SOFLO Has Big Opening Night At Area 3 Developmental Championships

SOFLO Has Big Opening Night At Area 3 Developmental Championships


February 25, 2011

South Florida Aquatic Club won five of eight events on opening night of the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Developmental Championships Friday night at the Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

Javier Menchaca, 15, Stephanie Mlujeak, 12, Hannah Doyle, 14, Gabriella Fawaz, 15, and William Perry III, 14, were individual champions, including three career-best time swims.

Menchaca won the boys’ 15-18 400-yard individual medley in a career-best 4:38.04. His seed time was 4:52.58.

SOFLO girls swept the mile distance event.

Mlujeak won the girls’ 12-and-under 1,650-yard freestyle in a best time of 20:32.08. Her seed time was 22:20.01.

Doyle won the girls’ 13-14 1,650-yard freestyle in 20:40.15 and Fawaz won the 15-18 1,650-yard freestyle in 20:37.29.

Perry III won the boys’ 13-14 1,650-yard freestyle in a best time 18:54.02. His previous best was 20:28.76.

The three-day meet continues on Saturday. More than 400 swimmers and 16 teams are competing. Three sessions are scheduled, two prelims at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and finals at 6 p.m.



400-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Jordan Gullage, MAC 5:13.62.

1,650-yard freestyle: 12-and-under, 1. Stephanie Mlujeak. SOFLO 20:32.08; 13-14, 1. Hannah Doyle, SOFLO 20:40.15; 15-18, 1. Gabriella Fawaz, SOFLO 20:37.29; SOFLO: 2. Belinda De La Torre 20:48.89.


400-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Alejandro Santos, North Miami 4:50.17; SOFLO: 3. Teddy Sandoval 4:58.50, 4. Juan Saldana 5:06.35, 5. Edward Kon 5:09.48; 15-18, 1. Javier Menchaca, SOFLO 4:38.04; SOFLO: 3. Roger Capote 4:52.63, 4. Josh Coote 5:22.47, 5. Daniel Lee 5;23.75.

1,650-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. William Perry III, SOFLO 18:54.02; SOFLO: 2. Alexander Viloria 19:31.69, 4. Austin Iglesias 20:39.59; 15-18, 1. Daniel Angeles, North Miami 18:48.74.

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