By Sharon Robb
February 22, 2014
South Florida Aquatic Club’s Juan Lucas, Maria Lopez and Melissa Marinheiro won individual events to highlight action at the Long Course Sectional Qualifier Meet Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.
Lopez, 18, won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:06.65.
Lucas, 15, won the 200-meter backstroke in 2:20.30, off his best time of 2:15.34.
Marinheiro, 16, won the 400-meter freestyle in 4:32.36. She was also second in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:10.70.
Other SOFLO top girl finishers:
Jessica Rodriguez, 15, was second in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:25.74. She was also second in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:48.18.
In the boys competition:
CJ Kopecki, 14, was second in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:17.49, dropping from 2:17.55. He was third in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:03.63, dropping from 5:04.61.
Nelson Diaz, 17, was third in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:18.62, dropping from 2:29.99.
Gustavo Valery, 15, was third in the 50-meter backstroke in 31.96.
Seventeen teams competed during the two-day last chance qualifier meet including Azura Florida Aquatics, FLA, Lake Lytal Lightning, North Palm Beach, Pine Crest and Swim Fort Lauderdale.
SOFLO and Comets will host the March 1-2 FGC South/Area 3 Developmental Championships.
Plantation Swim Team will also host the March 13-16 Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championship.
Complete meet results can be found at pst.com
Sharon Robb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org