Atkinson, McKnight Triple Winners On Final Day Of FGC Seniors Championship

Atkinson, McKnight Triple Winners On Final Day Of FGC Seniors Championship


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

March 6, 2011

Two-time Olympian Alia Atkinson and Lindsey McKnight each won three events for the South Florida Aquatic Club on the third and final night of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships in Plantation.

Atkinson, 22, won the 50-yard butterfly in 25.14, 100-yard breaststroke in a career-best 1:00.44 (previous best 1:02.03) and 50-yard freestyle in 23.49, another career-best (24.20 previous best).

McKnight, 16, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.73, 50-yard freestyle in 23.65 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.57.

Atkinson and McKnight tied for sixth among high point scorers with 141.

SOFLO swept both women’s relays.

SOFLO won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:48.40 with Emily Greenwood, Elle Weberg, Maria Lopez, at 15 the youngest relay member, and Linea Cutter.

SOFLO also won the 400-yard medley relay in 3:54.20 with Jenna Moodie, Atkinson, Lopez and Emma Lincoln. Moodie, Lopez and Lincoln are all 15.

Breaststroker Gina Gautieri, 17, turned in two career-best times. On Saturday she finished third in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:21.55, a time drop of nearly four seconds from 2:24.84 and Sunday third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.71, bettering her previous best of 1:08.06.

Brandon Goldman, 15, posted four career-best times in the 100-yard (54.56) and 200-yard (1:55.32) backstrokes and 200-yard (1:58.71) and 400-yard (4:08.21) individual medleys.

Kristina Brennan, 15, posted a career-best time of 25.52 in the 50-yard freestyle.

Jacob Walters, 15, made his relay debut on SOFLO’s 200-yard medley relay team.

Fort Lauderdale Aquatics swept the combined, girls and team titles.

Top five high-point scorers for women were: Chelsea Britt, FLA 196; Olivia Katcher, FLA 181; Damaris Iriondo, FLA 171; Flavia Segatto, FLA 160; and Vicky Ho, Lake Lytal Lightning. Top five high-point scorers for men were: Fernando Santos, Davie, 199; Yousef Alaskari, Davie 183; Julio Galofre, Davie, 178; Santi Olano, Rockway, 167; and Julian Ballestas, MAC, 151. The highest SOFLO boys point scorers were Brandon Goldman and Marc Rojas, tied for 19th with 99 points.

Next weekend Coral Springs Swim Club will host the 14-and-unders Friday through Sunday.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM RESULTS

1.Fort Lauderdale Aquatics 3,071, 2. MAC 2,324, 3. Davie Nadadores 2,316.50, 4. SOFLO 2,060.50, 5. Lake Lytal Lightning 1,558.

GIRLS TEAM RESULTS

1.FLA 1,690, 2. Lake Lytal Lightning 1,307, 3. SOFLO 1,216.50, 4. MAC 989.50, 5. Davie Nadadores 964.50.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. SOFLO “A” 1:48.40 (Emily Greenwood, Elle Weberg, Maria Lopez, Linea Cutter); SOFLO: 8. “B” 1:56.88 (Kristina Brennan, Anne Kuczynski, Emma Lincoln, Jenna Moodie).

100-yard backstroke: 15-16, 1. Chelsea Britt, FLA 56.92; SOFLO: 4. Marcella Marinheiro 59.71, 6. Emily Greenwood 1:00.16, 9. Maria Lopez 1:03.76, 13. Anne Kuczynski 1:02.64, 19. Kristina Brennan 1:04.70, 30. Rachel Ling 1:06.08, 37. Natasha Payamps 1:08.61, 43. Belinda De La Torre 1:11.26; Open, 1. Carol Colorado, DANA 55.23.

1,650-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Nilza Costa, Unattached 17:57.19; Open, 1. Lani Cabrera, DANA 17:43.47; SOFLO: 7. Brittany Williford 18:38.64.

50-yard butterfly: 15-16, 1. Chelsea Britt, FLA 25.87; SOFLO: 5. Marcella Marinheiro 27.27, 6. Maria Lopez 27.33, 14. Mia Fiorenzi 27.92, 15. Amber Hunter 28.22, 27. Jenna Moodie 29.27, 29. Natasha Payamps 29.60, 39. Kristina Nork 30.63, 45. Brianna Giordanella 33.26; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 25.14, SOFLO: 14. Linea Cutter 28.73, 20. Natalie Montana 30.62.

100-yard breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Lindsey McKnight, SOFLO 1:04.73; SOFLO: 7. Anne Kuczynski 1:13.31, 11. Kristina Nork 1:14.68; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:00.44; SOFLO: 3. Gina Gautieri 1:07.71, 2. Elle Weberg 1:04.16.

