By Sharon Robb

February 2, 2014

South Florida Aquatic Club wrapped up a successful Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational on Sunday with several outstanding swims.

During Session Four (13-14 and 15-and-over) at Academic Village Pool, Kathleen Golding, 13, qualified for her first USA Swimming Grand Prix meet in the 400-yard individual medley with a qualifying time of 4:28.10.

With no one pushing her, Golding bettered her previous best time of 4:29.69 and won the 13-14 title by more than 30 seconds.

Golding won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.99; 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.53, another best time, lowering her previous best of 1:11.89 and 100-yard freestyle in 54.29.

Golding was also a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:42.00 with teammates Olivia Katcher, Melissa Marinheiro and Maria Lopez.

Other winners for SOFLO during the fourth session on the third and final day of the team’s first major meet of the New Year were:

Melissa Marinheiro, 16, 200-yard freestyle, 1:55.89; 100-yard freestyle, 53.96; 400-yard individual medley, 4:42.85.

Juan Lucas, 14, 200-yard freestyle, 1:49.42; 50-yard backstroke, 26.87; 200-yard backstroke, 2:03.36.

Kelley Heron, 14, 50-yard backstroke, 28.90, best time, dropping from 29.54; 200-yard backstroke, 2:12.08.

Julien Pinon, 15, 200-yard butterfly, 1:58.17, best time, dropping from 1:59.16; 50-yard butterfly, 24.43; 100-yard freestyle, 48.78; 400-yard individual medley, 4:28.21, best time.

Maria Lopez, 18, 50-yard butterfly, 27.21.

Ervin Marin, 14, 50-yard butterfly, 26.19; 100-yard freestyle, 51.05.

SESSION FOUR, SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:

13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:42.00 (Olivia Katcher, Melissa Marinheiro, Kathleen Golding, Maria Lopez), 2. SOFLO B 1:47.34, 3. SOFLO C 1:49.87.

200-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 1:56.99; SOFLO: 3. Abolade Oyetunji 2:08.18, 12. Katherine De Barros 2:14.20, 13. Alexandra Crespo 2:15.29, 14. Isabel Shashaty 2:16.79, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 1:55.89; SOFLO: 4. Maria Lopez 2:01.42, 5. Amber Hunter 2:03.15, 7. Olivia Katcher 2:04.17, 11. Astrid Rigau 2:08.10, best time, 13. Lilli Calereo 2:08.26,14. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:08.79, 15. Jessica Rodriguez 2:09.89.

50-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 28.90, best time; SOFLO: 6. Liz Travieso 30.58, best time, 9. Abolade Oyetunji 33.31, best time, 13. Kellie Wilcox 33.49, best time, 16. Ashley Diaz 34.19, best time, 18. Jennifer Rodriguez 34.55, best time, 19. Zariya Harris 34.72, 24. Andrea Avellaneda 37.08, 27. Alexandra Crespo 37.59, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Kelly Harrington, FLA 28.47, best time; SOFLO: 11. Astrid Rigau 33.58, 12. Stephanie Mlujeak 33.99.

200-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Renata Peralta, Rockway 2:22.38; SOFLO: 5. Alexandra Crespo 2:40.13, best time, 7. Isabel Shashaty 2:54.67; 15-and-over, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 2:09.59; SOFLO: 3. Melissa Marinheiro 2:17.80, 5. Kylie Herman 2:18.98, 8. Jessica Rodriguez 2:22.08, best time, 10. Natasha Testa 2:25.63.

100-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 1:10.53, best time; SOFLO: 2. Kelley Heron 1:11.01, 3. Delanie Perez 1:13.32, 7. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:18.58, 10. Abolade Oyetunji 1:22.47, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Annie Valls, Miami Swimming 1:09.81; SOFLO: 7. Victoria Lumelski 1:22.24, best time.

200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:12.08; SOFLO: 4. Liz Travieso 2:24.95, 6. Katherine De Barros 2:25.60, 9. Kellie Wilcox 2:39.90; 15-and-over, 1. Kelly Fertel, Rockway 2:15.21; SOFLO: 2. Jessica Rodriguez 2:18.53, 9. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:26.56.

50-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Melanie Vargas, Miami Dade 28.51; SOFLO: 7. Delanie Perez 30.29, best time, 9. Liz Travieso 30.84, 13. Zariya Harris 32.61, 14. Ashley Diaz 32.63, best time, 15. Jennifer Rodriguez 33.84, 17. Isabel Shashaty 33.94, 18. Katherine DeBarros 34.50, 19. Alexandra Crespo 34.57, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Maria Lopez, SOFLO 27.21; SOFLO: 2. Amber Hunter 28.88, 3. Olivia Katcher 28.92, 6. Kylie Herman 29.53, 11. Astrid Rigau 31.19, 16. Victoria Lumelski 33.52.

100-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 54.29; SOFLO: 5. Abolade Oyetunji 59.41, 9. Liz Travieso 1:00.73, 11. Delanie Perez 1:00.77, 12. Katherine De Barros 1:02.28, 16. Zariya Harris 1:02.94, best time, 19. Isabel Shashaty 1:03.74, 21. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:03.90, 26. Ashley Diaz 1:09.08, best time, 33. Andrea Avellaneda 1:17.68; 15-and-over, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 53.96; SOFLO: 2. Olivia Katcher 56.67, 3. Maria Lopez 56.81, 6. Amber Hunter 57.92, 8. Astrid Rigau 59.84, 12. Lilli Calero 1:00.87, 14. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:01.41, 18. Natasha Testa 1:02.67, 25. Victoria Lumelski 1:05.45.

