Double Duty At Woodson, IMX Challenge Pays Off For SOFLO’s Julien Pinon

Double Duty At Woodson, IMX Challenge Pays Off For SOFLO’s Julien Pinon

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 WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

September 30, 2012

Julien Pinon did double duty as a high school and club swimmer this past weekend.

Pinon, 14, competed in the Friday Night Distance Mile, the 49th annual Woodson High School Invitational on Saturday and was back at Academic Village Pool Sunday for the final day of the IMX Challenge.

“It is hard to swim both high school and club at the same time,” Pinon said. “This weekend I was really stiff and sore but by the end of the high school season I should be totally primed.

“If you want to compete at a high level you are always going to have to compete for three or five days in a row. Days off are useless because when I come back from a day off I am more tired. I want to continue to compete and race.”

That’s just what he did. After admittedly a disappointing 12th place finish in 17:15.25 in the 1,625-yard freestyle at the Friday Night Distance Mile, Pinon bounced back on Saturday and Sunday.

Against a top-caliber field at Woodson, Pinon, competing in his first high school season for American Heritage Plantation, placed second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.18, won the “B” final in the 100-yard butterfly and finished seventh overall in 56.44, that would have place fifth in the “A” final. He was also a member of the Patriots’ second-place 200-yard freestyle relay that finished in 1:28.02 and second-place 400-yard freestyle relay that was timed in 3:13.09.

“I wanted to do well at Woodson,” Pinon said. “It was my first time going and I wanted to see how the meet was. I wanted to put myself into view so everyone knows me. I want to do good and tell people come at me, try to race me and I will try to beat you.

“I was definitely nervous in the 200 free finals. It was pretty nerve-wracking but I’ve tried to teach myself not to get so nervous. It’s getting there. I am getting used to making the big adjustment from club to high school.”

In the boys’ competition, Boca Raton knocked off Pine Crest to win the boys team title with 301 points. American Heritage Plantation was second with 237 and Pine Crest was third with 210 points.

Host Pine Crest defended its girls’ team title with 394 points. Coral Springs Charter was runner-up with 155.

“Our Heritage boys team is really good,” Pinon said. “We have so many good boys like Daniel Spas and Nico Medina, who I’ve competed against every year in club since I have been swimming. We can only get better.”

Seniors Brittany Hammond of Pine Crest and Daniel Spas of American Heritage Plantation were selected as Woodson’s Outstanding Swimmers.

Instead of taking Sunday off, Pinon competed in the IMX Challenge. Pinon won the 200-yard butterfly in 2:06.81 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.85, both FGJO cut times.

“I am happy how I did,” Pinon said. “After Friday night I wasn’t expecting to do good this whole weekend and the results I am getting now makes me happy.

“I always have big goals and little goals. My big goals are Winter Championships and High School States. I would like to make states in at least one individual event and make a final at states. That’s what I am aiming and working for.”

49TH WOODSON RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 394, 2. Coral Springs Charter 155, 3. Westminster Academy 149, 4. American Heritage Plantation 138, 5. Boca Raton 130, 6. Naples Barron Collier 80, 7. Suncoast, 8. Pompano Beach 41, Forest Hill 41, 10. American Heritage Delray Beach 34, 10. Pope John Paul II 34, 12. Park Vista 31, 13. Grandview Prep 26, 14. John I. Leonard 20, 15. King’s Academy 12, 16. Cardinal Gibbons 4.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:51.18, 2. Coral Springs Charter 1:53.76, 3. Westminster Academy 1:55.18 .

200-yard freestyle: 1. Jessica Randolph, AHP 1:51.24, 2. Dany Gomez, GP 1:53.36, 3. Casey Francis, PC 1:54.45.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Brittany Hammond, PC 2:08.67, 2. Tyla Martin, PC 2:10.93, 3. Jenna Diamond, CSC 2:11.94.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Caroline Nava, WA 24.22, 2. Julie Suarez, FH 24.68, 3. Alexa Rivera, WA 25.03.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Carolyn Chaney, PC 505.40, 2. Carly Ehrlich, PC 389.80, 3. Brianna Felegi, SUN 368.55.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Tyla Martin, PC 56.93, 2. Dany Gomez, GP 58.06, 3. Caroline Nava, WA 59.23.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Hannah Veale, PC 54.09, 2. Julia Chui, PC 55.05, 3. Natasha Payamps, CSCS 55.53.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Casey Francis, PC 4:57.99, 2. Brittany Hammond, PC 4:58.48, 3. Jessica Randolph, AHP 5:01.40.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 1:38.95, 2. Westminster Academy 1:40.81, 3. American Heritage Plantation 1:43.98.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Julie Suarez, FH 58.23, 2. Jenna Diamond, CSCS 59.70, 3. Lindsay Hay, AHP 1:02.96.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Lindsey Swartz, PC 1:08.60, 2. Kaelah Chaney, PC 1:08.94, 3. Julia Corley, KA 1:10.01.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Pine Crest 3:38.53, 2. American Heritage Plantation 3:43.44, 3. Coral Springs Charter 3:44.70.  

