By Sharon Robb

June 15, 2014—Mother Nature played havoc on the final day of the Gulf Coast Swim Team Summer Long Course Invitational Sunday at Florida Gulf Coast Aquatic Center in Fort Myers.

The morning and afternoon prelims turned into timed final results when bad weather washed out Sunday’s final night of championship races.

Kathleen Golding, 13, of South Florida Aquatic Club capped an outstanding meet with victories in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:30.50 and 100-meter freestyle in 1:01.84.

Golding won nine of the ten events she was entered in. She was fourth in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:32.86.

SOFLO 8-year-old Erika Pelaez was second in the 50-meter backstroke in 38.85. Six-year-old teammate Farouk Musa was fourth in the 50-meter butterfly in a best time 49.22. Musa also posted a best time in the 50-meter backstroke in 50.47.

Other Florida Gold Coast winners were:

Adriana Gooding, Azura Florida Aquatics, 100-meter freestyle, 1:10.42; 50-meter backstroke, 38.23.

Melannie Vargas, Miami-Dade, 200-meter backstroke, 2:34.14.

Jorge Depassier, Azura Florida Aquatics, 200-meter individual medley, 2:23.53; 100-meter freestyle, 58.24.

Joe Vera-Ortiz, Azura Florida Aquatics, 200-meter individual medley, 2:13.97; 100-meter freestyle, 51.93.

SUNDAY TIMED FINALS

GIRLS

200-meter individual medley:

11-12, 1. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:39.38; SOFLO: 5. Isabella Di Salvo 2:45.33, best time, 6. Molly Golding 2:46.34, 14. Valentina Carrion 2:53.66, 24. Kayla Cunningham 2:59.64, best time, 26. Alana Acevedo 3:06.02; 13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:30.50; SOFLO: 18. Delanie Perez 2:43.51, 24. Katherine De Barros 2:47.82, 31. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:49.70, 34. Abolade Oyetunji 2:51.37, 43. Kellie Wilcox 3:02.05, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Karen Vilorio Muchnik, SWIM 2:24.64; SOFLO: 20. Jessica Rodriguez 2:37.65, 36. Kylie Herman 2:50.42, 47. Astrid Rigau 2:59.77.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Adriana Gooding, Azura 1:10.42; SOFLO: 12. Erika Pelaez 1:16.36, best time, 26. Bella Leggett 1:20.83, best time; 11-12, 1. Olivia Graham, SYS 1:05.17; SOFLO: 10. Valentina Carrion 1:08.61, best time, 13. Molly Golding 1:09.52, best time, 32. Kayla Cunningham 1:16.88, best time; 13-14, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 1:01.84; SOFLO: 27. Delanie Perez 1:09.57, 29. Isabel Shashaty 1:09.81, best time, 31. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:10.10, best time, 32. Alexandra Crespo 1:10.22, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Emma Svensson, SWIM 58.04; SOFLO: 21. Maria Lopez 1:03.67, 23. Abolade Oyetunji 1:04.26, 50. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:08, best time, 52. Jessica Rodriguez 1:08.68, 55. Astrid Rigau 1:09.49, 57. Carly Swanson 1:10.02.

50-meter butterfly:

8-and-under, 1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 38.05; SOFLO: 2. Erika Pelaez 38.10, best time, 4. Kerry Cunningham 56.95.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Grace Hu, SYS 1:18.25; SOFLO: 18. Bella Leggett 1:36.07, best time, 22. Sarah Acevedo 1:43.42, best time; 11-12, 1. Katelyn Viera, SYS 1:13.13; SOFLO: 4. Isabella Di Salvo 1:13.67, best time, 17. Molly Golding 1:20.32, best time, 27. Alana Acevedo 1:28.08, best time.

200-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Madi Tyle, SYS 2:28.92; SOFLO: 4. Kathleen Golding 2:32.86, 18. Alexandra Crespo 2:56.06, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Taylor Katz, SYS 2:18.08; SOFLO: 8. Maria Lopez 2:29.81, 27. Kylie Herman 2:44.96, 33. Isabella Di Salvo 2:54.41.

