South Florida Aquatic Club Senior Swimmers Dominate Day 3 Of Comets FGC Open Invitational

South Florida Aquatic Club Senior Swimmers Dominate Day 3 Of Comets FGC Open Invitational

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January 29, 2012

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

South Florida Aquatic Club continued its domination at the Comets Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational Sunday at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

Buoyed by depth and talent among its senior swimmers, SOFLO captured 24 of 28 events on the final day of the three-day competition, the first major competition of the 2012 season.

“This was definitely the first tune-up of the season for our older kids,” said SOFLO CEO Chris Anderson. “We wanted to see our progress from holiday training.

“After doing a recap of the meet, we felt not only did our athletes do a good job but our coaches feel we’re on the right path for having a great Senior Championships.”

Maria Lopez had an outstanding meet in the middle distance events. “She had some very, very nice solid swims,” Anderson said.

SOFLO’s Leonie Davies went under 2 minutes for the first time in the 200-yard freestyle, swimming 1:59 in prelims and 1:59.07 in finals.

“We had a bunch of unattached people training here in mid-November and after high school season they are already producing and going best times. It’s really exciting. Our kids and coaches are doing such a great job.”

Among SOFLO winners were:

Melissa Marinheiro, 14, 100-yard freestyle, 53.96; 200-yard backstroke, 2:11.71.

Marcella Marinheiro, 17, 100-yard freestyle, 52.92; 200-yard backstroke, 2:07.12

Julien Pinon, 13, 100-yard freestyle, 51.30; 200-yard freestyle, 1:51.83

Xavier Brown, 17, 100-yard freestyle, 49.34; 50-yard butterfly, 25.11

Diego Rodriguez, 14, 50-yard backstroke, 30.20

Kaitlin Armstrong, 15, 50-yard backstroke, 31.30

Ivan Parada, 17, 50-yard backstroke, 28.68

Kylie Herman, 14, 200-yard butterfly 2:23.72; 200-yard freestyle, 2:04.70

Alfredo Mesa, 13, 200-yard butterfly, 2:22.78

Maria Lopez, 16, 200-yard butterfly 2:08.59; 200-yard freestyle, 1:57.88.

Matthew Gonzalez, 17, 200-yard butterfly, 2:07.95

Andres Melendez, 14, 100-yard breaststroke 1:19.65

Alex Monti, 13, 100-yard breaststroke 1:06.48

Marc Rojas, 17, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:02.56; 200-yard freestyle, 1:49.43

Gustavo Valery, 13, 200-yard backstroke 2:04.01

Daniel Reyna, 16, 200-yard backstroke, 2:32.80

Jonathan Strod, 13, 50-yard butterfly, 28.05

SUNDAY SESSION SEVEN RESULTS

GIRLS

100-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 53.96; SOFLO: 2. Kylie Herman 57.80, 3. Andrea Melendez 58.56, 5. Natasha Testa 1:00.59, 6. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:02.28, 7. Jessie Cordero 1:03.18, 10. Maya Hirian 1:06.25, 12. Cristina Villegas 1:03.75, 15. Johmi Vargas 1:05.29, 18. Clarisa Melendez 1:06.60, 19. Vanessa Garcia 1:09.82, 20. Sofia Arriaga 1:10.17, 21. Julie Montgomery 1:10.26, 23. Alisa Huang 1:12.40, 24. Melissa Gonzalez 1:14.06, 27. Garryne Badere 1:21.99; 15-and-over, 1. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 52.92; SOFLO: 2. Amber Hunter 55.02, 3. Evelin Jimenez 55.23, 4. Leonie Davies 56.55, 5. Luana Cabral 56.58, 6. Daniela Jimenez 58.69, 7. Kaitlin Armstrong 59.48, 9. Astrid Rigau 1:03.70, 15. Hannah Doyle 1:05.00.

50-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Gina Mancinelli, Devilrays 39.17; SOFLO: 2. Garryne Badere 40.21; 15-and-over, 1. Kaitlin Armstrong, SOFLO 31.30; SOFLO: 2. Luana Cabral 32.10, 4. Astrid Rigau 35.66.

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Kylie Herman, SOFLO 2:23.72; SOFLO: 2. Natasha Testa 2:35.13; 15-and-over, 1. Maria Lopez, SOFLO 2:08.59; SOFLO: 3. Evelin Jimenez 2:20.93, 4. Haley Wright 2:23.38.

100-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Andrea Melendez, SOFLO 1:19.65; SOFLO: 4. Vanessa Garcia 1:30.32, 5. Jessie Cordero 1:34.91, 6. Melissa Gonzalez 1:37.13, prelims, 4. Charlene Forti 1:28.22, Sofia Arriaga 1:33.71, Johmi Vargas 1:34.33, Cristina Villegas 1:36.44, 11. Alisa Huang 1:41.08; 15-and-over, 1. Vanessa Aycart, Delvilrays 1:11.69; SOFLO: 4. Kaitlin Armstrong 1:18.88, 5. Hannah Doyle 1:31.53.

200-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:11.71; SOFLO: 2. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:25.01, 4. Maya Hirian 2:38.19, 5. Clarisa Melendez 2:39.71, 8. Julia Montgomery 2:50.72; 15-and-over, 1. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:07.12; SOFLO: 2. Leonie Davies 2:16.82, 3. Daniella Jimenez 2:31.04.

50-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Adrienne Aponte, Swim Fort Lauderdale 30.25; SOFLO: 5. Garryne Badere 39.90; 15-and-over, 1. Vanessa Aycart, Devilrays 29.58.

200-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Kylie Herman, SOFLO 2:04.70; SOFLO: 2. Andrea Melendez 2:05.28, 5. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:14.39, 7. Natasha Testa 2:18.23, 9. Jessie Cordero 2:19.51, 13. Cristina Villegas 2:21.52, 15. Johmi Vargas 2:23.59, 18. Clarisa Melendez 2:29.22, 19. Vanessa Garcia 2:30.80, 20. Julia Montgomery 2:31.66, 21. Maya Hirian 2:33.43, 22. Sofia Arriaga 2:33.56, 23. Alisa Huang 2:36.71, 24. Monica Gonzalez 2:39.26; 15-and-over: 1. Maria Lopez, SOFLO 1:57.88; SOFLO: 2. Leonie Davies 1:59.07, 3. Amber Hunter 2:03.07, 4. Haley Wright 2:03.33, 5. Evelin Jimenez 2:04.62, 6. Daniela Jimenez 2:10.39, 8. Hannah Doyle 2:17.48, 9. Astrid Rigau 2:18.41.

400-yard individual medley: 13-and-over, 1. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 4:45.69. 

BOYS

100-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 51.30; SOFLO: 2. Alfredo Mesa 53.27, 3. Cristian Rossi 53.46, 4. Jonathan Strod 54.12, 5. Ryan Capote 54.29, 6. Alex Monti 54.79; 11. Alexander Viloria 58.82, 15. Simon Ortiz 1:04.00, 16. Luiz Hosfeld 1:06.93, 17. Mathew Delvalle 1:08.56, 19. Marco Crespo 1:09.48, 20. Matthew Cooper 1:11.09, 22. Bryan Moran 1:21.68; 15-and-over, 1. Xavier Brown, SOFLO 49.34; SOFLO: 2. Ivan Parada 51.43, 5. William Perry III 55.07, 8. Roger Capote 55.67, 9. Teddy Sandoval 56.16, 13. Edward Kon 57.95, 15. Dylan Allen 59.22, 17. Juan Saldana 59.60, 18. Daniel Reyna 1:01.87, 19. Charles Santamaria 1:04.44, 21. Juan Deiros 1:10.15, 22. James Madera 1:29.03.

50-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Diego Rodriguez, SOFLO 30.20; SOFLO: 2. Jack Davies 32.22, 4. Luiz Hosfeld 40.28; 15-and-over, 1. Ivan Parada, SOFLO 28.68, 3. Daniel Reyna 33.11, 5. Charles Santamaria 35.60, 6. Juan Deiros 42.46; prelims, 3. Fernando Quintero 29.35, 5. Juan Saldana 31.96.

200-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Alfredo Mesa, SOFLO 2:22.78; SOFLO: 2. Ryan Capote 2:27.41; 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Gonzalez, SOFLO 2:07.95; SOFLO: 2. Teddy Sandoval 2:29.24.

100-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Alex Monti, SOFLO 1:06.48; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Colon 1:07.03, 3. Diego Rodriguez 1:12.50, 6. Cristian Rossi 1:13.14, 7. Gustavo Valery 1:14.66, 8. Matthew Delvalle 1:30.69, 11. Jonathan Strod 1:18.77, 12. Alexander Viloria 1:23.63, 13. Matthew Cooper 1:32.24, 14. Mathew Delvalle 1:33.04, 15. Marco Crespo 1:37.03; 15-and-over, 1. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 1:02.56; SOFLO: 2. Roger Capote 1:09.60, 4. William Perry III 1:15.16, 9. James Madera 1:44.79.

200-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Gustavo Valery, SOFLO 2:04.01; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Colon 2:17.35, 3. Jack Davies 2:22.32, 4. Alex Monti 2:27.71, 5. Simon Ortiz 2:34.31; 15-and-over, 1. Daniel Reyna, SOFLO 2:32.80; prelims, 1. Fernando Quintero 2:17.58, 2. Edward Kon 2:22.92, 3. Matthew Mila 2:32.51.

50-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Jonathan Strod, SOFLO 28.05; 15-and-over, 1. Xavier Brown, SOFLO 25.11; SOFLO: 5. Charles Santamaria 30.80.

