SOFLO’s Joseph Lee, Leonardo Mateus Win In Session Two Of Coral Springs Invitational

SOFLO’s Joseph Lee, Leonardo Mateus Win In Session Two Of Coral Springs Invitational


By Sharon Robb

May 17, 2014

South Florida Aquatic Club continued its success in the second session of the Florida Gold Coast Coral Springs Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

Joseph Lee, 11, won the 200-meter breaststroke in 3:14.00, an impressive 13-second margin of victory over Ethan Keung of Azura Florida Aquatics in 3:27.89.

Leonardo Mateus, 12, continued his winning ways, capturing the 200-meter butterfly race in a best time 2:46.11, dropping from 2:58.19. It was Mateus’ second win of the day. Lee was also second in 2:50.51.

The two-day meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions.



200-meter individual medley:

13-and-over, 1. Alessa Baldari, North Palm Beach 2:29.78; SOFLO: 58. Paola Huerta 3:16.16, best time.

200-meter butterfly:

11-12, 1. J. D’Alessandro, AquaKids Sharks 3:04.96; 13-14, 1. Racine Ross, Azura 2:46.09; 15-and-over, 1. Clara Smiddy, AquaKids Sharks 2:29.16.

100-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Alessa Baldari, North Palm Beach 1:01.94; SOFLO: 35. Paola Huerta 1:15.03, best time, 39. Mikaela DeGracia 1:16.08, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Jennifer Marquez, Azura 58.61.

100-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Megan Schimansky, Coral Springs 1:12.15; SOFLO: 18. Mikaela DeGracia 1:28.92, best time, 25. Paola Huerta 1:33.11, best time.

200-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Rebecca Poznanski, Coral Springs 3:29.03; 11-12, 1. Gabrianne Banks, Heritage Aquatics 3:06.90; SOFLO: 6. Katrina Del Vecchio 3:23.97; 13-14, 1. Hannah Virgin, Coral Springs 2:46.29; 15-and-over, 1. Rachael Bradford-Feldman, St. Andrew’s Swimming 2:44.81.


200-meter individual medley:

13-and-over, 1. Joe Vera-Ortiz, Azura 2:06.35; SOFLO: 26. Alfredo Mesa 2:32.31.

200-meter butterfly:

11-12, 1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:46.11, best time; SOFLO: 2. Joseph Lee 2:50.51; 13-14, 1. John Torres, Rockway 2:25.97; 15-and-over, 1. Nico Medina, Azura 2:11.03.

100-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. Andres Lares, Azura 57.75; SOFLO: 14. Samuel Quintero, 1:06.50, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Carlos Herrera, Azura 52.00; SOFLO: 26. Alfredo Mesa 1:00.72.

100-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Andres Lares, Azura 1:06.62; SOFLO: 6. Samuel Quintero 1:13.68; 15-and-over, 1. Brandon Goldman, Coral Springs 59.92; SOFLO: 18. Alfredo Mesa 1:11.90.

200-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Park Rosenthal, AquaKids Sharks 3:38.43; SOFLO: 2. Zackary Harris 3:39.67; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 3:14.00; 13-14, 1. Marco Laurzurique, Miami Dade 2:39.91; SOFLO: 5. Samuel Quintero 2:59.84; 15-and-over, 1. Marco Guarente, Azura 2:26.10.


WHAT: Florida Gold Coast Coral Springs Open Invitational

WHEN: Sunday

WHERE: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool Of Champions, 12441 Royal Palm Boulevard

SCHEDULE: Sunday, Session 3, 8:30 p.m., Session 4, 1 p.m.

ADMISSION: $3 per session, heat sheets $3 per session. For information call 954-340-5032.

Sharon Robb can be reached at

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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