SOFLO Comes Up Big At County Sprint Championships, Ends 2010 On Winning Note

SOFLO Comes Up Big At County Sprint Championships, Ends 2010 On Winning Note


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

December 12, 2010

It looked more like the South Florida Aquatic Club Invitational than the Broward County Sprint Championships Sunday at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

With SOFLO swimmers dominating nearly every event on the second and final day of the Florida Gold Coast meet, SOFLO ended the 2010 season on a winning note.

The eight-month old club captured the combined team title with a record 4,642.50 points. It is believed to be the highest total ever amassed by a team at any FGC meet.

Fort Lauderdale Aquatics was runner-up with 1,210 points and Plantation Swim Team was third with 687.50. The Coral Springs Swim Club-hosted meet attracted more than 550 swimmers from the FGC.

It was the final meet of the 2010 season for SOFLO and fourth team title the club has won since Coral Springs Swim Club and Comets Swim Team merged earlier this year.

“The meet was planned as a fun meet at the end of the season so everybody could wrap up the 2010 fall season with some really nice, fast swims especially in the short events they usually don’t swim,” SOFLO six-time Olympic coach Michael Lohberg said.

“The kids picked up the idea perfectly and responded with a lot of fast times and good times from the social point of view. They had all their friends there (200-plus SOFLO swimmers) and it made the meet very special for them.”

SOFLO was impressive in every age group, from 9-year-old Delaney Biro to 27-year-old Virgin Islands Olympian and SOFLO seniors assistant coach Josh Laban.

SOFLO girls double winners were Samantha Spire, 12, in the 50-yard backstroke (30.69) and 100-yard freestyle (59.82) and Marcella Marinheiro, 16, in the 50-yard backstroke (28.34) and 50-yard butterfly (28.14).

Individual SOFLO girls winners included Emily Kopas, 14, in the 100-yard individual medley (1:01.29); Delaney Biro, 9, in the 50-yard backstroke (41.08); Kelley Heron, 11, in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.69); Emma Lincoln, 14, in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.06); Sarah Bucaro, 10, in the 100-yard freestyle (1:06.39) and Linea Cutter, 17, in the 100-yard freestyle (54.44).

In the boys competition, 10-year-old Jorge Depassier of SOFLO was a triple winner in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:25.66), 100-yard freestyle (1:01.91) and 50-yard butterfly in (31.15).

Italian Valerio Rasi, 17, training with SOFLO, was a double winner capturing the 50-yard backstroke (25.21) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.76).

Tristan Celestin, 11, also won two events for SOFLO in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.00) and 50-yard butterfly (28.86).

Individual SOFLO boys’ winners were Samuel Quintero, 10, 100-yard individual medley (1:16.17); Gianpaolo Barelli, 17, 100-yard individual medley (55.61); Kevin Porto, 10, 50-yard backstroke (33.21); Gustavo Valery, 12, 50-yard backstroke (29.85) and Josh Laban, 27, 50-yard butterfly, 23.84.

TEAM TOTALS

1.South Florida Aquatic Club 4,642.50, 2. Fort Lauderdale Aquatics 1,210, 3. Plantation Swim Team 687.50, 4. Davie Nadadores 378, 5. Heritage Aquatic Team 367, 6. Pompano Piranhas USA 258, 7. Midtown Weston Aquatics 223, 8. Unattached SOFLO 206, 9. SwimFast 167, 10. YMCA of Broward County 76, 11. Unattached-3 50, 12. Unattached-1, 33, 13. Comets Swim Team 18, 14. Unattached-5 15, 15. Coral Springs Swim Club 9.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

GIRLS

100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Adriana Rodriguez, FLA 1:15.56, 2. Sarah Bucaro, SOFLO 1:16.80, 3. Jennifer Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:22.01, 4. Caitlin Coote, SOFLO 1:24.85, 5. Hannah Virgin, SOFLO 1:25.31, 6. Katharine DeBarros, SOFLO 1:27.41, 7. Delaney Biro, SOFLO 1:27.88; 11-12, 1. Fatimah Wetbrook, FLA 1:05.97, 2. Audrey Mason, SOFLO 1:10.85, 3. Monica Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:11.07, 4. Samantha Stinemire, SOFLO 1:12.87, 5. Laryssa Bedley, DANA 1:13.03, 6. Jillian Contich, PST 1:15.38, 7. Alani Carrasco, SOFLO 1:15.78; 13-and-over, 1. Emily Kopas, SOFLO 1:01.29, 2. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 1:05.56, 3. Amanda Tiptoe, FLA 1:05.78, 4. Nilza Costa, DANA 1:06.40, 5. Chantal Bouthillier, HAT 1:06.63, 6. Osianna McReed, FLA 1:07.11, 7. Maria Lopez, SOFLO 1:07.29.

