SOFLO Swimmers Shine At Gulliver Last Chance Meet


By Sharon Robb

February 19, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club turned in some outstanding swims at the recent Gulliver Last Chance Meet in Miami.

In the midst of training and preparing for the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics, SOFLO swimmers turned in several best times with big time drops.

Erika Pelaez, 8, Sally Golding, 10, Zackary Harris, 10, Rafael Rodriguez, 13, and Alex Golding, 10, led the 75-swimmer SOFLO contingent to highlight the three-day meet.

Pelaez won the 12-and-under 200-yard freestyle in a best time, 2:20.20, a time drop of 3.55; 100-yard backstroke in 1:13.00; 100-yard freestyle in 1:06.70; 50-yard backstroke in 34.28.

Pelaez was second in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 1:17.45, a time drop of 0.49 seconds and 50-yard butterfly in 35.35.

Golding won the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 1:16.20, dropping 1.28 seconds and was third in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:08.64.

Harris won the 12-and-under 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:14.28, dropping from 3.60; 100-yard backstroke in 1:13.99; 100-yard individual medley in 1:11.98; and 100-yard freestyle in a best time 1:02.03, dropping 0.04. She was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:24.96.

Rodriguez was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.95; third in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:08.29; fourth in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:07.00; and fourth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.95

Alex Golding won the 50-yard backstroke in 38.22. He was also second in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:08.00; third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:31.23; and fifth in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:22.25.

Other top five SOFLO finishers:

Elise Larin, 13, was third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.15 and Kellie Wilcox, 14, was fifth in 1:16.67.

Sebastian Navarro, 10, was third in the 200-yard freestyle in a best time 2:33.00, dropping 8.69 seconds. Aldo Zepeda, 9, was fourth in a best time 2:37.94, dropping 6.92 and Logan Gonzalez, 10, was fifth in a best time 2:39.06, dropping 5.21 seconds.

Valerie Vank, 9, was third in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:19.87, dropping from 0.73 seconds.

Aldo Zepeda, 9, was second in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:20.01, dropping 25.15 seconds. Christian Tijero, 9, was third in 1:20.99, dropping 4.21 seconds.

Vank was fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke in 42.60 and Mia Escudero, 10, was fifth in a best time 42.81, dropping 1:01.

Jena Legaspi, 10, was third in the 50-yard freestyle in 32.02 and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:19.08.

Logan Gonzalez, 10, was third in the 50-yard freestyle in a best time 32.26, dropping 0.12 seconds.

Molly Golding, 11, was third in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:39.73.

Vank was second in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 1:08.48, dropping 7.02 seconds and third in the 50-yard backstroke in a best time 36.52, a time drop of 0.26.

Sebastian Navarro, 10, was third in the 50-yard butterfly in a best time 35.20, dropping 1.87 seconds and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle in a best time 1:11.83, dropping 1.84.

Farouk Musa, 7, was fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:38.51, dropping 4.54 seconds.

Nathaniel Garrick, 10, was second in the 50-yard backstroke in 38.35.

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

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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