SOFLO Swimmers Shine In Final Session Of Comets’ FGC Open Invitational

SOFLO Swimmers Shine In Final Session Of Comets’ FGC Open Invitational


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

May 23, 2012

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers won ten individual events and swept the relays in the final session of the Comets’ Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational at Academic Village Pool.

Throughout four days of long course competition it was a total team effort as each SOFLO swimmer posted at least one if not more personal best times and Junior Olympic qualifying cut times.

Stephanie Mlujeak, 13, got SOFLO off on the right foot with a win in the 13-14 50-meter backstroke in a best time 37.89, also a JO cut. She bettered her previous best time of 40.78.

Marcella Marinheiro, 17, won the 15-and-over 50-meter backstroke in a best time of 32.13, finishing ahead of her younger sister Melissa Marinheiro, 15, in 32.43. Marcella also won the 200-meter individual medley in a best time of 2:35.82.

Melissa Marinheiro came back to win the 100-meter freestyle in a best 1:00.68 ahead of big suster Marcella, second in 1:01.76. Melissa also won the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:30.40, dropping from 2:51.85.

Jessica Rodriguez, 13, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:24.04, a JO cut and 200-meter individual medley in 2:38.70.

Kylie Herman, 14, won the 100-meter freestyle in 1:04.87, a best time and JO cut. Herman was also second in the 200 IM in a best time of 2:42.75, a JO cut.

Gustavo Valery, 14, won the 50-meter backstroke in a best time 31.93, also a JO cut.

Julien Pinon, 13, won the 100-meter freestyle in 57.65, a JO cut and the 200-meter individual medley in a best time and JO cut time of 2:24.23.

Jordan Colon, 14, was second in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time and JO cut of 1:15.78, lowering his previous best of 1:19.50.

SUNDAY

SESSION FIVE RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle relay:

13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 2:01.61, 2. SOFLO B 2:06.02, 3. SOFLO D 2:12.85, 4. SOFLO E 2:21.58.

50-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Stephanie Mlujeak, SOFLO 37.89, best time; SOFLO: 5. Natasha Testa 39.54, best time, 7. Cristina Villegas 40.72, 9. Jessie Cordero 41.65, 11. Julia Montgomery 43.43; 15-and-over, 1. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 32.13, best time; SOFLO: 2. Melissa Marinheiro 32.43, best time, 6. Kaitlin Armstrong 38.56, 8. Astrid Rigau 40.69, 9. Clarisa Melendez 41.30, best time, 10. Miranda Mila 41.50, 11. Vivi Calero 45.14.

100-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Kylie Herman, SOFLO 1:04.87, best time; SOFLO: 3. Jessica Rodriguez 1:05.35, best time, 4. Carly Swanson 1:07.84, 6. Natasha Testa 1:08.15, best time, 12. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:10.47, best time, 14. Alani Carrasco 1:12.87, 17. Julia Montgomery 1:20.19; 15-and-over, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 1:00.68, best time; SOFLO: 2. Marcella Marinheiro 1:01.76, 4. Daniela Jimenez 1:05.93, best time, 5. Haley Wright 1:06.77, 8. Kaitlin Armstrong 1:07.79, 12. Astrid Rigau 1:10.94, 13. Miranda Mila 1:11.30, 14. Clarisa Melendez 1:17.52, best time, 15. Vivi Calero 1:20.02.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:24.04; SOFLO: 3. Alani Carrasco 1:31.18, best time, 9. Natasha Testa 1:38.49; 15-and-over, 1. Kelsea Volland, Florida Keys 1:27.76; SOFLO: 4. Clarisa Melendez 1:45.81, best time, 5. Vivi Calero 1:46.29.

200-meter individual medley:

13-14, 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:38.70; SOFLO: 2. Kylie Herman 2:42.75, best time, 3. Alain Carrasco 2:50.45, best time, 4. Carly Swanson 2:50.90, best time, 8. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:57.54, 10. Cristina Villegas 3:02.70, 11. Julia Montgomery 3:14.15; 15-and-over, 1. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:35.82, best time; SOFLO: 4. Daniela Jimenez 2:46.26, best time, 6. Haley Wright 2:50.72, 8. Kaitlin Armstrong 2:57.01, 9. Miranda Mila 3:02.91, best time, 10. Astrid Rigau 3:04.42, best time.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Laura Cantu, Davie 1:19.79; SOFLO: 2. Kylie Herman 1:20.75, best time, 4. Carly Swanson 1:22.33, 6. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:23.36, best time, 8. Jessie Cordero 1:26.12, 9. Alani Carrasco 1:28.00; 15-and-over, 1. Kelsea Volland, Florida Keys 1:16.71; SOFLO: 5. Daniela Jimenez 1:20.52, 9. Kaitlin Armstrong 1:26.73, 10. Clarisa Melendez 1:27.64, best time, 11. Astrid Rigau 1:28.82, best time, 12. Miranda Mila 1:31.46, 13. Vivi Calero 1:39.21.

200-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Julia Talamo, Rockway 2:33.00; SOFLO: 2. Kylie Herman 2:41.27, best time, 3. Jessica Rodriguez 2:50.80, 4. Natasha Testa 3:01.21, best time, 5. Carly Swanson 3:05.04, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:30.40, best time; SOFLO: 2. Daniela Jimenez 3:18.49.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle relay:

13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:50.63, 2. SOFLO B 1:55.03, 3. SOFLO C 1:57.49, 4. SOFLO E 1:59.09, 5. SOFLO F 2:00.69, 6. SOFLO D 2:06.15.