400-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:28.10, Grand Prix qualifier; SOFLO: 2. Delanie Perez 4:59.44, 8. Kellie Wilcox 5:51.88; 15-and-over, 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 4:42.85; SOFLO: 3. Jessica Rodriguez 4:52.12, 4. Kylie Herman 4:52.67, 6. Maria Lopez 4:53.71.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:

13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:32.05 (Ryan Capote, Gustavo Valery, Ervin Marin, Julien Pinon), 2. SOFLO B 1:35.05, 3. Titan Aquatics 1:35.82.

200-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 1:49.42; SOFLO: 3. CJ Kopecki 1:15.18, 6. Matthew Menocal 2:01.07, 11. Bruno Berti 2:02.39, best time, 12. Christopher Sanchez 2:02.86, 19. Samuel Quintero 2:09.43, 24. Sebastian Simko 2:18.48, 30. Ethan Hew 2:27.14, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 1:47.62; SOFLO: 7. Alfredo Mesa 1:52.36, 10. Gustavo Valery 1:53.78, 13. Ryan Capote 1:57.58, 16. Jonathan Strod 2:00.45, 19. Alejandro Lombo 2:04.39, 22. Baldwin Suen 2:05.38, best time, 32. Federico Molina 2:12.37, best time, 35. Bryan Moran 2:13.66, best time, 38. Brendan Cassie 2:21.71, best time, 42. Ji Park 2:42.83.

50-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 26.87; SOFLO: 3. Bruno Berti 28.25, 4. Kevin Porto 28.87, 6. Ricardo Roche 29.69, best time, 7. Juan Osorio 30.31, best time, 8. Christopher Sanchez 30.53, 14. Sebastian Simko 33.54, best time, 16. Rodrigo Rodriguez 33.91; 15-and-over, 1. Guy Fernandes, FLA 25.82; SOFLO: 2. Gustavo Valery 27.35, 3. Alejandro Lombo 27.95, 11. Cristian Rossi 30.47, best time, 13. Simon Ortiz 31.48, 14. Brandon Fratianni 31.77, best time, 20. Bryan Moran 33.39, best time, 21. Mathew Delvalle 33.64.

200-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Miguel Cancel, Miami Swimming 2:03.09; SOFLO: 2. CJ Kopecki 2:03.56, 3. Ervin Marin 2:03.63, best time, 9. Samuel Quintero 2:28.41, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 1:58.17, best time; SOFLO: 3. Alfredo Mesa 2:10.22, best time, 5. Jonathan Strod 2:11.12, 9. Brandon Fratianni 2:52.99.

100-yard breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 1:05.29; SOFLO: 10. Samuel Quintero 1:14.15, 11. Matthew Menocal 1:14.21, best time, 12. Ricardo Roche 1:14.26, best time, 17. Juan Osorio 1:17.67, 20. Rodrigo Rodriguez 1:24.06, 24. Ethan Hew 1:26.71; 15-and-over, 1. AJ Reid, FLA 1:03.01; SOFLO: 7. Bowie Suen 1:07.26, 10. Brendan Cassie 1:09.63, best time, 11. Baldwin Suen 1:10.46, 15. Teddy Sandoval 1:13.15, best time, 19. Cristian Rossi 1:16.01, 22. Alejandro Lombo 1:18.12, 23. Simon Ortiz 1:19.66, best time.

200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 2:03.36; SOFLO: 3. CJ Kopecki 2:13.95, best time, 6. Matthew Menocal 2:17.84, best time, 8. Samuel Quintero 2:18.70, 12. Sebastian Simko 2:35.40; 15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 2:05.70.

50-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 26.19; SOFLO: 8. Bruno Berti 28.79, 10. Christopher Sanchez 29.62, 11. Ricardo Roche 29.75, best time, 29. David Marrero 48.12; 15-and-over, 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 24.43; SOFLO: 6. Ryan Capote 25.98, 9. Gustavo Valery 27.15, 10. Teddy Sandoval 27.63, best time, 11. Bowie Suen 27.71, best time, 16. Cristian Rossi 29.11, 21. Federico Molina 29.75, 22. Brandon Fratianni 29.84, best time, 25. Mathew Delvalle 30.01, 35. Ji Pak 42.79.

100-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 51.05; SOFLO: 3. Juan Lucas 51.38, 9. Kevin Porto 55.20, 11. Juan Osorio 56.14, best time, 13. Ricardo Roche 56.45, best time, 18. Bruno Berti 57.27, 19. Christopher Sanchez 58.45, 21. Rodrigo Rodriguez 58.78, best time, 30. Sebastian Simko 1:04.52, 36. Ethan Hew 1:08.33, 44. David Marrero 1:15.86; 15-and-over, 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 48.78; SOFLO: 6. Alfredo Mesa 51.53, 7. Ryan Capote 51.90, 10. Gustavo Valery 52.37, 15. Bowie Suen 53.91, best time, 16. Alejandro Lombo 54.03, 18. Cristian Rossi 55.59, 19. Teddy Sandoval 55.60, 24. Baldwin Suen 56.26, best time, 29. Simon Ortiz 57.06, best time, 33. Federico Molina 58.10, best time, 37. Bryan Moran 59.88, best time, 38. Brandon Fratianni 1:00.07, best time, 41. Brendan Cassie 1:01.25, 49. Ji Park 1:12.98, best time.

400-yard individual medley:

13-14, 1. Miguel Cancel, Miami Swimming 4:25.88; SOFLO: 2. CJ Kopecki 4:28.55, 3. Ervin Marin 4:35.94, 5. Kevin Porto 4:45.40, 10. Matthew Menocal 4:54.91, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 4:28.21, best time; SOFLO: 7. Alfredo Mesa 4:36.46, best time, 9. Jonathan Strod 4:43.32, 14. Brendan Cassie 5:37.61, best time, 15. Federico Molina 5:37.93.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

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