50-meter backstroke:

8-and-under, 1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 38.67; SOFLO: 2. Erika Pelaez 38.85, 9. Kerry Cunningham 55.65; 10-and-under, 1. Adriana Gooding, Azura 38.23; SOFLO: 8. Bella Leggett 41.52, best time, 26. Sarah Acevedo 47.31, best time; 11-12, 1. Katelyn Viera, SYS 34.52; SOFLO: 22. Alana Acevedo 42.36, 28. Kayla Cunningham 45.10.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Melannie Vargas, Miami-Dade 2:34.14; SOFLO: 12. Katherine De Barros 2:47.61, best time, 21. Abolade Oyetunji 2:54.69, 24. Isabel Shashaty 2:57.53, best time, 26. Kellie Wilcox 2:58.20, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Karen Vilorio Muchnik, SWIM 2:22.28; SOFLO: 19. Jessica Rodriguez 2:44.36, 20. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:45.59, 24. Kylie Herman 2:52.32, 25. Carly Swanson 2:57.03.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley:

11-12, 1. Sebastian Aguirre, LWRY 2:34.49; SOFLO: 2.Leonardo Mateus 2:36.46, best time, 13. Nicolas Rossi 2:59.60; 13-14, 1. Jorge Depassier, Azura 2:23.53; SOFLO: 28. Ethan Hew 3:04.35; 15-and-over, 1. Joe Vera-Ortiz, Azura 2:13.97; SOFLO: 28. Ronald Santos 2:26.90, best time, 41. Bruno Berti 2:33.36, 41. Matthew Menocal 2:33.83, 44. Bowie Suen 2:37.31, best time, 53. Baldwin Suen 2:52.18.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Cole Firlie, SYS 1:07.66; SOFLO: 14. Alejandro Mateus 1:20.20, best time, 22. Randy Smith 1:25.82, best time, 26. Noah Hew 1:27.88, best time; 11-12, 1. Arik Katz, SYS 1:01.40; SOFLO: 6. Leonardo Mateus 1:04.67, best time, 15. Nicolas Rossi 1:10.46, 32. Roberto Garrido 1:23.31; 13-14, 1. Jorge Depassier, Azura 58.24; SOFLO: 6. Kevin Porto 59.24, best time, 35. Ethan Hew 1:15.79, 38. Wyatt Jennessee 1:24.64; 15-and-over, 1. Joe Vera-Ortiz, Azura 51.93; SOFLO: 26. Gustavo Valery 58.56, 36. Rafael Rodriguez 1:00.25, best time, 42. Bruno Berti 1:01.38, best time, 46. Bowie Suen 1:02.24, 47. Cristian Rossi 1:02.31, 49. Matthew Menocal 1:02.80, 59. Baldwin Suen 1:08.18, 61. Brendan Cassie 1:08.89, best time.

50-meter butterfly:

8-and-under, 1. Aidan Clements, SWIM 41.78; SOFLO: 4. Farouk Musa 49.22, best time.

200-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Liam Custer, SYS 1:16.22; SOFLO: 9. Alejandro Mateus 1:33.73, best time, 16. Randy Smith 1:47.83, 19. Noah Hew 1:48.75, best time; 11-12, 1. Sebastian Aguirre, LWRY 1:06.98; SOFLO: 6. Leonardo Mateus 1:15.01, 20. Nicolas Rossi 1:33.91; 13-14, 1. Matthew Strickland, SWIM 2:18.44; 15-and-over, 1. Jason Tillotson, SWIM 2:11.50; SOFLO: 4. Nelson Diaz 2:13.87, 12. Ronald Santos 2:18.22, 21. Rafael Rodriguez 2:27.09, best time, 29. Cristian Rossi 2:47.90, best time.

50-meter backstroke:

8-and-under, 1. Phillip Hulley-Buczny, SWIM 47.49; SOFLO: 6. Farouk Musa 50.47, best time; 10-and-under, Did Not Race; 11-12, Did Not Race.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Matthew Strickland, SWIM 2:22.03; SOFLO: 4. Kevin Porto 2:28.63; 15-and-over, 1. Austin Katz, SYS 2:09.72; SOFLO: 19. Gustavo Valery 2:27.42, 20. Nelson Diaz 2:27.55, 24. Rafael Rodriguez 2:30.96, best time, 29. Bruno Berti 2:39.65, best time.

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

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