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Delaney Biro, SOFLO 41.08, 2. Hannah Virgin, SOFLO 41.99, 3. Rachel Contich, PST 42.14, 4. Ariel Sullivan, Piranhas 42.33, 5. Delanie Perez, SOFLO 42.36, 6. Mya Asailov, FLA 42.80, 7. Monica Cordero, SOFLO 43.05; 11-12, 1. Samantha Stinemire, SOFLO 30.69, 2. Fatimah Westbrook, FLA 32.32, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 32.57, 4. Allison Kopas, SOFLO 32.88, 5. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 33.08, 6. Monica Rodriguez, SOFLO 33.31, 7. Sophia Bucaro, SOFLO 33.99; 13-and-over, 1. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 28.34, 2. Rebecca DeRogatis, FLA 30.26, 3. Emma Lincoln, SOFLO 30.80, 4. Maria Lopez, SOFLO 31.29, 5. Kristina Brennan, SOFLO 31.40, 6. Natasha Payamps, SOFLO 31.65, 7. Leonie Davies, SOFLO 31.91.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Urbina Cortes, PST 1:36.27, 2. Katharine DeBarros, SOFLO 1:37.60, 3. Jacqueline Carvallo, Piranhas 1:37.75, 4. Sarah Bucaro, SOFLO 1:39.91, 5. Ann Montgomery, SOFLO 1:44.71, 6. Natalia Rossi, SOFLO 1:46.56, 7. Alexandra Crespo, SOFLO 1:48.88; 11-12, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 1:15.69, 2. Audrey Mason, SOFLO 1:15.87, 3. Laryssa Bedley, DANA 1:16.81, 4. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:18.30, 5. Allison Kopas, SOFLO 1:20.78, 6. Elizabeth Zubero, FLA 1:21.60; 13-and-over, 1. Emma Lincoln, SOFLO 1:14.06, 2. Rebecca DeRogatis, FLA 1:14.64, 3. Chloe Gerena, PST 1:15.09, 4. Nicole Schein, SOFLO 1:15.13, 5. Andrea Vallejo, Midtown Weston 1:16.72, 6. Regan Byrne, FLA 1:17.02.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Sarah Bucaro, SOFLO 1:06.39, 2. Urban Cortes, PST 1:09.62, 3. Jennifer Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:09.95, 4. Delanie Perez, SOFLO 1:12.32, 5. Karla Jimenez, SOFLO 1:17.21, 6. Tiffany Seto, SF 1:17.44, 7. Caitlin Coote, SOFLO 1:17.50, 8. Hannah Virgin, SOFLO 1:17.69; 11-12, 1. Samantha Stinemire, SOFLO 59.82, 2. Sophie Bucaro, SOFLO 59.96, 3. Eliza Windisch, HAT 1:00.56, 4. Catharine Cooper, SOFLO 1:00.70, 5. Kelley Herson, SOFLO 1:01.63, 6. Monica Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:01.78, 8. Allison Kopas, SOFLO 1:03.26; 13-and-over, 1. Linea Cutter, SOFLO 54.44, 2. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 55.19, 3. Emily Kopas, SOFLO 56.36, 4. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 56.55, 5. Andre Melendez, SOFLO 57.30, 6. Osianna McReed, FLA 57.40, 8. Maria Lopez, SOFLO 57.74.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Adriana Rodriguez, FLA 36.53, 2. Delanie Perez, SOFLO 37.69, 3. Jennifer Rodriguez, SOFLO 38.37, 4. Delaney Biro, SOFLO 39.36, 5. Rachel Contich, PST 39.87, 6. Mia Marquez, Piranhas 41.18, 7. Katharine DeBarros, SOFLO 42.05, 8. Karla Jimenez, SOFLO 44.55, 9. Lauren Noyola, SOFLO 47.19; 11-12, 1. Fatimah Westbrook, FLA 28.62, 2. Eliza Windisch, HAT 30.86, 3. Natasha Testa, SOFLO 31.46, 4. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 31.90, 5. Adrienna Aponte, FLA 32.38, 6. Annika Ramnath, Midtown Weston 32.53, 12. Catharine Cooper, SOFLO 34.78; 13-and-over, 1. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 28.14, 2. Linea Cutter, SOFLO 28.58, 3. Lara Garduno, SOFLO 28.95, 4. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 29.13, 5. Rebecca DeRogatis, FLA 29.14, 6. Natasha Payamps, SOFLO 29.17, 10. Katie Brennan, SOFLO 29.93.

BOYS

100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 1:16.17, 2. Christian Kohanyi, PST 1:17.80, 3. Jonathan Skarie, SOFLO 1:18.55, 4. Andres Lares, SOFLO 1:19.08, 5. Carlos Vasquez, DANA 1:21.47, 6. Christian Webb, FLA 1:24.09, 7. Gus Cohn, SOFLO 1:25.04; 11-12, 1. Kear Kurbanali, DANA 1:08.05, 2. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 1:08.75, 3. Cristian Rossi, SOFLO 1:09.20, 4. Jon Strod, Midtown Weston 1:12.04, 5. Carlos Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:12.08, 6. James Burnette, HAT 1:14.52; 13-and-over, 1. Gianpaolo Barelli, SOFLO 55.61, 2. Zain Qali, SOFLO 56.05, 3. Lucas Brito, DANA 56.56, 4. Abbas Qali, SOFLO 56.64, 5. Keegan Boisson-Yates, SOFLO 57.17, 6. Luke Torres, SOFLO 57.54, 9. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 58.77.  

