By Sharon Robb

November 1, 2014—-Jessica Rodriguez of Hialeah Gardens and Melissa Marinheiro of West Broward won three region titles Saturday at the Region 4-4A Swimming and Diving Championships at Ransom Everglades.

It was the first of two region meets Ransom Everglades hosted on Saturday. The Region 4-3A Swimming and Diving Championships, featuring Belen Jesuit and Martin County, were also hosted by the school at its state-of-the-art facility.

Rodriguez, enjoying her best high school season, was a double winner and scored most of her team’s points. She won the 200-yard individual medley in a season-best 2:09.03, dropping 4.75 off her previous best.

Rodriguez, a sophomore, also won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.69, another season-best dropping 1.89 seconds.

Marinheiro, a senior, won the 500-yard freestyle in a season-best 5:07.89, shaving 4.76 seconds off her previous best. She was also second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.02, also a season-best, dropping 2.91 seconds.

Both South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will be returning to the Pinch-A-Penny State 4A Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart.

Other SOFLO swimmers among the top four finishers: Star Fassler of Cooper City in the 200 IM in 2:17.56; Jonathan Strod of Cypress Bay in the 200 IM in 2:04.14; and Gustavo Valery of Flanagan in the 100-yard backstroke in 56.03.

Cypress Bay swept the boys and girls team titles.

Cypress Bay girls, led by diving champion Maya Fernandes and winning 400-yard freestyle relay, won the girls crown with 372 points, more than 100 points ahead of runner-up Coral Gables with 234.

Fernandes won with 317.50 points and the girls relay of Andrea van den Berg, Haley Wright, Kylie Herman and Emiliana Pelaez.

Cypress Bay boys, led by double winner Mark Burnley and winning 400-yard freestyle relay, won with 353 points. Hialeah Gardens was second with 229 points.

Burnley won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:43.34 and 500-yard freestyle in 4:41.11, both season-best times. Burnley also anchored the winning relay (3:17.45) winning with teammates Fernando Navarrete, Carlos Neira and Jorge Depassier.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1. Cypress Bay 372, 2. Coral Gables 234, 3. Coral Reef 216, 4. Miami Palmetto 210, 5. Nova 171, 6. West Broward 156, 7. Our Lady of Lourdes 127, 8. Cooper City 102, 9. Doral Reagan 90, 10. Southwest Miami 89, 11. Dr. Krop 88, 12. Western 75, 13. South Broward 65, 14. Hialeah Gardens 61, 15. Miami Killian 53, 16. Ferguson 34, 17. Varela 26, 18. Flanagan 24, 19. South Dade 23, 20. Miami Beach 16, 21. Hialeah Senior High 2.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Coral Gables 1:52.88 (Hanna Payne, Hannah Cordes, Jesitt Perez, Paloma Sanchez) 2. Miami Palmetto 1:55.79, 3. Lourdes 1:57.16, 5. Cypress Bay 1:59.44 (Andrea Bucaro, Alemy Barreto, Haley Wright, Carly Swanson), 6. Cooper City 2:03.00 (Taylor Cook, Star Fassler, Natasha Testa, Ronit Ben Joseph), 7. West Broward 2:04.5 (Stephanie Mlujeak, Bianca Monti, Whitney Johnson, Melissa Marinheiro).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Arianna Noya, REAG 1:52.70, 2. Melissa Marinheiro, WB 1:57.02, 3. Camilia Manrique, WES 1:57.73; SOFLO: 5. Kylie Herman, CB 1:59.28, 13. Stephanie Mlujeak, WB 2:09.90.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Jessica Rodriguez, HG 2:09.03, 2. Hannah Cordes, CG 2:13.36, 3. Kaleigh Newcomb, MP 2:13.73; SOFLO: 4. Star Fassler, CC 2:17.56, 10. Bianca Monti, WB 2:29.40, 13. Zariya Harris, WB 2:33.00.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Paloma Sanchez, CG 24.58, 2. Emiliana Pelaez, CB 25.14, 3. Lauren Meyrick, MK 25.18; SOFLO: 7. Carly Swanson, CB 26.15, 9. Whitney Johnson 26.47, 16. Natasha Testa 27.16.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Amanda Tipton, NOVA 57.40, 2. Cloe Bedard-Khalid, CR 59.47, 3. Rachel Peraza, OLL 1:01.54; SOFLO: 5. Natasta Testa, CC 1:02.57, 11. Whitney Johnson, WB 1:06.05, 14. Raquel Lugo, CB 1:07.93, 17. Zariya Harris, WB 1:09.21.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Arianna Noya, REAG 52.69, 2. Emiliana Pelaez, CB 53.44, 3. Andrea van den Berg, CB 54.66; SOFLO: 6. Carly Swanson, CB 57.74.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Melissa Marinheiro, WB 5:07.89, 2. Kylie Herman, CB 5:13.87, 3. Hannah Cordes, CG 5:19.01, 7. Bianca Monti, WB 5:47.20.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Coral Gables 1:41.94 (Hannah Cordes, Hanna Payne, Jesitt Perez, Paloma Sanchez), 2. Nova 1:42.62, 3. Cypress Bay 1:42.95 (Carly Swanson, Andrea van den Berg, Kylie Herman, Emiliana Pelaez), 9. West Broward 1:52.18 (Celine Rodriguez, Kristina Bonfield, Keren Rivera, Zariya Harris), 11. Hialeah Gardens 1:57.81 (Jessica Rodriguez, Michelle Quesada, Victoria Segovia, Claudia Mendez).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Amanda Tipton, NOVA 57.24, 2. Lindsay Manganiello, CR 59.28, 3. Kaleigh Newcomb, MP 59.91; SOFLO: 11. Raquel Lugo, CB 1:09.14, 16. Stephanie Mlujeak, WB 1:10.66.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Jessica Rodriguez, HG 1:05.69, 2. Lauren Meyrick, MK 1:08.28, 3. Gabriela Boudani, MP 1:09.98; SOFLO: 6. Star Fassler, CC 1:11.28.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:43.09 (Andrea van den Berg, Haley Wright, Kylie Herman, Emiliana Pelaez), 2. West Broward 3:50.63 (Bianca Monti, Stephanie Mlujeak, Whitney Johnson, Melissa Marinheiro), 3. Miami Palmetto 3:58.34, 8. Cooper City 4:03.46 (Natasha Testa, Ronit Ben Joseph, Jordan Cook, Star Fassler)

