By Sharon Robb

February 3, 2014

With so many lifetime-best times and top three finishes by the 10-and-under and 11-12 age groupers, the future looks very bright for South Florida Aquatic Club.

The talented swimmers competed well during the fifth session on the third and final day of the Florida Gold Coast SOFLO Open Invitational at Academic Village Pool.

The meet was SOFLO’s first major meet of the year. Swimmers and coaches got a chance to gauge their training and tweak their workouts for future meets including the FGC Junior Olympics.

Among SOFLO’s top finishers were:

Kayla Cunningham, 10, 50-yard backstroke, 35.22.

Andrea Pereira, 12, 50-yard backstroke, 30.77.

Sara Quintero, 10, 200-yard butterfly, 2:48.07; 50-yard butterfly, 32.86, best time.

Molly Golding, 10, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:20.15; 100-yard freestyle 1:02.68, best time.

Annita Huang, 12, 200-yard backstroke, 2:24.00; 100-yard individual medley, 1:07.61, best time.

Rafael Rodriguez, 12, 50-yard butterfly, 27.59, best time; 100-yard freestyle 53.96, best time; 100-yard individual medley 1:01.53, best time.

Nicolas Rossi, 10, 100-yard freestyle 1:05.18.

SESSION FIVE, SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:49.76 (Annita Huang, Andrea Pereira, Elise Larin, Vanessa Mesa), 2. SOFLO B 1:54.56, 3. North Miami Swim Team 1:58.80.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. tie, Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO and Naomi Vera, Rockway 35.22; SOFLO: 3. Katrina Del Vecchio 35.45, 8. Jena Legaspi 39.18, 10. Kylie McIntosh 40.33, best time, 11. Bella Leggett 40.54, best time, 12. Sally Golding 40.66, best time, 15. Valerie Vank 42.27, best time, 16. Daniela Barreto 42.31, best time, 19. Sarah Acevedo 43.91, 29. Molly Masson 48.84, best time, 30. Analucia Raimont 49.19, best time, 32. Kerry Cunningham 50.63, 49. Carol Lambert 1:05.51; 11-12, 1. Andrea Pereira 30.77; SOFLO: 5. Elise Larin 33.59, best time, 7. Anabel Vazquez 33.91, best time, 8. Kyana Castro 33.95, best time, 9. Jacqueline Lugo 34.19, best time, 13. Michelle Marinheiro 36.60, best time, 17. Paola Huerta 37.23, 19. Celenia Lumelski 37.49, best time, 21. Alana Acevedo 38.40, best time, 24. Lauren Siegman 39.53, best time, 25. Sophia Bedoya 40.75, 26. Salma Hegazy 41.94, best time.

200-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 2:48.07; 11-12, 1. Jodi Kennedy, SwimFast 2:30.09; SOFLO: 2. Vanessa Mesa 2:30.73, 3. Isabella Di Salvo 2:36.25.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 1:20.15; SOFLO: 2. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:21.08, best time, 5. Sally Golding 1:33.21, 6. Elizabeth Chevaldova 1:33.73, best time, 7. Valerie Vank 1:38.21, best time, 10. Daniela Barreto 1:40.52, best time, 12. Sabrina Osorio 1:42.80, best time, 14. Bella Leggett 1:44.18, 15. Erika Pelaez 1:46.49, 22. Kyle McIntosh 1:52.83, best time, 23. Molly Masson 1:56.79, 31. Carol Lambert 2:33.91; 11-12, 1. Gabriela Fernandez, Hialeah 1:15.04; SOFLO: 2. Elise Larin 1:15.45, 5. Annita Huang 1:18.35, 6. Mikaela De Gracia 1:20.89, 8. Valentina Carrion 1:24.52, 16. Celenia Lumelski 1:33.90, best time.

200-yard backstroke:

11-12, 1. Annita Huang, SOFLO 2:24.00; SOFLO: 3. Kyana Castro 2:29.26, 4. Vanessa Mesa 2;29.78, 5. Anabel Vazquez 2:29.80, 8. Michelle Marinheiro 2:39.68.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 32.86, best time; SOFLO: 2. Molly Golding 33.40, best time, 3. Elizabeth Chevaldova 35.05, best time, 6. tie, Kayla Cunninham and Katrina Del Vecchio 36.11, 8. Erika Pelaez 36.28, best time, 11. Jasmine Ahmet 37.65, best time, 13. Sally Golding 39.38, 14. Jena Legaspi 39.43, best time, 17. Bella Leggett 43.91, best time, 19. Sarah Acevedo 45.34, 21. Sabrina Osorio 46.05, best time, 26. Analucia Raimont 51.69, 30. Molly Masson 54.74, best time, 31. Mariann Catalasan 55.97, best time; 11-12, 1. Cameron Thomas, SwimFast 30.02; SOFLO: 2. Vanessa Mesa 30.21, 7. Elise Larin 32.56, 8. Anabel Vazquez 33.09, best time, 12. Valentina Carrion 34.34, best time, 13. Alana Acevedo 34.68, best time, 16. Mikaela De Gracia 35.40, best time, 17. Paola Huerta 35.68, best time, 18. Celenia Lumelski 35.97, best time, 26. Lauren Siegman 38.20, best time, 27. Salma Hegazy 39.15, best time.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 1:02.68, best time; SOFLO: 2. Sara Quintero 1:07.39, 4. Kayla Cunningham 1:08.62, 8. Sally Golding 1:14.76, 9. Jena Legaspi 1:15.62, 11. Jasmine Ahmet 1:17.36, best time, 12. Kylie McIntosh 1:18.89, 14. Sarah Acevedo 1:19.47, 16. Daniela Barreto 1:20.48, best time, 19. Bella Leggett 1:22.19, 23. Valerie Vank 1:26.22, 40. Kerry Cunningham 1:47.88, best time, 42. Analucia Raimont 1:48.48, 50. Carol Lambert 2:33.10; 11-12, 1. Claudia Acosta, Hialeah 57.54; SOFLO: 2. Andrea Pereira 57.83, best time, 3. Vanessa Mesa 58.08, 4. Annita Huang 58.60, best time, 6. Isabella Di Salvo 1:00.21, best time, 7. Kyana Castro 1:00.49, 9. Elise Larin 1:01.50, 11. Mikaela De Gracia 1:03.53, best time, 14. Jacqueline Lugo 1:05.84, best time, 16. Michelle Marinheiro 1:06.10, best time, 19. Valentina Carrion 1:06.88, best time, 21. Paola Huerta 1:07.76, best time, 23. Alana Acevedo 1:08.17, best time, 29. Lauren Siegman 1:11.43, best time, 30. Celenia Lemelski 1:11.50, best time, 31. Sophia Bedoya 1:12.21, 35. Salma Hegazy 1:16.06.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Sophia Grubbs, Rockway 56.56; SOFLO: 2. Molly Golding 1:11.65, 3. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:15.70, best time, 4. Sara Quintero 1:16.01, best time, 7. Kayla Cunningham 1:20.93, 8. Elizabeth Chevaldova 1:22.68, best time, 10. Jena Legaspi 1:24.79, best time, 13. Jasmine Ahmet 1:30.52, best time, 18. Daniela Barreto 1:36.28, 19. Sarah Acevedo 1:37.80, 20. Kylie McIntosh 1:37.81, best time, 22. Sabrina Osorio 1:38.22, best time, 28. Molly Masson 1:49.42, best time, 30. Analucia Raimont 1:50.79, 35. Mariann Catalasan 2:02.77, best time; 11-12, 1. Annita Huang, SOFLO 1:07.61, best time; SOFLO: 5. Isabella Di Salvo 1:09.34, 6. Anabel Vazquez 1:11.99, best time, 8. Kyana Castro 1:12.22, 10. Valentina Carrion 1:13.89, best time, 11. Mikaela De Gracia 1:16.29, best time, 18. Michelle Marinheiro 1:18.91, best time, 23. Alana Acevedo 1:22.65, best time, 24. Paola Huerta 1:23.70, best time, 27. Lauren Siegman 1:28.21, best time, 28. Sophia Bedoya 1:28.30, 29. Salma Hegazy 1:31.05, best time.

BOYS

200-yard freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:48.80 (Bryant Segui, Leonardo Mateus, Michael Arias, Rafael Rodriguez), 2. SOFLO B 1:57.67, 3. SOFLO C 2:03.17.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Miguel Sierra, DRSC 34.75; SOFLO: 5. Juan Colmenares 36.90, 7. Alejandro Mateus 39.35, best time, 11. Alex Golding 40.59, 19. Noah Hew 43.52, best time, 20. Odin Farkas 43.65, best time, 21. Ian Chalmers 44.04, best time, 26. Javier Colmenares 46.38, 33. Fernando Barreto 48.76, best time, 34. Miguel Crespo 49.13, best time, 39. Pablo Navarro 52.29; 11-12, 1. Aaron Rodriguez, Hialeah 28.64; SOFLO: 7. John Paul Handal 33.28, 10. Gabriel Saavedra 35.74, best time, 11. Akira Huang 36.59, best time, 13. Marcos Vazquez 36.87, best time, 17. Carlo Roche 38.16, best time, 18. Roberto Garrido 38.17, best time, 29. David Diaz Venturo 43.91.

