By Sharon Robb

November 5, 2014—Against an impressive field of age group swim teams, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers turned in some outstanding swims during the two-day Gulliver Fall Open this past weekend.

The field featured a variety of Florida Gold Coast and non-Florida Gold Coast and some new faces for SOFLO to compete against and gauge their training.

The field featured:

Atlantis, Azura, Blue Marlins, Devilrays, City of Miami Parks, Hammerhead, Heritage Aquatics, Hialeah, Hurricane Aquatics, Indian River Aquatics, Kendall Elite, Miami Beach, Miami Country Day, Miami Swimming, New York Athletic Club, North Miami Swim Team, Pine Crest, St. Andrew’s, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Swim Gym, and Trinity Prep.

SOFLO boys had fifty-seven lifetime-best times and SOFLO girls turned in forty-three lifetime-best times in the timed final meet.

Among SOFLO’s individual winners were:

Sara Quintero, 10, this month’s Nike Swimmer of the Month for October. Quintero won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:17.30; 100-yard backstroke in 1:16.17; 100-yard butterfly in 1:12.06; second in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 30.20

Molly Golding, 11, won the 50-yard breaststroke in 35.42.

Kathleen Golding, 14, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:29.80; second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:31.09; second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:07.94; third in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.22 and second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:02.88.

Zackary Harris, 10, won the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:18.32; 100-yard butterfly in a best time 1:11.37 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:13.25.

Leonardo Mateus, 12, won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:58.27; 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.74 and 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:16.76.

Michael Arias, 11, won the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 26.63 and 100-yard freestyle in a best time 57.60.

Rafael Rodriguez, 12, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:20.77.

Joseph Lee, 11, won the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 31.74.

Gulliver Fall Open Results Top 20 Finishers

GIRLS

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 2:17.30; SOFLO: 3. Sally Golding 2:20.41, best time, 4. Sarah Acevedo 2:24.80, best time, 17. Kerry Cunningham 3:05.03; 11-12, 1. Claudia Acosta, HSC 2:05.68; SOFLO: 3. Jacqueline Lugo 2:10.06, 4. Molly Golding 2:11.54, 8. Rebekah Ling 2:20.27, best time, 12. Sophia Bedoya 2:24.54, best time, 15. Jasmine Ahmet 2:27.91, best time, 16. Lauren Siegman 2:28.79, 18. Salma Heguy 2:29.69; Open, 1. Jennifer Marquez, Unattached 1:48.95; SOFLO: 3. Kathleen Golding 1:51.84, best time, 8. Marianna Serrao 2:04.14, 9. Elise Larin 2:06.95, best time, 12. Annita Huang 2:07.54, 18, Jennifer Rodriguez 2:09.19, best time.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 1:16.17; SOFLO: 19. Kerry Cunningham 1:42.63; 11-12, 1. Claudia Acosta, HSC 1:06.70; SOFLO: 3. Amy-Nicole Toro 1:12.24, best time, 6. Molly Golding 1:13.10, 8. Katrina Del Vecchio 1:13.50, 10. Rebekah Ling 1:15.41, best time, 13. Celenia Lumelski 1:17.60, 17. Michelle Ordonez 1:19.96, best time.

200-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Katie Ligon, Gulliver 2:14.75; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 2:15.49, best time, 6. Isabella Di Salvo 2:21.22, 10. Kayla Cunningham 2:25.08, best time, 13. Anabel Vazquez 2:27.11, 14. Annita Huang 2:27.46, 20. Michelle Marinheiro 2:33.47, best time.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 36.87; SOFLO: 3. Sally Golding 40.63, 17. Sarah Acevedo 49.09, best time, 20. Kerry Cunningham 50.69, best time; 11-12, 1. Molly Golding, SOFLO 35.42; SOFLO: 3. Katrina Del Vecchio 36.02, best time, 12. Jacqueline Lugo 39.19, 17. Sophia Bedoya 39.73, best time.

100-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1. Andre Santander, Gulliver 1:09.15; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 1:09.31, 3. Elise Larin 1:12.29, 6. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:14.50, 8. Marianna Serrao 1:14.76, 17. Kellie Wilcox 1:20.18, best time.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Sara Quintero, SOFLO 1:12.06; 5. Sally Golding 1:20.73, best time, 11. Sarah Acevedo 1:30.65; 11-12, 1. Gabrianna Banks, HAT 1:04.41; SOFLO: 2. Jacqueline Lugo 1:07.56, best time, 5. Celenia Lumelski 1:12.67, best time, 18. Jasmine Ahmet 1:21.19, best time.

