South Florida Aquatic Club Wins Combined, Boys Team Titles At FGC Senior Championships; Five-Peats JOs, Seniors In Same Season


By Sharon Robb

March 26, 2017—-The winning tradition continues at South Florida Aquatic Club.

With a combination of depth, talent and confidence, SOFLO swimmers captured the combined and boys’ team titles Sunday night at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

SOFLO won the combined team title with a 145-point cushion with 2,748 points. Gulliver Swim Club was second with 2,571 and Pine Crest Swimming was third with 2,122 points.

In the friendly confines of their home Academic Village Swimming Pool, SOFLO swimmers added another page to its history books.

With 57 talented swimmers, SOFLO got its’ five-peat. After winning the FGC Junior Olympics for the seventh consecutive year and eighth overall earlier this month, the team captured both Seniors and JO titles in the same season for the fifth time in the team’s 17 years of existence.

“For us to be able to pull off the double of winning JOs and Seniors, that’s just crazy,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said after getting thrown into the pool during the post-meet celebration. “They found a way to win.”

Even more impressive is SOFLO accomplished the feat with no pro swimmers group.

“Our swimmers feel comfortable in our own pool,” Anderson said. “The fact we had a group that didn’t consist of pros motivated them even more. It seems more satisfying in a way to do it with our kids that have been here. I can appreciate it more for us.”

After several seconds and thirds, Kelley Heron, 17, won her first high point award since age 10 with 159 points, ahead of Jessica Nava of Pine Crest Swim Team with 149 and SOFLO teammate Jessica Rodriguez with 142.

Kathleen Golding, 16, won the 15-16 high point award with 203 points, edging out Mary Smutny, 16, of AquaKids Sharks with 200.

SOFLO had three boys in the Top 10 15-16 high point. Samuel Quintero, 16, was third with 130 points; Rafael Rodriguez, 15, was fourth with 128 points and Luke Lezotte, 16, who had a huge breakthrough meet, was tenth with 97 points.

SOFLO had two boys in the Top 10 open high point. Ervin Marin, 17, was fifth with 124 points and Ricardo Roche, 16, tied for sixth with 115 points.

Jennifer Rodriguez made her first-ever cut for the Futures Championships.

“We got some high quality swims from kids that have been loyal to our program for four or five years,” Anderson said. “It is a very satisfying accomplishment do it with the kids that we have.”

SOFLO girls opened with a win in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:42.97 with Kelley Heron, Alia Atkinson, Catalina Mendieta and Kathleen Golding.

Among other Top 3 finishers were:

Golding, first, 50-yard butterfly, 24.98, one of five SOFLO swimmers in the finals; first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.36; and second, 50-yard freestyle, 23.23.

Atkinson, after a long layoff, first in the 50-yard butterfly in 24.51.

Ricardo Roche won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:44.8

Heron, second, 100-yard backstroke, 57.95.

“I am definitely enjoying this,” Anderson said. “I am very satisfied where our staff and team is and progress and maturity of our team. We have not only cultivated a culture but we are growing it as well. We are consistently growing athletes and that’s a really good feeling to have.”

Jennifer Martin, 36, a sergeant with the Pembroke Pines Police Department training for the Aug. 6-16 World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles, got in some great racing against swimmers half her age.

Martin anchored SOFLO’s seventh place 200-yard medley relay that finished in 1:50.39; was 12th in the 50-yard butterfly in 27.79; and 15th

in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.24.

SOFLO hosted the seniors meet for the fifth time and will again host next year.

“I felt the effort everywhere from the coaches and officials to the volunteers and parents,” Anderson said. “We had some good input from the other coaches and a lot of really positive feedback. I can’t thank our officials and volunteers enough. We not only ran an efficient meet, but it was a first-class meet as well.”

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 2,748, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 2,571.5, 3. Pine Crest 2,122, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 1,722, 5. Metro Aquatics 1,454.5, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1,303.5, 7. Azura 909.5, 8. Miami Swimming 742, 9. AquaKids Sharks 688.5, 10. Jupiter Dragons 513.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 1,431, 2. Gulliver 1,179.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 1,110.5, 4. East Coast 835, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 772, 6. Azura 622.5, 7. Pine Crest 559.5, 8. Miami Swimming 385, 9. Lake Lytal Lightning 358, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 344.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 1,562.5, 2. Gulliver 1392, 3. SOFLO 1,317, 4. East Coast 887, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 531.5, 6. AquaKids Sharks 524.5, 7. Jupiter 449, 8. Miami Swimming 357, 9. Metro Aquatics 344, 10. North Palm Beach 330.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:

1.SOFLO A (Kelley Heron, Alia Atkinson, Catalina Mendieta, Kathleen Golding) 1:42.97, 2. Pine Crest 1:45.54, 3. East Coast 1:48.54, 7. SOFLO B (Melissa Marinheiro, Jessica Rodriguez, Katrina Del Vecchio, Jennifer Martin) 1:50.39.

100-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 55.90, 2. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 56.12, 3. Gaby Antonini, GRSC 56.25; Open, 1. Jessica Nava, PC 55.08, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 57.95, 3. Melannie Vargas, FFSC 58.21; SOFLO: 9. Jessica Rodriguez 1:01.50, 13. Daniela Curbelo 1:02.95, 19. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:05.12.

50-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 24.98, 2. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 25.00, 3. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 25.14; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 24.51, 2. Jessica Nava, PC 25.25, 3. Kyla Valls, MS 25.42; SOFLO: 4. Catalina Mendieta 25.77, 7. Katrina Del Vecchio 26.83, 8. Kelley Heron 26.89, 10. Daniela Curbelo 27.39, 12. Jennifer Marin 27.79, 13. Jessica Rodriguez 28.05, 17. Natasha Testa 28.41.

100-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Hailey Jerew, AKS 1:03.99, 2. Hannah Virgin, PC 1:04.65, 3. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 1:05.48; SOFLO: 4. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:05.99, 9. Elise Larin 1:09.75; Open, 1. Patricia Casella, Azura 1:03.77, 2. Ianire Casarin, GRSC 1:05.68, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, PC 1:05.94; SOFLO: 4. Jessica Rodriguez 1:06.28, 5. Molly Golding 1:08.25, 16. Sara Quintero 1:15.93.

50-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 23.21, 2. Kathleen Golding 23.23, 3. Mary Smutny, AKS 23.46; Open, 1. Marta Ciesla, PC 23.25, 2. Cathy Cooper, SFTL 23.52, 3. Kyla Valls, MS 23.71; SOFLO: 13. Catalina Mendieta 25.10, 15. Jennifer Martin 25.24.

200-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:00.36, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 2:02.66, 3. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:02.82; SOFLO: 12. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:13.58; Open, 1. Allison Kopas, SFTL 2:03.27, 2. Victoria Miyamoto, PC 2:07.39, 3. Brooke Ellis, GRSC 2:07.63; SOFLO: 5. Kelley Heron 2:08.54, 12. Daniela Curbelo 2:14.04, 16. Sara Quintero 2:21.36.

1,650-yard freestyle:

1.Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GRSC 16:57.40, 2. Avery Sanquist, JDST 17:42.40, 3. Adrianna Barone, PC 18:06.02.

400-yard medley relay:

1.Pine Crest 3:47.29, 2. East Coast 3:55.18, 3. Gulliver 3:55.27, 4. SOFLO A (Kelley Heron, Jennifer Rodriguez, Kathleen Golding, Catalina Mendieta) 3:55.91, 6. SOFLO B (Isabella Di Salvo, Jessica Rodriguez, Alia Atkinson, Maya Coffey) 4:00.32.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:

1.Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:33.44, 2. Gulliver 1:33.83, 3. Metro Aquatics 1:33.91, 5. SOFLO A (Ricardo Roche, Marc Rojas, Max Asnis, Luke Lezotte) 1:36.90, 10. SOFLO B (Kevin Porto, Ervin Marin, Juan Serna, Heath Brames) 1:40.03.

100-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 50.89, 2. Trey Gribble, GRSC 51.95, 3. Tyler Zuyus, PB 52.57; SOFLO: 7. Rafael Rodriguez 54.50, 14. Leonardo Mateus 56.88; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 47.92, 2. Edson Lima, Unattached 50.22, 3. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 50.78; SOFLO: 8. Ricardo Roche 52.71, 14. Kevin Porto 54.74, 16. Juan Diaz 55.20, 17. Luis Villanueva 55.30.

50-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 22.55, 2. Trey Gribble, GRSC 22.76, 3. Tyler Zuyus, PB 22.88; SOFLO: 5. Luke Lezotte 23.36, 10. Juan Serna 24.12; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 22.27, 2. AJ Barbar, WA 22.34, 3. Edson Lima, Unattached 22.34; SOFLO: 12. Ervin Marin 24.17, 13. Kevin Porto 24.21, 16. Max Asnis 24.54, 18. Luis Villanueva 24.88.

100-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Jacob Silberman, PC 1:00.03, 2. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:00.10, 3. Brandon Moran, Azura 1:00.30; SOFLO: 5. Samuel Quintero 1:00.64, 9. Tyler Bland 1:02.09; Open, 1. Adan Diaz, Azura 57.25, 2. Marcelo Lauzurique, GRSC 57.59, 3. Jose Pascual, CSSC 58.14; SOFLO: 7. Marc Rojas 58.76, 11. Ervin Marin 59.21.

