Comets Sizzle At Their Own Sizzler; Lares, Quintero, Mateus Lead The Way

Comets Sizzle At Their Own Sizzler; Lares, Quintero, Mateus Lead The Way


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

April 23, 2012

Sara Quintero of the Comets Swim Team swept all four events and anchored the winning relay Friday at the Comets Sizzler at Academic Village Pool.

Quintero, 8, won the 7-8 25-yard butterfly, 25-yard backstroke, 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard freestyle, all in personal best times.

Quintero won the 25-yard butterfly in 18.27, bettering her previous best was 20.41; 25-yard backstroke in 19.76, bettering her previous best of 21.41; 25-yard breaststroke in 22.94, bettering her previous best of 24.59; and 25-yard freestyle in 16:36, bettering her previous time of 17.25.

Quintero also anchored the winning 100-yard freestyle relay that won in a season-best 1:09.66 with teammates Gretchen Montgomery, Analucia Raimont and Jena Legaspi.

Comets swimmer Sebastian Lares, 7, won three of the four events. He won the 7-8 25-yard butterfly in a best time of 18.38, bettering his previous best was 20.41; 25-yard backstroke in a best time 19.13, bettering his previous best of 20.73; and 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 22.89, bettering his previous best of 23.54.

Alejandro Mateus, 6, of the Comets Swim Team, won the 6-and-under 25-yard breaststoke in a personal best time of 30.36, bettering his previous best of 31.51. Mateus was second in the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 24.60, second in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 24.28 and second in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 23.05.

Every Comets swimmer turned in at least one best time during the meet.

The meet featured teams from south Broward County and Dade The meet featured teams from south Broward County and Dade County.

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, Blue Marlins 24.30; 7-8, 1. Sara Quintero, Comets Swim Team 18.27; COMETS: 2. Daniela Barreto 22.30, 3. Jena Legaspi 23.34, 4. Analucia Raimont 23.57, 5. Marcela Bucaro 25.48, 6. Isabella Lizarazo 25.62, 8. Gretchen Montgomery 28.44, 9. Marli Crichton 29.85.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, Blue Marlins 21.71; 7-8, 1. Sara Quintero, Comets Swim Team 19.76; COMETS: 2. Jena Legaspi 22.00, 3. Daniela Barreto 23.44, 4. Gretchen Montgomery 23.54, 6. Marcela Bucaro 24.34, 7. Marli Crichton 25.62, 8. Isabella Lizarazo 25.91, 9. Analucia Raimont 26.01.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Sophia Echeumuna, Unattached 31.24; 7-8, 1. Sara Quintero, Comets Swim Team 22.94; COMETS: 2. Gretchen Montgomery 26.46, 3. Daniela Barreto 26.57, 4. Marcela Bucaro 27.70, 5. Jena Legaspi 28.20, 6. Analucia Raimont 28.47, 7. Marli Crichton 28.81, 9. Isabella Lizarazo 29.48.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, Blue Marlins 18.91; 7-8, 1. Sara Quintero, Comets Swim Team 16.36; COMETS: 2. Daniela Barreto 18.63, 4. Jena Legaspi 21.57, 5. Marcela Bucaro 22.54, 6. Analucia Raimont 22.69, 7.Isabella Lizarazo 23.32, 8. Gretchen Montgomery 24.89, 9. Marli Crichton 24.94.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. Comets Swim Team “A” 1:09.66 (Gretchen Montgomery, Analucia Raimont, Jena Legaspi, Sara Quintero); 2. Comets “B” 1:30.58 (Daniela Barreto, Marli Crichton, Marcela Bucaro, Isabella Lizarazo). 

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Luca Echeumuna, Unattached 23.94; COMETS: 2. Alejandro Mateus 24.60, 4. Fernando Barreto 37.02, 5. Luca Hincapie 38.53; 7-8, 1. Sebastian Lares, Comets 18.38; COMETS: 2. Zackary Harris 19.47, 3. Tanner Gibson 22.09, 9. Ryan Heron 26.17, 10. Mark Andre De Gracia 26.96, 12. Ariel Sanchez 29.78, 13. Dennis Dale 31.22, 14. Jake Cavanagh 32.51.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Gabriel Coro, Blue Marlins 23.12; COMETS: 2. Alejandro Mateus 24.28, 5. Fernando Barreto 31.77, 8. Luca Hincapie 38.48; 7-8, 1. Sebastian Lares, Comets Swim Team 19.13; COMETS: 2. Zackary Harris 20.84, 5. Tanner Gibson 22.23, 8. Ryan Heron 23.67, 11. Mark Andre De Gracia 25.77, 12. Jake Cavanagh 27.14, 13. Dennis Dale 27.33, 14. Ariel Sanchez 27.78.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Alejandro Mateus, Comets Swim Team 30.36; COMETS: 3. Fernando Barreto 37.19, 5. Luca Hincapie 47.21; 7-8, 1. Sebastian Lares, Comets Swim Team 22.89; COMETS: 2. Zackary Harris 24.47, 3. Tanner Gibson 25.09, 5. Ryan Heron 25.46, 9. Ariel Sanchez 28.17, 11. Mark Andre De Gracia 28.72, 13. Dennis Dale 32.50, 14. Jake Cavanagh 32.60.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Luca Echeumuna, Unattached 18.57; COMETS: 2. Alejandro Mateus, 23.05, 4. Fernando Barreto 26.64, 10. Luca Hincapie 33.81; 7-8, 1. Gabriel Perez, Blue Marlins 16:42; COMETS: 2. Zackary Harris 16.49, 3. Sebastian Lares 16.62, 8. Tanner Gibson 19.52, 9. Ryan Heron 20.25, 11. Mark Andre De Gracia 23.14, 12. Jake Cavanagh 24.16, 13. Ariel Sanchez 25.12, 14. Dennis Dale 26.36.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. Blue Marlins 1:08.57; 2. Comets Swim Team “A” 1:09.60 (Tanner Gibson, Zackary Harris, Ryan Heron, Sebastian Lares), 4. Comets Swim Team “C” 1:51.63 (Fernando Barreto, Jake Cavanagh, Mark Andre De Gracia, Dennis Dale).

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