200-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 1:51.83; SOFLO: 2. Alfredo Mesa 1:56.53, 3. Gustavo Valery 1:56.60, 4. Cristian Rossi 2:01.07, 5. Ryan Capote 2:01.83, 7. Jack Davies 2:11.86, 8. Simon Ortiz 2:12.46, 10. Mathew Delvalle 2:32.77, 16. Marco Crespo 2:31.78, 18. Bryan Moran 3;19.26; 15-and-over, 1. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 1:49.43; SOFLO: 2. Matthew Gonzalez 1:56.00, 3. Roger Capote 1:58.61, 4. Xavier Brown 2:01.73, 5. Teddy Sandoval 2:02.16, 6. William Perry III 2:03.92, 14. Dylan Allen 2:12.25, 15. Josh Coote 2:12.80, 17. Juan Deiros 2:44.97.

400-yard individual medley: 13-and-over, 1. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 4:30.69; SOFLO: 2. Julian Pinon 4:40.32, 3. Jordan Colon 4:42.16, 4. Diego Rodriguez 5:00.59, 5. Alexander Viloria 5:01.26, 6. Juan Saldana 5:01.73.  

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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Depth,Talent Among South Florida Aquatic Club JO Qualifiers At Comets FGC Open Invitational

Depth, Talent Among South Florida Aquatic Club JO Qualifiers At Comets FGC Open Invitational


January 29, 2012

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

The future looks bright for South Florida Aquatic Club at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines with so many young, promising swimmers showing off their talent at the Comets Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational.

The Comets posted 361 lifetime best times during the 12-and-under timed final events during the three-day meet that ended on Sunday at their home pool.

 “It’s been a while since the younger swimmers have raced,” said SOFLO CEO and Head Coach Chris Anderson. “It was the first time they were able to demonstrate in competition their stroke technique that we have gone over since Winter Championships. The different concepts in body position are really starting to pan out for them.

“It definitely bodes well for the future,” Anderson said. “As a club we took another step forward as a training site. We are still trying to create athletes. The meet was an invaluable experience for the younger swimmers who we are trying to get to feel comfortable and gain confidence in a relaxed atmosphere.”

Among some of the standout swims by SOFLO Comets, who train at the Academic Village Pool were:

Bruno Berti, 12, posted seven Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic cut times and five best times in the 11-12 100-yard backstroke (1:07.74), 50-yard breaststroke (37.31), 50-yard freestyle (27.24), 200-yard medley relay lead-off leg (32.02), 50-yard backstroke (30.86), 100-yard breaststroke (1:20.66) and 100-yard freestyle (59.63).

Andrea Bucaro, 12, had seven FGJO cut times in the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.16), 200-yard individual medley (2:34.56), 100-yard butterfly (1:14.10), 200-yard medley relay lead-off (34.54), 500-yard freestyle (5:50.88), 50-yard backstroke (34.11) and 100-yard freestyle (1:03.60).

Sophia Bucaro, 12, had six FGJO cuts and five lifetime best times in the 1,650-yard freestyle (18:20.77), 100-yard backstroke (1:08.03), 50-yard freestyle (27.55), 500-yard freestyle (5:23.31), 50-yard butterfly (31.27) and 100-yard freestyle (57.97).

Alani Carrasco, 12, had seven FGJO cuts and seven lifetime best times in the 100-yard backstroke (1:11.55), 100-yard butterfly (1:13.40), 50-yard freestyle (28.38), 200-yard medley relay lead-off (34.22), 100-yard breaststroke (1:18.59), 100-yard freestyle (1:01.35) and 100-yard individual medley (1:10.15).

Maria Carrillo, 10, posted six lifetime best times in the 100-yard backstroke (1:40.62), 50-yard breaststroke (1:00.76), 50-yard freestyle (37.66), 50-yard backstroke (46.33), 100-yard breaststroke (2:06.48) and 100-yard freestyle (1:32.38).

Kyana Castro, 9, had eight best times in the 200-yard freestyle (2:41.95), 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard backstroke (1:28.77), 50-yard breaststroke (50.04), 50-yard freestyle (34.22), 200-yard medley relay lead-off leg (40.89), 50-yard backstroke (41.02), 50-yard butterfly (40.12) and 100-yard freestyle (1:17.62).

Katherine De Barros, 11, two FGJO cut times in the 500-yard freestyle (6:12.12) and 100-yard freestyle (1:06.42) and nine best times.

Isabella Di Salvo, 9, posted six best times.

Valentina Diaz, 12, turned in eight best times.

Estaban Diaz-Velasco, 12, had give FGJO cuts and four best times.

Jonathan Drolet, 12, had six best times.

Roberto Garrido, 10, had four best times.

Tyler Gibson, 12, turned in five FGJO cuts and six best times.

Catalin Grant, 11, posted seven best times.

John Paul Handal, 9, turned in five career-best times.

Zariya Harris, 12, turned in seven lifetime bests.

Miguel Hernandez, 12, had four FGC cut times and nine best times.

Kelley Heron, 12, swam seven FGJO cuts in all of her events and four best times.

Ethan Hew, 11, had five best times.

Annita Huang, 10, had nine FGJO cut times and seven best times.

C.J. Kopecki, 12, turned in eight FGJO cuts and six best times.

Andres Lares, 12, had seven FGJO cuts and six best times.

Elise Larin, 10, had six FGJO cuts and four best times.

Catalina Lizarazo, 11, had eight best times.

Juan Lucas, 12, had eight FGJO cuts and two best times.

Hernando Lago, 12, had six best times.

Leonardo Mateus, 10, had eight FGJO cuts and five best times.

Matthew Menocal, 12, had seven FGJO cuts and two best times.

Vanessa Mesa, 9, had nine FGJO cuts and nine best times.

Salomon Molko, 12, had five best times and Noah Molko, 12, had seven best times.

Anna Montgomery, 11, had six best times.

Bianca Monti, 12, had nine FGJO cuts and six best times.

Brandon Moran, 10, had seven FGJO cuts and four best times.

Sergio Morizot-Leite, 11, had eight best times.

Tomas Pelaez, 10, had six best times and one FGJO cut.

Delanie Perez, 11, had seven FGJO cuts and six best times.

Kevin Porto, 12, had eight FGJO cuts and six best times.

Samuel Quintero, 11, six FGJO cuts and seven best times.

Nicolas Raimont, 12, had five best times.

Ricardo Roche, 12, had nine FGJO cuts and four best times.

Carlos Rodriguez, 12, had eight FGJO cuts and three best times.

Jennifer Rodriguez, 11, had eight best times and three FGJO cuts.

Rafael Rodriguez, 10, had nine FGJO cuts and four best times.

Rodrigo Rodriguez, 12, had eight FGJO cuts and four best times.

Gabriel Saavedra, 10, had six best times.

Lauren Simm, 12, had six best times and Natalie Simm, 9, had six best times.

Derek Tom, 9, had five best times and three FGJO cuts.

Anabel Vazquez, 10, had seven FGJO cuts and nine best times.

Sarah Bucaro, 11, had four FGJO cuts in the 100-yard butterfly (1:11.58), 50-yard freestyle (29.81), 50-yard backstroke (34.23) and 100-yard freestyle (1:02.96).

Luis Bucaro, 10, had an FGJO cut time in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:14.56. 