50-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Kyle DiMatteo, LLL 21.26, 2. Nico Ferrara, PC 21.53, 3. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 21.55; SOFLO: 5. Luke Lezotte 21.69, 9. Rafael Rodriguez 22.45, 11. Juan Serna 22.39; Open, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 20.86, 2. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 21.21, 3. Steven Aimable, Unattached 21.22; SOFLO: 10. Luke Lezotte 22.03, 15. Max Asnis 22.17.

200-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Trey Gribble, GRSC 1:55.07, 2. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 1:58.05, 3. Juan Zapata, Unattached 1:58.98; SOFLO: 5. Samuel Quintero 2:00.65, 10. Leonardo Mateus 2:05.38, 19. Sebastian Sevilla 2:07.40; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 1:51.07, 2. Jorge Depassier, Azura 1:53.99, 3. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 1:54.62; SOFLO: 7. Max Asnis 1:57.28, 8. Luis Villanueva 2:00.14, 13. CJ Kopecki 2:01.50, 16. Juan Diaz 2:02.85.

1,650-yard freestyle:

1.Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 15:44.80, 2. Andres Lares, Azura 15:55.66, 3. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 16:09.66; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 16:11.07, 10. Leonardo Mateus 16:43.90, 27. Tomas Pelaez 17:52.04.

400-yard medley relay:

1.Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:22.80, 2. Metro Aquatics 3:23.81, 3. Gulliver 3:28.66, 5. SOFLO A (Ricardo Roche, Marc Rojas, Max Asnis, Kevin Porto) 3:33.37, 10. SOFLO B (Rafael Rodriguez, Ervin Marin, CJ Kopecki, Juan Serna) 3:38.30.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Shines On Day Two Of the FGC Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb

March 25, 2017—-South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers turned in another strong performance at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Saturday at Academic Village Swimming Pool.

Heading into the third and final day on Sunday, SOFLO has a shot to make more history in the pool and memories to last a lifetime.

The defending champion leads the combined team standings with a 145-point lead and boys team standings with a 210-point cushion. SOFLO has 1,736.5 points ahead of Gulliver (1,591.5) and Pine Crest (1,409) in the combined.

The boys team leads with 923.5 ahead of Gulliver (713.5) and Metro Aquatics (694.5).

Pine Crest Swimming leads the women’s competition with 1,036.5 ahead of Gulliver (878) and SOFLO (813).

SOFLO, with 57 talented swimmers competing, is two sessions away from a five-peat. After winning the FGC Junior Olympics for the seventh consecutive year and eighth overall, the team is trying to win a five-peat at seniors.

Last year was the fourth time SOFLO won the JOs and Seniors in the same season.

“We swam well tonight,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said.

Among SOFLO’s top eight finishers were:

Kathleen Golding won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:18.47 and the 50-yard backstroke in 26.80. She was third in the 100-yard butterfly in 55.17.

Kelley Heron was second in the 50-yard backstroke in 26.64. She was also fifth in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.84.

Jessica Rodriguez was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:20.44.

Rafael Rodriguez, celebrating his new U.S. citizenship, was second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:05.87 in the race of the night against Trey Gribble of Gulliver Swim Club who won in 4:05.13. He was also third in another great race in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:44.67.

Ricardo Roche was second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:00.36 and eighth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.99.

The boys 800-yard freestyle relay of Max Asnis, Kevin Porto, Ricardo Roche and Ervin Marin was third in 6:56.88.

Molly Golding, fourth, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:25.91.

Ervin Marin, fourth, 400-yard individual medley, 4:05.86; eighth, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:09.84.

Luke Lezotte, fourth, 50-yard backstroke, 25.21.

Samuel Quintero, fourth, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:10.35.

The 800-yard freestyle relay of Golding, Heron, Marinheiro and Maya Coffey was fourth in 7:43.69.

Melissa Marinheiro, fifth, 200-yard freestyle, 1:54.26; sixth in the 50-yard backstroke, 27.98.

Marc Rojas, sixth, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:07.90.

CJ Kopecki, sixth 400-yard individual medley, 4:07.34.

Leonardo Mateus, sixth, 400-yard individual medley, 4:15.44.

Samuel Quintero, seventh, 400-yard individual medley, 4:18.22.

Jessica Rodriguez, seventh, 400-yard individual medley, 4:41.37.

Jennifer Rodriguez, seventh, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:26.88.

Marianna Serrao, eighth, 400-yard individual medley, 4:44.97.

Daniela Curbelo, eighth, 400-yard individual medley, 4:47.31.

Katrina Del Vecchio, eighth, 100-yard butterfly, 59.89.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM RESULTS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,736.5, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 1,591.5, 3. Pine Crest 1,409, 4. East Coast 1,118, 5. Metro Aquatics 958.5, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 770.5, 7. Azura 630.5, 8. Miami Swimming 466, 9. AquaKids Sharks 427.5, 10. Jupiter Dragons 359.

MEN RESULTS: 1. SOFLO 923.5, 2. Gulliver 713.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 694.5, 4. East Coast 525, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 465, 6. Azura 442.5, 7. Pine Crest 372.5, 8. Lake Lytal Lightning 257, 9. Miami Swimming 245, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 239.5.

WOMEN RESULTS: 1. Pine Crest 1,036.5, 2. Gulliver 878, 3. SOFLO 813, 4. East Coast 593, 5. AquaKids Sharks 318.5, 6. Jupiter Dragons 306, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdale 305.5, 8. Metro Aquatics 264, 9. Miami Swimming 221, 10. North Palm Beach 220.

GIRLS

400-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:18.47, Andrea Santander, PC 4:20.37, 3. Mary Smutny, AKS 4:21.05; SOFLO: 8. Marianna Serrao 4:44.97; Open, 1. Allison Kopas, SFTL 4:19.55, 2. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GRSC 4:27.88, 3. Alexa Rivera 4:28.98; SOFLO: 7. Jessica Rodriguez 4:41.37, 8. Daniela Curbelo 4:47.31.

200-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AK Sharks 1:46.58, 2. Andrea Santander, PC 1:48.96, 3. Nicole Gomez, NPB 1:49.75; SOFLO: 19. Maya Coffey 1:59.71; Open, 1. Kyla Valls, MS 1:47.93, 2. Ianire Casarin, GRSC 1:50.62, 3. Allison Kopas, SFTL 1:53.10; SOFLO: 5. Melissa Marinheiro 1:54.26.

50-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 26.80, 2. Chade Bersicio, ECAC 26.90, 3. Madison Cummings, ECAC 26.93; BRST: 6. Emily Chen 27.67; Open, 1. Melannie Vargas, FFSC 26.54, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 26.64, 3. Francesca Choy, JDST 27.53; SOFLO: 6. Melissa Marinheiro 27.98; BRST: 16. Frances Morales 29.44.

200-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Hannah Virgin, PC 2:15.53, 2. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 2:18.59, 3. Hailey Jerew, AKS 2:23.60; SOFLO: 7. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:26.88; Open, 1. Ianire Casarin, GRSC 2:20.13, 2. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:20.44, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, PB 2:21.68; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 2:25.91; BRST: 7. Frances Morales 2:31.25.

100-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 53.85, 2. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 54.83, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 55.17; Open, 1. Jessica Nava, PC 54.43, 2. Kyla Valls, MS 56.32, 3. Brooke Ellis, GRSC 56.98; SOFLO: 5. Kelley Heron 57.84, 8. Katrina Del Vecchio 59.89, 12. Daniela Curbelo 1:00.60, 14. Jessica Rodriguez 1:01.81, 19. Kyana Castro 1:03.23.

800-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Pine Crest 7:34.53, 2. East Coast 7:36.39, 3. Gulliver 7:36.54, 4. SOFLO (Kathleen Golding, Kelley Heron, Melissa Marinheiro, Maya Coffey) 7:43.69.

BOYS

400-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Trey Gribble, GRSC 4:05.13, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:05.87, 3. Nestor Montero, MAC 4:08.06; SOFLO: 6. Leonardo Mateus 4:15.44, 7. Samuel Quintero 4:18.22, 25. Tyler Bland 4:38.98; BRST: 4. Cameron Taddonio 4:12.28; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 3:55.64, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:00.36, 3. Dylan Brisco, LLL 4:05.81; SOFLO: 4. Ervin Marin 4:05.86, 6. CJ Kopecki 4:07.34, 10. Luis Villanueva 4:13.62.

200-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 1:40.62, 2. Kalvin Hernandez, CSSC 1:44.14, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:44.67; BRST: 5. Cameron Taddonio 1:45.03; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 1:38.20, 2. Jorge Depassier, Azura 1:39.44, 3. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 1:40.33; SOFLO: 8. Ricardo Roche 1:42.99, 9. Max Asnis 1:44.11, 15. Kevin Porto 1:45.23, 17. CJ Kopecki 1:46.40.

50-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Tyler Zuyus, PB 23.86, 2. Jose Garcia, BRST 24.77, 3. John Torres, FFSC 24.86; SOFLO: 4. Luke Lezotte 25.21, 14. Samuel Quintero 26.83; BRST: 11. Aaron Reiser 25.98; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 22.86, 2. Edson Lima, Unattached 23.12, 3. Steven Aimable, Unattached 23.74; SOFLO: 9. Kevin Porto 25.42, 16. Luis Villanueva 26.52, 18. Heath Brames 26.81, 19. Wyatt Jennessee 26.92.

