By Sharon Robb

April 26, 2014

South Florida Aquatic Club boys’ team swept all six individual events and two relays on the final day of the IMX Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

The boys were on fire in the 200-yard freestyle relays.

The “A” relay of Leonardo Mateus, Eiza Gantus, Bryant Segui and Rafael Rodriguez won the 12-and-under title in 2:06.85.

The 13-and-over “A” relay of Alfredo Mesa, Cristian Rossi, Jordan Colon and Ryan Capote won in 1:48.52.

Rafael Rodriguez, 12, was a triple winner in the individual events in career-best long course times.

Rodriguez won the 12-and-under races in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:07.26; 100-meter backstroke in 1:10.51 and 100-meter breaststroke in 1:19.47.

Other individual winners were Nelson Diaz in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:15.67; Esteban Diaz-Velasco in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:18.24 and Ervin Marin in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:44.34.

The SOFLO girls’ team had their share of winners, too.

The SOFLO “B” relay with Jacqueline Lugo, Molly Golding, Kyana Castro and Michelle Marinheiro won the 12-and-under 200-meter freestyle in 2:12.80 and “A” relay of Kathleen Golding, Kylie Herman, Delanie Perez and Olivia Katcher won the 13-and-over title in 2:02.46.

Vanessa Mesa, 12, won the 100-meter butterfly in a best time 1:14.93 (3.67 time drop).

Annita Huang, 12, won the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:18.01 (1.28 time drop).

Kelley Heron, 14, won the 200-meter backstroke in 2:31.46.

Elise Larin, 12, won the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:24.43 (2.32 time drop).

SOFLO point-leaders in the pentathlon and sextathlon combined events were: Sally Golding, 9, 3,247 points; Zackary Harris, 9, 3,529; Sara Quintero, 10, 3,056; Kyana Castro, 11, 3,185; Joseph Lee, 11, 3,237; Marianna Serrao, 12, 2,887; Rafael Rodriguez, 12, 4,115; Kathleen Golding, 13, 4,464; and Ervin Marin, 14, 3,845;

SATURDAY IMX CHALLENGE TOP 10 RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. SOFLO B (Jacqueline Lugo, Molly Golding, Kyana Castro, Michelle Marinheiro), 2:12.80, 2. SOFLO C (Sara Quintero, Paola Huerta, Alana Acevedo, Katrina Del Vecchio) 2:17.65, 5. SOFLO F (Bella Leggett, Kylie McIntosh, Celnia Lumelski, Rebekah Ling) 2:29.80, 6. SOFLO D (Jasmine Ashmet, Lauren Siegman, Sophia Bedoya, Sally Golding) 2:33.46, 8. SOFLO E (Sarah Acevedo, Jena Legaspi, Salma Hegazy, Erika Pelaez) 2:36.21, SOFLO A DQ.

200-meter freestyle relay:

13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A (Kathleen Golding, Kylie Herman, Delanie Perez, Olivia Katcher), 2:02.46, 3. SOFLO B (Abolade Oyetunji, Astrid Rigau, Andrea Pereira, Jessica Rodriguez), 2:06.45, 4. SOFLO C (Jennifer Rodriguez, Katherine DeBarros, Kellie Wilcox, Zariya Harris), 2:16.66.

100-meter butterfly:

12-and-under, 1. Vanessa Mesa, SOFLO 1:14.93, best time; SOFLO: 2. Kyana Castro 1:16.64, best time, 3. Marianna Serrao 1:20.73, best time, 4. Isabella Di Salvo 1:22.03, 5. Elise Larin 1:22.31, best time, 6. Annita Huang 1:22.97, 8. Jacqueline Lugo 1:23.59, 10. Sara Quintero 1:26.46.

200-meter butterfly:

13-and-over, 1. Kelly Fertel, Rockway 2:29.43; SOFLO; 2. Kathleen Golding 2:31.77, 3. Jessica Rodriguez 2:42.04, 4. Olivia Katcher 2:44.62, 5. Delanie Perez 2:45.29, best time, 6. Kylie Herman 2:47.10, 9. Kelley Heron 2:54.74, 10. Alexandra Crespo 2:56.10, best time.

100-meter backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Annita Huang, SOFLO 1:18.01, best time; SOFLO: 2. Isabella Di Salvo 1:18.17, best time, 3. Marianna Serrao 1:19.49, 4. Vanessa Mesa 1:21.63, best time, 5. Molly Golding 1:22.39, best time, 6. Kyana Castro 1:22.59, best time, 8. Elise Larin 1:23.69, best time, 10. Michelle Marinheiro 1:26.01, best time.