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Boca Raton 301, 2. American Heritage Plantation 237, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 210, 4. Naples Barron Collier 148, 5. Grandview Prep 93, 6. Park Vista 73, 7. Westminster Academy 69, 8. American Heritage Delray Beach 65, 9. Suncoast 33, 10. Pompano Beach 29, 11. Pope John Paul II 28, 12. Palm Beach Central 23, 13. Coral Springs Charter 10, 14. King’s Academy 9, 14. John I. Leonard 9, 16. Dreyfoos School of the Arts 3

BOYS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Boca Raton 1:40.22, 2. Naples Barron Collier 1:41.44, 3. American Heritage Plantation, Park Vista, tie 1:46.94.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Kent Haeffner, PC 1:45.60, 2. Julien Pinon, AHP 1:47.18, 3. Thoman, BC 1:47.40.

200-yard individual medley: 1. William Pisani, SUN 1:59.53, 2. Leo, BC 1:59.61, 3. Alex Evenson, PC 2:00.18.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Spas, AHP 21.17, 2. Jason McCormick, BR 21.40, 3. Aidan Brennan, BC 21.84.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Austin Fields, PC 427.90, 2. Connor Gerrits, PC 411.85, 3. Lyle Macaluso-Hayes, PC 366.55.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kevin Matheus, BR 53.14, 2. Nicholas Van Zee 54.20, 3. Fernando Bohorquez, AHP 54.51, 7. Julien Pinon, AHP 56.44.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Daniel Spas, AHP 45.84, 2. Jason McCormick, BR 47.09, 3. Aidan Brennan, BC 47.35.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Kent Haeffner, PC 4:39.17, 2. Nicolas Medina, AHP 4:45.56, 3. Alex Evenson, PC 4:52.01.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Boca Raton 1:27.59, 2. American Heritage Plantation 1:28.02 (Scott Clark, Taylor Eaddy, Julien Pinon, Daniel Spas), 3. Pine Crest 1:31.26.

100-yard backstroke: 1. William Pisani, SUN 54.62, 2. Brandon Thomas, BC 54.70, 3. Alejandro Vassallo, BR 55.88.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Kevin Matheus, BR 1:00.22, 2. Steven Vergona, BR 1:01.53, 3. Marco Leo, BC 1:02.09.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Boca Raton 3:11.43, 2. American Heritage Plantation 3:13.09 (Scott Clark, Fernando Bohorquez, Julien Pinon, Daniel Spas), 3. Pine Crest 3:21.38.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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University School Sweeps Team Titles At Suns Invitational

University School Sweeps Team Titles At Suns Invitational


 

 

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

September 29, 2012

Host University School swept the boys and girls team titles for the first time in the team’s young history Saturday at the third annual Suns High School Swimming and Diving Invitational at the Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center.

The Suns girls were led by Krissa Robinson, Evy Sands, Emily Kopas and Amy Kopas. The girls swept all three relays.

The boys team was led by Marco Hosfeld, Nicolas Oberndorfer and Daniel Pereira.

University School divers Zach Laurence and Lauren Peretz swept the 1-meter springboard titles.

The Suns girls topped a field of seven teams with 576 points, 73 ahead of Boca Raton. The boys won a close race and totaled 486 points ahead of Sagemont with 459 and Boca Raton with 448.

SUNS INVITATIONAL

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.University School 576, 2. Boca Raton 503, 3. Calvary Christian Academy 391, 4. Miami Country Day 367, 5. Sagemont 233, 6. Chaminade-Madonna 190, 7. Somerset Academy 74.

200-yard medley relay: 1. University School 1:52.78, 2. Miami Country Day 2:09.78, 3. Calvary Christian 2:19.64.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Vandenberg, SAGE 1:57.63, 2. E. Kopas, US 1:57.69, 3. Nilza Costa, SAGE 2:00.76.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Robinson, US 2:15.33, 2. Caitlin Hymans, BR 2:46.84, 3. Haley McKenzie, CC 2:55.87.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Sabra, CM 26.76, 2. McDuffie, CC 26.84, 3. Sands, US 26.92.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Peretz, US 319.85, 2. Bromwell, CC 317.20, 3. Paolillo, CC 269.95.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Robinson, US 1:00.79, 2. Gregorio, MCD 1:10.12, 3. Basch, US 1:15.19.