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Annita Huang, SOFLO 35.19; SOFLO: 2. Delaney Biro 35.47, 3. Gabby Beltrano 36.76, 4. Anabel Vazquez 38.12, 5. Lauren Noyola 40.04, 7. Kyana Castro 41.02, 8. Brooke Cordoba 43.36, 11. Trinity Hoyos 43.73, 12. Sarah Schimansky 44.21, 13. Treasure D’Souza 44.61, 14. Savanha Saunders 45.83, 15. Maria Carrillo 46.33, 16. Emma Perera 46.55, 19. Valerie Kon 49.95, 20. Nivedha Natarajan 50.03, 22. Salma Hegazy 50.42, 25. Tyler Williams 52.23, 29. Ivanna Fregoso 56.95, 31. Sophia Bedoya 1:01.13; COMETS: 9. Katrina Del Vecchio 43.37, 10. Sara Quintero 43.39, 18. Gretchen Montgomery 48.73; CORAL SPRINGS: 17. Emma Gomez 47.72, 27. Meredith McDade 53.50; 11-12, 1. Isabella Pittinger, SOFLO 29.87; SOFLO: 2. Megan Schimansky 32.91, 3. Bianca Monti 33.88, 5. Andrea Bucaro 34.11, 6. Sarah Bucaro 34.23, 9. Hannah Virgin 35.52, 10. Anna Montgomery 36.79, 11. Lauren Simm 36.99, 12. Zariya Harris 37.71, 13. Adrianne Silva 37.72, 14. Ashley Tan 38.06, 15. Daniela Gomez 38.57, 16. Beliz Aral 39.02, 17. Alexandra Crespo 39.86, 18. Abolade Oyetunji 40.72, 20. Megan Appelbaum 40.91, 22. Carly Brewington 42.15.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 1:22.43; SOFLO: 3. Elise Larin 1:24.46, 4. Delaney Biro 1:31.91, 5. Vanessa Mesa 1:32.74, 6. Gabby Beltrano 1:38.06, 7. Julie Mason 1:39.64, 8. Isabella Di Salvo 1:41.42, 9. Mikaela De Gracia 1:43.75, 10. Lydia Szakacs 1:45.36, 12. Kailey Norusis 1:48.07, 13. Michelle Marinheiro 1:52.50, 15. Savanha Saunders 1:53.53, 18. Emma Perera 1:55.30, 22. Maria Carrillo 2:06.48, 23. Ivanna Fregoso 2:14.09, 24. Valerie Kon 2:16.03, 25. Morgan Cavanagh 2:18.43, 26. Sophia Bedoya 2:28.86; CORAL SPRINGS: 14. Olivia Mason 1:52.84, 20. Molly Mason 2:01.66, 21. Victoria Grimaldi 2:04.70; COMETS: 16. Sara Quintero 1:53.73, 17. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:53.93, 19. Gretchen Montgomery 1:57.87; 11-12, 1.  Kelley Heron 1:13.98; SOFLO: 2. Delanie Perez 1:18.38, 3. Alani Carrasco 1:18.59, 7. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:24.43, 8. Andrea Bucaro 1:24.61, 9. Katherine De Barros 1:25.17, 11. Sophia Bucaro 1:28.45, 12. Lauren Simm 1:30.22, 14. Abolade Oyetunji 1:38.11, 15. Catalina Lizarazo 1:38.42, 17. Lauren Smith 1:40.10, 18. Valeria Alfageme 1:40.77, 19. Carly Brewington 1:42.97, 20. Kellie Wilcox 1:43.59, 21. Catalin Grant 1:44.60.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Jodi Kennedy 34.68; SOFLO: 2. Delaney Biro 35.59, 4. Anabel Vazquez 40.00, 5. Kyana Castro 40.12, 6. Lauren Noyola 40.47, 7. Gabby Beltrano 41.90, 8. Natalie Simm 41.95, 9. Isabella Di Salvo 44.47, 10. Lydia Szakacs 45.31, 13. Brooke Cordoba 47.39, 14. Salma Hegazy 52.61, 17. Nivedha Natarajan 56.00, 20. Treasure D’Souza 59.19; CORAL SPRINGS: 11. Emma Gomez 46.38, 18. Molly Mason 58.38, 19. Victoria Grimaldi 58.52, 22. Faithy Newby 1:10.52; 11-12, 1. Isabella Pittinger, SOFLO 29.22; SOFLO: 2. Bianca Monti 30.73, 3. Kelley Heron 31.16, 4. Sophia Bucaro 31.27, 6. Sarah Bucaro 33.06, 10. Jennifer Rodriguez 35.10, 12. Megan Schimansky 35.96, 13. Hannah Virgin 35.99, 15. Megan Appelbaum 37.27, 16. Alexandra Crespo 37.59, 17. Ashley Tan 38.07, 18. Zariya Harris 38.10, 19. Valentina Diaz 38.42, 20. Daniela Gomen 39.23, 21. Lauren Smith 43.11, 24. Adrianne Silva 44.93.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 1:03.02; SOFLO: 2. Vanessa Mesa 1:03.57, 3. Annita Huang 1:06.39, 4. Sarah Schimansky 1:14.14, 5. Elise Larin 1:14.39, 7. Mikaela De Gracia 1:15.66, 8. Lauren Noyola 1:16.09, 9. Kyana Castro 1:17.62, 10. Natalie Simm 1:20.51, 11. Julie Mason 1:21.60, 12. Michelle Marinheiro 1:22.67, 13. Trinity Hoyos 1:24.57, 15. Brooke Cordoba 1:25.14, 17. Lydia Szakacs 1:25.60, 20. Savanha Saunders 1:28.93, 21. Treasure D’Souza 1:30.76, 22. Maria Carrillo 1:32.38, 25. Emma Perera 1:34.92, 26. Salma Hegazy 1:41.33, 27. Nivedha Natarajan 1:42.94, 28. Ivanna Fregoso 1:43.46, 30. Morgan Cavanagh 1:44.96, 32. Valerie Kon 1:49.61; CSSC: 18. Olivia Mason 1:28.39, 24. Emma Gomez 1:33.18, 34. Faith Newby 1:50.51, 36. Sophia Bedoya 2:00.18; COMETS: 19. Sara Quintero 1:28.72, 23. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:32.73; 11-12, 1. Sophia Bucaro, SOFLO 57.97; SOFLO: 2. Bianca Monti 58.06, 3. Kelley Heron 58.69, 4. Isabella Pittinger 59.46, 5. Alani Carrasco 1:01.35, 6. Sarah Bucaro 1:02.96, 7. Delanie Perez 1:03.14, 9. Andrea Bucaro 1:03.60, 13. Megan Schimansky 1:05.44, 15. Katherine DeBarros 1:06.42, 17. Ashley Tan 1:07.56, 20. Anna Montgomery 1:09.51, 21. Zariya Harris 1:09.72, 22. Adrianne Silva 1:10.74, 23. Valentina Diaz 1:10.81, 24. Lauren Simm 1:12.61, 25. Megan Appelbaum 1:13.43, 26. Catalina Lizarazo 1:14.25, 28. Lauren Smith 1:14.89, 30. Abolade Oyetunji 1:16.05, 31. Catalin Grant 1:18.06, 32. Valeria Alfageme 1:19.17, 33. Daniela Gomez 1:19.23, 34. Carly Brewington 1:19.64, 35. Kellie Wilcox 1:19.87, 36. Beliz Aral 1:20.47.

100-yard individual medley: 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 1:13.21; SOFLO: 2. Vanessa Mesa 1:15.18, 4. Annita Huang 1:21.00, 5. Anabel Vazquez 1:22.41, 7. Elise Larin 1:26.38, 8. Natalie Simm 1:30.06, 9. Julie Mason 1:30.72, 10. Isabella Di Salvo 1:31.89, 11. Mikaela De Gracia 1:32.81, 12. Sarah Schimansky 1:32.90, 13. Michelle Marinheiro 1:36.99, 14. Trinity Hoyos 1:41.10; CSSC: 15. Olivia Mason 1:41.27, 16. Molly Mason 1:53.97, 18. Victoria Grimaldi 1:57.54; 11-12, 1. Alani Carrasco, SOFLO 1:10.15; SOFLO: 3. Delanie Perez 1:13.82, 6. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:16.82, 7. Katherine De Barros 1:16.97, 8. Hannah Virgin 1:18.26, 12. Anna Montgomery 1:20.96, 13. Alexandra Crespo 1:23.06, 14. Valentina Diaz 1:23.90, 15. Catalina Lizarazo 1:28.83, 16. Kellie Wilcox 1:29.59, 17. Catalin Grant 1:30.28.

200-yard freestyle relay: 12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:50.59 (Bianca Monti, Sophia Bucaro, Kelley Heron, Isabella Pittinger), 2. SOFLO C 2:02.00, 3. SOFLO B 2:05.02, 4. SOFLO E 2:08.01, 5. SOFLO F 2:11.16, 6. SOFLO D 2:15.63, 7. SOFLO G 2:16.70, 8. SOFLO J 2:19.64, 9. SOFLO H 2:21.53, 10. SOFLO I 2:22.53.  

BOYS

50-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 34.89; SOFLO: 2. Leonardo Mateus 36.21, 3. Andres McKeon 37.98, 4. Nicolas Drolet 39.21, 5. Joseph Lee 39.35, 6. Derek Tom 39.63, 8. Andrew McDade 40.82, 9. Luis Bucaro 41.68, 10. Gabriel Saavedra 41.81, 11. Tomas Pelaez 41.96, 12. Joshua Hanks 42.29, 15. John Paul Handal 43.02, 17. Gianni Savino 43.56, 18. Alexander Mayer 43.96, 19. Akira Huang 45.19, 20. Roberto Garrido 45.78, 25. Marcos Vazquez 50.16, 30. Sam McCormick 56.40; COMETS: 13. Sebastian Lares 42.45, 23. Zackary Harris 48.92; CORAL SPRINGS: 27. Bennett Brown 53.36; 11-12, 1. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 28.18; SOFLO: 2. Bruno Berti 30.86, 3. Andres Lares 31.08, 4. Kevin Porto 31.09, 5. Collin Burt 31.65, 6. Ricardo Roche 31.69, 7. Estaban Diaz-Velasco 32.68, 9. Matthew Liang 35.72, 11. Lorenzo Lanaro 35.96, 12. Miguel Hernandez 37.18, 13. Nicolas Raimont 38.53, 14. Andres Arias 38.93,15. Sebastien Parks 39.14, 16. Tyler Gibson 39.26, 17. Andrew Molko 39.29, 19. Bryce Carro 43.65, 20. Noah Molko 43.96, 21. Sergio Morizot-Leite 45.01, 22. Christopher Perez 45.50, 26. Ethan Hew 47.85, 28. Hernando Lugo 49.30.

100-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Brandon Moran, SOFLO 1:24.06; SOFLO: 2. Bryant Segui 1:29.34, 3. Leonardo Mateus 1:35.44, 4. Gianni Savino 1:39.49, 6. Justin Irwin 1:45.65, 7. Alexander Meyer 1:48.15, 8. Brooks Brown 1:58.22, 9. Roberto Garrido 2:08.21; 11-12, 1. Tristan Celestin, SOFLO 1:03.46; SOFLO: 3. Carlos Rodriguez 1:17.36, 4. Juan Lucas 1:20.32, 5. C.J. Kopecki 1:20.65, 6. Bruno Berti 1:20.66, 7. Ricardo Roche 1:21.25, 8. Rodrigo Rodriguez 1:21.60, 9. Samuel Quintero 1:21.84, 10. Tyler Gibson 1:21.90, 12. Matthew Menocal 1:24.08, 13. Guilherme Hada 1:25.32, 14. Miguel Hernandez 1:28.14, 16. Jonathan Drolet 1:31.95, 18. Andres Arias 1:36.00, 20. Andre Molko 1:40.14, 21. Sergio Morizot-Leite 1:41.02, 22. Noah Molko 1:42.14, 24. Christopher Perez 1:50.16, 25. Hernando Lugo 1:52.96, 26. Ethan Hew 1:53.41.

50-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Bryant Segui, SOFLO 33.19; SOFLO: 3. Brandon Moran 34.68, 4. Justin Irwin 39.30, 5. Luis Bucaro 40.10, 7. Andres McKeon 40.72, 9. Connor Marks 43.01, 10. Joseph Lee 43.77, 11. John Paul Handal 43.87, 12. Joshua Hanks 45.02,13. Tomas Pelaez 45.27, 14. Gabriel Saavedra 46.73, 17. Brooks Brown 49.53, 19. Akira Huang 49.95; COMETS: 8. Nicolas Rossi 42.59, 21. Zackary Harris 57.23; CSSC: 24. Bennett Brown 1:01.02; 11-12, 1. Carlos Rodriguez, SOFLO 28.32; SOFLO: 3. Andres Lares 30.60, 4. Kevin Porto 30.83, 5. Collin Burt 32.07, 9. Estaban Diaz-Velasco 37.42, 10. Sebastien Parks 38.00, 11. Matthew Liang 38.79, 13. Nicolas Raimont 40.06.