200-meter backstroke:

13-and-over, 1. Kelley Heron, SOFLO 2:31.46; SOFLO: 3. Kathleen Golding 2:35.56, best time, 4. Jessica Rodriguez 2:37.78, 8. Andrea Pereira 2:47.61, 10. Kylie Herman 2:48.51.

100-meter breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Elise Larin, SOFLO 1:24.43, best time; SOFLO: 2. Marianna Serrao 1:27.84, 3. Molly Golding 1:30.68, best time, 5. Vanessa Mesa 1:34.33, best time, 6. Annita Huang 1:34.65, best time, 7. Kyana Castro 1:35.16, best time, 10. Isabella Di Salvo 1:36.96, best time.

200-meter breaststroke:

13-and-over, 1. Kelly Fertel, Rockway 2:45.49; SOFLO: 2. Jessica Rodriguez 2:48.58, 3. Kelley Heron 2:54.92, 4. Kathleen Golding 2:54.98, 5. Delanie Perez 3:02.94, 7. Jennifer Rodriguez 3:07.60, 10. Katherine De Barros 3:13.05.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. SOFLO A (Leonardo Mateus, Eiza Gantus, Bryant Segui, Rafael Rodriguez), 2:06.85, 2. SOFLO B (Nicolas Rossi, Joseph Lee, Zackary Harris, Brandon Moran), 2:14.04, 3. SOFLO C (Sebastian Sierra, Marcos Vazquez, Roberto Garrido, Derek Tom), 2:21.97, 4. SOFLO D (Aldo Zepeda, Alex Golding, Alejandro Mateus, Tanner Gibson), 2:41.58.

13-and-over: 1. SOFLO A (Alfredo Mesa, Cristian Rossi, Jordan Colon, Ryan Capote), 1:48.52, 2. SOFLO B (Esteban Diaz-Velasco, Ervin Marin, CJ Kopecki, Juan Lucas), 1:49.15, 4. SOFLO C (Simon Ortiz, Juan Osorio, Tyler Gibson, Kevin Porto), 1:58.30.

100-meter butterfly:

12-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:07.26, best time; SOFLO: 2. Bryant Segui 1:13.93, best time, 3. Leonardo Mateus 1:15.53, best time, 4. Brandon Moran 1:17.70, best time, 5. Joseph Lee 1:18.65, best time, 6. John Paul Handal 1:19.65, best time, 7. Sebastian Sierra 1:20.43, best time.

200-meter butterfly:

13-and-over, 1. Nelson Diaz, SOFLO 2:15.67, best time; SOFLO: 2. CJ Kopecki 2:16.27, best time, 5. Alfredo Mesa 2:26.01, best time, 6. Ervin Marin 2:29.52, 8. tie, Jordan Colon 2:32.84, best time and Juan Lucas 2:32.84, best time, 10. Kevin Porto 2:35.72, best time.

100-meter backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:10.51, best time; SOFLO: 2. Leonardo Mateus 1:13.52, best time, 3. Bryant Segui 1:18.91, best time, 5. John Paul Handal 1:20.06, best time, 6. Brandon Moran 1:20.39, best time, 7. Joseph Lee 1:22.79, best time, 8. Eiza Gantus 1:23.75, best time, 9. Nicolas Rossi 1:26.76, best time, 10. Roberto Garrido 1:27.27, best time.

200-meter backstroke:

13-and-over, 1. Esteban Diaz-Velasco, SOFLO 2:18.24; SOFLO; 2. Juan Lucas 2:23.20, 3. Kevin Porto 2:28.04, 6. Alfredo Mesa 2:30.99, 8. Juan Osorio 2:32.84, best time, 10. Samuel Quintero 2:36.22, best time.

100-meter breaststroke:

12-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:19.47, best time; SOFLO: 2. Brandon Moran 1:23.20, best time, 4. Bryant Segui 1:26.78, best time, 5. Eiza Gantus 1:30.71, best time, 6. Leonardo Mateus 1:32.28, best time, 7. Joseph Lee 1:33.62, best time, 10. Nicolas Rossi 1:42.80.

200-meter breaststroke:

13-and-over, 1. Ervin Marin, SOFLO 2:44.34; SOFLO: 2. CJ Kopecki 2:52.47, best time, 5. Samuel Quintero 2:57.47, 7. Alfredo Mesa 3:01.26, best time, 10. Kevin Porto 3:02.53, best time.

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

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