WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB
September 12, 2013
American Heritage opened its 2013 high school season Wednesday against host Westminster Academy and Somerset Academy with two South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers.
The boys team defeated Westminster Academy, 133-47 and Somerset, 137-20.
SOFLO’s Julien Pinon, 14, a sophomore, won the 100-yard freestyle in 49.34 and was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.27.
Pinon spent the summer training and competing overseas in Europe.
SOFLO teammate Cristian Rossi, 14, was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:05.30. Rossi was also third in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.81.
Other top SOFLO high school swims that were reported:
Pembroke Pines Charter boys defeated Boyd Anderson, 143-10, and Northeast, 124-39, at host Northeast.
SOFLO’s Alexander Viloria and Juan Lucas were double winners and Blake Kelley and Edward Kon each won one individual event.
Viloria, 15, won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:05.87 and 100-yard freestyle in 55.58.
Lucas, 14, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:11.65 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:06.52.
Kelley, 17, won the 100-yard butterfly in 57.72. Kon won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.59.
Pembroke Pines Charter swept all three boys’ relays.
Pembroke Pines Charter’s girls team also swept Boyd Anderson (137-6) and Northeast (111-44).
SOFLO’s Lilli Calero, 15, won the 200-yard freestyle (2:08.81) and 500-yard freestyle (5:44.02).
Melissa Gonzalez, 15, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:40.73. Justrina Villarta, 14, won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:09.52. Maya Hirian, 14, won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:12.14. Leysha Caraballo, 16, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:23.72.
Cypress Bay girls defeated Flanagan, 78-20. SOFLO’s Kylie Herman of Cypress Bay won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:24.44 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:32.75. Teammate Haley Wright won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:05.35.
West Broward boys swept Miramar, 111-24 and Western, 84-71. Alex Monti won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:12.25 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:15.05.
In the girls competition, West Broward also swept Western, 90-70 and Miramar, 64-6. West Broward competed without top swimmer Melissa Marinheiro, awaiting FHSAA approval to compete because she is now home-schooled.
SOFLO’s Amber Hunter won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:00 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.72. Stephanie Mlujeak won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:24.34 and was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:10.03. Hunter and Mlujeak were also members of the runner-up 200-yard medley relay team (2:06.12).
Parents and swimmers are welcome to send in their high school results for the honor roll and swimming roundups if their high school coaches in Dade and Broward fail to report them. Just email Sharon Robb.
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