WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

August 1, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Jordan Colon, CJ Kopecki and Rafael Rodriguez got off to a good start as members of the Florida Gold Coast All-Stars at the Southern Zone Age Group Championships in Greenville, S.C.

The trio of boys all turned in lifetime-best times against some of the zone’s top age group swimmers.

Kopecki finished tenth in the 1500-meter freestyle in 17:28.93, a time drop from 17:38.33. He was also 23rd in the 200-meter freestyle (2:05.75) and 29th in the 100-meter butterfly (1:03.93, close to his best of 1:03.20).

Colon was 13th in the 200-meter breaststroke in a best time of 2:32.39, dropping from 2:33.32.

Rafael Rodriguez went three-for-three in best times. He was ninth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:34.28, dropping from 4:36.60; ninth in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:08.18, dropping from 1:08.40 and tenth in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:12.59, dropping from 2:13.28.

Jessica Rodriguez was ninth in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:50.61.

The five-day meet ends on Saturday.

TUESDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

400-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Andrea Santander, FGC 4:37.85, best time.

800-meter freestyle: 13-14, 1. Ashlyn Butkowski, NC Swim 9:05.62, best time; FGC: 10. Alicia Mancilla 9:28.44, 17. Cloe Bedard-Khalid 9:51.80, best time; 15-18, 1. Haylie Harbin, North Texas 9:17.41, best time; FGC: 10. Steph Campo 9:42.10.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Will Tarvestad, KY 4:21.39, best time; FGC: 9. Rafael Rodriguez 4:34.28, best time, 12. Drake Gil 4:40.66, best time, 21. Joaquin Riojas 4:49.24, best time.

1500-meter freestyle: 13-14, 1. Robert Finke, FZT 16:28; FGC: 7. Nicholas Sharp 17:06.18, best time, 10. CJ Kopecki 17:28.93, best time; 15-18, 1. Russell Noletto, SES 16:30.12; FGC: 11. Cody Cline 17:07.30, best time, 12. Alexander Arrieta 17:08.77.

WEDNESDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Andrea Santander, FGC 2:09.48; FGC: 15. Alexandra Meszaros 2:18.93, 22. Sarah Abril 2:20.35, 24. Hannah Virgin 2:20.62; 13-14, 1. Dakoya Luther, South Texas 2:06.60; FGC: 8. Cybele Jung 2:13.74, 20. Jessica Nava 2:12.84, 39. Alicia Mancilla 2:15.77, 47. Marta Ciesla 2:17.59, 59. Megan Schimansky 2:27.45; 15-18, 1. Lauren Wallace, NC 2:06.47; FGC: 23. Steph Campo 2:13.87, 35. Sara Lacusky 2:16.30.

50-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Ashley McCauley, NC 34.64; FGC: 7. Thea McKenna 36.72, 13. Andrea Santander 37.58.

200-meter breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Brooke Forde, KY 2:35.30; FGC: 8. Cybele Jung 2:55.82, 9. Jessica Rodriguez 2:50.61, 19. Tiffany Korb 3:01.18; 15-18, 1. Kelly Fertel, FGC 2:40.26; FGC: 10. Chase Harris 2:48.46, 13. Marin Mullen 2:52.58, 14. Arianna Ortiz 2:52.94, 16. Sara Lacusky 2:53.48.

100-meter butterfly: 11-12, 1. Julia Roy, KY 1:05.93; FGC: 3. Alexandra Meszaros 1:08.25, 5. Emily Cordovi 1:08.76, 11. Gabriella Antonini 1:09.54, 19. Eriana Temperino 1:11.88; 13-14, 1. Jessica Nava, FGC 1:03.46; FGC: 28. Cloe Bedard-Khalid 1:08.68, 29. Marta Ciesla 1:09.00, 31. Alicia Mancilla 1:09.20; 15-18, 1. Kate Tarvestad, KY 1:04.45; FGC: 23. Miriyam Ghali 1:09.40, 25. Brienne Renfrum 1:10.04, 29. Marin Mullen 1:11.47.

400-meter medley relay: 11-12, 1. GAZ 4:36.54, 5. FGC 4:43.00 (Gabriella Antonini, Thea McKenna, Alexadra Meszaros, Andrea Santander); 13-14, 1. SES 4:24.61, 7. FGC 4:39.22 (Megan Schimansky, Cybele Jung, Jessica Nava, Marta Ciesla); 15-18, 1. FZT 4:26.94, 8. FGC 4:42.31 (Steph Campo, Marin Mullen, Miriyam Ghali, Arianna Ortiz).

BOYS

200-meter freestyle: 11-12, 1. Will Travestad, KY 2:02.64; FGC: 10. Rafael Rodriguez 2:12.59, best time, 12. Drake Gil 2:13.83, 22. Joaquin Riojas 2:16.14, 27. Brayan Perez 2:18.42; 13-14, 1. Noah Oh, GAZ 1:57.52; FGC: 23. CJ Kopecki 2:05.75, 24. Sebastian Vargas 2:05.79, 28. Joao Vitor Pereira 2:06.11, 38. Ervin Marin 2:07.82; 15-18, 1. Russell Noletto, SES 1:56.16; FGC: 7. Shawn Warner 1:58.84, 19. Jacob Pavlock 2:00.33, 26. Alexander Arrieta 2:01.99, 27. Cody Cline 2:02.16, 30. Adriano Martinez 2:03.28, 37. Nicholas Conrad 2:05.44.

50-meter breaststroke: 11-12, 1. Liam Bell, GAZ 33.13; FGC: 6. Adrian Aguilar 35.18, 24. Yonathan Padron 38.61.

200-meter breaststroke: 13-14, 1. Brennan Pastorek, GAZ 2:27.10; FGC: 8. Alberto Gomez 2:36.01, 19. Marcelo Lauzurique 2:45.02; 15-18, 1. Joseph Perez, FGC 2:26.86; FGC: 13. Jordan Colon 2:32.39, best time.

100-meter butterfly: 11-12, 1. Will Tarvestad, KY 1:02.58; FGC: 9. Rafael Rodriguez 1:08.18, best time, 16. Brayan Perez 1:09.19, 20. Drake Gil 1:09.55, 44. Tuan Ho 1:15.43; 13-14, 1. Elijah Patrick, SES 58.43; FGC: 16. Adrian Moya 1:01.49, 17. Ervin Marin 1:01.64, 21. Sebastian Vargas 1:02.61, 29. CJ Kopecki 1:03.93, 34. Joao Vitor Pereira 1:04.33, 49. Marcelo Lauzurique 1:11.11; 15-18, 1. Zach Harting, SES 56.75; FGC: 6. Shawn Warner 58.11, 10. Cody Cline 59.43, 16. Jacob Pavlock 1:00.09, 24. Alexander Arrieta 1:01.38, 31. Nicholas Conrad 1:03.10.

400-meter medley relay: 11-12, 1. KY 4:24.52, 8. FGC 4:46.85 (Adrian Aguilar, Yonathan Padron, Rafael Rodriguez, Joaquin Riojas); 13-14, 1. GAZ 4:02.65; 8. Gold Coast 4:13.66 (Nicholas Sharp, Alberto Gomez, Adrian Moya, Sebastian Vargas); 15-18, 1. GAZ 3:58.07; 4. FGC 4:04.83 (Jacob Pavlock, Joseph Perez, Shawn Warner, Cody Cline).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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