200-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Yona Rubin. SFTL 2:08.19, 2. Brandon Moran, Azura 2:09.89, 3. Jacob Silberman, PC 2:10.02; SOFLO: 4. Samuel Quintero 2:10.35, 14. Tyler Bland 2:20.56; BRST: 5. Cameron Taddonio 2:11.33; Open, 1. Adan Diaz, Azura 2:02.30, 2. Marcelo Lauzurique, GRSC 2:05.62. 3. Jose Pascual, CSSC 2:05.68; SOFLO: 6. Marc Rojas 2:07.90, 8. Ervin Marin 2:09.84; BRST: 19. David Genz 2:27.79.

100-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Trey Gribble, GRSC 50.33, 2. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 50.60, 3. Aitor Fungairino, MAC 51.29; SOFLO: 15. Juan Serna 54.06; BRST: 4. Jose Garcia 51.39, 17. Drake Gil 54.65; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 48.43, 2. Edson Lima, Unattached 49.06, 3. Seggio Bernardina, ECAC 49.39; SOFLO: 14. Max Asnis 52.69, 16. Luis Villanueva 52.74.

800-yard freestyle relay:

Open, 1. Metro Aquatics 6:47.98, 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 6:55.46, 3. SOFLO A (Max Asnis, Kevin Porto, Ricardo Roche, Ervin Marin) 6:56.88.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

When: Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Swimming Pool, 17191 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines.

Of note: $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available online or Meet Mobile. For information call 954-538-3724.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Two FGC Records Fall; Host SOFLO Has Big Opening Day At Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb

March 24, 2017—-South Florida Aquatic Club had a successful opening day at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships Friday at Academic Village Swimming Pool.

The defending champions got off to a great start to take the early lead in the combined team standings with 1,071 points, the only team to crack the 1,000-point barrier on opening day.

SOFLO also leads the boys team standings with 575. Pine Crest Swimming leads the girls team standings with 608 and SOFLO girls are third with 496.

“Our kids are swimming absolutely out of their minds,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said. “We had multiple best times, Kathleen Golding breaking a FGC record, Luke Lezotte winning the 100 IM, Jessica Rodriguez and Kelley Heron finishing one-two in the 50 breaststroke, Kelley having a heck of a swim in the 200 backstroke and five guys in finals of the open 200 butterfly. I can’t think of one best swim of the night because there were so many. I really can’t ask nything else.

“I am happy with the facility, the volunteers and officiating,” Anderson said. “It was a nice intimate evening of fast swimming.”

Two Florida Gold Coast records were broken.

SOFLO’s Kathleen Golding, 16, broke her own FGC Open record of 57.00 in the 100-yard individual medley winning in 56.58.

The 2016 U.S. Olympic trials qualifier was also second in the 100-yard freestyle in 50.36 and second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 30.14.

Mary Smutny, 16, of AquaKids Sharks broke the FGC record of 1:58.24 by Jessica Nava and FGC Open record of 1:56.70 of Hali Flickinger in the 200-yard butterfly winning in 1:56.58. She first broke the records in prelims in 1:54.28. Smutny was the only swimmer to dip under 2 minutes

Kelley Heron, 17, won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:00.86. She swam a best time of 2:02.04 in prelims, dropping 0.41 and swam even faster at night to better her previous time by 1.59 seconds.

Heron was also second in the 100-yard individual medley in 58.20 just behind Allison Kopas of Swim Fort Lauderdale in 58.03.

Melissa Marinheiro was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:03.09.

Luke Lezotte came up big in the 100-yard individual medley winning in 53.88 against a good field. Lezotte was also fifth in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.95.

Marc Rojas won the 50-yard breaststroke in 26.69.

Ricardo Roche was third in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:50.69 just behind Pine Crest’s Patrick Groters, second in 1:50.00. Miguel Cancel of Gulliver who represents Puerto Rico in international swimming, won in 1:47.77. Roche was also third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:34.48.

Samuel Quintero was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 28.81. Rafael Rodriguez was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:40.22.

In a showing of depth, SOFLO’s A and B relays tied for eighth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:15.18. The A relay was Ervin Marin, Marc Rojas, CJ Kopecki and Luke Lezotte. The B relay was Max Asnis, Luis Villanueva, Heath Brames and Juan Serna.

After winning the FGC Junior Olympics for the seventh consecutive year and eighth overall, SOFLO is going for a five-peat at seniors and so far are on track.

SOFLO is defending champions in combined and women’s. Last year was the fourth time SOFLO swimmers won the JOs and Seniors in the same season. It is also the fifth consecutive year SOFLO has hosted the FGC Senior Championships.

SOFLO has 57 swimmers competing in 318 individual events and relays.

A field of 600 swimmers is competing in the three-day meet which has attracted most of the Florida Gold Coast teams including Azura, Tamarac, AquaKids Sharks, Flying Fish, Jupiter Dragons, North Palm Beach, Gulliver, Lake Lytal Lightning, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton Swim Team, Wahoos of Wellington, Pine Crest, East Coast, Martin County, Coral Springs, Plantation, Miami Swimming and Metro Aquatics.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM RESULTS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,071, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 920, 3. Pine Crest 862, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 667, 5. Metro Aquatics 575, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 467.5, 7. Azura Florida Aquatics 324.5, 8. AquaKids Sharks 292.5, 9. Miami Swimming 277, 10.Jupiter Dragons 227.

MEN RESULTS: 1. SOFLO 575, 2. Metro Aquatics 437, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 389, 4. East Coast 333, 5. Pine Crest 253.5, 6. Swim Fort Lauderdale 250.5, 7. Azura 226.5, 8. Lake Lytal Lightning 173, 9. Miami Swimming 145, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 118.5.

WOMEN RESULTS: 1. Pine Crest 608.5, 2. Gulliver 531, 3. SOFLO 496, 4. East Coast 334, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 217, 6. AquaKids Sharks 208.5, 7. Jupiter Dragons 195, 8. Metro Aquatics 138, 9. Miami Swimming 132, 10. North Palm Beach 130.

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:

1.Pine Crest (Marta Ciesla, Alexandra Meszaros, Jessica Nava, Andrea Santander) 1:35.69, 2. East Coast 1:35.89, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 1:37.48, 9. SOFLO A (Kathleen Golding, Maya Coffey, Melissa Marinheiro, Kelley Heron) 1:39.66, 14. SOFLO B 1:44.14 (Katrina Del Vecchio, Abby Oyetunji, Daniela Curbelo, Jennifer Rodriguez.

200-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Gaby Antonini, GRSC 2:01.94, 2. Madison Cummings, ECAC 2:02.48, 3. Maddy Schain, AKS 2:10.28; Open, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:00.86, 2. Giulia Guerra Montes, PC 2:03.62, 3. Jessica Nava, PC 2:04.22; SOFLO: 7.. Jessica Rodriguez 2:11.50, 9. Isabella Di Salvo 2:12.01, 16. Rebekah Ling 2:21.24, 18. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:22.41, 19. Jena Legaspi 2:22.54.

100-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 50.31, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 50.36, 3. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 50.71; Open, 1. Kyla Valls, MS 50.57, 2. Cathy Cooper, SFTL 51.40, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, PC 53.11; SOFLO: 8. Katrina Del Vecchio 54.66, 14. Kyana Castro 55.95; BRST: 13. Alexis Yribarren 55.60.

200-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Mary Smutny, AKS 1:56.58, FGC record, 2. Emily Cordovi, GRSC 2:00.23, 3. Eriana Temperino, ECAC 2:03.28; SOFLO: 20. Alexandra Crespo 2:26.27; Open, 1. Jessica Nava, PC 2:02.38, 2. Brooke Ellis, GRSC 2:02.84, 3. Allison Kopas, SFTL 2:02.93; SOFLO: 9. Daniela Curbelo 2:13.41, 11. Natasha Testa 2:30.96.

50-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 29.91, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 30.14, 3. Hailey Jerew, AKS 30.30; SOFLO: 5. Jennifer Rodriguez 30.61, 9. Elise Larin 32.51; Open, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 31.01, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 31.03, 3. Chloe Hernandez, GRSC 31.92; SOFLO: 6. Molly Golding 32.32; BRST: 7. Frances Morales 32.37.

100-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 56.58, FGC record, 2. Chade Nersicio, ECAC 57.46, 3. Mary Smutny, AKS 57.58; SOFLO: 15. Elise Larin 1:04.05, 19. Maya Coffey 1:05.20; Open, 1. Allison Kopas, SFTL 58.03, 2. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 58.20, 3. Brooke Ellis, GRSC 1:00.09; SOFLO: 6. Jessica Rodriguez 1:01.02, 15. Isabella Di Salvo 1:03.99; BRST: 8. Frances Morales 1:03.65.

500-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Andrea Santander, PC 4:55.70, 2. Rachel Contrich, PC 5:04.37, 3. Olivia Hernandez, GRSC 5:04.84; SOFLO: 7. Marianna Serrao 5:14.55, 16. Maya Coffey 5:26.42; Open, 1. Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, GRSC 4:54.82, 2. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 5:03.09, 3. Alicia Mancilla, GRSC 5:03.22; SOFLO: 8. Katrina Del Vecchio 5:16.13, 12. Sarah Acevedo 5:19.67, 14. Kyana Castro 5:22.37, 18. Abby Oyetunji 5:30.11.