50-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Gustavo Valery, SOFLO 31.93, best time; 3. Juan Lucas 32.66, 4. Alex Monti 34.37, best time, 5. Ryan Capote 34.86, best time, 7. Carlos Rodriguez 35.24, best time, 8. Diego Rodriguez 35.55, best time, 9. Bruno Berti 35.67, best time, 11. Cristian Rossi 35.84, best time, 13. Jack Davies 36.88, best time, 14. Alexander Viloria 37.40, best time, 16. Simon Ortiz 39.49, 21. Bryan Moran 50.63; 15-and-over, 1. Ruben Izarra, Davie 31.03; SOFLO: 3. Fernando Quintero 33.40, best time, 7. William Perry III 36.81, 8. Teddy Sandoval 37.02, best time, 10. Daniel Reyna 37.50, 11. Josh Coote 39.82.

100-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 57.65; SOFLO: 2. Alfredo Mesa 1:00.20, best time, 3. Jordan Colon 1:00.21, best time, 6. Gustavo Valery 1:01.30, 7. Juan Lucas 1:01.41, best time, 8. Jonathan Strod 1:01.55, best time, 9. Ryan Capote 1:01.99, 12. Carlos Rodriguez 1:02.75, 16. Cristian Rossi 1:03.82, 20. Diego Rodriguez 1:05.06, 23. Alexander Viloria 1:05.80, 27. Baldwin Suen 1:09.52, best time, 28. Bruno Berti 1:09.84, best time, 29. Simon Ortiz 1:09.94, best time, 31. Andres Menchaca 1:11.08, best time, 32. Matthew Menocal 1:11.24, 37. Jack Davies 1:18.53, 39. Bryan Moran 1:32.05; 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Norton, Unattached 52.57; SOFLO: 9. Jacob Walters 59.28, best time, 16. Fernando Quintero 1:02.36, best time, 18. William Perry III 1:02.87, 19. Jonathan Rivas 1:03.06, best time, 22. Edward Kon 1:04.08, best time, 24. Teddy Sandoval 1:05.31, 25. Juan Saldana 1:06.00, 26. Bowie Suen 1:06.64, 27. Josh Coote 1:09.57, 28. Daniel Reyna 1:09.59, best time.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 1:13.79; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Colon, SOFLO 1:15.78, best time, 3. Alex Monti 1:20.36, best time, 4. Jonathan Strod 1:20.37, best time, 9. Baldwin Suen 1:26.98, 10. Julien Pinon 1:27.06, best time, 12. Diego Rodriguez 1:28.20, 13. Cristian Rossi 1:28.57, 18. Juan Lucas 1:34.54, best time, 19. Matthew Menocal 1:38.13; 15-and-over, 1. Nezar Tashkandi, Davie 1:16.29; SOFLO: 4. Bowie Suen 1:21.72, Juan Saldana 1:30.59, 8. Jonathan Rivas 1:31.27.

200-meter individual medley:

13-14, 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 2:24.23, best time; SOFLO: 3. Jordan Colon 2:29.74, best time, 5. Jonathan Strod 2:33.96, best time, 6. Alex Monti 2:33.97, 8. Alfredo Mesa 2:35.61, 9. Gustavo Valery 2:36.34, best time, 12. Alexander Viloria 2:41.06, 13. Ryan Capote 2:41.47, best time, 14. Carlos Rodriguez 2:42.72, best time, 16. Bruno Berti 2:44.91, best time, 17. Diego Rodriguez 2:46.20, 21. Baldwin Suen 2:55.15, 23. Matthew Menocal 2:56.60, 24. Simon Ortiz 3:01.09; 15-and-over, 1. Austin Manganiello, AK Sharks 2:19.07; SOFLO: 6. Jacob Walters 2:31.38, best time, 10. Edward Kon 2:39.30, 11. Teddy Sandoval 2:39.83, 14. Bowie Suen 2:41.94, 15. Juan Saldama 2:42.49, best time, 16. William Perry III 2:44.68, 19. Jonathan Rivas 2:53.40, 20. Daniel Reyna 3:04.91.

100-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Carlos Gallego, Davie 1:08.40; SOFLO: 2. Gustavo Valery 1:09.09, 3. Juan Lucas 1:10.68, 4. Alfredo Mesa 1:11.14, best time, 5. Julien Pinon 1:11.60, best time, 7. Ryan Capote 1:12.55, best time, 8. Alex Monti 1:15.20, best time, 9. Carlos Rodriguez 1:15.63, best time, 12. Jack Davies 1:17.11, best time, 14. Alexander Viloria 1:18.03, 15. Bruno Berti 1:18.22, 17. Baldwin Suen 1:19.95, 19. Cristian Rossi 1:21.04, best time, 21. Simon Ortiz 1:23.12, 22. Matthew Menocal 1:24.64; 15-and-over, 1. Austin Manganiello, AK Sharks 1:04.09; SOFLO: 4. Fernando Quintero 1:10.91, best time, 8. Edward Kon 1:16.74, best time, 9. Juan Saldana 1:17.12, 11. Bowie Suen 1:21.15, 12. William Perry III 1:21.45, best time, 13. Jonathan Rivas 1:22.46, 14. Daniel Reyna 1:24.64, 15. Josh Coote 1:25.54.

100-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Carlos Gallego, Davie 2:28.07; SOFLO: 5. Alfredo Mesa 2:44.40, 6. Andres Menchaca 2:49.39, 7, Jonathan Strod 2:53.42; 15-and-over, 1. Austin Manganiello, AK Sharks 2:11.27; SOFLO: 4. Jacob Walters 2:24.30, best time, 8. Josh Coote 2:54.48, 9. Teddy Sandoval 3:04.02.

1500-meter freestyle:

13-and-over, 1. Blake Manganiello, AK Sharks 17:48.95.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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