100-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:03.63; SOFLO: 3. Bryant Segui 1:07.74, 4. Brandon Moran 1:08.70, 6. Leonardo Mateus 1:10.72, 10. Nicolas Drolet 1:14.14, 11. Connor Marks 1:14.17, 12. Derek Tom 1:14.46, 13. Justin Irwin 1:14.47, 14. Luis Bucaro 1:14.56, 15. Alexander Meyer 1:17.59, 16. Andres McKeon 1:17.83, 17. Joseph Lee 1:18.12, 18. Tomas Pelaez 1:19.90, 20. Gabriel Saavedra 1:22.71, 21. Andrew McDade 1:23.96, 23. John Paul Handal 1:25.39, 24. Roberto Garrido 1:29.06, 32. Akira Huang 1:38.44, 35. Marcos Vazquez 1:43.97; COMETS: 8. Nicolas Rossi 1:13.60, 25. Sebastian Lares 1:29.43, 31. Zackary Harris 1:36.62; 11-12, 1. Tristan Celestin, SOFLO 53.72; SOFLO: 2. Juan Lucas 54.51, 3. Carlos Rodriguez 55.54, 5. Kevin Porto 59.09, 6. Andres Lares 59.57, 7. Bruno Berti 59.63, 8. Ricardo Roche 59.97, 9. Rodrigo Rodriguez 1:00.38, 10. C.J. Kopecki 1:01.86, 11. Samuel Quintero 1:02.93, 12. Matthew Menocal 1:03.01, 13. Collin Burt 1:03.02, 14. Estaban Diaz-Velasco 1:05.44, 15. Miguel Hernandez 1:05.76, 18. Matthew Liang 1:07.03, 19. Tyler Gibson 1:07.59, 20. Andres Arias 1:11.70, 21. Jonathan Drolet 1:11.94, 24. Guilherme Hada 1:13.53, 25. Andre Molko 1:13.63, 26. Sebastien Parks 1:14.00, 28. Nicolas Raimont 1:15.87, 29. Lorenzo Lanaro 1:16.15, 31. Sergio Morizot-Leite 1;18.66, 32. Noah Molko 1:22.46, 37. Bryce Carro 1:26.97, 39. Hernando Lugo 1:29.35, 40. Christopher Perez 1:30.58, 43. Ethan Hew 1:42.23.

100-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:13.87; SOFLO: 5. Derek Tom 1:27.77, 6. Gianni Savino 1:28.80, 7. Nicolas Drolet 1:28.98, 8. Joshua Hanks 1:30.44; COMETS: 9. Nicolas Rossi 1:31.37; 11-12, 1. Tristan Celestin, SOFLO 1:02.95; SOFLO: 4. Samuel Quintero 1:11.57, 5. C.J. Kopecki 1:11.83, 6. Rodrigo Rodriguez 1:11.93, 7. Matthew Menocal 1:12.15, 8. Lorenzo Lanaro 1:22.30, 9. Jonathan Drolet 1:23.67.

200-yard freestyle relay: 12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:42.92 (Juan Lucas, Kevin Porto, Carlos Rodriguez, Tristan Celestin), 2. SOFLO B 1:51.98, 3. SOFLO C 1:54.11, 4. SOFLO D 2:06.04, 5. SOFLO F 2:13.63, 6. SOFLO H 2:14.34, 7. SOFLO G 2:15.75, 8. SOFLO I 2:28.6, 9. SOFLO J 2:30.57.    

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Dominate Day Two Of Comets FGC Invitational

SOFLO Swimmers Dominate Day Two Of Comets FGC Invitational


January 28, 2012

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

South Florida Aquatic Club continued its domination of the Comets Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational Saturday at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

SOFLO won 23 of 26 events on the second day of the three-day meet that concludes on Sunday.

Maria Lopez, 16, won the 100-yard butterfly in a career-best time of 58.18, bettering her previous best of 58.76. She was second in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.23, another best time (her previous best was 1:01.75).  She was also second in 200-yard individual medley in 2:16.37, bettering her previous best of 2:18.70.

Lopez earned a trip to the March 29-31 USA Swimming Grand Prix in Indianapolis.

Melissa Marinheiro, 14, won three events. She won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.45, 200-yard breaststroke in 2:40.69 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:03.17

Gustavo Valery, 13, won the 100-yard backstroke in 58.66 after swimming 58.26 in prelims and won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.50.

Two-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson won the 100-yard backstroke in a best time of 58.07 and won the 50-yard breaststroke in 28.81, off her best of 28.61.

Alex Monti, 13, won the 50-yard breaststroke in 30.25 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2:23.24.

Matthew Mila, 15, won the 50-yard breaststroke in 31.06 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2:33.61.

Kylie Herman, 14, won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.95 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.86.

Julien Pinon, 13, won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.39 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.03

University of Florida-bound Luke Torres, 17, bettered his best time in the 500-yard freestyle, winning in 4:54.24. His previous best time was 5:06.40.

Xavier Brown 17, won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.28; 50-yard freestyle in 23.42 (23.26 prelims); and 200-yard individual medley in a lifetime best of 2:15.31 (his previous best was 2:21.65).

Jessie Alcaide, 27, won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.92 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.03.

The championship finals have been moved up to 4:30 p.m. for Sunday.

SATURDAY SESSION FOUR RESULTS

GIRLS

100-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 59.45; SOFLO: 2. Monica Rodriguez 1:06.77, 3. Kylie Herman 1:08.16, 4. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:08.25, 5. Carly Swanson 1:09.61, 7. Maya Hirian 1:11.82, 8. Clarisa Melendez 1:13.49, 15. Cristina Villegas 1:16.72, 16. Julia Montgomery 1:19.19, 17. Natasha Testa 1:19.28, 18. Melissa Gonzalez 1:20.25, 19. Alisa Huang 1:23.15, 21. Vanessa Garcia 1:27.17; 15-and-over, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 58.07; SOFLO: 2. Maria Lopez 1:01.23, 3. Evelin Jimenez 1:07.31, 5. Hannah Doyle 1:12.83.

50-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Nicky Burnett, Miami Swimming 37.59; SOFLO: 2. Monica Rodriguez 38.01, 3. Charlene Forti 39.32, 5. Johmi Vargas 42.56, 6. Maya Hirian 42.60, 16. Garryne Badere 52.33; 15-and-over, 1. Alia Atkinson 28.81; SOFLO: 4. Kaitlin Armstrong 36.50, 5. Astrid Rigau 39.28.

100-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Kylie Herman, SOFLO 1:03.95; SOFLO: 2. Andrea Melendez 1:05.74, 4. Natasha Testa 1:07.26, 5. Carly Swanson 1:12.83, 11. Veronica Postolski 1:13.45, 13. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:14.47; 15-and-over, 1. Maria Lopez, SOFLO 58.18; SOFLO: 2. Evelin Jimenez 59.20, 3. Haley Wright 1:04.46, 5. Daniela Jimenez 1:11.00. 

50-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Adrienne Aponte, Swim Fort Lauderdale 27.81; SOFLO: 2. Charlene Forti, 28.28, 6. Cristina Villegas 28.57, 7. Monica Rodriguez 28.64, 8. Clarisa Melendez 29.65, 10. Vanessa Garcia 30.85, 21. Melissa Gonzalez 32.54, 22. Julia Montgomery 32.65, 23. Alisa Huang 32.74, 25. Garryne Badere 35.66; 15-and-over, 1. Jessie Alcaide, SOFLO 23.92; SOFLO: 2. Alia Atkinson 23.94, 3. Kaitlin Armstrong 27.71, 5. Astrid Rigau 29.02, 6. Hannah Doyle 30.37.

200-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:40.69; SOFLO: 4. Stephanie Mlujeak 3:05.49; 15-and-over, 1. Vanessa Aycart, Devilrays 2:36.78; SOFLO: 4. Astrid Rigau 3:01.82.

200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Kylie Herman, SOFLO 2:23.86; SOFLO: 2. Clarisa Melendez 2:43.61, 3. Natasha Testa 2:48.60, 4. Maya Hirian 2:51.16, 15. Melissa Gonzalez 2:56.46, 16. Alisa Huang 2:58.42; 15-and-over, 1. Jessie Alcaide, SOFLO 2:09.03; SOFLO: 2. Maria Lopez 2:16.37, 3. Haley Wright 2:24.97, 4. Daniela Jimenez 2:27.40, 5. Evelin Jimenez 2:29.36.

500-yard freestyle: 13-and-over, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 5:03.17; SOFLO: 2. Haley Wright 5:26.84, 3. Lindsey Sauer 5:40.99, 4. Daniela Jimenez 5:45.67, 6. Hannah Doyle 5:56.49, 9. Johmi Vargas 6:17.60.

BOYS

100-yard backstroke: 13-14, 1. Gustavo Valery, SOFLO 58.66; SOFLO: 2. Alfredo Mesa 1:01.95, 3. Diego Rodriguez 1:04.50, 4. Cristian Rossi 1:06.16, 6. Alexander Viloria 1:09.75, 7. Jack Davies 1:09.94, 8. Simon Ortiz 1;11.60, 9. Luiz Hosfeld 1:23.52,  10. Matthew Cooper 1:24.79, 13. Marco Crespo 1:22.87, 14. Mathew Delvalle 1:23.00, 16. Bryan Moran 1:44.07; 15-and-over, 1. Mateo Robles, Devilrays 1:01.62; SOFLO: 2. Fernando Quintero 1:02.17, 3. Edward Kon 1:05.20, 5. Juan Saldana 1:07.02, 7. Juan Deiros 1:55.60.  