400-yard freestyle relay:

1.Pine Crest (Alexandra Meszaros, Marta Ciesla, Andrea Santander, Jessica Nava) 3:28.79, 2. East Coast 3:30.28, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:33.57; 5. SOFLO A (Maya Coffey, Melissa Marinheiro, Kelley Heron, Kathleen Golding) 3:34.77, 12. SOFLO B (Marianna Serrao, Katrina Del Vecchio, Abby Oyetunji, Jessica Rodriguez) 3:43.35.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:

1.Metro Aquatics (Irvin Hoost, Alred Pappe, Diego Faucher, Adrian Moya) 1:24.95, 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:25.63, 3. Pine Crest 1:25.73, 8. SOFLO A (Kevin Porto, Marc Rojas, Juan Serna, Luke Lezotte) 1:27.72, 14. SOFLO B (Ervin Marin, Heath Brames, Rafael Rodriguez, Max Asnis) 1:29.58.

200-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Trey Gribble, GRSC 1:51.45, 2. Tyler Zuyus, PB 1:53.67, 3. Kyle DiMatteo, LLL 1:53.91; SOFLO: 5. Rafael Rodriguez 1:55.80, 8. Leonardo Mateus 1:58.11, 9. Samuel Quintero 2:00.55; BRST: 7. Jose Garcia 1:57.70; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 1:47.77, 2. Patrick Groters, PC 1:50.00, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:50.69; SOFLO: 4. Kevin Porto 1:55.65.

100-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. tie, Nico Ferrara, PC and Tyler Zuyus, PB 46.37, 3. Kyle DiMatteo, LLL 46.55 ; SOFLO: 5. Luke Lezotte 47.95, 8. Juan Serna 48.64, 20. Tyler Bland 50.55; BRST: 11. Aaron Reiser 48.62, Open, 1. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 45.03, 2. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 45.24, 3. Jorge Depassier, Azura 45.80; SOFLO: 19. Kevin Porto 49.45.

200-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Kyle DiMatteo, LLL 1:54.35, 2. Jose Garcia, BRST 1:54.66, 3. Trey Gribble, GRSC 1:54.81; SOFLO: 5. Rafael Rodriguez 1:55.56, 13. Leonardo Mateus 2:02.69; BRST: 9. Drake Gil 1:59.80; Open, 1. Seggio Bernardina, ECAC 1:51.13, 2. Sebastian Vargas, SFTL 1:51.20, 3. Brandon Vives, MAC 1:51.65; SOFLO: 4. Max Asnis 1:53.74, 5. Ervin Marin 1:54.16, 6. CJ Kopecki 1:54.20, 9. Luis Villanueva 1:55.76, 13. Juan Diaz 2:01.36.

50-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Jacob Silberman, PC 27.58, 2. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 28.18, 3. Brandon Moran, Azura 28.38; SOFLO: 6. Tyler Bland 28.61; BRST: 10. Cameron Taddonio 29.09; Open, 1. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 26.69, 2. Greg Penny, Unattached 26.89, 3. Jose Pascual, CSSC 27.24; SOFLO: 7. Ervin Marin 27.58.

100-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Luke Lezotte, SOFLO 53.88, 2. Andrew Garcia, MS 54.99, 3. Kevin DeGrijze, ECAC 55.71; SOFLO: 6. Samuel Quintero 56.39; SOFLO: 19. Tyler Bland 58.91, 20. Sebastioan Sevilla 59.31; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 50.01, 2. Philippe Marcoux, SFTL 51.30, 3. Jorge Depassier, Azura 52.17; SOFLO: 7. Ervin Marin 53.53, 10. Luis Villanueva 55.44, 11. Marc Rojas 53.82, 13. Max Asnis 54.81, 17. Kevin Porto 56.79, 18. Heath Brames 56.89, 20. Juan Diaz 57.35.

500-yard freestyle:

15-16, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 4:33.24, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:40.22, 3. Cameron Taddonio, BRST 4:42.99; SOFLO: 15. Leonardo Mateus 4:53.85, 25. Tomas Pelaez 4:59.75, 30. Sebastian Sevilla 5:04.91 ;BRST: 10. Drake Gil 4:48.72; Open, 1. Miguel Cancel, GRSC 4:25.55, 2. Andres Lares, Azura 4:33.59, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:34.48; SOFLO: 8. Max Asnis 4:44.24, 13. Luis Villanueva 4:50.25, 20. Juan Diaz 4:59.24, 25. Juan Serna 5:09.96; BRST: 12. Matt Taddonio 4:49.53.

400-yard freestyle relay:

1.Metro Aquatics (Aitor Fungairino, Alfred Pappe, Adrian Aguilar, Irvin Hoost) 3:03.41, 2. East Coast 3:07.04, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:08.16, 8. tie, SOFLO A 3:15.18 (Ervin Marin, Marc Rojas, CJ Kopecki, Luke Lezotte) and SOFLO B 3:15.18 (Max Asnis, Luis Villanueva, Heath Brames, Juan Serna).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

When: Saturday-Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Swimming Pool, 17191 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines.

Of note: $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available online or Meet Mobile. For information call 954-538-3724.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Goes For Five-Peat At FGC Senior Championships


By Sharon Robb

March 23, 2017—South Florida Aquatic Club is looking to return to the spotlight at this weekend’s Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

After winning the FGC Junior Olympics for the seventh consecutive year and eighth overall last weekend, SOFLO is going for a five-peat when the seniors meet begins Friday at Academic Village Swimming Pool.

SOFLO is defending champions in combined and women’s. Last year was the fourth time SOFLO won the JOs and Seniors in the same season.

SOFLO won the combined team title with 2,685 points followed by Gulliver Swim Club with 2,597.5. SOFLO won the women’s team title with 1,476.5 and T2 Aquatics won the men’s team title with 1,370.

It is also the fifth consecutive year SOFLO has hosted the FGC Senior Championships with a hardworking volunteers, coaching staff and officials.

SOFLO has 57 swimmers competing in 318 individual events and several relays.

SOFLO’s contingent includes Alana Acevedo, 15; Sarah Acevedo, 13; Max Asnis, 17; Alia Atkinson, 28, competing in her first meet after a long layoff; David Avalos, 16; Tyler Bland, 16; Heath Brames, 17; Kyana Castro, 14; Maya Coffey, 15; Alan Corvaia, 18; Alexandra Crespo, 16; Daniela Curbelo, 14; Katherine De Barros, 16; Katrina Del Vecchio, 14; Isabella Di Salvo, 14; Juan Diaz, 17; Eiza Gantus, 15; Kathleen Golding, 16; Molly Golding, 13; Zariya Harris, 17; Kelley Heron, 17; Annita Huang, 15; Wyatt Jennessee, 17; CJ Kopecki, 17; Elise Larin, 15; Jena Legaspi, 13; Luke Lezotte, 16; Rebekah Ling, 14; Raquel Lugo, 17; Ervin Marin, 17; Melissa Marinheiro, 19; Michelle Marinheiro, 14; Jennifer Martin, 36, preparing for the World Police and Fire Games; Leonardo Mateus, 15; Catalina Mendieta, 17; Matthew Menocal, 17; Stephanie Mlujeak, 18; Michelle Ordonez, 14; Abby Oyetunji, 17; Tomas Pelaez, 15; Delanie Perez, 16; Kevin Porto, 17; Samuel Quintero, 16; Sara Quintero, 13; Ricardo Roche, 17; Jennifer Rodriguez, 16; Jessica Rodriguez, 18; Rafael Rodriguez, 15; Marc Rojas, 23; Juan Serna, 15; Marianna Serrao, 15; Sebastian Sevilla, 15; Natasha Testa, 18; Amy-Nicole Toro, 15; Christian Vasquez, 13; Luis Villanueva, 17; and Kellie Wilcox, 16.

Heron is seeded first in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:02.45 and first in the 100-yard individual medley in 59.05.

Golding is seeded first in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.55 followed by Mary Smutny of AquaKids Sharks in 49.99. Golding is also seeded first in the 100-yard individual medley in 57.00, 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.18 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:14.46.

Jessica Rodriguez is seeded first in the 50-yard breaststroke in 30.59 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2:17.38.

Marc Rojas is seeded first in the 50-yard breaststroke in 25.94, 100-yard breaststroke in 55.70 and first in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:00.66.

Melissa Marinheiro of Florida Gulf Coast is seeded first in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.13.

Rafael Rodriguez is seeded first in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:06.92.

A field of 600 swimmers is expected to compete during the three-day meet which has attracted most of the Florida Gold Coast teams including Azura, Tamarac, AquaKids Sharks, Flying Fish, Jupiter Dragons, North Palm Beach, Gulliver, Lake Lytal Lightning, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Wahoos of Wellington, Pine Crest, East Coast, Martin County, Coral Springs, Plantation, Miami Swimming and Metro Aquatics.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

When: Friday-Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Swimming Pool, 17191 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines.

Of note: $5 per session. Heat sheets are free and available online or Meet Mobile. For information call 954-538-3724.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Wins Record Seven Straight And Eighth Overall FGC Junior Olympics Team Title


By Sharon Robb

March 19, 2017—-For three days, South Florida Aquatic Club dominated the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championships at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

The defending champions took the early lead on opening day and finished Sunday with a record seventh consecutive and eighth overall combined short course team title in the club’s 17-year history.

With depth, talent and outstanding coaching, SOFLO won with 935 points, nearly 300 points ahead of runner-up Gulliver Swim Club (672) and East Coast Aquatic Club (650) among a field of 36 teams.

“Some people might think we take this for granted but we don’t,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said.

“It’s not only the excitement of the kids winning a team championship but the coaches being so involved and as competitive as our kids.”

Anderson praised the work of Rose Lockie, Luis Soler and Lynnette Hundell leading the club’s age group program known for its grass roots philosophy and developing homegrown swimmers at an early age.

