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

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