Julius Petzold, MB 21.44, 2. Che’ Davis, DK 22.38, 3. Diego Faucher, REA 22.92.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Alexander Reid, MB 53.22,2. Diego Mateus, HG 55.57, 3. Diego Faucher, REA 55.76.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Che’ Davis, DK 49.40, 2. Jonathan Rodriguez, HG 49.70, 3. Julius Petzold, MB 50.64.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Francisco Real, HG 5:07.28, 2. Diego Mateus, HG 5:16.04, 3. Christopher Cortina, HG 5:19.59

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Miami Beach 1:31.22 (Julius Petzold, Alexander Reid, Bryan Quintero, Aaron Lowenstein), 2. Hialeah Gardens 1:31.22, 3. Reagan 1:33.45.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Miguel Madeira, REA 57.17, 2. Kenny Cordoves, HG 58.01, 3. Daniel Ruiz, HH 59.78.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Alexander Reid, MB 1:00.35, 2. Bryan Quintero, MB 1:05.81, 3. Sebastian Velandia, HG 1:06.88.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Hialeah Gardens 3:25.65 (Andre Barrientos, Sebastian Velandia, Arthur Cordoves, Jonathan Rodriguez), 2. Reagan 3:29.45, 3. Coral Gables 3:47.92.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO’s Heron, Calero, Capote, Lucas, Gibson Win Six District 11-3A Titles; Fort Lauderdale Sweeps Back-To-Back Team Titles


By Sharon Robb

October 22, 2014—Defending champion Fort Lauderdale swept the boys and girls team titles for the second year in a row Wednesday in the District 11-3A Swimming and Diving Championships at the host Flying L’s pool.

Defending champion Fort Lauderdale won back-to-back team titles. The boys team won with 627 points and girls won with 606.

The Flying L’s, who finished the regular dual meet season undefeated (12-0), were the only team to crack 600 points.

“I am so proud of these young athletes,” Fort Lauderdale head coach Deb Cavanaugh said.

“We had a great meet with super times and more than half were best times. They make me proud to be their coach. Next stop regions next Saturday.”

The Flying L’s girls won the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays. Morgan Meadows was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.05 and 100-yard freestyle in 55.23. Fatimah Westbrook won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.52.

Skye Warriner won the girls diving with 371.20 points followed by teammate Adaliz Pelcastre with 345.60 points which was a key factor.

The boys also swept the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays. Raphael Marcoux was a double winner in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.65 and 100-yard freestyle in 47.03. Brother Philippe Marcoux won the 100-yard backstroke in 54.45.

James Dika won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:55.56 and diver Louis Giroire made it a clean sweep on 1-meter winning the title with 400.75 followed by teammate Andre Williams with 305.60, another key factor.

Pembroke Pines Charter was runner-up in the boys’ competition with 579 and girls with 524 points.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers captured six individual titles for Pembroke Pines Charter.

Kelley Heron was a double winner for the girls’ team. The freshman sensation won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.73 and 100-yard backstroke in 59.96.

Lilli Calero, a junior, won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:37.10.

Ryan Capote, a junior, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.13 and was third in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.30.

Juan Lucas, a sophomore, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.40. Lucas was also second in the 100-yard backstroke in 55.88.

Tyler Gibson, a sophomore, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.52. He was also second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.13.

Lucas, Gibson and Capote were also members of the winning 200-yard medley relay in 1:46.45.

Other SOFLO swimmers who finished among the top three were:

Bruno Berti, a sophomore, 200-yard individual medley, third 2:08.71.

Brandon Fratianni, a sophomore, 100-yard butterfly, third

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1. Fort Lauderdale 606, 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 524, 3. Northeast 281, 4. Hollywood Hills 216, 5. Dillard 37, 6. Stranahan 24.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 2:01.50 (Kelley Heron, Lilli Calero, Justrina Villarta, Victoria Hill), 2. Fort Lauderdale 2:04.05, 3. Northeast 2:04.51.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Morgan Meadows, FTL 2:02.05, 2. Lilli Calero, PPC 2:04.48, 3. Katherine De Barros, PPC 2:10.88.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Kelley Heron, PPC 2:13.73, 2. Kaitlyn Moreschi, FTL 2:24.41, 3. Angela Petrillo, FTL 2:28.34.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Osianna McReed, NE 24.76, 2. Fatimah Westbok, FTL 24.83, 3. Racine Ross, HH 25.66, 4. Victoria Hill, PPC 25.94, 16. Alisa Huang, PPC 31.06.