100-yard freestyle: 1. A. Kopas, US 57.12, 2. Sands, US 58.82, 3. Gibson, BR 1:02.28.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Vandenberg, SAGE 5:12.66, 2. Costa, SAGE 5:16.91, 3. Gregorio, MC 6:09.28.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. University School 1:47.82, 2. Calvary Christian 1:54.50, 3. Boca Raton 1:55.09.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Sabra, CM 1:05.52, 2. Lyn, US 1:05.80, 3. Basch, US 1:13.15.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. E. Kopas, US 1:05.70, 2. A. Kopas, US 1:14.86, 3. Rodriguez, MC 1:19.80.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. University School 3:58.28, 2. Calvary Christian 4:22.03, 3. Sagemont 4:32.65.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.University School 486, 2. Sagemont 459, 3. Boca Raton 448, 4. Miami Country Day 336, 5. Calvary Christian Academy 321, 6. Somerset Academy 186, 7. Chaminade-Madonna 185.

200-yard medley relay: 1. University School 1:45.85, 2. Calvary Christian 1:55.43, 3. Sagemont 2:01.22.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Hosfeld, US 1:47.31, 2. Rossi, SAGE 1:48.51, 3. Gomez, SAGE 1:48.54.

200-yard individual medley: 1. DeBrito, SAGE 1:59.89, 2. Pereira, US 2:05.97, 3. Lyn, US 2:11.45.

50-yard freestyle: 1. LeGrand, SAGE 21.36, 2. Fruitman, SAGE 23.25, 3. Contich, CC 23.26.

1-meter springboard diving: 1. Laurence, US 393.45.

100-yard butterfly: 1. DeBrito, SAGE 51.20, 2. Legrand, SAGE 52.12, 3. Cragnotti, MC 1:03.96.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Hosfeld, US 50.51, 2. Fruitman, SAGE 50.97, 3. Rivera, BR 55.02.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Rossi, SAGE 4:50.94, 2. Gomez, SAGE 4:52.31, 3. S. Oberndorfer, US 4:54.57.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Sagemont 1:29.90, 2. Boca Raton 1:44.55, 3. University School 1:48.72.

100-yard backstroke: 1. N. Oberndorfer, US 1:00.78, 2. Adkins, CC 1:03.24, 3. Ragland, BR 1:08.48.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Pereira, US 1:01.81, 2. Contich, CC 1:04.91, 3. Costello, BR 1:12.70.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Sagemont 3:21.91, 2. University School 3:25.20, 3. Calvary Christian 3:45.33.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 

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SOFLO Swimmers Dominate IMX Challenge Session Three With Wins, Best Times

SOFLO Swimmers Dominate IMX Challenge Session Three With Wins, Best Times


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

September 29, 2012

Melissa Marinheiro of South Florida Aquatic Club, less than a day after winning the Friday Night Distance, won three events on Day Two of the IMX Challenge Session Three Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Marinheiro, 15, won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:10.73; 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:38.86, bettering her previous best of 2:40.30 and 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:39.12, lowering her previous best time of 4:46.13.

Jessica Rodriguez, 13, was a double winner with two best times. She won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:27.82, lowering her previous best of 2:29.73 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:41.84, bettering her previous best of 4:42.57.

Kelley Heron, 13, won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:12.06, lowering her previous best of 2:17.64. She was also second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:29.55, bettering her previous best of 2:37.25 and second in the 400-yard individual medley in a best time of 4:48.21, lowering her previous best of 5:01.98.

Juan Lucas, 13, led the SOFLO boys by capturing the 200-yard backstroke in a best time of 2:06.36, bettering his previous best of 2:10.66. Gustavo Valery, 14, was second in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:09.90. Alfredo Mesa was second in the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:39.28 and third in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:07.19, another best time.

SATURDAY SESSION THREE RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard backstroke:

13: 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:12.06, best time; SOFLO: 2. Jessica Rodriguez 2:14.35, 3. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:24.84, 4. Andrea Bucaro 2:26.33, 7. Alani Carrasco 2:31.37, best time, 10. Valentina Diaz 2:39.62, best time, 12. Abolade Oyetunji 2:45.81, 14. Natasha Testa 2:52.14, 15. Vanessa Garcia 3:00.80; 14: 1. Natalie Aulicino, Gulliver Aquatics 2:18.73; SOFLO: 4. Jessie Cordero 2:32.44, best time, 7. Cristina Villegas 2:37.55, 10. Alisa Huang 2:57.51, best time; 15-and-over: 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:10.73; SOFLO: 2. Marcella Marinheiro 2:13.56, 3. Maria Lopez 2:13.90, best time, 5. Rachel Ling 2:20.42, best time, 7. Amber Hunter 2:21.54, 8. Kylie Herman 2:24.00, 9. Andrea Melendez 2:25.95, 10. Daniela Jimenez 2:27.80, 12. Evelin Jimenez 2:28.74, 13. Carly Swanson 2:29.34, 15. Haley Wright 2:32.83, 16. Hannah Doyle 2:34.23, best time, 17. Astrid Rigau 2:37.16, best time, 19. Clarisa Melendez 2:40.65.