50-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Alex Monti, SOFLO 30.25; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Strod 32.34, 4. Matthew Cooper 38.31, 6. Andres Menchaca 40.43, 7. Luiz Hosfeld 43.25; 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Mila, SOFLO 31.06;  SOFLO: 2. William Perry III 31.85, 4. Fernando Quintero 34.41,  11. Daniel Reyna and Juan Deiros, tie, 41.29, 14. Alex Saperstein 45.18.

100-yard butterfly: 13-14, 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 55.39; SOFLO: 2. Alex Monti 1:00.81, 3. Jonathan Strod 1:01.96, 5. Alfredo Mesa 1:02.85, 6. Diego Rodriguez 1:04.36, 7. Andres Menchaca 1:04.55, 8. Ryan Capote 1:04.62, 9. Alexander Viloria 1:06.60; 15-and-over, 1. Xavier Brown, SOFLO 55.28; SOFLO: 2. Matthew Gonzalez 56.24, 4. Teddy Sandoval 1:04.63.

50-yard freestyle: 13-14, 1. Gustavo Valery, SOFLO 224.50; SOFLO: 2. Cristian Rossi 24.67, 3. Ryan Capote 25.00, 4. Jonathan Strod 25.29, 5. Jordan Colon 25.48, 7. Simon Ortiz 28.57, 9. Luiz Hosfeld 30.70, 11. Jack Davies 30.80, 12. Marco Crespo 30.99, 14. Mathew Delvalle 32.26, 17. Bryan Moran 37.80, 15-and-over, 1. Xavier Brown, SOFLO 23.42; SOFLO: 2. Matthew Mila 23.65, 3. Matthew Gonzalez 24.34, 6. William Perry III 24.65, 14. Fernando Quintero 25.91, 15. Timur Kriiestorac 25.95, 16. Juan Saldana 26.43, 17. Derek Maguire 26.65, 18. Edward Kon 26.76, 19. Dylan Allen 26.78, 20. Derek Schwab 27.05, 21. Juan Deiros 28.02, 22. Daniel Reyna 28.82, 24. Alex Saperstein 33.7925. Michael Parra 49.77.

200-yard breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Alex Monti, SOFLO 2:23.24; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Colon 2:23.86, 3. Diego Rodriguez 2:42.35, 5. Matthew Cooper 3;13.58; 15-and-over, 1. Matthw Mila, SOFLO 2:33.61; SOFLO: 3. William Perry III 2:44.20.

200-yard individual medley: 13-14, 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 2:08.57; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Colon 2:11.36, 4. Alexander Viloria 2:26.31, 5. Andres Menchaca 2:28.75, 6. Simon Ortiz 2:39.83, 12. Cristian Rossi 2:33.60; 15-and-over, 1. Xavier Brown, SOFLO 2:15.31; SOFLO: 3. Juan Saldana 2:18.01, 4. Teddy Sandoval 2:18.05, 6. Daniel Lee 2:25.39, 12. Dylan Allen 2:30.56, 13. Daniel Lee 2:30.91.

500-yard freestyle: 13-and-over, 1. Luke Torres, SOFLO 4:54.24; SOFLO: 2. Julien Pinon 4:57.48, 3. Kyle Desrosiers 5:02.34, 4. Marco Hosfeld 5:02.56, 5. Alfredo Mesa 5:08.69, 6. Gustavo Valery 5:10.51, 7. Ryan Capote 5:25.71, 8. Teddy Sandoval 5:26.15, 9. Edward Kon 5:32.65, 10. Jack Davies 5:57.04.

IF YOU GO

What: Comets Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational

When: Sunday

Schedule timelines: Sunday, 13-and-over prelims, 8:30-10:22 a.m.; 12-and-under timed finals, 11:30 a.m.-1:25 p.m.; 13-and-over, 4:30-5:48 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17189 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

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

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Isabella Pittinger Has Big Day At Comets Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational

SOFLO’s Isabella Pittinger Has Big Day At Comets Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational


January 28, 2012

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Isabella Pittinger won four events and posted three lifetime best times Saturday at the Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

Pittinger, 12, won the 11-12 100-yard backstroke in 1:05.74, bettering her previous best of 1:06.75; 100-yard butterfly in 1:07.96, bettering her previous best of 1:11.84 and 50-yard freestyle in 27.05, lowering her previous best of 27.07.

Pittinger was also a member of the winning 12-and-under 200-yard medley relay in 2:04.94 with teammates Megan Schimansky, Kelley Heron and Catharine Cooper.

Tristan Celestin led the SOFLO boys with three wins, including a career-best time swim.

Celestin, 12, won the 11-12 50-yard breaststroke in 29.06; 50-yard freestyle in 24.23 and 100-yard butterfly in a best time of 1:03.28, lowering his previous best of 1:05.09.

Celestin was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay in 1:52.68 with teammates Juan Lucas, Carlos Rodriguez and Kevin Porto.

Other SOFLO champions were:

Annita Huang, 10, 100-yard backstroke, 1:14.48, best time

Kelley Heron, 12, 50-yard breaststroke, 34.52

Sophia Bucaro, 12, 500-yard freestyle, 5:23.31, best time

Rafael Rodriguez, 10, 100-yard backstroke, 1:11.97, best time and 50-yard freestyle, 29.00, best time

Juan Lucas, 12, 100-yard backstroke, 1:00.10 and 500-yard freestyle, 5:14.42, best time

Jonathan Skarie, 9, 50-yard breaststroke, 37.52, best time and 100-yard butterfly, 1:12.47, best time.

The three-day meet ends today for the 12-and-under swimmers with timed finals at 11:30 a.m.

GIRLS

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Annita Huang, SOFLO 1:14.48; SOFLO: 2. Vanessa Mesa 1:15.30, 3. Anabel Vazquez 1:19.04, 4. Gabby Beltrano 1:22.15, 5. Elise Larin 1:25.43, 6. Michelle Marinheiro 1:27.83, 7. Kyana Castro 1:28.77, 8. Mikaela De Gracia 1:31.00, 9. Natalie Simm 1:31.49, 10. Sarah Schimansky 1:31.80, 12. Isabella Di Salvo 1:33.45, 13. Trinity Hoyos 1:35.80, 15. Maria Carrillo 1:40.62, 16. Treasure D’Souza 1:42.44, 18. Morgan Cavanagh 1:46.79, 19. Emma Perera 1:48.12, 20. Salma Hegazy 1:48.36, 21. Taylor Lindauer 1:49.26, 22. Nivedha Natarajan 1:54.91, 23. Ivanna Fregoso 1:57.54, 25. Sophia Bedoya 1:58.44; COMETS: 11. Sara Quintero 1:33.38, 17. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:42.45; CORAL SPRINGS: 14. Emma Gomez 1:39.78, 24. Victoria Grimaldi 1:58.12; 11-12, 1. Isabella Pittinger, SOFLO 1:05.74; SOFLO: 2. Kelley Heron 1:06.31, 3. Sophia Bucaro 1:08.03, 4. Alani Carrasco 1:11.55, 5. Megan Schimansky 1:11.87, 6. Anna Montgomery 1:16.07, 9. Valentina Diaz 1:19.46, 11. Ashley Tan 1:20.21, 13. Lauren Simm 1:20.78, 14. Zariya Harris 1:21.35, 15. Isabel Shashaty 1:23.14, 17. Alexandra Crespo 1:23.34, 18. Adrianne Silva 1:23.90, 19. Daniela Gomez 1:26.80, 20. Beliz Aral 1:28.27, 21. Catalin Grant 1:28.35, 23. Catalina Lizarazo 1:31.74, 25. Brittney 1:40.19, 26. Anna Gally 1:41.90.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 36.83; SOFLO: 2. Elise Larin 40.87, 4. Gabby Beltrano 44.76, 5. Mikaela De Gracia 46.59, 6. Isabella Di Salvo 46.69, 7. Brooke Cordoba 46.73, 8. Natalie Simm 47.21, 9. Sarah Schimansky 47.94, 10. Treasure D’Souza 48.54, 11. Kailey Norusis 49.34, 12. Kyana Castro 50.04, 14. Trinity Hoyos 52.60, 20. Emma Perera 55.70, 21. Salma Hegazy 56.85, 22. Giulianna Garcia 57.28, 25. Nivedha Natarajan 58.07, 26. Tyler Williams 58.08, 28. Ivanna Fregoso 1:00.57, 30. Maria Carrillo 1:00.76, 31. Sophia Bedoya 1:04.89, 32. Morgan Cavanagh 1:05.65, 33. Valerie Kon 1:06.00; COMETS: 17. Katrina Del Vecchio 54.16, 18. Sara Quintero 54.74, 19. Gretchen Montgomery 55.42; CORAL SPRINGS: 29. Victoria Grimaldi 1:00.66; 11-12, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 34.52; SOFLO: 2. Delanie Perez 36.37, 4. Jennifer Rodriguez 38.68, 6. Katherine DeBarros 40.13, 7. Lauren Simm 40.37, 9. Alexandra Crespo 42.59, 10. Carly Brewington 44.03, 11. Valeria Alfageme 44.41, 12. Kellie Wilcox 44.82, 14. Beliz Aral 44.98, 15. Lauren Smith 45.08, 18. Catalin Grant 49.25, 19. Anna Gally 51.47, 21. Brittney Parra 56.16.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 1:14.57; SOFLO: 2. Vanessa Mesa 1:16.35, 4. Anabel Vazquez 1:37.67, 5. Elise Larin 1:44.18, 6. Michelle Marinheiro 1:46.51; 11-12, 1. Isabella Pittinger, SOFLO 1:07.92; SOFLO: 2. Bianca Monti 1:08.40, 3. Sarah Bucaro 1:11.58, 4. Alani Carrasco 1:13.40, 5. Delanie Perez 1:14.00, 6. Andrea Bucaro 1:14.10, 7. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:18.49, 11. Ashley Tan 1:24.85, 12. Isabel Shashaty 1:29.74, 13. Zarriya Harris 1:30.43, 14. Valentina Diaz 1:31.84, 15. Catalina Lizarazo 1:36.83.