1-meter diving: 1. Skye Warriner, FTL 371.20, 2. Adaliz Pelcastre, FTL 345.60, 3. Taylor Alfonso, PPC 331.05.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Racine Ross, HH 58.70, 2. Angela Petrillo, FTL 1:03.37, 3. Adrienne Aponte, FTL 1:03.40, 6. Justrina Villarta, PPC 1:09.28, 9. Leysha Caraballo, PPC 1:15.21.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Morgan Meadows, FTL 55.23, 2. Victoria Hill, PPC 56.78, 3. Osianna McReed, NE 57.51, 10. Maya Hirian, PPC 1:06.49.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Lilli Calero, PPC 5:37.10, 2. Katherine De Barros, PPC 5:45.24, 3. Polly Robinson-Valenze, FTL 5:57.85.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale 1:43.77 (Adrienne Aponte, Morgan Meadows, Angela Petrillo, Fatimah Westbrook), 2. Northeast 1:50.91, 3. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:51.12 (Andrea Melendez, Justrina Villarta, Monica Rodriguez, Melissa Gonzalez).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Kelley Heron, PPC 59.96, 2. Maya Hirian, PPC 1:11.67, 3. Hayley Hill, FTL 1:11.97.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Fatimah Westbrook, FTL 1:10.52, 2. Alicja Zielinski, NE 1:14.30, 3. Kaitlyn Moreschi, FTL 1:14.76, 6. Justrina Villarta, PPC 1:20.40, 11. Vivian Calero, PPC 1:31.39.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale 3:45.32 (Adrienne Aponte, Morgan Meadows, Angela Petrillo, Fatimah Westbrook), 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:46.80 (Kelley Heron, Lilli Calero, Andrea Melendez, Victoria Hill), 3. Northeast 4:56.77.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.Fort Lauderdale 627, 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 579, 3. Northeast 208, 4. Hollywood Hills 164, 5. Stranahan 38, 6. Boyd Anderson 8, 7. Dillard 1.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:46.45 (Juan Lucas, Tyler Gibson, Andres Lares, Ryan Capote), 2. Fort Lauderdale 1:53.28, 3. Northeast 2:01.57.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Ryan Capote, PPC 1:49.13, 2. Andres Lares, PPC 1:49.53, 3. Tyler Zuyus, FTL 1:50.75.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Juan Lucas, PPC 2:03.40, 2. James Dika, FTL 2:07.35, 3. Bruno Berti, PPC 2:08.71, 4. Matthew Menocal, PPC 2:11.44.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Raphael Marcoux, FTL 21.65, 2. Stephen Duhaney, PPC 23.10, 3. Noah Hernandez, PPC 24.05, 9. Brandon Fratianni, PPC 25.22.

1-meter diving: 1. Louis Giroire, FTL 400.75, 2. Andre Williams, FTL 305.60, 3. Weiland Filardi, PPC 290.85.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Nikolas Ujueta, PPC 58.63, 2. Tyler Gibson, PPC 1:02.13, 3. Brandon Fratianni, PPC 1:03.79.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Raphael Marcoux, FTL 47.03, 2. Philippe Marcoux, FTL 47.65, 3. Ryan Capote, PPC 49.30.

