By Sharon Robb

July 12, 2014–South Florida Aquatic Club, newest member of the Florida Gold Coast’s Area 2, made an impressive debut Friday in the Long Course Developmental Championship Meet at Sunrise Civic Center.

SOFLO swimmers captured three individual titles, all in the long distance events, and posted fourteen lifetime-best times on opening day.

Top-seeded Alexandra Crespo, 13, won the 400-meter freestyle in a best time of 5:04.71, dropping 2.31 seconds off her previous best of 5:07.02.

Alana Acevedo, 12, won the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 6:34.06, dropping an impressive 15.95 seconds.

Bryant Segui, 13, won the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:36.13 with a huge time drop of 17.16.

Zariya Harris, 14, was second in the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:27.44, dropping 4.55 seconds.

Brandon Moran, 13, was also second in the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:24.23, a 2.99-second time drop.

The meet is a final tuneup and qualifying opportunity for the July 18-20 14-and-under Florida Gold Coast Long Course Junior Olympics at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Coaches and swimmers are working on fine tuning strokes, starts, walls, breakouts and race strategy.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Amari Porter, HAT 2:59.60; SOFLO: 4. Daniela Barreto 3:01.47; 11-12, 1. Olivia Udell, PST 2:34.17; SOFLO: 6. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:43.94, best time, 8. Rebekah Ling 2:45.16, best time, 14. Lauren Siegman 2:53.76, best time; 13-14, 1. Molly Woodruff, SFTL 2:24.99; SOFLO: 2. Zariya Harris 2:27.44, best time.

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SUN 3:11.18; SOFLO: 3. Sarah Acevedo 3:14.60, best time, 4. Daniela Barreto 3:28.57, best time; 11-12, 1. Kai Kibler, PST 2:59.03; SOFLO: 4. Rebekah Ling 3:06.06, best time, 5. Alana Acevedo 3:06.71; 13-14, 1. Alex Hicks, SFTL 2:47.37; SOFLO: 4. Zariya Harris 2:51.49, best time.

400-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Mallory Schleicher, SUN 6:04.64; 11-12, 1. Lalainie Bannister, SUN 5:29.49; SOFLO: 4. Katrina Del Vecchio 5:44.10; 13-14, 1. Alexandra Crespo, SOFLO 5:04.71.

400-meter individual medley:

11-12, 1. Alana Acevedo, SOFLO 6:34.06, best time; 13-14, 1. Victoria Gutierrez, SUN 5:57.68.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Ivan Uglanov, HAT 2:58.79; SOFLO: 3. Tanner Gibson 3:12.04, best time, 8. Jacob Oram 3:16.89, 9. Miguel Crespo 3:17.25, best time; 11-12, 1. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 2:36.20; 13-14, 1. Diego Homes, YBC 2:19.24; SOFLO: 2. Brandon Moran 2:24.23, 7. Sebastian Simko 2:37.76, 11. Wyatt Jennessee 2:57.40, best time.

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Andrei Chekmasov, SUN 3:27.55; SOFLO: 3. Randy Smith 3:31.46, best time, 4. Tanner Gibson 3:39.73, 5. Fernando Barreto 4:01.08; 11-12, 1. Brian Gonzalez, CSSC 3:01.98; SOFLO: 7. Gabriel Ferdinand 3:35.26; 13-14, 1. Nicholas DiStefano, SFTL 2:33.75; SOFLO: 3. Brandon Moran 2:39.11, 5. Andres Arias 2:42.31, 8. Sebastian Simko 2:55.48.

400-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Julian Villarto, SF 6:55.40; 11-12, 1. Alex Marquez, POMP 5:51.53; 13-14, 1. Diego Homes, YBC 4:55.78; SOFLO: 5. Sebastian Simko 5:35.71.

400-meter individual medley:

13-14, 1. Bryant Segui, SOFLO 5:36.13, best time.

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

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