50-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 28.30; SOFLO: 2. Annita Huang 30.77, 3. Anabel Vazquez 32.68, 5. Kyana Castro 34.22, 7. Sarah Schimansky 34.59, 8. Michelle Marinheiro 35.71, 9. Isabella DiSalvo 35.77, 10. Savanha Saunders 35.89, 12. Gabby Beltrano 35.97, 13. Natalie Simm 36.06, 17. Treasure D’Souza 37.10, 18. Maria Carrillo 37.66, 19. Trinity Hoyos 38.01, 20. Brooke Cordoba 38.43, 21. Giulianna Garcia 41.30, 22. Taylor Lindauer 41.48, 23. Emma Perera 41.90, 28. Ivanna Fregoso 44.26, 31. Morgan Cavanagh 46.13, 32. Kailey Norusis 46.86, 33. Salma Hegazy 46.87, 34. Tyler Williams 47.09, 37. Nivedha Natarajan 48.96, 40. Valerie Kon 49.59, 41. Sophia Bedoya 52.33; COMETS: 15. Sara Quintero 36.46, 25. Katrina Del Vecchio 43.60, 39. Gretchen Montgomery 49.33; CORAL SPRINGS: 16. Emma Gomez 37.03, 29. Meredith McDade 45.51, 36. Victoria Grimaldi 48.18; 11-12, 1. Isabella Pittinger, SOFLO 27.05; SOFLO: 2. Sophia Bucaro 27.55, 3. Bianca Monti 27.64, 5. Alani Carrasco 28.38, 6. Megan Schimansky 29.74, 7. Sarah Bucaro 29.81, 13. Ashley Tan 31.22, 14. Katherine De Barros 31.33, 15. Valentina Diaz 31.45, 17. Zariya Harris 31.79, 18. Anna Montgomery 32.19, 19. Valeria Alfageme 32.20, 20. Lauren Smith 32.96, 21. Isabel Shashaty 33.09, 22. Catalina Lizarazo 33.40, 23. Adrianne Silva 33.58, 24. Lauren Simm 33.59, 25. Alexandra Crespo 33.76, 26. Carly Brewington 33.83, 27. Beliz Aral 34.03, 31. Kellie Wilcox 34.74, 32. Catalin Grant 35.86, 33. Daniela Gomez 36.54, 37. Anna Gally 38.71, 38. Brittney Parra 40.13.      

200-yard medley relay: 12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:04.94 (Megan Schimansky, Kelley Heron, Isabella Pittinger, Catharine Cooper), 2. SOFLO B 2:09.09, 3. SOFLO C 2:16.89, 4. SOFLO E 2:25.08, 5. SOFLO G 2:37.15, 6. SOFLO I 2:39.88, 7. SOFLO F 2:41.05, 8. SOFLO D 2:47.28, 9. SOFLO H 3:08.04, 10. SOFLO J 3:14.01.

500-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Vanessa Mesa, SOFLO 6:02.18; SOFLO: 2. Annita Huang 6:16.61; 11-12, 1. Sophia Bucaro, SOFLO 5:23.31; SOFLO: 2. Kelley Heron 5:27.69, 3. Bianca Monti 5:40.02, 4. Catharine Cooper 5:43.72, 5. Andrea Bucaro 5:50.88, 6. Delanie Perez 5:51.02, 7. Jennifer Rodriguez 5:55.80, 8. Megan Schimansky 5:59.58, 9. Katherine DeBarros 6:12.12, 10. Anna Montgomery 6:33.32.

BOYS

100-yard backstroke: 10-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:11.97; SOFLO: 2. Bryant Segui 1:15.02, 3. Leonardo Mateus 1:15.27, 4. Joseph Lee 1:22.11, 5. Derek Tom 1:23.46, 7. Nicolas Drolet 1:24.93, 8. Tomas Pelaez 1:26.92, 10. Joshua Hanks 1:27.39, 11. Gabriel Saavedra 1:28.41, 12. John Paul Handal 1:33.81, 13. Akira Huang 1:36.23, 14. Dylan Face 1:37.12, 15. Roberto Garrido 1:40.66, 16. Gianni Savino 1:42.09, 18. Sebastian Sevilla 1:46.45, 19. Marcos Vazquez 1:55.49, 20. Anthony Gutierrez 2:08.02; COMETS: 9. Nicolas Rossi 1:26.93, 17. Zackary Harris 1:42.16; 11-12, 1. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 1:00.10; SOFLO: 2. Kevin Porto 1:04.95, 4. Andres Lares 1:06.71, 5. Ricardo Roche 1:07.11, 6. Bruno Berti 1:07.74, 7. Rodrigo Rodriguez 1:09.91, 8. Collin Burt 1:09.97, 9. Samuel Quintero 1:10.41, 10. Estaban Diaz-Velasco 1:11.37, 12. Miguel Hernandez 1:17.22, 13. Matthew Liang 1:17.48, 14. Nicolas Raimont 1:19.91, 15. Jonathan Drolet 1:22.14, 16. Andrew Molko 1:23.81, 18. Andres Arias 1:24.73, 20. Noah Molko 1:35.99, 21. Sergio Morizot-Leite 1:37.46, 22. Kyle Oliver 1:38.76, 23. Hernando Lugo 1:44.66, 25. Ethan Hew 1:45.96, 26. Juan Gutierrez 1:46.74.

50-yard breaststroke: 10-and-under, 1. Jonathan Skarie, SOFLO 37.52; SOFLO: 2. Brandon Moran 38.20, 4. Gianni Savino 44.44, 5. Joshua Hanks 47.55, 6. Tomas Pelaez 47.78, 7. Luis Bucaro 48.12, 8. Alexander Meyer 48.58, 9. Gabriel Saavedra 50.02, 10. John Paul Handal 50.66,11. Connor Marks 52.27, 12. Sebastian Sevilla 52.64, 13. Dylan Face 54.60, 15. Akira Huang 55.08, 16. Brooks Brown 55.17, 17. Andrew McDade 55.73, 21. Roberto Garrido 1:00.36, 22. Anthony Gutierrez 1:00.73, 24. Marcos Vazquez 1:02.43; COMETS: 19. Zackary Harris 56.90; CORAL SPRINGS: 25. Bennett Brown 1:07.15; 11-12, 1. Tristan Celestin, SOFLO 29.06; SOFLO: 3. Carlos Rodriguez 35.19, 4. C.J. Kopecki 36.91, 5. Tyler Gibson 36.96, 6. Juan Lucas 37.09, 7. Rodrigo Rodriguez 37.25, 8. Bruno Berti 37.31, 9. Samuel Quintero 38.38, 10. Matthew Menocal 39.60, 12. Jonathan Drolet 41.92, 14. Andres Arias 45.04, 15. Andre Molko 45.74, 18. Sergio Morizot-Leite 48.95, 20. Ethan Hew 51.07, 21. Christopher Perez 51.13, 23. Hernando Lugo 51.71,24. Noah Molko 51.87, 25. Bryce Carro 53.31, 27. Curtis Marcoux 54.73.

100-yard butterfly: 10-and-under, 1. Jonathan Skarie, SOFLO 1:12.47; SOFLO: 2. Bryant Segui 1:15.09, 6. Nicolas Drolet 1:31.18, 7. Joseph Lee 1:33.62, 8. Alexander Meyer 1:34.91, 9. Derek Tom 1:35.26; COMETS: 10. Nicolas Rossi 1:45.67; 11-12, 1. Tristan Celestin, SOFLO 1:03.28; SOFLO: 2. Carlos Rodriguez 1:03.41, 4. Kevin Porto 1:06.98, 5. Andres Lares 1:08.00, 6. C.J. Kopecki 1:12.14, 7. Collin Burt 1:12.76, 8. Ricardo Roche 1:14.26, 9. Estaban Diaz-Velasco 1:20.90, 11. Nicolas Raimont 1:28.47.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOLO 29.00; SOFLO: 3. Jonathan Skarie 30.24, 5. Brandon Moran 31.48, 6. Connor Marks 32.38, 9. Luis Bucaro 34.88, 10. Derek Tom 34.95, 11. Andrew McDade 35.07, 12. Nicolas Drolet 35.51, 13. Gianni Savino 35.60, 15. Joseph Lee 36.35, 16. Alexander Meyer 36.55, 17. Joshua Hanks 37.09,18. Tomas Pelaez 37.10, 20. John Paul Handal 37.12, 21. Akira Huang 38.75, 22. Gabriel Saavedra 38.96, 23. Dylan Face 39.11, 24. Sebastian Sevilla 39.58, 28. Brooks Brown 41.74, 36. Marcos Vazquez 45.55, 40. Roberto Garrido 50.39, 41. Joe Turner 53.20, 42. Anthony Gutierrez 56.94; COMETS: 7. Nicolas Rossi 32.64, 33. Zackary Harris 42.28; CORAL SPRINGS: 38. Bennett Brown 46.49; 11-12, 1. Tristan Celestin, SOFLO 24.23; SOFLO: 2. Bruno Berti 27.24, 3. Rodrigo Rodriguez 27.84, 4. Collin Burt 28.36, 5. Matthew Menocal 28.60, 6. Miguel Hernandez 28.68, 8. Estaban Diaz-Velasco 29.79, 9. Matthew Liang 30.48, 10. Tyler Gibson 31.34, 11. Nicolas Raimont 31.42, 12. Andre Molko 31.96, 16. Andres Arias 33.15, 17. Jonathan Drolet 33.21, 19. Sergio Morizot-Leite 35.16, 24. Bryce Carro 37.25, 25. Noah Molko 38.43, 28. Christopher Perez 39.65, 30. Hernando Lugo 40.21, 32. Kyle Oliver 41.32, 33. Juan Gutierrez 42.98, 34. Curtis Marcoux 43.52, 35. Ethan Hew 45.66.