1-meter diving: 1. Maya Fernandes, CB 317.50, 2. Cecile Monnier, CR 307.75, 3. Marisa Lefton, WES 277.65.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1. Cypress Bay 353, 2. Hialeah Gardens 229, 3. Columbus 202, 4. Ferguson 190, 5. Nova 174, 6. Doral Reagan 171, 7. Miami Beach 140, 8. Miami Palmetto 117, 9. Varela 110, 10. West Broward 96, 11. Flanagan 60, 12. Coral Gables 58, 13. Dr. Krop 52, 14. Coral Reef 48, 15. South Dade 42, 16. Southwest Miami 31, 17. Cooper City 30, 18. Miami Killian 26, 19. Miami 17, 20. Hialeah Senior High 15, 21. Western 13, 22. South Broward 12 23. Braddock 8.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Ferguson 1:44.73, 2. Cypress Bay 1:45.33, 3. Nova 1:45.72, 5. West Broward 1:46.76 (Juan Osorio, Brendan Cassier, Alex Monti, Brandon Adelkopf).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Mark Burnley, CB 1:43.34, 2. Miguel Madeira, REAG 1:43.35, 3. Robert Ballestas, COL 1:45.12; SOFLO: 7. Juan Diaz, CB 1:52.05.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Brandon Vives, COL 1:59.02, 2. Jorge Depassier, CB 2:00.57, 3. Marcelo Lauzurique, FERG 2:01.98; SOFLO: 4. Jonathan Strod, CB 2:04.14, 20. Brendan Cassie, WB 2:21.73.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Julius Petzold, MB 21.50, 2. Diego Faucher, REAG 21.71, 3. Che’ Davus, DK 21.79; SOFLO: 8. Gustavo Valery, FLAN 22.87.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Robert Ballestas, COL 51.48, 2. Alexander Reid, MB 53.02, 3. Diego Faucher, REAG 53.15; SOFLO: 12. Juan Diaz, CB 57.26, 18. Teddy Sandoval, CC 58.86.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Che’ Davis, DK 48.26, 2. Sammy McGinnis, NOVA 48.54, 3. Joaquin Uz, FERG 49.20; SOFLO: 15. Juan Osorio, WB 52.11, 16. Alex Monti, WB 52.19.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Mark Burnley, CB 4:41.11, 2. Eduardo Pineiro-Barros, CB 4:48.36, 3. Sam Hicks, COL 4:51.56; SOFLO: 13. Jonathan Strod 5:11.18, 15. Teddy Sandoval, CC 5:14.73, 16. Alex Monti, WB 5:16.10, 23. Simon Ortiz, WB 5:45.80.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Reagan 1:29.39 (Miguel Madeira, Tobias Fauchier, Carlos Mancilla, Diego Faucher), 2. Columbus 1:30.86, 3. Hialeah Gardens 1:31.22.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Miguel Madeira, REAG 54.08, 2. George Lubian, VAR 55.64, 3. Gustavo Valery, FLAN 56.03; SOFLO: 6. Juan Osorio, WB 59.56.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Brandon Vives, COL 1:00.59, 2. Alexander Reid, MB 1:00.91, 3. Marcelo Lauzurique, FERG 1:01.19; SOFLO: 7. Brendan Cassie, WB 1:03.77, 13. Baldwin Suen, CB 1:08.77.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cypress Bay 3:17.45 (Fernando Navarrete, Carlos Neira, Jorge Depassier, Mark Burnley), 2. Hialeah Gardens 3:18.14, 3. Reagan 3:18.75, 8. West Broward 3:35.13 (Juan Osorio, Brendan Cassier, Brandon Adelkopf, Alex Monti).

1-meter diving: 1. Blake Shreves, NOVA 338.00, 2. Justin Adelkopf, WB 279.65.

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

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