200-yard breaststroke:

13: 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:27.82, best time; SOFLO: 2. Kelley Heron 2:29.55, best time, 4. Andrea Bucaro 2:51.32, best time, 6. Alani Carrasco 2:59.37, best time, 9. Natasha Testa 3:00.68, best time, 11. Abolade Oyetunji 3:05.15, 12. Valentina Diaz 3:05.27, 13. Stephanie Mlujeak 3:06.17; 14: 1. Alemy Barreto, Davie 2:46.63; SOFLO: 7. Cristina Villegas 3:14.80, 8. Jessie Cordero 3:18.30, best time, 9. Alisa Huang 3:29.76; 15-and-over: 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:38.86, best time; SOFLO: 2. Kylie Herman 2:46.17, best time, 4. Andrea Melendez 2:52.57, 6. Haley Wright 2:57.56, 7. Astrid Rigau 2:58.89, best time, 10. Clarisa Melendez 3:09.36, 11. Hannah Doyle 3:16.69.

400-yard individual medley:

13: 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:41.84, best time; SOFLO: 2. Kelley Heron 4:48.21, best time, 3. Andrea Bucaro 5:02.43, 5. Alani Carrasco 5:21.74, 6. Stephanie Mlujeak 5:22.80, 10. Valentina Diaz 5:40.57, 11. Abolade Oyetunji 5:46.08, 12. Natasha Testa 5:50.56, 14. Vanessa Garcia 6:36.77; 14: 1. Vanessa Comunale, Davie 5:16.68; SOFLO: 5. Cristina Villegas 5:43.65, best time, 6. Jessie Cordero 5:44.85, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 4:39.12, best time; SOFLO: 3. Maria Lopez 4:47.82, best time, 5. Amber Hunter 4:56.53, 6. Marcella Marinheiro 4:59.66, 7. Kylie Herman 5:00.03, 8. Rachel Ling 5:05.39, 9. Haley Wright 5:06.43, best time, 10. Andrea Melendez 5:06.45, 11. Daniela Jimenez 5:09.31, best time, 12. Evelin Jimenez 5:12.67, 14. Astrid Rigau 5:30.38, 17. Hannah Doyle 5:43.55.   

BOYS

200-yard backstroke:

13: 1. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 2:06.36, best time; SOFLO: 3. Alfredo Mesa 2:07.19, best time, 6. Jonathan Strod 2:16.15, best time, 9. CJ Kopecki 2:25.30, 12. Cristian Rossi 2:26.74, best time, 16. Matthew Menocal 2:30.71, best time, 17. Miguel Hernandez 2:32.16, best time, 19. Tyler Gibson 2:44.28; 14: 1. Kearn Kurbanali, Davie 2:08.38, best time; SOFLO: 2. Gustavo Valery 2:09.90, 6. Ryan Capote 2:17.12, 9. Simon Ortiz 2:21.88, best time, 11. Baldwin Suen 2:24.93, best time, 15. Juan Medina 2:35.59, best time, 16. Mathew Delvalle 2:41.73, best time, 17. Marco Crespo 2:50.20, 18. Bryan Moran 3:04.03; 15-and-over, 1. Joey Pedraza, Davie 1:56.89; SOFLO: 9. Ivan Parada 2:05.35, 15. Jordan Colon 2:12.43, best time, 19. Jacob Walters 2:17.93, best time, 20. Juan Saldana 2:20.66, best time, 21. Nikolas Ujueta 2:21.43, 22. Teddy Sandoval 2:22.68, best time, 24. Bowie Suen 2:25.46, 25. William Perry III 2:25.57, 29. Daniel Reyna 2:32.62, best time.

200-yard breaststroke:

13: 1. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 2:17.11; SOFLO: 5. CJ Kopecki 2:36.45, 7. Alfredo Mesa 2:39.78, best time, 9. Cristian Rossi 2:41.74, 10. Tyler Gibson 2:42.73, best time, 13. Miguel Hernandez 2:55.74, 14. Matthew Menocal 2:56.05, best time; 14: 1. Brian Sanz, Hialeah 2:25.35; SOFLO: 5. Baldwin Suen 2:36.90, best time, 8. Gustavo Valery 2:44.57, 9. Ryan Capote 2:46.59, best time, 12. Juan Medina 2:49.32, 15. Mathew Delvalle 3:01.09, best time, 16. Marco Crespo 3:24.12, 17. Brandon Moran 3:46.55; 15-and-over, 1. Felipe Lima, Davie 2:00.88; SOFLO: 4. Jordan Colon 2:23.54, 6. Roger Capote 2:26.94, 8. Bowie Suen 2:31.04, 10. Teddy Sandoval 2:40.70, best time, 12. Juan Saldana 2:41.11, best time, 13. William Perry III 2:44.90, 14. Josemiguel Fernandez 2:50.11, best time, 15. Nikolas Ujueta 2:57.93, 16. Daniel Reyna 2:58.69. 