200-yard medley relay: 12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:52.68 (Juan Lucas, Tristan Celestin, Carlos Rodriguez, Kevin Porto), 2. SOFLO C 2:10.61, 3. SOFLO B 2:01.89, 4. SOFLO D 2:16.49, 5. SOFLO E 2:23.15, 6. SOFLO G 2:42.86, 7. SOFLO H 2:45.81, 8. SOFLO I 2:58.02.

500-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 5:56.10; SOFLO: 2. Bryant Segui 6:13.35, 3. Brandon Moran 6:17.74, 4. Leonardo Mateus 6:18.42; 11-12, 1. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 5:14.42; SOFLO: 2. Carlos Rodriguez 5:21.55, 3. Kevin Porto 5:23.89, 4. Ricardo Roche 5:29.67, 6. Andres Lares 5:42.95, 8. C.J. Kopecki 5:47.23, 9. Matthew Menocal 5:47.54, 10. Samuel Quintero 5:47.93, 11. Tyler Gibson 6:18.01, 12. Matthew Liang 6:18.77, 13. Miguel Hernandez 6:18.83. 

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Double Winner Carlos Rodriguez Swims Lifetime Bests On Day One Of Comets Open Invitational

SOFLO Double Winner Carlos Rodriguez Swims Lifetime Bests On Day One Of Comets Open Invitational


January 27, 2012

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Carlos Rodriguez saw his hard work pay off Friday on the opening day of the Comets Florida Gold Coast Invitational.

The 12-year-old South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer won two events in lifetime best times in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley at the Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

For the first time in his swimming career, Rodriguez cracked the 2-minute barrier in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.27, bettering his previous best of 2:00.53. He also won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:16.89, another big time drop from his previous best of 2:21.65.

“I was so happy because I broke two minutes,” Rodriguez said. “This is what I was going for. I’ve been dreaming about it for a while. It helped having so many good swimmers push me.”

SOFLO teammates Tristan Celestin, Kevin Porto and Rodrigo Rodriguez pushed Carlos Rodriguez during the 200-yard freestyle race that produced fourteen career-best times from swimmers.

What also helped was the added training Rodriguez put in over the holidays. Rodriguez is competing in seven events during the meet.

“I was nervous before my race,” Rodriguez said. “After all the winter training you want to know what the outcome will be. You want to see how all the practice turns out. This was definitely one of my top wins. I am still hoping for more. Coach Anderson is right about putting in the extra training. It helps you swim fast.”

After taking up the sport three years ago, the Pembroke Pines Charter West seventh grader is beginning to take the sport seriously.

“I like the sport,” he said. “It helps when your teammates and coaches encourage you. It’s a fun atmosphere and it’s great being around your friends. I played soccer and baseball before but I enjoyed swimming a lot more.”

Rodriguez ages-up on February 10 when he turns 13. “I want to swim faster and get a sectional cut,” he said.

SOFLO dominated opening night action winning nine out of ten events and turning in 88 career-best times, 47 by the girls team and 41 by the boys.

On a perfect night for swimming, the most impressive event was the 1,650-yard freestyle where twenty SOFLO swimmers improved their times.

Melissa Marinheiro, 14, won the mile in 17:13.67 bettering her previous best of 18:21.01. Runner-up Leonie Davies also had a huge time drop in 17:43.97 bettering her previous best of 18:15.60. Marc Rojas, 17, won the boys race in 16:14.30, bettering his previous best of 16:29.96.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with prelims and finals for the older swimmers and timed finals for the 12-and-under swimmers.

FRIDAY SESSION ONE RESULTS

GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle: 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 17:13.67; SOFLO: 2. Leonie Davies 17:43.97, 3. Maria Lopez 18:08.08, 4. Jessica Rodriguez 18:15.32, 5. Sophia Bucaro 18:20.77, 6. Haley Wright 18:23.33, 7. Kylie Herman 18:25.53, 8. Kelley Heron 18:43.11, 9. Daniela Jimenez 19:10.29, 10. Evelyn Jimenez 19:23.74, 11. Andrea Melendez 19:33.74, 12. Stephanie Mlujeak 19:40.62, 13. Sarah Bucaro 19:41.24, 14. Alani Carrasco 19:41.93, 17. Megan Schimansky 20:23.86, 20. Astrid Rigau 21:36.45, 21. Anna Montgomery 22:05.14.

200-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Vanessa Mesa, SOFLO 2:16.85; SOFLO: 2. Annita Huang 2:21.59, 4. Delaney Biro 2:27.05, 5. Anabel Vazquez 2:32.45, 6. Elise Larin 2:36.71, 8. Kyana Castro 2:41.95, 9. Sarah Schimansky 2:44.44, 10. Michelle Marinheiro 2:45.96, 11. Mikaela De Gracia 2:50.47, 13. Trinity Hoyos 3:04.45, 15. Morgan Cavanagh 3:27.03, 17. Valerie Kon 3:48.89, 18. Sophia Bedoya 4:07.44; COMETS: 12. Sara Quintero 2:59.98, 14. Katrina Del Vecchio 3:12.86; CORAL SPRINGS: 16. Victoria Grimaldi 3:34.80; 11-12, 1. Bianca Monti, SOFLO 2:07.19; SOFLO: 2. Isabella Pittinger 2:11.02, 3. Delanie Perez 2:11.98, 4. Andrea Bucaro 2:12.16, 5. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:17.68, 6. Katherine De Barros 2:23.61, 9. Zariya Harris 2:31.21, 10. Valentina Diaz 2:31.41, 11. Adrianne Silva 2:35.49, 12. Catalina Lizarazo 2:39.05, 13. Isabel Shashaty 2:40.54, 14. Kellie Wilcox 2:48.35, 15. Daniela Gomez 2:56.83. 

200-yard individual medley: 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 2:35.58; SOFLO: 2. Vanessa Mesa 2:41.27, 4. Annita Huang 2:48.25, 5. Anabel Vazquez 2:57.92, 6. Elise Larin 2:58.88, 8. Sarah Schimansky 3:13.72, 9. Mikaela De Gracia 3:15.02, 10. Kyana Castro 3:15.53, 11. Julie Mason 3:16.75, 12. Michelle Marinheiro 3:18.79; CORAL SPRINGS: 13. Olivia Mason 3:42.76; 11-12, 1. Bianca Monti, SOFLO 2:25.32; SOFLO: 2. Delanie Perez 2:32.15, 3. Isabella Pittinger 2:34.21, 4. Andrea Bucaro 2:34.56, 5. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:38.48, 6. Katherine De Barros 2:39.30, 10. Valentina Diaz 2:51.46, 11. Alexandra Crespo 2:54.09, 12. Hannah Virgin 2:54.21, 13. Isabel Shashaty 3:01.63, 14. Zariya Harris 3:02.94, 15. Catalina Lizarazo 3:04.24.

BOYS

1,650-yard freestyle: 1. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 16:14.30; SOFLO: 2. Julien Pinon 17:05.73, 3. Roger Capote 17:51.38, 4. Alfredo Mesa 17:52.35, 5. Jordan Colon 18:03.01, 6. Matthew Mila 18:05.88, 7. Matthew Gonzalez 18:10.34, 8. Edward Kon 18:11.09, 9. Jonathan Strod 18:20.88, 10. Teddy Sandoval 18:31.24, 11. Fernando Quintero 18:47.43, 13. Jack Davies 19:20.73, 15. Samuel Quintero 19:40.69, 16. Andres Lares 19:43.34, 17. William Perry III 19:49.32, 18. Xavier Brown 19:57.90, 20. Cristian Rossi 20:16.95, 23. Josh Coote 20:57.23, 24. Matthew Cooper 23:31.64.

200-yard freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:15.87; SOFLO: 2. Bryant Segui 2:24.77, 3. Brandon Mora 2:25.29, 4. Leonardo Mateus 2:26.63, 5. Derek Tom 2:42.79, 6. Luis Bucaro 2:43.69, 8. Gianni savino 2:44.86, 9. Nicolas Drolet 2:46.52, 10. Tomas Pelaez 2:51.45; COMETS: 7. Nicolas Rossi 2:43.73; 11-12, 1. Carlos Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:57.27; SOFLO: 2. Tristan Celestin 2:02.76, 3. Kevin Porto 2:03.55, 4. Rodrigo Rodriguez 2:06.47, 5. Ricardo Roche 2:07.21, 6. CJ Kopecki 2:10.26, 7. Matthew Menocal 2:11.70, 8. Tyler Gibson 2:15.53, 9. Collin Burt 2:17.42, 10. Miguel Hernandez 2:19.35, 11. Estaban Diaz-Velasco 2:19.55, 13. Matthew Liang 2:25.27, 14. Nicolas Raimont 2:37.79, 15. Andres Arias 2:38.59, 16. Jonathan Drolet 2:39.97, 17. Lorenzo Lanaro 2:40.45, 18. Sergio Morizot-Leite 2:56.10.

200-yard individual medley: 10-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:36.61; SOFLO: 2. Bryant Segui 2:43.53, 4. Leonardo Mateus 2:48.72, 5. Derek Tom 3:05.16, 6. Joshua Hanks 3:05.20, 7. Joseph Lee 3:06.35, 8. Nicolas Drolet 3:10.85, 9. Tomas Pelaez 3:11.36; COMETS: 10. Nicolas Rossi 3:11.37; 11-12, 1. Carlos Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:16.89; SOFLO: 2. Kevin Porto 2:23.38, 3. Ricardo Roche 2:27.11, 4. Rodrigo Rodriguez 2:28.05, 5. CJ Kopecki 2:30.77, 6. Matthew Menocal 2:36.39, 7. Tyler Gibson 2:36.41, 8. Miguel Hernandez 2:43.39, 9. Matthew Liang 2:44.58, 11. Estaban Diaz-Velasco 2:52.35, 12. Jonathan Drolet 2:58.56, 13. Lorenzo Lanaro 3:05.86.