500-yard freestyle: 1. James Dika, FTL 4:55.56, 2. Andres Lares, PPC 4:56.41, 3. Trent Quist, FTL 5:36.23.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale 1:31.42 (Philippe Marcoux, James Dika, Tyler Zuyus, Raphael Marcoux), 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 1:35.04 (Bruno Berti, Matthew Menocal, Noah Hernandez, Stephen Duhaney), 3. Hollywood Hills 1:48.74.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Phillipe Marcoux, FTL 54.45, 2. Juan Lucas, PPC 55.88, 3. Tyler Zuyus, FTL 56.72, 4. Bruno Berti, PPC 1:00.65.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Tyler Gibson, PPC 1:07.52, 2. Yona Rubin, FTL 1:07.64, 3. Alejandro Santos, HH 1:09.07, 4. Matthew Menocal, PPC 1:09.52.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Fort Lauderdale 3:19.14 (Philippe Marcoux, James Dika, Tyler Zuyus, Raphael Marcoux), 2. Pembroke Pines Charter 3:23.81 (Juan Lucas, Bruno Berti, Andres Lares, Ryan Capote), 3. Northeast 5:00.46.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Marinheiro, Strod, Valery Win District 10-4A Titles; Cypress Bay Sweeps Team Titles


By Sharon Robb

October 22, 2014—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers captured four individual titles Wednesday at the District 10-4A Swimming and Diving Championships at Nova.

Melissa Marinheiro, a senior at West Broward, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.93 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:12.65.

Strod, a junior at Cypress Bay, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.10.

Valery, a junior at Flanagan, won the 100-yard backstroke in 55.68 and was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.96.

Several other SOFLO swimmers finished among the top three in individual events:

Star Fassler, Cooper City, sophomore, 200-yard individual medley, second 2:24.01; 100-yard breaststroke, second, 1:15.79.

Bianca Monti, West Broward, freshman, 200-yard individual medley, third 2:26.07.

Carly Swanson, Cypress Bay, junior, 100-yard freestyle, 58.03.

Kylie Herman, Cypress Bay, senior, 500-yard freestyle, 5:22.65.

Juan Diaz, Cypress Bay, freshman, 100-yard butterfly, third, 55.98.

Juan Osorio, West Broward, sophomore, 100-yard backstroke, second, 58.89.

Brendan Cassie, West Broward, junior, 100-yard breaststroke, second 1:06.48.

Cypress Bay swept the girls and boys team titles. Host Nova was runner-up and West Broward was third in both.

Nova had seven individual district champions. They were Amanda Tipton, Aliyah Wakeland, Alex Sanchez, Nat Gadelrab, Laura Cantu, Sammy McGinnis and diver Blake Shreves.

GIRLS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Nova 1:55.46 (Amanda Tipton, Nat Gadelrab, Alex Sanchez, Aliyah Wakeland), 2. Cypress Bay 2:01.15 (Andrea Bucaro, Alemy Barreto, Haley Wright, Carly Swanson), 3. West Broward (Stephanie Mlujeak, Bianca Monti, Whitney Johnson, Melissa Marinheiro), 4. Cooper City 2:05.04 (Taylor Cook, Star Fassler, Natasha Testa, Ronit Ben Joseph).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Melissa Marinheiro, WB 1:59.93, 2. Andrea Bucaro, CB 2:00.15, 3. Haley Wright, CB 2:00.86; SOFLO: 6. Kylie Herman, CB 2:02.29, 9. Stephanie Mlujeak, WB 2:07.18.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Alemy Barreto, CB 2:21.37, 2. Star Fassler, CC 2:24.01, 3. Bianca Monti, WB 2:26.07; SOFLO: 7. Zariya Harris, WB 2:33.95.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Aliyah Wakeland, Nova 25.53, 2. Emiliana Pelaez, CB 25.80, 3. Andrea van den Berg, CB 25.84; SOFLO: 5. Carly Swanson, CB 26.21, 6. Whitney Johnson, WB 26.46, 7. Natasha Testa, CC 26.85.