400-yard individual medley:

13: 1. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 4:26.14; SOFLO: 2. Alfredo Mesa 4:39.28, best time, 3. CJ Kopecki 4:43.09, 5. Juan Lucas 4:47.05, 11. Tyler Gibson 5:14.16, 15. Matthew Menocal 5:21.70, 16. Miguel Hernandez 5:31.36; 14: 1. Francisco Real, Hialeah 4:33.07; SOFLO: 6. Gustavo Valery 4:51.39, best time, 8. Ryan Capote 4:58.20, best time, 12. Simon Ortiz 5:10.46, 14. Baldwin Suen 5:16.80, 15. Mathew Delvalle 5:41.06; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Davila, Davie 4:05.49; SOFLO: 12. Jordan Colon 4:35.04, 14. Jacob Walters 4:39.05, 15. Ivan Parada 4:43.02, 16. Roger Capote 4:48.61, 18. Teddy Sandoval 4:52.47, best time, 19. Juan Saldana 4:56.80, best time, 22. Bowie Suen 5:04.60, 23. Josemiguel Fernandez 5:04.66, 24. William Perry III 5:08.49, best time, 25. Nikolas Ujueta 5:08.54, 27. Daniel Reyna 5:27.39.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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SOFLO’s Rossi, Rodriguez, Moran Double Winners In IMX Challenge Session Two

SOFLO’s Rossi, Rodriguez, Moran Double Winners In IMX Challenge Session Two


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

September 29, 2012

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Nicolas Rossi, Rafael Rodriguez and Brandon Moran each won two events at the SOFLO/Comets IMX Challenge Saturday morning at Academic Village Pool.

Rossi, 9, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:43.52. His previous best was 2:58.60. Rossi also won the 200-yard freestyle in another best time of 2:17.91, lowering his previous best of 2:24.57.

Rodriguez, 10, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:29.34, bettering his previous best of 2:33.37. He won the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:07.56. His previous best was 2:10.76.

Brandon Moran, 11, won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:34.07, lowering his previous best of 2:37.14. Moran and Bryant Segui, 11, tied in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:57.40, best times for both swimmers.

The second session of the three-day meet featured young, up-and-coming swimmers, ages 12 and under competing in their own age groups to see how their times stacked up in the rest of the nation and state in the USA Swimming-sanctioned motivational event.

Other individual winners for SOFLO were:

Michelle Marinheiro, 9, 200-yard freestyle, 2:32.30, best time, lowering her previous best of 2:38.61.

Anabel Vazquez, 11, 200-yard individual medley, 2:36.69, best time, lowering her previous best of 2:57.92.

Annita Huang, 11, 500-yard freestyle, 5:54.45, best time, lowering her previous best of 6:00.42.

SESSION TWO SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard individual medley:

9-and-under:  1. Madison Kozel, Davie 2:58.68; SOFLO: 2. Michelle Marinheiro 3:01.27, best time, 4. Trinity Hoyos 3:12.06, 5. Katherine Del Vecchio 3:18.04, 8. Gretchen Montgomery 3:26.54, 11. Morgan Cavanagh 3:35.06, 14. Analucia Raimont 4:08.05; COMETS: 3. Sara Quintero 3:07.82, 6. Jena Legaspi 3:21.03, 12. Isabella Lizarazo 3:42.48; 10: 1. Andrea Santander, Team FLA 2:23.58; SOFLO: 4. Kyana Castro 2:48.32, best time, 5. Natalie Simm 2:51.09, best time, 6. Isabella DiSalvo 2:51.27, 9. Sophia Bedoya 3:44.08; 11: 1. Anabel Vazquez 2:36.69, best time; SOFLO: 2. Elise Larin 2:37.93, best time, 4. Annita Huang 2:39.33, best time, 5. Alexandra Crespo 2:40.12, best time, 10. Camila Alvarez 2:50.14, 11. Mikaela DeGracia 2:54.63, best time, 14. Kellie Wilcox 2:59.45, best time, 15. Paola Huerta 3:18.13, 18. Brittney Parra 3:28.42; 12: 1. Alicia Mancilla, Miami Dade 2:22.25; SOFLO: 2. Delanie Perez 2:23.45, best time, 4. Katherine DeBarros 2:34.27, best time, 7. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:36.39, best time, 11. Zaroya Harris 2:39.02, best time, 12. Anna Montgomery 2:40.53, best time, 14. Lauren Simm 2:45.38, best time, 15. Isabel Shashaty 2:48.90, best time, 18. Catalina Lizarazo 3:00.41, best time.

