By Sharon Robb

October 19, 2014—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers ended on a good note with several lifetime-best times, JO cuts and wins at the fourth annual Mike Horgan Fall Invitational Meet Sunday at the Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center in West Palm Beach.

The meet was a good gauge for swimmers and coaches in the middle of short course training. The field featured most of the top teams in the Florida Gold Coast.

On the final day, SOFLO girls turned in nineteen best times and SOFLO boys posted eighteen best times.

Rafael Rodriguez dominated the boys competition. Rodriguez won the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 51.18; 50-yard backstroke in a best time 27.36; 200-yard backstroke in 2:03.35; and 100-yard butterfly in a best time 56.67

Leonardo Mateus won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:16.31 and 1,650-yard freestyle in 17:53.29.

Sara Quintero won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time2:33.65. She also won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:09.60, another best time.

Isabella Di Salvo won the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 1:04.62. She was also second in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 31.25.

The Florida Gold Coast Top 16 Fall Invitational is named in honor of one of the most beloved and well-respected coaches in the Florida Gold Coast. Horgan, Lake Lytal’s head developmental coach, died of a heart attack at age 50 in August, 2011.

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Adriana Gooding, Azura 59.79; SOFLO: 5. Sara Quintero 1:03.81, best time, 28. Mia Escudero 1:16.89, best time; 11-12, 1. Nicole Gomez, NPB 57.43; SOFLO: 5. Kayana Castro 58.80, best time, 10. Isabella Di Salvo 59.67, best time, 13. Jacqueline Lugo 1:00.29, 24. Valentina Carrion 1:02.26, 28. Kayla Cunningham 1:02.85; 13-14, 1. Alexandra Meszaros, PC 54.70; SOFLO: 25. Annita Huang 1:00.43, 37. Zariya Harris 1:02.55, 40. Alexandra Crespo 1:03.56; 15-and-over, 1. Jennifer Marquez, Unattached 51.10.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Riley Botting, CSSC 1:22.29; SOFLO: 6. Sara Quintero 1:29.44, best time, 8. Erika Pelaez 1:34.22, best time; 11-12, 1. Stephanie Suarez, MAC 1:12.35; SOFLO: 11. Valentina Carrion 1:19.96, best time, 13-14, 1. Hannah Virgin, CSSC 1:11.17; SOFLO: 16. Annita Huang 1:20.17, 23. Alexandra Crespo 1:23.12; 15-and-over, 1. Alex Hicks, SFTL 37.81.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Adriana Gooding, Azura 32.39; 11-12, 1. Gabby Beltrano, CSSC 28.71; SOFLO: 2. Isabella Di Salvo 31.25, best time, 10. Kyana Castro 32.32, best time, 13. Kayla Cunningham 32.52, best time, 17. Jacqueline Lugo 33.03, best time, 21. Karen Perez 33.58, best time, 37. Valentina Carrion 36.15.

200-yard backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Mattie Barfield, FLA 2:10.32; SOFLO: 13. Karen Perez 2:33.66, best time; 13-14, 1. Megan Schimansky, CSSC 2:08.74; SOFLO: 7. Annita Huang 2:26.57; 15-and-over, 1. Melannie Vargas, Miami-Dade 2:14.73.

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 2:33.65, best time; 8. Erika Pelaez 2:46.29, best time; 11-12, 1. Mattie Barfield, FLA 2:16.84; SOFLO: 8. Jacqueline Lugo 2:30.29, best time, 13. Valentina Carrion 2:31.84.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 1:09.60, best time; SOFLO: 11. Erika Pelaez 1:24.06; 11-12, 1. Isabella Di Salvo, SOFLO 1:04.63, best time; SOFLO: 4. Jacqueline Lugo 1:07.65, best time; 13-14, 1. Racine Ross, Azura 58.18; SOFLO: 21. Zariya Harris 1:09.34, 30. Alexandra Crespo 1:13.47; 15-and-over, 1. Jennifer Marquez, Unattached 56.57.

1,650-yard freestyle:

13-14, 1. Erin Tague, LLL 18:27.67; SOFLO: 6. Annita Huang 19:49.45; 15-and-over, 1. Claudia Alburez, GUA 18:28.49.

BOYS

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, Jupiter 1:00.17; SOFLO: 18. Alejandro Mateus 1:12.31, 20. Noah Hew 1:15.31, best time, 23. Nathaniel Garrick 1:15.58; 11-12, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 51.18, best time; SOFLO: 3. Leonardo Mateus 55.28, best time; 13-14, 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami-Dade 48.77; SOFLO: 32. Samuel Quintero 58.07, 38. Sebastian Sierra 1:01.15, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Carlos Herrera, Unattached 45.50; SOFLO: 34. Bryan Moran 59.56.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, Jupiter 1:17.72; SOFLO: 5. Zackary Harris 1:25.40, best time; 11-12, 1. Santiago Gomez, MAC 1:10.91; SOFLO: 4. Joseph Lee 1:15.96, best time; 13-14, 1. Christian Carlson, PC 1:06.52; SOFLO: 7. Samuel Quintero 1:12.34, 9. Brandon Moran 1:12.46; 15-and-over, 1. Brian Arnaud, CSSC 57.77.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, Jupiter 29.67; SOFLO: 13. Alejandro Mateus 38.64, 22. Noah Hew 41.44, 23. Nathaniel Garrick 42.47; 11-12, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 27.36, best time.

200-yard backstroke:

12-and-under, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:03.35; SOFLO: 2. Leonardo Mateus 2:21.35, best time; 13-14, 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami-Dade 1:55.83; SOFLO: 22. Brandon Moran 2:30.92; 15-and-over, 1. Daniel Pereira, Azura 2:04.02.

200-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Sebastian Lares, Azura 2:31.33; SOFLO: 3. Zackary Harris 2:37.83, best time, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:51.09, best time; 11-12, 1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:16.31; SOFLO: 3. Joseph Lee 2:20.67, best time.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Kaii Winkler, FLA 1:09.42; SOFLO: 3. Zackary Harris 1:4.07, best time, 9. Alejandro Mateus 1:21.27, best time; 11-12, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 56.67, best time; SOFLO: 4. Joseph Lee 1:03.96; 13-14, 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 54.37; SOFLO: 22. Samuel Quintero 1:05.96, 28. Sebastian Sierra 1:11.42; 15-and-over, 1. Carlos Herrera, Unattached 49.80.

1,650-yard freestyle:

11-12, 1. 13-14, 1. Andres Lares, Azura 17:19.67; SOFLO: 3. Samuel Quintero 18:34.74, 7. Sebastian Sierra 19:47.95, best time; 15-and-over, 1. Marcelo Acosta, Azura 15:34.39.

Mixed 1,650-yard freestyle:

1.Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 17:53.29; SOFLO: 3. Kyana Castro18:36.62, best time, 4. Joseph Lee 18:55.03, best time, 9. Kayla Cunningham 20:42.53, best time, 14. Sophia Bedoya 22:14.82.

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

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