IF YOU GO

What: Comets Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule timelines: Saturday, 13-and-over prelims, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 12-and-under timed finals, 11:30 a.m.-1:39 p.m.; 13-and-over finals, 5:30-6:32 p.m.; Sunday, 13-and-over prelims, 8:30-10:22 a.m.; 12-and-under timed finals, 11:30 a.m.-1:25 p.m.; 13-and-over, 5:30-6:48 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17189 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

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

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 131: Florida, Florida State Among Nation’s Top 25 College Swim Teams

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 131: Florida, Florida State Among Nation’s Top 25 College Swim Teams


January 26, 2012

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

In the recently released College Swimming Coaches Association of America Top 25 women’s poll, University of Florida and Florida State are ranked among the best in the nation.

The Gators are ranked second in the nation, while Florida State, with several South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers, is ranked 25th.

Sophomore Tiffany Oliver leads the SOFLO contingent that also includes Ashley Hicks and Melissa Cooper.

California was the unanimous choice for No. 1 in the January poll. The PAC-12 Conference has four teams in the Top 10 and five teams in the Top 25.

Arizona State, with SOFLO’s Caroline Kuczynski, enjoying her best college season, is ranked No. 21 after a tough road trip at Cal-Berkeley and Stanford.

Former No. 1-ranked Georgia fell to No. 5 while the Gators moved up seven spots.

Indiana, with SOFLO’s Brittney Phelan, dominates the Big Ten and is ranked No. 12. The Big Ten has the most teams ranked with six in the Top 25.

In the men’s poll, University of Florida is the only state college moving up several spots ranked at No. 7. Arizona is No. 1 after their big wins over Pac-12 rivals.

Indiana, with SOFLO’s Olympic hopeful Nick Schwab is ranked No. 11 followed by No. 12 Louisville with former Coral Springs Swim Club swimmer Kevin Bandy.

Women’s poll: 1. Cal-Berkeley, 2. Florida, 3. Auburn, 4. Texas, 5. Georgia, 6. Texas A&M, 7. Southern California, 8. Stanford, 9. Arizona, 10. Tennessee, 11. Virginia, 12. Indiana, 13. SMU, 14. Ohio State, 15. Minnesota, 16. North Carolina, 17. Michigan, 18. Missouri, 19. Wisconsin, 20. Penn State, 21. Arizona State, 22. Maryland, 23. Louisiana State, 24. Louisville, 25. Florida State.

Men’s poll: 1. Arizona, 2. Texas, 3. Stanford, 4. Michigan, 5. Southern California, 6. Cal-Berkeley, 7. Florida, 8. Auburn, 9. Ohio State, 10. Georgia, 11. Indiana, 12. Louisville, 13. North Carolina, 14. Iowa, 15. Virginia, 16. Minnesota, 17. Purdue, 18. Texas A&M, 19. LSU, 20. Tennessee, 21. Virginia Tech, 22. Southern Methodist, 23. North Carolina State, 24. Princeton, 25. Missouri.

Euro Meet Begins Friday

Luxembourg’s Euro Meet, one of the best international meets particularly in the Olympic year, has attracted a talented field that begins competing in the three-day meet on Friday. The meet, that features prelims and finals, has attracted some of the best talent from Central and Eastern Europe including Germany, Czech Republic, Greece and Ukraine in addition to a few top swimmers from France, Israel, Great Britain and Aussie Ian Thorpe, still trying to work his way back onto the scene after a long layoff.

Miscellaneous

Seven Canadian swimmers will compete at the FINA World Cup Sunday in Brazil, an Olympic open water qualifier for the Canadian federation. Pan American Games gold medalist Richard Weinberger leads the Canadian contingent. Swimming Canada will select a team of four (two men, two women) to compete in the Olympic marathon qualifier in Portugal next June…Most of the top Australian swimmers will be competing in the South Australia Open State Championships Friday through Sunday, less than two months before Australia’s Olympic trials. James Magnussen, Eamon Sullivan, Matthew Abood and Emily Seebohm head the Aussie lineup…

Michael Phelps and his coach Bob Bowman left Miami after training for a week and headed back to North Baltimore Aquatic Club on Thursday….Olympian Natalie Coughlin, also part of the Miami training camp, headed to New York City for the day on Thursday to promote her latest sponsor, Pantene. A video of her Pantene commercial can be found on her website at nataliecoughlin.com…Arena has signed 40-year-old Janet Evans, who came out of retirement and qualified for two events for the U.S. Olympic trials…Maryville University in St. Louis has added women’s swimming and diving to its athletic program for 2013. Maryville will compete at the NCAA Division II level.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Comets Host Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational This Weekend

SOFLO Comets Host Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational This Weekend


January 25, 2012

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for the Comets Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational that gets under way Friday at the Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

The field features a star-studded lineup of 12-and-unders and 13-and-overs from swimmers who train at SOFLO’s Coral Springs, Pembroke Pines and Mullins Park facilities.

With the high school season ended and holidays over, swimmers are now focused on club meets, racing and gauging their training.

The meet is a great opportunity for older athletes looking to race twice in their events in prelims and finals.

It’s also the last major short course meet before Feb. 17-19 Senior Championships in Plantation.

SOFLO swimmers dominate the top seeds. Among the No. 1 seeds are:

Delanie Perez, 11, 200-yard freestyle, 2:12.76.

Juan Lucas, 12, 200-yard freestyle, 1:57.28; 100-yard backstroke, 59.89; 50-yard backstroke, 28.24. 

Carlos Rodriguez, 12, 200-yard individual medley, 2:21.65; 100-yard butterfly 1:02.89; 500-yard freestyle, 5:16.41; 50-yard butterfly, 28.59.  

Leonie Davies, 15, 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:15.60.

Marc Rojas, 17, 1,650-yard freestyle, 16:29.96; 100-yard breaststroke 58.96; 200-yard freestyle, 1:43.25; 400-yard individual medley, 4:18.76.

Melissa Marinheiro, 14, 100-yard backstroke, 59.07; 500-yard freestyle, 4:57.53; 500-yard freestyle, 4:57.53; 100-yard freestyle 55.14; 200-yard backstroke, 2:07.99; 200-yard freestyle, 1:52.23.

Gustavo Valery, 13, 100-yard backstroke, 59.99; 200-yard backstroke 2:10.83.

Marcella Marinheiro, 17, 100-yard backstroke, 58.22; 100-yard freestyle, 53.66; 200-yard backstroke, 2:06.73; 400-yard individual medley, 4:42.87.

Alex Monti, 13, 50-yard breaststroke, 30.23.

Alia Atkinson, 23, 50-yard breaststroke, 28.61; 50-yard freestyle, 23.01.

Brandon Goldman, 16, 100-yard backstroke, 52.92; 200-yard individual medley, 1:54.40.

Xavier Brown, 17, 100-yard butterfly, 55.09; 50-yard freestyle, 22.53; 50-yard butterfly, 24.62.

Julien Pinon, 13, 100-yard butterfly 56.17; 100-yard freestyle, 49.69; 200-yard freestyle, 1:48.34.

Steph Campo, 14, 50-yard freestyle, 26.38.

Maria Lopez, 16, 100-yard butterfly, 58.76; 200-yard butterfly, 2:09.72.

Joao Silveira, 14, 50-yard freestyle, 23.50; 200-yard individual medley, 2:08.00.

Luke Torres, 17, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:07.47.

Marco Hosfeld, 15, 500-yard freestyle, 4:42.27.

Jessie Alcaide, 27, 200-yard individual medley, 2:12.03.

Isabella Pittinger, 12, 100-yard backstroke, 1:06.75; 50-yard freestyle, 27.07; 50-yard backstroke, 30.36; 50-yard butterfly, 28.62. 

Kelley Heron, 12, 50-yard breaststroke, 33.91; 100-yard breaststroke 1:13.25.

Tristan Celestin, 12, 50-yard breaststroke, 28.72; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:03.62; 100-yard freestyle, 53.21; 100-yard individual medley, 59.49.

Bianca Monti, 12, 100-yard butterfly 1:10.39.

Sophia Bucaro, 12, 500-yard freestyle, 5:25.46; 100-yard freestyle, 58.00.

Ivan Parada, 17, 100-yard freestyle, 49.13; 50-yard backstroke, 26.57.

Diego Rodriguez, 14, 50-yard backstroke, 31.11.

Kaitlin Armstrong, 15, 50-yard backstroke, 32.45.

Andres Menchaca, 14, 200-yard butterfly, 2:20.62.

Matthew Gonzalez, 17, 200-yard butterfly, 2:12.90.

Andrea Melendez, 14, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:17.57.

Jordan Colon, 14, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:08.60.

Fernando Quintero, 15, 200-yard backstroke, 2:22.27.

Amber Hunter, 16, 200-yard freestyle, 1:59.76.

The 12-and-under events are timed finals. The 13-and-over events have prelims and finals.

IF YOU GO

What: Comets Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule timelines: Friday, 5:30-8:22 p.m. timed finals; Saturday, 13-and-over prelims, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 12-and-under timed finals, 11:30 a.m.-1:39 p.m.; 13-and-over finals, 5:30-6:32 p.m.; Sunday, 13-and-over prelims, 8:30-10:22 a.m.; 12-and-under timed finals, 11:30 a.m.-1:25 p.m.; 13-and-over, 5:30-6:48 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17189 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

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

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com