200-yard freestyle:

9-and-under:  1. Michelle Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:32.20, best time; SOFLO: 4. Trinity Hoyos 2:50.51, best time, 9. Gretchen Montgomery 3:08.61, 10. Morgan Cavanagh 3:09.07, best time, 11. Katrina Del Vecchio 3:09.17, best time, 15. Analucia Raimont 3:29.09; COMETS: 2. Sara Quintero 2:47.19, best time, 6. Jena Legaspi 2:58.63, 13. Isabella Lizarazo 3:13.43; 10: 1. Andrea Santander, Team FLA 2:06.63; SOFLO: 2. Kyana Castro 2:20.92, best time, 5. Isabella DiSalvo 2:32.92, best time, 6. Natalie Simm 2:34.70, best time, 9. Sophie Bedoya 3:25.03, best time.

500-yard freestyle:

11: 1. Annita Huang, SOFLO 5:54.45, best time; SOFLO: 3. Anabel Vazquez 6:03.92, best time, 4. Alexandra Crespo 6:16.99, best time, 6. Lisa Strod 6:23.89, 9. Elise Larin 6:32.42, best time, 10. Camila Alvarez 6:44.60, 12. Kellie Wilcox 6:53.27, 13. Mikaela De Gracia 7:07.36, 15. Paola Huerta 7:46.95, 16. Brittney Parra 8:08.75; 12: 1. Alicia Mancilla, Miami Dade 5:22.54; SOFLO: 2. Delanie Perez 5:38.32, best time, 4. Jennifer Rodriguez 5:59.48, 5. Katherine De Barros 6:01.68, best time, 9. Anna Montgomery 6:12.29, best time, 12. Zariya Harris 6:21.34, best time, 13. Isabel Shashaty 6:29.48, best time, 14. Lauren Simm 6:36.31, 17. Catalina Lizarazo 7:02.10.  

BOYS

200-yard individual medley:

9-and-under:  1. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 2:43.52; SOFLO: 2. John Paul Handal 2:51.44, 3. Marcus Franco 2:51.92, best time, 5. Joseph Lee 2:53.31, best time, 8. Akira Huang 3:18.06, 10. Marcos Vazquez 3:50.12; COMETS: 7. Zackary Harris 3:13.86, 9. Ryan Heron 3:31.85; 10: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:29.34, best time; SOFLO: 2. Leonardo Mateus 2:35.62, best time, 5. Carlo Roche 3:13.72, 6. Roberto Garrido 3:21.45; 11: 1. Brandon Moran, SOFLO 2:34.07, best time; SOFLO: 2. Bryant Segui 2:35.72, best time, 4. Luis Bucaro 2:38.51, best time, 5. Sam Walters 2:38.99, best time, 8. Jonathan Hew 3:06.46, 9. Ethan Hew 3:16.09, 10. Sebastian Sevilla 3:16.43; 12: 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 2:13.11; SOFLO: 4. Kevin Porto 2:19.90, best time, 5. Ricardo Roche 2:24.10, 6. Samuel Quintero 2:27.16, best time, 7. Andres Arias 2:38.67, 9. Andre Molko 2:42.34, 13. Noah Molko 3:16.48, best time. 

200-yard freestyle:

9-and-under, 1. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 2:17.91, best time; SOFLO: 2. Marcus Franco 2:25.60, best time, 4. John Paul Handal 2:32.58, 5. Joseph Lee 2:38.09, 9. Akira Huang 3:01.26, 12. Marcos Vazquez 3:22.74; COMETS: 8. Zackary Harris 2:52.64, 10. Ryan Heron 3:05.09, 11. Tanner Gibson 3:06.13, 14. Mark Andre DeGracia 3:25.85: 10: 1. Rafael Rodguez, SOFLO 2:07.56, best time; SOFLO: 2. Leonardo Mateus 2:17.87, best time, 4. Roberto Garrido 2:42.52, 6. Carlo Roche 2:49.46.