200-yard butterfly:

Open, 1. Emily Cordovi, Unattached 2:10.69; SOFLO: 5. Isabella Di Salvo 2:25.90, best time, 8. Alexandra Crespo 2:31.63, 9. Kayla Cunningham 2:35.21, 10. Annita Huang 2:36.42, best time, 11. Alana Acevedo 2:43.72, 14. Jena Legaspi 2:57.71.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Michella Fernandez, HSC 29.11; SOFLO: 2. Sara Quintero 30.20, best time, 6. Jena Legaspi 32.06, best time, 8. Sarah Acevedo 32.50, best time, 10. Sally Golding 32.53, best time; 11-12, 1. Claudia Acosta, HSC 25.97; SOFLO: 6. Katrina Del Vecchio 28.68, best time, 15. Celenia Lumelski 30.22, best time, 16. Lauren Siegman 30.26.

Open, 1. Ariel Weech, TPA 22.90; SOFLO: 8. Marianna Serrao 26.87, best time, 10. Elise Larin 27.28, best time, 11. Annita Huang 27.30.

400-yard individual medley:

Open, 1. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 4:28.66; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 4:31.09, 6. Marianna Serrao 5:05.46, 7. Molly Golding 5:08.35, 9. Anabel Vazquez 5:14.78, 12. Valentina Carrion 5:27.66.

200-yard individual medley:

Open, 1. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 2:07.56; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 2:07.94, 10. Marianna Serrao 2:23.04, 12. Annita Huang 2:24.93, 18. Alexandra Crespo 2:30.04, 20. Anabel Vazquez 2:30.44.

100-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Ariel Weech, TPA 50.94; SOFLO: 3. Kathleen Golding 52.22, 5. Marianna Serrao 57.25, 7. Raquel Lugo 58.32, best time, 9. Annita Huang 59.42, 11. Jennifer Rodriguez 59.91, best time, 18. Kellie Wilcox 1:01.32, best time.

200-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:29.80; SOFLO: 11. Katrina Del Vecchio 2:51.72, best time, 12. Kellie Wilcox 2:52.90, 13. Alexandra Crespo 2:55.54.

100-yard butterfly:

Open, 1. Emily Cordovi, Unattached 58.24; SOFLO: 6. Isabella Di Salvo 1:05.94, 7. Raquel Lugo 1:06.53, best time, 13. Zariya Harris 1:09.10, 15. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:09.45.

100-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Ariel Weech, TPA 1:00.02; SOFLO: 5. Isabella Di Salvo 1:07.30, 7. Annita Huang 1:07.89, 8. Marianna Serrao 1:08.36, best time, 9. Raquel Lugo 1:08.72, 10. Kellie Wilcox 1:08.84, 13. Kayla Cunningham 1:09.98, 17. Anabel Vazquez 1:10.48.

500-yard freestyle

Open, 1. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 4:59.41; SOFLO: 2. Kathleen Golding 5:02.88, 5. Marianna Serrao 5:26.18, 8. Jennifer Rodriguez 5:32.14, best time, 10. Alexandra Crespo 5:38.52, best time, 13. Molly Golding 5:44.00, 15. Jacqueline Lugo 5:48.75, best time, 16. Annita Huang 5:50.91, 17. Sara Quintero 5:52.49, best time, 18. Michelle Marinheiro 5:52.76.


BOYS

200-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:18.32, best time; SOFLO: 2. Alex Golding 2:27.74, best time, 4. Alejandro Mateus 2:31.99, best time, 17. Miguel Crespo 3:01.19, 18. Farouk Musa 3:01.86; 11-12, 1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 1:58.27; SOFLO: 2. Michael Arias 2:02.98, best time, 3. Joseph Lee 2:05.67, best time, 13. Roberto Garrido 2:18.40, best time, 19. Michael Toro 2:25.19, best time; Open, 1. Carlos Herrera, Unattached 1:40.55; SOFLO: 19. Samuel Quintero 2:01.16, 20. Bryant Segui 2:01.56, best time.

100-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 1:10.69; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 1:21.90, 5. Alex Golding 1:22.10; 11-12, 1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 1:03.74; SOFLO: 2. Joseph Lee 1:07.97, 5. Roberto Garrido 1:14.40, best time, 6. Michael Toro 1:15.50, best time, 8. Marcos Vazquez 1:15.53, best time.

200-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 1:58.25; SOFLO: 3. Rafael Rodriguez 2:02.68, best time, 9. Roberto Garrido 2:34.31, best time.

50-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 37.30; SOFLO: 6. Alex Golding 43.24, 11. Alejandro Mateus 46.93; 11-12, 1. Kevin Degryze, SFTL 34.36: SOFLO: 3. Joseph Lee 35.80, best time, 15. Michael Toro 40.47, 20. Marcos Vazquez 42.62, best time.

100-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1. Francisco Calderon, Azura 1:02.57; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 1:05.40, best time, 6. Brandon Moran 1:09.04, best time, 9. Bryant Segui 1:09.68, best time, 19. Michael Arias 1:16.25.

