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

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