1-meter diving: 1. Maya Fernandes, CB 344.80, 2. Marisa Lefton, W 309.90, 3. Eva Hale, CB 305.35.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Amanda Tipton, Nova 58.80, 2. Samantha Breistol, SB 1:01.52, 3. Haley Wright, CB 1:02.26; SOFLO: 4. Natasha Testa, CC 1:03.41, 5. Whitney Johnson, WB 1:05.45, 7. Raquel Lugo, CB 1:08.42, 8. Zariya Harris, WB 1:08.56.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Andrea van den Berg, CB 55.22, 2. Emiliana Pelaez, CB 55.53, 3. Carly Swanson, CB 58.03.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Melissa Marinheiro, WB 5:12.65, 2. Kylie Herman, CB 5:22.65, 3. Camilia Manrique, W 5:30.74; SOFLO: 5. Bianca Monti, WB 5:48.24.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Nova 1:43.91 (Amanda Tipton, Alex Sanchez, Aliyah Wakeland, Laura Cantu), 2. Cypress Bay 1:45.49 (Carly Swanson, Andrea van den Bergm Kylie Herman, Emiliana Pelaez), 3. South Broward 1:54.69.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Amanda Tipton, Nova 59.64, 2. Sarah Bucaro, CB 1:06.05, 3. Andrea Bucaro, CB 1:06.60; SOFLO: 5. Stephanie Mlujeak, WB 1:09.20, 7. Raquel Lugo, CB 1:11.93.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Alemy Barreto, CB 1:12.85, 2. Star Fassler, CC 1:15.79, 3. Aliyah Wakeland, Nova 1:16.30.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:46.49 (Kylie Herman, Haley Wright, Andrea van den Berg, Emiliana Pelaez), 2. West Broward 3:56.57 (Stephanie Mlujeak, Bianca Monti, Whitney Johnson, Melissa Marinheiro), 3. Nova 4:00.54.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:44.43 (Carlos Gallego, Jorge Depassier, Eduardo Pineiro-Barros, Luiz Renato Freire), 2. Flanagan 1:46.99 (Gustavo Valery, Ray Fang, Fernando Quintero, Billy Conway), 3. West Broward 1:47.51 (Juan Osorio, Brendan Cassie, Alex Monti, Brandon Adelkopf).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mark Burnley, CB 1:45.40, 2. Eduardo Pineiro-Barros, CB 1:48.69, 3. David Cantu, Nova 1:49.14; SOFLO: 9. Simon Ortiz, WB 2:08.78.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Jonathan Strod, CB 2:03.10, 2. Jorge Depassier, CB 2:07.94, 3. Francisco Cantu, Nova 2:12.78; SOFLO: 7. Brendan Cassie, WB 2:26.44.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Sammy McGinnis, Nova 22.91, 2. Gustavo Valery, FLAN 22.96, 3. Fernando Navarrete, CB 23.04.

1-meter diving: 1. Blake Shreves, Nova 337.80, 2. Justin Adelkopf, WB 304.15, 3. Ivan Chapman, FLAN 294.35.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Carlos Gallego, CB 53.91, 2. Daniel Lobaton, CC 55.09, 3. Juan Diaz, CB 55.98; SOFLO: 8. Teddy Sandoval, CC 1:00.23.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Fernando Navarrete, CB 49.58, 2. Sammy McGinnis, Nova 49.85, 3. Martin Vivas, CB 51.47; SOFLO: 4. Alex Monti, WB 51.48, 8. Juan Osorio, WB 52.55.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mark Burnley, CB 4:43.94, 2. Eduardo Pineiro-Barros, CB 4:51.06, 3. Carlos Gallego, CB 4:55.80; SOFLO: 4. Jonathan Strod, CB 5:04.17, 5. Alex Monti, WB 5:06.05, 7. Teddy Sandoval, CC 5:21.97, 9. Simon Ortiz, WB 5:45.48.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 1:34.12 (Fernando Navarrete, Luiz Renato Freire, Carlos Neira, Mark Burnley), 2. Nova 1:41.93, 3. West Broward 1:47.51.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Gustavo Valery, FLAN 55.68, 2. Juan Osorio, WB 58.89, 3. Leo Manrique, W 1:01.01.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jorge Depassier, CB 1:04.36, 2. Brendan Cassie, WB 1:06.48, 3. Francisco Cantu, Nova 1:06.66; SOFLO: 5. Baldwin Suen, CB 1:10.32.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:19.93 (Mark Burnley, Martin Vivas, Fernando Navarrete, Jorge Depassier), 2. Nova 3:31.67, 3. Cooper City 3:38.31, 4. West Broward 3:38.33 (Juan Osorio, Brendan Cassier, Brandon Adelkopf, Alex Monti).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com