500-yard freestyle:

11: 1. Tie, Bryant Segui, Brandon Moran, SOFLO 5:57.40; SOFLO: 3. Luis Bucaro 6:06.66, 10. Sam Walters 6:56.00, 11. Jonathan Hew 7:01.57, 12. Sebastian Sevilla 7:37.85, 13. Ethan Hew 8:15.57; 12: 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 5:12.23; SOFLO: 3. Kevin Porto 5:12.96, 4. Ricardo Roche 5:27.67, 6. Samuel Quintero 5:38.85, 7. Andres Arias 6:05.59, 11. Andre Molko 6:30.38, 14. Brandon Carrasco 7:09.45, 15. Noah Molko 7:41.15. 

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 196: Florida Leads After Day One, SOFLO’s Oliver Finishes Third For FSU At All-Florida Invite

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 196: Florida Leads After Day One, SOFLO’s Oliver Finishes Third For FSU At All-Florida Invite


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

September 29, 2012

Led by Olympians Elizabeth Beisel and Sinead Russell, University of Florida took the lead on the opening day of the All-Florida Invitational Friday in its host pool at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

The Gator women’s team lead with 342.5 points followed by Florida State with 226.5 points.

The Gator men’s team scored 342 points and is also ahead of the Seminoles, second with 284 points.

Beisel won two events in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:47.07 and 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.66, both NCAA “B” cut times. Beisel also teamed with Russell, Jamie Bohunicky and Hilda Luthersdottir to win the 400-yard medley relay .

Gator freshman Natalie Hinds won her first collegiate event in the 50-yard freestyle tying with FSU’s Kaitlyn Dressel in 23.19. SOFLO’s Tiffany Oliver, a junior at Florida State, was third in 23.26.

Russell was also second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.98.

The Gator men swept the top four spots in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley. South African Sebastien Rousseau won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:25.47 and was third in the 200 IM in 1:50.37. Gator sophomore Eduardo Solaeche-Gomez of Spain won the 200 IM in 1:48.08.

Florida’s Carlos Omana, 19, of Metro Aquatics, was fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:33.21.

Oliver, 20, also led off the Seminoles’ third place 200-yard freestyle relay that finished in 1:33.92 and anchored the fourth-place 400-yard medley that finished in 3:46.04. Florida Gold Coast swimmer Ashley Hicks led off the relay.

FSU’s men’s 200-yard freestyle relay, with Florida Gold Coast swimmer Paul Murray leading off, won in 1:20.09 and anchored the fourth place 400-yard medley relay team that also featured Florida Gold Coast swimmer Connor Knight. Murray was also third in the 50-yard freestyle in 20.64.

Florida Atlantic’s Eszter Bucz was a member of the Owls’ seventh place 200-yard freestyle relay that finished in 1:37.80 and ninth place 400-yard medley relay team. Bucz, 21, was fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:58.26 and eighth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.29.

The three-day meet continues Saturday and Sunday with prelims and finals.

TEAM TOTALS

WOMEN: 1. Florida 342.5, 2. Florida State 226.5, 3. Miami 196, 4. Florida Gulf Coast 182, 5. Florida Atlantic 130, 6. North Florida 91, 7. Nova Southeastern 59.

MEN: 1. Florida 342, 2. Florida State 284, 3. Florida Atlantic 214, 4. Nova Southeastern 159, 5. Miami 20.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

Marinheiro, Pinon Top SOFLO Finishers In Friday Night Distance

Marinheiro, Pinon Top SOFLO Finishers In Friday Night Distance


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

September 29, 2012

Teenager Melissa Marinheiro of South Florida Aquatic Club started off on a winning note Friday night at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

Marinheiro, 15, won the girls title in the Friday Night Distance on opening night of the SOFLO/Comets three-day meet.

Marinheiro topped a field of 54 swimmers to win the 1,650-yard freestyle in 17 minutes, 20.57 seconds. Daniella Vandenberg, 16, of Davie Nadadores was second in a best time 17:43.67. Her previous best was 19:10.01.

SOFLO teammate Jessica Rodriguez, 13, was fifth in a best time 18:13.20. Her previous best was 18:15.32. SOFLO had four other finishers in the Top 10. Marcella Marinheiro, 17, was seventh in a best time of 18:29.90 followed by Kelley Heron in 18:44.33, Amber Hunter, 16, in a best time 18:44.75 and Kylie Herman, 15, in 18:50.50.

In the boys’ competition, Julien Pinon was SOFLO’s top finisher placing 12th in 17:15.25. Pinon, a freshman at American Heritage, was competing the night before the 49th Woodson Invitational which his boys team is favored to win.

SOFLO teammate Gustavo Valery, 14, was 14th in a best time 17:30.77, bettering his previous best of 18:24.36.