“We are tough to beat when it comes to championship meets like this,” Anderson said. “It really mattered to the coaches. They put their coaching pride on the line. You could tell they wanted it as much as the kids. I am proud of our staff.

“It took us seven years to develop a winning culture and now that we have that winning culture we are breeding more and more success,” Anderson said. “You can see everybody played a part—coaches, Booster Club, parents and Gold Coast that has these All-Star events to motivate and enable these kids to achieve.”

Alessandro Pereira tied for high point honors in the 10-and-unders with 66 points. Sebastian Lares was third in the 11-12s with 64 points. Paige Lane was fifth in the 13-14s with 50 points.

Among SOFLO’s top six individual finishers and FGC All-Star qualifiers on the final day were:

Alessandro Pereira, second, 200-yard individual medley, 2:24.91, time drop; second, 50-yard breaststroke, 35.56, time drop.

Lance Lesage, second, 50-yard backstroke, 25.71, time drop.

Paige Lane, third, 100-yard freestyle, 53.11, time drop.

Michelle Marinheiro, third, 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:02.68, time drop.

Sebastian Lares, second, 200-yard butterfly, 2:08.78, time drop; third, 200-yard individual medley, 2:07.10, time drop.

Katrina Del Vecchio, fourth, 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:11.74, time drop.

Jie Hoon Lee, fourth, 200-yard individual medley, 2:04.06, time drop.

Diego Dulieu, fifth, 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:53.61.

Michael Arias, fifth, 100-yard freestyle, 49.63, time drop.

Mallory Schleicher, fifth, 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:23.67.

Daniela Curbelo, fifth, 200-yard butterfly, 2:13.58, time drop.

Zackary Harris, sixth, 200-yard individual medley, 2:19.63, time drop.

Sophia Ruppert, sixth, 200-yard butterfly, 2:14.00, time drop.

Javier Colmenares, fourth, 50-yard backstroke, 34.55, time drop; fourth, 50-yard breaststroke, 37.79, time drop; sixth, 200-yard individual medley, 2:33.34.

Molly Golding, sixth, 200-yard individual medley, 2:14.12, time drop.

Kayla Cunningham, sixth, 50-yard backstroke, 28.47, time drop.

More than 600 swimmers and 36 teams competed. The top six finishers in each individual JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 935, 2. Gulliver Swim Club 672, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 650, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 546, 5. City of Hialeah Storm 505, 6. St. Andrew’s 401, 7. Jupiter Dragons 387, 8. FAST 381, 9. Metro Aquatics 314.50, 10. Coral Springs 295, 33. Boca Raton Swim Team 7.

AGE GROUP TEAM TOTALS:

GIRLS: 10-and-under, 1. Azura 138, 2. Jupiter Dragons 81, 3. Miami Swimming 77, 9. SOFLO 49; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs 206, 2. AquaKids Sharks 185, 3. YMCA 131, 15. SOFLO 27.50; 13-14, 1. SOFLO 261, 2. East Coast 242, 3. Pine Crest 197.

BOYS: 10-and-under, 1. SOFLO 163, 2. Heritage Aquatics 126.50, 3. Swim Fort Lauderdale 100; 11-12, 1. Flood Aquatics 266, 2. City of Hialeah Storm 247, 3. SOFLO 221.50; 13-14, 1. Metro Aquatics 233, 2. SOFLO 213, 3. Gulliver 196.

HIGH POINT AWARDS

GIRLS: 10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, MS 77; SOFLO: 16. Mariann Catalasan 15, 21. Natalia Sibug 8, 24. Giada Porven 4; 11-12, 1. Faith Mutschler, WOW 70; SOFLO: 27. Sofia Osorio 9.50, 31. Victoria Torres 6, 40. Sabrina Osorio 4, 44. Valerie Vank 2, 45. Emma Twombly 1; 13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 65; SOFLO: 5. Paige Lane 50, 8. Molly Golding 38, 15. Kayla Cunningham 24, 18. Katrina Del Vecchio 20, 21. Daniela Curbelo 16, 27. Michele Marinheiro 11, 32. Sophia Ruppert 7, 32. Sarah Acevedo 7, 35. Mallory Schleicher 6.

BOYS: 10-and-under, 1. tie, Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO, 66 and Kaii Winkler, MS, 66; SOFLO: 7. Javier Colmenares 48, 25. Jonathan Lozano 5; 11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 77; SOFLO: 3. Sebastian Lares 64, 14. Zackary Harris 26.50, 18. Enrique Rodriguez 19, 24. Diego Dulieu 13, 25. Alejandro Mateus, 12, 39. Alex Golding 3, 42. Christian Tijero 2; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 71 and Andres Wong, MAC 71; SOFLO: 7. Lance Lesage 45, 12. Jie Hoon Lee 28, 21. Michael Arias 16, 23. Nicolas Rossi 13, 39. Javier Roman 6, 41. John Paul Handal 4, 43. Yannai Michael 3.

GIRLS

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, MS 2:19.36, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 2:35.34, 3. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:35.80; SOFLO: 11. Giada Porven 2:46.88, time drop, 19. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:53.70; 11-12, 1. Giulianna Garcia, CS 2:17.72, 2. Micaela Sierra, Unattached 2:18.44, 3. Riley Botting, CS 2:18.91; SOFLO: 8. Sofia Osorio 2:27.08, time drop; 13-14, 1. Paige Maceachern, EC 2:06.92, 2. Emily Trieschman, SAS 2:07.22, 3. Heidi Southwick, SAS 2:07.22; SOFLO: 6. Molly Golding 2:14.12, time drop, 9. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:18.73, 10. Sophia Ruppert 2:19.70.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, MS 29.62, 2. Victoria Kjaerulff, EC 32.21, 3. Julianne McCranie, Azura 32.71; SOFLO: 8. Mariann Catalasan 35.65, 12. Natalia Sibug 36.21, time drop; 11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 27.72, 2. Isabella Chambers, PST 28.93, 3. Paige Munna, FAST 29.74; 13-14, 1. Claudia Acosta, HSC 27.20, 2. Megan Murphy, EC 27.35, 3. Josefine Richter, PC 27.41; SOFLO: 6. Kayla Cunningham 28.47, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, CM 34.88, 2. Anais Gedeon, MSA 37.63, 3. Abbie Sargent, FKSC 37.74; SOFLO: 12. Natalia Sibug 40.46, time drop, 20. Mariann Catalasan 41.85, time drop; 11-12, 1. Micaela Sierra, Unattached 31.42, 2. Isabella Chambers PST 31.51, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 32.14; SOFLO: 7. Victoria Torres 33.63, time drop; 13-14, 1. Heidi Southwick, JD 30.51, 2. Chloe Hernandez, GR 30.94, 3. Regina Gallastegui, PC 31.22; SOFLO: 9. Molly Golding 32.11, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:

11-12, 1. Rebecca Montero, AKS 2:13.53, 2. Giulianna Garcia, CS 2:15.97, 3. Faith Mutschler, WOW 2:17.56; 13-14, 1. Anelis Roque, MAC 2:05.18, 2. Jocelyn Ruiz, BM 2:06.49, 3. Anna Auld, EC 2:09.10; SOFLO: 5. Daniela Curbelo 2:13.58, time drop, 6. Sophia Ruppert 2:14.00, time drop, 7. Sarah Acevedo 2:14.68, time drop, 9. Kayla Cunningham 2:17.25, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, MS 56.78, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 1:01.41, 3. Victoria Kjaerulff, EC 1:02.26; SOFLO: 19. Anastasia Lutz 1:07.75, time drop, 25. Giada Porven 1:08.76, time drop, 30. Mariann Catalasan 1:10.93; 11-12, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 54.93, 2. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 55.60, 3. Isabella Troccoli, SUN 55.96; 13-14, 1. Gabrianna Banks, HAT 53.01, 2. Claudia Acosta, HSC 53.06, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 53.11, time drop.

200-yard freestyle relay:

11-12, 1. YMCA 1:45.69, 2. Coral Springs 1:45.73, 3. Gulliver 1:48.10, 13. SOFLO A (Valerie Vank, Mia Escudero, Victoria Torres, Emma Twombly) 1:55.08, 17. SOFLO B (Kaitlyn Barrios, Sofia Osorio, Luna Delgado, Sabrina Osorio) 1:58.78; 13-14, 1. Hialeah 3:36.43, 2. East Coast 3:39.88, 3. SAS 3:40.63, 5. SOFLO A 3:41.98 (Katrina Del Vecchio, Sophia Ruppert, Michelle Marinheiro, Paige Lane), 9. SOFLO B (Isabella Di Salvo, Sarah Acevedo, Mallory Schleicher, Kayla Cunningham) 3:51.14.

400-yard freestyle relay:

13-14, 1. Hialeah 3:36.43, 2. East Coast 3:39.88, 3. SAS 3:40.63, 5. SOFLO A (Katrina Del Vecchio, Sophia Ruppert, Michelle Marinheiro, Paige Lane) 3:41.98; 9. SOFLO B (Isabella Di Salvo, Sarah Acevedo, Mallory Schleicher, Kayla Cunningham) 3:51.14.

1,650-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Faith Mutschler, WOW 18:02.67, 2. Erin Miller, SAS 18:36.16, 3. Olivia Dinehart, AKS 18:43.57; SOFLO: 18. Mia Escudero 20:07.98, time drop; 13-14, 1. Kiara Caamano, NPB 17:42.91, 2. Michaela Avedisian, EC 17:53.33, 3. Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 18:02.68, time drop; SOFLO: 4. Katrina Del Vecchio 18:11.74, time drop, 5. Mallory Schleicher 18:23.67, time drop, 8. Sarah Acevedo 18:32.93, time drop, 9. Sara Quintero 18:39.98, time drop.