100-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:11.37, best time; SOFLO: 5. Alejandro Mateus 1:19.20, best time; 11-12, 1. Kevin Degryze, SFTL 1:02.25; SOFLO: 2. Leonardo Mateus 1:03.26, best time, 3. Joseph Lee 1:04.55, 4. Michael Arias 1:07.94, best time, 6. John Paul Handal 1:08.20.

200-yard butterfly:

Open, 1. Carlos Herrera, Unattached 1:54.13; SOFLO: 7. Rafael Rodriguez 2:03.87, best time, 11. Bryant Segui 2:22.03, 17. Sebastian Sierra 2:37.13.

50-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 27.75; SOFLO: 5. Alex Golding 31.69, best time; 11-12, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 26.63, best time; SOFLO: 14. Roberto Garrido 29.76, 16. Michael Toro 30.30, best time; Open, 1. Elvis Burrows, TPA 20.17; SOFLO: 13. Rafael Rodriguez 24.01.

400-yard individual medley:

Open, 1. Nicholas Nord, Gulliver 4:24.07; SOFLO: 3. Leonardo Mateus 4:40.24, 7. John Paul Handal 5:11.71, 12. Zackary Harris 5:32.65, best time.

200-yard individual medley:

Open, 1. Nicholas Nord, Gulliver 2:03.27; SOFLO: 8. Leonardo Mateus 2:15.13, best time, 14. Brandon Moran 2:19.97, best time.

100-yard individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:13.25; SOFLO: 5. Randy Smith 1:23.18, best time, 12. Nathaniel Garrick 1:28.49, 16. Farouk Musa 1:33.09, best time; 11-12, 1. Victor Valdes, HSC 1:07.83; SOFLO: 3. John Paul Handal 1:09.63, best time, 14. Michael Toro 1:14.75.

100-yard freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 1:00.67; SOFLO: 3. Alex Golding 1:09.41, 5. Randy Smith 1:12.33, best time, 15. Nathaniel Garrick 1:17.10, 20. Noah Hew 1:18.49; 11-12, 1. Michael Arias, SOFLO 57.60, best time; SOFLO: 2. Joseph Lee 58.76, best time, 4. John Paul Handal 1:00.49, best time, 12. Roberto Garrido 1:04.19, best time, 15. Michael Toro 1:04.44, best time; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 48.07; SOFLO: 3. Rafael Rodriguez 51.21, 14. Bryant Segui 55.60, best time.

100-yard breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:23.25; SOFLO: 4. Alex Golding 1:33.54, 5. Randy Smith 1:38.21, 6. Alejandro Mateus 1:38.24, best time, 10. Noah Hew 1:45.05, best time, 12. Logan Gonzalez 1:46.70, 13. Christian Tijero 1:53.79, 14. Nathaniel Garrick 1:55.13, best time, 16. Miguel Crespo 1:57.57; 11-12, 1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 1:16.76, best time; SOFLO: 3. John Paul Handal 1:23.72, 13. Gabriel Ferdinand 1:37.88, best time, 17. Chris Vasquez 1:46.40, best time,

200-yard breaststroke:

Open, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:20.77; SOFLO: 5. Bryant Segui 2:33.35, best time, 11. Leonardo Mateus 2:42.52, best time, 19. Zackary Harris 2:59.99.

50-yard butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 31.46; SOFLO: 5. Alejandro Mateus 35.97, 13. Christian Tijero 43.59, 16. Farouk Musa 45.82, 17. Noah Hew 46.03, 18. Lucas Porven 47.48, best time; 11-12, 1. David Gonzalez, Gulliver 29.62; SOFLO: 3. Joseph Lee 29.96, best time, 7. Michael Arias 31.91, best time, 17. Michael Toro 34.66, best time.

100-yard butterfly:

Open, 1. Zach McGinnis, NYAC 49.23; SOFLO: 5. Rafael Rodriguez 56.72, 18. Samuel Quintero 1:03.07, best time.

50-yard backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 37.74; SOFLO: 2. Alex Golding 37.90, 4. Nathaniel Garrick 41.20, best time, 7. Farouk Musa 43.02, best time, 11. Christian Tijero 45.32, 12. Noah Hew 45.36, 17. Logan Gonzalez 46.48; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 31.74, best time; SOFLO: 5. Roberto Garrido 35.01, best time, 9. Lucas Gandarillas 35.86, 17. Odin Farkas 38.40.

100-yard backstroke:

Open, 1. Zach McGinnis, NYAC 49.20; SOFLO: 5. Rafael Rodriguez 59.32, 15. Sebastian Sevilla 1:09.85, best time .

500-yard freestyle:

Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 4:40.92; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 5:13.04, 11. Brandon Moran 5:28.91, best time, 13. Joseph Lee 5:34.11, 14. Michael Arias 5:34.48, best time, 15. John Paul Handal 5:35.60, best time.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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