200-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. John Torres, Rockway 2:11.08; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 2:11.60, 4. Leonardo Mateus 2:26.52, best time, 6. Joseph lee 2:37.57.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Victor Valdes, Hialeah 1:16.32; SOFLO: 3. Nicolas Rossi 1:31.27, 4. Zackary Harris 1:32.38, best time, 6. Alex Golding 1:37.21, 9. Alejandro Mateus 1:48.23, best time, 10. Noah Hew 1:49.34, best time, 11. Samuel Bullen 1:49.40, 12. Odin Farkas 1:53.31, 13. Miguel Crespo 2:01.07, 14. Chris Vasquez 2:03.03, 15. Fernando Barreto 2:03.44, best time; 11-12, 1. Wolfermann Vieira, Miami Swimming 1:10.95; SOFLO: 2. Brandon Moran 1:14.26, 3. Bryant Segui 1:14.59, best time, 10. Leonardo Mateus 1:19.68, best time, 13. Michael Arias 1:23.32, 18. David Diaz Venturo 2:00.56.

200-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Nikita Efimov, North Miami 2:48.07; 11-12, 1. John Torres, Rockway 2:10.83; SOFLO: 3. Leonardo Mateus 2:16.50, best time, 9. Joseph Lee 2:34.38, 10. Derek Tom 2:41.83, 11. Roberto Garrido 2:42.02.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Miguel Sierra, DRSC 31.93; SOFLO: 2. Juan Colmenares 35.02, 5. Zackary Harris 35.59, 9. Nicolas Rossi 37.77, 10. Randy Smith 38.32, best time, 20. Mark Andre De Gracia 43.73, best time, 21. Alejandro Mateus 44.34, 26. Noah Hew 45.65, best time, 27. Javier Colmenares 46.13, 30. Ian Chalmers 50.33, 37. Fernando Barreto 54.94, 40. Miguel Crespo 58.06; 11-12, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 27.59, best time; SOFLO: 4. Bryant Segui 29.39, 11. Joseph Lee 32.23, 12. Sebastian Sierra 32.50, best time, 13. Sebastian Sevilla 32.65, best time, 15. Gabriel Saavedra 34.85, best time, 21. Carlo Roche 38.69, 24. Marcos Vazquez 39.09, 29. Akira Huang 40.74, 37. David Diaz Venturo 49.96.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Nicolas Rossi, SOFLO 1:05.18; SOFLO: 5. Juan Colmenares 1:08.45, 10. Alex Golding 1:16.25, 13. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:19.48, best time, 15. Aldo Zepeda 1:22.22, 17. Alejandro Mateus 1:23.28, 27. Noah Hew 1:27.45, best time, 28. Ian Chalmers 1:27.64, best time, 33. Odin Farkas 1:31.23, 37. Miguel Crespo 1:37.25, 38. Chris Vasquez 1:38.55, 39. Fernando Barreto 1:39.42, 41. Sam Bullen 1:44.51; 11-12, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 53.96, best time; SOFLO: 15. Bryant Segui 1:00.75, 18. John Paul Handal 1:02.09, 19. Brandon Moran 1:02.10, best time, 20. Sebastian Sevilla 1:02.59, best time, 22. Sebastian Sierra 1:02.95, best time, 23. Michael Arias 1:03.10, 26. Gabriel Saavedra 1:05.32, best time, 31. Roberto Garrido 1:09.89, best time, 37. Carlo Roche 1:11.68, 46. David Diaz Venturo 1:23.46.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Peter Roca, North Miami 1:07.15; SOFLO: 3. Nicolas Rossi 1:17.86, 4. Zackary Harris 1:18.35, 11. Randy Smith 1:27.88, best time, 12. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:29.52, best time, 13. Alex Golding 1:29.63, 23. Ian Chalmers 1:40.42; 11-12, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:01.53, best time; SOFLO: 7. Leonardo Mateus 1:07.20, 11. Bryant Segui 1:09.20, best time, 12. Brandon Moran 1:09.28, 19. John Paul Handal 1:12.98, 20. Joseph Lee 1:12.98, 24. Sebastian Sevilla 1:13.78, best time, 25. Derek Tom 1:16.08, best time, 26. Gabriel Saavedra 1:17.19, best time, 27. Sebastian Sierra 1:17.33, 33. Carlo Roche 1:21.62, 35. Roberto Garrido 1:23.81, best time, 38. Marcos Vazquez 1:26.21.

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

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