BOYS

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, MS 2:13.80, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 2:24.91, time drop, 3. George Gonzalez, FFSC 2:30.08; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 2:33.34; 11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 1:57.37, 2. Matthew Tarafas, HSC 2:06.66, 3. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 2:07.10, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Zackary Harris 2:19.63, time drop, 7. Alejandro Mateus 2:20.79, time drop; 13-14, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 1:59.60, 2. Kyle Korvick, GR 2:02.70, 3. Steven Behar, EC 2:03.88; SOFLO: 4. Jie Hoon Lee 2:04.06, time drop, 10. Nicolas Rossi 2:12.72.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 31.70, 2. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 32.68, 3. George Gonzalez, FFSC 33.34; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 34.55, time drop, 19. Jonathan Lozano 37.07, time drop; 11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 25.47, 2. Carter Hewitt, EC 27.19, 3. Hudson Bishop, EC 28.00; SOFLO: 8. Zackary Harris 30.16, time drop, 10. Enrique Rodriguez 30.82, time drop; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 25.19, 2. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 25.71, time drop, 3. Alex Marrero, SFTL 26.26.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, FFSC 34.29, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 35.56, time drop, 4. Javier Colmenares 37.79, time drop; 11-12, 1. Aidan Kohanyi, TSA 30.48, 2. Parker Rosenthal, GR 30.56, 3. Eddy Chen, GR 30.81; 13-14, 1. Joshua Hanks, PC 29.55, 2. Victor Valdes, HSC 29.64, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, JD 29.69.

200-yard butterfly:

11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 1:58.23, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 2:08.78, time drop, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 2:09.93; SOFLO: 9. Alejandro Mateus 2:23.29, time drop, 10. Zackary Harris 2:23.48, time drop; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 1:56.93, 2. Tiago Pereira, PC 1:58.86, 3. Jose Hermida, MAC 1:59.64; SOFLO: 8. Jie Hoon Lee 2:06.10, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, MS 54.83, 2. Makar Goncharov, SFTL 1:00.33, 3. Lucas Bailey, EC 1:02.43; SOFLO: 22. Jonathan Lozano 1:09.07, time drop; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 50.44, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 53.08, 3. Carter Hewitt, EC 53.59; SOFLO: 8. Enrique Rodriguez 56.44, time drop; 13-14, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 49.06, 2. Tiago Pereira, PC 49.44, 3. Kyle Kovick, GR 49.48; SOFLO: 5. Michael Arias 49.63, time drop.

200-yard freestyle relay:

11-12, 1. Hialeah 1:38.76, 2. East Coast 1:40.28, 3. SOFLO A (Enrique Rodriguez, Zackary Harris, Alejandro Mateus, Sebastian Lares) 1:44.16; 8. SOFLO B 1:51.86 (Logan Gonzalez, Alex Golding, Moises Rodriguez, Diego Dulieu); 13-14, 1. Metro Aquatics 3:21.30, 2. SOFLO A (Lance Lesage, Nicolas Rossi, Jie Hoon Lee, Michael Arias) 3:22.56, 3. Gulliver 3:28.50, 8. SOFLO B (Juan Colmenares, John Paul Handal, Javier Roman, Nicolas Munoz) 3:33.06.

400-yard freestyle relay:

13-14, 1. Metro Aquatics 3:21.30, 2. SOFLO A (Lance Lesage, Nicolas Rossi, Joe Hoon Lee, Michael Arias) 3:22.56, 3. Gulliver 3:28.50, 8. SOFLO B (Juan Colmenares, John Paul Handal, Javier Roman, Nicolas Munoz) 3:33.06.

1,650-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. Christian Proscia, FAST 17:51.73, 2. Nicholas Kjaerulff, EC 18:17.15, 3. John Trieu, FAST 18:33.30; SOFLO: 5. Diego Dulieu 18:53.61; 13-14, 1. Trenton Edwards, FAST 17:21.19, 2. Daniel Quijada, HSC 17:22.96, 3. Aaron Alegre, MAC 17:40.21.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Shines On Day Two At FGC Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

March 18, 2017—-South Florida Aquatic Club continued to build on its lead and winning tradition during second day action at the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics Short Course Championships Saturday at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

The defending champions relied on its depth and talent to remain in the lead with 683 points, nearly 200 points ahead of Gulliver Swim Club wit 484 and East Coast Aquatic Club with 445 points.

SOFLO strength is across the board, particularly in the girls 13-14 age group which they lead with 181 points and boys 10-and-under which they also lead with 122 points and boys 13-14 which they are second with 156, just four points out of first.

SOFLO is one day away from capturing an unprecedented seventh consecutive JO short course team title in the club’s 17-year history including eight as SOFLO.

Among SOFLO’s first-place finishers were:

SOFLO 13-14 girls won the 400-yard medley relay in 4:00.16 with Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Katrina Del Vecchio and Paige Lane.

Molly Golding won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:24.54 with a time drop of .21 seconds.

Alessandro Pereira won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:08.85 with a time drop of 1.68.

Sebastian Lares won the 11-12 400-yard individual medley in 4:29.03 with a time drop of 8.23.

SOFLO 10-and-under boys won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:14.21 with Javier Colmenares, Alessandro Pereira, Fernando Barreto and Jonathan Lozano.

SOFLO 13-14 boys won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:44.07 with Lance Lesage, Javier Roman, Jie Hoon Lee and Michael Arias.

Other SOFLO top three individual finishers were:

Sebastian Lares, 11-12, 100-yard backstroke, 58.84, time drop of 1.76.

Lance Lesage, 13-14, 100-yard backstroke, 54.79, time drop of 1.03.

Paige Lane, third, 13-14 200-yard freestyle, 1:56.61; third, 50-yard butterfly, 26.67.

Kayla Cunningham, third, 13-14 100-yard backstroke, 59.62.

Alessandro Pereira, third, 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle, 2:09.92, time drop of 1.32.

More than 600 swimmers and 33 teams are entered. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

In a departure from past years, the prelim and final events are being held in one 50-meter pool instead of two. Since time standards have been updated, the number of participating swimmers has decreased.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Azura, FAST, AquaKids Sharks, Metro Aquatics, Miami Swimming, FAST, North Palm Beach, Plantation Swim Team and Boca Raton Swim Team.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM RESULTS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 683, 2. Gulliver 484, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 445, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 425.50, 5. City of Hialeah 349, 6. St. Andrew’s 286, 7. Jupiter 281, 8. FAST 252, 9. Metro Aquatics 218.50, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 218.

AGE GROUP TEAM RANKINGS:

GIRLS: 10-and-under, 1. Azura 104, 2. Jupiter Dragons 69, 3. East Coast 59, 6. SOFLO 46; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs 149, 2. AquaKids Sharks 138, 3. YMCA 92, 13. SOFLO 20.50; 13-14, 1. SOFLO 181, 2. East Coast 169, 3. Pine Crest 151.

BOYS: 10-and-under, 1. SOFLO 122, 2. Heritage Aquatics 98, 3. Miami Swimming 76; 11-12, 1. Flood Aquatics 185, 2. City of Hialeah 179, 3. SOFLO 157.50; 13-14, 1. Metro Aquatics 160, 2. SOFLO 156, 3. Gulliver 140.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. Azura 2:15.94, 2. Gulliver 2:19.11, 3. North Palm Beach 2:20.80, 4. SOFLO A 2:20.95, 12. SOFLO B (Abigail-Marie Natino, Fiorella Di Salvo, Mary Sawyer, Carleigh Schleicher) 2:38.92; 11-12, 1. Coral Springs 1:56.19, 2. YMCA of South Florida 1:59.38, 3. AquaKids Sharks 2:00.73, 9. SOFLO A 2:03.85; 13-14, 1. East Coast 1:49.85, 2. Pine Crest 1:50.31, 3. City of Hialeah 1:51.34, 4. SOFLO A (Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Paige Lane, Katrina Del Vecchio) 1:51.41, 13. SOFLO B (Jena Legaspi, Isabella Di Salvo, Daniela Curbelo, Sophia Ruppert) 1:59.31.

