WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

September 9, 2013

Erika Pelaez and Elizabeth Chevaldova led the South Florida Aquatic Club Friday at the first 8-and-Under Fall Sizzler at American Heritage.

Pelaez, 7, won the 25-yard butterfly in 17.61. She was one of only three swimmers under 20 seconds and 25-yard freestyle in 15.96.

Pelaez was also second in the 25-yard backstroke in 19.71 and fifth in the 25-yard breaststroke.

Chevaldova, 8, one of three sisters (Lara and Vivian) competing in the meet, won the 25-yard backstroke in 18.78, the only swimmer to break 19 seconds. She was also took three seconds in the 25-yard butterfly in 17.79, 25-yard breaststroke in 22.29 and 25-yard freestyle in 15.97.

Randy Smith, 8, and Alejandro Mateus, 8, led the SOFLO boys.

Smith was fourth in the 25-yard butterfly in 18.13 and Mateus was fifth in 18.31. Smith was fifth in the 25-yard backstroke in 20.22 and Mateus was seventh in 21.31. Smith was fourth in the 25-yard freestyle in 16.37 and Mateus fifth in 16.78.

In the 25-yard breaststroke, Aldo Zepeda, 8, was fifth in 23.89, Samuel Bullen was sixth in 24.26, Mateus was eighth in 24.40 and Smith was tenth in 25.51.

GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Camryn Meyer, CSSC 26.90; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 17.61; SOFLO: Elizabeth Chevaldova 17.79, 8. Sabrina Osorio 21.09, 11. Sofia Osorio 24.06, 14. Lara Chevaldova 24.97, 16. Vivian Chevaldova 26.01, 21. Mariann Catalasan 28.03, 23. Gianna Spadafino 28.46, 25. Judith-Alison Natino 29.20, 26. Kaitlyn Barrios 30.43.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Lilia Blanco, Pompano Beach 26.96; 7-8, 1. Elizabeth Chevaldova, SOFLO 18.79; SOFLO: 2. Erika Pelaez 19.71, 7. Vivian Chevaldova 22.43, 10. Sabrina Osorio 23.62, 11. Sofia Osorio 23.84, 12. Lara Chevaldova 23.89, 15. Kaitlyn Barrios 24.36, 17. Mariann Catalasan 24.45, 20. Gianna Spadafino 24.81, 21. Judith-Alison Natino 25.07.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Lilia Blanco, Pompano 29.43; 7-8, 1. Valentina Roger, HAT 22.19; SOFLO: 2. Elizabeth Chevaldova 22.29, 3. Sabrina Osorio 23.04, 5. Erika Pelaez 24.05, 7. Vivian Chevaldova 24.70, 9. Lara Chevaldova 25.51, 15. Sofia Osorio 27.33, 20. Kaitlyn Barrios 29.15, 21. Judith-Alison Natino 29.33, 23. Mariann Catalasan 30.15, 24. Gianna Spadafino 31.82.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Lilia Blanco, Pompano Beach 20.93; 7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 15.96; SOFLO: 2. Elizabeth Chevaldova 15.97, 9. Sabrina Osorio 18.84, 11. Lara Chevaldova 19.71, 13. Vivian Chevaldova 20.34, 15. Sofia Osorio 20.69, 17. Kaitlyn Barrios 21.38, 23. Gianna Spadafino 23.78, 27. Mariann Catalasan 25.12, 29. Judith-Alison Natino 25.96.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. Heritage Aquatics 1:26.25.

BOYS

25-yard butterfly

6-and-under, 1. Gabriel Landron, Unattached 26.07; 7-8, 1. Charles Burnette, HAT 16.22; SOFLO: 4. Randy Smith 18.13, 5. Alejandro Mateus 18.31, 8. Aldo Zepeda 20.07, 9. Noah Hew 21.36, 10. Christian Porta 21.48, 16. Jake Cavanagh 24.32, 18. Fernando Barreto 25.50, 19. Samuel Bullen 26.10, 20. Sebastian Gonzalez 26.72, 32. Jacob Oram 29.18, 33. Nicholas Veeser 29.83.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Gabriel Landron, Unattached 30.09; 7-8, 1. Zackary Harris, CSSC 18.78; SOFLO: 5. Randy Smith 20.22, 7. Alejandro Mateus 21.31, 8. Noah Hew 21.87, 10. Christian Porta 22.21, 11. Aldo Zepeda 22.40, 12. Fernando Barreto 22.54, 13. Jake Cavanagh 23.10, 18, Samuel Bullen 24.59, 26. Jacob Oram 27.32, 37. Sebastian Gonzalez 30.48, 44. Nicholas Veeser 33.45.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Gabriel Landron, Unattached 33.35; 7-8, 1. Zackary Harris, CSSC 21.31; SOFLO: 5. Aldo Zepeda 23.89, 6. Samuel Bullen 24.26, 8. Alejandro Mateus 24.40, 10. Randy Smith 25.51, 12. Christian Porta 26.23, 13. Noah Hew 26.34, 15. Jake Cavanagh 27.04, 17. Fernando Barreto 27.10, 26. Jacob Oram 29.72, 31. Sebastian Gonzalez 30.62, 46. Nicholas Veeser 36.42.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Gabriel Landron, Unattached 23.84; 7-8, 1. Noah Solomon, YBC 14.84; SOFLO: 4. Randy Smith 16.37, 5. Alejandro Mateus 16.78, 9. Christian Porta 18.15, 11. Aldo Zepeda 18.34, 13. Noah Hew 18.88, 14. Jake Cavanagh 18.96, 16. Samuel Bullen 19.31, 22. Fernando Barreto 20.09, 29. Jacob Oram 22.06, 34., tie, Nicholas Veeser and Sebastian Gonzalez, 24.43.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. Heritage Aquatic Team 1:07.03.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

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