50-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Lindsey McKnight, SOFLO 23.65; SOFLO: 7. Emma Lincoln 25.33, 8. Kristina Brennan 25.52, 13. Jenna Moodie 25.73, 15. Maria Lopez 25.80, 17. Anne Kuczynski 25.94, 17. Emily Greenwood 25.91, 28. Amber Hunter 26.25, 30. Mia Fiorenzi 26.48, 37. Natasha Payamps 26.73, 48. Rachel Ling 27.24, 63. Belinda De La Toore 28.57, 66. Brianna Giordanella 28.85, 68. Gabriella Fawaz 29.16; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 23.49; SOFLO: 8. Linea Cutter 25.16, 15. Katie Brennan 26.28, 27. Brittany Williford 26.88, 33. Natalie Montana 27.37.

200-yard individual medley: 15-16, 1. Lindsey McKnight, SOFLO 2:03.57; SOFLO: 6. Emma Lincoln 2:14.35, 14. Mia Fiorenzi 2:17.49, 15. Kristina Nork 2:19.94, 17. Kristina Brennan 2:23.78; Open, 1. Vicky Ho, Lake Lytal Lightning 2:01.50.

400-yard medley relay: 1. SOFLO “A” 3:54.20 (Jenna Moodie, Alia Atkinson, Maria Lopez, Emma Lincoln); SOFLO: 7. “B” 4:07.64 (Emily Greenwood, Gina Gautieri, Kristina Brennan, Linea Cutter).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.FLA 1,381, 2. Davie Nadadores 1,352, 3. MAC 1,334.50, 4. SOFLO 844  5. AK Sharks 414.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Davie Nadadores 1:33.23 (Vinicius Kleinert, Genaro Prono, Ismael Ortiz, Aaron Dsouza); SOFLO: 4. “A” 1:38.00 (Keegan Boisson-Yates, Alex Rodriguez, Zain Qali, Xavier Brown); 10. “B” 1:45.77 (Jacob Walters, Marc Rojas, Abbas Qali, Darryl Perez).

100-yard backstroke: 15-16, 1. Yousef Alaskari, DANA 52.97; SOFLO: 3. Brandon Goldman 54.56, 5. Keegan Boisson-Yates 55.27; Open, 1. Fernando Santos, Unattached 49.54; SOFLO: 14. Fernando Cardenas 1:00.59.

50-yard butterfly: 15-16, 1. Yousef Alaskari, DANA 23.49; SOFLO: 10. Xavier Brown 24.91, 16. Darryl Perez 25.69, 17. Javier Menchaca 25.76, 18. Mike Franco 26.07, 31. Jacob Walters 26.34, 49. Matias Sisnandez 28.04; Open, 1. Julio Galofre, Unattached 22.24; SOFLO: 7. Abbas Qali 23.74, 11. Zain Qali 24.24, 32. Mauricio Hidalgo 25.44, 33. Doug Ramos 25.54, 49. Nicholas Perez 26.64, 59. Derek Maguire 28.53.

100-yard breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Ryan Rosenbaum, FLA 58.58; SOFLO: 12. Daniel Lee 1:05.00, 33. Joshua Cutter 1:12.52, 34. Roger Capote 1:12.60; Open, 1. Genaro Prono, DANA 56.52; SOFLO: 2. Alex Rodriguez 57.11, 7. Marc Rojas 1:01.12, 12. Brian Arnaud 1:04.61, 10. Doug Ramos 1:02.75, 17. Marco Hosfeld 1:05.30, 31. Derek Maguire 1:10.73.

1,650-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Joris Bouchaut, GDLP 15:54.81; 11. Roger Capote 17:30.26; Open, 1. Dylan Marsolek, PST 15:55.62.

50-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Julio Ballestas, MAC 21.97; SOFLO: 7. Xavier Brown 23.14, 19. Darryl Perez 23.85, 27. Daniel Lee 24.01, 53. Jacob Walters 24.92, 57. Kyle Desrosiers 25.11, 62. Roger Capote 25.22; Open, 1. Fernando Santos, Unattached 20.81; SOFLO: 14. Abbas Qali 22.34, 26. Alex Rodriguez 22.87,33. Fernando Cardenas 23.35, 44. Brian Arnaud 23.85, 55. Nicholas Perez 24.37, 76. Derek Maguire 26.74.

200-yard individual medley: 15-16, 1. Yousef Alaskari, DANA 1:55.82, SOFLO: 7. Brandon Goldman 1:58.71, 25. Mike Franco 2:08.55, 50. Javier Menchaca 2:15.59; Open, 1. Carlos Omana, MAC 1:51.54; SOFLO: 8. Marc Rojas 2:01.50, 15. Mauricio Hidalgo 2:06.25, 8. Zain Qali 2:00.95, 14. Marco Hosfeld 2:05.23, 30. Brian Arnaud 2:12.96.

400-yard medley relay: No result listed on host team site.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.

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