400-yard medley relay:

11-12, 1. Coral Springs 4:14.90, 2. AquaKids Sharks 4:17.43, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 4:26.03, 11. SOFLO A (Sofia Osorio, Victoria Torres, Mia Escudero, Emma Twombly) 4:38.65, 13. SOFLO B (Kerry Cunningham, Sabrina Osorio, Luna Delgado, Valerie Vank) 4:44.98; 13-14, 1. SOFLO A (Kayla Cunningham, Molly Golding, Katrina Del Vecchio, Paige Lane) 4:00.16, 2. East Coast 4:02.82, 3. Pine Crest 4:03.53, 13. SOFLO B (Sophia Ruppert, Isabella Di Salvo, Daniela Curbelo, Michelle Marinheiro) 4:22.68

13-14,

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, MS 2:02.31, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 2:12.89, 3. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:17.54; SOFLO: 20. Giada Porven 2:27.08, time drop, 27. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:31.34, time drop, 31. Anastasia Lutz 2:32.10, time drop; 11-12, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 1:57.43, 2. Faith Mutschler, WOW 1:58.12, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 1:59.20, 10. Emma Twombly 2:08.68; 13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:54.15, 2. Paige Maceachern, ECAC 1:54.33, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:56.61; SOFLO: 8. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:00.09.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Sidney Anton, Azura 30.87, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 31.84, 3. Anais Gedeon, MSA 32:09; SOFLO: 28. Giada Porven 36.37, time drop, 32. Mariann Catalasan 36.80; 11-12, 1. Mercy McLemore, BEST 27.51, 2. Giulianna Garcia, CSSC 27.54, 3. Aspen Gersper, SAS 28.20; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JD 25.85, 2. Ana Kondratovitch, HSC 26.37, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 26.67; SOFLO: 8. Katrina Del Vecchio 27.31, 10. Daniela Curbelo 27.44.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, MS 1:01.87, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 1:09.79, 3. Victoria Kjaerulff, EC 1:12.03; SOFLO: 9. Mariann Catalasan 1:17.32, time drop, 10. Natalia Sibug 1:18.46, time drop, 15. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:20.74; 11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 59.18, 2. Faith Mutschler, WOW 1:02.86, 3. Elena Dinehart, AKS 1:04.14; 13-14, 1. Josefine Richter, PC 58.37, 2. Megan Murphy, EC 59.30, 3. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 59.62.

200-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Azura 1:59.17, 2. North Palm Beach 2:01.25, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 2:01.39, 7. SOFLO A (Natalia Sibug, Giada Porven, Mariann Catalasan, Anastasia Lutz) 2:06.93, 13. SOFLO B (Carleigh, Schleicher, Tess Ruppert, Mary Sawyer, Fiorella Di Salvo) 2:15.87.

400-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1.Faith Mutschler, WOW 4:41.98, 2. Giulianna Garcia, CSSC 4:48.35, 3. Rebecca Montero, AKS 4:51.36; SOFLO: 16. Mia Escudero 5:12.96, time drop; 13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 4:29.89, 2. Paige Maceachern, ECAC 4:34.99, 3. Anelis Roque, MAC 4:36.39; SOFLO: 6. Molly Golding 4:44.11, 7. Daniela Curbelo 4:44.18, time drop, 12. Mallory Schleicher 4:53.33, time drop, 13. Sara Quintero 4:53.36, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Riley Botting, CS 2:32.36, 2. Olivia Dinehart, AKS 2:33.57, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 2:33.63, SOFLO: 8. Sabrina Osorio 2:40.46, time drop, 9. Valerie Vank 2:41.23, time drop, 10. Mia Escudero 2:44.59; 13-14, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:24.54, time drop, 2. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:25.13, 3. Chloe Hernandez, GRSC 2:30.02.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A (Javier Colmenares, Alessandro Pereira, Fernando Barreto, Jonathan Lozano) 2:14.21, 2. Heritage Aquatic Team 2:18.09, 3. Miami Swimming 2:20.36, 14. SOFLO B (Stefano Mazzi, Luca Hincapie, Owen Smith, Kyle Dorn) 2:37.20; 11-12, 1. FAST 1:50.26, 2. City of Hialeah 1:51.75, 3. East Coast 1:55.13, 4. SOFLO A 1:56.46, 8. SOFLO B 2:05.14; 13-14, 1. SOFLO A (Lance Lesage, Javier Roman, Jie Hoon Lee, Michael Arias) 1:44.07, 2. Gulliver 1:44.19, 3. Pine Crest 1:44.49, 8. SOFLO B 1:50.12.

400-yard medley relay:

11-12, 1. FAST 4:04.22, 2. City of Hialeah 4:07.73, 3. SOFLO A (Zackary Harris, Alex Golding, Sebastian Lares, Enrique Rodriguez) 4:13.97, 7. SOFLO B (Christian Tijero, Logan Gonzalez, Alejandro Mateus, Diego Dulieu)4:27.56; 13-14, 1. Gulliver 3:48.49, 2. Metro Aquatics 3:49.36, 3. Pine Crest 3:49.59, 7. SOFLO B (Nicolas Munoz, Yannai Michael, Juan Colmenares, Nicolas Rossi) 3:58.27.

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, MS 1:56.41, 2. Makar Goncharov, SFTL 2:09.27, 3. Alessandro Pereira 2:09.92, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 2:17.69; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 1:51.33, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:53.98, 3. Christian Proscia, FAST 1:59.19; SOFLO: 8. Enrique Rodriguez 2:02.39, time drop, 10. Diego Dulieu 2:06.20; 13-14, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 1:44.45, 2. Raphael Santos, PB 1:46.53, 3. Jack D’Avi, YSF 1:47.65; SOFLO: 4. Lance Lesage 1:49.29, 7. Michael Arias 1:51.39.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winler, Ms 27.24, 2. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 29.91, 3. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 30.07; BRST: 22. Gabriel Rais 35.65, time drop, 29. Marcus Johnson 36.28; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 25.33, 2. Finn Winkler, MS 27.23, 3. Carter Hewitt, EC 27.45; 13-14, 1. Tiago Pereira, PC 23.76, 2. Joshua Balbi, SAS 24.13, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, JDST 24.90.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:08.85, time drop, 2. Landon Kyser, HAT 1:09.60, 3. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 1:11.39; SOFLO: 5. Javier Colmenares 1:14.38, 6. Jonathan Lozano 1:16.07, time drop; 11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 53.12, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 58.84, time drop, 3. Carter Hewitt, EC 1:00.19; SOFLO: 5. Enrique Rodriguez 1:03.83, time drop, 6. Zackary Harris, 1:04.33, time drop; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 53.80, 2. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 54.79, time drop, 3. Alex Marrero, SFTL 56.36.

200-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. Heritage 1:58.58, 2. SOFLO A 2:00.50, 3. Miami Swimming 2:01.02, 14. SOFLO B 2:18.05.

200-yard breaststroke:

11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 2:11.45, 2. Aiden Kohanyi, TSA 2:25.68, 3. Parker Rosenthal, GRSC 2:26.71; SOFLO: 10. Zackary Harris 2:41.45, time drop; 13-14, 1. Bora Hurst, WOW 2:18.81, 2. Joshua Hanks, PC 2:20.61, 3. Amarsanaa Ganbaatar, Azura 2:21.25; SOFLO: 5. Jie Hoon Lee 2:21.46, time drop, 6. Javier Roman 2:21.96, time drop, 8. Yannai Michael 2:22.96.

400-yard individual medley:

11-12, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 4:29.03, time drop, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 4:34.87, 3. Christian Proscia, FAST 4:55.83; SOFLO: 11. Lucas Porven 5:26.15; 13-14, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 4:14.47, 2. Raphael Santos, PB 4:17.94, 3. Dominic Bono, AKS 4:21.81; SOFLO: 7. Jie Hoon Lee 4:29.34, 9. Nicolas Rossi 4:31.67, time drop, 12. Javier Roman 4:32.96, time drop, 16. John Paul Handal 4:38.81.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympics Short Course Championships.

When: Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of Note: Admission is $5 for prelims and $3 for finals. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.swimcssc.com. For questions call 954-340-5032.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Leads FGC Junior Olympics After Day One


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS—-South Florida Aquatic Club made a good first impression during opening day action at the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championships Friday at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

The defending champions were in championship season form against top swimmers from around the Florida Gold Coast.

SOFLO leads the combined team standings with 328 points. East Coast Aquatic Club is second with 203 and Gulliver Swim Club is third with 201.50 points.

SOFLO is going after an unprecedented seventh consecutive JO short course team title in the club’s 17-year history including eight as SOFLO.

SOFLO swimmers looked strong throughout its lineup with depth and talent.

“We are swimming very, very well,” said SOFLO coach Chris Anderson.

Among SOFLO’s first-place finishers were:

Molly Golding, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:07.72, time drop.

Paige Lane, 100-yard butterfly, 58.06, time drop; third in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.54 with a time drop; fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:11.63 with a time drop.

Alessandro Pereira, 100-yard individual medley, 1:08.31, time drop and second in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke.

Javier Colmenares, 500-yard freestyle, 5:50.49, time drop and led a large SOFLO presence among top finishers and point-scorers in the distance event.

Other SOFLO top three individual finishers were:

Mariann Catalasan, 100-yard breaststroke, second, 1:23.91, time drop.

Kayla Cunningham, 200-yard backstroke, 2:08.79.

Sebastian Lares, 100-yard butterfly, second, 56.67, time drop; second, 500-yard freestyle, 5:06.52, time drop; second 200-yard backstroke 2:07.54.

Lance Lesage, 500-yard freestyle, third, 4:49.48, time drop; third 200-yard backstroke, 1:59.12.

More than 600 swimmers and 46 teams are entered. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

In a departure from past years, the prelim and final events are being held in one 50-meter pool instead of two. Since time standards have been updated, the number of participating swimmers has decreased.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams competing are Azura, FAST, AquaKids Sharks, Metro Aquatics, Miami Swimming, FAST, North Palm Beach, Plantation Swim Team and Boca Raton Swim Team.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM RESULTS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 328, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 203, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 201.50, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 198.50, 5. Hialeah Storm 182, 6. Jupiter Dragons 147.50, 7. St. Andrew’s Swimming 144, 8. Metro Aquatics 138, 9. Coral Springs 110, 10. FAST 108.

