By Sharon Robb

December 5, 2014—Erika Pelaez and Jacob Navarro led South Florida Aquatic Club Friday in the 8&Under Florida Gold Coast SOFLO Holiday Classic at Academic Village Pool.

Pelaez, 8, won the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 1:05.18; 50-yard freestyle in 31.23; 50-yard butterfly in 35.99; and 50-yard backstroke in 34.35.

Pelaez was also second in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:19.74.

Giada Porven, 6, also turned in some outstanding swims. She won the 25-yard breaststroke in a best time 30.80 and was second in the 25-yard freestyle in a best time 21.22; second in the 25-yard butterfly in a best time 26.27 and fourth in the 25-yard backstroke in a best time 28.20.

Navarro, 8, led the SOFLO boys team. He won the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 1:18.69 with a huge time drop of 5.28 seconds.

Navarro also won the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 42.87 and 50-yard breaststroke in 48.99.

Farouk Musa, 7, won two events in the 50-yard backstroke in 42.72 and 100-yard individual medley in 1:32.36, both best times.

On Saturday and Sunday, SOFLO will host the Florida Gold Coast Sprint Championships for 12-and-under and 13-and-over swimmers.

There are two sessions each day. The 12-and-under swimmers will compete at 8:30 a.m. and 13-and-over swimmers race at 1:30 p.m.

SOFLO has the largest contingent with 111 swimmers—56 boys and 55 girls, headed by Melissa Marinheiro, Vanessa Mesa, Julien Pinon and Rafael Rodriguez.

IF YOU GO

What: SOFLO Florida Gold Coast Sprint Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday, 12-and-under 8:30 a.m., 13-and-over, 1:30 p.m. each day.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Admission: $3 per session, heat sheets $3. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

100-yard freestyle:

7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:05.18, best time; SOFLO: 2. Kaitlyn Barrios 1:22.21, best time, 4. Luna Delgado 1:28.08, best time, 7. Maria Legaspi 1:34.07.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Isabella Montes, HSC 19.16; SOFLO: 2. Giada Porven 21.22, best time.

50-yard freestyle:

7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 31.23; SOFLO: 3. Kaitlyn Barrios 37.46, best time, 4. Luna Delgado 37.79, best time, 5. Fiorella Di Salvo 40.32, 6. Antonia Ortiz 40.40, 9. Mariann Catalasan 42.30, best time, 10. Celeste Cuevas 44.13, best time, 11. Maria Legaspi 44.46.

25-yard butterfly:

6-and-under, 1. Isabella Montes, HSC 25.30; SOFLO: 2. Giada Porven 26.27, best time.

50-yard butterfly:

7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 35.99; SOFLO: 2. Kerry Cunningham 42.08, 3. Kaitlyn Barrios 45.84, best time, 4. Luna Delgado 50.95, best time, 5. Mariann Catalasan 52.08, 7. Antonia Ortiz 1:02.47.

25-yard breaststroke:

6-and-under, 1. Giada Porven, SOFLO 30.80, best time.

50-yard breaststroke:

7-8, 1. Kerry Cunningham, SOFLO 49.19, best time; SOFLO: 2. Kaitlyn Barrios 49.70, best time, 4. Maria Legaspi 53.38, 5. Fiorella DiSalvo 54.51, 6. Mariann Catalasan 54.99, 7. Luna Delgado 58.31, best time, 9. Celeste Cuevas 1:05.35, best time, 10. Antonia Ortiz 1:08.73.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Isabella Montes, HSC 24.85; SOFLO: 4. Giada Porven 28.20, best time,

50-yard backstroke:

7-8, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 34.35; SOFLO; 2. Luna Delgado 44.21, 3. Kerry Cunningham 45.27, 4. Kaitlyn Barrios 45.69, 7. Mariann Catalasan 47.70, 9. Fiorella Di Salvo 51.40, 11. Celeste Cuevas 55.43, 14. Antonia Ortiz 58.61.

100-yard individual medley:

7-8, 1. Kelly Hernandez, MDCA 54.38; SOFLO: 2. Erika Pelaez 1:19.74, 3. Kerry Cunningham 1:33.38, best time, 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:43.38, 6. Mariann Catalasan 1:44.98, best time, 8. Maria Legaspi 1:53.03.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. SOFLO “B” 1:21.16.

BOYS

100-yard freestyle:

7-8, 1. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 1:18.69, best time; SOFLO: 2. Farouk Musa 1:23.38, best time, 9. Armando Morillo 2:04.98.

25-yard freestyle:

6-and-under, 1. Victor Postome, HSC 26.17.

50-yard freestyle:

7-8, 1. Adrian Menduina, HSC 42.52; SOFLO: 8. Armando Morillo 55.48, 9. Benjamin Kim 56.78, best time.

25-yard butterfly: No results listed on Meet Mobile.

50-yard butterfly:

7-8, 1. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 42.87, best time; SOFLO: 2. Farouk Musa 43.42, best time, 4. Benjamin Kim 1:09.60, best time.

25-yard breaststroke: No results listed on Meet Mobile.

50-yard breaststroke:

7-8, 1. Jacob Navarro, SOFLO 48.99, best time; SOFLO: 2. Farouk Musa 49.72, best time, 4. Armando Morillo 1:12.31.

25-yard backstroke:

6-and-under, 1. Victor Postome, HSC 29.98.

50-yard backstroke:

7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, SOFLO 42.72, best time; SOFLO; 2. Jacob Navarro 49.41, best time, 8. Benjamin Kim 1:00.47, 9. Armando Morillo 1:01.95.

100-yard individual medley:

7-8, 1. Farouk Musa, SOFLO 1:32.36, best time; SOFLO: 2. Jacob Navarro 1:34.24, best time.

100-yard freestyle relay:

8-and-under, 1. SOFLO “A” 1:26.73.

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

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