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Kevin Porto, SOFLO 33.21, 2. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 35.16, 3. Christ Kohanyi, PST 37.64, 4. Shane Schulte, Piranhas 37.96, 5. Jonathan Skarie, SOFLO 38.44, 6. Carlos Vasquez, DANA 39.70; 11-12, 1. Gustavo Valery, SOFLO 29.85, 2. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 30.65, 3. Kear Kurbanali, DANA 31.51, 4. Alfredo Mesa Jr., SOLFO 33.35, 5. Alejandro Zaccaro, DANA 33.54, 6. Cristian Rossi, SOFLO 33.62, 8. Ryan Capote, SOFLO 35.12; 13-and-over, 1. Valerio Rasi, SOFLO 25.21, 2. Brandon Goldman, SOFLO 25.72, 3. Ivan Parada, SOFLO 27.32, 4. Felipe Bricio, FLA 27.41, 5. Deo Rivera, Midtown Weston 27.52, 6. Roger Powell, FLA 28.02, 8. August Charni, SOFLO 29.56.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Jorge Depassier, SOFLO 1:25.66, 2. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 1:28.43, 3. Christ Kohanyi, PST 1:28.94, 4. Kevin Porto, SOFLO 1:29.22, 5. Andres Lares, SOFLO 1:32.91, 6. Diego Avellaneda, PST 1:35.17, 7. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:40.60; 11-12, 1. Tristan Celestin, SOFLO 1:10.00, 2. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:27.03, 3. Kelly Schulte, Piranhas 1:31.78, 4. Tyler Gibson, SOFLO 1:34.87, 5. Aman McFarlane, DANA 1:37.12, 6. Gui Hada, SOFLO 1:38.40, 8. Gianca Payamps, SOFLO 1:42.39; 13-and-over: 1. Valerio Rasi, SOFLO 1:05.76, 2. Brandon Goldman, SOFLO 1:06.15, 3. Daniel Lee, SOFLO 1:06.40, 4. Marco Hosfeld, SOFLO 1:06.63, 5. Brian Arnaud, SOFLO 1:07.34, 6. Roger Powell, FLA 1:07.69.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Jorge Depassier, SOFLO 1:01.91, 2. Gus Cohn, SOFLO 1:09.23, 3. Jonathan Skarie, SOFLO 1:09.46, 4. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:13.26, 5. Shane Schulte, Piranhas 1:14.55, 6. Minsuk Kang, DANA 1:18.08, 7. Lorenzo Lanaro, SOFLO 1:18.16; 11-12, 1. Kear Kurbanali, DANA 57.22, 2. Cristian Rossi, SOFLO 57.28, 3. Alfredo Mesa Jr., SOFLO 58.10, 4. Gustavo Valery, SOFLO 58.44, 5. Tristan Celestin, SOFLO 58.58, 6. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 59.34, 7. Carl Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:00.87, 8. Ryan Capote, SOFLO 1:01.78; 13-and-over, 1. Lucas Brito, DANA 48.13, 2. Keegan Boisson-Yates, SOFLO 48.55, 3. Gianpaolo Barelli, SOFLO 48.61, 4. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 49.76, 5. Alex Lilley, DANA 50.57, 6. Marco Hosfeld, SOFLO 50.74, 8. Ivan Parada, SOFLO 51.04.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Jorge Depassier, SOFLO 31.15, 2. Kevin Porto, SOFLO 31.52, 3. Andres Lares, SOFLO 34.91, 4. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 39.50, 5. Gus Cohn, SOFLO 40.02, 6. Diego Avellaneda, PST 40.36, 9. Lorenzo Lanaro, SOFLO 41.50; 11-12, 1. Tristan Celestin, SOFLO 28.86, 2. Carl Rodriguez, SOFLO 30.66, 3. James Burnette, HAT 30.91, 4. Alfredo Mesa Jr., SOFLO 31.10, 5. Federico Maeso, SOFLO 32.51, 6. Jon Strod, Midtown Weston 33.38, 7. Gustavo Valery, SOFLO 33.44; 13-and-over, 1. Josh Laban, SOFLO 23.84, 2. Zain Qali, SOFLO 23.95, 3. Abbas Qali, SOFLO 24.15, 4. Lucas Brito, DANA 24.20, 5. Xavier Brown, SOFLO 24.86, 6. Pedro Gomes, DANA 25.56, 9. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 26.04, 10. Darryl Perez, SOFLO 26.46.

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