GIRLS

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Victoria Kjaerulff, ECAC 28.26, 2. Julianne McCranie, AZ 28.66, 3. Sidney Anton, AZ 28.74; SOFLO: 15. Anastasia Lutz 30.51, time drop, 29. Natalia Sibug 31.92, time drop; 11-12, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 24.98, 2. Isabella Chambers, PST 25.29, 3. Emily Lopez-Diaz, YSF 25.71; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JD 24.14, 2. Gabrianna Banks, HAT 24.23, 3. Paige Lane, SOFLO 24.54, time drop; SOFLO: 10. Katrina Del Vecchio 25.57.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Bianca Nieto, CM 1:17.09, 2. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 1:23.91, time drop, 3. Reese Andres, BEST 1:24.60; SOFLO: 4. Natalia Sibug 1:25.30, time drop; 11-12, 1. Micaela Sierra, Unattached 1:08.22, 2. Riley Botting, CSSC 1:09.74, 3. Isabella Chambers, PST 1:11.09; SOFLO: 9. Victoria Torres 1:15.46, time drop, 10. Sabrina Osorio 1:15.75, time drop; 13-14, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 1:07.72, time drop, 2. Chloe Hernandez, GR 1:08.24, 3. Josefine Richter, PC 1:09.37.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, MS 1:03.38, 2. Sidney Anton, AZ 1:11.15, 3. Emma Herrera, JD 1:14.52; SOFLO: 12. Mary Sawyer 1:21.20, time drop, 18. Giada Porven 1:27.50; 11-12, 1. Rebecca Montero, AKS 1:00.69, 2. Giulianna Garcia, CSSC 1:00.96, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 1:01.34; 13-14, 1. Paige Lane, SOFLO 58.06, time drop, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 58.48, 3. Jocelyn Ruiz, BM 58.68; SOFLO: 6. Daniela Curbelo 59.20, time drop, 10. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:00.60.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Kiersten Munna, FAST 1:12.22, 2. Julianne McCranie,AZ 1:13.84, 3. Victoria Kjaerulff, EC 1:14.32; SOFLO: 10. Mariann Catalasan 1:17.46, time drop, 16. Natalia Sibug 1:19.61, time drop, 32. Fiorella DiSalvo 1:23.11; 11-12, 1. Isabella Chambers, PST 1:02.55, 2. Riley Botting, CSSC 1:04.50, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 1:04.80; 13-14, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JD 1:00.24, 2. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 1:00.46, 3. Josefine Richter, PC 1:01.27; SOFLO: 7. Molly Golding 1:03.20, 8. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:03.25.

500-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, MS 5:27.57, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 5:55.90, 3. Lilia Blanco, PB 6:04.59; SOFLO: 7. Giada Porven 6:15.55, time drop, 13. Fiorella Di Salvo 6:34.45; 11-12, 1. Faith Mutschler, WOW 5:16.62, 2. Aspen Gersper, SAS 5:19.60, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 5:22.61; SOFLO: 29. Emma Twombly 5:50.17; 13-14, 1. Emily Trieschmann, SAS 4:59.54, 2. Anna Auld, EC 5:01.51, 3. Kiara Caamano, NPB 5:11.41; SOFLO: 4. Paige Lane 5:11.63, time drop, 8. Michelle Marinheiro 5:18.23, time drop, 11. Sara Quintero 5:19.95, time drop, 13. Sarah Acevedo 5:20.60, time drop, 14. Molly Golding 5:20.70, time drop, 16. Mallory Schleicher 5:23.73, time drop.

200-yard freestyle relay:

13-14, 1. East Coast 1:39.37, 2. Hialeah 1:39.53, 3. Pine Crest 1:41.53, 5. SOFLO A (Katrina Del Vecchio, Daniela Curbelo, Kayla Cunningham, Paige Lane) 1:42.12, 11. SOFLO B (Isabella Di Salvo, Molly Golding, Sophia Ruppert, Michelle Marinheiro) 1:45.61.

400-yard freestyle relay:

11-12, 1. Coral Springs 3:50.25, 2. AquaKids Sharks 3:52.99, 3. YMCA of South Florida 3:53.91, 12. SOFLO A (Valerie Vank, Sofia Osorio, Sabrina Osorio, Emma Twombly) 4:09.70, 17. SOFLO B 4:19.71.

800-yard freestyle relay:

13-14, 1. East Coast 7:54.59, 2. SOFLO A (Katrina Del Vecchio, Kayla Cunningham, Michelle Marinheiro, Paige Lane) 7:59.91, 3. Hialeah 8:01.43.

200-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Faith Mutschler, WOW 2:14.41, 2. Olivia Dinehart, AKS 2:14.81, 3. Rebecca Montero, AKS 2:17.35; SOFLO: 4. Sofia Osorio 2:21.71, time drop; 13-14, 1. Paige Maceachern, EC 2:05.43, 2. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 2:08.79, 3. Josefina Richter, PC 2:09.49.

BOYS

50-yard freestyle:

1.Kaii Winkler, MS 25.87, 2. Makar Goncharov, SFTL 27.00, 3. Lucas Bailey, EC 27.86; 11-12, 1.Matthew Tarafa, HSC 22.86, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 24.58, 3. Carter Hewitt, EC 24.99; SOFLO: 10. Enrique Rodriguez 26.31, time drop; 13-14, 1. Tiago Pereira, PC 22.57, 2. Raphael Santos, PB 22.63, 3. Caleb Petranchuk, JD 22.93; SOFLO: 5. Michael Arias 23.24, time drop, 7. Lance Lesage 23.49.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. George Gonzalez, FFSC 1:14.51, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:15.28, time drop; 11-12, 1. Aiden Kohanyi, TSA 1:06.18, 2. Parker Rosenthal,GR 1:06.42, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:09.59; 13-14, 1. Jose Hermida, MAC 1:03.64, 2. Victor Valdes, HSC 1:03.84, 3. Bora Hurst, WOW 1:04.09; SOFLO: 6. Jie Hoon Lee 1:05.04, time drop, 10. Javier Roman 1:08.61.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, MS 59.37, 2. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLo 1:06.45, time drop, 3. Lucas Bailey, EC 1:06.59; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 1:10.76, time drop; 11-12, 1. Matthew Tarafas, HSC 56.13, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 56.67, time drop, 3. Finn Winkler, MS 1:00.85; SOFLO: 5. Alejandro Mateus 1:03.46; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 52.53, 2. Tiago Pereira, PC 52.92, 3. Miguel Sierra, AKS 55.50; SOFLO: 10. Jie Hoon Lee 57.77.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Alessandro Pereira, SOFLO 1:08.31, time drop, 2. George Gonzalez, FFSC 1:08.90, 3. Makar Goncharov, SFTL 1:09.99; SOFLO: 12. Jonathan Lozano 1:18.45, time drop; 11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 54.78, 2. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 59.92, 3. Finn Winkler, MS 1:02.36; SOFLO: 6. Zackary Harris 1:05.30, time drop; 13-14, 1. Raphael Santos, PB 55.90, 2. Caleb Petranchuk, JD 57.52, 3. Tiago Pereira, PC 58.08; SOFLO: 7. John Paul Handal 59.83, time drop.

500-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 5:50.49, time drop, 2. Tyler Armbruster, PC 6:05.36, 3. Maxwell Strohecker, NPB 6:17.32; 11-12, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 5:01.01, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 5:06.52, time drop, 3. Christian Proscia, FAST 5:14.52; SOFLO: 5. Diego Dulieu 5:23.93, time drop, 11. Alejandro Mateus 5:31.44, time drop, 12. Alex Golding 5:34.32, time drop, 13. Christian Tijero 5:34.76, time drop, 19. Aldo Zepeda 5:43.25, time drop, 20. Nathaniel Garrick 5:44.44, time drop; 13-14, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 4:45.79, 2. Kyle Korvick, GR 4:46.03, 3. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 4:49.48, time drop; SOFLO: 8. Nicolas Rossi 4:56.09, time drop, 9. Jie Hoon Lee 4;56.84, time drop, 14. Michael Arias 5:06.37, 16. Javier Roman 5:06.70, time drop, 18. Nicolas Munoz 5:08.04, time drop, 22. John Paul Handal 5:09.99, time drop.

200-yard freestyle relay:

13-14, 1. Metro Aquatics 1:31.69, 2. SOFLO A (Lance Lesage, Nicolas Rossi, Jie Hoon Lee, Michael Arias) 1:33.09, 3. Gulliver 1:33.24, 10. SOFLO B (Nicolas Munoz, Javier Roman, John Paul Handal, Juan Colmenares) 1:38.08.

400-yard freestyle relay:

11-12, 1.Hialeah 3:37.70, 2. FAST 3:40.53, 3. SOFLO A (Sebastian Lares, Zackary Harris, Diego Dulieu, Enrique Rodriguez) 3:44.56.

800-yard freestyle relay:

13-14, 1. Metro Aquatics 7:20.77, 2. SOFLO A (Lance Lesage, Nicolas Rossi, Jie Hoon Lee, Michael Arias), 7:24.61, 3. Gulliver 7:31.24.

200-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 1:54.62, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 2:07.54, 3. Carter Hewitt, EC 2:11.60; SOFLO: 4. Zackary Harris 2:16.81, time drop, 6. Enrique Rodriguez 2:18.43, time drop, 8. Alex Golding 2:21.97, 9. Christian Tijero 2:25.04; 13-14, 1. Joshua Balbi, SAS 1:57.43, 2. Jack D’Avi, YSF 1:58.32, 3. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 1:59.12.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympics Short Course Championships.

When: Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of Note: Admission is $5 for prelims and $3 for finals. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.swimcssc.com. For questions call 954-340-5032.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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