The distance field featured more than 100 swimmers. The meet continues Saturday and Sunday with the IMX Challenge.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle

1.Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 17:20.57; SOFLO: 5. Jessica Rodriguez 18:13.20, best time, 7. Marcella Marinheiro 18:29.90, best time, 8. Kelley Heron 18:44.33, 9. Amber Hunter 18:44.75, best time, 10. Kylie Herman 18:50.50, 11. Maria Lopez 18:50.75, 12. Delanie Perez 18:58.50, best time, 14. Andrea Bucaro 19:07.78, best time, 15. Haley Wright 19:12.02, 18. Daniela Jimenez 19:29.69, 21. Lilli Calero 19:35.44, 22. Evelin Jimenez 19:47.95, 23. Stephanie Mlujeak 19:55.80, 26. Annita Huang 20:08.36, 27. Andrea Melendez 20:09.20, 28. Rachel Ling 20:10.62, best time, 30. Alani Carrasco 20:14.87, 31. Anabel Vazquez 20:15.08, 32. Jennifer Rodriguez 20:16.89, best time, 33. Katherine DeBarros 20:38.79, 34. Astrid Rigau 20:53.32, best time, 35. Anna Montgomery 20:54.34, best time, 36. Kyana Castro 20:56.26, 37. Zariya Harris 21:02.52, 38. Natasta Testa 21:10.88, 40. Alexandra Crespo 21:30.14, 41. Abolade Oyetunji 21:33.80, 42. Jessie Cordero 21:39.77, best time, 43. Michelle Marinheiro 21:52.23, 44. Valentina Diaz 22:05.11, 45. Elisa Larin 22:07.68, 48. Cristina Villegas 22:24.21, 49. Lauren Simm 22:38.13, 50. Camila Alvarez 22:41.38, 51. Isabel Shashaty 22:42.05, 52. Isabella DiSalvo 23:43.01, 53. Catalina Lizarazo 23;49.88, 54. Vanessa Garcia 23:53.28.   

BOYS

1,650-yard freestyle:

1.Miguel Davila, Davie15:27.26; SOFLO: 12. Julien Pinon 17:15.25, 14. Gustavo Valery 17:30.77, best time, 16. Jacob Walters 17:34.36, best time, 18. Jordan Colon 17:38.56, best time, 20. Alfredo Mesa 17:40.59, best time, 24. Kevin Porto 17:52.99, best time, 25. Ricardo Roche 17:53.74, best time, 26. Roger Capote 17:58.49, 27. Juan Lucas 17:59.96, best time, 31. Fernando Quintero 18:13.46, best time, 32. Ryan Capote 18:21.32, 35. CJ Kopecki 18:25.56, 39. Rafael Rodriguez 19:00.59, best time, 40. Nikolas Ujueta 19:11.00, 41. Cristian Rossi 19:15.69, best time, 42. Samuel Quintero 19:17.07, best time, 43. Simon Ortiz 19:29.94, 46. William Perry III 19:43.42, 48. Matthew Menocal 19:54.62, best time, 50. Leonardo Mateus 20:02.56, best time, 51. Bryant Segui 20:07.07, 52. Miguel Hernandez 20:13.57, 53. Tyler Gibson 20:22.50, 54. Baldwin Suen 20:23.20, best time, 55. Luis Bucaro 20:29.78, 56. Nicolas Rossi 20:33.32, 57. Andres Arias 20:35.95, 58. Sam Walters 21:07.16, 59. Brandon Moran 21:09.68, best time, 60. Bowie Suen 21:23.29, 61. Mathew Delvalle 21:31.49, 62. Andrew Molko 22:00.54, 63. Marco Crespo 23:59.78, best time, 64. Noah Molko 27:02.32.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

Busy Weekend For SOFLO’s Pinon, High School Swimmers

Busy Weekend For SOFLO’s Pinon, High School Swimmers


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

September 28, 2012

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Julien Pinon will compete in the 49th annual Woodson Invitational on Saturday at Pine Crest’s Woodson Pool.

Pinon, a freshman making his high school season debut this year, is seeded third in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.00 and seventh in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.00.

The Woodson Invitational, the state’s oldest high school swim meet steeped in history and tradition, will feature Broward County’s top two teams, host Pine Crest and American Heritage at the host Woodson Pool.

American Heritage girls, ranked second in the county, heads the girls field.

Woodson is one of two high school invitationals scheduled for Saturday. University School will host the Suns High School Swimming and Diving Invitational at the NSU Aquatic Center.

Boca Raton heads the field for the third annual meet.

IF YOU GO

49th annual Woodson Invitational

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. prelims, 4:30 p.m. finals

Where: Pine Crest School, Woodson Pool, 1501 NE 62nd St., Fort Lauderdale

Admission: $5. For information call swimming office, 954-492-4173.

Third annual Suns High School Swimming and Diving Invitational

When: Saturday, 9 a.m., timed finals

Where: Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Center, 3301 College Ave., Davie.

Admission: $5.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com