Jessica Rodriguez, Julien Pinon Shine On Opening Day Of FGC Comets Invitational

Jessica Rodriguez, Julien Pinon Shine On Opening Day Of FGC Comets Invitational


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

June 3, 2011

Jessica Rodriguez of the South Florida Aquatic Club swam a blistering career-best to highlight action on the opening day of the Florida Gold Coast Long Course Comets Invitational Friday at Academic Village Pool.

Rodriguez, 12, won the 11-12 400-meter individual medley in 5:33.62, a Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic cut time. She bettered her previous best of 5:50.52.

SOFLO’s top four finishers in the 400 IM event turned in FGJO times including Allison Kopas (5:58.54), Sarah Bucaro (6:14.78) and Stephanie Mlujeak (6:23.12).

SOFLO’s Emily Kopas, 14, won the 13-14 400-meter individual medley in 5:21.27, also a FGJO cut.

SOFLO’s Julien Pinon, 12,  won the 11-12 mile, held in Miami, in a career-best 17:41.3, a tuneup for the remaining six events he will compete in over the weekend.

Other SOFLO individual winners were:

Marc Rojas, 17, 400-meter individual medley, 5:06.96, FLSC.

Rafael Rodriguez, 9, 200-meter individual medley, 3:06.91, FGJO.

Juan Lucas, 12, 200-meter individual medley, 2:38.89, FGJO.

Jennifer Rodriguez, 10, 400-meter freestyle 5:33.14, FGJO.

Sophia Bucaro, 12, 400-meter freestyle 4:52.26, FGJO.

Melissa Marinheiro, 14, 400-meter freestyle, 4:36.90, FGJO.

Marcella Marinheiro, 16, 400-meter freestyle, 4:40.30, FLSC.

Samuel Quintero, 10, 400-meter freestyle, 5:18.63, FGJO.

Dylan Sell, 14, 400-meter freestyle, 4:32.33, FGJO.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with two sessions.

FRIDAY RESULTS, SESSION ONE

GIRLS

400-meter individual medley: 11-12, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 5:33.62, FGJO; SOFLO: 2. Allison Kopas 5:58.54, FGJO, 3. Sarah Bucaro 6:14.78, FGJO, 4. Stephanie Mlujeak 6:23.12, FGJO, 5. Natasha Testa 6:43.05; 13-14, 1. Emily Kopas, SOFLO 5:21.27, FGJO; 15-and-over, 1. Melisa Alonso, Blue Marlins 6:33.34.

200-meter individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 3:01.71, FGJO; SOFLO: 6. Katherine DeBarros 3:18.92, FGJO, 14. Alexandra Crespo 3:39.57; 11-12, 1. Andrea Lopez, Miami Beach 2:50.77, FGJO; SOFLO: 11. Zariya Harris 3:43.30, 12. Monica Cordero 3:45.35.

400-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Jennifer Rodriguez, SOFLO 5:33.14; SOFLO: 3. Katherine DeBarros 6:15.73, FGJO, 4. Alexandra Crespo 6:45.18; 11-12, 1. Sophia Bucaro, SOFLO 4:52.26, FGJO; SOFLO: 5. Bianca Monti 5:32.36, FGJO, 6. Maya Hirian 5:42.03, 7. Alisa Kislych 5:50.45, 9. Megan Damon 6:01.38; 13-14, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 4:36.90, FGJO; SOFLO: 3. Leonie Davies 4:46.54, FGJO, 4. Andrea Melendez 5:04.11, 6. Hannah Doyle 5:20.36, 9. Vivi Calero 5:43.71, 11. Alisa Huang 6:38.07; 15-and-over, 1. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 4:40.30, FLSC; SOFLO: 2. Maria Lopez 4:52.91, FLSC, 3. Brittany Williford 4:55.76, FLSC, 4. Amber Hunter 4:57.28, 6. Juliann Plasencia 5:01.10, 7. Rachel Ling 5:19.40, 8. Gabriella Fawaz 5:27.23, 9. Miranda Mila 5:33.67.

 

BOYS

400-meter individual medley: 11-12, 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade Aquatics 5:20.77, FGJO; SOFLO: 2. Nicholas Perera 5:53.40, FGJO; 13-14, 1. Juan Pablo Arteaga, Miami Swimming 5:27.81, FGJO; SOFLO: 2. William Perry III 5:39.31, FGJO, 3. Juan Saldana 5:43.50, FGJO, 4. Gustavo Valery 5:44.78, FGJO, 5. Teddy Sandoval 5:47.74, 6. Alex Monti 5:57.51; 15-and-over, 1. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 5:06.90, FGJO; SOFLO: 2. Javier Menchaca 5:36.37.

200-meter individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 3:06.91, FGJO; SOFLO: 3. Matthew Liang 3:09.93, FGJO, 6. Leonardo Mateus 3:22.76, FGJO, 14. Pablo Ziehm 3:50.60, 15. Justin Irwin 3:52.69; 11-12, 1. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 2:38.89, FGJO; SOFLO: 2. Ricardo Roche 2:44.26, FGJO, 3. Kevin Porto 2:47.12, FGJO, 4. Cristian Rossi 2:47.80, FGJO, 6. Matthew Menocal 3:00.94, FGJO, 8. CJ Kopecki 3:14.38, 9. Tyler Gibson 3:14.45, 11. Andres Arias 3:47.61.

400-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Samuel Quintero, SOFLO 5:18.63, FGJO; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 5:41.05, FGJO, 5. Leonardo Mateus 6:01.03, FGJO, 9. Matthew Liang 6:21.22, FGJO; 11-12, 1. Max Asnis, Blue Marlins 5:07.80, FGJO; SOFLO: 2. Federico Maeso 5:08.80, FGJO, 8. Jack Davies 5:45.73, 11. Matthew Cooper 6:09.46, 12. Miguel Hernandez 6:24.70; 13-14, 1. Dylan Sell, SOFLO 4:32.33, FGJO; SOFLO: 6. Ryan Capote 5:04.83, FGJO, 7. Matthew Mila 5:06.36, 8. Alexander Viloria 5:08.12, 9. Stefano Dioguardi 5:17.83, 10. Andres Menchaca 5:30.91, 12. Marco Crespo 6:37.16; 15-and-over, 1. Ronald Santos, Rockway 4:21.65, FLSC; SOFLO: 2. Marc Rojas 4:27.09, FLSC, 8. Jacob Walters 4:59.19, 12. Josh Coote 5:11.02, 13. Daniel Lee 5;12.92, 14. Xavier Brown 5:17.79.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Comets Long Course Invitational

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, Session 2, 8:30 a.m., Session 3, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Session 4, 8:30 a.m., Session 5, 2 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Teams: (12) Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Comets, Coral Springs Swim Club, Devilrays, Flying Fish, Hialeah, Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County Aquatics, Miami Swimming, Rockway Swimming, South Florida Aquatic Club, Unattached.

Admission: $3 per session, heat sheets $3 per session. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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